10 Incredible Adobe Photoshop Tips for Designers

10 Adobe Photoshop tips
90% of creative professionals use Photoshop. In this post, we will talk about very useful adobe Photoshop tips for designers. If you are not yet using this powerful editing tool, then start now. If you are still new when it comes to using Photoshop, or you are already a pro, these tips will help you get things done fast with Photoshop and in the best possible way. Let’s get started With Photoshop, learning is endless. There are new tricks and professional tools being uncovered every time which are meant to take your creativity a notch higher when using the tool. And being one of the ...
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10% Discount on all Adobe 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 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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Creating Complex Clipping Paths in Adobe Photoshop – Advanced

Subtract front shape in Adobe Photoshop
Creating Complex Clipping Paths in Adobe Photoshop Compound paths In my previous tutorials I have shown how to draw a clipping path around the outside of an image to make a really accurate selection. This is fine until you get a more complex photograph in Adobe Photoshop and you want to cut holes out of the image too, this is when we want to create a Compound Path. This is a more advanced Adobe Photoshop tutorial and I have assumed some prior knowledge of using the Pen Tool and creating Paths in the Paths panel. You may want to read some of my previous posts to get up to speed with thes...
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8 Reasons to Use Adobe Mobile Apps for Content Creation

Adobe Mobile Apps
A decade ago, it was impossible to create high-quality content without using advanced desktop software. But everything has changed. Today, new Adobe mobile apps can easily substitute original desktop software. If you still doubt that it’s a good idea to use Adobe mobile apps for content creation, read this article. Here are eight reasons why Lightroom, Illustrator Draw, Spark Page, Spark Video, and other apps are essential for content marketers. Photo by Adrianna Calvo from Pexels Reason #1 – Do more on your mobile device Adobe mobile apps allow content marketers to cr...
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Whats new in Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 release

Photoshop CC 2019 whats new?
So you may have read my last two blog posts that were concentrating on the Adobe CC 2019 releases of Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator, well this week its the turn of Adobe Photoshop! As with the other software Ive had a really good look through all the new features that Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 has to offer. I have condensed it down to a shortlist of features that I think are the best and will make the biggest difference to your day to day use of Adobe Photoshop. Content-Aware Fill So those of you that have used the content aware tools in Adobe Photoshop have no doubt been impr...
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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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