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  • InDesign Advanced Course

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
January        
22 Jan - 23 Jan London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
February        
27 Feb - 28 Feb London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
March        
27 Mar - 28 Mar London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
April        
30 Apr - 01 May London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
May        
30 May - 31 May London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
June        
05 Jun - 06 Jun Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
28 Jun - 29 Jun London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
July        
30 Jul - 31 Jul Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
31 Jul - 01 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
August        
27 Aug - 28 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
 
22 Jan - 23 Jan London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
27 Feb - 28 Feb London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
27 Mar - 28 Mar London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
30 Apr - 01 May London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
30 May - 31 May London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
28 Jun - 29 Jun London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
31 Jul - 01 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
27 Aug - 28 Aug London Bridge 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
 
05 Jun - 06 Jun Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book
30 Jul - 31 Jul Manchester 9AM - 4PM    £450 Book

InDesign CC Beginner course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

Adobe InDesign allows you to deliver beautiful layouts and highly sophisticated documents for print quickly and easily. This two day course is designed to give you a comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe InDesign.


Learning Objectives:

This course will get you started with the basic concepts of InDesign and give you a path to continue your mastery of the application. This is a great primer for those seeking their Adobe certification.


After taking this course you will be able to:

  • Customize the InDesign CC interfaces
  • Edit an existing InDesign document
  • Setup a new InDesign document
  • Work with text and typography
  • Use Styles to format text
  • Access hidden text characters using the Glyphs panel
  • Import and edit text, images and graphics from other applications
  • Edit text and graphics Frames
  • Create and manage layers for more organized InDesign documents
  • Use Master Pages to quickly format document pages
  • Mix and apply custom colors to document objects
  • Import colors from color libraries like Pantone®

Target Audience:

This is an introductory course for anyone involved with desktop publishing - magazines, catalogues, books, DVD covers, and even ebooks can be created with InDesign. This is a great course for beginners just starting out with the tool.

InDesign CC Beginner course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The InDesign interface

  • • InDesign preferences
  • • Creating a new document
  • • Creating and using frames
  • • Setting tool defaults
  • • Using shortcuts

Lesson 2: Working with text

  • • Placing text
  • • Selecting and editing text
  • • Handling missing fonts
  • • The Font Favourites feature
  • • Using the Content Indicator

Lesson 3: Formatting copy

  • • Character-level formatting
  • • Paragraph-level formatting
  • • Using the Eyedropper tool

Lesson 4: Working with styles

  • • Character and paragraph styles
  • • Creating styles
  • • Editing and applying styles
  • • Creating and applying object styles
  • • Loading attributes from other documents

Lesson 5: Working with graphics

  • • Different file formats
  • • Placing multiple graphics
  • • Wrapping text around images
  • • Understanding fitting options
  • • Sizing images with Auto-fit
  • • Smart guides and smart spacing
  • • The Effects panel
  • • Creating gradients
  • • Setting up an Object library

Lesson 6: Layout controls

  • • Understanding the notion of Gridify
  • • Working with the Gap tool
  • • Using the Align panel
  • • Selecting, arranging and grouping objects

Lesson 7: Understanding colour

  • • Spot and process colours
  • • Using stroke and fill options
  • • Creating tints
  • • Sampling colours from images

Lesson 8: Laying out pages accurately

  • • Using rulers, grids and guides
  • • Working with layers

Lesson 9: Multi-page documents

  • • Using the Pages panel
  • • Targeting pages and spreads

Lesson 10: Editing copy

  • • Using the Story Editor
  • • Using Find/Change
  • • Using the Spell Checker

Lesson 11: Working with transparency

  • • Creating drop shadows
  • • A look at Blending modes
  • • The Flattener Preview panels

Lesson 12: Transforming objects

  • • Scaling objects vs contents
  • • Transforming objects
  • • Grouping and ungrouping

Lesson 13: Finessing text content

  • • Threading and unthreading frames
  • • The Auto-Fit text function
  • • Flowing text through frames
  • • Text frame options
  • • Multi-column text frames
  • • Allowing text to flow across columns

Lesson 14: Working with Master Pages

  • • Creating and editing Masters
  • • Applying Master Pages
  • • Auto-numbering pages
  • • Adjusting margins and columns
  • • Numbering and Section options

Lesson 15: Combining text and graphics

  • • Image import options
  • • Images with clipping paths
  • • Creating a new clipping path
  • • Removing image backgrounds
  • • Tolerance and threshold options

Lesson 16: Exporting and printing

  • • Exporting as a PDF
  • • Using Live PreFlight
  • • Anticipating potential problems
  • • Packaging files for handoff

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. 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.

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the InDesign level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

Sorry, we currently do not have any public courses scheduled for the InDesign level 2 course. Please contact us to see if we can put one on the schedule for you

InDesign CC Advanced course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Description:

The course will enable you to create complex and sophisticated documents harnessing the more advanced features and tools in Adobe InDesign . The course covers advanced text handling techniques, working with tables, using object libraries, InDesign’s advanced transparency options and streamlining repetitive tasks. You will also explore essential InDesign shortcuts, workflow management issues and receive hints and tips from experienced InDesign professionals.


Target Audience:

You should have attended the Adobe InDesign Beginner course or have an equivalent working knowledge.

InDesign CC Advanced course

We also offer training in CS6


Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Advanced text controls

  • • Using the Info panel
  • • Inserting special characters
  • • Adding copy breaks
  • • Advanced Find/Change options
  • • Setting up a User Dictionary
  • • Generating QR codes in InDesign CC
  • • Tracking text changes
  • • Using the scripts that come with InDesign

Lesson 2: Working with tables

  • • Creating tables
  • • Adding text and graphics
  • • Importing from Word and Excel
  • • Editing tables
  • • Running headers and footers
  • • Creating table and cells styles

Lesson 3: Advanced type formatting options

  • • Advanced Nested Styles
  • • Understanding First Line styles
  • • Fine tuning justified text
  • • Allowing text to span across columns
  • • Using the Keep Options settings
  • • Advanced Next Style options
  • • Automatic bullets or numbering
  • • Document footnote options
  • • Using pre-defined GREP styles
  • • Controlling baseline grid
  • • Frame-based baseline grids
  • • Building a Table of Contents

Lesson 4: Combining text and graphics

  • • Efficient use of Mini-Bridge
  • • Linking Parent and Child items
  • • Creating Object Styles
  • • Choosing which text frames are affected by text wraps
  • • Anchoring objects
  • • Advanced text wrap options
  • • Layer visibility options

Lesson 5: Working with spreads

  • • Different sized pages within one document
  • • Controlling spread pagination
  • • The Blurb book creator plug-in

Lesson 6: Working with shapes

  • • Adjusting path segments
  • • Working with stroke styles
  • • Using Live Corner effects
  • • Creating custom shapes
  • • Creating compound paths

Lesson 7: Using libraries and snippets

  • • Managing object Libraries
  • • Working with snippets
  • • Libraries vs snippets

Lesson 8: Managing Colour

  • • Overview of CC Colour Settings
  • • Colour Profile Mismatch options
  • • Setting Global Swatches

Lesson 9: Understanding transparency and effects

  • • Applying transparency
  • • Understanding Transparency Flattener Presets
  • • Using the Effects panel to control transparency
  • • Applying blending modes
  • • Guidelines for successful output

Lesson 10: Printing and export options

  • • Creating custom Preflight Profiles
  • • Saving and loading Preflight Profiles
  • • Using pre-defined PDF presets
  • • Creating custom PDF presets
  • • Producing PDF files for a high-resolution composite workflow

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particluar courses. 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.