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Creating Vintage Effects in Photoshop

The use of vintage style effects on modern photography is as popular as it’s ever been, and shows no signs of abating anytime soon. With social media platforms such-as Instagram popularising the look there are now numerous websites, presets and apps dedicated to giving your images that retro, matt effect.

Vectors v Rasters in Print

If you’ve been using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign for any length of time you’ll, no doubt, have heard the terms vectors and rasters (or pixels). And, equally likely, been told that vectors are ‘resolution independent’ whereas raster images have a fixed resolution. But what does that actually mean in terms of our artwork and how it ends up on our page?

Google Colour Converter

Converting colours from one colour space to another is an everyday task for many creative workflows and most often we’ll do this via the colour panel in our chosen software.

But if ever you need to quickly ping some colours from RGB to HEX, or need a rough CMYK breakdown Google has it’s own colour converter built into the browser.

Extracting and editing PDF file content

With the PDF long established as one of the common currencies of the creative industries, it’s not unusual to have clients hand you a PDF and ask if you can take an image or a logo from within the file for use in an alternate layout. In an ideal world we would always want to go back to the source file and get the original content but sometimes the original file isn’t available, or there simply isn’t time.