Adobe InDesign CC

All courses are delivered by an Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI).

Course materials will be sent to attendees 2 days prior to the course. 

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InDesign Intro - 2 days

£265

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

£265

 

A brief overview:

  • Organising 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)

 

Creating a CMYK workflow

 

Miscellaneous:

  • Changing the number of sides in a polygon

  • Creating a grid of objects

  • Making a slideshow