Welcome to our first installment of our new blog series Ask Nicole! In this new series, Nicole will answer a new question asked by a student or social media follower (you can ask a question here). Enjoy!
My new InDesign 101 class launched last year, and I’m excited to share my first InDesign video tutorial with you! It’s a quick and easy 5 minute calendar project! InDesign is a great program for multiple page documents, which makes it the ideal program for making calendars. It seemed like a good tutorial to start 2015 with, and now that you’ll know how to make your own calendar, you won’t need to buy one for this year!
Have you mastered all the Photoshop 101 basics? Are you looking for new and advanced Photoshop challenges? If so, then we have some good news for you! Holly’s Photoshop 102 class is launching next Monday and she will teach you all kinds of exciting tips and tricks, including how to extend complicated backgrounds in your photos quickly and easily using an awesome tool called Content Aware Scale. And she’s prepared a little teaser video showing how to use this tool in less than 3 minutes to extend a cityscape background!
Ribbon banners are a very “in” graphic design trend, you’ve seen ’em on greeting cards and posters and everywhere in between. Well now you can easily add this fun look to all your designs by watching Illustrator 101 & 102 teacher Holly’s newest free video tutorial!
And click here to download the free set of watercolor brushes to practice the tutorial!
Here at Nicole’s Classes, Japanese washi tape might be one of our favorite inventions ever (maybe only second to ice cream and the computer). We even use it when we package up textbooks to send out to our customers!
And while we love the look of washi tape in real life, sometimes we want to add that same adorable and kitschy look to our graphic designs, especially when creating digital scrapbooks.
In this video tutorial, Illustrator 101 teacher Holly shows you all the steps to creating your own plain and patterned washi tape in Illustrator. Her quick and easy tutorial will have you adding washi tape to anything and everything (and we do mean everything — it’s too cute not too) in a matter of minutes!
Watch the video right over here!
My new and improved Photoshop 101 class starts today! I wanted to share with you one of the many amazing tips you are going to learn in the class: masking using type in Photoshop!
Want to learn more about how to use Photoshop to enhance your images, blog and more? Take my online class starting today!
I have an exciting new video tutorial for you today on a new feature in Illustrator Creative Cloud — Live Corners! You will be amazed at this new tool and how easy it is to use!
Want to learn about other time saving features in Illustrator? Take my online class starting next week!