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

Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Masterclass 4 Days - Online

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Advanced

Duration:

4
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£695 + 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.

    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
    Managing Your Workspaces
    • Organising Your Panels
    • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
    • Advanced View Options
    Advanced Typography
    • Typographical preferences
    • Advanced Character formatting options
    • Advanced Paragraph formatting options
    Style Sheets
    • Review of setting up Style Sheets
    • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
    • Nested Styles
    • Using ‘Based on’, ‘Next Style’ and Quick Apply
    Pages and Master Pages
    • Review of setting up Master Pages
    • Parent & Child masters
    • Overriding Master Page items
    • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
    • Best practice with master page
    • Numbering and Section options
    Organising your Layout
    • Advanced Align options
    • Using keyboard shortcuts for align and distribute
    • Using the Gap tool
    • Using Autofit for images
    • Review of setting up Object Styles
    • Setting up a Baseline Grid
    Colour
    • Review of Swatches – managing colours and gradients
    • Creating Mixed Inks
    • Using the Ink Manager
    • Sharing Swatches between documents and with Photoshop and Illustrator
    Managing Documents
    • Using Libraries and Snippets
    • Creating Templates
    • Creating and using Find/Change queries
    • Creating a Table of Contents
    • Using an InDesign ‘Book’ to collate documents
    • Setting up Indexes
    Tables
    • Setting up Tables
    • Importing Excel & Word tables
    • Creating Table and Cell styles
    Creating an interactive PDF
    • Adding Hyperlinks, Buttons, Movies and Sounds
    • Setting up Page Transitions
    • Exporting an Interactive PDF
    Setting up an e-book / e-pub
    • Understanding what an e-book is
    • Overview of preparing a file to become an e-book
    • Overview of Export options
    Preferences
    • Understanding InDesign preferences
    • Changing document preferences
    • Changing application preferences
    Printing
    • Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
    • Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
    • Using Preflight
    • Understanding an RGB workflow
    • Creating PDF presets
  • Location Details

    This course is provided as a remote online course with live training provided by our Adobe Certified Trainer.

    Accessing the live online course anywhere is easy and all you will need is:

    • Computer with the trial or full version of the software
    • Separate screen or device for the shared video display
    • Sound output via computer or headset
    • Ideally a camera and microphone on the computer for remote contact

    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.

    It is important to note this is not a classroom based training.

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  • InDesign Masterclass 4 Days - Upcoming Online Course Dates

    21 Jun - 24 Jun £695 + vat
    26 Jul - 29 Jul £695 + vat
    02 Aug - 05 Aug £695 + vat
    06 Sep - 09 Sep £695 + vat
    20 Sep - 23 Sep £695 + vat
    25 Oct - 28 Oct £695 + vat
    15 Nov - 18 Nov £695 + vat
    06 Dec - 09 Dec £695 + vat

    InDesign Masterclass 4 Days - Split Date Options

    InDesign Introduction

    21 Jun - 22 Jun
    5 Jul - 6 Jul
    14 Jul - 15 Jul
    26 Jul - 27 Jul
    2 Aug - 3 Aug
    18 Aug - 19 Aug
    25 Aug - 26 Aug
    6 Sep - 7 Sep
    25 Oct - 26 Oct
    17 Nov - 18 Nov
    6 Dec - 7 Dec
    15 Dec - 16 Dec

    InDesign Advanced

    23 Jun - 24 Jun
    28 Jul - 29 Jul
    4 Aug - 5 Aug
    8 Sep - 9 Sep
    22 Sep - 23 Sep
    27 Oct - 28 Oct
    17 Nov - 18 Nov
    8 Dec - 9 Dec
  • Client Reviews

    "Excellent explanation, professional and friendly approach. Very clear in explanations. Overall an excellent trainer."

    Andrew Shelmerdine, Vinci Academy, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

    "It was brilliant. I feel like I have learnt so much in 2 days. Our trainer was fantastic and I would love to come back and learn more."

    Alex East, ISG, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    "Very organized training course covered all the basics needed and ran efficiently and in a nice relaxed and amenable environment."

    Amaya Climent, The Crown Estate, InDesign - 1 Day Essentials

    "Very well organised and structured everything seemed to flow perfectly. Explanations were clear and set at a steady pace that was easy to follow. Instructor very knowledgeable, there were no questions unanswered."

    Jasmine Gould, Integralis, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "An outstanding training course led by a very knowledgeable and insightful tutor. Thoroughly enjoyed my time and will take forward all new knowledge to my workplace and personal life too. Really enjoyed this, thanks very much!"

    Emma McLean, University of Strathclyde, Adobe InDesign - Two 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

    "Impressive course! Many thanks also for the InDesign Shortcuts & Preference Guide which will be very useful and are greatly appreciated"

    Tom Gilling, Vividesigns, InDesign - 4 Day Masterclass

    "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

    "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

    "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