What is an interactive PDF?

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If you think that a document is always a document, then you should think again. Whereas for centuries it was only possible to fill documents with text and imagery, in the modern world, where the internet and technology reign supreme, no longer are documents only created in physical form, they have become electronic as well – and that opens up all manner of possibilities. Indeed, paper-based documents are already dinosaurs in the digital age, as email, eBooks, HTML and even electronic administrative forms are very rapidly replac...
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Discounted Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator Training Courses

Discounted Adobe Training Courses
To take advantage of this fantastic offer just choose your course along with the course date then email us directly [email protected] quoting '15% 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 Courses are also aime...
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Whats new in Illustrator CC 2017?

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What are the new features in Adobe's updated 2017 release of Adobe Illustrator?New Adobe Illustrator templates When you create a new document in Adobe Illustrator there is now a new window that gives you a huge variety of templates, these have come from Adobe Stock. Some already have layers with content on that you can edit and personalise, this is really useful if you need inspiration rather than starting from a completely blank page. There is still the option to choose between Print & Web presets that have always been there and are very useful.New work space experience I...
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Whats new in Photoshop CC 2017?

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Adobe have released an updated version of Photoshop that include some new and updated features... So whats new in the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 release?  New Photoshop templates to help give you a head start When you create a new document in Photoshop there is now a new window that gives you a huge variety of templates, these have come from Adobe Stock. Some already have layers with content on that you can edit and personalise, this is really useful if you need inspiration rather than starting from a completely blank page. There is still the option to choose between Print & We...
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Top 10 Free Resources for PSD Downloads

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You may have caught our blog a few weeks ago where we listed some of the top free online resources for Adobe InDesign templates (and if you missed it you can check it out here – Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources). It went down so well with our readers that we’ve decided to produce a follow-up post, this time listing the top 5 resources for free PSD downloads that you can use for Adobe Photoshop design.It’s important that you source PSD files when working with Photoshop. PSD stands for Photoshop Document, and it means that the file will be a layered image file, and is the default forma...
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5 Signs it’s Time Your Business Invested in InDesign Training

InDesign display on screen – 5 Signs it’s Time Your Business Invested in InDesign Training
Businesses and SMEs in particular often run on tight margins. There are so many things that need to be paid for – marketing, office space, IT, staff, the list goes on – that turning a profit and making sure you’ve got enough money to pay yourself at the end of each month is no mean feat.Indeed, if it wasn’t for your entrepreneurial spirit, you wouldn’t be succeeding at all.But, an entrepreneur you are – and, as such, one of your key priorities is always to make savings wherever you can in your perpetual drive to improve your bottom line.It is with this in mind that you realise that...
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How to Place Images in a Grid in InDesign

How to Place Images in a Grid in InDesign
One of InDesign’s most useful features for creating all manner of documents – be they PDFs, brochures, eBooks, pamphlets or what have you – is the ability to place multiple images at once in a grid frame that is automatically created to your specifications.And the best news is that it is very simple to do.In this blog we’ll walk you through step-by-step exactly how to place as many images as you like in InDesign, all arranged neatly in a grid with the frames filled proportionally.Sound good? Cool – let’s get down to it. How to Place Images in a Grid in InDesign First up, open a n...
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Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources

Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources
Mastering the holy trinity of Adobe’s creative design software is no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – each of these are massive programs, hugely powerful and capable of being used to create pretty much anything in graphic design that you could possibly think of.The designer needs to be able to use all three. In Illustrator it’s vector-based artwork. In Photoshop, it’s raster-based. And in InDesign, you put all of your artwork together to make your beautiful brochure, magazine, poster, eBook, or what have you.As you can imagine, or even alr...
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How to Create Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Pattern swatches
What is a Pattern Swatch in Adobe Illustrator? In dictionaries, swatches are normally defined as being sample pieces of cloth, fabric and sometimes paints, designed to provide examples of a larger design – i.e. for use in the physical world.In the realms of Adobe Illustrator, a swatch is basically the same thing, only applied to the digital space that you’re working with. Adobe Illustrator swatches are any named patterns, colours, tints or gradients that are created for use on a single document.Creating swatches is extremely useful when working on an illustration. All swatches that yo...
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Using Adobe Illustrator For Fashion Design: How To Draw Flats

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When we think of Adobe Illustrator, it’s normally graphic design that jumps to the forefront of our minds. Indeed, that is how the tool is more often than not promoted by Adobe itself, so it’s only a natural connection to make. However, such is the power, complexity and versatility of the program, Adobe Illustrator can and is in fact used for many different design projects that perhaps fall outside of what we generally consider to be ‘graphic design’.One such usage can be found in the realms of fashion design, where indeed Adobe Illustrator is used to great effect.One of the most fund...
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