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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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Changes to Adobe Classes and New Bootcamps

Students, instructors, and colleagues- I am writing to you today to tell you about some of the exciting changes we are implementing here at Digital Workshop Center.  We are officially in our 10th year of business at Digital Workshop Center and I couldn’t be more excited about the upgrades and new additions to our classes and programs we are bringing into our catalog! Adobe Authorized Training Center Recently, we became an Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC).  After many months of...

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Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet

Download the Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet for FREE! The Digital Workshop Center provides free cheat sheets on many popular software applications. If you are looking for a quick Adobe InDesign reference sheet, then we’ve got just the thing for you! The InDesign cheat sheet includes several useful shortcuts and common commands to help you be more efficient and confident while working in InDesign. Several of these commands are included in our hands-on InDesign Level 1 training class, so if you need...

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3 Reasons to Get Certified in Graphic Design

Over the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion of amazing design content, partly fueled by the popularity of online marketing and small business startups. Everything from logos and flyers to website icons and Facebook banners- the world of graphic design is more in demand than ever before. While many students are choosing to major in the design fields in college, the majority of the talent market is coming from post-graduate people looking to expand their expertise, round out their skill set,...

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Set, Forget InDesign Styles for Consistency

In my opinion, one of the marks of a professional graphic designer is consistency. It is so important to make sure that fonts, colors, and design elements are consistent throughout a project, but also across an entire company brand. Design consistency gives a feeling of familiarity and provides the consumer something to recognize about your products or services. When Adobe InDesign was introduced in the Creative Suite in 2002, it came with a bundle of new features that helped designers ensure...

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