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Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Composition

Photoshop and Illustrator Composition

 
 

 

Adobe makes great graphic design products that are designed to work together beautifully.

Because these products cross multiple design fields (motion graphics, publication design, web design, etc.) the software is designed to be user friendly for the standards of each focus.

Adobe Photoshop Color Correction

Photoshop Color Correction

 
 

 

This is great if you’re moving from a different film editing program to AfterEffects or from a different image editing program to Photoshop . If you’re familiar with Photoshop and try to take that skill-set into Illustrator or AfterEffects, you’ll find huge changes that make a smooth transition challenging.

Adobe products offer many simple tools and effective filters, etc. but there are many aspects that are morse subtle and require some training and practice. Unlock the power of Adobe Software with one-on-one tutoring or individual lessons designed to address your specific design needs.

If you are interested in creating a unique website that reflects your style, learning skills in Photoshop and Illustrator can help you create exactly the content you need! Commercial designers start creating their websites in Photoshop and then use this content to make their site match their creative ideas.

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Creating your website design using Photoshop is an excellent start, but you can also avoid the nightmare of populating your site with stock images. Stock photography is inexpensive and is a fast way to add images to your website, but stock images do not have the same personal touch as your own content. If you want a unique site that draws visitors in, you want to replace as many stock images as possible with your own images.

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Adobe Illustrator is also an excellent tool for creating a unique feel for your website. You can create buttons and banners and your logo in software that is designed specifically for this type of work. With some practice, you can also create unique works in illustrator that offer a clean design style that can’t be matched in Photoshop.

AfterEffects software can be used to edit video, but it can also be used to create unique content using materials created in Photoshop or Illustrator.

This software allows multiple lighting and camera effects and can easily replicate a 3-D field with depth.

The video example includes images created in Illustrator, cropped and manipulated in Photoshop, and then imported into AfterEffects.

No matter what your goal, learning to work with design software effectively will give you the freedom to create – from your imagination, straight to the screen.

Learn to edit and manipulate photographs with ease.
Create content, color correct and edit images, learn to use masking and layers to achieve complex effects, and learn to use fonts effectively.

Create projects for print or web production with correct sizing, ppi, CMYK, RGB, or spot color use. Learn to embed fonts and produce print-ready documents.

Create Logos and Graphics using Vector Art.
Learn to use a wide variety of tools that make creating vector designs easy and fun! Illustrator is one of the most powerful Adobe products, but is one of the least understood. Learn what you're missing!

Learn to import and edit vector Art across the Adobe Platform of Products, learn to edit fonts, create shape cut-outs, adjust curves and strokes and gradients with a wide variety of tools.

Learn to edit your own videos!
Create animations, intro and exit content, add audio and sound effects, and format your video for Internet, DVD, or BlueRay.

Though this software isn't incredibly user-friendly as first glance, AfterEffects has a very high learning curve. You can go from very basic skills to adding fades and cross cuts, special effects and professional splices very quickly.
AfterEffects has many applications and can be used by anyone to create incredible productions.

Other Adobe Products

You notice a few things missing from my list of Adobe Supported Software that I choose to teach?

Flash: Because Flash is not supported by all smart devices (a big thanks goes out to Apple for this one), I no longer work with Flash very often. I am a big fan of accessibility, so I choose to spend time keeping current with more universal products.
(If you want to learn animation or motion graphics using outdated ActionScript 2.0, I'll be happy to work with you in Flash.)

InDesign: I have trained to work in InDesign, but, while I am very intuitive in most Adobe Software, InDesign and I never really hit it off. I could teach you the basics, but to be honest, you'd be better off with a different tutor to learn to create publications with InDesign.

Dreamweaver: I use Dreamweaver all of the time, but because the vast majority of my work is done using CSS and hand-coded HTML, I tend to use Dreamweaver as a glorified text editor. This is powerful software with the ability to create some of the elements that I use, but I find hand-coding gives me more control of the layout.

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