Creative Studios become authorised Adobe Affiliates

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign software
Creative Studios have recently partnered up with Adobe to become authorised Adobe Affiliates, this means that we can pass on and keep you updated with any offers that Adobe have for new and existing customers. If you are looking to start a new Adobe Creative Cloud subscription simply click on the relevant link below, you can have 7 days FREE trial of any software and then start your subscription once this trial period ends. You will still be purchasing the subscription directly through Adobe but by using the links below it means we can keep you up to date with exclusive incentives such...
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Placing Adobe Illustrator files in to Adobe Photoshop

using Photoshop and Illustrator Together
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#placing-adobe-illustrator-files-in-to-adobe-photoshop-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/RLsKNERw9L8"); },8000); }); 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 i...
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Using the Select Subject Feature in Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Select Subject Feature
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#using-the-select-subject-feature-in-adobe-photoshop-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/3vO3VUCY_wE?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },5000); }); 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 th...
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Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign together

Adobe InDesign & Photoshop
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#leicester-adobe-indesign-training-course-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yb9YU-w0pQg?rel=0&showinfo=0&ecver=2"); },8000); }); 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 us...
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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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10% Discount on all Adobe Training Courses!

To take advantage of this fantastic offer just choose your course along with the course date then email us directly info@creativestudiosderby.co.uk 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. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write('...
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What are Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks?

Adobe Potoshop layer mask with selections
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

Healing brush adobe photoshop
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
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#leicester-adobe-indesign-training-course-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/jRJSuTrFREo"); },8000); }); 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...
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