Taming Technology with Training

I’m Elaine Giles and I’m a technology consultant based in Manchester, UK.

My passion is technology and I love to share that passion via live training sessions, video demos and written tutorials. I have a YouTube Channel with many training videos for design applications including Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn, Sketch and many more together with videos demonstrating the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
One of my passions is designing slides and many of those I have designed and presented can be seen on my SlideShare page.

If I can help you please get in touch.

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Tales from the IT Frontline

A Very Drab Blab Gab … How Not to Use Blab

Adobe have run public demonstration sessions of their applications for many years. You may call them webinars although the "terminology trend police" may frown on that term these days! Recently they delivered a live session demonstrating the new features of the latest...

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iPad Pro 9.7″ Cases

After the excitement of the iPad 2 case back in 2011 I've never bothered with an original Apple case or cover for my iPads. My new iPad Pro 9.7" is no exception. Unusually for me I bought this latest model in store on the day of release without any kind of...

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How to Create an OS X El Capitan Installation Boot Disk

Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of the OS for future emergency use. Especially important as the installer automatically...

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Video: Automating Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom automation features make Lightroom a complete powerhouse of image processing that can save you time, frustration and tedium freeing you up to revel in your creativity.

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Custom Shapes in Keynote

Apple’s Keynote has a range of great preset shapes, but not an exhaustive collection. This is why you’ll appreciate the ability to create a custom shape tailored-made for your presentation. Keynote has a range of tools geared to helping you create custom shapes.

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Secrets of the OS X Color Picker

The OS X Color Picker is a system wide tool for working with colors in your apps. While simple to use it is also feature rich with a range of hidden options that will save you time and effort when it comes to working with colors in all your Mac apps.

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