Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book for CS6 and CC, The

Peachpit Press
Sharon Steuer  
Peachpit Press
Total pages
July 2019

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The Adobe Illustrator CC WOW! Book shares real-world tips, tricks, and techniques drawn from the work of many of the world’s best Illustrator artists. Through step-by-step exercises, sample full-color galleries, and downloadable files, you’ll learn powerful new ways to:

  • Create complex repeating patterns
  • Apply gradients to a path
  • Edit and apply custom and preset stroke profiles
  • Add custom and preset live arrows
  • Use the latest live trace improvements
  • Work with Bristle and Blob brushes
  • Construct and edit objects
  • Add transparency to mesh and gradients
  • Create 3D with the perspective grid
  • Manage multiple artboards
  • Crop with clipping masks
  • Control transitions with opacity masks
  • Use typography creatively
  • Improve your workflow


  • Showcases the world’s best Illustrator artists and designers and their most inspiring projects
  • Presents step-by-step instruction by the illustrators themselves
  • Hands-on and realistic: includes downloadable final artwork files you can deconstruct and learn from

New to this Edition

Extensive updates include:
  • New ways to make and edit objects with Construction
  • Expanded typography coverage
  • Updates and expanded coverage of export, placing, cropping, and brushes
  • Integration of CC libraries across devices and apps
  • Touch enhancements
  • Working with compatible mobile apps for animations and compatible workflows
  • Other new 2019 features

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Your Creative Workspace

CHAPTER 2: Designing Type & Layout

CHAPTER 3: Rethinking Construction

CHAPTER 4: Expressive Strokes

CHAPTER 5: Color Transitions

CHAPTER 6: Reshaping Dimensions

CHAPTER 7: Mastering Complexity

CHAPTER 8: Creatively Combining Apps


Sharon Steuer has been teaching, exhibiting, and writing in the digital art world since 1983. Sharon is the originator and lead author of The Adobe Illustrator WOW! Book series (this is the fifteenth version of the book), as well as Creative Thinking in Photoshop: A New Approach to Digital Art (no longer in print). In between publishing projects, Sharon is a full-time artist working in traditional and digital media, often posting tutorials about her art practice in her “Digital Art Studio” column on She lives in San Francisco with the love of her life, her sound and radio professor husband Jeff Jacoby ( She is extremely grateful to have this opportunity to get the WOW! team back together, and she thanks the kind folks at Peachpit/ Pearson, Adobe, and of course the amazingly talented WOW! artists for making this book possible. Find links to her online digital art courses at Keep in touch with her via and on social media @SharonSteuer.