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  • Photoshop Quick Tips

    Posted on 8th April 2018 by Greta Powell

    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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    Photoshop Animated GIF Tutorial

    Posted on 1st April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Animated GIF Tutorial

     

    One of the main interests in Photoshop Training now is how to interact with social media. How to create banners for Facebook, Twitter, PinInterest and many more. The answer often lies with animated GIFS which are really simple to create in Photoshop. In this tutorial we will create an animated colour for a ficticious flower shop showing the different colours of the tulip’s they currently have in stock. Incidentally we’re going to be very exotic with the colour choices – I’m not too sure if tulips actually come in shades of purple.

     

     

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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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    InDesign Training Course, Worcestershire

    Posted on 23rd February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Design Marketing Materials in InDesign

     

    This course was tailored for the client who runs a boutique hotel, spa & golf course in Worcestershire. The brief was a straightforward one, the delegate was a complete newcomer to the software who wanted to bring her outsourcing costs down by designing her own marketing materials in-house. One of her pressing needs was designing some marketing materials printed externally in time for Mothers Day which is coming up very shortly. Whilst learning the software she created designs in the form of name badges, leaflets, small brochures and so forth.

     

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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 Photo Grid

    Posted on 6th January 2018 by Greta Powell

    Creating Photo Grids in InDesign – Tip 2

    Continuing with the InDesign Tips by showing how to create a Photo Grid in InDesign.

     

    You want to bring in more than one image into InDesign?

    That’s easy, go to File >Place hold down control /command and mouse click on the selected images then go to the Open button

     

    The cursor will now be loaded with the images and you can place and position them in the same way as a solo image

     

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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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    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 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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