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  • Affinity Photo Lighting Filter

    Posted on 19th January 2024 by Greta Powell

    Affinity Photo Lighting Filter

     

    On a recent training course the question popped up about filters in Affinity Photo and which one was the best which forced a bit of a frown and a long conversations about filters and filters in general. In the end it was the Affinity Photo Lighting Filter that won the day.

     

    We did actually cover a number of filters in the software and as usual some weird and wonderful effects were created, smiled about and then discarded or used.

     

    We’re good with that although Greta’s still pondering on her favourite filter because she’s not so sure but she did say “it’s like everything with graphics, personal choice”.

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    What is Adobe Premiere Pro?

    Posted on 28th December 2023 by Greta Powell

    What is Adobe Premiere Pro?

     

    What is Premiere Pro?So, what is Adobe Premiere Pro?

     

    The short answer is, it’s video editing software and a member of Adobe Creative Cloud. 

     

    It’s a straightforward process to edit a solo video clip but the game changes considerably when you need to work with multiple video and audio clips which need to be strung together to make a complete movie. This is when you move into the realm of video editing and probably using Premiere Pro.

     

    There are other software alternatives but Premiere Pro really is King of video editing and used both professionally and personally and of course integrates seamlessly with the rest of Creative Cloud.

     

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    Is Prezi Video Good?

    Posted on 8th December 2023 by Greta Powell

    Is Prezi Video Good?

     

    Prezi Design Training online and onsiteInside Prezi can be found the wonderful Prezi Video app which gives you complete control over your footage production.

     

    This part of Prezi is super straightforward to learn and gives great results so the answer has to be yes it is good.

     

    You can work with it as standalone video or turn on your webcam to record yourself as footage.

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    Adobe CC Express – Video

    Posted on 21st August 2023 by Greta Powell

    Adobe CC Express – Video and AI

     

    Online Adobe CC Express Training CourseAdobe CC Express continues working its way into the social media content world with its recently added features which include additional video tools and the controversial or not so controversial  AI Generative Fill. Just on an offside the Adobe Express Training Course has been updated with these features

     

    As Video and AI have been at the tip of many tongues recently we thought, well we haven’t done a blog post recently so why not take a quick look at these two features.

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    What is InDesign?

    Posted on 17th May 2023 by Greta Powell

    What is InDesign?

     

    One of our most popular courses is the Introduction to InDesign Training Course and InDesign is possibly the most popular pieces of desktop publishing software on the planet. Being one of the major components of Adobe Creative Cloud means it integrates perfectly with the other apps apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

     

    But what is Adobe InDesign exactly?

     

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    Lightroom or Photoshop?

    Posted on 7th March 2023 by Greta Powell

    Lightroom or Photoshop?

    What is Lightroom and what is Photoshop – which one is best?

     

    Obviously both are image editing software and probably in most peoples minds lumped together as one and the same but that’s not really the case. When choosing between one or the other it’s probably best to ask the question “what do I want to do with image images so which editing software would work well for me”. 

     

    The short answer to this would be if you are solely working with a large amount of photographs which you need to edit and want to keep track of then Lightroom would probably be fine. But if you are looking to enhance photograph’s and design social media ad’s, use images with text for print production or design beautiful graphic art then Photoshop may be the best choice.

     

    That’s the short to the point answer – however……………

     

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    360° Images in Articulate

    Posted on 22nd January 2023 by Greta Powell

    360° Images in Articulate Training Course

     

    Over recent months one of the most popular features on our eLearning side is without doubt the 360°degree images in Articulate Training Courses. 360° Images look quite complex but are actually one of the easiest features to work with in Articulate and can be added to layers, slide masters and slides.

     

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    Adobe Illustrators Intertwine Tool

    Posted on 17th November 2022 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Illustrators Intertwine Tool

    Really feeling blessed with some of the recent tools released in Adobe Creative Cloud 2023 and none more so than Adobe Illustrators Intertwine Tool – what a corker! This tool lets you add dimension and depth to your designs with a couple of clicks. Maybe a better way to describe it is to say its like a weave, it lets you weave paths and shapes through one another easily and seamlessly creating beautiful overlapping effects at the same time.

     

    Illustrator’s Intertwine works with many features including text, primitives, 3D /2D objects even keeping effects such as drop shadows etc.

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    Symmetry in Photoshop

    Posted on 23rd May 2022 by Greta Powell

    Symmetry in Photoshop

    Using the Paint Symmetry tool in Photoshop lets you create mirrored and symmetrical designs and patterns such as mandalas. Symmetry works with the brushes, eraser and pencil as well as with layer masking and there are ten symmetry tools available to use. 

     

    For this particular post we’ve chosen to work with the Mandala tool.

     

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    Creative Cloud Express Course

    Posted on 14th May 2022 by Greta Powell

    Creative Cloud Express Course

     

    Creative Cloud Courses online & onsite 24 /7 online trainingBlimey it seems no sooner we post something these days than an update appears and consequently we need to update the post. Over the last few days Adobe have now released some new features for CC Express including new social scheduling capabilities called Content Scheduler which is included in our Creative Cloud Express Course. Originally known as ContentCal a little bit of background info can be found here it makes short work of scheduling your posts.

     

    Not so much the pretty side of CC Express Content Scheduler works in the background and as its original ContentCal name suggests works as a content marketing solution by automating posting to your social media channels. It lets you schedule, preview and publish to multiple social destinations.

     

    And another CC Express Update – new Beta

    Just a quick update on CC Express, early June saw a change to CC Express in the release of a new beta version. Apart from the new and slicker interface the main update is its inclusion of Adobe Firefly which is giving it gives everyone access to AI artwork. 

     

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    Adobe Firefly

    *FIrefly can also be found in the Beta version of Photoshop with its new generative fill, a type to text tool. You type in the image keywords and voila a ‘relevant’ image appears like magic. Lots of potential there. For anyone worried about potential copyright issues at this moment in time all images are from Adobe Stock.

     

    The new geneative fill tool bar in Adobe Photoshop Beta.

     

    Adobe Firefly Generative Fill Toolbar. 

     

     

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