Photoshop actions

by Design Workshop Sydney

Photoshop actions are used for any repeatable task that can be easily automated, this saving you hours of tedious, labour-intensive work. In our Photoshop courses we look at some common uses for this handy function. For example, you may have 200 photographs uploaded onto your computer from your camera. The images are too big and you want to resize them... Read more...

Illustrator clipping masks

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Illustrator clipping masks are used for two main reasons: to clip away parts of an imported image, and to tidy up your Illustrator artwork, for example a border with rounded corners. In our Illustrator courses we show you practical examples of both methods. In the first example, go File > Place > and browse to the photograph or vector image... Read more...

SketchUp workspace

by Design Workshop Sydney

The SketchUp workspace is very simple and similar to many Windows-type programs. In our SketchUp courses we examine all the main functions and features of the program. The main part of the interface is of course the model itself; by default we have three axes, a ground plane, a sky and a human figure. Above this we have the toolbar... Read more...

Autocad 3D basics

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The main features of Autocad 3D basics are: its ability to create and modify 3D objects accurately, the adding of precise dimensions and text, viewing the geometry at different scales, and organizing the model information by using layers, line types and colours. In our Autocad 3D courses we show participants how to set up a variety of layouts for printing,... Read more...

Autocad 2D workspace

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The main features of the Autocad 2D workspace are: its ability to draw and modify geometry accurately; the adding of precise dimensions and text; viewing the geometry at different scales; and organizing drawing information by using layers, line types and colours. The user can also set up a variety of layouts for printing, as well as create and import symbols,... Read more...

Indesign images and text

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Placing Indesign images and text is a breeze. Essential to the creation of almost all publications, in our Indesign courses we show you several time-saving techniques for importing text and graphics into your documents. To bring in a graphic simply go to: File > Place > and browse to where your image is saved. Click outside the page initially –... Read more...

Indesign templates

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The process of creating Indesign templates is basically the same each time: the initial page setup, adding text and images, and saving as an indt template file. This is one of the many topics we cover in our Indesign courses. In this example we’ll create a DL size flyer, which is basically a third of a landscape A4 sheet. Setup:... Read more...

Creating shapes in Adobe Illustrator

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Unlike bitmap programs like Photoshop, Illustrator works with what are called vector images. Creating shapes in Illustrator is done mathematically, for example the size and position of a circle, its colour and width are all defined and stored as mathematical data. Vector files are very small and are known as being “resolution-independent”. This means that they can be enlarged to... Read more...

Photoshop Brushes

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Photoshop Brushes are a great way to add dynamic artistic effects to an image. In our Photoshop courses we show you many techniques for creating stunning graphics. In essence the Photoshop brush tool uses strokes to draw coloured lines or shapes on a layer. You choose a brush then click and drag around the page to create your shapes or... Read more...

SketchUp introduction

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Any introduction to SketchUp recognizes  its use by various industries: architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, as well as in film and video game design. There are two versions available: the freeware SketchUp Make and a paid version SketchUp Pro. Our SketchUp courses are ideal for the beginner, providing an affordable, easy and relevant introduction to using the software... Read more...