Adobe InDesign: Introduction (DM03)

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Duration: 2 Days 10.30am – 3.30pm
Award: Certificate
Location: London Bridge
Price: £522

InDesign is the premium software for anyone looking to create beautiful magazines, newsletters, reports and other publications.

Adobe InDesign CC allows you to deliver beautiful layouts and highly sophisticated documents for print quickly and easily. This two day Adobe authorised introductory course is designed to give you a comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe InDesign.

Day one of the course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch. Day two will explore more advanced layout and typographical controls, clipping paths, working with layers, creating multipage documents and using Live PreFlight for trouble-free production and printing. This course will give you an excellent grounding in Adobe InDesign.

This is an introductory course for those new to page layout software and InDesign. If you are an QuarkXPress user migrating to Adobe InDesign, there is a separate two day Adobe InDesign Migration course. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

*This course runs very regularly. For dates please call 020 7221 3399

On This Course You Will Learn

Day One

Introducing the InDesign interface

Changing the look and feel of InDesign — workspaces and interface options
Introducing InDesign preferences
Understanding application and document-wide preferences
Using essential shortcuts

Creating a new document

Navigating the New Document dialogue box
Choosing a document destination—Print, Web or Mobile
Saving and accessing presets
Using Adobe-provided templates
Creating and using frames
Placing text
Selecting and editing text
Placing graphics and images
Using the Content Indicator
Saving an InDesign document

Managing Fonts

Handling missing fonts
Using the Font Favourites feature
Filtering Fonts by Class
Choosing Similar Fonts

Formatting copy

Character-level formatting
Paragraph-level formatting
Using the Eyedropper tool

Working with styles

Introducing Object styles
Introducing Character and Paragraph styles
Creating and applying styles
Editing styles
Loading attributes from other documents
Highlighting and removing style overrides

Working with graphics

An overview of different file formats
Introduction to image resolution
Placing multiple graphics and images
Understanding the Links panel
Using the Info panel
Linking versus embedding assets
Handling missing and modified assets
An introduction to the Auto-fit functions

Understanding colour

Using stroke and fill options
Creating colour swatches
Creating and applying tints
Sampling colours from images

Questions and answers

Day One

Managing your Assets

Creating an Object Library
Introduction to CC Libraries

Using Layout controls

Using rulers, grids and guides
Smart guides and smart spacing
Using layers effectively
Understanding the notion of Gridify
Introducing the Align Panel
Selecting, arranging and grouping objects

Editing copy

Using the Story Editor
Introducing Find/Change
Using the Spell Checker

Working with Master Pages

Introducing the Pages panel
Creating and editing Masters
Applying Master Pages
Auto-numbering pages
Adjusting margins and columns
Introducing Numbering and Section options
Targeting pages and spreads

Working with transparency

Introducing the Effects panel
Applying transparency

Transforming objects

Scaling objects vs contents
Transforming objects

Fine-Tuning your text

Threading and unthreading Text frames
Multi-column Text frames
Insetting copy within a Text frame
Controlling the vertical position of the copy within a Text frame
Wrapping text around images

Exporting Your Document

Exporting as a PDF
Using pre-defined PDF presets
Using Live PreFlight
Packaging files for hand-off

 

Recognition

The Certificate is approved and recognised by the: Continuing Professional Development (CPD): www.cpduk.co.uk

Award

CPD-Approved LSPR Professional Development Certificate: Adobe Indesign. The Certificate is awarded with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. 

Assessment

The final Certificate award will be based on the following:

Critical Thinking Exercises set and completed during the training - a series of practical exercises are set for each session for the delegates to work on during their training. This is an effective way to try out what you have been learning and gain insight and feedback, as you progress with each session during the course.

Bespoke Availability

To meet your team’s specific needs, this course is also offered as a bespoke exclusive programme. It is also offered on a one-to-one tailored basis. Delivery options are either in-house, or at the LSPR premises in Kensington. Please contact LSPR for a quote.

Need more information about this course?
Call us on 020 7221 3399 or Email Us.

*One-to-one and small groups training sessions: duration may be subject to minor time alterations

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Testimonials

"Very good at going through the different parts of InDesign and showing us different ways of creating a project. I liked that there was a big screen showing the trainer's screen. "

The London Clinic