ADOBE
INDESIGN
Course

WHO IS ADOBE INDESIGN COURSE FOR?

Adobe 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.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

InDesign Layout

  • The InDesign Workspace
  • Using shortcuts
  • Customize 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

Creating Basic Drawn Elements

  • The Selection and Direct Selection Tool
  • The Tool & Color Palettes
  • Grids, rulers and guides

Working with Text

  • 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

Working with Objects

  • 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 ‘Swatches’ window

  • The ‘fill’ and ‘stroke’ settings
  • Create, use and edit solid colors and gradients
  • Adding and converting Pantone colors

Frames

  • Threading/unthreading frames
  • Flowing text through frames
  • Multi-column text frames
  • Document baseline grids
  • Hanging punctuation
  • Using special characters
  • Composition options

Graphics

  • 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

Pen & Bezier tools

  • Path tools in InDesign

Effects

  • Inner Shadow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Gradient Feather
  • Inner and Outer Glow

Tabs and Tables

  • Create, Modify and Format a Table
  • Table Styles

The ’Pages’ window

  • Adding and deleting pages
  • Working with master pages
  • Creating automatic page numbering
  • Creating new numbering sections
  • Using multiple master pages

Managing multiple documents

  • Templates and libraries
  • The ‘book’ option
  • Importing swatches
  • Using Adobe Bridge

Printing & Export

  • Checking documents for problems
  • Printing
  • Package Files
  • Preview Output & options
  • Print, Separation, Flattening
  • PostScript, refighting and Packaging
  • Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Files

Low and Hi resolution

  • Creating a low-res PDF for the web
  • The InDesign Workspace
  • Using shortcuts
  • Customize your workspace
  • Setting preferences – rulers, guides, layers
  • 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 & Color 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 colors and gradients
  • Adding and converting Pantone colors
  • 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, refighting and Packaging
  • Creating Adobe Acrobat PDF Files
  • Creating a low-res PDF for the web

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