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    Posted on 9th April 2018 by Greta Powell

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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 do all with just a couple of shortcuts – say bye bye to [ ]’s forever

     

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    Adobe Lightroom in Education

    Posted on 26th March 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Lightroom Training – for schools

    It was recently a great pleasure to deliver an Adobe Lightroom Course combined with an Adobe Photoshop course to a school in Lincolnshire. This was for the Photography and Media departments who were particularly interested in looking into Lightroom CC to add features to their school curriculum later this year. The approach to this Adobe Lightroom Training was quite simple – a basic overview of its tools and tabs and how it could be adapted for straightforward use for their students.

     

    There were three people on the Adobe Lightroom Training in Lincolnshire and with differing skill-sets and areas of interest it was decided to split the day up into two with the Adobe Photoshop Training in the morning and Lightroom Course in the afternoon.

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    Training Reviews from External Sources

    Posted on 14th March 2018 by Greta Powell

    Training Reviews

    Although I specialise in onsite Adobe Training for companies, teams and individuals across the UK another string to the bow is delivering courses for training companies. I thought it might be helpful to include a few of the comments made elsewhere about my training courses. 

     

    Whatever the requirement or however obscure the training request please get in touch to discuss how I can assist with the Adobe Training delivery.

     

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    Greta

     

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    Writing Magazine Article

    Posted on 18th February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Technology Column for Writing Magazine

     

    I love sending in pieces for the monthly column I write for Writing Magazine.

     

    In the January 2018 issue I wrote about PDF’s and realised that I have been contributing to the technology column for this print magazine for nineteen years.

     

    Pop over and take a look at

    Writing Magazine – January 2018 Issue

    Adobe InDesign Photo Grid

    Posted on 6th January 2018 by Greta Powell

    Creating Photo Grids in InDesign – Tip 2

    Continuing with the InDesign Tips by showing how to create a Photo Grid in InDesign.

     

    You want to bring in more than one image into InDesign?

    That’s easy, go to File >Place hold down control /command and mouse click on the selected images then go to the Open button

     

    The cursor will now be loaded with the images and you can place and position them in the same way as a solo image

     

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    Adobe InDesign Magazine Design

    Posted on 5th January 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Training Examples

    One of the InDesign courses I run on a regular basis in Nottingham is a mix of tailored content with the overall aim of producing an end of year magazine /book. The first part of the InDesign Training focuses on the basics of the software and how the tools, panels and frames work to creative beautiful creative looking publications. Once the structure is in place the course then builds on the design elements, how to use colour, type and layout to produce a working theme.

     

    The overall objective though is for the delegates to produce a magazine /book that encompasses all the elements of their year long university course including their photographs, research and course modules.

     

     

     

     

    InDesign Training Course the Midlands

     

     

     

     

    InDesign Training – Results

    The following images are examples of the magazine /books designed and published by the delegates. They show what, with practice, can be achieved from taking an InDesign Training Course over a couple of days. 

     


     

     

     

    InDesign Training Magazine Design

     

     

     

    It’s not that InDesign is a huge piece of software or even highly complex its how you work with it and what you want from it which is why tailored training is very effective. Once we have identified what you need to do then tailoring the course towards that goal is straightforward. If you are interested in private InDesign tuition please get in touch for an informal chat. Remember the Adobe Courses are run in all cities, towns and counties across the UK. 

     

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    Pantone Colour of the Year – 18-3838

    Posted on 28th December 2017 by Greta Powell

    18-3838 – Pantone Colour of the year

    So sometimes I do ‘get it right’ – my website had a major overhaul earlier this year but we opted to keep the same colour theme as the previous one and yes its pretty much the same shade as 18-3838. Its very rare when training most days that Pantone Swatches don’t get a mention, its normally the opposite

     

    Short History of Pantone Colours

    Pantone began life in the early 1950’s owned by the printers M & J. Levine Advertising but the foundations that are known today were founded in 1962 when it was purchased by a long term employee Lawrence Herbert who’d been there since 1956 (my birth year – weird or what?)

     

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    Graphic Design Training | Photoshop | InDesign | Illustrator

    Posted on 27th December 2017 by Greta Powell

    Graphic Design Training

    This Graphic Design Course is designed to fast track you into design using the main applications – Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator. On it you will learn the process of enhancing and manipulating photography, work with layout and design your own vector artwork. The course is onsite at your premises. This can be virtually anywhere in the UK including the Midlands, Leicester, Derby, Birmingham, Lincoln, Nottingham, York, Oxford and all cities across the UK. 

     

    These Graphic Design Courses are perfect for both 121 sessions and closed company groups and are ideal for companies looking to trim costs by bringing their design in-house. This is a versatile course aimed at those who wish to create, design and publish their own materials without having to rely on external studios. Unless otherwise requested all the Adobe Courses are run at introductory level but according to individual ability these can always be mixed and matched with other level Adobe Courses.

     

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    Photoshop Room Set Up

    Posted on 18th November 2017 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Room Setup

     

    It’s been Photoshop, Photoshop and Photoshop training this week with one of the courses being run down in the South West. The countryside views were absolutely stunning on the drive down.

     

    This was the second of two training days where the course content had been specifically tailored for the companies design team and photographer. From the initial email contact through to the final training delivery day all aspects of the course were co-ordinated by the design team, HR and myself.

     

    I thought it might be quite useful to show a few of the room setups from some Adobe training sessions run over recent months starting with this one…………………………

     

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