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  • Photoshop Poster Design Course

    Posted on 20th June 2019 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Poster Design Course

    Every week or so we do a small write up about one of the tailored Adobe Courses we run. Early this week saw Greta return to Newark to deliver a Photoshop Poster Design course. This was a two day Photoshop Course with a specific aim in mind – creating, designing and publishing posters. The client was Rufford Park Golf & Country Club who had been outsourcing their poster design work for some time. They felt with some training they would be able to bring the posters in-house and save the club some money.

     

    Everyone was fairly new to Photoshop so the first day was spent mostly on covering the essential tools and features they need to know to use Photoshop. Obviously layers played a big part in the day as did the transform tool. The guys were very keen to replicate the swoosh shape at the top of their poster design so we worked a lot with Photoshop’s Transform Tool.

     

    Photoshop Swoosh Tutorial – how we did it

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    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    Posted on 14th June 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    So this week saw a trip down to the South West to deliver an InDesign Training Course in Bristol. Most people dislike the M5 but personally I like it, it always reminds me of driving down to the South West for holidays with my son. (Enough of the personal stuff). This particular course was bespoke InDesign Training for an engineering company, a regular client of Greta Powell Training who were looking for specific InDesign skills for their bid writers.

     

    InDesign Training Brief

    Briggs & Forrester Group are a well known engineering company whose bid writers wanted to stream line and build on their current InDesign workflow. They were working from existing templates and had a good grasp of the software but felt there was more they could do using InDesign’s automated features. 

     

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    What is Photoshop?

    Posted on 3rd June 2019 by Greta Powell

    What is Photoshop?

    Photoshop has been around since the 80’s and is often described as the industry standard photo editing app. In essence what it does is create, edit and enhance photography for a multitude of purposes for both the business or home user.

     

    Online Photoshop Training

    As well as an Onsite Photoshop Training you can now learn online via your computer. This is live Online Photoshop training where you have full contact with your trainer, can share screens and ask questions and work with your trainer just as if you were in a traditional training room.

     

    You can do this in bite sized smaller training chunks or over a day or two and its fine for either one to one sessions or small groups. 

    Find out more about Online Photoshop Training

     

    What’s it used for?

    The answer to that is how long is a piece of string? It can be used in photo production for editing huge amounts of photos, to lightly edit business images, create animated GIF’s, edit basic videos, design social media icons and create digital artwork similar to paintings. It truly is huge.

     

    What is a raster & what is a vector?

    In short raster refers to a photograph (pixels) whilst vector refers to a drawn piece of artwork. So for example if David Bailey had to pick one he’d opt for Photoshop whereas Vincent Van Gogh would go for Illustrator.

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    Fantastic Photographer – Ian Treherne

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    Fantastic Photographer – Ian Treherne

    The other day on Twitter this post popped up about a fantastic photographer, Ian Treherne. Clicking the BBC link I then read the article and was bowled over by the beauty of his images. They really are fantastic and its difficult to comprehend that Ian can barely see. Having finished the BBC article I then looked him up on Twitter, followed him then scrolled through his feed. Apparently he has a great love for ballet and created this short video. Enjoy!

     

    Swan by Ian Treherne

     

     

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