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  • Symmetry in Photoshop

    Posted on 23rd May 2022 by Greta Powell

    Symmetry in Photoshop

    Using the Paint Symmetry tool in Photoshop lets you create mirrored and symmetrical designs and patterns such as mandalas. Symmetry works with the brushes, eraser and pencil as well as with layer masking and there are ten symmetry tools available to use. 

     

    For this particular post we’ve chosen to work with the Mandala tool.

     

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    Photoshop Retro Training

    Posted on 26th May 2020 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop Retro Training

    So during these last few weeks the focus has been on getting the courses delivered online and finally there seems to be headway. People seem to be taking advantage of the small bite sized chunks – they can just ring in or email with a problem and depending on the situation either hook up immediately or make a time later in the day.

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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?

     

    Quickstart Photoshop Training Course for beginners - online and onsiteIt’s a good question but probably the best answer to ‘What is Photoshop?’ is that it’s all things to everyone involved in image creation.

     

    Photographers love it because they can enhance their photographs and make them beautiful, businesses and designers use it for creating professional artwork for print and digital whereas artists use it to create painting’s from their images.

     

    You can import images directly from your camera or download them from online storage then create, edit and enhance them for your own purposes whether business or personal.

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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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    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 Select Subject

    Posted on 25th February 2018 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop CC 2018 Select Subject

    At long last here is the new Select Subject Tool in Photoshop CC 2018 which, as its name suggests lets you select the main subject of the photo usually an animal or person but with a single click after which you go into Select and Mask to refine the subject selection. It’s all thanks to Adobes new ‘AI’ technology known as Adobe Sensei which is behind the Adobe Stock search engine. Enough of the technical already and lets take a look at how it works.

     

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    Photoshop 2018 New Feature – Share

    Posted on 18th November 2017 by Greta Powell

    Photoshop 2018 – Share

     

    Photoshop 2018 is full of wonderful new features but on this post I thought I’d show one of the lesser known ones. Its the new Share feature, which gives you the ability to share or email photos to various services directly from within Photoshop including Facebook and Lightroom. 

     

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    Photoshop Room Set Up

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    Photoshop Room Setup

     

    It’s been Photoshop, Photoshop and Photoshop training this week with one of the courses being run down in the South West. The countryside views were absolutely stunning on the drive down.

     

    This was the second of two training days where the course content had been specifically tailored for the companies design team and photographer. From the initial email contact through to the final training delivery day all aspects of the course were co-ordinated by the design team, HR and myself.

     

    I thought it might be quite useful to show a few of the room setups from some Adobe training sessions run over recent months starting with this one…………………………

     

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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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