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Mike Abbott is an Adobe Certified Instructor. He trains users in Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and 3D CGI.

The software I train on is the software I use

And most of it I’ve used for quite some time. In fact I’ve got over twenty years experience as a designer, illustrator and digital imaging specialist. Over those years my work has included design for print, web and screen; technical and infographic illustration; motion graphics, photographic retouching and compositing, 3D CGI and more. That means that when you call me, you’ll be hiring a trainer who knows his stuff – and how to apply it.


More than know-how

Good training is about more than knowledge, application and relevance. It’s about communication; listening and understanding, character and integrity, enthusiasm, empathy and flexibility. The best way to judge my performance in these areas is to read the testimonials you’ll find throughout this site.

A first-class experience

My training clients range from corporate users through to individuals, from professionals to enthusiasts. The training may range from a new user introduction to high-level master-class. No matter who or what, I always aim to deliver a first-class experience.

If you think I may be able to help you, take a look at the relevant pages under the training menu, or send me a message through the Contact page. I’ll be happy to respond without cost or obligation. I hope I can be of service.

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Mike Abbott

  • I thought the way the course has been taught and presented has been to a very high standard in a very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. I have really enjoyed my time here and would without a second thought comeback to use you again.–J.V., Photoshop Intro.

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the Photoshop course. Mike is an excellent instructor, presenting in a very informative and enjoyable manner. He covered the topics in a very understandable format, paying particular attention to students specific requirements and tailoring the course accordingly.–T.G., Photoshop Advanced

  • Very enjoyable, helpful and informative. A very good starting point on which to expand and develop skills. I will recommend it to other colleagues.–J.S., Illustrator Intro.

  • Mike was friendly, comfortable, instantly putting course participants at ease. Totally professional and able to relate on a variety of levels. A rare breed of professionalism and inter-personal skill.–S.M., Illustrator Advanced.

  • The course was very useful, very informative in three days, excellent mix of listening and hands on learning. Highly recommended.–J.O'R., After Effects Intro.

  • Mike Abbott was amazing, very easy to understand, easy to follow and very helpful.–Delegate review, After Effects Intro.

  • Another great course! Really helpful and good to get my head around the basics, without being overly complicated... Mike is a fantastic tutor.–Delegate review, After Effects Intro.

  • Very engaging and moved at a good pace that everyone seemed to manage. Mike is extremely knowledgeable and helpful! –Delegate review, After Effects Intro.