Whats new in Adobe Photoshop CC 2020?

Cloud documents With Adobe releasing their new Photoshop for the iPad App Cloud files are becoming increasingly useful particularly when you are swapping from one device for another. Cloud documents work seamelessly across Mac, Windows, and your iPad. You just save all your native Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator documents to the Cloud whilst you are working and they will be available wherever you are and on any platform.  Improvements to presets Gradients, patterns, swatches, layer styles and shapes have all received new library content, you can explore lots of new built in preset...
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10% Discount on all Adobe Training Courses!

Discounted Adobe Courses
(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});   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 inter...
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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!

Adobe Creative Cloud
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

Adobe illustrator diffused gradient
jQuery(window).bind("load", function(){ setTimeout(function(){ jQuery("#diffuse-gradients-in-adobe-illustrator-iframe").attr("src", "https://www.youtube.com/embed/vxlMBU5acv0"); },6000); }); 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 i...
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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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