1-2-1 online training

1-2-1 online training

COVID 19 Update

All bespoke 1-2-1 training courses to be taught remotely till further notice

During the current situation with coronavirus we have decided to provide all of our courses via secure online educational conferencing software till the situation is resolved. We hope to return to classroom training before long. But meanwhile we’ll run our courses using Adobe Connect software which is secure, extremely user-friendly and stable.

How will this training work?

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email from us inviting you to an Adobe Connect meeting. In order to commence the training you need only click on the link at the time and date specified to join the session. If you’d like to try out an Adobe Connect demo, please use this link.

We will be there waiting for you, ready to provide you with bespoke 1-2-1 training on your preferred application.

Easy to set up

It’s really easy to use Adobe connect.
All you need are the following;

  • A computer or laptop with the relevant software (either Mac and Windows – both are fine)
  • An integrated video camera (or an external one)
  • An integrated microphone
    Headphones or earphones that you can use on your computer
  • A reasonably fast, reliable internet connection (hard-wired ethernet is faster than wireless)
  • For the best experience we recommend a large monitor of 21″ or more. Smaller screens work almost as well but you may need to zoom in and out a bit more on those.
  • You should download Adobe Connect software before the your training commences. This will allow you to test your connection and computer before the training day.

So you see, it’s easy to carry out our bespoke training courses online. You can book by the hour – making it easier to fit around your busy schedule.

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Photoshop for kids

Photoshop for kids

Free Webinar

Photoshop for kids

Cartoonize your photos in Photoshop

When: 04/25/2020

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin,
Edinburgh, Lisbon, London

To join the meeting:

Please click on this link 15 minutes before the Webinar and then follow the instructions to set up Adobe Connect

If you've never used Adobe Connect:

Test your connection
by clicking here

Get a quick overview
by clicking here

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art classes for kids

Adobe classes for kids

Adobe classes for kids

Adobe classes for kids

Safe, online classes for children

Sadly many of our kids are now off-school due to the Corona virus.
Turn this into a positive by encouraging them to learn great new skills.
Prepare your kids for an exciting, creative future.

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Adobe Photoshop for kids

We teach several different Adobe classes for kids. Our most popular course by far is our Photoshop courses for kids.

Graphic designers use special software like photoshop to achieve effective images an designs. The main goal of Photoshop course for kids  is to teach children how to enjoy creating images in easy and understandable way.

Drawing is a great way for kids to express themselves. It helps the to develop creative thinking and imagination.

Photoshop program is probably the most popular tool for editing images. In this course, your child will learn how to use and manipulate photographs. Basic editing, retouching and colour correcting of digital imagery.

The goal of this course is to kickstart your kid’s creative career at an early age. To help to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge for a career in the creative arts.

 

Photoshop will help your kids to:

  • Learn the interface, shortcuts and basic function of photoshop
  • Understand how to work with layers
  • Import, combine and export images
  • Learn about color modes and traditional phtography terms
  • Learn to crop, color edit, sharpen and remove imperfections
  • Add type, selection technique and manipulate layer options.

Adobe Photoshop training topics:

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
  • Customize Photoshop
  • Lesson 2: Image adjustments
  • Adjustment layers to improve images
  • Image effects

Lesson 3: Managing Selections and Layers

  • Use Selection Tools
  • Manage Layers
  • Lesson 4: Making Composite Images
  • Repairing images and removing elements
  • combining different images together

Lesson 5: Drawing & Painting Images

  • Draw with Brushes
  • Create Gradients
  • Use Tool Presents

Lesson 6: Drawing Shapes with Vector  Tools

  • Create Images with Vector Paths
  • Use the Shape Drawing Tools
  • Work with Type
  • Type Special Effects

Lesson 7: Using Advanced Layer Techniques

  • Use Filters to Apply Special Effects
  • Apply Special Effects to Layers
  • Use Smart Objects for Non-destructive Editing

Lesson 08: Creating Animation & Video

  • Edit Video
  • Add Graphics, Titling, and Animations to Video
  • Make animated GIFs

Lesson 09: 3D

  • Learn how to import 3D Objects
  • Use Vanshing Point to fit them into a scene
  • Modify Images with Masks

Your Instructor - Angie Taylor

You can rest assured that your instructor is highly qualified for all classes taught at Creative Cabin.

Angie is a lecturer at the Univeristy of Brighton and has taught children at several colleges, schools and universities.

All courses are taught by Angie Taylor. Angie worked as a motion graphic designer for over 25 years. You can see examples of Angie's work here on her portfolio.

Throw any question at Angie and she'll know the answer!

Angie has worked with Adobe since the early 1990's and is one of their Adobe Community Professionals.  She was employed by Adobe’s as Senior Demo Artist for their video products. Angie regularly toured the world, speaking at trade shows and conferences on behalf of Adobe and other companies, such as Apple, Microsoft, Maxon.

Angie is a published author with five books on motion graphic design. She also has several video training courses. These are available on LinkedIn Learning & Lynda.com. Angie also has several tutorials featured on Adobe TV.

In 2014 Angie moved to the south coast to set up her own private art school – Creative Cabin. At the cabin, Angie provides one-to-one bespoke training in several creative software applications.

Angie's passionate about creative training. She loves to inspire designers and artists with new ideas and techniques. You can read some reviews of Angie's training here on Google or Facebook.

If you cant get to Creative Cabin that's no problem. Angie can offer you onsite training. She also offers remote training via Adobe Connect.

Other subjects taught

Drawing

Angie teaches drawing, painting and sculpture. she can teach using traditional materials. If your child prefers, she can teach digital drawing, painting and sculpture skills.

Animation

Angie teaches all types pf animation. Adobe Character Animator is a great place to start for any child wanting to get into animation or game design.

Art appreciation

Angie teaches children about the history of art and design. Using examples that kids can relate to, she brings the stories of art to life.

Problem solving

your Angie teaches practical skills for planning creative projects. She’ll teach children how to be inventive and to think outside the box.

Remote Training

Remote Training

Remote training in your home

All of our training courses can be delivered remotely via web conferencing software. We use a variety of technologies including Zoom, Google Hangouts or Adobe Connect. This means you can recieve 1-2-1 training in the comfort of your own home.

Remote training can be booked hourly or daily. This means you can go at your own speed and we can build the course to fit in with your own busy schedule.

Creative training at your own desk

We teach all levels from beginner to advanced level. Our training courses are taught by a professional artist. Angie Taylor is a professional animator, editor and graphic designer with over 25 years experience.

Learning creative techniques is a life-long skill to aquire. If you want qualifications, our course will help you to prepare for the Adobe authorisation exams. All courses are taught by Adobe Community Expert, Angie Taylor.

 

Remote Online Courses

You can learn via our bespoke, 1-2-1 training courses right here in Brighton. Perhaps you’re not located in Brighton? Or maybe you prefer to carry out the remote training in the comfort of your own home. In these situations, we can provide remote, online training on a 1-2-1 basis.

We use web conferencing software to deliver the training to you. The software makes use of the webcam, microphone and screen sharing services. It’s a great way to deliver 1-2-1 training or training to groups of your employees – without face-to-face contact. This is particularly important in this difficult time as many of us have to self-isolate due to the Corona virus.

1-2-1 bespoke courses

We will develop bespoke course content for you. This will help our delegates get to grips with the basic and advanced concepts. Our remote training course can be delivered as a one-to one course. so there’s just you and the trainer at the desk. We can tailor the course content to help suit your learning needs. We also offer group training via webinars, so all of your employees can be trained, whether they are together in one single location, or all in their own individual homes.

Schedules

Our tutor, Angie has over 25 years of industry practice as a graphic designer. We can offer flexible course times to fit in around your busy schedule. Most courses are held on Thursdays and Fridays but we can also discuss courses for the evening or on weekends. The online, remote training course is instructor-led. This remote raining course can be taken as a part-time evening course or taken over a long period, spread over weekends.

 

 

The benefits of remote software training

1-2-1 attention

Why not hire Angie to create a custom remote training course for you? It will only be you and Angie on the call so you get her complete attention. Unlike other training courses where you often have to share the training with other delegates. We can cover 50% more on a remote course than on a conventional group tarining course.

Bespoke Courses

Creative Cabin training courses are unique and bespoke. Just you and your trainer, working together on developing your goals. We tailor our training to perfectly suit your needs. All courses include; training files to practice with, ongoing support and access to our Linkedin Learning courses for a month.

Ongoing support

Our training includes support so you won’t be left alone after the course finishes. If you have a problem or question you can contact Angie directly at any time.

Project consultancy

We also offer project consultancy services. Angie has worked with some of the UK’s brightest animation talents including; Tim SagarYukai Du,  Belle Mellor. She lectures on the Digital Media MA course at Brighton Art College – a campus of University of Brighton.

Realworld Projects

We encourage you to send along your own projects before the remote training session. Angie will take a look at it beforehand and will prepare fixes before the training takes place. Together you can devise the best working pratices for you. We will also provide project files for you to practice on.

All ages & abilities

We offer personal tuition for people of all ages and abilities. Angie has experience teaching children & adults with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Condition and other neurological conditions.
“I highly recommend the Creative Cabin for Adobe After effects training. Angie is extremely knowledgeable, a great tutor and lovely person. The 1:1 nature of the training meant Angie tailored the training to our business needs which was superb and helped build my skills and confidence. Angie’s knowledge and flair were super inspiring. She’s super helpful and offers lots of tips and tricks. Totally recommend training at the Creative Cabin! I hope to plan another trip to extend my skills.” James Veitch

Comedian

Your training vacation

Come to the seaside for new ideas and inspiration. Creative Cabin is situated on the clifftops, overlooking the English Channel and the South Downs. Software expert, Angie Taylor provides expert software training in this idyllic studio near Brighton. 

Free Tutorials

Angie has created some free tutorials for you to watch. This gives you an idea of Angie’s teaching style. Angie has lots of other free tutorials on Youtube. You can subscribe to her Youtube channel here.

Premium Courses

Angie is a Linkedin Learning instructor. She has several premium courses available on Linkedin Learning that you can access with a membership. If you don’t already have a membership you can get a free trial by subscribing to the Creative Cabin newsletter here.

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Drawing Classes

Drawing Classes

Drawing Classes
& webinars

Angie Taylor runs drawing classes at Creative Cabin near Brighton.
These classes are for individuals or small groups. Angie also offers online webinar classes. So if you can’t make it to the Cabin, no problem. You can learn to draw from the comfort of your own home.

About Your Trainer

Angie Taylor is the trainer for all courses taught at Creative Cabin. She has published several books & articles on motion graphic design. She is an Adobe Community Professional, contributing regularly to Adobe forums. She is a Linkedin learning instructor & teaches on MA Digital Media Arts at University of Brighton. 

Drawing classes, webinars & vacations

Drawing classes

Artist, Angie Taylor runs 1-2-1 drawing classes at Creative Cabin. These classes can be booked on an hourly basis. Angie teaches all levels of drawing with a variety of different materials. You can learn to draw with traditional material, like pencil, ink or charcoal. If you prefer, Angie also teaches drawing on iPads, tablets or computers. She has a fully-equipped studio, located in a beautiful location, overlooking the clifftops near Brighton.

Most drawing classes are run on a 1-2-1 basis but Angie can accommodate groups of 2-4 depending on the time of year and length of booking. Please get in touch to find out more.

Drawing Webinars

Artist, Angie Taylor also delivers 1-2-1 drawing classes as online webinars. These classes can also be booked on an hourly basis. All you need to do is log in, using the unique link sent to you after booking. Angie will teach you how to draw, using Adobe Connect. This allows everyone to share their webcam and microphone as well as their computer screen.

Most drawing classes are run on a 1-2-1 basis but Angie also delivers webinars to groups too. Please get in touch to find out more.

All Classes Include:

  • 1-2-1 specialist tuition
  • Tradional drawing materials
  • Access to tablets, or computers with software
  • Tea, coffee, snacks etc
  • Beatiful views nearby
  • Access to Creative Cabin’s private woodland

Drawing vacations

Artist, Angie Taylor runs her famous “Creative Escape” vacations at Creative Cabin.

Drawing is a wonderful way to relax and to take in the scenery in this beatiful location. Creative Cabin is a self-contained artists studiothat includes accommodation. Wake up with wonderful sea views. Eat delicous, home-cooked organic food. Learn new drawing skills with like-minded people.

Angie teaches all levels of drawing with a variety of different materials. You can learn to draw with traditional material, like pencil, ink or charcoal. If you prefer, Angie also teaches drawing on iPads, tablets or computers. She has a fully-equipped studio, located in a beautiful location, overlooking the clifftops near Brighton.

Most drawing classes are run on a 1-2-1 basis but Angie can accommodate couples. Perhaps you both want to learn to draw? Or perhaps your partner would like to explore the exciting city of Brighton while you spend time honing your craft? There are also golf courses nearby and plenty of other leisure options. Please get in touch to find out more.

Made by Students
of all levels

Expert Instructor

Angie Taylor graduated with a degree in sculpture and drawing from Edinburgh College of Art in 1986. Since then Angie has worked as a designer and artist. She started Creative Cabin in 2014 to teach other people the skills she has developed throughout her career. Angie also teaches at the University of Brighton.
Angie Taylor

Angie Taylor

Drawing, painting & sculpture

From Our Students

Angie’s Creative Cabin. An ideal cozy summer cottage-like training set up. I has access to a top-of-range iMac, many large screens and accessories. It also has a queen-size bed, kitchen and shower room. All overlooking the English Channel.

Angie is a passionate and skilled trainer. She knows how to communicate and make the content easy to digest. Her vast experience has helped me go to the second level and has enriched my pedagogical skills.

My training and “séjour” in the very unique Creative cabin was worth the trip: amazing intensive coaching with an exotic vacation twist.

-Suzanne Côté | Graphic designer

“It was just what I wanted – a cozy place to get away from London life and be near the sea – to walk and feast my eyes on beautiful scenery.

The cabin has a very comfortable bed and from there I could see the sea, while waiting for the rain to stop.

The bathroom has an underfloor heater, which kept my feet toasty when getting from the bed to the loo.

I was able to rest, enjoy seeing bunnies in the garden, and Phil the pheasant, while listening to birdsong upon waking.

Angie was on hand to help, and yet left me to my own devices when I needed to be alone. I recommend a visit, but do it soon, as it is going to be very popular.” -Jamie Wildman

Adventurer

Get In Touch

Please send us a message using the Contact Form to request more information about prices and dates.

Location

We are located about 6 miles from Brighton on the beautiful Sussex coast. On the doorstep of the Sussex Downs.

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Opus | Animation

Opus | Animation

Our senior trainer, Angie Taylor is a working animator, illustrator and motion graphic designer.

“it’s important for me to keep working at my day job – as well as being a training provider. About 50% of my work is training but I still take on a few creative jobs each year in order to test my skills and to develop new techniques. “

This animation was commisioned by Bright Marbles – a Silicon Valley company with an intruiging product, Opus. Opus is a product that uses artificial intellegence to help inventors to articulate and develop their products and ideas. Its a very difficult product to explain as it is quite unique.

“The company were looking for a new way to communicate the benefits of their product. They had previously used video of people talking about the product but felt that this was dull and did not get the concept of the product.

I directed and managed the project. I wanted a style of artwork that was loose, imaginative and humorous. So I decided to collaborate with illustrator, Belle Mellor on this project. I’ve worked with Belle before and I love the loose, freedom, humour and inventiveness of her work.

Together we brainstormed a few ideas, both sketching out a few core concepts. We then developed a script and storyboard based on the ideas becoming characters on a journey through a pipeline. Opus being the heroic, angelic character that helped the ideas on their journey from conception to final product production.

The first stage involved cleaning up the hand drawn images and splitting them into layers in Photoshop. Working out the correct scale of the images was an important factor. When you work in 3D, you tend to zoom in and out of the images. I had to ensure that all line work would look equal during the animation. It’s also important to remove any marks and backgrounds before animation takes place. I used Select and Mask and the Content-aware tools to adapt the drawings for this.

“I used Select & Mask in Photoshop to clean the layers, ready for animation in After Effects.”

I built a 3D pipeline in MasterpieceVR, using my trusty HTC Vive headset. I created the entire project on my Gigabyte Aero laptop. It’s a powerful beast with an on board NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 which coped admirably with all the VR and 3D rendering I threw at it.

This was all imported into Cinema 4D where I used the Sketch and Toon features to match Belle’s hand-drawn look & feel. I then imported the Cinema 4D file into After Effects via the Cineware plugin. In After Effects I composited Belle’s drawings and 2D stop-frame animations into the 3D scene. I also added some of my own animations here, animating some of the characters using the Rubberhose scripts and taking advantage of After Effects new Master properties to help make the complicated structure easier to manage. There’s a tutorial on Master Properties in my course about Rubberhose animation in After Effects here.

I then brought in musician, Lucy Edwards to help with the music. Together we came up with a humourous melody. Lucy played all the parts on my Roland W30 keyboard. I edited and produced it in Apple’s Garageband. I then added a few sound effects in Adobe Audition. I edited the Audio and the Sound effects to the animation in Adobe Premiere Pro. I found that the the Auto-ducking features to make this process failry quick and easy. The final voiceover was added at this satge so that it fitted the animation perfectly.”

You can find out more about Opus – the revolutionary IP Virtual Assistant here.

If you want to learn how to do any of the things mentioned in this article you can book Angie for one-to-one training at Creative Cabin. We run bespoke courses for all types of creative professionals. These courses can be booked at the Creative cabin studio, or can be done remotely via Adobe Connect.

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