What it is - is probably the most liberating and enjoyable piece of software on the planet. However we would say that "We love it" and its good to have on a CV too.
The Creative Cloud hosts a combination of print and web software to produce stunning professional layouts, high impact images and creative web designs and used in just about every sector from design to finance.
Our full range of Adobe Training Courses can be viewed from the navigation bar above.
Using InDesign our ePublishing Courses show you how to design, prepare and upload an ebook to various eReaders including Kindle and other devices. It also includes working with external software to convert and catalogue ebooks giving an overall solution to epublishing.
If we book a DTP Training Course with you guys can you supply MACs for the course?
We can supply any kit needed including MAC's or PC with all software and exercise files preloaded. We would need access to the room in the day prior to the DTP training course.
If you would like us to supply kit just mention it at the time of booking. *Unless mentioned during the booking process the computers (MAC or PC) will be loaded with the latest Operating Systems and software.
Please note this does include an additional fee.
Are course manuals included in the course?
DTP Course Manuals
We provide notes included in for the days training which are now provided on USB keys in .PDF format.
We also provide Quick Start Guides as follow up reference guides.
Off site Adobe Training Courses
We would prefer a training room offsite and wondered if you could provide this for Adobe Training?
Yes, no problem. We provide Training Rooms wherever and whenever there is a requirement. To complete the room booking we just need to know your preferred location and how many delegates will be attending.
We will then organise the room either independently or through one of our preferred partners.
PC & MAC Desktop Publishing Courses
We are thinking of booking a InDesign Advanced Course with you but wondered if a mixture of IBM & MAC computers in our training rooms would be an issue. We do have a mixed bunch of users.
No difficulty whatsoever. Our Trainers are happy to deliver Adobe Courses on either platform or as in your case a mix of both.
The InDesign to Epubs course sounds interesting? What I need to know is that in addition to getting ebooks onto iPads etc do you also cover the process of transferring them to the kindle?
Yes we cover all aspects of eEpubs including the iPad and indeed the kindle. The course deals with all aspects of electronic publishing starting with creating and laying out a document through to get it on to the relevant device.
Do you run QuarkXpress Training Courses onsite.
Yes we run all levels of QuarkXpress Training from the Introduction to QuarkXpress through to QuarkXpress Studio ePublishing Course.
Question. Who designs those wonderful visuals you see on your tablet, phone or screen?
Answer. You could.
Well you could after of our digital publishing courses using InDesign, QuarkXPress and also cloud based presentations. On our InDesign, Quark digital publishing courses learn how to quickly and easily design and develop digital design for iPads, Android Devices and the Web.
The world of illustration. Draw, import images and use Adobe Illustrators tools to produce stunning artwork.
Use Illustrator for fashion design, textile design or product packaging. Scan in your own designs, trace drawings and produce beautiful unique artwork.
I cannot find any CMYK support in Photoshop Elements, which seems extremely odd. Am I missing something here?
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements is quite a cool piece of software but its lack of CMYK support is well known. To be honest its more of a nuisance than an issue, any good print bureau should sort this out easily enough. Do be aware though that when converting RGB to CMYK your image might lose quality. Learn more about colour in Photoshop Elements in this colour management video.
When I was on an InDesign course I was shown how to bring in dummy text into pages. It's been a while since I did the course and I can't remember where it is. Jog my memory please.
Draw out a text frame and position the text cursor inside then go to the Type menu and scroll to the bottom of the menu. Select 'Fill with Placeholder Text' and the box will now fill with dummy text.
Where is the word count function in Adobe InDesign?
Select a text frame then click anywhere in the frame with the Type Tool then go to the Info palette where you will find a count for words, line and paragraphs. Select a block of text and InDesign will give you a word count. Want more then install the TextCount.js script from the InDesign installation disc which is found in the Goodies folder.
How do I change measurements permanently from imperial to metric in Adobe InDesign? Each time I do this they return to imperial whenever I open a new document.
This is under preferences (Edit >Preferences) and when you change a preference within an open document then the preference remains for that document. You need to change it to be application wide which is done by closing all InDesign documents then going to the Edit menu and selecting Preferences.
Edit >Preferences >Units & Increments & select the measurement option you want to use.
If enrolling on one of the courses it is possible to state exactly what we need to cover in Photoshop?
Contact us and we will put you in direct touch with a trainer who will advise you as to the best way forward. Depending on exactly what you / your company want to cover we can work through the best solution for you individually.
It may be a mornings Introduction to Photoshop and an afternoon on focusing on specific difficulties with your content. You and the trainer will work through and agree the DTP Training course content together.
Even though I've been using Photoshop for some time I think some of my selection techniques could be improved. I assume that we could cover these on a Photoshop Intermediate course in addition to the set course outline
On any of our Adobe Training courses, including the Photoshop course we can work according to your specifications. These Photoshop courses belong to the people that book them and can be tailored accordingly as individually as you. If you wanted to include some Adobe Photoshop Course advanced elements there's no reason why not. Or Photoshop Introduction or Photoshop Workshops... it really is your decision as the content.
With regard to the Adobe Photoshop course outlines, these again are generic and given as guidance only. We apply a mix and match attitude here, we know one size does not fit all so are happy to perform 'hack and slash' techniques on the Photoshop course outlines.
Drop us a line or ring on the number above to see how we can help further.
There are so many options in Photoshop for selecting items and it is difficult to know which one is best for which job. Could you advise as to the most suitable tool for selecting a colour / colours in a picture?
Selecting in Photoshop
There are a lot of options however for a colour or a range of colour then the colour range tool is probably the best one.
It allows you to select a specific colour or a range of colours within an image.