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Adobe InDesign CS6 Introduction Masterclass 4 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.

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.

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Price: £750.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe InDesign CS6
Level: Introduction to Advanced
Duration: 4 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 20 Nov - 23 Nov
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InDesign Masterclass 4 Days Overview

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This 4-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Adobe InDesign CS6. 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

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, and to become a confident power user.

This course can be taken in a single 4-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 2-day block (Advanced) 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 CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 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
  • Overview 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

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

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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 CS6 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 CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

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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 CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

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Testimonials

I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

Justine Rich, Capita, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Thoroughly enjoyed my day of training on Adobe InDesign, the trainer was very professional and easy to get on with. His knowledge and delivery was very good. Will definitely recommend you to others.

Anthony Barnes, The Design Business, InDesign - 1 Day Essentials

Excellent. Course was tailored to our requirements, so didn't feel that any time was wasted.

Susanna Booth, Competition Comm., InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

The training content was set at just the right pace. Full of content that we were all able to 'get to grips with' and the trainer was very helpful.

Helen Seddon, ENEHL, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Got everything out the course I wanted to. The trainer was great, really knew his stuff and helped to cover the areas we would be using in our jobs. Fantastic!

Chad Doyle, Stockport Council, InDesign - 4 Day Masterclass

Really useful content presented in an understandable yet comprehensive manner. Covered a lot without being overwhelming. Fantastic and very helpful training and great tips on shortcuts too!

Carley Willis, UKTI, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Very organized training course covered all the basics needed and ran efficiently and in a nice relaxed and amenable environment.

Amaya Climent, The Crown Estate, InDesign - 1 Day Essentials

I really enjoyed the course and the content/pace was easy to follow and gave us opportunities to play around and test what we had learnt.

Ashleigh Toll, NSPCC, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke

Clear, easy to follow training, well paced and interactive with positive tutition. Interesting and enjoyable, would recommend.

Emma Fullalove, Tom Parker Ltd, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

A really informative course with lots of useful hints and tips to use InDesign.

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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  • 20 Nov - 23 Nov
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  • 21 May - 24 May
  • 16 Jul - 19 Jul

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I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.

Justine Rich, Capita, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

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