"I have taken InDesign with Virginia and I have had coworkers ask where I have done training. I tell them to come see Virginia, she is so full of information and willing to go the extra mile to help find answers and techniques for things that may not be on the agenda. I highly recommend this training and others to friends and colleagues. She is a jewel!"
"Virginia knows this subject so well that she can answer any question, and has real-world experience so that her examples make sense. She's a very effective teacher, and is very patient with students. I really enjoyed this class, and I feel like I can use InDesign when I get back to work."
"I believe this training provides a strong foundation of knowledge for Adobe InDesign. I am confident when I go back to work I will be more prepared to face my tasks involving InDesign. Virginia was an excellent teacher! You can tell she loves what she does and that comes across while teaching her students."
"Virginia is a great, great teacher!! I feel so much better about my skills now, I want to take more courses with her!"
"Virginia did an excellent job working through all of our questions and thoroughly explained topics. Even with some of the topics I was familiar with she showed better and faster ways to do them. Thanks!"
"I would recommend this training because the content is relevant, things are repeated multiple times so you can start to do things on your own, yet there was enough new information being presented. I would also recommend the training because we learned how to be a good designer and how to use the software. The training went beyond my expectations."
Photoshop is used to edit photos, whether it is just a correction of color, or exposure or intricate compositions. Photography enriches any publication and is most effective when the images are of the highest quality. In the real world, producers of publications are often faced with less than optimal images. Bad images will erode your consumer’s trust in your communication. Photoshop is THE tool to use to make any image the best it can be.
InDesign is the industry standard desktop publishing application used to lay out newsletters, posters, brochures, flyers, books, ads, office forms and documents... the list goes on. It is also a great tool for producing digital publications such as eBooks, interactive PDFs and digital magazines.
Whereas Photoshop is all about photos, Illustrator is all about illustrations—what graphic artists use to create logos, maps, icons, technical drawings and more. These types of artwork are considered drawings, also known as “line art.” Once again, Adobe has cornered the market when it comes to desktop publishing tools. Illustrator is the industry standard.
Instructor: Virginia Brodie, Houston, Texas
Whether you are seeking new computer software skills or want to expand your knowledge of computer software, I can take you from your current abilities to the next level in graphic communications.
I provide personalized, one-on-one certified training in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Digital Publishing Suite. My teaching style is relaxed, patient, and informal.
As a graphic designer, I bring my knowledge of the industry to each lesson, sharing practical, real-world experience that you can use in your projects every day.
You walk into a person-to-person, activity-based, hands-on training class, rather than a large classroom lecture course or a fast paced, impersonal video. You work directly with me as we use the software in exercises that match your skill level.
Experience an easy-going, comfortable learning environment where you enjoy learning new skills while increasing your speed, confidence and proficiency.