Adobe Indesign Introduction

Adobe inDesign CS

Beginners Level

When it comes to designing professional-quality literature, there?s no contender. As part of the Creative Suite, inDesign is fully integrative with Photoshop and Illustrator and immensely user-friendly. Its superior colour, text and image handling capabilities make it increasingly the professional designer?s choice.

Useful to you if:

you need to create or edit literature such as books, magazines, posters, newsletters, brochures.

Before the course, you:

should be able to navigate your desktop/system and be familiar with basic universal functions such as ?Save?, ?Quit? etc.;

need no prior experience of inDesign.



At the end of the day?s course you will:

? have produced a poster, a business card, and a section of a magazine;

? be comfortable with print terms and principles;

? know some basic keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow.



Course contents (may vary slightly):

Basics

InDesign in context

General preferences

Bitmap vs vector, common file formats

Interpolation, resolution and quality issues

Import percentages (maximum)

Viewing/opening documents, browsing

Title bar info, new document specifications

Colour models

Tools and Palettes

Tool bar, variations

Most commonly used palettes

Control palette

Properties

Document navigation

Page usage

Pages

Viewing options

Rulers

Guides

Margins

Bleeds and slugs

Creating and deleting pages

Creating new documents

Master pages

Automatic page numbers

Page contents

Item and page co-ordinates

Creating frames, objects, paths and lines

Frames: objects, text, pictures

Object grouping, scaling, modifications

Stacking order

Duplicating and re-using objects

Step and repeat

Alignment

Attributes

Defining colours

Applying colours

Eyedropper styles ? click and drop

Strokes

Colour modes and extra resources

Process v spot colours

Text

Placing

Text frame options, text wrap

Threading text frames

Find/change

Invisibles

Character formatting

Paragraph formatting

Introducing style sheets

Tabs

Imagery

Various graphics formats, and integration issues

Links palette

Display performance

Workflow

Layers

Printing and output

Legacy saving

Exporting to PDF

InBooklet

Keyboard shortcuts

Project achievements:

House ad/poster

Section of a magazine

Business card

Runs every other month in Bristol

Guide Price: 295

Delivery: Distance
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