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    What is a Raw File?

    By | Published July 25, 2012

    Understanding the basics of photography and how digital images are stored is important if you want to be able to produce great images. Using tools such as Photoshop for editing can greatly enhance an image, but how it’s stored on your camera in the first place can make a big difference to what you can […]

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    Using the Quick Selection Tool

    By | Published July 18, 2012

    The Quick Selection tool lets you select the outline of a shape within an image (for example, this yellow flower that I need to cut out and paste into another image) without having to manually trace its outline. This is easiest to do with bold shapes that stand out from the background, but you can […]

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    5 Reasons To Use Images to Market Content

    By | Published July 5, 2012

    Maybe 1,000 words of text was okay in 2001, but it’s 2012 now and tastes have changed! Images are now vital to the popularity and shareability of web content. People just like visual content. Whether it is images, videos or even the design on the page and site – if you grab attention with your […]

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    Great Photography Tips

    By | Published June 22, 2012

    We’ve put together some ideas to improve your photography. Not everything can be done in Photoshop! Whilst great editing skills (the ones you’ll learn on our Photoshop course), can make a world of difference, getting a great image in the first place is essential. Even if you are already a pro, sometimes it’s quite good to […]

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    How to Spot a Photoshopped Image

    By | Published May 29, 2012

    As people become more adept at manipulating digital photography (for instance, by coming on our Photoshop course!) – and as the technology for it advances – it is becoming more and more tricky to spot a photoshopped image. So where do you start? Look at the colours Nothing gives an image more of the wow-factor […]

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    5 Tools to Print Pictures from Facebook, Instagram and Other Social Sites

    By | Published May 22, 2012

    Once you have used your Photoshop skills to edit your favourite photos and shared them with your friends on your social networks, you can use the tools in this post to print them! In these digital times it is all too easy to upload a photo onto the web and then forget about it. We […]

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    Pet Photography Tips: Getting the Perfect Picture of your Pooch

    By | Published May 3, 2012

    Here at Silicon Beach Training, we are big fans of Rhian White’s dog photography so we asked for some tips on getting the perfect pooch picture. We think you will agree that the following post is crammed full of them so have a read and then go and take your dog for a walk with […]

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    Photography Tips – A Different Point of View

    By | Published March 5, 2012

    We don’t always talk about Photoshop Training and InDesign Training, sometimes we talk about photography! In this post, Heather Buckley gives her tips on shooting photographs from ‘A Different Point of View’… I’ve been asked to name, judge and instruct a group of photographers’ work in response to a theme. The attendees will be of […]

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    Pinteresting Images – Pinterest’s Visual Social Network

    By | Published March 2, 2012

    Images have always helped enhance blog posts. However, thanks to Pinterest, adding a visual representation to your blog posts has now become critical for increasing your traffic from social networks. The challenge when promoting content on Twitter is coming up with a clickable summary for your link in under 140 characters (even less when you […]

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    Winning Tips for Wildlife Photography

    By | Published February 21, 2012

    In this guest post Daniel Padavona looks at how you can achieve higher quality wildlife photos, looking at equipment, set up and approach. It is often frustrating to return from a photography trip only to realise that some of your favourite compositions have not coming out as well as you hoped. Attend one of our […]

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