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  • Adobe CC 2019

    Posted on 20th October 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe CC 2019 Release

    Adobe CC 2019 – During October Adobe released its latest version – 2019 which as usual contains some useful and not so useful features so lets take a look at one particular feature in the three most popular pieces of software, Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator. Lets take a look at Photoshop first.

    Photoshop 2019 – Frame tool

    Marketing are always creative users of Creative Cloud and Photoshop and produce extensively for print, web and social media and will probably find this particular new feature more than useful. Adobe have included a new frame tool which is used to create placeholders for images. Placeholders sit in the document until you want to drop in an image.

     

     

    For example if you have a regular newsletter or banner in which only the content changes every month whilst the layout stays static the Frame Tool would be ideal for you because you can update the image easily without moving or interfering with the layout itself.

     

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    Camtasia Course in London

    Posted on 8th September 2018 by Greta Powell

    Camtasia Course in London

    Only time for a quick post today due to a an outstanding workload at the moment. Last week saw me in both London and Lutterworth and next week I’m off to Preston, Lancashire then finally delivering a two day Illustrator Course in Nottingham. Phew. So what gives with the Camtasia Course in London recently?

     

    Again a tailored eLearning course for a client in Canary Wharf but apart from the lovely client it was the outstanding views. One of the great perks of this job is the travel which presents so many opportunities for mobile photo’s.

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    InDesign Training Course Work

    Posted on 31st August 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course Work

    One of the things I often get asked about in an initial training email query or voice chat is what would I expect to be able to do or be able to achieve after a days training. It’s a difficult one to answer really as the results are so broad. It’s normally down to you and what you want to achieve in the InDesign Training Course Work?

     

    Anyway I thought it might be helpful if I showed some examples of work from delegates on some of the courses and I’m going to start it off with a newsletter spread designed by a delegate on the InDesign Introduction Course.

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    Photoshop Work

    Posted on 19th August 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Creation

    I love running graphic design training courses especially when you see what people create in the space of one day. I love this image that was converted to Black and White on a recent Photoshop Course by one of the delegates. Who, incidentally had never used the software before.

     

    See the before and after shots.

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    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Posted on 18th July 2018 by Greta Powell

    Serif Affinity Photo Training

    Serif Affinity Photo Training Courses. Affinity Photo is Serif’s answer to Photoshop. It can be used for many of the same things as Photoshop including retouching, restoring and manipulating photographs. The two have some similiarities but it has to be said the Affinity Photo does contain some unique and interesting workflows.

     

    Serif Affinity Main Benefits?

    Price. Unlike Photoshop which is a subscription based payment model Serif Affinity Photo has a one off payment – then it belongs to you, forever. No more fees, ever and you are not locked into a subscription based payment model. It costs in the region of £50.00. Although not every Photoshop feature is available for the money and provides a realistic image editing alternative.

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    Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator Training

    Posted on 23rd May 2018 by Greta Powell

    July 2018 – Special Offers On – Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Training

     

    Available at all levels from introduction through to advanced including:
    Photoshop Intermediate Training, Photoshop Advanced Training, InDesign Intermediate Training, InDesign Advanced Training, Illustrator Intermediate Training

     

    Train a group of six people for £500.00 per day all inclusive – save £150.00 per day

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    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    Posted on 21st May 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tutorial – Text Frame Columns

    There are a number of ways to create columns in InDesign but in this InDesign tutorial it’s the Text Frame Object that will be covered. In this one box you have the ability to set the amount of columns, balance them evenly and to adjust the width between them.

    There is a video at the end of the tutorial for those who prefer a more visual approach otherwise…………………..

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    Illustrator Training & Tips

    Posted on 23rd April 2018 by Greta Powell

    Illustrator Training Tips

    As well as introducing you to its tools and features the Illustrator training is also packed choc a bloc with hints & tips for more effective working within the software. One of the features covered on this Introduction to Illustrator course are the basics of designing and producing artwork such as logo’s. 

     

    And one of the tools covered on the training is the under-utilised but highly effective Width tool. Take a look at the mini video tutorial on using this tool.

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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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