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Indesign Master Page Elements

by Tom

Using Indesign Master Page Elements when designing multi-page documents in Adobe Indesign will greatly speed up the design process, and save you time in the long run. We show you how to utilize the master page function in all our Adobe Indesign training courses. What are Indesign Master Page Elements? Each new document you create in Indesign has an A-Master... Read more...

Illustrator starburst

by Tom

Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard program for the creation of professional-quality visual artwork and illustration. By combining various tools and techniques we can produce quite complex and interesting imagery, like the Starburst Effect shown here. We show you how to create stunning artwork like this in all our Illustrator training courses. First create a new document in Illustrator via the... Read more...

SketchUp banister

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Once the stairs have been created in SketchUp, we may wish to add banisters and a handrail. This is an easy process using a component modification and the Follow Me tool. We show you how to utilize these functions in all our SketchUp training courses. First of all we would double-click to enter one of the stair components in order... Read more...

Autocad 3D modify mesh

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Mesh objects are often used in product design or for 3D printing. After creating an organic 3D mesh object in Autocad’s 3D interface we wish to modify and manipulate its shape. This is quite a different process from other more geometrical modifications which we might undertake in Autocad 3D. We demonstrate various options open to themodeler in our Autocad 3D... Read more...

Indesign newsletter

by Graphic Design Courses

A very common use of Adobe Indesign is in the creation of newsletters. We show you a nice easy workflow for achieving this end in our Indesign training courses. The example here is the creation of an online weekly school newsletter; the intention is that this will be distributed via email, and will not be printed. The method we use... Read more...

Photoshop step and repeat effects

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Step and repeat effects can be easily created in Adobe Photoshop. This is one of the many features we look at in our Photoshop training courses. To create an effect similar to the one illustrated here we would first create a new document within Photoshop via the top File menu. This will open a dialog box where we can either... Read more...

Autocad 2D polar coordinates

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Drawing using Polar Coordinates is a very useful feature when drafting in the Autocad 2D interface. This is one of the may functions which we explore at length in all of our Autocad 2D training courses. In previous blog posts we have looked at drawing using Absolute Coordinates, drawing using Dynamic Input, drawing using Relative Coordinates, and drawing using Polar... Read more...

Illustrator Textile Printing

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Exporting Illustrator files for the purpose of textile printing is a straight-forward process, but requires a little setting up initially. We show you how in our Illustrator for textiles courses. For example, first create a new document 100 x 100mm, with a color mode of either RGB or CMYK, depending on what your print provider requests in their FAQ sheet.... Read more...

SketchUp staircase

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Creating a staircase in SketchUp can be done easily by following just a few simple steps. We demonstrate the whole process in each of our SketchUp training courses. To create a staircase similar to the one illustrated here first zoom into the location of the stairs on your imported floor plan. It might be agood idea to hide the internal... Read more...

Autocad 3D mesh

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Sometimes we wish to create a mesh object in Autocad’s 3D interface. This is quite different from creating straight-edged geometry, and we show you quick and easy methods of achieving more organic solids in our Autocad 3D training courses. This method is especially useful in product design. To create a mesh object like the one pictured here we first enter... Read more...