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Live Webinar: Kevin Slimp – From Zero to Hero! Become a Photoshop Guru

Publishers, Editors & Designers     Feb 4

$89  $69    Get 90 minutes of Photoshop from the guru himself!

This is more than just a simple class of tips in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to make sure your reds are red and your blues are blue. You’ll learn to use tools you’ve always wondered about. Kevin will teach you to make those pics pop right off the page! You’ll learn to use those layers. You’ll learn how to include information in photos that appear on the page in InDesign. You’ll learn the best way to save photos in CYMK, RGB, Grayscale and for the web with the click of one button. You’ll learn how to make transparent backgrounds that work. You’ll learn how to get the BEST reproduction in print from your photos. You’ll learn how to set up your default color settings. You’ll learn how to create, and use, patterns.

AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT MORE THAN THAT!

Hold on to your seats! This is going to be one incredible class, filled with information that will take you from wherever you are to “Photo Editing Guru” status in 90 minutes!

Nobody is more respected in the publishing world as a Photoshop and photo editing guru for design professionals than Kevin Slimp. He’s been training classes and auditoriums filled with newspaper designers and photographers for 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 90 minutes. Bring two pens. You’ll be glad you did.

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VIDEO: Ryan Dohrn Webinar – 10 Time Management Tips of Media Sales Superstars!

For Ad Reps & Managers

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

$69 $39

Boost your media sales productivity by 35% in just one week!
Ryan Dohrn is the most popular sales consultant in the business today. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Ryan present one of his most popular topics at Newspaper Academy.
Ryan will share his top 10 time management tools that will help you get back on track and making money faster.

One tip could save you $7500 in lost time immediately!

This is one of Ryan’s most popular workshops! From creating call zones to time-saving email templates to making better use of your CRM tools – learn expert and well-tested tips to reclaim eight hours every week and win more business faster.

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Live Webinar – Kevin Slimp: Page & Ad Layout in Affinity Publisher (The Basics)

Publishers, Editors & Designers     Oct 22

$89

$69!

If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register, and we’ll make sure you receive a link to a recording of the class.

The Affinity Suite of Design applications has really made headlines over the past few months. Hundreds of folks attended Kevin’s webinars earlier this year to familiarize publishers, editors and designers with Affinity Publisher.

Whether you’re already using the Affinity Suite, or are brand new to the application suite, this webinar is for you. Kevin will spend 90 minutes covering the basics of Affinity Publisher, as well as giving brief overviews of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. For those who don’t know:

  • Publisher is very similar to Adobe InDesign

  • Photo is similar to Adobe Photoshop

  • Designer is similar to Adobe Illustrator

If you’ve been looking for training to kickstart yourself or your staff and get going with Affinity Publisher, don’t miss this opportunity.

After this live event, you and your staff will be ready to begin designing ads and pages in the Affinity Suite.

Attendees will receive a detailed outline to go along with the class.

 

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Live Webinar – Kevin Slimp: Mastering Photoshop Tools You Never Had Time to Learn

Editors, Designers & Photographers     Oct 7

90 Minutes! Bring two pens!

$89   $69

No wonder they call Kevin Slimp “Guru.” He’s been training designers to use applications and tools since the mid 90s and Photoshop is the software he’s been teaching for more years than any other. You’ll leave this webinar with skills you probably didn’t even know were possible.

He are just a few of the topics Kevin will cover in this session:

  • The various selection tools (including the newest ones) & how to make precise selections

  • Transform tools that come in really handy: warp, perspective, distort

  • Healing and Patch tools

  • Various Content Aware Tools

  • Clone Stamp & Pattern Stamp Tools

  • History Brush Tool

  • Pen Tools

  • Custom Shape Tool

  • Ruler Tool (for aligning images) and Color Sampler Tool

  • Color Adjustment Tools

  • Type Tools (and converting type to other formats for special effects)

  • Layer Styles & Effects

  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

 

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Live Webinar – Kevin Slimp: Live Webinar: Advanced InDesign: Styles, Scripts, and Effects

Editors & Designers     Sep 9

75 Minutes! Bring two pens!

$89   $69

So many newspaper designers learned InDesign on their own, missing many of the tools available to increase revenue and design better pages and ads. Kevin Slimp was working in InDesign before it even had a name, and he taught a large group of newspaper designers to use the application the week it was first released.

In this fast-paced session, Kevin will teach basic skills often overlooked by users of InDesign.

He will cover these topics and more:

  • Creating and Using Nested Styles, Object Styles, Character Styles & Paragraph Styles

  • Using the Scripts that Come with InDesign & Adding Scripts to Increase Speed

  • Working with the Special Effects and Understanding What Those Numbers Mean

  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

 

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Video Training – 90 Minutes of Photo Editing Basics & More for Newspapers and Magazines

Let’s make those pictures pop!

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

$89  $69    Get 120 minutes of Photoshop from the guru himself!

This is more than just a simple class of tips in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to make sure your reds are red and your blues are blue. You’ll learn to use tools you’ve always wondered about. Kevin will teach you to make those pics pop right off the page! You’ll learn to use those layers. You’ll learn how to include information in photos that appear on the page in InDesign. You’ll learn the best way to save photos in CYMK, RGB, Grayscale and for the web with the click of one button. You’ll learn how to make transparent backgrounds that work. You’ll learn how to get the BEST reproduction in print from your photos. You’ll learn how to set up your default color settings. You’ll learn how to create, and use, patterns.

AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT MORE THAN THAT!

Hold on to your seats! This is going to be one incredible class, filled with information that will take you from wherever you are to “Photo Editing Guru” status in 120 minutes!

Nobody is more respected in the publishing world as a Photoshop and photo editing guru for design professionals than Kevin Slimp. He’s been training classes and auditoriums filled with newspaper designers and photographers for 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 120 minutes. Bring two pens. You’ll be glad you did.

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2021 Video – Ryan Dohrn: Overcoming the 10 Most Common Advertiser Objections!

For Ad Reps and Managers

60 Minute Video • Recorded May 14, 2021

Nobody knows newspaper ad sales like Ryan Dohrn, and that’s why he is in such demand as a sales trainer, speaker and coach throughout the industry.

During this session, Ryan will discuss the 10 most common advertiser objections stopping you and your sales team from closing deals!

The difference between an average ad rep and a great ad rep is the ability to overcome the objections constantly thrown at them from potential advertisers. In this session, Ryan will discuss the ten objections that are most common, and how to respond to each one.

No one is immune to dealing with objections in the advertising business. Now, you have the the ammunition needed to begin closing more deals immediately!

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Kevin Slimp Webinar: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator for Newspapers

$49               60 Minutes

So many newspapers have Adobe Illustrator resting in their application dock or start menu but rarely, if ever, use the powerful application. During this session, Kevin Slimp will teach attendees enough to begin using Illustrator to increase their design skills and production efficiency. During this session, a few of the skills Kevin will cover include:
– Working with text in Illustrator
– Working with vector shapes
– Using patterns in Illustrator
– Colors & Gradients in Illustrator
– Tools to improve ad design
– Learning to use the various drawing tools
– Coverting objects to vector using LiveTrace
– Saving designs for print and online
and more!
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Diane Ciotta: Landing New Advertisers

Initiating New Business & Effective Opening Conversation Techniques

During this 50-minute session, Diane will share concepts and techniques for successfully driving incremental revenue. Among other items, she will discuss:

• Mastering a professional, non-threatening approach
• Avoiding trigger words that cause objections
• Gaining a License to Proceed

This is a don’t miss class and the first in a three-month series led by Diane Ciotta!

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Webinar: Tim Smith – Building Your Advertising Client Base: Getting New Customers

Let’s face it, newspapers need advertisers to stay in business. Though most advertisers are loyal, advertising is a very fluid business and clients come and go. The trick is constantly gaining new advertisers to build your base.

It’s more than picking up the phone to make a call or sending an email. It’s more than sending a box of cookies during the holidays. Tim will offer proven steps that will lead to creating more ad clients for your newspaper.

Tim Smith’s webinars continue to draw large groups because attendees report that his insight and advice work for them. Don’t miss this opportunity to bring your sales staff together to learn what they can do to build your customer base. You might want to bring an extra pen. You’ll need it.

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