Adobe InDesign Foundation

Adobe InDesign Foundation

Duration:
2 Days

(This course can be tailored for one day)

Objectives:

At the end of this course you will be able to confidently begin creating new visually compelling design layouts and output them successfully to PDF.

Pre-Requistites:

Familiarity with Windows or Mac

Versions

Courses are delivered in CS5, CS6, CC.

What will I learn?
The Work Area
  • - Using palettes, the toolbox and menus, opening, saving and closing files, navigation techniques, customising the work area, preferences and defaults and file export.
Setting up New Documents
  • - Creating documents, setting up master pages and using ruler guides, smart guides and grids.
Shapes and Frames
  • - Drawing and editing shapes and frames, creating and using colour swatches, tints and gradients, filling and stroking shapes and transforming objects.
Textual Content
  • - Placing and flowing text, import options, linking/unlinking text frames, entering special characters, using the story editor, using Find/Change and the Spell checker.
Typography
  • - Formatting text and exploring the wealth of typographical control offered by InDesign.
Working with Styles
  • - Defining and applying character, paragraph and object styles, using nested styles, removing styles from selected text, importing and deleting styles.
Working with Images
  • - Placing images and other InDesign files, using multi-file place command, modifying graphic frames and their contents, using the spacing tool, creating in-line frames, wrapping text around objects and managing links.
Layers
  • - Using layers to group and separate objects, working with the layers palette, creating layers, moving and copying objects between layers, merging and deleting layers.
Special Effects
  • - Creating and handling transparency, using feathering, drop shadows and gradient feathers, applying effects independently to an object's stroke, fill, or content.
Tables
  • - Creating and editing tables, adding content and formatting tables.
Object Libraries
  • - Discovering the flexibility of object libraries for common reusable assets.
Preflighting, Packaging and Output
  • - Using the preflight command to check the integrity of a document, using the package command, print menu and PDF export command.
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