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Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Masterclass 4 Days - Bristol
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.
|Price:||£795.00 ex VAT|
|Version:||Adobe InDesign CC|
|Level:||Introduction to Advanced|
|Duration:||4 Days (10am-5pm)|
|Computer:||Windows & Mac|
22 Jul - 25 Jul
InDesign CC Masterclass 4 Days
Next available Bristol course dates
- 22 Jul - 25 Jul
- 02 Sep - 05 Sep
InDesign Masterclass 4 Days Overview
This 4-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
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.
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 Masterclass 4 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
- Managing and formatting text
- Add text
- Edit text
- Thread text
- 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
- Advanced zooming and navigation
- Advanced view options
- Focus selection for formatting
- Changing tools (without changing)
- Micro layers
- Professional layers
- Multi-lingual export options
- Locking layers
- Duplicating layers
- Inline objects
- Anchoring object options
- Setting up the anchor
- Applying an object style
- Logic of next styles
- Using next styles
- Applying next styles
- Forcing a new style
- Using advanced find/change
- Using GREP queries
- Understanding logic of queries
- Saving a new query
- Default frame fitting
- Manual frame fitting
- Applying frame fitting
- Linking frames to object styles
- Using table of contents
- Creating a table of contents style
- Editing a table of contents
- Create new pantone swatches
- Spot or process considerations
- Creating a mixed-ink group
- Editing a mixed-ink group
- Live preflight
- Defining profiles
- Importing and exporting
- Embedding profiles
- PDF/X ISO standards
- Colour transformations
- Registration marks
- Trim and bleed geometry
- Creating a data set
- Formatting data merge
- Merging data
- Formatting options
- Importing data
- Creating a table
- Modifying a table
- Formatting a table
- Creating cell styles
- Creating table styles
- Applying table styles
- Style tips and tricks
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 Bristol training centre located at:Broad Quay House
The training centre is conveniently located in central Bristol in the popular Waterfront area of the city and is easily accessible from Bristol Temple Meads.
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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