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XChange Training Location Glasgow

Create layouts in InDesign for Brochures Magazines Presentations Business cards Branded Stationery

Adobe InDesign CC Introduction 2 Days - Glasgow

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£450 + vat

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.

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.

  • InDesign Introduction 2 Days

    Course Details

    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.

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  • Full 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
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at our Scotland training centre located in central Glasgow at:

    Centrum Business Centre
    38 Queen Street
    Glasgow
    G1 3DX

    The Glasgow training centre is located on Queen Street in the heart of Glasgow close to Central Station, Queen Street Station and Argyle Street Station.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm 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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    XChange Training Location Glasgow

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  • InDesign Introduction 2 Days - Upcoming Glasgow Course Dates

    09 Aug - 10 Aug £450 + vat
    04 Oct - 05 Oct £450 + vat
    22 Nov - 22 Nov £450 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Great trainer who gave a fantastic insight in a short period of time. I'm looking forward to doing the advanced session!"

    Nader Morsy, New College Manchester, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

    "Very in-depth and thorough training for people completely new to the program. Covers everything you'd need to know at a very reasonable pace."

    Andy Porter, Breaking Free Online, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

    "Fantastic two day course on InDesign, well worth doing. Staff very friendly. 10 out of 10"

    Daniel Kosta, Icon Productions, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "Top quality facilities, instructor and training (as always.). I cannot praise everyone highly enough. "

    Steve Linehan, The Stationery Office (TSO), InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "It was an informative two days I now feel confident enough to design and create my own brochures and have picked up some handy short cuts."

    Lauren Partakis, Fairhome Group, Adobe InDesign - Two 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

    "I had no knowledge of InDesign prior to this training, now I feel like I can use it with confidence. The course has equipped me with new skills and knowledge that has made me genuinely excited to get back to work and use this software."

    Sam Wright, Industrial Tomography Systems, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

    "Trainer was very knowledgeable and professional - good amount of bespoke content covered."

    Victoria Portwin, Gottex, InDesign - 1 Day Bespoke

    "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

    "I have studied a course with XChange Training before and it is extremely well organised, friendly staff and has a good work environment."

    Victoria Hassett, ETM Group, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction