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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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    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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    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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    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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    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    Posted on 21st May 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    There are a number of ways to create columns in InDesign but in this InDesign tutorial it’s the Text Frame Object that will be covered. In this one box you have the ability to set the amount of columns, balance them evenly and to adjust the width between them.

    There is a video at the end of the tutorial for those who prefer a more visual approach otherwise…………………..

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    Design & Typography

    Posted on 12th February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Design & Typography – A brief history

     

    Type is possibly the most beautiful thing about a spread. It’s the element that defines the document in so many ways. Its not often on the Greta Powell blog that I post from external sources but I felt this was an article about type worth sharing.

     

    Text is never simply text—typography, or the way type is arranged on a layout, has a huge influence over the visual impact of a message, setting the tone and mood for the reader. Type design has a long and fascinating history, and the digital fonts we use today often have incredible origin stories. “

    Grace Fussell

     

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    Magazine Design Training Course with InDesign

    Posted on 11th February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Magazine Design Training Course with InDesign

    Last week saw a return to an old client – the department of life sciences at the University of Nottingham to deliver a two day training course using InDesign to create and layout magazines. As part of their course the MSc students on the Biological Photograpy and Imagine Course put together a magazine /book containing their work over the past year. This includes interviews, articles and, of course photography – which is where I come in to show them how to work with the InDesign software.

     

    This particular InDesign Course has evolved over the years and today the students learn not only how to use InDesign but also how to build their magazine from scratch incorporating a brand (which they create during the two days), a typographical style and image placement among other things.

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