Introduction to InDesign Creative Cloud (CC)

Course Overview

Adobe InDesign is a robust layout and typography program that allows integration of text, graphics, and interactive elements in a rich design layout that can be published by commercial printers as well as in digital venues. This introductory training class is designed to familiarize the student with the many tools and utilities available in InDesign, as well as workflow principles that you will need to make the most of the software.

 

Course Benefits:

  • Understand the InDesign workspace.
  • Create basic page elements.
  • Place images and text.
  • Learn about typography and formatting text.
  • Learn to manage fonts.
  • Understand and work with InDesign templates.
  • Learn about styles, and how they impact productivity.
  • Use Master Pages to create design consistency.
  • Learn how to work with tables.
  • Learn about color management.
  • Learn to define bulleted and numbered lists.
  • Learn to control hyphenation.
  • Learn to preflight files before output.
  • Understand PDF options.
  • Learn to package an InDesign file for hand-off.

Course Outline

  1. Menus and Navigation
  2. Panels
  3. Tools
  4. Workspaces
  5. Rulers and Guides
  6. File Management
  7. Display Performance
  8. Exercise: InDesign Environment
  1. Creating a Project
  2. Adding Page Elements
  3. Edit Elements with Control Panel
  4. Exercise: Create a New Project
  5. Duplication
  6. Arrange Objects
  7. Exercise: Arrange Objects
  8. Complex Objects
  9. Edit Complex Objects
  10. Exercise: Complex Objects
  11. Text Objects
  12. Placing Text
  13. Exercise: Working with Text
  14. Print Preview
  15. Working with Multiple Pages
  1. Workplace Setup
  2. Working with Color
  3. Exercise: New Color Project
  4. Working with Gradients
  5. Abstract Frames
  6. Anchored Objects
  7. Exercise: Gradients and Frames
  8. Organizing with Layers
  9. Working with Effects
  10. Object Styles
  11. Exercise: Special Features
  12. Working with Video
  1. Text Placeholders
  2. Import Text from Word
  3. Text Threading
  4. Frame Breaks
  5. Exercise: Place Text
  6. Missing Fonts
  7. Typography
  8. Character Formatting
  9. Paragraph Formatting
  10. Text Wrap
  11. Text Alignment
  12. Exercise: Building a Page Layout
  13. Type on a Path
  14. Glyphs Panel
  15. Exercise: Advanced Text
  1. Working with Master pages
  2. Creating Master Pages
  3. Working with Position
  4. Exercise: New Master Pages
  5. Import/Export Master Pages
  6. Setting Defaults
  7. Master Page Tools
  8. Flow of Text on Master Pages
  9. Set Defaults for Text Frames
  10. Set Page Numbers
  11. Exercise: Edit Master Pages
  1. Create a Project from a Template
  2. Replace and Fix Missing Objects
  3. Using the Links Panel
  4. Exercise: New Project from a Template
  5. Create Structure Using Master Pages
  6. Place Files
  7. Exercise: Add Content and Master Pages
  8. Working with Styles
  9. Bullet and Number Lists
  10. Place and Create Tables
  11. Exercise: Work with Styles and Objects
  12. Save as a Template
  1. Types of Variables
  2. Hyperlinks
  3. Exercise: Variables and Hyperlinks
  4. Object Stacking Order
  5. Find/Change Options
  6. InDesign Libraries
  7. Exercise: Libraries
  8. Forms
  9. Exercise: Forms
  1. Spell Check
  2. Convert Text to Outline
  3. Save and Package
  4. PDF Bookmarks
  5. Exercise: Proof and Send
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Exercise: Table of Contents
  8. Printing
  9. Save as PDF
  10. Save as EPUB
  11. Exercise: Printing Variations
  1. Page Layout Principles
  2. Terminology
  1. New Document Setup
  2. Create Buttons with Actions
  3. Adding Animation
  4. Export to HTML

₦ 20,000

  • Learn at your own pace with 24/7 access
  • Duration: 1 year
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