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Students can trace a photo or sketch in this technique, first practicing on simpler objects, and then a portrait. This is an intermediate level project. Students should already have experience with using the Selection and Direct Selection tools, drawing with the pencil or brush tools, applying fills and strokes. This project uses concepts like illustration, simplification, line quality, value tones and color choices, and Adobe Illustrator techniques like fine tuning brushes and paths, choosing color fills, using shortcuts, working with layers, merging shapes and paths and isolating selected shapes. In addition to screen shots for most steps, I include teacher notes and suggestions of how to use the technique in more complex lesson plans, all in an editable word document. (Editable Word documents with screenshots sometimes look like the page breaks are out of place when downloaded to the customer, so you may have to fix some of them, but my customers definitely prefer editable Word documents, so it is worth the compromise.)