Course ID10

Adobe InDesign CC2017: Essentials 2 days

Prerequisite: None
Duration: 2 days, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Fee: $629 CDN + HST

Compatible with InDesign CC2015, CC2014, CC, CS6

Adobe InDesign is the premiere page layout tool for both electronic and print publishing. Designed for seamless integration with other Adobe products, InDesign is changing the standards for magazine catalogue and advertisement publishing. In this hands on course, students will learn the fundamentals of producing high quality content for print and the web.

Course Outline

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
  • Exploring on your own
  • Finding resources for using InDesign

Getting to Know InDesign

  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with object styles

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
  • Placing text and graphics on the document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Viewing the completed spread

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 frame
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects

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

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

Working with Typography

  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type style
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph

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

Printing and Exporting

  • Creating an Adobe PDF for web and Print

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Disclaimer

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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