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To take advantage of this fantastic offer just choose your course along with the course date then email us directly [email protected] quoting ‘10% OFFER’. Please note using our online booking form to reserve your space will not generate this discount.Click on the icon above to view all of our current InDesign Training Courses, we have a one day ‘Bootcamp’ course to get you going in the basics and a two day Introductory course which takes you past the basics and in to creating interactive elements within PDFs  Our Photoshop Training Course...
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Whats new?

Adobe Photoshop CC 2018
Over the last week I have already written a lot about the new features in Adobe CC 2018 upgrade for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign, this week I’m going to have a look at what I think are the best features of the Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 upgrade.As with all the other CC 2018 upgrades Adobe have promised us an overall performance upgrade to Adobe Photoshop, file opening times and general programme opening times have all noticeably improved.All of the Creative Cloud updates are now available to upgrade through your creative cloud application.The updates I’m going to talk about ...
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InDesign CC 2018 Paragraph Borders

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Paragraph Borders in Adobe InDesign CC 2018When Adobe released its InDesign CC 2015 edition they introduced a great new feature which was giving us the option to add coloured shading behind a paragraph, this was a really neat way to add colour behind your text without having to colour the entirety of your InDesign text frame and also not having to create additional InDesign frames making the layout messy and difficult to deal with.Now Adobe have developed this feature even more with its InDesign CC 2018 release by giving us the ability to also add borders to individual paragraphs. The ...
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How to add page numbers in Adobe InDesign

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With all multi page documents that we produce in Adobe InDesign there is a very good chance that you will want to add some page numbers to each page and you are not going to want to add these manually one at a time! Fortunately in Adobe InDesign we can quickly and easily add them automatically on every page using our master pages to control them. Go to your master pageFirstly we are going to open our pages panel in Adobe InDesign and double click on the 'A' master page, this is the page we keep all of the content that we want to appear on every page in our document Create a text fram...
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Adobe InDesign – Managing long documents

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Adobe InDesign Long DocumentsWhen creating longer documents in Adobe InDesign there are a few tips and tricks that I would recommend to help with your workflow, I would say these are for the more advanced Adobe InDesign user who is already familiar with the workings of Adobe InDesign.Adobe Indesign - Setting up the workspace When creating a long document in Adobe InDesign its a good idea to set up and save a custom workspace.Starting with the ‘Book’ workspace in Adobe InDesign you can open up and add the following panels then save them as your own Adobe InDesign workspace preset: ...
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Whats new in Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 release

Adobe Illustrator CC 2018
So its that time again when Adobe do an update to its Creative Cloud applications, there have been some really good and useful updates rolled out this week in a lot of the Adobe Software, in this blog however I’m going to concentrate on the new offerings from Adobe Illustrator and I think you are going to be quite pleased with the work that the Adobe boffins have been putting in for us.As usual when Adobe give us an update there is a list as long as your arm telling us all the Adobe Illustrator changes that have been made but Ive narrowed this right down to just two major changes that ...
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Adobe Illustrator – Image Trace and Live Paint

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Adobe Illustrator Image Trace and Live PaintAdobe Illustrator has a really useful tool that can enable you to import your pixel based images or drawings and convert them to vector artwork on the Adobe Illustrator Artboard. It works best when the artwork is simple or black and white, Adobe Illustrator will struggle to convert a full color photograph in to vector artwork, it will do it but the results won’t look amazing. As with most tools in Adobe Illustrator the Image Trace tool is amazing but does have its limits.With the Live paint tool in Adobe Illustrator you can easily paint areas...
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What are Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks?

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What are Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks? Using Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks we are able to temporarily hide and show parts of a layer without permanently deleting any of the pixels, essentially an Adobe Photoshop layer mask is an attachment to a layer that defines the visible elements of the layer.Each layer in a multi layered Adobe Photoshop document can have its own layer mask, the mask only influences the the image on the layer that it is attached too.There are two types of Adobe Photoshop layer masks, layer and vector. A layer mask also known as a pixel mask is a...
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Photoshop Healing Brush and Patch Tools

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Adobe Photoshop has an array of magical tools, in my opinion though for the ease of use and the amazing results the Healing Brush and Patch Tools are the most impressive tools Adobe Photoshop has to offer. Using Adobe Photoshop's Healing brush tool still amazes me how it does it, minor blemishes and imperfections just disappear before your eyes! Its difficult to explain how these tools work in Adobe Photoshop but essentially they help to correct problems and imperfections in images by merging them in to the original image and sampling the texture around the area. That probably doesn't...
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How to create a reflection effect in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop reflection effect
The shiny table or reflection effect can be found on countless modern professional-looking ads and websites. Digital artists use this effect in adobe Photoshop to make objects and text appear as if they are sitting on a very shiny, reflective table.Adding reflections to objects in Adobe Photoshop can instantly transform your designs from looking ordinary or out-of-place to polished and visually interesting.This guide will show you how to use Adobe Photoshop cut an object out of a photograph and make it appear as if it is sitting on a reflective surface. You can use this technique t...
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