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    Posted on 28th July 2020 by Greta Powell

    Online Adobe Training Courses

    All our Online Adobe Training Courses are now available for booking directly online via Reed.co.uk. We currently have two scheduled courses coming up in August but more will be added as when we can schedule them. These are the same courses as here onsite but because we can organise them as scheduled courses we can offer them at the greatly reduced price of £90.00 per person all inclusive.

     

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    Online Graphics Training

    Posted on 12th March 2020 by Greta Powell

    Online Graphics Training

    With travel and meetings being curtailed by the Corona Virus and overall interaction between people becoming more limited we are offering more online live instructor led training to compensate. Why miss out on your training course? There are no geographical boundaries with live online training so you can learn without leaving the comfort of your chair in your office or home – well anywhere that has a screen in fact. 

     

    Covid 19 – Information

    Many people think that because they’re on Furlough they’re not allowed to go on training courses, online or otherwise. You can go on training – pop along to the Gov website to see what you can and can’t do.

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    Photoshop or Lightroom Training?

    Posted on 16th February 2020 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop or Lightroom Training?

    The question is exactly what do you want to do with your image editing software. Obviously you want to edit photographs but when making the choice between Photoshop or Lightroom training you need to be a little more specific. Do you want to simply edit images, do you work with large amounts of images, want to create graphics, design social media images and animated GIF’s the list seems almost never-ending.

     

    Which do you choose? The answer to that is it really depends on is what you need to do and the particular project /s at hand. So this is a post listing the key parts of each piece of software and their use in certain projects. 

     

    In this post we take a look at both pieces of software and way up the pros and cons. Incidentally Adobe provide a number of different subscription options over on their website you can choose from.

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    New Tools in Photoshop

    Posted on 30th October 2019 by Greta Powell

    New and Not so New Tools in Photoshop

    With new tools coming to Photoshop we thought it would be a good idea to give a heads up as to what they might. We also thought it might be an idea to include some of the not so new as well. Not the newest but certainly one of the most popular features on the Photoshop Courses is the Content Aware Fill tool which has been greatly updated in the latest versions. 

     

    Then there is the New Object Selection Tool coming to Photoshop in the very near future. But this is going to be quite a fluid post so as and when new tools appear we’ll add them to this post but in the meantime take a quick look at these Youtube videos to get an idea of what goes on in the software.

     

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    What is Photoshop?

    Posted on 3rd June 2019 by Greta Powell

    What is Photoshop?

    Photoshop has been around since the 80’s and is often described as the industry standard photo editing app. In essence what it does is create, edit and enhance photography for a multitude of purposes for both the business or home user.

     

    Online Photoshop Training

    As well as an Onsite Photoshop Training you can now learn online via your computer. This is live Online Photoshop training where you have full contact with your trainer, can share screens and ask questions and work with your trainer just as if you were in a traditional training room.

     

    You can do this in bite sized smaller training chunks or over a day or two and its fine for either one to one sessions or small groups. 

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    What’s it used for?

    The answer to that is how long is a piece of string? It can be used in photo production for editing huge amounts of photos, to lightly edit business images, create animated GIF’s, edit basic videos, design social media icons and create digital artwork similar to paintings. It truly is huge.

     

    What is a raster & what is a vector?

    In short raster refers to a photograph (pixels) whilst vector refers to a drawn piece of artwork. So for example if David Bailey had to pick one he’d opt for Photoshop whereas Vincent Van Gogh would go for Illustrator.

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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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    Adobe Photoshop Training | Midlands Onsite Photoshop Course

    Posted on 30th October 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Photoshop Training – Midlands

    This Adobe Photoshop Training Midlands based training is run UK wide and the Midlands including Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield and all surrounding towns and counties. Being based in the West Midlands means its easy to travel to all locations throughout the UK including major cities such as Liverpool, London, Blackpool, Lincoln, Boston, Worcester, Cheltenham and Oxford. This Photoshop CC 2018 introduction training includes some of the new features and tools in the 2018 release including the Curvature Pen tool, the new Brush Presets feature and Rich Tool-tips plus the Learn Panel. These Photoshop Courses are designed and developed for company groups and individuals with little or no previous experience of the software or those looking for some refresher training.

     

    “Photoshop Bespoke Training

    Fab! Really enjoyed the day, very adaptable to our needs. Highly informed Photoshop trainer, very knowledgeable with effective training methods and materials.
    Head of Department

    Rye St Antony School

    Greta created a tailor made Photoshop course to match our requirements. In addition she gave individual attention to match our ability levels. Her knowledge is in-depth which answered every question that was asked. A very valuable training session, thank you.
    Art Teacher

    Rye St Antony School”

     

    Photoshop Training in brief

    This Photoshop Course content takes between one and two days depending on the amount of people sitting on the training – for one person a day usually suffices but for small groups of between 4 and 6 people two days is more realistic.   

     

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    Adobe Photoshop Training | Photoshop Courses in Herefordshire

    Posted on 15th October 2017 by Greta Powell

    Adobe Photoshop Training in Herefordshire

     

    This Photoshop Training is held onsite across the UK, Herefordshire, Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington. and all surrounding counties and areas including Wales. Being West Midlands based means that I travel to most areas in the UK including Wales and Scotland. These Photoshop Courses are designed and developed for individuals or company groups with no experience of the software or those looking for refresher training to update their current skills. The courses  are run for 121 sessions or as company courses for teams looking for a more tailored Photoshop training course.

     

    Photoshop Training is delivered at all levels from Introduction to Advanced and at no additional charge tailored course content can be designed around you and your business. Being an independent trainer means together we can focus on exactly what you want to learn and need to cover as opposed to sticking to the rigid Photoshop Training delivered by more traditional providers. These Photoshop Courses are fluid and constantly updated and have been developed over many years to ensure you get a clear and concise grip on the tools and features contained in the software. During our time together you will learn how to work with a variety of different images destined for both print, web and social media output.

     

    Photoshop Training in brief

    This Photoshop Course content takes between one and two days depending on the amount of people sitting on the training – for one person a day usually suffices but for small groups of between 4 and 6 people two days is more realistic.   

     

    The Full Photoshop Course content can be viewed at the bottom of the page but in brief you will learn: 
     

    Work with Photoshop Tools, Panels & Interface

     

    Understand Layers and None-Destructive workflows

     

    Create, edit and use accurate colour

     

    Resize and Resolution

     

    Make precise selections, add to and remove from selections

     

    Learn to prepare images for both print, web & social media

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