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M4C Research Festival 2019 Winner

Adobe InDesign Poster A4

We are proud to announce that for the second year running, a delegate from our Adobe InDesign training course has won the Midlands4Cities Research Festival 2019 Poster Presentation which took place on the 23rd May 2019.

The winner of the display competition was Bettina Bodi who delivered a game-avatar concept poster based on her thesis “Agency as Game Design Affordance in Avatar-Based Video Games”. Betti can be found on Twitter at @betti_bodi.

Adobe InDesign Poster - Bettina Bodi

The M4C event provides an opportunity for doctoral students to showcase their projects to a public audience. The research was displayed and performed in research relays, posters and digital stories.

Being based at the University of Nottingham’s Jubliee Campus, has meant that some students haven’t had to travel far from home to get to the two day training sessions. In total, 18 students attended a crash course in Adobe InDesign, followed by advice on presenting research information in poster format.

Our Adobe InDesign courses are delivered by an Adobe Certified Instructor with more than 10 years experience using InDesign for commercial print and digital work. For more information about the Introduction to Adobe InDesign training check out the course page.

Living Coral is the Pantone Colour of 2019

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019It was time again for the Pantone Colour Institute to announce their pick for Colour of the Year. We did an article last year on the really popular Ultra Violet (18-3838) colour choice which was described as inventive and imaginative.

This time around, the 2019 Colour of the Year is Living Coral (Pantone 16-1546 TCX or Pantone 2345 C – yes, an easy one to remember). Living Coral is described as vibrant, yet mellow by Pantone and is inspired by a need to relax and promote human interaction, in world of constantly shifting digital landscapes. (more…)

InDesign CC – Threaded Text Frames

Indesign Threaded Text Training

If you happen to be working in Adobe InDesign on a magazine, newsletter or even a large book divided into chapters, it is a good idea to only thread together the text frames belonging to a single article or chapter. Depending on the size of the publication, threading together all the text frames in the layout could get overwhelming and possibly lead to text in the wrong place. (more…)

Photoshop CC – Dehaze

Adobe Photoshop Dehaze

The latest update to Camera Raw (ACR) in Adobe Photoshop has seen a welcomed move of the Dehaze feature. As the name suggests, Dehaze is capable of removing haziness from photographs as well as the ability to add a bit of haze for effect. (more…)

InDesign CC 2018 – Paragraph Borders

InDesign CC 2018 introduces a new feature called Paragraph Borders. Previous versions of Adobe InDesign included the ability to add paragraph shading, but now we’re able to add one or more borders around a paragraph of text. Together with paragraph shading it is now possible to create standout content without the need for additional text frames. (more…)

Photoshop CC – Curvature Pen Tool

Curvature Pen Tool

Photoshop CC 2018 provides a great new tool for creating vector paths and shapes. The Curvature Pen tool instinctively allows you to draw vector paths and then simply push and pull them to change their curve. No more need for Bezier curves although they’re still available via the Direct Selection Tool. (more…)