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  • PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

    Posted on 12th April 2019 by Greta Powell

    PANTONE 16 1546 Living Coral

    There’s always passion for colours here, it’s great to see delegates faces when they see the swatches for the first time in the software and realise the range of colours they have to work with. However unlike last year when we wrote the Vibrant Ultra Violet(18-3838) post virtually on its date release we’re running late with these years appointed pantone. Which is, a luscious orange known as Pantone 16-1546 Living Coral and if you like bright, we do, then you will love this.

     

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    Adobe Acrobat Training Course

    Posted on 5th March 2019 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Acrobat Training Course

    Why not take a look at the new overview for the Adobe Acrobat Training Course which is now online. Run at as an Introduction to Acrobat Course you learn how to work with PDF’s documents from scratch, edit and manipulate them for both print and digital output. As with all these Adobe Courses nothing is cast in stone and you can add and remove content to build your own custom course.

     

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    Add Your Logo in Lightroom

    Posted on 18th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    Lightroom Quick Tip

     

    One of the features covered in the Lightroom Course is how to Add Your Logo in Lightroom easily by using the nifty little Identity Plate feature. Which, of course is absolutely perfect for anyone who records Lightroom Tutorials and video or if you showcase images to clients.

     

     

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    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    Posted on 14th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    From a business point of view onsite training courses are full of benefits. The first one is they are effective, they are flexible and a cost effective way to train one or more staff members at times and dates to suit you.

     

    What is InDesign?

    In InDesign you work with frames (not in all cases, but mostly) to position text and graphics on one or more pages. It can be used to create numerous documents from flyers to multi-page catalogues that are then sent out for print production or output to digital. But it is much more than that. If you are an author you could use InDesign to export your book to an ePubs format where it can then published on numerous digital readers including Amazon Kindles or perhaps you have a business presentation well, use the interactive elements in InDesign to create your visual presentation. 

     

    The choices are………………………..huge! 

     

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    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Posted on 5th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel

    Looking for the Control Bar in InDesign CC 2019? The control bar no longer appears automatically when you install or update Creative Cloud. It now needs to be manually turned on from the Window menu. Why? Because Adobe have introduced the the new InDesign CC 2019 Properties Panel and this opens on the InDesign load. Just like the Control Bar the Properties Panel is also context sensitive and changes according to what is currently selected. 

     

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    Split Window in InDesign

    Posted on 27th December 2018 by Greta Powell

    Split Windows in InDesign

    Useful but oft ignored is the Split Windows feature in InDesign which gives two views of the same document. For example, one pain in the neck of working in InDesign is when highlighting the text to change the text colour it’s difficult to see the new shade without turning off the highly. That’s because all colours are inverted when selected as can be seen in the screen shot below, the text looks purple in the screenshot but in actual fact it’s green. Most people deselect to view the new colour which can be time consuming if you want to skim through a number of different shades to find the right one. There is an easy solution to this known as Split Window in InDesign.

     

    Highlighted Text with Inverted Colours

    Split Window in InDesign

     

    So how can you preview your text colours without committing a number of selection acrobatics? One of the things shown on the InDesign Training Courses is a neat little feature known as Split Window which is ideal for previewing text colour amongst other things.

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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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