Adobe InDesign Where everything comes together...

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InDesign Intro - 2 days

£350 per person, per day.

Min 4 people, max 10.

 

Getting Started:

  • Managing Your Workspace
  • Setting up a new document
  • Zoom and scroll shortcuts
  • The Control Bar
  • Customising the Pages window
  • Basic working methods

 

InDesign Tools:

  • The Selection tools
  • The Drawing tools
  • Other tools

 

Working with Colour:

  • Creating, editing and applying colours
  • Flat colour
  • Gradients
  • Pantone ('spot') colours

 

Working with Text:

  • Creating / editing paragraph & character styles
  • Linking text frames
  • Text frame options
  • ’Span’ and ‘split’ text
  • Using tabs
  • Checking spelling
  • Find / Change
  • Tracking and horizontal scale
  • Creating 'placeholder' text
  • Importing text
  • Glyphs
  • Text Wrap

 

Working with Images:

  • Importing images into InDesign
  • Scaling and rotating images
  • Transparency
  • Cropping images
  • Auto-fit
  • Re-linking images
  • Placing multiple images simultaneously

 

Other Stuff:

  • Special effects
  • Using layers
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Adding and deleting document pages
  • Getting around in a multi-page document
  • Preflight

 

Using Table and Cell Styles:

  • Creating a table style
  • Creating cell styles
  • Header rows
  • Adding a header row style to a Table Style

 

Importing from Excel and Word:

  • Importing tables from Excel
  • Re-linking to new data

 

Creating a PDF:

  • Creating a low-resolution PDF
  • Creating a High Resolution PDF

 

 

InDesign Advanced - 2 days

£350 per person, per day.

Min 4 people, max 10.

 

A brief overview:

  • Organizing your workspace
  • Zoom and scroll shortcuts
  • Advanced view options

 

Page Layout:

  • Master page tips and tricks
  • Customising the Pages window
  • Using Facing Pages
  • Starting a new 'section'
  • Page shuffle
  • Using Libraries
  • InDesign File Formats

 

More about text:

  • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
  • Text Gradients
  • Flowing text into a document
  • Creating type outlines
  • Removing text frames from a thread
  • Breaking a text thread
  • Separating text with the Tab command
  • Inserting and formatting footnotes
  • Creating ‘Story Jumps’
  • Moving column guides
  • GREPS
  • Text Variables
  • Changing Case

 

Drawing:

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Cutting / joining drawn lines
  • Compound paths and the Pathfinder window

 

More about colour:

  • Using the Eyedropper tool
  • Using the Colour Theme tool
  • CMYK vs. RGB and Pantone vs. process,

 

Advanced Graphics Options:

  • In-line Graphics
  • Anchored Objects
  • The ‘paste in place’ command
  • Inverted text wrap
  • Transparency and other effects
  • Placing multi-layered (‘.psd’) files
  • Selecting a ‘hidden’ object
  • Pathfinder and Align

 

Managing Long Documents:

  • The Book option
  • Numbering & Section Options
  • Creating a Table of Contents

 

Interactive InDesign:

  • Hyperlinks
  • Bookmarks
  • Buttons
  • Interactive PDF forms
  • Pop-ups
  • Adding a movie or sound

 

Creating a PDF: (review)

  • Creating a low-resolution PDF
  • Making a High Resolution PDF
  • Colour Management Systems (CMS)

 

Using a CMYK to RGB workflow

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Changing the number of sides in a polygon
  • Creating a grid of objects
  • Making a slideshow