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InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC

Learn to speak the language of professional designers by using InDesign to create master pages and styles, and work with text, type, and graphics.

GK# 7587

Course Overview

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Adobe InDesign CC software works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated-design environment that doesn't interrupt your creative process.

This course provides a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

For Connected Classroom attendees: 
Connected events will be held at a local training center with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment allowing the course to be broadcast to multiple locations. Students will have the same classroom experience and interact live with the connected classroom instructor. The instructor will be on a large, HD quality screen with interactive video and audio to listen and communicate with students. A second large HD quality screen will display the instructor’s live presentation.

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1. Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the Workspace
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Navigating Through a Document
  • Using Context Menus

2. Getting to Know InDesign

  • Viewing Guides
  • Preflighting as You Work
  • Adding Text
  • Working with Styles
  • Working with Graphics
  • Working with Objects
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Viewing the Document in Presentation Mode

3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and Saving Custom Document Settings
  • Creating a New Document
  • Switching Between Open InDesign Documents
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages to Document Pages
  • Adding New Document Pages
  • Rearranging and Deleting Document Pages
  • Changing the Size of Pages
  • Adding Sections to Change Page Numbering
  • Overriding Master Page Items on Document Pages and Placing Text and Graphics
  • Viewing the Completed Spread

4. Working with Objects

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating and Modifying Text Frames
  • Creating and Modifying Graphics Frames
  • Adding Metadata Captions to Graphics Frames
  • Placing and Linking Graphics Frames
  • Changing the Shape of a Frame
  • Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
  • Modifying the Shape of Frames
  • Transforming and Aligning Objects
  • Selecting and Modifying Grouped Objects
  • Creating a QR Code
  • Finishing Up

5. Flowing Text

  • Flowing Text Into an Existing Frame
  • Flowing Text Manually
  • Creating Text Frames While Flowing Text
  • Flowing Text Automatically
  • Creating Threaded Frames Automatically
  • Resizing Text Frames Automatically
  • Adding a Jump Line Page Number

6. Editing Text

  • Finding and Changing a Missing Font
  • Entering and Importing Text
  • Finding and Changing Text and Formatting
  • Checking Spelling
  • Editing Text by Dragging and Dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking Changes

7. Working with Typography

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts and Type Styles
  • Fine-Tuning Columns
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating a Drop Cap
  • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
  • Adjusting Line Breaks
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a Rule Above a Paragraph

8. Working with Color

  • Managing Color
  • Synchronizing Color Settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying Color Settings in InDesign
  • Displaying Images at Full Resolution
  • Proofing Colors Onscreen
  • Defining Printing Requirements
  • Creating and Applying Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Applying Colors to Text and Objects
  • Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

9. Working with Styles

  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles
  • Nesting Character Styles Inside Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles
  • Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles
  • Globally Updating Styles
  • Loading Styles from Another Document

10. Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding Graphics from Other Programs
  • Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Managing Links to Imported Files
  • Updating Revised Graphics
  • Adjusting Display Quality
  • Working with Clipping Paths
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Importing Native Adobe Graphics Files
  • Using a Library to Manage Objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to Import Graphics

11. Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting Files
  • Packaging Files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof

Prerequisites

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  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience

Who Should Attend

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Professional designers who are new to InDesign

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

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