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Software Training in Brighton

Angie Taylor provides Adobe software training in Brighton and surrounding areas. She creates her own motion graphic design and animation from her studio at Creative Cabin near Brighton. In-between freelance jobs she offers training and accommodation to other designers, editors and artists who need a quiet, inspiring place to learn and relax.

Software training is delivered on a one-to-one basis and courses are customised for each individual client. All levels of experience are catered for. You can choose from pre-designed training courses that cover all levels of user from beginners to advanced power-users.

Angie also designs bespoke Adobe software training courses to cover more specific or unusual requirements for those who prefer to concentrate only on specific features of the application?

Software training courses


Real World projects

Anyone can follow step-by-step tutorials but we don’t believe that this “watch and follow” technique is the best approach for learning software – it doesn’t cultivate confidence. Our aim is to get you to a stage where you use the software intuitively.

Problem solving

The best way to master any software application is to go through a process of problem-solving on your own projects. Together, you and your trainer will work out the best approach to get the results you want from the software training.

We can provide purpose-built training files to teach you certain concepts and techniques but we can also work on your own projects if you’re happy to bring them along.

Angie Taylor is your trainer, she loves nothing better than helping her clients figure out the techniques they need to achieve their design goals. She believes in building your knowledge and confidence by showing you inspiring examples and encouraging you to work out the best methods to adopt. You can see examples of Angie’s training here on the Videos page.

Angie also provides training in the following subjects; Sketching & Drawing, Storyboarding & Animatics, Principles of Color Theory, Typography Essentials, Principles of Composition, Creating a Showreel or Portfolio and basic website design with WordPress.


Designers and Artists can rent the Cabin for as little as £99.95 per night. It is a completely self-contained studio apartment with sleeping area, shower room, kitchen and work area. Find out more about the facilities here.

Happy clients

At the Cabin Angie has trained a variety of clients. Previous clients include designers from BBC, JCDecaux, Modern Toss, Sky Creative, ITV, Cartoon Network, The Post People, European Parliament, JCDecaux, BBH London, Adobe, Skype, Axa Healthcare and Barton Willmore..  You can read reviews of the training and acommodation here. To find out more about these affordable courses near Brighton and to view course outlines, please visit the Training page.

Booking the Cabin

Please use the Contact page to contact Angie for more details about course content and availability. If you’re interested in booking the cabin accommodation,  training or a package that includes both, please book here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab tab_id=”1409467822195-5″ title=”Benefits”][vc_column_text]

Benefits of one-to-one training

Angie Taylor’s courses are one-to-one and totally unique. There’s only you and Angie in the Cabin so you get her complete attention for the entire course – unlike corporate training courses where you often have to share the training with several other delegates.


You can have employees trained individually for less than the cost of a group training course at a dedicated training centre – making sure they learn exactly what the techniques they need. It’s more cost-effective than you may expect.

No need for all of your designers or editors to be out of the office on the same day, leaving you short-staffed. Send them to the Cabin one-at-a-time for the individual training they need.

Go at your own speed

With a one-to-one training course at the Creative Cabin you can explore the software at your own speed while Angie guides you and suggests best practices with the software.

Work on meaningful projects and files

Angie provides well-designed, structured training exercises for you to follow that will get you up to speed in no time. If you prefer you can bring along your own projects so you and Angie can work on those together.

Solve problems and come up with solutions

Problem-solving and coming up with new ideas is Angie’s speciality – she loves to suggest ways to improve and refine your workflow to get the very best from your software.

Be trained by a working designer and author

Angie only offers training for a few days every month. When the Cabin is not being used for training Angie creates motion graphic and animation projects from the Cabin for her own clients who she works for on a freelance basis.

Over the past 20 years Angie has trained hundreds of motion graphic designers, video editors and artists on software applications such as; Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator and Maxon Cinema 4D.

Angie is a published author with five books published on the subjects of Adobe After Effects and motion graphic design. She is also an author of training courses at Lynda.com.

Make your training a vacation

The Creative Cabin is situated in an idyllic spot near Brighton in the UK with panoramic views across the English Channel.

All training packages include accommodation in the private, comfortable self-contained studio apartment – this is yours for the duration of your stay. Kick back and relax when you’re not training, enjoy some home-cooked food while watching movies on the HDTV or playing Playstation games. The more adventurous guests may want to take a trip into the centre of Brighton to unwind in style.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Location” tab_id=”1409326738-1-7″][vc_column_text]Creative Cabin - Residential Software TrainingThe cabin is a completely self-contained studio apartment with amazing sea views.

It’s the perfect escape for artists, authors, designers or musicians wishing to retreat from their daily routines and responsibilities.

Getting away to an inspirational space like this can enliven creative development and focus attention.

Angie offers very reasonable prices for customised, one-to-one training courses, tailored to suit each individual’s needs.

To find out more check out the other tabs on this page or visit the Creative Cabin website.

About the Cabin

The Studio Area

At one end of the studio is a large work desk with ergonomic chairs where the training will take place. There’s wireless internet throughout the cabin and various drawing and painting materials can also be provided.

The Kitchen

The kitchen area has a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave/ oven/grill combi where you can make your own food. Alternatively, home-cooked, organic food can be provided if you prefer. We also cater for all special dietary requirements including vegan and gluten-free diets.

Sleeping Area

A cozy and extremely comfortable queen size bed is at the other end of the studio, complete with luxurious en-suite shower room with under-floor heating.

If you want to chill out there’s a music system to plug your iPod into. There are also plenty of films on DVD. Angie also has an extensive library of books on hand about design, art and creativity to inspire you.

The Garden

There’s private access to the cabin via a front door. There are also french doors leading onto a patio for outside dining/ sunbathing. From here there are stunning panoramic sea views across the English Channel and the South Downs. Guests also have access to their own private woodland garden for exercise, relaxation or meditation.

Getting There

We are situated about 15-20 minutes from Brighton by car, just off the South Coast road (A259). There’s free off road parking here. If you are coming by train you can go to either Brighton or Newhaven station. Taxis or buses are easy from each station but Newhaven is the closest. See the Information page for more detailed travel information.

One of Britains’ most scenic bus routes, The Coaster, stops right at the bottom of our lane. This bus runs from the end of our lane and goes to Brighton in one direction, Eastbourne in the other, passing some of England’s most stunning cliff-top scenery on the way. This eco-friendly double-deck buses run up to every 10 minutes Mondays to Saturdays, every 15 minutes on Sundays. The journey to Brighton Marina takes only 20 minutes or 25 minutes to the shopping lanes in the centre of Brighton. For fun nights out, night buses back to the Cabin from Brighton run till 3.30 am.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Pricing” tab_id=”1409468027357-6-4″][vc_column_text]

One-to-one software training course

The cost of a one-to-one, two day training course without accommodation is £499.95.

The price for a two-day training course with one night accommodation in the Cabin is £549.95.

Other courses

Angie offers a range of flexible options for training;
One-day course £299.95
Half Day course (4 hours) £159.95
Skype training £49.95 per hour

On-site classroom training

If you’d like Angie to come and provide training at your own place of work on-site and classroom training can be arranged. Prices start from £199.95 per person, per day.

Booking the Cabin

Please use the Contact page to contact Angie for more details about course content and availability. It can be rented simply as a place to be creative, away from the stresses and strains of life. If you’re interested in booking the cabin or if you’d like training. Please book here.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Course Outline” tab_id=”1409326822376-5-9″][vc_column_text]This is an example of a course outline for a fundamental After Effects course. Intermediate and advanced courses are available too. Please contact Angie for other course outlines.

After Effects Fundamentals

•    Interface Tour

1.    The Project Panel and Flowchart Panel
2.    The Composition Panel and the Layer Panel
3.    The Timeline Panel and The Preview Panel
4.    The Effects & Presets Panel, Bridge, and the Effect Controls Panel
5.    Colors, Channels, and Color Bit Depth
6.     Preferences and Keyboard Shortcuts
7.    Configuring the User Interface

•    Creating Compositions and Layers

1.     Creating Compositions and Changing Composition Settings
2.     Creating Text with the Character Panel
3.    Controlling Blocks of Text with the Paragraph Panel
4.    Creating Shape Layers
5.    Working with Solids

•    Importing Footage

1.    Importing Movies
2.     Importing Still Images and Image Sequences
3.    Importing Photoshop and Illustrator Files
4.    Importing Projects

•    Interpreting and Managing Footage

1.    Interpreting Footage Manually and Automatically
2.    Fields and Interlacing
3.    Pixel Aspect Ratios
4.    Trimming Footage and Layers

•    Animation Basics

1.    Animating Transform Properties
2.    Working with Motion Paths
3.    Using Motion Sketch to Record Motion

•    Basic Compositing

1.    Blending Layers with Blending Modes
2.    Alpha Channels and Transparency
3.    Isolating a Subject with a Mask
4.    Color Keying
5.    Motion Tracking and Rotoscoping
6.    The 3D Camera Tracker

•    Effects

1.    Understanding Effect Categories
2.    Animating Effect Properties
3.    Brainstorming
4.    Using Compound Effects
5.    “Fixer” Effects
6.    Layer Styles
7.    Effect Presets
8.    Adjustment Layers

•    Introduction to 3D

1.    Working with 3D Layers
2.    Cameras
3.    Lights

•    Memory and Performance

1.    Setting Up After Effects for Optimum Performance with 64-Bit Systems
2.    RAM and Disk Caching

•    Output Options

1.    Rendering and Exporting with the Render Queue
2.    Exporting with the Adobe Media Encoder
3.    Collecting Files[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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