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    Pattern Design
  • Photoshop Pattern design course in Amsterdam
    Learn how to create repeats, repeating patterns
  • Photoshop patterns, create patterns in Photoshop, course in English in Amsterdam
    Create collages for beautiful pattern designs
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    Edit photos and create beautiful dessins from collages
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    Combine photos into beautiful pattern designs

During this Photoshop course learn how to create patterns, repeats, that can be used in fashion, wallpaper, packaging and backgrounds

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This Photoshop course teaches you different techniques to create repeating patterns from scratch. Fasion designers and stylists use Photoshop to create patterns: repeats. Patterns that are created in Photoshop are resolution dependent though. It is a good idea to pay attention to this when you start and to use the proper techniques when you design patterns.

During this course you learn how to design repeating patterns. You learn it all from scratch and each lesson focusus on learning how to use the tools for pattern design. You learn how to create these patterns, too, and how to prepare them for repeats.

You don't need to know Photoshop for this course: you learn it all from scratch.

Lesson content Lesson content

Photo collages and pattern designs

During this course you will learn how to create patterns, repeats, in Photoshop. You learn it all from scratch. You will create collages, use layers and combine elements while using special and beautiful effects. You will design patterns that will repeat seamlessly.

The goal of this course is to teach you how to create patterns from scratch. You will learn different techniques to help you choose what to use later. This will help you create the patterns you need for your job.

Practical course

This Photoshop course is for anyone who needs to edit images for projects and designs for fashion patterns, wallpapers, packaging materials and repeating backgrounds.

This course is for anyone who has to edit photos and other images for marketing, creative design and more. We assume your intention and interest are professional and/or creative.

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Photoshop Course
Pattern design lesson 1

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Cutting out elements
Creating photo collages

During this lesson of your Photoshop course you learn how to properly cut out and combine elements. This will help you create collages that are at the heart of Photoshop patterns and to use any elements you like in your designs.

At the end of this lesson you can isolate elements for use in patterns and collages. You will use these skills later when you design your patterns.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Selections and marking tools
Combining selections
Using layers
The layers structure
Isolating elements
Creating photo collages
Retouching edges
Creating and saving files
Understanding document specs

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Pattern design lesson 2

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Fill types
Colour & consistency

During this Photoshop course lesson you will use different types of fills and learn what to pay attention to when you use them. You are going to create hand-drawn designs, or draw after example, and learn how to use colours.

After this lesson you know how to mix colours, what to be aware of when you do, how to apply corrections and how to save and exchange colours for patterns.

Lesson type: combined lesson
Total duration: ± 3 hours

Using the fill options
Special fill techniques
Managing fills
Drawing and painting in Photoshop
Brushes and settings
Brush styles
Colour in Photoshop
Managing colours
Saving colours

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Pattern design lesson 3

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Adjusting colours
Creating decorative elements

This Photoshop course lesson teaches you how to adjust colours in your design and how you can use colour palettes. This way the colours in your designs will be consistent, which is often required when you design patterns.

You will also learn how to use certain tools to create special elements which will be handy once you start designing patterns in Photoshop.

Lesson type: combined lesson
Total duration: ± 3 hours

Restoring colour
Repairing over saturation
Reparing lack of contrast
Reparing dark areas
Looking at light areas
Adjusting elements
Keeping an eye on pattern elements


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Pattern design lesson 4

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Tips & tricks with layers
Layer settings for pattern design

During this lesson you will learn all sorts of tips and tricks for layers and layer content. You are going to add structure to your document which will be crucial when you create patterns: you will want elements to be together later. You will learn about these things and you will put the new techniques to good use.

This lesson is also about composition. you will learn about empty space and position elements by using the Photoshop methods while also using your eyes to keep an eye on the results.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Using the layers part 2
Efficient management
Using special layer options
Document structuring
Ordening layers
Manipulating layer content
Transformation tricks

Photoshop Course
Pattern design lesson 5

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Filters
Filters for pattern design

This lesson of your Photoshop course is about the filters. These are used to add extras to your design. These extras can be purely creative but for patterns, they are incredibly useful. Learn all about filters you really need to know when you design patterns in Photoshop. They will save you time and create interesting effects.

Effects can be used to add sketched results, you can combine this with the skills from the earlier lessons. But you can cut out elements too, or painterly effects that are great for patterns.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Meeting the filters
Using the filter gallery
Special settings for filters
Filters not in the filter gallery
Using special settings
Tips and tricks for filters
Using filters for photo corrections

Photoshop Course
Pattern design lesson 6

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Creating patterns: repeats
Resolution and printing

During this lesson of your Photoshop patterns course you will learn how to create patterns. You learn how to use the proper tools and funcions and which elements can best be used to design patterns in Photoshop.

Each pattern design needs to be perfect for print or its medium. This means you have to learn about resolution, too. Clever tricks when you apply resolutions are important when you want to keep your designs in perfect condition. Learn it all during this lesson and start designing patterns.

Lesson type: single lesson
Lesson duration: ± 2 hours

Repeterende patronen
Elementen op rapport zetten
Inschakelen van slimme functies
De rapport technieken
Echte dessins en patronen maken
Dessins exporteren
Dessins afdrukken


Test lesson of your course or education module

The test lesson

Regular tests
The last lesson of your course or education module is the test lesson. This is attended separately from the group. You will do a few exercises that require the knowledge and new skills you acquired during this training.

InDesign & Dreamweaver Advanced
Since these tests are quite extensive you do these at home. You send in your work at the appointed time and will receive tips and input to adjust things to make your design more professional.

Evaluation

Tests at LearningTrain
If the test takes place at LearningTrain your work will be evaluated after you finished your test.
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you will receive the certificate.

Tests from home
Tests you make at  home or work will be evaluated on appointment
If you sent in all required homework and the final test results are good you you can come over to pick up your certificate.

When is the test?

With individual courses
The test should be scheduled within a month after the last lesson.

With educations
You can schedule the tests during the educaiton but you can also do all the courses at the end of the education, allowing you to have lots of time to practise. This way you use the entire runtime of the education to let things sink in. Schedule your tests within two months after your last lesson.

Questions about this course

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Group training 5 weeks

4 single group lessons +
2 combined lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment

Runtime 5 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Group training 2 days

2 days of 3 lessons +
1 personal test lesson on appointment
Practise week after each lesson

Runtime 2 weeks per module +
Test on appointment
1 extra homework week is possible

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Do you want personal training?

You have class with one fellow student max.
We combine 2 lessons each time, the resulting runtime is 3 weeks.

Group training 5-weeks

Single group lessons: ± 2 hours
Combined lessons: ± 3 hours

Group training 2 days

Two days from:
10:00 - 15:00 hours or
15:00 - 20:00 hours

Personal training

We combine two lessons into 3 hours lessons.

Personal reserved course
Lessons can be combined or booked individually.

Single lessons 1:30 hours
Combined lessons: 3 hours

Homework with this course

Homework after each lesson
You will receive homework each week. Making this homework takes about 12 hours per week in total. If you only do the required assignments you will need about 5 hours per week to do your homework during this course.

When do I send in homework?
You have a week to make your homework: you send it in in the week following your lesson so your teacher can evaluate your work.

Homework correction & questions

Homework correction
Your teacher reserves time each week to correct and evaluate your work. You will receive corrections and tips, if necessary. There are guide lines to send in your work: you will receive them during your first lesson.

Answering questions
About 12/15 minutes are reserved for questions at the start of each lesson. This allows your fellow students to learn from your questions and the answers.

Software installation tips
About Adobe software

Needed during class

  • A notebook and pen
  • Your laptop (if you don't have one you can use one of our computers)
  • If you bring your laptop, the software for your course should be installed
  • Practising material: when you enroll specify whether or not you use your own laptop so you can install practising material in advance.

Please note the software for your course should be installed before class, there is no time to install it during class and this would mean you wouldn't be able to do the exercises.

Needed to make homework

  • If software is needed during your course you can buy it or download a trial.
  • A computer (preferably desktop).
  • Optional: a Wacom tablet to design more freely. Attention: for some Wacom functions you really need the legal Adobe software.

This course includes

  • Course fees
  • Syllabus
  • Test
  • Extra practise time to prepare for your test (one month max)
  • Digital or printed books with exercises, homework and a recap of what was addressed
  • Extra assignments and tools for which there is not enough time during class
  • Extra telephone and email support in between lessons
  • Homework
  • Homework correction
  • A week aftercare

And the software?

You take care of the software yourself, as Adobe Preferred Partner we can only sell multi licenses and seats to companies.
You either buy the software or install a trial.

If you already own Adobe software there is no need to purchase the subscription based Cloud applications. The following suites are still perfectly usable:

Creative Suite CS4 through CS6

Knowledge

You don't have to know anything about Photoshop to attend this course. You will learn it all from scratch and can join, even if you have never used any Adobe application before. You learn it all from scratch which will help you quickly perform important tasks and to special assignments.

Handy computer skills

It is a good idea to be handy using your computer.

This means you can install programs (you will have to install software most times) and you can organise, monitor and manage your folders and files.

Group course

Regular runtime
5 weeks
+ personal test lesson

€ 825,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 998,25 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€    950,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.149,50 including 21% BTW

Personal course, 2 pers. max

Regular runtime
3 weeks
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.195,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.445,95 including 21% BTW

2-days runtime
2 full days with 3 lessons
+ personal test lesson

€ 1.600,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.936,00 including 21% BTW

 

Do you need to be trained on your own?

In that case special schedules are possible. You can combined more lessons, or attend them at a special pace.

Personal AND reserved training (1 pers. max)

€ 2.400,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 2.904,00 including 21% BTW

Reviews

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Sneaky steekjes :)

Ik wilde je even laten weten wat ik van de cursus vond.
Deze vond ik echt goed. Als je niets van Photoshop weet is het, denk ik, zeer pittig. Er ging meer tijd inzitten dan ik had gedacht maar dat maakte niet uit want je hoeft de oefeningen niet direct in te leveren en je hebt tijd om het door te nemen en later om te oefenen voor de toets.
Het cursusmateriaal was duidelijk en geraffineerd grappig. Af en toe heb ik hardop gelachen, wat een sneaky steekjes! Er was genoeg te oefenen en genoeg beeldmateriaal. En toen het werd aangeleverd, werkte het ook nog allemaal. De mogelijkheid vragen te stellen tijdens de les of over de mail heb ik als prettig ervaren. Hoewel ik eerder met Photoshop heb gewerkt, heb ik veel nieuws geleerd en handiger leren werken.
Simone van D.

Nooit meer foto's geloven

Ik geloof nooit meer de foto's die ik in de bladen zie. Wat een eyeopener deze cursus. Wat een heerlijke voorbeelden en oefenmateriaal. Volgend jaar kom ik terug voor de andere twee Photoshop cursussen.
Kim Y.

Ik kan nu alles

Ik vond mezelf nooit zo'n computermens maar als ik kijk naar de uren die ik spendeer aan het werken met Photoshop... Gelukkig is mijn baas er enorm blij mee. En wat een wereldlesmateriaal! Bedankt jongens!
Wouter S.

Running back

I went to other schools for Photoshop and CAD but boy I am running back to this school to learn Dreamweaver and Flash. I have never seen better quality training.
Richard B.

Portfolio

Ik heb door mijn aangemaakte portfolio inmiddels een baan gevonden. Ik Photoshop bijna de hele dag. Hoe alles kan lopen he.
Michel de J.

Wat kan ik al veel!

Heb nog maar twee lessen gehad maar zit nu al druk de portretten van mijn dochters te bewerken! Wat kan ik al veel!
Irene van der P.

Human Being

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of my teacher and her stunning sense of humor. I have to admit it took me a while to get used to it since it is quite dry at times but she is refreshing and heart warming and a real Human Being. Even though I can't really afford the second course I am going to attend it simply because I feel I am becoming a better and more creative person because of this fantastic training.
Alois B.

Stump

After a few lessons I noticed there was always an answer to the questions. I tried to stump her but could not do it. Gave up! Had fun!
Gary Russell

Verslaafd

Ik wist niet dat ik zoveel zou leren. Ik dacht 'ik doe het er even bij' maar al na de eerste les had ik door dat dat me niet makkelijk zou afgaan. Ik heb doorgezet, gelukkig was het echt een feestje. Ik ga door met de andere cursussen, ben verslaafd!
Cor R.

Questions about Photoshop

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What is Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is an Adobe Systems application that is primarily used to create images for print and multimedia. It is the application of choice of most professional image editors.

The core functions

Photoshop allows you to edit photographic images such as images from a digital camera or internet. Use Photoshop to adjust colours, isolate elements, remove backgrounds and much more until your images and photo collages are perfect for print and digital media.

Is Photoshop difficult?

No, Photoshop is not difficult although this is different for each student. If you don't have any experience with any of the Adobe applications you may need a bit more time getting the hang of it.

Practical lessons to learn it all

You will see during the first class that everything is well explained. With our more targeted and personal approach (even though you're in a group) there is no doubt you will learn it all!

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Do I have to be a photographer?

Many LearningTrain students are photographers, yes. But you don't have to be a photographer to attend Photoshop or to use Photoshop. Not at all!

Use your own images

During the courses you can use your own photographs but you can use images from stock sites just as well. Your courses include images to work with to do the exercises and to create free artwork.

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So many options

You edit photos with Photoshop. And this is a very short description: there is so much you can do with it that it's difficult to catch this into a few words. Find a few core functions below.

Isolate elements: remove backgrounds

With 'isolation' one usually means an element is going to be cut out. This can be an animal, a person or something else. Its background is removed so it can be used in an other photo to create a photo collage.

Corrections

Photo corrections are incredibly useful. With good corrections you can tweak the colours, adjust the tone and even tint of elements. You can remove colour casts and adjust the tonal values.

Photo restaurations

You can restore images in Photoshop and do this perfectly. Old, damaged photos can be scanned and restored, even photos that were taken under poor conditions or that contain unwanted elements can be fully restored so they can be well used in all your designs.

Editing holiday pictures

You may come home finding some or your precious photos are not as good as you thought they would look. Lighting can be off, colours can be wrong. You can edit all images taken with your digital camera in Photoshop. But you can even scan your classic photos, or their negatives, and edit them in Photoshop.

Create images for InDesign

if an image is going to be used in InDesign it is best to prepare it for this yourself: this way you have everything under control and don't depend on third parties to do this. You need Photoshop for this.

Images for websites & multimedia

Photoshop is a real star in creating images for websites, news letters and multimedia. You can for instance create banners for websites, buttons and everything you need for the total design.

Cropping and resizing

An image is usually not in the correct size for the job. They need to be cropped or resized to get the most out of them and to use them the right way. This is all something you do in Photoshop.

The correct resolution

Images are not always in the correct resolution. This means an image may not have to right resolution for the job, it may for instance not be correct for print with different printing techniques. Use Photoshop to adjust resolution and make them perfect for your design goal.

Designing websites

You can design websites in Photoshop. To be honest: Illustrator is much handier for this. But the photos, the images you will use on the websites will really have to be edited in Photoshop. Saving for all sorts of media is a great thing to do in Photoshop, it will make your life much easier.

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Illustrator: vectors

Resolution independent artwork is artwork that can be scaled without quality loss. This means you can design something really small but still print it in a huge size without losing any of the quality and detail. In Illustrator you create such resolution independent artwork. Artwork you create during an Illustrator course can be scaled without becoming blotty and blorry, as is the case when you make something bigger in Photoshop

Photoshop: pixels

In Photoshop you usually don't use vectors but pixels: the smallest colour units that images are made of. Photos are very sensitive to scaling and transforming. This means that there are less things you can do in Photoshop where resizing is concerned and that you have to design at a specific size. But in Illustrator you can't edit images. You can only edit images, photos, in Photoshop and other image editing software.

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Start at the beginning!

You will usually enjoy starting with the first Photoshop Course. Even if you have used Photoshop for quite a while you will learn handy things that will save you a lot of time, and lots of surprising extras.

Learn it all

You will learn how to use a lot of tools and functions and use drawing tools and special transformation tools. You will learn Photoshop typgraphy so you can combine photos and text into wonderful designs.

 

Get in touch

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Just ask us what you want so we can help find you the best possible course, the one that will teach you what you need to know in your personal situation and that will help you do your job. Because each person is different and needs to perform their own tasks.

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Complete Education

During the Photoshop Education you learn everything that is addressed during the Photoshop Course, the Photoshop Advanced Course, the Photoshop Course Professional and the Photoshop Course Expert. With lots of extras of course: you will combine a lot.

You learn it all from scratch. The education focuses on using Photoshop professionally and assures you learn it all correctly. You start with creating photo collages and combining photo elements, you then continue with the use of filters, photo corrections, restaurations and finally finish it all by creating files that will print perfectly and that are great to use in multimedia, digital presentations and print.

All is addressed, you will have very little questions left after this education.

Photoshop Education runtime

This education consists of 4 modules and takes 28 lessons to complete.

The modules can be attended consecutively but it's usually a good idea to have a break in between the modules.
The most popular is the schedule that allows for a longer break after the first two modules, after which you can continue with the remaining two modules. You start in september, practise during the end of year break and continue in January.

Once you practised enough you book the tests for the different modules. The exam is done after that, you can do the tests and the exam within two months after finishing your education.

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Photoshop Course Advanced

During the advanced Photoshop course you learn how to prepare images for both print and digital media.

You learn all about resolutions and use contrast, colour corrections and more to create perfect images for InDesign and other applications. Your images are ready for print.

Photoshop Course Professional

During the Photoshop professional course you learn how to use the history functions, all sorts of document modes and blend modes and much more.

You use more complex settings and combinations to create the result you are after.

 

Photoshop Course Expert

This Photoshop Expert Course puts the cherry on the cake. You will use lots of extra techniques to make perfect use of your image material. You use colour profiles and channels to make specialist adjustments.

During the Photoshop Expert course you learn how to use special corrections layers and how to apply specialistic photo enhancements.

You use the 'Pen' tool to create work paths. These are used to do a lot of different things in Photoshop. You will combine this knowledge with the use of channels, special enhancements and adjustments.

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Photoshop Course Pen & Path

Learn how to use the 'Pen' tool during this course. You use the Pen tool to create work paths.

After the work paths have been created you put them to good use. There is a lot you can do with them and you can do that in different ways that each have their pros and cons. Learn it all from scratch and then combine this with what you already know about Photoshop.

Animeren met Photoshop

Photoshop is used to create animations, too. You can create a 'drawn' animation from scratch or use more advanced options and special elements.

There are two different types of animations. Learn how to use both and create animations with Photoshop during this fun course.

 

Photoshop Course Pattern Design

This course is for you if you want to learn how to create patterns in Photoshop. You start from scratch, the course focuses on creating patterns.

Patterns are used for special fills but the technique is incredibly useful if you want to create patterns that are going to be used in fashion, wallpaper design and much more. A famous Dutch designer company came here to learn Illustrator, they use Illustrator to design patterns too.

The patterns are then printed on silk, cotton and other fabrics. Each fabric is different and requires special attention. Learn tips and tricks during your course.

Photoshop Course Brushes

Brushes are terrific extras to create extra elements and special edges. They are used to refine elements you cut out and form the heart of designs, they are important.

Creating brushes requires attention and skills. You will learn lots of tips and tricks to help you create brushes that are perfect for the job and that can be used with as many Photoshop tools as possible.

You need prior knowledge to attend this course.

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Thomas Knoll, de grondlegger van Photoshop: een Amerikaan.

Do you know who this is?

This is Thomas Knoll, de developer of Photoshop. He is the man who, with his brother, 'invented' Photoshop back in 1988. In those days it was not an Adobe application, on the contrary. The brothers really had to drag their software all over the place to find an investor and they tried Adobe which was not interested in it at all at first.

Ever since those early days Photoshop became better and better. Learn all you really need  during the Photoshop course that is best for you. Discover all you need to use Photoshop professionally, or even if you use it just for fun.

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That depends on the design

If you create layouts, designs, for publications that require a lot of pages, as is the case with magazines and brochures, you're much better off with InDesign, yes. InDesign is used to layout books too. If you have to combine a lot of images with text and add footers, headers and page numbers for instance InDesign is really the program you should use. In InDesign you will have a wealth of options for typography, too.

But...

Photoshop is terrific to create 1-page designs such as posters. I have to admit Illustrator is even handier for this though. In Illustrator you can so easily adjust colours and elements, it's easy to add illustrations and images and it's much better with text. What's more: Illustrator has more options for text. But still, Illustrator is less handy to create multi page layouts, just like Photoshop.

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Photoshop & Illustrator

You will most often combine Photoshop with Illustrator. Creating sharp vector illustrations can not really be done in Photoshop since it is too time consuming and limited.

In Illustrator, you can quickly create ayouts for flyers, posters and other designs. What's more: in Illustrator your designs are perfectly scalable without quality loss.

The combination of Illustrator and Photoshop is fantastic: Photoshop allows you to make your designs softer, Illustrator allows you to create stunning mood boards with special elements in them. Combine these two for the most fantastic results.

Learn Illustrator.

TIP It is usually a clever move to know both Illustrator and Photoshop. Once you know both, you won't want to go back.

Photoshop & Indesign

You place images in InDesign: photographic material. These images can not be edited in InDesign though, so Photoshop and InDesign are almost always combined. In InDesign, you create the perfect layouts for magazines, brochures and books. The images you use can be edited and prepared in Photoshop to have all the control you need.

As a graphic designer with only InDesign skills you will soon find yourself wanting some Photoshop knowledge, if only to scale images properly and create good cut-outs. Or even to isolate elements. Combine Photoshop with InDesign for the best results.

TIP Learn InDesign to combine your images and other artwork in beautiful layouts.

Learn InDesign!

Photoshop & webdesign

Websites, icons and buttons are very often created in Illustrator, see the buttons above.

But still: without Photoshop webdesign will become a bit more tricky. You will need Photoshop to crop images, to create collages or even to retouch images from your clients. Most webdesigners can't perform properly without Photoshop.

More about webdesign.

Photoshop & Animate

You will most definitely need Photoshop during your Flash course. You can use Photoshop to create backgrounds and even images that you can animate in Flash.

You can use Photoshop to save them in the best possible format, too. This will make the animations easier to load, even though of course Flash also has features to keep the size down, doing the necessary pre work in Photoshop will save you time and will make your graphics easier to implement.

Animate course

 

 

 

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