• 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. 

     

    Thank you for visiting my site

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

    Greta

     

     

    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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    Adobe Photoshop Training | Midlands Onsite Photoshop Course

    Posted on 30th October 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 Training – Midlands

     

    This Photoshop CC 2018 Training is held onsite across the UK, the Midlands, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield and all surrounding towns and counties. Being based in the West Midlands means its easy to travel to all locations throughout the UK including major cities such as Liverpool, London, Blackpool, Lincoln, Boston, Worcester, Cheltenham and Oxford. This Photoshop CC 2018 introduction training includes some of the new features and tools in the 2018 release including the Curvature Pen tool, the new Brush Presets feature and Rich Tool-tips plus the Learn Panel. These Photoshop Courses are designed and developed for company groups and individuals with little or no previous experience of the software or those looking for some refresher training.

     

     

    “Photoshop Bespoke Training

    Fab! Really enjoyed the day, very adaptable to our needs. Highly informed Photoshop trainer, very knowledgeable with effective training methods and materials.
    Head of Department

    Rye St Antony School

    Greta created a tailor made Photoshop course to match our requirements. In addition she gave individual attention to match our ability levels. Her knowledge is in-depth which answered every question that was asked. A very valuable training session, thank you.
    Art Teacher

    Rye St Antony School”

     

    Photoshop Training in brief

    This Photoshop Course content takes between one and two days depending on the amount of people sitting on the training – for one person a day usually suffices but for small groups of between 4 and 6 people two days is more realistic.   

     

     

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    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

    Posted on 24th September 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

     

    Admittedly there are hundreds, if not millions of tips and tricks hidden inside InDesign many of which are well known and used on a daily basis.  In this particular InDesign Tips & Tricks post I’ve tried to include the more obscure ones and decided to start off with a personal favourite – Live Distribute, which has been with us since InDesign CS5 

     

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    PowerPoint 2016 Training Course | Modern Presenting

    Posted on 4th September 2017 by Greta Powell

    Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 Course

    Just updated the PowerPoint 2016 Course overview. As with all Greta Powell courses the theme of the training is heavily focused on the design side of the software. This PowerPoint Training overview shows you how to design and publish eye catching professional slides that flow naturally in to one another

     

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