Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources

Top 5 FREE InDesign Template Resources
Mastering the holy trinity of Adobe’s creative design software is no mean feat by any stretch of the imagination. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – each of these are massive programs, hugely powerful and capable of being used to create pretty much anything in graphic design that you could possibly think of. The designer needs to be able to use all three. In Illustrator it’s vector-based artwork. In Photoshop, it’s raster-based. And in InDesign, you put all of your artwork together to make your beautiful brochure, magazine, poster, eBook, or what have you. As you can imagine, or even alr...
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How to Create Pattern Swatches in Adobe Illustrator

Pattern swatches
What is a Pattern Swatch in Adobe Illustrator? In dictionaries, swatches are normally defined as being sample pieces of cloth, fabric and sometimes paints, designed to provide examples of a larger design – i.e. for use in the physical world. In the realms of Adobe Illustrator, a swatch is basically the same thing, only applied to the digital space that you’re working with. Adobe Illustrator swatches are any named patterns, colours, tints or gradients that are created for use on a single document.   document.getElementById("thinkific-product-embed") || document.write('');50% OFF WI...
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Using Adobe Illustrator For Fashion Design: How To Draw Flats

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When we think of Adobe Illustrator, it’s normally graphic design that jumps to the forefront of our minds. Indeed, that is how the tool is more often than not promoted by Adobe itself, so it’s only a natural connection to make. However, such is the power, complexity and versatility of the program, Adobe Illustrator can and is in fact used for many different design projects that perhaps fall outside of what we generally consider to be ‘graphic design’. One such usage can be found in the realms of fashion design, where indeed Adobe Illustrator is used to great effect. One of the most fund...
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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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Introducing Adobe Spark (Spoiler Alert – It’s Completely Free!)

adobe spark
In May this year, Adobe launched a brand new suite of apps called Adobe Spark – tools that enable both mobile and web users to first of all create and then share visual content (graphics, animated videos, web stories, social media posts) all over the net. From the official press release, with the promotional video thrown in so you can see exactly what Spark can do: “Adobe today announced the immediate availability of Adobe Spark, the only integrated web and mobile solution for creating and sharing impactful visual stories. Free and designed for everyday communications, Adobe Spark empo...
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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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6 Tips For A Successful ERP Rollout

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Businesses worldwide have always relied on technology to help drive sales, improve communications, and innovate processes. Big or small companies would not be as successful today without the aid of technological advancements. With technology playing an integral role in a business's success, companies are now utilizing upgraded tools and software to increase productivity and improve employee performance. One such software is the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. By definition, ERP is software that manages and integrates main business processes, including sales, finance, marketing,...
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How To Use Adobe Stock With Creative Cloud Libraries

Using Adobe Stock
Artists, graphic designers, marketers and enthusiastic amateurs alike all need the same resources when firing up Adobe Creative Cloud to get started on their brand new creation – raw material. Whether we’re designing a new brochure in InDesign, creating an event poster in Illustrator, or summoning our inner genius to craft our very own masterpiece in Photoshop, we always need something to work with. Now of course, you, like many users of Creative Cloud, might like to create absolutely everything from scratch. You may like to only use your own photographs, your own sketches, your own de...
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How To Create A Fanzine With Adobe InDesign

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No more sticking text onto bits of paper and photocopying, there is now a much easier way of creating your very own Fanzine – all you need is a few basic skills in Adobe InDesign.   For those of you who are a bit hazy on what a Fanzine is, let me explain. Fanzines have been around for more than 100 years. They first took the form of science fiction publications in the late 1920s, and are essentially amateur magazines produced by fans. Indeed, Fanzines – or ‘Zines’, as they are also known – have become an exclusive form of magazine up until the present.   The most influent...
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Why You Don’t Need To Be Good At Art To Master Adobe Illustrator

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Adobe Illustrator was first introduced to big, bulky screens back in 1986 as graphic design software. It can now be found on thousands of computers around the world, for beginners learning the ropes or for big businesses and corporations.   Adobe Illustrator can be used for various projects. Whether it’s building a web page or creating a logo, Illustrator’s many features make it accessible to people of all experience with Adobe – so whether you’re an experienced Photoshopper, or have never used Adobe before in your life, this program does not discriminate.   So, why sho...
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