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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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 info@creativestudiosderby.co.uk 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...
Read More

Whats new in Photoshop CC 2017?

Photoshop Training Splash screen
Adobe have released an updated version of Photoshop that include some new and updated features... So whats new in the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 release?  New Photoshop templates to help give you a head start When you create a new document in Photoshop there is now a new window that gives you a huge variety of templates, these have come from Adobe Stock. Some already have layers with content on that you can edit and personalise, this is really useful if you need inspiration rather than starting from a completely blank page. There is still the option to choose between Print & We...
Read More

Top 10 Free Resources for PSD Downloads

Photoshopped Eye multi-colours
You may have caught our blog a few weeks ago where we listed some of the top free online resources for Adobe InDesign templates (and if you missed it you can check it out here – Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources). It went down so well with our readers that we’ve decided to produce a follow-up post, this time listing the top 5 resources for free PSD downloads that you can use for Adobe Photoshop design. It’s important that you source PSD files when working with Photoshop. PSD stands for Photoshop Document, and it means that the file will be a layered image file, and is the default forma...
Read More

Getting To Grips With Photoshop Content-Aware Technology

Sheep eating grass on wooden floor
Photoshop CC. It really is the only photographic manipulation tool that you will ever need, and with each new update it just gets better and better. Most of our students that walk through our doors here at Creative Studios Derby want to know how to do one thing (or rather a couple of things) with Photoshop – remove unwanted images from images, and/or move objects within images to a different place within the same image. Indeed, this seems to be the most magical attribute of all of Photoshop’s abilities, and everyone wants to know how to do it. Now, this type of photo manipulation has alw...
Read More

5 Quick Tips To Get You Started With Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is one of those programs that will take even the most dedicated photographic digital artist a whole lifetime to master. It’s a massive piece of software – so big, in fact, that I’m sure even the developers don’t know the whole way around. I’ve been using Adobe products for the best part of 8 years, and I’m still learning new things each time I fire one up. And for me, that’s the beauty and excitement of learning something like Photoshop – you never stop learning. However, I’m very well aware that for the complete novice, the whole stress of just getting started with th...
Read More