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Adobe InDesign CC : Introduction

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Two Day Course

Overview

InDesign is the go to software for anyone looking to create beautiful magazines, newsletters, reports and other publications.

This intro course is suitable for all and does not require any previous design experience. It is particularly popular with marketing and communications teams as well as freelancers and those working in the publishing industry.

This two day Adobe authorised introductory course is designed to give you a comprehensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and the confidence to create beautiful and effective page layouts.

Day one of the course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch. Day two explores more advanced layout and typographical controls, clipping paths, working with layers and creating multipage documents. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

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    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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Course Outline

  • Day one
    The InDesign interface
    • InDesign preferences
    • Creating a new document
    • Creating and using frames
    • Setting tool defaults
    • Using shortcuts

    Working with text
    • Placing text
    • Selecting and editing text
    • Handling missing fonts
    • The Font Favourites feature
    • Using the Content Indicator

    Formatting copy
    • Character-level formatting
    • Paragraph-level formatting
    • Using the Eyedropper tool

    Working with styles
    • Character and paragraph styles
    • Creating styles
    • Editing and applying styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Loading attributes from other documents

    Working with graphics
    • Different file formats
    • Placing multiple graphics
    • Wrapping text around images
    • Understanding fitting options
    • Sizing images with Auto-fit
    • Smart guides and smart spacing
    • The Effects panel
    • Creating gradients
    • Setting up an Object library

    Layout controls
    • Understanding the notion of Gridify
    • Working with the Gap tool
    • Using the Align panel
    • Selecting, arranging and grouping objects

    Understanding colour
    • Spot and process colours
    • Using stroke and fill options
    • Creating tints
    • Sampling colours from images

    Laying out pages accurately
    • Using rulers, grids and guides
    • Working with layers

    Questions and answers
  • Day two
    Multi-page documents
    • Using the Pages panel
    • Targeting pages and spreads

    Editing copy
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Using Find/Change
    • Using the Spell Checker

    Working with transparency
    • Creating drop shadows
    • A look at Blending modes
    • The Flattener Preview panels

    Transforming objects
    • Scaling objects vs contents
    • Transforming objects
    • Grouping and ungrouping

    Finessing text content
    • Threading and unthreading frames
    • The Auto-Fit text function
    • Flowing text through frames
    • Text frame options
    • Multi-column text frames
    • Allowing text to flow across columns

    Working with Master Pages
    • Creating and editing Masters
    • Applying Master Pages
    • Auto-numbering pages
    • Adjusting margins and columns
    • Numbering and Section options

    Combining text and graphics
    • Image import options
    • Images with clipping paths
    • Creating a new clipping path
    • Removing image backgrounds
    • Tolerance and threshold options

    Exporting and printing
    • Exporting as a PDF
    • Using Live PreFlight
    • Anticipating potential problems
    • Packaging files for handoff

    Questions and answers
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Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

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We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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