• 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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    Adobe Lightroom CC

    Posted on 12th December 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Lightroom CC

     

    With excitement waning about Lightroom CC I’ve been quietly beavering away working through the new features and updates and to be honest the one that really grabs me as special is the new colour and luminosity masking in Lightroom Classic CC. 

     

    What is a Range Mask?

    A Range Mask lets you create masks based on their luminosity as well as colour which is ideal for skies and foamy oceans.

     

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    Photoshop 2018 New Feature – Share

    Posted on 18th November 2017 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop 2018 – Share

     

    Photoshop 2018 is full of wonderful new features but on this post I thought I’d show one of the lesser known ones. Its the new Share feature, which gives you the ability to share or email photos to various services directly from within Photoshop including Facebook and Lightroom. 

     

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    Photoshop Room Set Up

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    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 Photoshop Training | Photoshop Courses in Herefordshire

    Posted on 15th October 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Photoshop Training in Herefordshire

     

    This Photoshop Training is held onsite across the UK, Herefordshire, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington. and all surrounding counties and areas including Wales. Being West Midlands based means that I travel to most areas in the UK including Wales and Scotland. These Photoshop Courses are designed and developed for individuals or company groups with no experience of the software or those looking for refresher training to update their current skills. The courses  are run for 121 sessions or as company courses for teams looking for a more tailored Photoshop training course.

     

    Photoshop Training is delivered at all levels from Introduction to Advanced and at no additional charge tailored course content can be designed around you and your business. Being an independent trainer means together we can focus on exactly what you want to learn and need to cover as opposed to sticking to the rigid Photoshop Training delivered by more traditional providers. These Photoshop Courses are fluid and constantly updated and have been developed over many years to ensure you get a clear and concise grip on the tools and features contained in the software. During our time together you will learn how to work with a variety of different images destined for both print, web and social media output.

     

    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.   

     

    The Full Photoshop Course content can be viewed at the bottom of the page but in brief you will learn: 
     

    Work with Photoshop Tools, Panels & Interface

     

    Understand Layers and None-Destructive workflows

     

    Create, edit and use accurate colour

     

    Resize and Resolution

     

    Make precise selections, add to and remove from selections

     

    Learn to prepare images for both print, web & social media

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    Adobe Training Midlands

    Posted on 13th October 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Training Courses Midlands

     

    It can cost a fortune getting your images tweaked and your designs laid out when many of those ‘small jobs’ can be done in-house by one or more of your staff. Just think how much you spend on external designers just to remove white backgrounds, lay out flyers, design and update your social media banners and imagery, create business stationary etc – and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. 

     

    Acquiring digital design skills to produce professional looking documents and images is not rocket science – it is straightforward and easily arranged. I provide training for 1 to 1 sessions and company groups onsite across the Midlands and the UK from as little as £275.00 per day for one delegate, subsequent delegates are £75.00 per day each. To get a team of four up to speed in digital design you would be looking at a total of *£500.00 per day.

    *Depending on location individuals may pay travel expenses

     

    Because this is private Adobe tuition you can be very selective about the content. Whether you need to create banners for social media, enhance an image or use the Interactive elements in InDesign then get in touch and we can work together to come up with the training you need (not what someone else thinks you need). If you have more specific projects such as connecting to databases to produce large catalogues then again please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat.

     

    As always

    Thank you for visiting this post

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

    Greta

     

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    Photoshop & HDR Training

    Posted on 13th August 2017 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop & HDR Training Courses

     

     

    Photoshop Courses including HDR & the Filter Gallery are run onsite across the UK, the Midlands onsite at your offices or home.  So what is HDR? HDR stands for high dynamic range and is used to bring out the full tonal range of the image. You normally use a number of photo’s with different settings to create an HDR effect although the most common amount is 3, one of which is under exposed whilst another is set to normal exposure with the third over exposed

     

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