Could it be the answer for SME's marketing and in-house design problems and having to sub contact or use marketing agencies to create brochures, adverts etc? The Adobe range of products is designed for the creative market and for most SMEs they are expensive, rarely used tools.
However, with the Adobe Creative Cloud you can reduce the business's capital expenditure and pay monthly for the software you need. It also allows you to download the software to two PCs, MACs or one of each at the same time (although they cannot be used at the same time). Green Shoots Learning provides training on the most popular software products which are listed below.
Acrobat Pro (X)
Adobe continue to make the most popular Adobe Acrobat with a suggested 160 million users worldwide (care of Planet PDF). However, if you want to create editable forms or collect responses you will need the Pro or X (XI) version. This doesn't come pre-installed in a new laptop but can be purchased or downloaded on a monthly subscription basis from Adobe.
Our Acrobat Pro workshops help you understand what you can achieve and how to achieve with this versatile software.
Photoshop is Adobe's digital imagining software and it is a hugely popular and powerful piece of software. If you use photography in your marketing materials, on your website or other promotional materials it can help you achieve outstanding results. Photoshop has its own family of products around it including LightRoom, Elements, Revel and Photoshop Express.
Green Shoots Learning has created a selection of workshops which start at the beginning with creating a new project and then move into creating different types of content and working with different elements of the Photoshop software. This means you can pick and choose the modules that will help you in your role.
InDesign is an extremely popular professional desktop publishing software product, which allows you to design posters, flyers, invitations etc etc. You can purchase this software on CD or join up for a monthly (or annually paid) subscription service. If you have a creative flair and eye for good marketing you can create your own copy in-house and send it direct to the printers. However, in order to be able to do this, you need to understand the basic rules and structure of InDesign.
Green Shoots Learning can help you understand the intricacies of professional desktop publishing so that you are creating effective marketing materials and in-house communication aids more quickly.
Creating flexiblity through customisation
Green Shoots Learning offer fully flexible and customisable workshops. All courses can be tailored for your needs to include company procedures and best practice or exercises based on your industry sector. Our standard workshops are based on skill sets rather than traditional beginner, intermediate and advanced levels However, should your business require this we can provide a course overview to each level.
In-house workshops can be provided at your office location. The price for a half day practical workshop is £395.00 and a full day is £645.00. Travel is charged at 45p per mile or rail travel wherever possible. Green Shoots Learning can provide up to 8 delegate laptops with Office 2010 or Office 2013 at an additional charge of £25 per workshop. All prices quoted are excluding VAT.
Discounts are available for group bookings on public workshops. Please call 01473 760333 to discuss your requirements.A skills analysis exercise can be downloaded here to help you decide what course is right for you and your job role.