Autocad 2D relative coordinates

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When creating drawings in the Autocad 2D workspace users will often use a combination of drafting methods such as Relative Coordinates, Relative Polar Coordinates and Direct Distance Entry. We show you how to utilize these in all our Autocad 2D training courses. First of all go to the Application menu (Windows version) to create a new document based on one... Read more...

Photoshop water splash

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Creating a water splash image in Photoshop is a matter of working with several layers and their respective blending modes. We show you how it’s done in our Adobe Photoshop training courses. First create a new document of size 150 x 220mm, for example, with a resolution of 300 ppi. Next select the Gradient tool with the default colours, but... Read more...

Indesign creating PDFs

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For many users the final step in designing their Indesign documents is to create a PDF, either for printing or for online viewing. We cover both of these outcomes in our Indesign training courses. The file format PDF stands for Portable Document Forma, and is the preferred file type  for many digital printers. For example high street printers often will... Read more...

Illustrator Perspective Grid

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The Perspective Grid tool is a handy function in Adobe Illustrator for creating perspective drawings or in order to map two-dimensional artwork onto drawn planes. We explore this tool in our Adobe Illustrator training courses. First go to the File menu and create a new document, A4 size page, for example, with a landscape format. Return to the File menu... Read more...

SketchUp small house

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SketchUp is the most user-friendly software for creating fast 3D mock-ups for architectural and interior design purposes. In this tutorial we look at the workflow for creating a small house or small room. We cover this, and many more techniques, in our SketchUp training courses. We would first choose the Architectural Design-Millimeters template and change the visual style to the... Read more...

Autocad 3D animation tutorial

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Animating cameras and rendering movies in Autocad 3D is an easy process; we show you how in our Autocad 3D training courses. Please note that in AutoCAD you can’t animate objects or parts in motion. In order to do this you will have to use a program like AutoDesk Viz or 3ds Max (visit the AutoDesk website: www.autodesk.com). You can,... Read more...

Autocad 2D Drawing Limits

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An often overlooked feature when working in Autocad 2D is the setting up of Drawing Limits. Doing so will ensure that your navigation of a drawing is effortless – we show you how in our Autocad 2D training courses. Setting the Drawing Limits of a drawing is just about the first thing we should do before we start any drawing.... Read more...

Photoshop web photo gallery

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If you want to create a simple webpage without having to use HTML you can utilize Photoshop’s web photo gallery function. We demonstrate how in our Adobe Photoshop training courses. This web page will include  a home page, thumbnail images for each item which link to  other pages with full-size images, as well as various navigational buttons. In versions of... Read more...

Indesign getting started

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Adobe Indesign is the world-leader in page layout programs, and whilst being extremely powerful, it’s also easy to use as well as being precise and compatible with other programs. If you’re a complete beginner or self-taught, we’ll help you to get started in our Indesign training courses. Significant features of Indesign include great handling of type and graphics, as well... Read more...

Illustrator pattern brush

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Creating pattern brushes in Adobe Illustrator is a quick and easy way of creating interesting repeat patterns. We demonstrate this useful skill in our Illustrator training courses. To create this interior design for a mosaic floor tiling, first we turned on our document grid via the Grids & Guides section of the View drop-down menu at the top of the... Read more...