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KelbyOne Stuff – New class and Photoshop World

02 Mar
2nd March 2016

Thank you for dropping by, it’s very much appreciated.

I’m really excited to have my first ever KelbyOne class launch on Thursday 3rd March.

You can get a free 10 day trial here, just scroll down the page for the free trial.

Dave Clayton - KelbyOne InDesign

Dave Clayton – KelbyOne InDesign Class

It’s an InDesign class, a subject I am very passionate about and hopefully will teach something useful to some of you. Following up on this I hope to have an article in Photoshop User magazine very soon on the same subject and then my first class at Photoshop World this July, ‘Intro to InDesign’.

Dave Clayton - KelbyOne InDesign - Photoshop World 2016

In the Kelbyone class I will show you how easy it can be to create a simple flyer for a business or your business with some simple techniques and a few little extras to make it that little bit better.

My Photoshop World class will be a little bit about me, my background and why I love print and design and how you can add it to your skill set and make some extra revenue from it. I think we come across more media created by and with InDesign than Photoshop! I will show you how to be inspired by that and what you can learn from it and how to use it to learn from. The next day, Terry White also has an InDesign class where he will teach you the additional bells and whistles, tips and tricks to take your design even further.

Dave Clayton - KelbyOne InDesign - Photoshop World 2016

I really appreciate all the kind comments so far and the support from so many people, it really means a lot. It’s a very proud moment for me to appear, stand and teach among the very people I admire and have learned from going way back to the days of buying MacDesign mag and Layers mag. I’ve watched so many KelbyOne classes, episodes of Photoshop User TV, been to many Photoshop Worlds and read endless issues of Photoshop User magazines be where I am today.

I’ll have some cool give aways very soon and something VERY special that’s Photoshop World related VERY soon!!

Watch this space and please sign up to my newsletter here

Thanks as always

Dave

New Year, New Website

22 Feb
22nd February 2016

Finally, after a couple of years, I have decided to go back to having my own website. For the most part I have pretty much said all I wanted to say via social media but as I have started to work on more projects and finding myself wanting to share more I opted for the tried and trusted website again (please excuse the very basic theme layout for now, I’m a designer and as such I will naturally be very fussy about the final look and probably take way too long deciding. I’ll probably spend the same amount of time on a  new logo!!) 🙂

Dave Clayton - Photo by Glyn Dewis

I’ve been a graphic designer in some way, shape or form for most of my life, professionally for the last 20 years in various jobs. It’s also my ‘hobby’ and a subject that really gets me excited.

I’m a ‘full timer’, in that I hold down a regular job with a regular company, fortunately as a designer in a marketing role. I also work on a lot of design stuff when I’m not at work. I love it! As I start to add more of my content here you’ll start to realise why I am so passionate about graphic design, typography, branding and print!

I’ve been connected to KelbyOne in one way or another since around 1998. I first discovered Scott Kelby via his old MacDesign magazine, then Layers magazine before discovering Photoshop User and NAPP. Finding them was a huge step in my learning and since being associated with them, as their official UK Evangelist and now as an instructor, I have never looked back. As far as I am concerned, you won’t find a better resource anywhere else.

I will be adding more of my work here over the coming days and weeks, including tutorials and other useful bits and pieces.  In the meantime, thanks for visiting!

Until then…

Dave