Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop

using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop Following on from my blog post a few weeks back on using Adobe Photoshop with Adobe InDesign today I'm going to have a look at using Adobe Illustrator with Adobe Photoshop effectively. There are two ways these file types can be integrated with each other, we can convert the vector Adobe Illustrator file in to a pixel based Adobe Photoshop layer and use it just like any other Adobe Photoshop layer which is the simplest way to merge them together. The other way is to embed the Adobe Illustrator file in to the Adobe Photoshop layer ...
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Using the Select Subject Feature in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Select Subject Feature
Using the Select Subject feature in Adobe Photoshop You may have watched my previous tutorial on the Adobe Photoshop Select and Mask feature, which is a really good way of refining your selections in Adobe Photoshop to cut them out from backgrounds and place n to new images. Well Adobe Photoshop have gone one further and increased the functionality of the Select and Mask feature by adding in 'Select Subject' which does even more work for you by automatically recognising the most prominent feature in your Photograph and selecting around it for you, this may sound a bit to good to be true ...
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Onsite InDesign Training Courses

Adobe Indesign CC 2018
Alongside our classroom based Adobe InDesign courses we can also provide Onsite InDesign Training Courses anywhere in the UK.  Our convenient location in Derby enables us to easily serve any county in the UK that requires onsite InDesign Training. The onsite InDesign Training can be delivered at any level, for beginners we can base the course on the same structure as our Adobe InDesign Classroom based beginners course here at Creative Studios or we can tailor a complete bespoke onsite InDesign Training Course to cover exactly what you need to know. Onsite InDesign Training Courses c...
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Adobe InDesign – Creating an interactive PDF image gallery

interactive image galleries adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign Interactive PDF image galleries. When exporting an interactive PDF from Adobe InDesign you can add a number of interactive elements such as hyperlinks, forms buttons etc and also a really great effect that enables you to have a gallery of images all on the same page. To begin this process in Adobe InDesign first of all im going to place the correct number of frames on to the page, in this instance I want 5 images so I'm going to place 5 blank frames all exactly the same size on to my Adobe InDesign page. Then I'm going to File > Place and choose 5 images and place th...
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Adobe Illustrator Puppet Warp Tool

Adobe Illustrator Puppet Warp Tool
Adobe Illustrator has introduced the Puppet Warp tool that has previously been seen in Adobe Photoshop but its arguably a much more useful tool in Adobe Illustrator! To use the Puppet warp tool in Adobe Illustrator is actually very simple but highly effective particularly if you are an Illustrator  creating character animations or a Graphic Designer wanting to manipulate text. To get started with the Puppet Warp Tool you need to select all of the artwork that you want to manipulate using your main selection tool. Then in your main tool bar select the Puppet Warp tool (Looks like ...
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Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign together

Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign together In This tutorial we are going to have a lok at the process of cutting out a tricky image in Adobe Photoshop and then placing it in to Adobe InDesign using the text wrap feature.  This is an intermediate/advanced tutorial so you may wish to have a look at my previous tutorials on how to use the Pen Tool to get you up to speed with the tricky Pen Tool. We are going to start in Adobe Photoshop by opening up our image and selecting the Pen Tool, importantly before we start drawing the path we need to make sure that the Pen Tool is set o...
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Creating PDF forms with Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign forms
Creating PDF forms with Adobe InDesign Creating an interactive PDF form in Adobe InDesign enables your end user to fill in a form using Adobe Acrobat then submit the completed form back to you via email so you can collect the data that you require. The first step is to create the titles of your form fields on your Adobe InDesign page, you can just use regular text frames, there will be no interactivity added to these frames as they are not going to move, you can also choose whichever font and colour that you require. Then we are going to use Adobe InDesign's blank square frame tool to...
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Adobe InDesign – Applying a Baseline Grid

Adobe InDesign Baseline Grids
How to add a Baseline Grid in Adobe InDesign Baseline Grids in Adobe InDesign enable you to align the bottom of each line of text perfectly. When you have two text columns next to each other its very easy to have the bottom lines not parallel which can make your artwork look messy. You can align your text lines to a baseline grid at any time but its important to amend the baseline grid measurements to match your Adobe InDesign text line measurements. To align your text to a baseline grid firstly you need to open your Adobe InDesign paragraph panel by going to Window > Type & Table...
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What are Photoshop Smart Layers?

Adobe Photoshop Smart Layers example
Adobe Photoshop has the ability for you to use ‘Smart Layers’ essentially a Smart Layer will remember the maximum quality of your Adobe Photoshop layer. For example you may place an image in to your Photoshop document and it is A5 size on an A4 canvas, if you reduce the size of this layer down to 25% of its size and commit to the transformation Adobe Photoshop completely forgets all of the information of when the layer was A5 size. So if we make the layer bigger again the layer will become pixelated and very poor quality. Adobe Photoshop Smart Layers can also be layers that have Vector ...
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Adobe InDesign – Using Text Wrap

Adobe InDesign Text Wrap circle
Adobe InDesign – Using Text Wrap When placing images and graphics in to Adobe InDesign you have probably noticed that you get a stacking order, essentially there is something at the top and something at the bottom and all other objects in between. In Adobe InDesign you can control this stacking order very easily by selecting the frames and then right clicking and choosing to send that particular frame to the front or send it to the back and getting all your Adobe InDesign frames in the order that you require. However there may be times when in your Adobe InDesign layout you want the fram...
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