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Adobe InDesign CS6 Advanced 2 Days - Cardiff
Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading desktop-publishing program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of InDesign's advanced tools and help you to become more proficient and confident in laying out documents.
With our help, you will take your existing InDesign know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. We will show you how to work more efficiently by saving re-usable data and storing PDF presets. This course is a great way to step up to expert level by increasing the quality, consistency, and speed of your output.
InDesign Advanced 2 Days Overview
This 2-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS6. 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 already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge 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:
- Create complex documents such as interactive PDFs and eBooks
- Use advanced tools and palettes
- Re-use data via libraries and snippets
- Generate tables of contents and indexes
- Store PDF presets
This course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.
Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of InDesign and for you to become a confident power user.
Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites
This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of InDesign and who work as graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, or marketing communications professionals.
You will need basic experience in using InDesign. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe InDesign CS6 Introduction 2 Day course.
InDesign CS6 Advanced 2 Days Course OutlineManaging Your Workspaces
- 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 CS6 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 Cardiff training centre located at:Brunel House
2 Fitzalan Road
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.
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