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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 defined as the industry standard image editing software. And what it does is create, edit and enhance imagery in raster and vector based graphic formats. 

     

    What is a raster & what is a vector?

    In short raster refers to a photograph 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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    InDesign Training Examples

    Posted on 28th May 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Examples

    So exactly what do you get to do on an Introduction to InDesign Training Course? Well in essence you learn the tools, interface, features and functions that you need to create, edit and design documents for print, social media, web or whatever. By whatever, I do mean whatever because InDesign is so versatile it is used for many things. On the Intro Course its used to produce flyers, newsletters, brochures, tender documents. Instead of chatting about it here on the blog we thought you might like to take a look at a few InDesign Training Examples from previous courses.

     

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    Photoshop Timeline Video Editing

    Posted on 17th May 2019 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Timeline Video Editing

    It all seems go with video editing at the moment at Greta Powell Training especially with Premier Pro. However for some Premier may be overkill, there are many people who just want to produce, edit and publish small videos without encountering a steep learning curve. Which is where Photoshop comes into its own with its very own Motion Workspace. In the Photoshop Timeline video editing is straightforward, easy to learn and if you own Photoshop comes at no additional expense.

     

    For much of its existence Photoshop has been able to produce frame based animations but CS6 really saw the turnaround when it became a ‘fully fledged’ video editor.

     

    Creating a Photoshop Video

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    Premier Pro Training Course

    Posted on 12th May 2019 by Greta Powell

    Premier Pro Training Course

    Premier Pro Training Courses - Midlands and UK Wide onsite training

    Terrific feedback from a recent Premier Pro Training Course held for one of my clients. This was an Introduction to Premier Pro course tailored around the marketing needs requested by the client at the beginning of the brief. Held over two days content was sourced from the company themselves who had generated their own videos and was then put together with various clips in Premier as a training scenario. During the training we worked with editing the sound, adding voice overs and applying transitions and PIP’s to ‘jazz’ up the video.

     

     

    Premier Pro Training Course

    Brilliant and informative training. Greta is very flexible and was able to help with all our questions. Thank you Greta
    Regional Marketing Manager


    Amazing Course, I loved every second of it. Greta is an amazing trainer and so much fun to be with. Thanks to her my confidence in yet another Adobe product has shot up. Would we use her again? 100%, again and again and again.
    Marketing Executive


    Brilliant, really brilliant training. She adapted to the aspects of the software we needed to focus on. Greta is friendly, approachable and Extremely Patient.
    Senior Marketing Manager

    Harting Ltd

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    Snapseed

    Posted on 26th April 2019 by Greta Powell

    Snapseed – in brief

    Originally Snapseed was the creation of Nik (Nik Effects) and in 2011 was Apple’s iPad app of the year. From there Snapseed soon found a home, via a brief life on Windows (yes, it was a desktop app as well) on Android and so the story continued. So between Snapseed and Adobe’s Lightroom CC Mobile which is best? Honest answer neither, they both do a great job however Snapseed is free whereas you need an account with Adobe to use Lightroom Mobile.

     

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    Lightroom CC Mobile

    Posted on 23rd April 2019 by Greta Powell

    Lightroom CC Mobile 

    An interesting question popped up recently – what image editing app do you use on your phone. To be fair there are two that I use, the Lightroom CC Mobile app and Snapseed both of which have many wonderful features.

     

    First things first though – 

     

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    PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

    Posted on 12th April 2019 by Greta Powell

    PANTONE 16 1546 Living Coral

    There’s always passion for colours here, it’s great to see delegates faces when they see the swatches for the first time in the software and realise the range of colours they have to work with. However unlike last year when we wrote the Vibrant Ultra Violet(18-3838) post virtually on its date release we’re running late with these years appointed pantone. Which is, a luscious orange known as Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral and if you like bright, we do, then you will love this.

     

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