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Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials Introduction 1 Day - Cardiff
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.
InDesign Introduction 1 Day Overview
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 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
- Format paragraphs with styles
- Manage styles
- Text wrap
- Links panel
- Utilise colour
- Utilise swatches
- Apply transparency
- File types
- Importing options
- Inner Shadow
- Bevel and Emboss
- Gradient Feather
- Inner Glow and Outer Glow
- Prepare PDF files for web distribution
- Export PDF files for printing
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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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
I had no knowledge of InDesign prior to this training, now I feel like I can use it with confidence. The course has equipped me with new skills and knowledge that has made me genuinely excited to get back to work and use this software.
Sam Wright, Industrial Tomography Systems, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days
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
I really enjoyed the course and the content/pace was easy to follow and gave us opportunities to play around and test what we had learnt.
Ashleigh Toll, NSPCC, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke
Always a great course and a brilliant instructor. Thank you once again for all the training that I've done these past few months. An extremely valuable experience.
Margaret Nolan-Meddings, Miller Insurance Services LLP, InDesign - Print Production
I have studied a course with XChange Training before and it is extremely well organised, friendly staff and has a good work environment.
Victoria Hassett, ETM Group, InDesign - 1 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
Thanks for a very pleasant and educational 2 days. I think it was especially good because it was a small class which gave very individual training.
Nigel Hopwood, Jacob Jensen Design, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced
Brilliant two days. I was sceptical about how much we would learn in two days but now feel like I am definitely ready and eager to use InDesign on my own. The facilities were great and the class size perfect and it is brilliant that we receive a book to help us through post-course use of the software. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
Emma Bedford, Wem Town Hall Trust, InDesign - Two 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