Adobe InDesign CC Training Course (Fundamentals)

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2 days

This 2 day Adobe InDesign CC training course will give you a good understanding of how to use InDesign using the latest CC version. If you are completely new to designing, this class also covers some fundamental concepts of design to get you up to speed with that aspect of things too.

Course Description:

This course will give you a good understanding of how to use InDesign with the most up to date CC (Creative Cloud) version. If you are completely new to designing, this course also covers some fundamental concepts of design to get you up to speed with this aspect of things too.

Included:

  • Course Material
  • Training Media

Who Should Attend?

If you are completely new to designing, this course also covers some fundamental concepts of design to get you up to speed with this aspect of things too.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe InDesign CC (Fundamentals) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Introduction to InDesign
Lesson 2
Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment     Customise Your Workspace, Set General Preferences, Manage Document Presets, Workspace and Window arrangement
Lesson 3
Designing Documents Create a New Document, Alter a Document’s Layout, Create the Structure of a Document, Develop Master Pages, Manage Text and Graphic Placement Develop Layers
Lesson 4
Managing and Formatting Text Edit Text
Lesson 5
Graphics File Types, Importing options,Fitting images
Lesson 6
Spell Check Text Thread Text, Find/ Change, Change Text Threads, Format Characters & Paragraphs, Numbering paragraphs, Text variables, Manage Styles, Style Groups, Quick Apply, Text Wrap, Text on a path, Rules, The Glyphs panel
Lesson 7
Objects Arranging, Aligning and Distributing, Transforming, duplicating, rotating, scaling, skewing & mirroring The Transform Again commands, Object Styles, InDesign Snippets, Links Panel
Lesson 8
Utilising Colours Swatches, Gradients, Utilise Colour & Swatches, Apply Fills and Strokes
Lesson 9
Managing Transparency Apply Transparency
Lesson 10
Control Palette and shortcuts
Lesson 11
Using the effects to enhance the look of things
Lesson 12
Tabs and Tables
Lesson 13
Interactive elements Creating QR Codes
Lesson 14
Creating Acrobat PDF Files Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution, Manage PDF Presets, Export PDF Files for Printing, Interactive and mobile device documents
Lesson 15
Preferences

Adobe InDesign CC Training Course(Intermediate)

2 days

A step up from the basics of using InDesign in order to work faster and smarter. This 2 day intermediate Adobe InDesign CC class is suitable for those who want to know how to get more out of the software.

Course Description:

A step up from the basics of using InDesign in order to work faster and smarter. This course uses the most up to date CC (Creative Cloud) version of InDesign and is therefore also suitable as an introduction to the changes in the latest version, as well as in how to get more out of the software for those who already know a little bit about it.

Included:

  • Course Manual
  • Training Media

Who Should Attend?

Anyone looking for suitable introduction to the changes in the latest version, as well as in how to get more out of the software for those who already know a little bit about it.

Prerequisites

Some knowledge of InDesign, preferably you have taken one of our Adobe InDesign Fundamentals courses.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe InDesign CC (Intermediate) Course Outline

Lesson 1
Customising Workspaces Customising Menus, Customising Shortcuts, Multiple Document Windows, Alternate layouts
Lesson 2
Advanced object creation Working with Graphics, Content collection and linking options, Using Adobe Bridge, Using Mini Bridge, Customising the Links Panel to display additional attributes, Photoshop Files: Layers; Layer Comps, Illustrator Files: Layers; Layer Comps
Lesson 3
Working with Colour Profiles and working spaces, Mixed Colour Swatches, Colourising Images
Lesson 4
Working with Text Styling text, Text Wraps, Targeting Layers, Paragraph Rules, Drop Caps and Nested Styles, Breaks, Special Characters, More with Tables
Lesson 5
Frames and Objects Pathfinder, Converting Shapes, Working with Groups, Transforming objects, Special Effects, Interaction and animation
Lesson 6
Working with Longer Documents Creating spread documents, Smart Text Reflow, Templates, Creating pages with different sizes, Master Pages, Based-on Masters, Loading & managing styles, Sections, Numbering, Table of Contents, Creating an Index, Libraries & Snippets, Books
Lesson 7
Output Pre Flight, Print Presets, Export to PDF, Export to eBooks and mobile devices
Lesson 8
Getting more advanced A taster demonstration of the even more powerful features of InDesign such as data merging, covered in the Advanced course.

Adobe InDesign CC Training Course (Advanced)

2 days

An advanced Adobe InDesign CC course for users who want to know everything about what InDesign is capable of and how to get the best out of that capability.

Course Description:

An advanced course for users who want to know everything about what InDesign is capable of and how to get the best out of that capability. This course uses the CC (Creative Cloud) version of InDesign, and so it also serves as a good introduction to the changes in the latest version of the software and how they can help you work smarter and faster.

Included:

  • Course Manual
  • Training Media

Prerequisites

A reasonably good knowledge of InDesign, preferably you have taken our Adobe InDesign intermediate or Fundamentals course.

Certification

Certificate completion awarded once training complete.

Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Course Outline

Lesson 1
Interactive Functions Create and export interactive mouse-driven documents. Create and export animations. Create and export interactive web pages. Create interactive PDF forms. Create QR codes. Create mobile device content. Update InDesign to be mobile content ready
Lesson 2
Layers Layers Panel. Create layered multi-lingual documents with selective output. Create or import cutter formes using layers. Moving across layers. Advanced layer options
Lesson 3
Managing Syles Manage Style Overrides. Base One Style on Another. GREP and Nested Styles. Import Styles. Redefine Styles. Advanced find and replace searches
Lesson 4
Long Documents Page Palette and working with pages. Text Flow and Links.Multiple Master Pages. Numbering Pages and Sections. Making, Synchronising & Packaging Books. Creating tables of Contents. Indexes. Off-page control features
Lesson 5
Handling Page Elements Place Inline Graphics. Handle Text Layout. Create Duplicate Items. Create Anchored Objects
Lesson 6
Advanced Graphics File Types. Multiple image placement. Importing options. Create custom gatefold documents. Adobe Photoshop support. Adobe PDF layer support. Selectively display layers and layer comps. Image Frames simple. Compound & custom. Fitting images. Control Palette and shortcuts. Custom uses for Anchored Objects. Clipping Paths. Alpha channels. Importing InDesign and Quark XPress documents
Lesson 7
Developing Complex Paths Create Bezier Paths. Create Compound Paths. Create Clipping Paths. Create Type Outlines
Lesson 8
Administering External Files Locate Assets Using Adobe Bridge. Merge Data. Import Layered Files. Export PDF Files. Export XHTML Files. Advanced print, export and output options. Animation and web page creation. Nesting animations in PDFs