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Adobe InDesign CC : Advanced

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One Day Course

Classroom Based


Want to become a power-user of Adobe InDesign? Our advanced one-day course is perfect for people who want to harness the full power and potential of this amazing design software. Perfect for designers who know the software well but want to work smarter and faster.

It will take your design skills to the top level of use and place you among the most advanced users of Adobe InDesign in terms of output and knowledge.

These are the 5 things you will get out of this course:

• How to work with GREP and Nested styles
• Combine text and graphics by using in-built Photoshop features
• Work with Grids
• Learn the most advanced Object Styles
• Using liquid layouts and scripts

This one‐day course is designed to build on the skills learnt on our Intermediate InDesign course so you should have attended our Intermediate level course or have an equivalent working knowledge of InDesign.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Introducing GREP
    • Working with GREPs
    • Using the GREP Find/Change function
    • Creating your own GREP searches

    Finessing and Automating Copy Formatting
    • Creating & applying Nested styles
    • GREP styles vs Nested styles
    • Applying GREP styles to streamline your workflow
    • Using GREP styles to avoid runts
    • Working with Sequential styles
    • Fine‐tuning Type
    • Setting Hyphenation controls
    • Working with Advanced List Numbering options

    Combining text & graphics
    • Using images with in-built Photoshop clipping paths
    • Using images with pre-defined Photoshop Channels
    • Removing image backgrounds
    • Tolerance & threshold options
    • Formatting Anchored Objects
    • Controlling Layer Visibility options in Imported Graphics

    Questions & answers
  • Working with Grids
    • Using Frame-based baseline grids
    • Creating custom Grid layouts
    • Using formulas to determine rows & line count grid layouts

    Advanced Object Styles
    • Working towards one-click object formatting
    • Creating Object Styles for Text & Graphic frames
    • Combining Text & Graphic frame attributes in a single Object style

    Understanding Liquid Layout
    • Working with Alternate Layouts
    • Understanding Liquid Layout rules
    • Applying Liquid Layout rules

    Using Scripts
    • Accessing the Scripts panel
    • Using scripts
    • Installing additional scripts

    Overview of Creative Cloud InDesign Updates

    Questions & answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

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

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

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

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Our Clients

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20570 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20570
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

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