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  • What is InDesign?

    Posted on 17th May 2023 by Greta Powell

    What is InDesign?

     

    One of our most popular courses is the Introduction to InDesign Training Course and InDesign is possibly the most popular pieces of desktop publishing software on the planet. Being one of the major components of Adobe Creative Cloud means it integrates perfectly with the other apps apps such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

     

    But what is Adobe InDesign exactly?

     

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    Onsite Adobe Training Yorkshire

    Posted on 3rd December 2021 by Greta Powell

    Onsite Adobe Training Yorkshire

    We’ve not just been delivering onsite Adobe training  in Yorkshire recently. We have had a very busy month travelling around the UK delivering training courses but we have spent a lot of our time in the North.

     

    So we’ve been to Brigg and York both well inside beautiful Yorkshire and then crossed the border into Grimsby in Lincolnshire and zoomed back down to the Midlands to deliver a range of onsite courses including InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat and Premier Pro.

     

    So what have we been doing with all this travelling? Some interesting and very varied stuff but we thought for this post we’d stick to Brigg in Yorkshire which is a beautiful town. Actually we like Yorkshire so much that this isn’t our first blog post about “God’s own county”.

     

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    InDesign Training Newsletter Design

    Posted on 11th August 2021 by Greta Powell

    A couple of weeks ago we ran an online InDesign Training Newsletter Design Course for a lady who had a little experience with the software. Her objectives were quite clear she wanted to create and edit slim yet professional looking newsletters in InDesign. Having had a chat prior to the course she selected a few random samples she liked from the Web and we used them as training examples during the course.

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    Pinterest – Greta Powell Training

    Posted on 3rd July 2021 by Greta Powell

    Pinterest – Greta Powell Training

     

    Pinterest - Greta Powell TrainingWe recently revived the Greta Powell Training Pinterest page.

     

    The thought process behind that being that the examples we show sometimes on the site would actually be much better represented visually on Pinterest than here. So there we have it – a revival in progress.

     

    Hopefully once everything is completely back to normal we will be back out there delivering loads of Onsite InDesign Training Courses and posting madly to Pinterest to show what we’ve been up to.

     

     

     

     

    Todays Pinterest

    Pinterest and Greta Powell Training Examples

    Some time ago, for the life of me cannot remember exactly when but definitely pre Covid we ran an Introduction to InDesign Training Course. It was onsite in Derbyshire and was probably the last one we ran before lockdown. The majority of our training courses are customised and this was for a company who wanted to design their three monthly brochure as a template on the InDesign Course.

     

    The idea being that once the delegate (it was a one to one session) had learnt the software and designed the brochure on the course then she would be able to update it with images and text once quickly on a three monthly basis.

     

    The Design Project

    Having gathered all the assets prior to the course and making use of stock images from the Internet for the course itself we set up the brochure from scratch. Our client opted for an A4 landscape design with a minimal look which actually worked so well with their fonts which were all Sans Serif. As with the fonts the colours were also taken from the companies own design guidelines and everything was then worked into the layout over the course.

     

    The image you see to the left (or on Pinterest for that matter) is the end result. Consisting of eight pages in total (front and back cover left out from this screen shot) this template will be so easy to work with in the future. All the client will need to do is drop new graphics into the graphics box and the same with text. 

     

    Text Styles

    When the text is dropped in or rather placed in the text frames it will immediately adapt the type style in that particular frame. We set up paragraph and character styles and then mapped them to the text boxes so really apart from dropping in the text very little needs to be done in the future.

     

    Our InDesign Courses

    Any of our training courses can be tailored for you and being a small company we have the flexibility to adapt totally to your brief. Why not give us a call or drop us an email to find out how we can help with your training and projects.

     

    Online InDesign Training

    All our courses are currently available online as well as onsite – you can find out more about them:

     

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    Online Adobe Training Courses

    Posted on 28th July 2020 by Greta Powell

    Online Adobe Training Courses

    All our Online Adobe Training Courses are now available for booking directly online via Reed.co.uk. We currently have two scheduled courses coming up in August but more will be added as when we can schedule them. These are the same courses as here onsite but because we can organise them as scheduled courses we can offer them at the greatly reduced price of £90.00 per person all inclusive.

     

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    Online Graphics Training

    Posted on 12th March 2020 by Greta Powell

    Online Graphics Training

    With travel and meetings being curtailed by the Corona Virus and overall interaction between people becoming more limited we are offering more online live instructor led training to compensate. Why miss out on your training course? There are no geographical boundaries with live online training so you can learn without leaving the comfort of your chair in your office or home – well anywhere that has a screen in fact. 

     

    Covid 19 – Information

    Many people think that because they’re on Furlough they’re not allowed to go on training courses, online or otherwise. You can go on training – pop along to the Gov website to see what you can and can’t do.

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    InDesign Courses in Nottingham

    Posted on 16th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Courses in Nottingham

    During the Autumn there are a number of InDesign Courses in Nottingham being run by Vantage Training in conjunction with Greta Powell. These are being run as a series of workshops and there are currently a few spaces available. The training is being hosted at Vantage’s Nottingham based offices with Greta doing the training over three days. The workshops are being run at three levels from introduction through to advanced. If you’re not sure which InDesign Workshop would be best for you please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Dawn at Vantage who will be pleased to help you. Vantage Training’s contact details are further down the post.

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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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    Bespoke Digital Design Training Courses

    Posted on 16th September 2019 by Greta Powell

    Bespoke Digital Design Training Courses

    Many of our Adobe Training Courses are run as Bespoke Digital Design Training Courses where content is mixed and matched from existing course overviews or specific criteria is given by the client themselves. This criteria tends to be as broad as it is long but it is always firmly centred around the client requirement. These design training courses have been organised for virtually every area in both public and private sector from designers, content creators, tender writers, the print industry, publishing, finance, construction and through to education, HR & Administration.

     

    If you are looking for a tailored Adobe training onsite at your premises either in the Midlands or UK wide why not get in touch to for an informal chat about your training goals.

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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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