Adobe InDesign Introduction

2 Days

Description

This in-depth Adobe InDesign training course will get you up-and-running in just two days. This is the entry level course of  InDesign classes, and you'll learn how to use InDesign to create master pages, work with text and type, create styles, and use graphics in this training class. 

What you’ll learn in this training course

  • InDesign workspace and tools
  • Building documents with Master Pages
  • Working with text, type and styles
  • Working with graphics and colors
  • Creating and importing tables and tabular data
  • Preparing your documents; packaging, pre-flight, separation, proofs and PDFs

Audience for this training course:

This introductory Adobe InDesign course is designed for media professionals with little to no prior knowledge of using Adobe InDesign. Advanced InDesign users with no formal training will also benefit from this class as tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundation skills are covered throughout this class.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Course Overview

 

  • InDesign Essential Skills
    • InDesign tools
    • The InDesign workspace
    • The document window
    • Using guides
    • Viewing modes
    • Working with panels
    • Managing panels
    • Saving your workspace
    • Working with the Control panel
    • Navigating through a document
  • Building InDesign Documents with Master Pages
    • Planning your document
    • Creating a custom-sized document
    • Formatting master pages
    • Using text variables
    • Basing master pages on other masters
    • Overriding master page items
    • Adding layout pages
    • Placing formatted text
    • Adding images and text to master pages
    • Applying masters to pages
  • Working with Text and Type in InDesign
    • Creating a text frame
    • Inputting text
    • Changing character attributes
    • Changing paragraph attributes
    • Finding and changing text
    • Checking and correcting spelling
    • Using the Glyphs panel
    • Creating Glyph sets
    • Flowing text
    • Threading text between frames
  • Working with InDesign's Styles
    • Style types
    • Defining paragraph styles
    • Applying paragraph styles
    • Defining character styles
    • Applying character styles
    • Updating styles
    • Loading styles from another document
    • Organizing styles into groups
    • Creating object styles
    • Applying object styles
  • Working with Graphics in InDesign
    • How InDesign handles graphics
    • Locating missing images
    • The Links panel and Link badge
    • Creating a graphic frame
    • Adding graphics
    • Repositioning graphics
    • Fitting graphics to frames
    • Placing multiple graphics
    • Wrapping text around graphics
    • Importing layered Photoshop files
  • Creating and Using InDesign Tables
    • Creating a table
    • Copying and pasting table information
    • Adding text to tables
    • Converting tables and text
    • Importing a table
    • Editing table options
    • Using cells
    • Merging cells
    • Defining columns and rows
    • Using graphics in cells
  • Using Color in Your InDesign Documents
    • Applying color to text
    • Applying color to frames
    • Creating and saving a new swatch
    • Applying Live Corner Effects
    • Applying strokes to text
    • Creating a tint reduction
    • Working with gradients
    • Using the Eyedropper
    • Updating and editing colors
    • Using and saving spot colors
  • Preflighting, Printing and PDF creation from InDesign
    • Package inventory
    • Actual vs. effective resolution
    • Preflight checks
    • Packaging your document
    • Package options
    • Creating a PDF
    • Adobe PDF Presets
    • PDF Export Options
    • Separation preview
    • Printing a proof
  • Adobe InDesign New Features
    • About the new features
    • Content Collector
    • Linked content
    • Liquid Layouts
    • Alternate layouts
    • PDF forms
    • Primary text frame
    • ePub enhancements

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
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Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

  • 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 CDs and other media.

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date

Course Comments

Upcoming Classes

Virtual Classroom Live
November 06, 2017

$695.00
2 Days    10:00am EST - 5:00pm EST
view class details and enroll
Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date