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Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials Introduction 1 Day - London
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 OutlineGetting 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
- Add Text
- Spell Check Text
- Basic Character formatting options
- Basic Paragraph formatting options
- Showing Hidden Characters
- Threading Text
- Adding images
- Cropping images
- Resizing images
- Adding Text Wrap
- Understanding commonly used image file types
- Using the Links panel
- Checking resolution
- Adding colour to Fill/Stroke
- Creating Swatches
- Stroke settings
- Creating different shapes
- Transforming and Duplicating Objects
- Setting up Master pages
- Applying a Master page
- Adding page numbers
- Overriding Master page items
- Check Documents for Overset text
- Print a Document
- Packaging Files
- Exporting to PDF
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 XChange Training main London training centre based at:5 St John’s Lane
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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.
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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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
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
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
I was very happy with the way the course was ran and felt everything I wanted to learn was covered. Our tutor was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend to a colleague or friend.
Jade Barnes, ANS Group, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction
Brilliant two days of training which allowed me to be confident in my own self taught/on the job knowledge, efficient working methods and hints and tips. Thank you.
Jackie Williams, British Council, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Advanced
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
It was an informative two days I now feel confident enough to design and create my own brochures and have picked up some handy short cuts.
Lauren Partakis, Fairhome Group, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction
I found the course very enjoyable. After using InDesign for a year just teaching myself how to do things, it is good to now know how to do them properly! Thank you very much.
Justine Rich, Capita, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction
Fantastic two day course on InDesign, well worth doing. Staff very friendly. 10 out of 10
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