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XChange Training Location Cardiff

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

Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Masterclass 4 Days - Cardiff

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Advanced

Duration:

4
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£795 + vat

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.

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.

  • InDesign Masterclass 4 Days

    Course Details

    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.

    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.

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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.

    Managing the InDesign Environment
    • Preferences
    • Customise your workspace
    • Manage document presets
    • Workspace and window arrangement
    Designing Documents
    • Create a new document
    • Alter a document’s layout
    • Develop Master Pages
    • Managing and formatting text
    • Add text
    • Edit text
    • Thread text
    Managing and Formatting Text
    • Add text
    • Edit text
    • Thread text
    • Change text threads
    • Placing a text document
    • Placing a Word document
    Format Characters
    • Format paragraphs with styles
    • Manage styles
    • Based-on styles
    • Exchanging styles
    • Quick Apply
    • Text wrap
    • Rules
    Working with Objects
    • Arranging, aligning and distributing
    • Transforming Objects
    • Duplicating
    • Rotating
    • Object Styles
    • InDesign snippets
    • Links panel
    Special Effects
    • Inner shadow
    • Bevel and Emboss
    • Gradient Feather
    • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
    Libraries
    • Using InDesign libraries
    Colours and Swatches
    • Utilise colour
    • Utilise swatches
    • Create a custom swatch
    • Apply swatches
    • Exchange swatches
    Managing Transparency
    • Apply transparency
    Graphics
    • 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
    Applying Effects
    • Inner Shadow
    • Bevel and Emboss
    • Gradient Feather
    • Basic Feather
    • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
    • Removing transparency
    Creating Adobe PDF Files
    • Prepare PDF files for web distribution
    • Export PDF files for printing
    • PDF/X-1a for global distribution
    • Understanding the trim, art and bleed boxes
    Publishing Online
    • Creating online content for desktop, phone and tablet
    • Publish preferences
    • Publish to HTML
    Managing Your Workspaces
    • Advanced zooming and navigation
    • Advanced view options
    • Focus selection for formatting
    • Changing tools (without changing)
    Layers
    • Micro layers
    • Professional layers
    • Multi-lingual export options
    • Locking layers
    • Duplicating layers
    Anchored Objects
    • Inline objects
    • Anchoring object options
    • Setting up the anchor
    • Applying an object style
    Next Styles
    • Logic of next styles
    • Using next styles
    • Applying next styles
    • Forcing a new style
    Grep Queries
    • Using advanced find/change
    • Using GREP queries
    • Understanding logic of queries
    • Saving a new query
    Frame Fitting Options
    • Default frame fitting
    • Manual frame fitting
    • Applying frame fitting
    • Linking frames to object styles
    Long Documents
    • Using table of contents
    • Creating a table of contents style
    • Editing a table of contents
    Spot Colours
    • Create new pantone swatches
    • Spot or process considerations
    • Creating a mixed-ink group
    • Editing a mixed-ink group
    Live Preflight
    • Live preflight
    • Defining profiles
    • Importing and exporting
    • Embedding profiles
    PDF Export Standards
    • PDF/X ISO standards
    • Colour transformations
    • Registration marks
    • Trim and bleed geometry
    Data Merge
    • Creating a data set
    • Formatting data merge
    • Merging data
    • Formatting options
    Tables
    • Importing data
    • Creating a table
    • Modifying a table
    • Formatting a table
    Table and Cell Styles
    • Creating cell styles
    • Creating table styles
    • Applying table styles
    • Style tips and tricks
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:

    Brunel House
    2 Fitzalan Road
    Cardiff
    CF24 0UY


    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.

    XChange Training Location Cardiff

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  • InDesign Masterclass 4 Days - Upcoming Cardiff Course Dates

    InDesign Masterclass 4 Days - Split Date Options

    InDesign Introduction

    5 Jul - 6 Jul
    26 Jul - 27 Jul
    25 Aug - 26 Aug
    20 Sep - 21 Sep

    InDesign Advanced

  • Client Reviews

    "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

    "To say that this course has revolutionised my design life is an understatement; It will benefit my work certainly but also several projects currently ongoing in my personal life as I am an aspiring writer and food blogger. Fantastic course delivered by an amazing trainer!"

    Lyndsay Stewart, Next, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    "The training was excellent, well paced and all of our questions were answered. There was time at the end to put into practice what had been learnt and ask further questions or queries. Prepared handouts were are clear and useful for future reference."

    Kerry Willis, Paignton Zoo, InDesign - 1 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

    "Having no previous experience with InDesign, I felt that the course content was brilliant at introducing me to the program and building my confidence."

    Abi Griffin, 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

    "The trainer was excellent - she explained everything in depth and gave me enough time to keep up. The content was very useful and I know feel a lot more confident to use InDesign. "

    Sian Hughes, UKTI, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    "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

    "It was good fun, informative and I feel like I learnt a lot. It has also made me want to do more courses."

    Stephanie Razis, Salamanca, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was easy to follow and very easy going, which creates a excellent training environment. I will certainly be coming back in the future. A great teacher and a great course!"

    Scott Godfrey, InDesign - 4 Day Masterclass