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InDesign: Ultimate Mastery

Academy Class Group LTD
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7 days
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Course description

InDesign: Ultimate Mastery

Immerse yourself in Adobe InDesign. Learn InDesign from beginners to an advanced level.

The Adobe InDesign Certification package includes the entire curriculum for total immersion into Adobe InDesign. The Adobe InDesign Certification package is a training program that features a combination of 3 Adobe InDesign courses for a discounted price. The package does not have a schedule of its own. Each class is scheduled separately and can be taken over a year’s period.

Courses include:

  • InDesign 101: Yellow Belt 3 Days
  • InDesign 201: Green Belt 2 Days
  • InDesign 301: Black Belt 2 Days

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is intended for graphic designers, small business owners, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on those creating layouts for print.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You’ll learn everything about InDesign from start to finish. So if you have little or no knowledge of Adobe InDesign right now then we can guarantee by the end of the Creative Licence in InDesign training package that you will have more knowledge than most InDesign users in the industry!

InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour publications after just two days of training!

InDesign 201: Green Belt

Sometimes advancing to the next stage is all about changing your working process and ways of thinking.

InDesign 301: Black Belt

Whatever your profession, if it involves designing books, leaflets, brochures, or other official documents, you’ll probably already know how to use InDesign.

Training Course Content

Setting up InDesign projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Apply design principles to create a professional layout

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents
  • Rulers, guides and grids

InDesign documents

  • Setting up an InDesign document
  • Working with master pages
  • Adding automatic page numbers

Working with Text

  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Threading text frames
  • Managing overset text
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Placing text from a Word document
  • Spell checking
  • Adding special characters
  • Assigning text wrap

Images and graphics

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Align and arrange content
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
  • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool
  • Working with Layers and Organise artwork using layers

Colours

  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours
  • Adding transparency to elements

Publishing

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Using the packaging feature
  • Create a template
  • Prepare page layouts for print

Edit and Modify Pages

  • Creating foldouts with Page re-shuffle
  • Using page tool techniques to create custom formats

Images and graphics

  • Re-linking edited images
  • Extracting image information
  • Adjusting PSD import options
  • Adding effects

Advanced Type management

  • Inserting anchored objects and Inline graphics
  • Adding type to vector paths
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Applying paragraph rules
  • Modifying paragraph style options
  • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
  • Setting up textflow import options
  • Adding footnotes
  • Creating story jumps

Advanced drawing techniques

  • Working with the Pen tool and shortcuts
  • Creating compound paths
  • Using the Pathfinder window

Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Importing tables from Excel and Word
  • Styling tables and cells
  • Add rows and columns
  • Split and merge

Interactive publications

  • Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • Inserting email links
  • Placing buttons
  • Creating a slideshow
  • Placing movies
  • Creating a basic animation

Publishing

  • Publish and share interactive documents online
  • Manage and gather analytics for online documents
  • Exporting files for different media
  • Editing PDF presets
  • Transparency flattening options
  • Customising Preflight settings

Advanced Page Layout & Document Features

  • Working with snippet files
  • Creating and managing book files and content
  • Utilising quick apply and story editor
  • Customising user dictionaries
  • Using gridify and gap tool
  • Data merge

Image Techniques

  • Inserting live captions
  • Integrating InDesign with Photoshop and Illustrator

Publications

  • Generating a table of contents for interactive documents
  • Alternate layouts and liquid layouts options
  • InDesign’s ePub export features
  • Preflight adjustment
  • Creating Interactive PDFs
  • Creating interactive Acrobat Forms in InDesign

Colour Management

  • Assigning colour profiles
  • Soft proofing
  • Rich black vs CMYK black
  • Attributes panel
  • Ink manager
  • Separation panel
  • Adding a spot varnish

Advanced Text Formatting Techniques

  • Creating hanging indent styles
  • Spanning and splitting columns
  • Using conditions
  • Setting up text variables
  • Creating an index
  • Searching with GREPS

Workflow Optimisation

  • Using the scripts window
  • Importing and styling XML documents
  • Managing assets using Adobe Bridge

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Academy Class Group LTD

Academy Class we are a software training institute for personal or professional needs, all of our classes are all hands-on and led by Certified Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon and Unity instructors who are also designers and developers. You’re in good hands!...


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