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Adobe InDesign CC Introduction 2 Days - Leeds
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|
05 Nov - 06 Nov
InDesign CC Introduction 2 Days
Woodhouse Lane, Central Leeds
Next available Leeds course dates
- 05 Nov - 06 Nov
- 10 Dec - 11 Dec
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 OutlineGetting 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
- 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
- Adding images
- Cropping images
- Resizing images
- Adding Text Wrap
- Understanding different image file types
- Using the Links panel
- Understanding and checking resolution
- Adding colour to Fill/Stroke
- Adding Swatches
- Understanding the difference between CMYK, RGB, Pantone colours
- Creating tint swatches
- Creating Gradients
- Stroke settings
- Creating different shapes
- Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
- Transforming Objects
- Object Styles
- Applying Effects
- Shape and corner options
- Setting up Paragraph Styles
- Setting up Character Styles
- Changing Paragraph & Character styles
- Setting up Master pages
- Applying a Master page
- Using Master pages with facing pages
- Adding page numbers
- Overriding Master page items
- Using Preflight for basic checks
- Print a Document
- Packaging Files
- Exporting to PDF
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 Leeds training centre located at:Old Broadcasting House
148 Woodhouse Lane
The Old Broadcasting House is located at Leeds Metropolitan University on Woodhouse Lane which is easily accessible by car and from Leeds train station. If you are driving, the nearest car park is the Woodhouse Lane NCP multi storey which is close by.
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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Brilliant two days of training which allowed me to be confident in my own self taught/on the job knowledge, efficient working methods and hints and tips. Thank you.
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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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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
The course was thorough and well explained. The friendly approach made it all easy to understand and follow and all questions were dealt with straight away. Thank you!
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