7 06, 2016

Top Layer Transforming Tips in Adobe Photoshop

By | June 7th, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop and Illustrator, Photoshop tutorial|0 Comments

Transforming Layers in Photoshop Transforming allows you to scale, rotate, skew or warp a Photoshop image. Transformations may be applied to entire layers, layer masks, and paths. The Edit > Transform window allows you to transform pixels, while the Select > Transform Selection allows you to transform a selection. Transforming pixels does alter the quality, but transforming a path or a Shape layer is non-destructive. You may also flip vertically or horizontally. You may transform Layers [...]

18 05, 2016

Adobe InDesign Digital Apps & Publications: ePUB, PDF, DPS and HTML

By | May 18th, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe Creative Cloud, Adobe InDesign, Future Computer Technologies, Graphic Design Trends, HTML 5, InDesign Digital|0 Comments

InDesign Digital Files: Differences Between ePUB, PDF, DPS and HTML Digital publishing is a constantly shifting landscape. Your digital decision starts with one basic question: What are you trying to achieve? Are you trying to share a document, or create an interactive experience? Is your goal to push information, or share a document that doesn't change? Apps Versus Publications The first question you want to ask is are you creating an App or a Publication? [...]

27 04, 2016

Top 5 Things they don’t teach in Design School

By | April 27th, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe CC, Graphic Design Trends, Photoshop and Illustrator, Training|0 Comments

1. So you're ready to launch into the design market...Graphic design is an ever changing medium. There is no other industry that changes as often as graphic design–trends are very important. Our industry can often be like working on a Tilt-A-Whirl. It's imperative designers keep abreast of new design trends by watching what color experts such as Pantone showcase as Color of the Year or their Color Report. Design can also be affected by current events. For example, [...]

19 04, 2016

Mastering Photoshop CC Layers

By | April 19th, 2016|Adobe Photoshop CC, Training|0 Comments

Photoshop Layers Photoshop Layers allows us to have multiple images existing together on separate layers.This enables you to keep all your elements independent of each other. These layers are non intersecting planes in where images and elements are separate. Each image that was scanned or shot by a digital camera comes with a Background layer. This layer is like the glue on the back of a stamp in that you cannot move it above any other [...]

11 04, 2016

The Adobe Photoshop CC Toolbar

By | April 11th, 2016|Adobe CC, Adobe Photoshop CC|0 Comments

Endless Possibilities with the Adobe Photoshop CC Toolbar The Photoshop tools appear in the vertical toolbox to the left of your screen. Each tool on the Adobe Photoshop CC toolbar that has a small triangle at the lower right contain hidden tools with a fly-out menu. Access these additional tools by holding down your mouse while on a tool with a triangle. Each tool also has a letter associated with it that appears in a [...]

4 04, 2016

Adobe Photoshop vs. Illustrator vs. InDesign: Which do I use?

By | April 4th, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop|0 Comments

It can be frustrating as a designer when we receive files put together in the wrong application. While pros intuitively know which software to use, those new to Adobe apps might not understand which is best. Just like a dentist knows which dental tool to use, designers need to know which application is best for the task at hand: Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign. Adobe Photoshop Photoshop is primarily for editing photos and creating images that [...]

2 04, 2016

Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts for 2016

By | April 2nd, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe Photoshop CC|0 Comments

Favorite List of Photoshop CC Keyboard Shortcuts Adobe Photoshop has thousands of hidden shortcuts to quickly complete a task, so here are some Photoshop CC keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier! Many shortcuts use a modifier key like CMD (The Command key on the Mac) or CTRL (The CTRL or Control key on the PC). Keyboard shortcuts can speed up your workflow, or even enable you to access tools that otherwise wouldn't be available [...]

27 03, 2016

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator JPG & PNG Cheat Sheet

By | March 27th, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Photoshop and Illustrator|0 Comments

JPG & PNG Files Choosing a file format for the web can be daunting, so here is a cheat sheet for how to save Photoshop & Illustrator files as JPG & PNG's. The most common formats for the web are JPG, PNG & GIF files. JPG Files are most commonly used for photos, or images with lots of continuous tone. The big benefit of JPG files is they can be compressed, and are smaller than [...]

24 03, 2016

Color Trends in 2016 for Graphic Designers

By | March 24th, 2016|Graphic Design Trends|0 Comments

Graphic designers are not only tasked with the job of visual storytelling, but we must be up to date with the latest trends that seem to change faster than a tilt-a-whirl! The evolving trends are shaping up to transcend both cultural and gender norms. We are seeing very bold color statements that are neither male or female, reflecting landscapes that are both fun and hopeful. When choosing colors, we must start by evaluating what emotion we [...]

21 03, 2016

Photoshop CC Crop Tool: Crop NON-DESTRUCTIVELY!

By | March 21st, 2016|Adobe Authorized Training, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop CC|0 Comments

How many times have you cropped an image only to come back later and realize you cropped too much? Photoshop CC has the option to use the Crop Tool nondestructively, so you have the ability to revert back to your original size. When you select The Crop Tool in Photoshop, the first thing you see are handles on each corner and side of the cropped area. Drag these in any direction to choose the visible area [...]