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Adobe InDesign CS6 Introduction Masterclass 4 Days - Cardiff

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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.

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Price: £795.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe InDesign CS6
Level: Introduction to Advanced
Duration: 4 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Cardiff
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 12 Nov - 15 Nov

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

  • 12 Nov - 15 Nov

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    14 Nov - 15 Nov

InDesign Masterclass 4 Days Overview

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This 4-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users 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 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.

 

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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  • 12 Nov - 15 Nov

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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

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days 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
Managing and Formatting Text
  • Add text
  • Edit text
  • Thread text
  • Change text threads
  • Placing a text document
  • Placing a Word document
Format Characters
  • Format paragraphs with styles
  • Manage styles
  • Based-on styles
  • Exchanging styles
  • Quick Apply
  • Text wrap
  • Rules
Working with Objects
  • Arranging, aligning and distributing
  • Transforming Objects
  • Duplicating
  • Rotating
  • Object Styles
  • InDesign snippets
  • Links panel
Special Effects
  • Inner shadow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Gradient Feather
  • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
Libraries
  • Using InDesign libraries
Colours and Swatches
  • Utilise colour
  • Utilise swatches
  • Create a custom swatch
  • Apply swatches
  • Exchange swatches
Managing Transparency
  • Apply transparency
Graphics
  • File types
  • Importing options
  • Scale an image
  • Crop an image
  • Select inside a frame
  • Target graphic inside frame
  • Checking image resolution
  • Understanding actual against effective
  • The links panel
  • Downsampling images for Adobe PDF
Applying Effects
  • Inner Shadow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Gradient Feather
  • Basic Feather
  • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
  • Removing transparency
Creating Adobe PDF Files
  • Prepare PDF files for web distribution
  • Export PDF files for printing
  • PDF/X-1a for global distribution
  • Understanding the trim, art and bleed boxes
Publishing Online
  • Creating online content for desktop, phone and tablet
  • Publish preferences
  • Publish to HTML
Managing Your Workspaces
  • Advanced zooming and navigation
  • Advanced view options
  • Focus selection for formatting
  • Changing tools (without changing)
Layers
  • Micro layers
  • Professional layers
  • Multi-lingual export options
  • Locking layers
  • Duplicating layers
Anchored Objects
  • Inline objects
  • Anchoring object options
  • Setting up the anchor
  • Applying an object style
Next Styles
  • Logic of next styles
  • Using next styles
  • Applying next styles
  • Forcing a new style
Grep Queries
  • Using advanced find/change
  • Using GREP queries
  • Understanding logic of queries
  • Saving a new query
Frame Fitting Options
  • Default frame fitting
  • Manual frame fitting
  • Applying frame fitting
  • Linking frames to object styles
Long Documents
  • Using table of contents
  • Creating a table of contents style
  • Editing a table of contents
Spot Colours
  • Create new pantone swatches
  • Spot or process considerations
  • Creating a mixed-ink group
  • Editing a mixed-ink group
Live Preflight
  • Live preflight
  • Defining profiles
  • Importing and exporting
  • Embedding profiles
PDF Export Standards
  • PDF/X ISO standards
  • Colour transformations
  • Registration marks
  • Trim and bleed geometry
Data Merge
  • Creating a data set
  • Formatting data merge
  • Merging data
  • Formatting options
Tables
  • Importing data
  • Creating a table
  • Modifying a table
  • Formatting a table
Table and Cell Styles
  • Creating cell styles
  • Creating table styles
  • Applying table styles
  • Style tips and tricks

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

  • 12 Nov - 15 Nov

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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

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.

InDesign Training Course Notepad and Book

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 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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  • 12 Nov - 15 Nov

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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

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 Masterclass 4 Days

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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.

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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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

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InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

Next available Cardiff course dates

  • 12 Nov - 15 Nov

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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

Testimonials

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

Great trainer who gave a fantastic insight in a short period of time. I'm looking forward to doing the advanced session!

Nader Morsy, New College Manchester, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!

Molly Henderson, HSS Hire, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Our tutor was very knowledgeable and very patient whilst training. He answered all questions no matter how small. Not only did he show us the Adobe way but also faster shortcuts to ensure workflow on the system is better. I would recommend this training to anyone remotely interested in print or digital design.

Marie Kinvig, Heron & Brearley, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

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

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

Training is/was comprehensive and a good overview for the beginner. Good outline of course and structured day's learning.

Courtney Jones, SPS, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

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

A thoroughly fun and enjoyable course delivered by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor - can't wait to get back into the office environment and put it all into practice!

Katrina Gillespie, Vinci Academy, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

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

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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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

InDesign CS6 Masterclass 4 Days

Queen Street, Central Cardiff

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