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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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    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 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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    Adobe InDesign Magazine Design

    Posted on 5th January 2018 by Greta Powell

    Adobe InDesign Training Examples

    One of the InDesign courses I run on a regular basis in Nottingham is a mix of tailored content with the overall aim of producing an end of year magazine /book. The first part of the InDesign Training focuses on the basics of the software and how the tools, panels and frames work to creative beautiful creative looking publications. Once the structure is in place the course then builds on the design elements, how to use colour, type and layout to produce a working theme.

     

    The overall objective though is for the delegates to produce a magazine /book that encompasses all the elements of their year long university course including their photographs, research and course modules.

     

     

     

     

    InDesign Training Course the Midlands

     

     

     

     

    InDesign Training – Results

    The following images are examples of the magazine /books designed and published by the delegates. They show what, with practice, can be achieved from taking an InDesign Training Course over a couple of days. 

     


     

     

     

    InDesign Training Magazine Design

     

     

     

    It’s not that InDesign is a huge piece of software or even highly complex its how you work with it and what you want from it which is why tailored training is very effective. Once we have identified what you need to do then tailoring the course towards that goal is straightforward. If you are interested in private InDesign tuition please get in touch for an informal chat. Remember the Adobe Courses are run in all cities, towns and counties across the UK. 

     

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    Greta

     

     

    InDesign Tailored Course for Magazine Design

    Posted on 22nd July 2017 by Greta Powell

    InDesign Tailored Course for Magazine Design

     

    It’s been a very busy week indeed for InDesign Training especially over the last two days when I ran a tailored course covering InDesign and magazine design. The company, who were based in Lincolnshire have an annual magazine which for some years has been designed by an external design studio. They  were looking to cut this particular budget by bringing the magazine and other design projects in-house. 

     

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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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