Adobe Photoshop

What are Photoshop Smart Layers?

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Adobe Photoshop has the ability for you to use ‘Smart Layers’ essentially a Smart Layer will remember the maximum quality of your Adobe Photoshop layer. For example you may place an image in to your Photoshop document and it is A5 size on an A4 canvas, if you reduce the size of this layer down to 25% of its size and commit to the transformation Adobe Photoshop completely forgets all of the information of when the layer was A5 size. So if we make the layer bigger again the layer will become pixelated and very poor quality. Adobe Photoshop Smart Layers can also be layers that have Vector ...
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Whats new in Photoshop CC 2017?

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Adobe have released an updated version of Photoshop that include some new and updated features... So whats new in the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 release?  New Photoshop templates to help give you a head start When you create a new document in Photoshop 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 & We...
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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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How to Create a Professional Business Card in Photoshop

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Despite living in a digital world, a professional business card can be critical to the development of your business. Business cards are an effective way of getting your name out there and to connect with business prospects. So play your cards right (pun completely intended) and you could save money, build your brand and become better known in your niche. var uri = '' + new String (Math.random()).substring (2, 11); document.write(''); In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your very own simple marketing...
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How to remove backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop

Ever wanted to remove the background of an image but dont know what the correct tools are to use? In this tutorial I will explain how to make accurate selections and refine edges to create perfect image cutouts in Adobe Photoshop. Mark Williams is the Director of Creative Studios Derby LTD, the East Midlands largest and most experienced Adobe training centre. If you need help learning any software from the Adobe Creative Suite, then contact us. We regularly run Adobe Photoshop Training Courses from our state of the art studio in Derby.
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