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Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Masterclass with ACA Exam 5 Days - Manchester

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Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading desktop-publishing program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become an InDesign power user. Impress your clients as you build interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started with a simple document and controlling the InDesign environment all the way up to using complex styling and creating rich, interactive files. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce great results for the web and for print. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

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Price: £995.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe InDesign CC
Level: Introduction to Advanced
Duration: 5 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 05 Jun - 09 Jun
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InDesign ACA Masterclass 5 Days Overview

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This 5-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Adobe InDesign CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, and combines production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. You will learn to create attractive, simple documents and prepare them for the web and for print. We will guide you in learning the work area, working with text and graphics, creating simple vector-based graphics, and the basics of design. You will also learn how to apply consistency to your text through the use of paragraph and character styles. Once you grasp the basics of the program, we will show you how to take your understanding to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as creating eBooks, generating indexes, and automating workflows.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Navigate the InDesign environment
  • Design simple and complex documents, including interactive PDFs and eBooks
  • Add effects to objects
  • Apply paragraph and character styles
  • Use colours, swatches, and gradients
  • Manage transparency and use tables
  • Prepare for hand-off to a service provider
  • Use advanced tools and palettes
  • Re-use data via libraries and snippets
  • Generate tables of contents and indexes
  • Store PDF presets
  • Develop Bézier paths
  • Work with XML
  • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) InDesign exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACA exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Associate status.

As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACA exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

Our goals are for you to be able to create simple but professional documents that are ready to use for the web and for print, to understand the advanced features of InDesign, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.

This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 3-day block (Advanced plus ACA exam) taken at a later date.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

 

InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

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InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Getting started in InDesign
  • Customise Your Workspace
  • Workspace and Window arrangement
  • Create a New Document
  • Zooming in and out
  • Moving around your document
  • Using Control panel options
  • Previewing your document
Managing and Formatting Text
  • Add Text
  • Edit Text using Story Editor
  • Spell Check Text
  • Find/ Change
  • Character formatting options
  • Paragraph formatting options
  • The Glyphs panel
  • Showing Hidden Characters
  • Threading Text
Handling images
  • Adding images
  • Cropping images
  • Resizing images
  • Adding Text Wrap
  • Understanding different image file types
  • Using the Links panel
  • Understanding and checking resolution
Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Adding colour to Fill/Stroke
  • Adding Swatches
  • Understanding the difference between CMYK, RGB, Pantone colours
  • Creating tint swatches
  • Creating Gradients
  • Stroke settings
Objects
  • Creating different shapes
  • Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
  • Transforming Objects
  • Duplicating
  • Layers
  • Object Styles
  • Applying Effects
  • Shape and corner options
Paragraph and Character Styles
  • Setting up Paragraph Styles
  • Setting up Character Styles
  • Changing Paragraph & Character styles
Master Pages
  • Setting up Master pages
  • Applying a Master page
  • Using Master pages with facing pages
  • Adding page numbers
  • Overriding Master page items
Preparing a document for Printing
  • Using Preflight for basic checks
  • Print a Document
  • Packaging Files
  • Exporting to PDF
Managing Your Workspaces
  • Organising Your Panels
  • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
  • Advanced View Options
Advanced Typography
  • Typographical preferences
  • Advanced Character formatting options
  • Advanced Paragraph formatting options
Style Sheets
  • Review of setting up Style Sheets
  • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
  • Nested Styles
  • Using ‘Based on’, ‘Next Style’ and Quick Apply
Pages and Master Pages
  • Review of setting up Master Pages
  • Parent & Child masters
  • Overriding Master Page items
  • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
  • Best practice with master page
  • Numbering and Section options
Organising your Layout
  • Advanced Align options
  • Using keyboard shortcuts for align and distribute
  • Using the Gap tool
  • Using Autofit for images
  • Review of setting up Object Styles
  • Setting up a Baseline Grid
Colour
  • Review of Swatches – managing colours and gradients
  • Creating Mixed Inks
  • Using the Ink Manager
  • Sharing Swatches between documents and with Photoshop and Illustrator
Managing Documents
  • Using Libraries and Snippets
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating and using Find/Change queries
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Using an InDesign ‘Book’ to collate documents
  • Setting up Indexes
Tables
  • Setting up Tables
  • Importing Excel & Word tables
  • Creating Table and Cell styles
Creating an interactive PDF
  • Adding Hyperlinks, Buttons, Movies and Sounds
  • Setting up Page Transitions
  • Exporting an Interactive PDF
Setting up an e-book / e-pub
  • Understanding what an e-book is
  • Overview of preparing a file to become an e-book
  • Overivew of Export options
Preferences
  • Understanding InDesign preferences
  • Changing document preferences
  • Changing application preferences
Printing
  • Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
  • Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
  • Using Preflight
  • Understanding an RGB workflow
  • Creating PDF presets
Adobe Certification Preparation & ACA Exam
  • Work through exam preparation sheet
  • Sample Exam questions
  • Take Practice exam
  • Any other questions?
  • InDesign ACA Exam
  • Instant Pass or Fail Result

InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 05 Jun - 09 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 20 Nov - 24 Nov

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    27 Apr - 28 Apr
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    7 Jun - 9 Jun
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    22 Nov - 24 Nov
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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe InDesign CC course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching InDesign. Get the layout skills you need with our experienced InDesign professionals.

Included with our InDesign courses is the Brilliant InDesign book provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified InDesign course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 05 Jun - 09 Jun
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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP


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Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

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InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

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InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 05 Jun - 09 Jun
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  • 20 Nov - 24 Nov

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I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

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InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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  • 05 Jun - 09 Jun
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I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

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Testimonials

I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

Molly Henderson, HSS Hire, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Always a great course and a brilliant instructor. Thank you once again for all the training that I've done these past few months. An extremely valuable experience.

Margaret Nolan-Meddings, Miller Insurance Services LLP, InDesign - Print Production

Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

The trainer was excellent - she explained everything in depth and gave me enough time to keep up. The content was very useful and I know feel a lot more confident to use InDesign.

Sian Hughes, UKTI, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

To say that this course has revolutionised my design life is an understatement; It will benefit my work certainly but also several projects currently ongoing in my personal life as I am an aspiring writer and food blogger. Fantastic course delivered by an amazing trainer!

Lyndsay Stewart, Next, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

The course was great - a lot of content and adapted well for both attendees needs - brilliant trainer who obviously has a lot of experience which really helped. Thank you.

Amanda Hayes, Weil Gotshal & Manges, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Thanks for a very pleasant and educational 2 days. I think it was especially good because it was a small class which gave very individual training.

Nigel Hopwood, Jacob Jensen Design, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

A thoroughly fun and enjoyable course delivered by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor - can't wait to get back into the office environment and put it all into practice!

Katrina Gillespie, Vinci Academy, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

Very well organised and structured everything seemed to flow perfectly. Explanations were clear and set at a steady pace that was easy to follow. Instructor very knowledgeable, there were no questions unanswered.

Jasmine Gould, Integralis, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Excellent facilities, close to the station. The tutor really understood the program and the work of designers. He taught more than was required and answered advanced questions with knowledge and understanding. The course will help me enormously with my work and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend XChange Training to my fellow colleagues and friends.

Gary Stafford, Shoreline Housing Partnership, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

InDesign CC ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 05 Jun - 09 Jun
  • 07 Aug - 11 Aug
  • 02 Oct - 06 Oct
  • 20 Nov - 24 Nov

Click below to view split date options

    27 Apr - 28 Apr
    8 May - 9 May
    5 Jun - 6 Jun
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    7 Aug - 8 Aug
    4 Sep - 5 Sep
    2 Oct - 3 Oct
    1 Nov - 2 Nov
    20 Nov - 21 Nov
    18 Dec - 19 Dec
    7 Jun - 9 Jun
    9 Aug - 11 Aug
    4 Oct - 6 Oct
    22 Nov - 24 Nov
Book this training course

I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

Molly Henderson, HSS Hire, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

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