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Gary D.

Gary D. - Microsoft Office Expert: Word, Excel, Outlook

Passaic, NJ (07055)

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I have many years experience both using and training others in various computer packages. I can help the newest beginner master the basics, or help a more experienced user discover new functionality. Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are the most in-demand applications in today's business environments, and I can help you get up to speed, quickly. I also have many years experience working with HTML on Dreamweaver and Frontpage, and I can help you learn the basics of creating your own web pages.

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Gary’s subjects

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
General Computer, HTML, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Adobe InDesign

I am currently a Computer Graphic Arts instructor at a school with branches in Monsey, NY and Brooklyn. I teach In Design, Illustrator and Photoshop, and several of my students have gone on to secure professional positions.

Adobe Photoshop

I am including a syllabus of topics that I include in my instruction.

InDesign 1
Opening File, (facing/non facing pages)
Select tool/Direct Select Tool
Opening files/Saving files
selecting text
importing text and pictures (3 ways) sizing photos
Changing font size, style, color...
navigation (Hand tool and jump to page in “pages”, as well as bottom of document.)
document set up
Master guides

InDesign 2
Create by hand page layout of 12 pages (from Magazines)
New file
Select tool/Direct Select Tool
text box
picture box
Character and Paragraph Style menus
Document layout (“pages”) Palette
View menu
Window Menu
Zoom tool/Hand tool
selecting text
repeat Importing and Saving
Control Z (undo)
info bar (Create the Psychology page)

InDesign 3
Master pages/Auto page numbering
facing/non facing
Paragraph styles – Drop Caps, Indents Alignment
Rotating and skewing
Runaround –
Object: Clipping path (Importing image from photoshop with clear background)
aligning objects/aligning text
Send to back/Bring to front
Print dialogue box
Save page as EPS, PDF and Package/Links/output
InDesign 4
text linking/unlinking (blocking)
Spell check
Free flow text on shaps
Text to box
Text inset
Space before/ Space after
Paragraph rules
Invisibles ontrol H, Grids)
Shift enter
Text wrap

InDesign 5
Line tools
Pen tool – Reshape polygon
Modify box shape (clipping path)
Color Palette/gradients
Edit colors
Spot color/Process color

Photoshop 1

How Photoshop differs from other programs (Raster/Vector)
Open document
new document
document size
Resolution and output
image mode
selection tools
select menu
Pen/Path tool (Select and direct select tool)
Path menu (Melon man practice lesson)save and edit paths, fill and stroke paths
convert path to selection, selection to path
move tool
saving files
file types
Option arrows (tiny little arrow on to right of menu)
navigator palette
history palette
layer basics
new layer
view & hide layers
re-order layers
layer modes (tranparency)

Photoshop 2
painting tools
color & swatches palettes
brushes palette
eyedropper & bucket
color picker and pantone color

Photoshop 3
Image adjust menu
sponge, burn and dodge tools
rubber stamp tool and options
paste into
unsharp mask
adding color to black and white images
feathering selections
Edit: Trasform (distort, skew, scale, flip)
crop tool
Stroking a selection

Photoshop 4
quick mask
More layers
layer mask
layer menu
adjustment layer
more on type
type layer & type effects
flattened layers

Photoshop 5
Place illustrator image into photoshop
scale placed graphic
distort graphic (perspective)
applying blending modes to graphic
Export Transparent Image to an Illustrator file

General Computer

I have worked in the IT field for over 25 years and I have served customers in my area as the Computer Guy of Passaic for the past seven years.

Microsoft Outlook

I have been using Microsoft Outlook for years. I am a power user familiar with most of the advanced function of the email, contacts, calendar and notes sections.

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Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $35.00

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Gary will travel within 15 miles of Passaic, NJ 07055.

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