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    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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    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    Posted on 14th June 2019 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Training Course in Bristol

    So this week saw a trip down to the South West to deliver an InDesign Training Course in Bristol. Most people dislike the M5 but personally I like it, it always reminds me of driving down to the South West for holidays with my son. (Enough of the personal stuff). This particular course was bespoke InDesign Training for an engineering company, a regular client of Greta Powell Training who were looking for specific InDesign skills for their bid writers.

     

    InDesign Training Brief

    Briggs & Forrester Group are a well known engineering company whose bid writers wanted to stream line and build on their current InDesign workflow. They were working from existing templates and had a good grasp of the software but felt there was more they could do using InDesign’s automated features. 

     

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    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    Posted on 14th January 2019 by Greta Powell

    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands

    Onsite Adobe InDesign Training Midlands offer a range of benefits including flexibility and cost effectiveness. They are a great way to train one or more staff members at times and dates that suit your company with course content relevant to your business.

     

    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’re an author then you can work with InDesign to design and publish your book to both print and digital destinations. You can publish your book to an ePubs format where it can published on numerous digital readers, prepare it for publication on Amazon Kindle or send it our for hard copy print.

     

    Need to design a business presentation by any chance?

    Yes you’ve guessed it – InDesign can help you with that too. 

     

    By making use of the interactive and overlays panels in InDesign you can create sharp well designed visual presentations. 

     

    The choices are………………………..huge! 

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    InDesign Colour Theme Tool

    Posted on 23rd June 2018 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Colour Theme Tool 

    Welcome to the wonderful little tool known as the InDesign Colour Theme Tool which was introduced to the software in version 2014. It’s absolutely perfect for setting a matching theme throughout the layout and the colours can be added both to Swatches and the Library. Which means, of course the themes can then be shared across to both Illustrator and Photoshop (oh and Premier Pro – Premier Pro also includes the Creative Cloud Library).

     

    Another cool thing about the Colour Theme Tool is this handy little tip.

     

    Quick Tip!

    Once you have sampled colour from the image and the colours are inside the panel you then either click Add to Swatches or Add to Library to add the theme. But did you know that if you hold down Q whilst sampling InDesign will set up a colour group of five colours in it automatically. As quick as bish bosh!

     

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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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    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

    Posted on 24th September 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Tip 1 – Live Distribute

     

    Admittedly there are hundreds, if not millions of tips and tricks hidden inside InDesign many of which are well known and used on a daily basis.  In this particular InDesign Tips & Tricks post I’ve tried to include the more obscure ones and decided to start off with a personal favourite – Live Distribute, which has been with us since InDesign CS5 

     

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    InDesign Training Nottingham | InDesign Introduction Course

    Posted on 1st July 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Training – Nottingham

    This Adobe InDesign Training is run onsite across the whole of Nottinghamshire and Nottingham for 121 sesions and company groups at times and dates to suit you.  This Onsite InDesign Course run at Introduction level is ideal for those delegates looking to gain a good understanding of the software or anyone wishing to update their current skills. During the day you will work hands on with various layouts including flyers, manuals, newsletters, business stationery and other layouts to produce professional visual communications quickly and easily.

     

     

    InDesign Course – how it works

    Although an Introduction to InDesign course this Adobe Training can be completely tailored to your business needs. It is delivered directly at your premises or home for individuals, small company groups and larger scale projects. These can be deivered at times and dates that work for you and your staff.

    Onsite InDesign training offers a number of benefits but at:

     

     
    • realistic and reduced costs (especially for larger groups)
    • you save on staff travel and expenses
    • if required laptops can be rented and setup for the training with the software version of your choice
    • mutually agreed dates and times

     

    InDesign Training in brief

    This InDesign Course covers the following:

     
    • Create New Documents & Edit Existing Ones
    • Work with Type
    • Placing & Manipulating Images
    • Smart Layouts
    • Text Wrapping
    • Colour
    • Strokes & Fills
    • Print & PDF
       

     

     

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