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Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials Introduction 1 Day - Cardiff

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Learn the basics of the leading desktop-publishing program. Our introduction will show you the first steps in creating attractive, simple documents, and is an essential starting point for anyone interested in the fields of creative design and digital publishing.

After we guide you through the essentials of controlling the InDesign environment, we will show you how to combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready to use straight away. 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.

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Price: £295.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe InDesign CS6
Level: Introduction
Duration: 1 Day (10am - 5pm)
Location: Central Cardiff
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: Enquire
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InDesign Introduction 1 Day Overview

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This 1-day Essentials course helps you learn about the tools and features available in 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 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.

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
  • 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 CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day 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
Format Characters
  • Format paragraphs with styles
  • Manage styles
  • Text wrap
Working with Objects
  • Duplicating
  • Rotating
  • Links panel
Colours and Swatches
  • Utilise colour
  • Utilise swatches
Managing Transparency
  • Apply transparency
Working with Graphics
  • File types
  • Importing options
Creating Effects
  • Inner Shadow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Gradient Feather
  • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
Creating Adobe PDF Files
  • Prepare PDF files for web distribution
  • Export PDF files for printing

InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Send Course Details Book this training course

Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

What's Included

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.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe InDesign CS6 course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching InDesign. Get the layout skills you need with our experienced InDesign professionals.

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.

InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Training Location

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.

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InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

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InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

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InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

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Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Testimonials

Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

A really informative course with lots of useful hints and tips to use InDesign.

Anisha Patel, AAPG, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

Excellent. Course was tailored to our requirements, so didn't feel that any time was wasted.

Susanna Booth, Competition Comm., 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

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

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

The instructor was absolutely brilliant, he was enthusiastic and no question was ever too much to answer. The environment was lovely and learning was enjoyable.

Laura Kay, Lakelovers, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

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

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

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

InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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Well-paced and was taught the most important processes that will make a real difference to everyday use of InDesign.

Carly Rolfe, Manchester University, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

InDesign CS6 Introduction 1 Day

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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