What are Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks?

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What are Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks? Using Adobe Photoshop Layer and Vector Masks we are able to temporarily hide and show parts of a layer without permanently deleting any of the pixels, essentially an Adobe Photoshop layer mask is an attachment to a layer that defines the visible elements of the layer. Each layer in a multi layered Adobe Photoshop document can have its own layer mask, the mask only influences the the image on the layer that it is attached too. There are two types of Adobe Photoshop layer masks, layer and vector. A layer mask also known as a pixel mask is a...
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Photoshop Healing Brush and Patch Tools

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Adobe Photoshop has an array of magical tools, in my opinion though for the ease of use and the amazing results the Healing Brush and Patch Tools are the most impressive tools Adobe Photoshop has to offer. Using Adobe Photoshop's Healing brush tool still amazes me how it does it, minor blemishes and imperfections just disappear before your eyes!  Its difficult to explain how these tools work in Adobe Photoshop but essentially they help to correct problems and imperfections in images by merging them in to the original image and sampling the texture around the area. That probably doesn't...
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Whats new in Illustrator CC 2017?

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What are the new features in Adobe's updated 2017 release of Adobe Illustrator? New Adobe Illustrator templates When you create a new document in Adobe Illustrator 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 & Web presets that have always been there and are very useful. New work space experience...
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InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator Training Courses in Birmingham

Adobe Software Training Studio in Derby
Our Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects Training Courses are only 45 Miles from Birmingham which only takes 55 Minutes in a car or 45 minutes on a Train. We have Adobe training courses to suit all levels from the absolute beginner to the experienced users looking to learn more advanced skills in either Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator or After Effects. The map below shows directions how to find our Derby based Adobe training studio by car from Birmingham, we have plenty of onsite parking for all delegates who attend our Adobe classroom based Training Courses. ...
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Some of our recent clients…

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We have the privilege of working with some of the most well known companies in the UK and we don’t take this lightly. Our clients engage us in a number of ways: we help them solve their training and development problems, increase visibility and help them thrive in a networked world where employees have to become increasingly software proficient. We view our clients as partners and work collaboratively with them to achieve results they can measure.   This is just a small selection of clients that we've worked with over the last 12 months. Why not get in contact to see how we c...
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Introducing Photoshop Fix! Adobe’s New App For iPhone and iPad

Lowering barriers to entry is not what Adobe has, historically, been about. Most amateurs when firing up the likes of InDesign, Illustrator or Photoshop for the first time often find themselves spending more time trawling the internet for online tutorials than they do actually using the products. And there’s good reason for this, of course. Adobe doesn’t make software in order for it to be user-friendly. No, Adobe make top of the range professional design tools that are as complex as they are powerful. We’re not supposed to be able to simply fire up Photoshop and be able to work it out for ...
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How to Create a Professional Business Card in InDesign

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InDesign is one of the best programs for creating a business card. Since your reading this article you are obviously curious about the program or just want to start learning the basics, this blog will show you shortcuts, helper tools, shapes and how to start using the pen tool, but if you want more then take up one of our courses here with Creative Studios hosted by the professionals. With InDesign you can personalise your Business’ brand. By utilising the colours your business already uses, a brand is developed. With InDesign it’s easy to create, export and print your cards. Here’...
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5 Reasons to Start Using InDesign for your Business

Adobe programs, InDesign in particular, are primarily designed for graphic designers, photographers and artists. However, taking up a course and utilising this wonderful program within your business yields many benefits, and you don’t even have to be an Adobe hotshot to do it. Want to stand out from the crowd? Then InDesign is right for you. Not only can you produce and make magazines, books, eBooks etc., you can also create great business cards and other super-slick promotional materials to supercharge your business presence, too. InDesign helps give that employee handbook you’re wor...
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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: www.the-lep.com/skillsservice 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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