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Adobe InDesign Essentials
Adobe InDesign Essentials

Price: $499.00

Course Code: IB | Hours: 12

Adobe InDesign Essentials Training Overview

In this Adobe InDesign Essentials two-day course, you learn to lay out a multi-page document, insert photos, create text styles, master documents and pages, flow in copy from Microsoft Word, and print documents.

You'll create hands-on projects including text ads, magazine spreads, postcards, multiple page newsletters, and more.

What You'll Learn in this Class:

  • Work with typography to create a text ad
  • Create a coupon using colors and gradients
  • Add graphics to a postcard design
  • Use master pages and grids to create a newsletter
  • Adjust images for a Catalog Spread
  • Apply Color Blends to a brochure
  • Prepare files for print

Prerequisites:

Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

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Prerequisites:

Students should have a basic understanding of Windows, including how to use files and folders.

Next Classes:

Related Classes:

See Also:

Adobe InDesign Essentials Training Outline

Getting to Know the InDesign Work Area

• Tools, submenus and palettes
• Setup up a new document
• Creating document
• Viewing the Document

Assignment 1: New Document Set up

Working with Typography

• Creating Text Frames
• Flowing copy
• Changing fonts and paragraph alignment
• Importing copy and entering it into frames
• Text frame options
• Spell Checking

Assignment 2: Text Ad

Working with Color

• Applying color to objects
• Creating dashed lines
• Working with gradients
• Creating and applying swatches and gradient swatches
• Creating a tint
• Multicolor gradient

Assignment 3: Create Coupon

Working with Images

• Placing graphics
• Stacking and text wrap
• Align multiple objects

Project 1: Nightclub Postcard

Master Pages and Grids

• Creating Master pages
• Linking Master pages
• Editing master page items
• Keep spreads together and deleting pages
• Guides, preferences baseline grid
• The Layers palette

Assignment 4: Set up Master Pages for Newsletter

Style Sheets and Fine-Tuning Text

• Different text flow options
• Creating and applying styles
• Importing Styles from another document
• Creating a footer and Special Characters
• Finding and changing formatting and special characters
• Finding and changing a missing font
• Creating text on a path
• Working with tabs
• Drop shadows

Assignment 5: Update Newsletter

Image Manipulation in InDesign

• The Links palette and how to update and edit graphics in other applications
• Changing display settings
• Clipping Pages (Removing a white background)
• Examining Photoshop paths and alpha channels
• Importing Illustrator files
• Placing PDF files

Assignment 6: Adjust Images for Catalog Spread

Assignment 7: Apply Color Blends to Brochure

Preparing Files for Print

• Preflight
• Transparency flattener preview
• Ink Manager
• Determining how graphics print
• Setting options for fonts
• Creating a PDF preset
• Exporting to PDF
• Packaging an InDesign File

Project 2: Four Page Magazine Layout