Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator Keyboard Shortcuts
Nothing speeds up your workflow using Adobe products more than learning the keyboard shortcuts for the main tools.
To help you learn the most common keyboard shortcuts off by heart we've created a graphic showing you how to quickly select the right tool.
If you're struggling to get to grips with Adobe software then our Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator courses come highly recommended. There's no better way to gain confidence and start working more productively.
You can download our graphic as a desktop background or print it off and stick it on the wall to refer to.
Once you start learning your favourite tool commands you will be surprised how much faster you work.
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Could your business survive a manual or algorithmic Google penalty? That's the most important question for SEOs in 2014.
Over the past two years we have seen the number and frequency of algorithm updates and manual penalties increase as Google's Webmaster Spam team gets better at identifying tactics. This only looks set to continue over the next two years.
So how can you adjust your tactics to get results without risking everything?*
In this post I'm going to run through an SEO strategy that meets Google's Webmaster Guidelines, takes advantage of new and developing technologies and diversifies your traffic sources so that you're not so heavily reliant on Google search traffic.
If you're completely stuck with SEO or unsure you're going about it the right way then you can learn everything in this post on our hands-on, workshop-style SEO training courses.
I've included tips for content, link building, technical, offline, local, social and mobile considerations to create an overall picture of what search engines see as a 'good' site and help you give your SEO strategy a makeover for 2014.
You can now download our full IOSH Managing Safely Project Assignment Guide as an eBook to use on the go!
Here's a taster of what's inside:
Part of achieving your IOSH Managing Safely accreditation involves completing a project assessment about your workplace. To help you complete the assessment we have put together a 6 Part step-by-step guide.
Each stage of the process is covered thoroughly on our 4-day IOSH Managing Safely course, with plenty of time and opportunity to ask the trainer if you are not sure about anything. The course is arranged so that you are able to complete the project bit by bit over the four days.
The project assessment is based on your own work environment.
The person marking the assessment will not be the trainer who taught you and will not know anything about your workplace. While this gives you some valuable licence (which may be helpful) you will need to make sure you explain clearly things which may be obvious to you and those who work around you. You also need to be consistent as each part of the assessment relates to the others.
As with all assessments, the best advice is to read carefully what each of the sections requires and take your time.
To gain the accreditation there is also a multi format exam to complete; we've also put together some tips for completing the IOSH exam.
The project consists of a series of six forms you will need to complete and these follow a logical sequence.
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This is an amazing opportunity to drive you business forward.
Learn something new about Project Management on International Project Management Day.
Below is my list of what I think are the best project management resources, guides, tips and blog posts published on our site. I've put them together today in recognition of International Project Management Day to help aspiring and experienced project managers improve their skills and manager better projects.
I've covered all angles and all abilities so whether you're new to project management or have 20 years of experience you can learn something new today.
Little's law forms a part of queuing theory and has deep implications for the 'Improve' aspect of DMAIC within Lean Six Sigma. It calculates the average wait for a customer or item within a transactionary process.
So what exactly is Little's law, how does it impact upon Six Sigma and why is it so useful and important?
Are you a new trainer? Does the idea of training a large group bring you out in a cold sweat? Is even picturing them naked just not helping to calm your nerves?
Well sweat no more and banish those nudes from your mind. There's a simple way to face groups and deal with the various challenges they may offer.
All it takes is an understanding of the dynamics of group development. Once you know how groups of people function and develop, it becomes simple to deal with them and simple to teach them.
We explore the subject of group development in depth on our Brighton-based Train the Trainer Course, which is the ideal course for those new to training looking to build their knowledge and confidence in the discipline.
So when facing groups in training, what you need to remember is that all groups will go through four stages of development. Here, I'll outline what those stages are and how best to deal with them from a trainer's perspective.
There are plenty of blog and Twitter lists around, but for the first time here is the most complete list of Project Management communities on the web.
If you're new to project management then this is a great way to learn from others in the field and pick up some helpful advice; of course the best way to get started it with our Project Management for Beginners Course!
These resources aren't just for beginners- many of the communities include very experienced project managers who are there to help others and work on the more complicated areas of the discipline. PRINCE2 Practitioners are common in the groups which make them the perfect location to get advice passing your exam.
Without further ado here's the list, which includes all the best places that project managers connect and hang out online.
There is an art to being a great trainer or teacher; something our train the trainer facilitators know very well!
If you look at the quotes below by some of the world's most respected scholars you can begin to understand what makes a great teacher or trainer so special. Note the reoccuring themes:
- People learn by doing
- Great teachers can empathise with their audience
- It's not what you teach but how you teach it
- You cannot make people learn, you must help them discover
- Learners should be encouraged to feel emotion (you can make them laugh, surprise them, pull them in with a story - I've written about using stories to assist learning before).
- The teacher and learner is a two way relationship; engagement is key
So let's take a look at what some of the greatest ever minds have to say about teaching.
This week Adobe announced that they've now surpassed 1 million subscribers to Creative Cloud - the subscription-based package that replaced Creative Suite.
That's great news as our newest course - InDesign Interactive PDF Training - includes some great new interactive features only available on InDesign CS6 and InDesign CC.
In this post I'm going to cover one of the best new features of InDesign - Interactive Forms - as they are not included in our standard 2-day Interactive PDF course. If you would like a tailored course to include interactive forms then please call us on 01273 622272.
As well as some quick tutorials for adding different types of forms and buttons, I'm also going to run through some quick tips and considerations.
If you're more of an InDesign beginner then why not download our free InDesign Paragraph Styles eBook? It's great way to get to grips with one of the basic features of InDesign.