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Adobe InDesign CC Introduction 2 Days - Cardiff
Learn the fundamentals of InDesign as we guide you through this comprehensive introduction to the leading desktop-publishing program. We will show you how to create and export attractive, simple documents. This is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in digital publishing.
After we give you a complete tour of the InDesign environment, we will show you how to combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready to use straight away. We will help you add consistency through the use of paragraph and character styles. You will grasp how quick and easy it is to create documents for the web and for print, including how to produce professional PDF files.
|Price:||£450.00 ex VAT|
|Version:||Adobe InDesign CC|
|Level:||Introduction to Intermediate|
|Duration:||2 Days (10am-5pm)|
|Computer:||Windows & Mac|
20 Apr - 21 Apr
InDesign CC Introduction 2 Days
Queen Street, Central Cardiff
Next available Cardiff course dates
- 20 Apr - 21 Apr
- 01 Jun - 02 Jun
- 13 Jul - 14 Jul
- 24 Aug - 25 Aug
InDesign Introduction 2 Days Overview
This 2-day Introduction course helps you learn about the tools and features available in 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.
Creative professionals appreciate the freedom and productivity gains made possible through the use of Adobe InDesign. We will show you how to improve your workflow by harnessing InDesign's integration with other popular Adobe programs.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Navigate the InDesign environment
- Design documents and save them as Acrobat PDF files
- 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
Our goal is for you to be able to create simple but professional documents that are ready to use for the web and for print.
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 Introduction 2 Days Course OutlineManaging the InDesign Environment
- Customise your workspace
- Manage document presets
- Workspace and window arrangement
- Create a new document
- Alter a document’s layout
- Develop Master Pages
- Develop Layers
- Add text
- Edit text
- Thread text
- Change text threads
- Placing a text document
- Placing a Word document
- Format paragraphs with styles
- Manage styles
- Based-on styles
- Exchanging styles
- Quick Apply
- Text wrap
- Arranging, aligning and distributing
- Transforming Objects
- Object Styles
- InDesign snippets
- Links panel
- Inner shadow
- Bevel and Emboss
- Gradient Feather
- Inner Glow and Outer Glow
- Using InDesign libraries
- Utilise colour
- Utilise swatches
- Create a custom swatch
- Apply swatches
- Exchange swatches
- Apply transparency
- File types
- Importing options
- Scale an image
- Crop an image
- Select inside a frame
- Target graphic inside frame
- Checking image resolution
- Understanding actual against effective
- The links panel
- Downsampling images for Adobe PDF
- Inner Shadow
- Bevel and Emboss
- Gradient Feather
- Basic Feather
- Inner Glow and Outer Glow
- Removing transparency
- Prepare PDF files for web distribution
- Export PDF files for printing
- PDF/X-1a for global distribution
- Understanding the trim, art and bleed boxes
- Creating online content for desktop, phone and tablet
- Publish preferences
- Publish to HTML
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.
Further details on benefits included with this Adobe InDesign CC course:
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.
This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:Brunel House
2 Fitzalan Road
The Cardiff training centre is located in Brunel House which is only 3 minutes on foot from Cardiff Queen Street train station. Trains to/from Cardiff Central station run every 10 minutes. Directly opposite the building is a convenient NCP car park.
Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.
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A really informative course with lots of useful hints and tips to use InDesign.
Anisha Patel, AAPG, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced
For such a brief time frame an awful lot is covered. The walk-throughs via projection were excellent and instruction/explanation was excellent. He is clearly a very knowledgeable professional!
Angelo Christodoulou, Queen Mary University, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction
Brilliant two days. I was sceptical about how much we would learn in two days but now feel like I am definitely ready and eager to use InDesign on my own. The facilities were great and the class size perfect and it is brilliant that we receive a book to help us through post-course use of the software. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
Emma Bedford, Wem Town Hall Trust, 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
We had an excellent instructor for the InDesign course - as someone who had no prior knowledge, he explained everything thoroughly and enthusiastically. I will definitely be back if my training requirements change!
Francesca D’Alessio, Rider Levett Bucknall, Adobe InDesign - Two 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
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
Fantastic two day course on InDesign, well worth doing. Staff very friendly. 10 out of 10
Daniel Kosta, Icon Productions, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction
Excellent, answered all of my questions, now familiar with all of the shortcuts and tools I hoped to be familiar with. A great introduction that will save me a lot of time.
Robyn Wyatt, NHS Christie, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke
Excellent explanation, professional and friendly approach. Very clear in explanations. Overall an excellent trainer.
Andrew Shelmerdine, Vinci Academy, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced