Jonathan Balcombe (Class of 2015) may have found the perfect fit when he took an internship at Creative Services at Clemson University, but what he ended up creating while working there came as a surprise to everyone involved. After completing his first assignment, Jonathan returned to his desk to await the next instructions. While waiting, he began to create illustrator artwork of his favorite animal in Adobe Illustrator using the paint brush tool, a raccoon. Continue…
At ClemsonGC, we are constantly moving between the Adobe Creative Suite programs. One of the more frustrating aspects of using all of the programs is the lack of continuity between the programs in regards to keyboard shortcuts. I was thrilled when I came across this great visual guide from Going Home to Roost and I look forward to printing out these to hang above my desk.
Regularly using Adobe shortcuts can drastically reduce the amount of time spent working on a project and therefore earn you more time playing out in the sunshine or spending time with your buds. So don’t miss the chance to print these out and increase your productivity as a designer today!
Each program in the Creative Suite by Adobe has crossover, but each of the programs- Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, etc- has particular strengths as well.
As designers, we have favorite programs where we feel we can express our ideas best with the tools that are offered, but there will be times when a particular projects demands that we stretch our wings and use the program we feel the least comfortable in because it offers the necessary features to best complete the assignment.
See the article below written on Design Festival by Tara Hornor for her thoughts on jumping ship and transitioning into InDesign.