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    Adobe Courses in Birmingham


    Adobe Courses in Birmingham including InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, After Effects, IllustratorThe  Adobe Courses in Birmingham combine various pieces of Creative Cloud including our InDesign-Photoshop-Illustrator-Premier Pro Training courses.


    We host our onsite Adobe Courses in Birmingham and the surrounding areas as well as UK wide. We also provide virtual online Adobe Training sessions with a live instructor.


    We offer set courses ranging from Introduction through to Advanced but our specialism is tailored Adobe Training. The options are numerous but together with you we can put together course content that you really need to cover as opposed to sitting through content surplus to  you.


    To make it easy we call it cherry picking and the best place to start is by getting in touch with us.


    As well as Onsite training we also offer online Adobe Training Course sessions held with a live instructor in a virtual classroom or the trainer comes directly out to you and delivers the training face to face.


    How does tailored Adobe Training work?


    What will I learn on this InDesign Training?Our courses start and end with you and once you’ve got in touch with us we organise an online meeting. During this we discuss your aspirations for the course, what you need to do to progress your learning and the actual content to be covered.


    Don’t worry that’s not cast in stone, our courses often veer off tangent and look at things like modern design, typography, latest cameras the photography show etc etc


    An online meeting also gives you  the opportunity to meet your trainer prior to the course and organise any logistics involved.


    We find this makes the course run smoothly for everyone involved. 


    Who is this Adobe Training Course for?


    Adobe Courses in BirminghamIt is perfect for small business owners looking to bring their design inhouse. This course will teach you how to create your own marketing materials, brochures /newsletters and design your own social media posts.  


    It is also ideal for companies wishing to upskill their staff and private individuals who need to be more involved in the design flow of their roles.


    This course is flexible and the course content is only given as a guide but we are happy to adapt the course to your needs & create a completely tailored Adobe Training Course for you and your staff.  


    During the course you will learn the same techniques and features used by professional designers for high quality design. The course is available both as an Online Adobe Course or Onsite Adobe Training and is ideal for company groups or 121 sessions. 


    Over the years we have delivered this training to graphic designers, artworkers, administrators, bid writers, construction, photographers – probably its more a question of who we haven’t trained rather than who we have.


    How do Online Adobe Training Courses work?


    Adobe MasterClass Training Course online and onsite

    This is also delivered as an Online Adobe Training Course hosted with a virtual live instructor. You will have direct live contact with your instructor throughout the whole of your course both via video and sharing screens in real time.


    Our Online Adobe Training Courses are available on any time zone so we can offer 24 hour availability and over the weekend. 


    We run our online training sessions via the most popular video conferencing software including Zoom, Teams, Google and WebEx. It’s your choice which video conferencing software you prefer.


    You will have direct contact with your Trainer throughout the duration of the course via video and audio link in real time and be in contact visually and audibly throughout the whole time. 


    We are happy to record your training session for you to refer back to after the training. 


    Added Bonus about Online Adobe  Training Courses

    An added bonus of our online courses is there’s no travel involved meaning less stress on the planet so environmentally it makes great sense.


    No fighting traffic or public transport just get up, have tea /coffee and something to eat, turn on the computer and we’ll be there ready to deliver your course.


    Online InDesign Training is also available in short bite-size sessions (2 hours /4 hours /half days) or if preferred courses can be split into two sessions over different days. We also offer weekend and night time courses for clients outside the UK time zone.


    If you have any questions about Online Adobe Training please do not hesitate to pick up the phone, send an email or find out more about online training here.


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    What else do I need to know about this training?


    The course content is five days, two days with Photoshop, two days with InDesign with the last one dedicated to Illustrator but we are happy to run it in any order for 121 sessions and company courses. You can also swop out courses for any others on the Greta Powell website. So if you fancy doing a Premier Pro Course and not an Illustrator then we can change it for you to create a tailored Adobe MasterClass Course.


    What will you learn on the Photoshop Training?


    Affinity Photo Courses for one to one sessions and company groupsFull Photoshop Introduction overview below but in short you will learn how the software works and how to produce impressive, professional artwork.


    The course starts at the beginning where you will learn how to retouch, design and edit photos to produce professional imagery.


    You will learn the recommended none destructive workflow for your photographs and understand how layers and the various tools work.


    We take a look into the world of Photoshop AI and cover some hints and tips about the best ways to make use of new technology.


    This Photoshop Course shows you how to create and enhance images for multiple destinations such as print, web and Social Media.  


          • Learn the Photoshop Workspace /None Destructive Workflow
          • Work with Photoshop Tools
          • Select Part /s of Images
          • AI Tools, Generative Fill, Generative Prompts & Neural Filters
          • Remove Background /Replace Sky (Blue Skies)
          • Enhance Images such as Portraits /Social Media
          • Lighting Techniques
          • Work with Layers & Adjustment Layers
          • Resize & Resolution
          • Rotate & Transform Tools
          • Combine Images for Compositions
          • Add & Edit Text
          • SmartObjects & SmartFilters
          • Prepare Images for Print & Digital Output


    What will you learn on the InDesign Training?


    InDesign Training Leicester both Online and OnsiteFull InDesign Introduction overview below but in short you will learn how to:


    Create new documents and edit existing ones then learn to proof them ready for print or digital export. 


    You do this by working on a number of different designs including, flyers, brochures, company newsletter, marketing materials and a range of other spreads and layouts. We specialise in tailored Adobe Training so are happy to work with you to create the type of documents you will need to work with back in the workplace.


    During the InDesign Training Course you will design documents for both print and digital destinations including websites & social media. 


    You will also learn to create both print and interactive PDF’s and learn how to make PDF’s accessible and add interactive elements such as video, links and bookmarks


          • Edit & Update existing documents
          • Create New Documents (including bleed, slug, margins & columns)
          • Work with colour, typography and use grids and guides to publish accurate and consistent looking documents
          • Understand the tools, features and techniques used to create highly effective and communicative layouts and spreads
          • Learn to edit and work with existing documents
          • Format, Layout and Design Documents
          • Publish to various outputs including InDesign, PDF and Export


    What will you learn on the Illustrator Training?


    Online Adobe Illustrator Training CoursesThe full Illustrator Course content can be viewed at the bottom of the screen but in brief you will learn how to:


    Create vector graphics including shapes and images for multiple destinations including print,social media and the web.


    Learn how to recolour, shade and enhance vector images created from both scratch and existing images. You will break down existing images into vector paths which you will then manipulate to your own style and brand. 


    On the Illustrator Course you will work with shapes to create unique social media icons, manipulate paths and curves to add different dimensions to your artwork.


    The course will show you how to design artwork by working and designing various graphics for flyers, websites, logos, social media icons & images, banners and so forth. The Illustrator Course aims to show you how to create professional and attractive images using professional techniques and the many tools contained in the software.


          • Work with Illustrator Tools, Panels & Interface
          • Understand and use selection tools in Illustrator
          • Create, edit and manipulate geometric shapes & social media icons
          • Drawing tools, pen, anchor points, pathfinder
          • Use Illustrator’s layout tools including Grids, Guides, Smart Guides
          • Illustrator Type Tools
          • Working with Images
          • Exporting /Printing to Print & Web


    Adobe Courses in Birmingham Overview


    What are the benefits of Onsite Adobe Training Courses?


    The main one of course being you save money but there are numerous benefits to onsite courses but the main ones are:  


    • The training is focused entirely on your and your company requirements

    • There is no travelling or overnight stays involved for you or your team saving travel & expenses

    • Cheaper than traditional training

    • The approach is focused specifically on you and your specific needs this is not a generic one size fits all course. 

    • Prior to the training you chat with me about your aims, content preferences and levels of delegate /s knowledge

    • InDesign course is tailored to suit you or your team

    • Flexible dates & times to suit you


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    Adobe Courses in Birmingham – other Locations

    This Adobe MasterClass – InDesign-Photoshop – Illustrator training course is run UK Wide on your premises. We travel extensively across the UK including all major cities and surrounding area’s including: The Midlands, Derby, Leicester, Huddersfield, Bradford, Oxford, York, Doncaster, Derby, Cheltenham, Chester, Liverpool, The Wirral, Coventry, Nottingham, Sheffield, Lincoln, Stoke, Ashby de la Zouch, Burton upon Trent, Stoke on Trent, Birmingham

    Please get in touch for an informal chat about availability or your design training options.

    Adobe Training Courses in Birmingham - Overviews

    Photoshop Training Course Days 1 – 2


    Photoshop Basics


    Panels & Properties

    Designing for Print, Web & Social Media


    Photoshop Accurate Layout

    Grids / Guides / Rulers

    Print v Pixel

    Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing

    Rotation and Crop


    Photoshop Selection and Selection Techniques

    Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand, *Quick Select

    Feathering Selections

    Expanding / Reducing Selections

    Modifying / Transforming Selections

    Quick Masks

    Save / Load a Selection

    Select Tool /Select Subject /Select Background

    Select & Mask Techniques


    Photoshop Repair

    Placing Photoshop files in InDesign

    Editing / round tripping Photoshop files in InDesign

    Neural Filters /Sky Replacement Tool

    Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

    Clone Tool (remove or replace part/s of an image

    Healing Brush (fix damages to part or whole of image)

    Red Eye (remove the red from the pupil)


    Photoshop Adjustment Layers

    Colour Adjustments /Levels /Curves /Colour Balance

    Brightness & Contrast

    Converting to Black & White

    Colour Modes /RGB /CMYK


    Photoshop Layer Masks

    Adding Layer Masks

    Working with Blends /Opacity

    Fine Tuning Layer Masks

    Adjusting Opacity in Layer Areas


    Photoshop Brushes

    Working with Brushes

    Adjusting Brushes

    Different Brush Options

    Creating New Brush Tips

    Brush Textures & Patterns


    Photoshop Layers

    Understanding Layer Principles

    Inserting/ Editing /Duplicating Layers

    Layer Blend Modes / Opacity

    Layers Burger Menu Options


    More about Photoshop Adjustment Layers

    Adobe Smart Workflow

    Working with Adjustment Layers

    Editing Adjustment Layers

    Colour & Tonal Adjustment Layers


    Photoshop SmartObjects

    Adobe None Destructive Editing

    Working with SmartObjects

    Updating SmartObjects /single & multiple

    Linking & Converting SmartObjects

    Replacing SmartObjects

    Rasterise /Export & Reset SmartObjects


    Photoshop Print

    Optimise for web

    Print to PDF



    Adobe InDesign
    Days 3-4


    Creating & Saving Documents

    New Documents

    Bleed / Columns / Margins

    Tools / panels

    Document navigation


    Smart layout


    Grids (including baseline grid for individual text frames)

    Rulers (zero point)


    InDesign Layout Menu

    Setting Columns

    Setting Margins

    Create Guides 


    Text Basics

    Text Frames

    Formatting Text Frames

    Text Frame Options

    Columns, Baseline Grid to Frame


    Type Handling & Manipulation

    Placing Text

    Character styles / Paragraph styles

    Typography & Layout


    InDesign & Colour

    Colour Models CMYK /RGB

    Colour, Swatches & Gradients

    Adding & Editing Colour

    Using Colour Sampler Tool

    Using Colour Theme Tool

    Matching Colour for Branding


    Images in InDesign

    Placing images

    Editing Images /Graphic Frames

    Image Formats

    Moving Images

    Frame Fitting Options


    Combining Type and Imagery

    Text & Graphics

    Wrapping Text to Graphics

    Text Wrapping Options

    Text Insets


    InDesign & Styles

    Creating /Editing Character Styles

    Creating /Editing Paragraph Styles

    Objects Styles


    InDesign & Interactive PDFs /PDF

    Adding Hyperlinks to InDesign

    Adding Bookmarks to InDesign

    PDF Preset

    Add Video /Audio to Interactive PDF

    Create a basic Form

    Export to Interactive PDF’s


    InDesign & CC Libraries

    Creating CC Libraries

    Gathering Assets for Libraries

    Organising CC Libraries

    Sharing CC Libraries among teams

    Export to Interactive PDF’s


    Print output


    Preflight Panel

    Rectifying Preflight Errors

    Export (print) to .PDF

    Adobe Illustrator
    Day 5


    Meeting Adobe Illustrator


    Overview of Panels

    Properties Panel

    Illustrator Views



    Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools

    Selection Tool /Direct Selection Tool

    Adding / removing to selections

    Tips / Tricks for Selections

    Select Menu Tools


    Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

    Bézier Pen

    Adding /Removing Paths

    Dealing with Curves

    Anchor Points

    Joining /Cutting Paths

    Pencil Tool

    Smooth Tool

    Reshape Tool

    Eraser Tool


    Adobe Illustrator Shapes

    Geometric Shapes /Drawing Shapes

    Reshaping /Resizing Shapes

    Shape Builder

    Transform Tool

    Pathfinder Panel


    Adobe Illustrator Layout Practicalities




    Stacking Order

    Grouping /Ungrouping

    Align & Distribute


    Adobe Illustrator Colour

    Colour Panels

    Process /Spot /Pantone

    Swatch Panel

    Fills & Strokes


    Eyedropper Tool 

     Paint Bucket Tool


    Adobe Illustrator Type Tool

    Creating /Editing Type

    Typeface Attributes / Tracking /Leading /Kerning etc

    Type on a Path

    Type Path Options

    Outline Type

    Type Area


    Adobe Illustrator Images

    Placing images

    Matching Colour

    Linked /Embedded Image


    Adobe Illustrator Print


    Printing files

    Print options

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