Course Outline
Adobe InDesign - Introduction
Hands-on training in an instructor-led environment. One workstation per
delegate and exercises to consolidate learning.
Training Method:
Delegates need to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files and
the general operation of computers.
Two days
To introduce the concepts and skills to use Adobe InDesign effectively. Upon successful completion of
the course, delegates will learn type controls, graphics file management, layers and document set up.
Whether you are a designer, pre-press professional or just a beginner, you will find InDesgin to be a
powerful and intuitive page layout application. Delegates will cover navigating within InDesign,
adding graphics, adjusting display performance, using contextual menus, creating and formatting
text, using the pages palette, creating and editing tables, transparency setting, working with layers,
the pen tool, formatting text with styles and feathering and drop shadows.
Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of page layout using
Adobe InDesign.
Designed for:
InDesign Basics
Customising your work space
Working with layers
Using the Palette menus
Using InDesign help
Working with Documents
Editing master pages
Working with guides
Creating placeholders
Placing text and graphics
Working with Frames
Modifying graphic and text frames
Creating new frames
Converting shapes
Orienting, adjusting and aligning Objects
Working with Text
Entering, modifying and formatting text
Importing, flowing and threading text
Working with styles and page columns
Drag and drop text editing
Formatting Text with Styles
Working with typography
Using Baseline grid
Changing fonts and type style
Applying special font features
Kerning and tracking
Working with tabs
Creating hanging indent
Working with Colour
Working with swatches
Applying colours
Working with gradients
Working with spot colour
Colour management
Working with Styles
Creating an Object style
Creating a Character style
Creating a Paragraph style
Nesting styles, Applying styles
Importing and Linking Graphics
Vector and Bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Importing Photoshop files
Importing Illustrator files
Using the Library to manage objects
Using Bridge to import graphics
Printing and PDF Exporting
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Separation preview
Printing a laser of inkjet proof
Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
Using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue
Navigating file groups
Working with file versions
Organising and locating files
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* On site training available
Tel: 01625 549287