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Kevin Stohlmeyer

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I am an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Community Professional and Adobe Freelance Professional. I travel nationally speaking on Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Illustrator and design. I can answer questions about Adobe Illustrator version CS1 through the all-new Creative Cloud.

Experience in the area

I am an Adobe Certified Instructor for Adobe Illustrator and have been teaching this software in college/higher education and for an Adobe Authorized Training Center since 2000. I have been an active user of Adobe Illustrator as a professional graphic designer since 1994. I am also the author of the Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert Exam. I am a published author for Adobe Inspire Magazine, writing articles on Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator and the Adobe Touch apps.


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BA - Graphic Design Adobe Certified Instructor - Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Adobe Community Professional - Adobe Creative Suite

Awards and Honors

Member, Adobe Influencers Program and Adobe Freelancer Member Spotlight, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, November 2011 Runner-Up, The Next Adobe Photoshop Evangelist contest, 2010, 2011 Runner-Up Layers Magazine Design Contest

Past/Present Clients

Harley Davidson, Reader's Digest, GE Medical Division, Kohl's Corporate, Bon-Ton/Boston Stores, Cramer-Krasselt, Marquette University, AIGA, Mattel/American Girl, Photoshop World

What do you like about this subject?

Illustrator is a very liberating application once you become familiar with the tools and processes. It does have a pretty steep learning curve, but I believe with the right instruction, anything can be learned.

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Frank03/26/15101010Wow, thank you, perfect
Ed02/23/15101010Thanks! Appreciate it...
Debbie01/07/15101010Thank you :)
Shane11/29/14101010Thank you!

Recent Answers from Kevin Stohlmeyer

2015-04-18 Adobe Illustrator CS6:

Hi Bill,    I'm not familiar with that particular printer, however their website has specific directions on printing from AI CS6 found here:

2015-04-06 Illustrator CS6 Issue:

Hi Mary    When you click the words can you drag and move them withy he black arrow/selection tool? This could be a number of hints but off hand the first thing that comes to mind is your bounding box

2015-03-18 Illustrator C2:

Hi Tracy,     This really has to do with the resolution you are choosing. Your best bet is to design this at actual pixel dimensions and before you export out, go to view>Pixel Preview to see how the image

2015-02-23 CS4:

Hey Ed,     Yes Apple will say everything is fine if you use their migration assistant. I've even had people go to the Apple Store and have them do it. The problem is they won't tell you that you should

2015-02-23 CS4:

Hi Ed,     You answered your question in the second line. Migration assistant is terrible at best. You will need to remove and reinstall your apps in order for this to run properly. Also CS4 is not compatible


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