• INFO@GRETAPOWELL.COM
    • +44 (0)7889 761241
  • Adobe CC 2019

    Posted on 20th October 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe CC 2019 Release

    Adobe CC 2019 – During October Adobe released its latest version – 2019 which as usual contains some useful and not so useful features so lets take a look at one particular feature in the three most popular pieces of software, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator. Lets take a look at Photoshop first.

    Photoshop 2019 – Frame tool

    Marketing are always creative users of Creative Cloud and Photoshop and produce extensively for print, web and social media and will probably find this particular new feature more than useful. Adobe have included a new frame tool which is used to create placeholders for images. Placeholders sit in the document until you want to drop in an image.

     

    For example if you have a regular newsletter or banner in which only the content changes every month whilst the layout stays static the Frame Tool would be ideal for you because you can update the image easily without moving or interfering with the layout itself.

     

    Read More

    Onsite Adobe Training Courses

    Posted on 3rd October 2018 by Greta Powell

    What is Onsite Adobe Training?

    Onsite Adobe training course /s otherwise known as in-house training are one of the most cost effective ways of delivering software training to staff. It is delivered on your premises at times and dates to suit you, your staff and their schedules.

     

    Onsite Adobe Training Course –
    tailored content

    Because these are closed courses only delivered to your company the content can be completely tailored around you. This means together we can identify your exact training requirements and put together your training step by step. If you have examples of exactly what you would like to achieve on the course send them across prior to the course and we can incorporate them into the training.

     

    Onsite courses are an ideal solution for one 2 one’s, small groups of mixed ability delegates or a complete team roll-over from other software such as QuarkXpress to InDesign. This type of training means that the delegate /s can work closely with the trainer to achieve their objectives.

     

    Over the years I have delivered onsite adobe training courses across the UK to a varied group of clients including Iceland Foods Ltd, Henry Ford Academy (Centre of Excellence) Daventry, Bravissimo, Morrisons Supermarkets PLC, DWP (Department of Work & Pensions), Trust Pilot London, George @ Asda, National Design Academy, thinkBigger / Channel Four, University of Nottingham and many, many more.

     

    Why not take a look at what they and others have to say about their training on the Testimonials Page

     

    Onsite Adobe Training Course –
    pricing

    Pricing is more than competitive starting at £275.00 for the first person on the course then £75.00 for each subsequent person. For four people that works out at £500 per day, £125.00 each.

    *Please note depending on location travel expenses may be incurred.

     

    What other benefits are there to onsite training?

    Read more

    Camtasia Course in London

    Posted on 8th September 2018 by Greta Powell

    Camtasia Course in London

    Only time for a quick post today due to a an outstanding workload at the moment. Last week saw me in both London and Lutterworth and next week I’m off to Preston, Lancashire then finally delivering a two day Illustrator Course in Nottingham. Phew. So what gives with the Camtasia Course in London recently?

     

    Again a tailored eLearning course for a client in Canary Wharf but apart from the lovely client it was the outstanding views. One of the great perks of this job is the travel which presents so many opportunities for mobile photo’s.

    Read more

    InDesign Training Course Work

    Posted on 31st August 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course Work

    One of the things I often get asked about in an initial training email query or voice chat is what would I expect to be able to do or be able to achieve after a days training. It’s a difficult one to answer really as the results are so broad. It’s normally down to you and what you want to achieve in the InDesign Training Course Work?

     

    Anyway I thought it might be helpful if I showed some examples of work from delegates on some of the courses and I’m going to start it off with a newsletter spread designed by a delegate on the InDesign Introduction Course.

    Read more

    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 that was converted to Black and White on a recent Photoshop Course by one of the delegates. Who, incidentally had never used the software before.

     

    See the before and after shots.

    Read more

    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Posted on 18th July 2018 by Greta Powell

    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Serif Affinity Photo Training Courses. Affinity Photo is Serif’s 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 Benefits?

    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.

    Read more

    InDesign Colour Theme Tool

    Posted on 23rd June 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Colour Theme Tool 

    Welcome to the Two Minute Tut’s series on the InDesign Colour Theme Tool.

     

    In these mini tuts you can learn one Adobe technique, tool or feature. They are recorded to run for no more than two minutes (well, sometimes they run over) and introduce one of Adobe’s nifty little tools. And today that just happens to be the turn of the slinky little Colour Theme Tool in Adobe InDesign

     

    Read more

    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 Photoshop Training another InDesign Courses and May has been no different except its been the Adobe InDesign Interactive PDF course that’s proving popular. These courses have been delivered onsite at clients premises from the heart of the Midlands, up to Yorkshire, down to London and just about everywhere else in between this last month.

     

    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?

    Dynamic documents or 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. 

     

    In InDesign you can create two types of PDF, one for print and one for interactive content such as rich media, buttons and forms. Adobe InDesign is far more versatile than is realised and can publish both interactive books and presentations. 

     

    Adobe InDesign PDF Interactive Course

    The course has just been updated to reflect the ever changing and growing requirements of clients but among other things 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

     

    Adobe InDesign PDF Interactive Course

     

     

     

     

     

    Full Course Content is Available Here

     

    Read more

    Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Training

    Posted on 23rd May 2018 by Greta Powell

    July 2018 – Special Offers On – Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Training

     

    Available at all levels from introduction through to advanced including:
    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

    Read more

    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…………………..

    Read more

    Web Design London  |  Alate