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Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

Duration: 10 hours

Adobe InDesign CS6 Essential
 
Overview
 
InDesign provides the perfect interface for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography.  This 10 Hours course is designed to introduce delegates to the concepts involved in desktop publishing.  Delegates will learn crucial skills which will enable them to create a variety of documents from one-page flyers and advertisements to multi-page colour publications.  As well as covering the layout and typographical controls the course also includes basic design principles and tips to make documents always look professional. 
 
Audience
 
Graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers and marketing professionals.
 
Course Objectives
 
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
 
  • Design documents containing text and Graphics using frames
  • Format using Styles
  • Utilise colours, swatches, and gradients
  • Manage linked files and missing fonts
  • Utilise tables
  • Automate workflow with Master pages
  • Create Acrobat PDF files and prepare for printing
 
Prerequisites
 
No prior knowledge of InDesign is assumed.
 
Course Contents
 
InDesign Layout
 
  • The InDesign Workspace
  • Using shortcuts
  • Customise your workspace
  • Setting preferences – rulers, guides, layers
  • Document design
  • Altering Layout
  • Create the Structure of a Document
  • Develop Master Pages
  • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
  • Develop Layers
  • The Selection and Direct Selection Tool
  • The Tool & Colour Palettes
  • Grids, rulers and guides
  • Add/Edit & Spell Check
  • Thread and Wrapping Text
  • Importing text
  • Apply/Edit Styles to text
  • Dealing with missing fonts
  • Change Text Threads
  • Hyphenation and justification
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Creating drop caps
  • Edit, Apply and Manage Paragraph Styles
  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Numbering paragraphs
  • Text on a path
  • Flowing text through multiple frames
  • Creating ‘placeholder’ frames
  • CS5 text options
  • Using the ‘tab’ command
  • The Glyphs window
  • Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
  • The ‘place’ command
  • Resizing images and frames
  • Rotating objects
  • Using ‘text wrap’
  • Managing object layers
  • Creating special effects
  • Shape and corner options
  • Transforming Objects
  • Group & Ungroup
  • Duplicating, Rotating, Scaling,
  • Skewing, Mirroring
  • Managing Transparency
  • The ‘fill’ and ‘stroke’ settings
  • CrAdobe InDesign CS6 Essential
 
Overview
InDesign provides the perfect interface for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography.  This 10 ours course is designed to introduce delegates to the concepts involved in desktop publishing.  Delegates will learn crucial skills which will enable them to create a variety of documents from one-page flyers and advertisements to multi-page colour publications.  As well as covering the layout and typographical controls the course also includes basic design principles and tips to make documents always look professional. 
Audience
Graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers and marketing professionals.
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
Design documents containing text and Graphics using frames
Format using Styles
Utilise colours, swatches, and gradients
Manage linked files and missing fonts
Utilise tables
Automate workflow with Master pages
Create Acrobat PDF files and prepare for printing
Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of InDesign is assumed.
Course Contents
·        InDesign Layout
The InDesign Workspace
Using shortcuts
Customise your workspace
Setting preferences – rulers, guides, layers
Document design
Altering Layout
Create the Structure of a Document
Develop Master Pages
Manage Text and Graphic Placement
Develop Layers
The Selection and Direct Selection Tool
The Tool & Colour Palettes
Grids, rulers and guides
Add/Edit & Spell Check
Thread and Wrapping Text
Importing text
Apply/Edit Styles to text
Dealing with missing fonts
Change Text Threads
Hyphenation and justification
The Eyedropper tool
Creating drop caps
Edit, Apply and Manage Paragraph Styles
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Numbering paragraphs
Text on a path
Flowing text through multiple frames
Creating ‘placeholder’ frames
CS5 text options
Using the ‘tab’ command
The Glyphs window
Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
The ‘place’ command
Resizing images and frames
Rotating objects
Using ‘text wrap’
Managing object layers
Creating special effects
Shape and corner options
Transforming Objects
Group & Ungroup
Duplicating, Rotating, Scaling,
Skewing, Mirroring
Managing Transparency
The ‘fill’ and ‘stroke’ settings
Create, use and edit solid colours
and gradients
Adding and converting Pantone colours
Threading/unthreading frames
Flowing text through frames
Multi-column text frames
Document baseline grids
Hanging punctuation
Using special characters
Composition options
Common Graphic file formats
Importing & Enhancing Graphics Files
Image Frames - simple, compound & custom
Fitting options
Inline graphics
Clipping Paths, Alpha channels
Tolerance and threshold options
Creating Text Run-arounds
Path tools in InDesign
Inner Shadow
Bevel and Emboss
Gradient Feather
Inner and Outer Glow
Create, Modify and Format a Table
Table Styles
Adding and deleting pages
Working with master pages
Creating automatic page numbering
Creating new numbering sections
Using multiple master pages
Templates and libraries
The ‘book’ option
Importing swatches
Using Adobe Bridge
Checking documents for problems
Printing
Package Files
Preview Output & options
Print, Separation, Flattening
PostScript, preflighting and Packaging
Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
Creating a low-res PDF for the web
Creating Basic Drawn Elements
Working with Text
Working with Objects
The ‘Swatches’ window
Frames
Graphics
Pen & Bezier tools
Effects
Tabs and Tables
The ’Pages’ window
Managing multiple documents
Printing & Export
Low and Hi resolution