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  • Photoshop Work

    Posted on 19th August 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Creation

    I love running graphic design training courses especially when you see what people create in the space of one day. I love this image created on a recent Photoshop Course by one of the delegates. Who, incidentally had never used the software before.

     

    See the before and after shots.

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    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Posted on 18th July 2018 by Greta Powell

    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Made by Serif Affinity Photo is their answer to Photoshop. It can be used for many of the same things as Photoshop including retouching, restoring and manipulating photographs. The two have some similiarities but it has to be said the Affinity Photo does contain some unique and interesting workflows.

     

    Serif Affinity Main Benefit?

    Price. Unlike Photoshop which is a subscription based payment model Serif Affinity Photo has a one off payment – then it belongs to you, forever. No more fees, ever and you are not locked into a subscription based payment model. It costs in the region of £50.00. Although not every Photoshop feature is available for the money and provides a realistic image editing alternative.

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    InDesign Colour Theme Tool

    Posted on 23rd June 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Colour Theme Tool 

    Welcome to the Two Minute Tut’s series where you can learn one Adobe technique, tool or feature in approximately two minutes and today is the turn of the nifty little Colour Theme Tool in Adobe InDesign

     

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    Adobe InDesign PDF Training

    Posted on 29th May 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign PDF Interactive Course

    Training seems to go round in circles – one month it’s full of Photoshop Training another its InDesign Courses and May has been no different. It has been full with InDesign Interactive PDF courses. I seemed to have travelled from the heart of the Midlands, up to Yorkshire, down to London and just about everywhere else in between this last month.

     

    So what is InDesign PDF and what are the main reasons for people requesting training in it.

     

    As with most things in life the main reason people learn PDF is to save money and there are huge financial benefits to sending your company literature out either by email or via a link online. Straightaway the benefits are obvious –

     

    Financial savings with PDF

    The most of obvious savings are the huge postage costs immediately slashed and your paper and ink bills also slashed.

     

    What is a PDF?

    Using PDF means you can create and distribute your own digital documents. These can be as simple as plain text with links for navigating the document or creating and designing a more creative interactive document such as a newsletter, brochure or slideshow. Working with InDesign gives you the ability to create very visually appealing and professionally presented .PDF documents for export.

     

    InDesign PDF Interactive Training

    The course has just been updated to reflect the ever changing and growing requirements of some clients and amongst other elements you will learn how to:

     

    • Create & Prepare an InDesign document for PDF Export
    • Interactive Panel
    • Add Navigation, Buttons & Hyperlinks
    • Work with Images & Image Manipulation
    • Add Video, Video Properties
    • Add Rich Media Content
    • Add Social Media Content
    • Work with Object States
    • Add Interactive Forms
    • Publish the Files

     

    Thank you for visiting my site

    Don’t have a good day, have a great one

    Greta

     

    Full Course Content is Available Here

     

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    Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Training

    Posted on 23rd May 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Training

     

    July 2018 – Special Offers – 

     

    Photoshop Intermediate Training, Photoshop Advanced Training, InDesign Intermediate Training, InDesign Advanced Training, Illustrator Intermediate Training

     

    Train a group of six people for £500.00 per day all inclusive – save £150.00 per day

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    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    Posted on 21st May 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    There are a number of ways to create columns in InDesign but in this InDesign tutorial it’s the Text Frame Object that will be covered. In this one box you have the ability to set the amount of columns, balance them evenly and to adjust the width between them.

    There is a video at the end of the tutorial for those who prefer a more visual approach otherwise…………………..

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    Illustrator Tutorial – Crop Tool

    Posted on 7th May 2018 by Greta Powell

    Illustrator Tutorial, Crop Tool

    One of the questions I get asked on Illustrator Training Courses is ‘How do I crop an Image in Illustrator’?  Quite simply in earlier versions the answer was you can’t. We used clipping masks and workarounds in those early versions. 

     

    However that’s all changed in Illustrator CC because now it comes fully equipped with a crop tool

     

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    Illustrator Training & Tips

    Posted on 23rd April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Illustrator Training Tips

    As well as introducing you to its tools and features the Illustrator training is also packed choc a bloc with hints & tips for more effective working within the software. One of the features covered on this Introduction to Illustrator course are the basics of designing and producing artwork such as logo’s. 

     

    And one of the tools covered on the training is the under-utilised but highly effective Width tool. Take a look at the mini video tutorial on using this tool.

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    Google Business Page

    Posted on 9th April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Google Business Page – Greta Powell

    Check out Powell Training Ltd on Google Business page for alternative posts, tutorials and news – 

     

    Over the past few months the Google Business Page has become more active – why not pop over to check out offers, events and tutorials.

     

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    Photoshop Brushes – Adjust Hardness Shortcut

    Posted on 8th April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Brushes – Adjust Hardness Shortcut

     

    Most people know that using [ ] square brackets with the brush tool selected will make their brush size smaller or larger. However what many don’t realise is that it is very easy to change the hardness and softness of the brush using shortcut’s as well. 

     

    In fact read on to find out how you can add to the []’s with more shortcuts – 

     

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