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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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    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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    Adobe InDesign Training – Using Grids

    Posted on 2nd February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Training -Using Grid Layouts

    Why use a grid layout in InDesign? Although many designers like to ‘break the grid’ and work without the best designers will have already put in many, many hours already working within grid rules before opting out. Grids provide the solid structure, the flow of the document layout, they are the skeleton that the flesh of position and balanced are based on. They naturally guide the eye across the spread, draw its attention to a specific piece of content.

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    Photoshop Room Set Up

    Posted on 18th November 2017 by Greta Powell

    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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    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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    Photoshop Training Course in Oxford

    Posted on 6th July 2017 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Training Course in Oxford

    Many of the Photoshop courses I run are customised and tailored to the individual clients requirements.  Yesterday I ran a Photoshop course for the graphics /photography department of a school in Oxfordshire which had a number of people on it. The delegates were of of varying levels and abilities ranging from complete beginner to advanced users but all were looking to incorporate Photoshop more in their own work teaching graphics and photography.

     

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