Creative Cloud Libraries so simple but so useful!

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If you are a user of Adobe you have probably noticed the relatively new Creative Cloud (CC) Library panel keep popping up, this library is a central location where you can store assets to use consistently across all the main Adobe CC applications. In the Creative Cloud Library you can store a number of different items these being either Graphics, Character Styles, Paragraph Styles and colour swatches. So for example you are working on an Adobe InDesign document with specific Pantone colours and you then decide you want to tint one of your photographs in the document with the same Pantone...
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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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When to use Adobe Photoshop Vs Adobe Illustrator Vs Adobe InDesign

Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
A while back I wrote a blog post on the Difference between Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator which proved to be very popular in-fact still one of my most visited blogs. This however has thrown up more questions as I am very often asked when is the right time and place to use Adobe Illustrator Vs Adobe Photoshop Vs Adobe Indesign! So let me try to explain... var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Its a given that any Graphic Design Professional will know exactly when to use ...
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How to get a FREE 90 day Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription!

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If you are an existing Adobe Creative Cloud subscriber there is a way of getting a FREE 90 days added to your account potentially worth up to £150 if you are an all access subscriber! I accidentally stumbled upon this method when a client asked me to help her cancel her subscription due to her taking a year out and ultimately wouldn't be making any use of her £49 a month commitment. To get your free 90 days you do need to hold your nerve slightly but I have tried it on more than one occasion now and it does work every time! var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(...
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Why Adobe InDesign is becoming an essential skill for all Marketeers

Adobe InDesign for marketing
In 2002 Adobe launched its Desktop Publishing software (DTP) Adobe InDesign, at the time the main DTP software was QuarkXpress. Adobe quickly took over the market with its far superior offering that worked seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop - their already very well established and industry standard image editing software. Adobe Software has always been associated with the design industry, being used only by the professionals due to its perceived complexity and intimidating work spaces. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random...
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Diffuse Gradients in Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe have given us a sneak peek at what they are calling Diffuse gradients. Ive not been able to have a go at it as it has not yet been added to the latest release of Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe have not yet even told anyone when it will be released! By looking at the video it looks very interesting, at first I was unsure what the benefits would be over using the gradient mesh tool in Adobe Illustrator but after a closer look it really does look good. You access the Diffuse gradients from a drop down in the Adobe Illustrator Swatches panel and it looks like it enables you to bend...
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5 Benefits of Learning Adobe Illustrator

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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.  var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); 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 doesn...
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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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Adobe InDesign – Using Text Wrap

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Adobe InDesign – Using Text Wrap When placing images and graphics in to Adobe InDesign you have probably noticed that you get a stacking order, essentially there is something at the top and something at the bottom and all other objects in between. In Adobe InDesign you can control this stacking order very easily by selecting the frames and then right clicking and choosing to send that particular frame to the front or send it to the back and getting all your Adobe InDesign frames in the order that you require. However there may be times when in your Adobe InDesign layout you want the fram...
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