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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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    Microsoft Teams & Creative Cloud Assets

    Posted on 3rd May 2020 by Greta Powell

    Microsoft Teams & Creative Cloud Assets

    Microsoft Teams & Creative Cloud Assets are one of the more powerful ways in which Greta Powell Training is delivering live instructor online training. It has to be said Microsoft Teams has been a god send. We’re now starting to see some of the main questions delegates ask prior to booking online training with the main ones being how do I use my software in conjunction with Microsoft Teams.

     

    As online training is new to many we thought it might be an idea to write a series of blog posts on Microsoft Teams and the online training process covering some of the questions. We will also be recording a full Microsoft Teams tutorial which will be online in the next few days. 

     

    Teams is not just about chat and screen sharing it also provides a myriad of other opportunities such as……………………………………

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    Onsite Adobe Training Courses

    Posted on 3rd October 2018 by Greta Powell

    What is Onsite Adobe Training?

    Onsite Adobe training course /s otherwise known as in-house training are one of the most cost effective ways of delivering software training to staff. It is delivered on your premises at times and dates to suit you, your staff and their schedules.

     

    Onsite Adobe Training Course –
    tailored content

    Because these are closed courses only delivered to your company the content can be completely tailored around you. This means together we can identify your exact training requirements and put together your training step by step. If you have examples of exactly what you would like to achieve on the course send them across prior to the course and we can incorporate them into the training.

     

    Onsite courses are an ideal solution for one 2 one’s, small groups of mixed ability delegates or a complete team roll-over from other software such as QuarkXpress to InDesign. This type of training means that the delegate /s can work closely with the trainer to achieve their objectives.

     

    Over the years I have delivered onsite adobe training courses across the UK to a varied group of clients including Iceland Foods Ltd, Henry Ford Academy (Centre of Excellence) Daventry, Bravissimo, Morrisons Supermarkets PLC, DWP (Department of Work & Pensions), Trust Pilot London, George @ Asda, National Design Academy, thinkBigger / Channel Four, University of Nottingham and many, many more.

     

    Why not take a look at what they and others have to say about their training on the Testimonials Page

     

    Onsite Adobe Training Course –
    pricing

    Pricing is more than competitive starting at £275.00 for the first person on the course then £75.00 for each subsequent person. For four people that works out at £500 per day, £125.00 each.

    *Please note depending on location travel expenses may be incurred.

     

    What other benefits are there to onsite training?

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    Affinity Photo Training

    Posted on 18th July 2018 by Greta Powell

    Affinity Photo Training

    Affinity Photo is Affinity’s answer to Adobe Photoshop and a pretty powerful alternative to be honest. It can be used for many of the same things as Photoshop, retouching, restoring & manipulating photographs for both print and web.

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    Google Business Page

    Posted on 9th April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Google Business Page – Greta Powell

    Check out Powell Training Ltd on Google Business page for alternative posts, tutorials and news – 

     

    Over the past few months the Google Business Page has become more active – why not pop over to check out offers, events and tutorials.

     

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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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