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This five-day masterclass covers all of the most commonly used features of the three main products in the Adobe suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code QAIDINTC
Duration 2 Days

This introduction course covers some of the basic and more commonly used features of Adobe InDesign so that attendees can navigate the software and use InDesign's tools to create well-designed professional documents.

In this course you will learn how to use paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customise both text and graphics.

This course is suitable for anyone using InDesign CS5, CS6 or CC. If attending in a QA centre then the course will be delivered using InDesign CS6.

What’s included

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Prerequisites

  • Delegates do not need any experience of InDesign or desktop publishing, as anything that is required will be covered by the course.
  • However, all delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, browse to locate files and have good keyboard and mouse skills.

Delegates will learn how to

  • Navigate their way around the InDesign environment
  • Work with text frames and formatting
  • Use styles to achieve consistency in documents
  • Control images and page layout
  • Work with layers and object controls
  • Use colour to enhance the appearance of documents
  • Output documents from InDesign

Outline

Module 1 - Introducing InDesign

  • The InDesign interface
  • Zooming
  • Navigating


Module 2 - Creating documents

  • Creating a new document
  • Guides and views
  • Working with frames
  • Working with pages


Module 3 - Working with type

  • The Type tool
  • Importing text
  • Linking and overset text
  • Formatting text
  • Further typographic controls
  • Working with tables
  • Other useful text commands
  • Special characters and symbols

Module 4 - Working with styles

  • An introduction to styles
  • The styles panels
  • Creating a style
  • Applying styles
  • Editing and managing styles
  • Style overrides

Module 5 - Working with graphics

  • Importing images
  • Display performance
  • Managing other Adobe files
  • Scaling and moving
  • Text wrapping

Module 6 - Working with multiple frames

  • Grouping, aligning and distributing
  • Managing objects
  • Layers

Module 7 - Working with colour

  • An introduction to colour
  • The Colour panel
  • Swatches
  • Tints and gradients

Module 8 - Preparing for output

  • Resolving errors
  • Printing a document
  • Exporting files for print
  • Packaging a document
  • Exporting in another format

Appendix 1 - Creative Cloud

  • Creative Cloud files
  • Creative Cloud Libraries
  • Adobe Capture CC

Appendix 2 - Adobe Bridge

  • Introduction
  • The Adobe Bridge interface
  • Locating files and assets

Specialist Course

2 Days

Duration

This course is authored by QA

Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom / Attend from Anywhere

Receive classroom training at one of our nationwide training centres, or attend remotely via web access from anywhere.

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