Using the Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel

Adobe Illustrator Swatches
Adobe Illustrator Swatches Panel Today I'm going to have a closer look at the Adobe Illustrator Swatches panel, we are going to load all the different type of Swatches and also create Swatches from scratch. We will start by looking at the basic solid Adobe Illustrator Swatches, loading in Pantone Swatches and CMYK Swatches then move on to loading and adding Gradient Swatches and Pattern Swatches. We will also cover how to load Swatches from other Adobe Illustrator files. Adobe Illustrator Solid Swatches The most basic type of Swatch we have in Adobe Illustrator is the solid Swatch, this...
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Cutting out images in Adobe Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements
We are going to have a quick run through step by step how to cut out an image in Adobe Photoshop Elements using the magnetic lasso tool then copying the image in to a new document and placing in a coloured background. The first step is to open the image you want to cut out by going to File>Open and navigating to the correct file.   With the image open in Adobe Photoshop Elements we can now choose the lasso tool from the 'Select' section in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. With the Lasso Tool selected from your Adobe Photoshop Elements toolbar you will no...
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What is the Adobe Creative Cloud and how does it work?

Adobe Creative Cloud
The Adobe Creative Cloud is the way that Adobe sells its software and products, many years ago you would choose the software you require for example Adobe Photoshop, you would then buy a box off the shelf with the DVDs to install the software on your computer. Then in a few years time you would pay for an upgrade DVD to update your version of Adobe Photoshop. These days however it has all changed, all Adobe software is sold on a subscription model which means you pay a monthly fee and subscribe to the software you require. This also means your software will automatically update when new v...
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5 Benefits of Learning Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator Logo
So last week I wrote about the benefits of learning Adobe InDesign, today I'm going to talk about Adobe Illustrator. Again this is probably a programme you have heard of but maybe unsure of its actual uses.  Adobe Illustrator is used for creating a variety of graphics you can produce logos, detailed illustrations, leaflets, web page designs and many more. Unlike Adobe InDesign it is built more for creating graphics and artwork and doesnt have the power to handle multiple page documents like Adobe InDesign does. Vectors not Pixels So this is the big one, everything we create in Adob...
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5 Business Benefits of Learning Adobe InDesign

InDesign Training Courses
If you are a small business or work within the Marketing department of a larger organisation I'm sure you have heard about Adobe InDesign before, its the industry standard in page layout programmes it enables you to quickly and easily create stunning layouts for both online and print use. So what are the benefits of taking an InDesign Training Course? Marketing costs Reduced Are you sick of paying external agencies to make just minor amends to your artwork? or are you coming up with the ideas then going backwards and forwards with your designer when the design isn't exactly as you envisage...
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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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