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Adobe InDesign Fast Track

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One Day Course

Overview

This one-day Fast Track InDesign course is perfect for those who are complete InDesign beginners who want to become familiar with the skills needed for any creative role such as those working in marketing and communications.

The one-day course will teach you how to edit and replace text, import images and graphics, apply pre-existing styles to format text, and hand-off print ready packages and PDFs.

This course does not cover the design and page layout features of InDesign. If you wish to learn how to create new InDesign documents and design layouts, we would recommend that you take our two-day Introduction to Adobe InDesign course as this will provide a more in-depth understanding of InDesign's design functions.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Ability to edit pre-existing documents thus reducing cost and turnaround time when documents need small edits and are usually returned to internal of external designers for minor alterations
• Replace images and graphics within an InDesign document
• Ensure that the graphics and images included in your documents are of a quality suitable for print or screen
• Confidently hand-off projects to colleagues or external printers
• Produce PDF documents suitable for print, web and in-house printing

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introducing InDesign
    • Introducing the InDesign interface
    • Changing the look and feel of InDesign workspaces and interface options
    • Using essential shortcuts

    Using documents & templates
    • Opening an InDesign document
    • Understanding InDesign page geometry
    • Navigating pages
    • Saving an InDesign document

    An overview of Layer and Layout controls
    • Locking & unlocking layers
    • Controlling layer visibility
    • Assigning content to Layers
    • Introducing Smart guides
    • Viewing & hiding guides

    Editing text
    • Using the Spell Checker
    • Hiding & displaying dynamic spelling options
    • Introducing Find/Change

    Formatting text
    • Handling missing fonts
    • Introduction to text selection techniques
    • Placing and replacing text
    • Using the Control panel
    • Introduction to Character-level formatting
    • Introduction to Paragraph-level formatting

    Questions and answers
  • Working with Paragraph styles
    • Introducing Paragraph styles
    • Applying pre-defined Paragraph styles
    • Viewing style overrides
    • Removing style overrides

    Working with graphics
    • An overview of different file formats
    • Introduction to image resolution
    • Managing Links
    • Using the Info panel
    • Introducing the Links Panel
    • Handling missing and modified assets
    • Using the Content Indicator
    • Replacing graphics and images

    Understanding colour
    • Using stroke & fill options

    Working with Master Pages
    • Introducing Master Pages
    • Using the Pages panel
    • Targeting pages and spreads

    Fine-Tuning your text
    • Introducing threaded text frames
    • Viewing text threads
    • Working with multi-column Text frames

    Printing & exporting
    • Exporting as a PDF
    • Using pre-defined PDF presets
    • Using Live PreFlight
    • Packaging files for hand-off

    Questions and answers
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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.

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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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  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
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  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
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"From the moment I arrived the staff were extremely welcoming! I felt completely at ease and everything ran smoothly and on time. Matt has been very helpful and I have learnt more than I was expecting."