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The ABCs of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde. Most people use two...

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Adobe Photoshop 2018 New Features

What is new in the 2018 version of Adobe Photoshop? Since its inception, every year Adobe adds exciting new features.  The quality of Adobe products is almost unmatched in the software world.  Each year, we find ourselves with a renewed sense of excitement from the features Adobe has for the Photoshop community and that we can bring to the classroom to share with students at Digital Workshop Center. This year is no exception. The 2018 new features of Photoshop include new ways to work with...

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Community Spotlight – Adobe Graphic Design Instructor – Alan Peters

Adobe Creative Cloud expert brings a wealth of experience to the DWC instructor team When Digital Workshop Center began offering classes in Denver, Colorado, we looked to the local graphic design community for experts in their field to join our instructor team.  Alan Peters was one of our first hires for the position, and he brings a wealth of experience in marketing and graphic design. For classes on Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Adobe InDesign, Alan brings real-world experience to...

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Latest trends of eLearning with the Adobe Creative Cloud

Incorporating eLearning into online, Fort Collins and Denver classes As an Adobe Authorized Training Center, it is vital that we utilize as many eLearning tools in the classroom as possible. With classes now held in 3 locations (streaming online, Fort Collins, and Denver), we rely on eLearning tools more than ever. Let’s first examine the trends of eLearning with Adobe Creative Cloud and understand how Digital Workshop Center fits into that puzzle. Trends of the eLearning industry The...

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Community Spotlight – Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro Instructor – Phillip Broste

Adobe visual effects and production expert now teaching at DWC The instructors at Digital Workshop Center have amazingly diverse backgrounds in their respective fields. We look to hire those that have a great blend of technical skills, as well as interpersonal communication and classroom skills.  That balance is not always easy to find. For our Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro classes, we recently hired Phillip Broste as a new instructor.  Phil’s background in visual effects...

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How to be Selective with Color: An Expert’s Photoshop Adjustment Secret

Learn how to be selective with color from Josh Hardin Vibrant color is one of the most important trademarks of my photography. I love viewing the lush variegated green tones of forest scenes, the luminescent red clouds in a sunset sky or the piercing blue eyes of a portrait subject. I’d like to share my favorite Photoshop secret for enhancing the color of my images. In fact, I use this adjustment on almost all of my photos before uploading them to the Web or making prints. Not so long ago,...

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