Adobe After Effects introduction, Birmingham, 16 – 18 July 2012

Looking for a good introduction to Adobe After effects in the Midlands?

This three day Adobe After Effects introductory training course, located in central Birmingham, is a great choice. Held at one of the midlands premier training centres, the course assumes no knowledge of After Effects and will give you a good set of foundation skills for video compositing, motion graphics and text animation. As well as great training, you get free refreshments, and lunch too!

Course requirements: Basic IT skills ...

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Adobe Photoshop training, Birmingham. 7 – 8 June 2012

Looking for a good general introduction to Photoshop?

This two day Adobe Photoshop introductory training course, located in central Birmingham, is an ideal choice. Held at one of the midlands premier training centres, the course assumes no knowledge of Photoshop and will give you a good set of basic skills for photography and general graphics work. The course will include skills needed to prepare images for publication; basic retouching and image adjustments; multi-layer composites; work with colour, filters and effects; and ...

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Photoshop Advanced, Birmingham. 23rd, 24th May 2012

I’m looking forward to another two day training session at NTI in Birmingham next week – Photoshop Advanced. We’ve got a good sized group of delegates, but we can still accommodate one or two more – so if you’re looking for something that will take you to the next level in Photoshop, this may be the course for you! Give me a call, or drop me an email though the contact page, for details and prices.

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Upgrades, Creative Cloud and the future

So, CS6 and Creative Cloud are announced – and it’s make your mind up time with regard to upgrades. For those of you on older versions, right back to CS2, there are some important dates coming up.

Adobe’s upgrade policy and options seem to get more complex on each release, so I thought it would be a good idea to summarise some of the key info.

Currently you have the opportunity to purchase upgrades for Adobe software up to three versions behind ...

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Illustrator introduction: Birmingham 23, 24 April 2012

Looking for a good general introduction to Illustrator?

Held over two days this entry-level course offers an introduction to the essential tools, techniques and operation of Adobe Illustrator. Delegates will gain the skills needed to create, edit and style a wide range of vector based artwork for print or screen. Topics include fundamental vector drawing and editing skills, vector tracing imported images, and understanding options for export and use with other software. Course requirements: Basic IT skills. No previous Illustrator experience ...

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How to contract a ‘Select All’ selection in Photoshop

Have you ever done a ‘Select all’ in Photoshop, then wanted to contract, or otherwise modify the selection? Did you wonder why most of the commands under the ‘Select’ > ‘Modify’ menu were greyed out? You’re not alone. I find this is a feature that leaves a lot of users scratching their heads and wondering why.

There is a reason, and it was done with good and helpful intention. Here’s a simple example:

Let’s say you wanted to modify the sky in ...

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