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 [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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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
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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Using the Start screen in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
Why getting the correct 'Design intent' in the Start screen of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is so important... When usint the Start screen in Adobe programs its really important to get the Design intent correct, essentially it comes down to one of two intents, we have a 'Print' intent or a 'Web' intent, also it can be referred to as 'Hi res' and 'Lo res'. Essentially the 'Design intent' is dictated by how and where we are going to be publishing the document, if we are using Adobe Photoshop and we choose a Print intent (see screen grab below) the presets change to being all ou...
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FREE Adobe Stock Templates for Photoshop and Illustrator!

Adobe Stock Logo
Adobe have now made a certain amount of Adobe Stock Templates available for free for all Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers! Adobe stock is a new service from Adobe that is available as an add on to your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, there are various pricing tiers made available to suit different requirements that include images and Adobe Stock Templates. Adobe stock assets can be downloaded and used for any of your design projects, the assets can either be in the format of royalty free images to use and edit in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or placed in to any Adobe Indesign la...
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How to create an animated GIFF in Adobe Photoshop

Animated giff in Adobe Photoshop
Tutorial: How to create an animated GIFF in Adobe Photoshop First of all we are going to create a new document in Adobe Photoshop, for this animated GIFF we are going to optimise it for Facebook so the size of the document is going to be 450 pixels by 450 pixels. You can adjust the size accordingly depending on where you will be publishing your animated GIFF. Next we are going to start adding the content to our animated GIFF, for this GIFF I am going to want to have this picture of a Parrot on every frame so in Adobe Photoshop im going to go File>Place and place the image in to crea...
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5 Reasons Why Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) Is Becoming Essential For Marketers

Adobe Creative Cloud
These days, online content rules - and Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) is becoming the go-to tool, for marketers. In the digital world, communicating information in a manner that captures the attention of the viewer is paramount to your online marketing success. The ability to edit, manipulate, create and shape memorable images puts your brand on the radar and creates valuable lead opportunities. Imagine being able to churn out promotional images, brochures, logos, social media images and other graphics yourself, instead of hiring a designer and awkwardly trying to communicate your vision to t...
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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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