Creative Cloud – or CS6

Whether you’ve on Creative Cloud (CC) or still on CS6, training will help you get he most from your investment.

All of today’s leading creative applications are large and complex tools, offering amazing capability. But the vast majority of users that I work with use a fraction of their software’s capability. Many simply aren’t aware of the tools, techniques and methods that could speed their workflow and improve the quality of their work. Good training will fix that – and pay ...

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Illustrator CS6 re-certification – and more to come

I’m pleased to announce my recent re-certification to the latest version of Adobe Illustrator – CS6. For good quality training it’s important that the instructor you use has official Adobe Certified Instructor status (ACI) on the appropriate version. Any ACI can send you official confirmation of his or her status through the Adobe credentials verification system.

Having said that, while the CS6 suite of products has been available for some months, re-certification is not yet available for instructors on all products. ...

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SubScribe Designer: free (and worthwhile) for Illustrator

Occasionally that free lunch does come along…

I often think that Illustrator may be the quirkiest product in the Adobe design suite – amazingly powerful at some tasks – undeniably frustrating at others. But the one thing that really helps is the wide, and often very powerful, range of plug-ins that work with it.

Astute Graphics is one of those plugin developers – and a UK based one to boot. They’ve ...

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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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