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  • Photoshop Brushes – Adjust Hardness Shortcut

    Posted on 8th April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Brushes – Adjust Hardness Shortcut

     

    Most people know that using [ ] square brackets with the brush tool selected will make their brush size smaller or larger. However what many don’t realise is that it is very easy to change the hardness and softness of the brush using shortcut’s as well. 

     

    In fact read on to find out how you can do all with just a couple of shortcuts – say bye bye to [ ]’s forever

     

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    Photoshop Quick Tips

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    Photoshop Quick Tips

     

    In this post we will be taking a look at some of Photoshop’s useful tools that make real life at the desk a little easier. The first one we’ll look at is having more control during the image sharpening process.

     

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    Adobe Lightroom in Education

    Posted on 26th March 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Lightroom Training – for schools

    It was recently a great pleasure to deliver an Adobe Lightroom Course combined with an Adobe Photoshop course to a school in Lincolnshire. This was for the Photography and Media departments who were particularly interested in looking into Lightroom CC to add features to their school curriculum later this year. The approach to this Adobe Lightroom Training was quite simple – a basic overview of its tools and tabs and how it could be adapted for straightforward use for their students.

     

    There were three people on the Adobe Lightroom Training in Lincolnshire and with differing skill-sets and areas of interest it was decided to split the day up into two with the Adobe Photoshop Training in the morning and Lightroom Course in the afternoon.

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    Training Reviews from External Sources

    Posted on 14th March 2018 by Greta Powell

    Training Reviews

    Although I specialise in onsite Adobe Training for companies, teams and individuals across the UK another string to the bow is delivering courses for training companies. I thought it might be helpful to include a few of the comments made elsewhere about my training courses. 

     

    Whatever the requirement or however obscure the training request please get in touch to discuss how I can assist with the Adobe Training delivery.

     

    Thank you for visiting my site.

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

    Greta

     

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    Photoshop Select Subject

    Posted on 25th February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop CC 2018 Select Subject

    At long last here is the new Select Subject Tool in Photoshop CC 2018 which, as its name suggests lets you select the main subject of the photo usually an animal or person but with a single click after which you go into Select and Mask to refine the subject selection. It’s all thanks to Adobes new ‘AI’ technology known as Adobe Sensei which is behind the Adobe Stock search engine. Enough of the technical already and lets take a look at how it works.

     

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    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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