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Written by Heather Buckley – Tue 10 Dec 2013
Nothing speeds up your workflow using Adobe products more than learning the keyboard shortcuts for the main tools.
To help you learn the most common keyboard shortcuts off by heart we've created a graphic showing you how to quickly select the right tool.
If you're struggling to get to grips with Adobe software then our Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator courses come highly recommended. There's no better way to gain confidence and start working more productively.
You can download our graphic as a desktop background or print it off and stick it on the wall to refer to.
Once you start learning your favourite tool commands you will be surprised how much faster you work.
Just use one program? Get the individual shortcuts below...
Written by Aaron Charlie – Wed 09 Oct 2013
InDesign is powerful, interactive and multimedia design software that can be used to create stunning documents for print and screen.
With such rich and potentially complex content comes the need for a means to share files easily and effectively. This is where packaging comes in.
On our Brighton-based InDesign Courses, you'll get to grips with the basics of InDesign, and we have a great eBook for you to download all about using Paragraph Styles in InDesign but here's a quick guide to using them on the latest Creative Cloud version of InDesign.
Written by Aaron Charlie – Fri 31 May 2013
There's no doubt that Word will around for a long time. It's taught in all schools and is the de facto software for Word Processing and document creation worldwide. However, InDesign has become more and more popular in businesses due to the desire to create more consistent and professional internal and external documents.
If you have ever tried to persuade your employees/co-workers/boss to switch to InDesign then you've probably been met with one or all the following:
I don't want to learn new software!
It's too complicated!
There's nothing wrong with Word!
I'm going to try and dispel these myths with 6 reasons why now is the right time to switch from Word to InDesign:
Written by Aaron Charlie – Mon 18 Feb 2013
Minimalist movie posters have almost become an art form in themselves as a way for fans of the films to show their appreciation creatively. The best designs summarise everything you know about the movie while remaining simple and stylish.
With that in mind, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best minimalist posters of some of the best movies of all time, as judged on IMDb. (Attribution has been given where possible.)
If you'd like to be able to create iconic re-imaginings of movie posters like the ones below, come on our InDesign Training Course which will teach you all the skills you need.
So let's start with number 10...
Movie posters don't get much more minimalist than this - a grey background, a bar of soap and exactly 6 words. This might be IMDb's 10th best movie but the poster would be challenging for top spot in this list!
Written by Aaron Charlie – Fri 30 Nov 2012
Do you want to make a basic poster design but don't know where to start? Use this tutorial and you'll be making simple posters like the one below in no time. This tutorial is for those who are new to InDesign and want to develop their skills, or for anyone who just wants to brush up on the basics.
Firstly, open the program and click on the "Create New - Document" button
The document setting screen will appear. Choose the page size - for this example we will use A3 - and the margin size. It's good to have around 20 mm of margin for a project like this. Put the same value as the margins in the "Gutter" box.
Make sure you un-check the "Facing Pages" box, keep the default "portrait" setting and then press OK.
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