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    Desktop Publishing Course in LeicesterOur Adobe Training Courses in Leicester introduce you to the main parts of Creative Cloud which include Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator training. Nothing is cast in stone and we’re happy to substitute other courses such as Premiere Pro or Acrobat if you prefer.


    As with all our design courses it can be tailored to suit you or your company and is ideal for one to one sessions or private company groups.


    This course is available either hosted onsite at your premises or as an online Adobe Training session. All our Online Courses are held with a live instructor


    What will I learn on this training course?


    Our Adobe Training Courses in Leicester are for beginners and start with the very basics. You will learn how to create and edit photographs for use in your print or online projects in Photoshop then incorporate them into InDesign whilst learning about spreads and layouts. The last part of the course is Illustrator where you will learn about vector art  to create logo’s, infographics and stunning artwork.


    During the training you will learn to design documents for print and digital output and also how to put together designs for social media. If you have an interest in producing artwork for social media it might be worth considering substituting one of the courses for our Adobe Express Course which is totally dedicated to social media design.


    What is Adobe Express for Social Media?


    Who is this Adobe Training Course for?


    This is perfect for small business owners looking to bring their design in-house. On the course you learn how to create, edit and design various pieces of artwork 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 and to build their skill-set for their career progression.


    This course is flexible and the course content is only given as a guide. We are happy to adapt the course to your needs & can create completely tailored Adobe Training Course content 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. 


    Is this Adobe Training suitable for complete beginners?


    The training is at introduction level so ideal for beginners or anyone with a limited skill-set looking to build on their existing knowledge. 


    Adobe Training Courses in LeicesterHow do your Online Adobe Training Courses work?


    This course also runs as Online Adobe Training and delivered directly to you via your computer with a live instructor. The virtual course covers the exact same content as the onsite one giving you the skills needed to create, edit and publish your own print and digital publications.


     You have direct live contact with your instructor throughout the whole of your course both via video and sharing screens in real time.


    All our digital design courses are available online in the most popular video conferencing software such as Zoom, Teams and Google.


    And, as with all our Adobe Courses we can create tailored training around you.


    We are happy to record your training course for reference after the course


    Online Adobe Training Sessions available 24 /7 including weekends.


    If you have any questions about Online Adobe Training Courses including tailored training please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat. 


    Major Bonuses of Online Adobe Training 


    No travelling in the morning, get up have a cup of tea, leisurely breakfast then hit the computer. By the way we don’t care if you’re wearing your PJ’s, last nights party hat or no make up – we just jump right on to the training.


    Probably the main bonus though is the environmental footprint or rather lack of one. Not travelling means a lack of carbon footprints, which to be honest along with the leisurely breakfast is our favourite thing.


    Find out more about our Online Adobe Training


    Leicester Design TrainingHow long does this Adobe Training take?


    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.


    Adobe PhotoShop Training, what will you learn?


    The course starts at the very 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. During the training you will learn how to get the best out of your photographs and understand different file formats such as RAW, PNG, TIFF and when and how to use them.


    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
        • 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


    Adobe InDesign Training, what will you learn?


    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


    Adobe Illustrator Training, what will you learn?


    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


    What are the benefits of Onsite Adobe Training?


    Learn the fundamentals of digital design 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 us 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


    Our Adobe training is usually run in the latest version of the software but we’re happy to deliver the course in any earlier version. Please mention your preferences at time of booking.


    What other Adobe Courses does Greta Powell Training run?


    All of our Adobe Training Courses in Leicester are flexible and we’re happy to mix and match them one another so if you prefer a day’s training on Premiere Pro instead of Illustrator then that’s fine. We always arrange a video chat before the course itself to discuss both content and the logistics of the course.




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    Adobe Training Courses in Leicester, Leicestershire & other locations

    As well as Adobe Training Courses in Melton Mowbray we also host training courses across the UK. We travel extensively across the UK including all major cities and surrounding area’s including: Derby, Huddersfield, Bradford, Oxford, York, Doncaster, 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.


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    - Overviews

    Photoshop Training Course Day 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 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

    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)


    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



    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 & Interactive PDFs

    Adding Hyperlinks to InDesign

    Adding Bookmarks to InDesign

    PDF Presets

    Export to Interactive PDF’s


    Print output


    Preflight Panel

    Rectifiying Preflight Errors

    Export (print) to .PDF

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