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    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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    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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    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

    Today’s Course

    At Greta Powell tailored Adobe Training is the speciality and today no different. This was Tailored InDesign Training run for the administration team at a large school in Worcestershire who has worked with us 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 the delegates were new to the software so we decided the best approach was to start from the very beginning and let the delegates get a feel for the software. They were used to working in Microsoft Word so they found InDesign quite different at first.

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    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    Posted on 14th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    From a business point of view onsite training courses are full of benefits. The first one is they are effective, they are flexible and a cost effective way to train one or more staff members at times and dates to suit you.

     

    What is InDesign?

    In InDesign you work with frames (not in all cases, but mostly) to position text and graphics on one or more pages. It can be used to create numerous documents from flyers to multi-page catalogues that are then sent out for print production or output to digital. But it is much more than that. If you are an author you could use InDesign to export your book to an ePubs format where it can then published on numerous digital readers including Amazon Kindles or perhaps you have a business presentation well, use the interactive elements in InDesign to create your visual presentation. 

     

    The choices are………………………..huge! 

     

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    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Posted on 5th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Looking for the Control Bar in InDesign CC 2019? The control bar no longer appears automatically when you install or update Creative Cloud. It now needs to be manually turned on from the Window menu. Why? Because Adobe have introduced the the new InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel and this opens on the InDesign load. Just like the Control Bar the Properties Panel is also context sensitive and changes according to what is currently selected. 

     

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    Split Window in InDesign

    Posted on 27th December 2018 by Greta Powell

    Split Windows in InDesign

    Useful but oft ignored is the Split Windows feature in InDesign which gives two views of the same document. For example, one pain in the neck of working in InDesign is when highlighting the text to change the text colour it’s difficult to see the new shade without turning off the highly. That’s because all colours are inverted when selected as can be seen in the screen shot below, the text looks purple in the screenshot but in actual fact it’s green. Most people deselect to view the new colour which can be time consuming if you want to skim through a number of different shades to find the right one. There is an easy solution to this known as Split Window in InDesign.

     

    Highlighted Text with Inverted Colours

    Split Window in InDesign

     

    So how can you preview your text colours without committing a number of selection acrobatics? One of the things shown on the InDesign Training Courses is a neat little feature known as Split Window which is ideal for previewing text colour amongst other things.

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    InDesign Training Course Work

    Posted on 31st August 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course Work

    One of the things I often get asked about in an initial training email query or voice chat is what would I expect to be able to do or be able to achieve after a days training. It’s a difficult one to answer really as the results are so broad. It’s normally down to you and what you want to achieve in the InDesign Training Course Work?

     

    Anyway I thought it might be helpful if I showed some examples of work from delegates on some of the courses and I’m going to start it off with a newsletter spread designed by a delegate on the InDesign Introduction Course.

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    InDesign Colour Theme Tool

    Posted on 23rd June 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Colour Theme Tool 

    Welcome to the Two Minute Tut’s series on the InDesign Colour Theme Tool.

     

    In these mini tuts you can learn one Adobe technique, tool or feature. They are recorded to run for no more than two minutes (well, sometimes they run over) and introduce one of Adobe’s nifty little tools. And today that just happens to be the turn of the slinky little Colour Theme Tool in Adobe InDesign

     

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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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