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  • Photoshop Retro Training

    Posted on 26th May 2020 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Retro Training

    So during these last few weeks the focus has been on getting the courses delivered online and finally there seems to be headway. People seem to be taking advantage of the small bite sized chunks – they can just ring in or email with a problem and depending on the situation either hook up immediately or make a time later in the day.

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    New Tools in Photoshop

    Posted on 30th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    New and Not so New Tools in Photoshop

    With new tools coming to Photoshop we thought it would be a good idea to give a heads up as to what they might. We also thought it might be an idea to include some of the not so new as well. Not the newest but certainly one of the most popular features on the Photoshop Courses is the Content Aware Fill tool which has been greatly updated in the latest versions. 

     

    Then there is the New Object Selection Tool coming to Photoshop in the very near future. But this is going to be quite a fluid post so as and when new tools appear we’ll add them to this post but in the meantime take a quick look at these Youtube videos to get an idea of what goes on in the software.

     

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    InDesign Interactive Documents

    Posted on 15th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Interactive Documents

    These Adobe InDesign Training Courses are designed to give you the skills needed to do exactly what you need to do effectively and quickly. Because these are delivered in-house as onsite Adobe Courses the choice is huge and totally down to you and what you need to do.  Most people are aware that you can create and design spreads and layouts in InDesign but what else can you do with the software.

     

    Once the spread has been created for print or elsewhere you can then add elements from the InDesign Interactive Panel to create eBooks, presentations, slideshows and other online media. You can also use InDesign’s Interactive Panel to design and publish online forms to collect data and other information from perspective clients.

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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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    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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    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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    Tailored InDesign Training

    Posted on 19th March 2019 by Greta Powell

    Tailored InDesign Training

    Here at Greta Powell Training we specialise with tailored and bespoke training courses. This particular course was Tailored InDesign Training which was delivered for the administration team at a large school in Worcestershire who we’ve worked with before. Although held as an introduction to InDesign Course the team’s main objectives were editing and updating of templates and current working documents.

     

    The majority of delegates were migrating from Microsoft and completely new to Adobe software so we followed an Introduction to InDesign course outline but tailored the hands on work around the school literature. During the day we designed small flyers, leaflets, event hand-outs and pamphlets.

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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 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

     

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    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

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