Photoshop

Top 10 Free Resources for PSD Downloads

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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...
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Getting To Grips With Photoshop Content-Aware Technology

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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...
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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...
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Why Adobe Creative Cloud Is The Ultimate Tool For Business

For years, Adobe have been the number one company for building creative design software. And for good reason – the design software suite from Adobe is simply the best. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a designer that would genuinely refute this assertion. Each of Adobe’s flagship programs – Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign – are extremely powerful tools in their own respective rights. Photograph manipulation is practically infinite with Photoshop. Graphic designs are implausibly good with Illustrator. And what you can’t put together in an InDesign document simply can’t be put together a...
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Affordable Structured Learning With Our Online Adobe Courses

Affordable Structured Learning With Our Online Adobe Courses
Hello! We hope you’ve all been enjoying this blog. We’ve got a crack team of Adobe CC specialists and professionals here at Creative Studios, and, being an educational platform, we love nothing more than delivering all of the great free tips and content that you can find right here on our blog. But today we thought we’d educate you about another form of online learning that you can benefit from. Blogs are great – we know from your feedback that our posts help solve many of your problems out there when dealing with the super-powerful Adobe apps that are Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. But...
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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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Adobe Bridge: The Creative Link Between InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator

Adobe Bridge: The Creative Link Between InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
It wasn’t long ago – in this very blog, in fact – that I was raising the not uncommon hypothetical question: why doesn’t Adobe just combine all the greatest elements of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign into one almighty, all-powerful package that can do everything? Well, at the time, I answered quite succinctly – “They don’t,” I said. And then added: “They might do one day, but for the time being we have to make use of them all separately – but that doesn’t mean that they can’t all be used as one single application.” var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(30...
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Creating Images: Photoshop Or Illustrator?

Creating Images: Photoshop Or Illustrator?
When it comes to creating images, if you want your work to look professional, then your best option – perhaps your only option – is of course to turn to Adobe. Adobe leads the creative software market for a reason – it’s simply the best (better than all the rest). All of the tools that you will find when subscribing to Adobe Creative Cloud are the most powerful, most thorough, and most feature-rich and functional of their kind. They are professional standard tools and programs, and they are tried and trusted in creative industries the world over. But, they are complicated – there’s no denyi...
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How To Start Using Photoshop And InDesign Together

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Adobe products are made for each another. Of course they are – that’s (more than) half the attraction of signing up to the Creative Cloud. Photoshop, Illustrator, Muse, InDesign – they have all been carved from the same wood, if you like, and the result is that they are all harmoniously in tune. It’s no accident, of course – they have been built this way. That is to say that they are meant to be used together – the only obstacle is in working out just how it’s done. Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog we are going to be exploring how to start getting two of Adobe’s most celebra...
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Vectors, Paths and Pixels in Photoshop & Illustrator

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The terms used in graphic design when you first get started can be difficult to get your head around. Photoshop is a large and powerful program which, for those unfamiliar with it, can be equally (if not more) confusing. With that in mind, today we’ll look at the differences between vectors, paths and pixels – all terms that you will come across regularly whilst learning to use Photoshop and Illustrator. var uri = 'https://impgb.tradedoubler.com/imp?type(img)g(22838624)a(3049974)' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); Pixels Essentially, pixel means a p...
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