Photoshop CS5: Painting & Mixing Brushes

10 Photoshop Tricks By Professional Illustrators

This Thursday Evening at the  Community College of Aurora, I am honored to be on a panel of Photoshop expert illustrators of all genres with the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. I will be presenting tips on using the new painting and mixing brushes now available in PS CS5. The new oil-like painting features are simply amazing. If you are in the area, I would love to catch up with you then. Best!

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Cherish Flieder is a licensed illustrator and designer whose work explores a variety of visual themes with a touch of optimistic realism and playful whimsy. She is the founder of Cherished Solutions, llc., an illustration and design studio that assists publishers, manufacturers and other niche businesses with art services and thoughtful print and web marketing strategies. Cherished Solutions, llc licenses art brands, Painting for Life, Been Cherished and Something to Cherish.

Since 2008, Cherish has been teaching adjunct at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Her courses cover advanced digital painting techniques in “Computer Illustration II” and the latest Internet marketing skills in “Illustration Web Portfolio.”

Cherish is long time member and former Vice President for the Colorado Alliance of Illustrators. She has been featured in international art licensing magazines Total Art Licensing and Art Buyer. She is internationally recognized for her leadership in establishing the core online group for art licensing professionals on LinkedIn at

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About Cherish Flieder

Cherish Flieder is an internationally-featured artist, designer, creative entrepreneur, and award-winning children’s book illustrator. Cherish’s designs have been seen in fashion apparel, books, magazines, greeting cards, gifts, crafts and more. She is the creator of Something to Cherish®, an artistic brand that joyfully connects with the hearts of women through her original watercolor mixed-media artwork on pre-treasured gifts, home decor, fashion accessories, and keepsakes. Cherish is also the founder of the art licensing community She regularly teaches marketing, illustration, design, and technology at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design. Connect with Cherish on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google + and LinkedIn.


  1. Ann Butler on February 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    WOW Cherish I wish I lived close enough to come…I CS4 and would love to learn how to use it!

    • Cherish Flieder on February 15, 2011 at 1:40 pm

      Thanks for the support Ann. I wish you lived closer, too!