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InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC

$1,495.00


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Course Description

Adobe InDesign CC software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn’t interrupt your creative process. This 3-day Adobe InDesign CC course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, and the production tips for page layout and design using InDesign.

Vendor

Adobe

Length

Format

Instructor-Led

Course Outline

1. Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the Workspace
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Navigating Through a Document
  • Using Context Menus

2. Getting to Know InDesign

  • Viewing Guides
  • Preflighting as You Work
  • Adding Text
  • Working with Styles
  • Working with Graphics
  • Working with Objects
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Viewing the Document in Presentation Mode

3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and Saving Custom Document Settings
  • Creating a New Document
  • Switching Between Open InDesign Documents
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages to Document Pages
  • Adding New Document Pages
  • Rearranging and Deleting Document Pages
  • Changing the Size of Pages
  • Adding Sections to Change Page Numbering
  • Overriding Master Page Items on Document Pages and Placing Text and Graphics
  • Viewing the Completed Spread

4. Working with Objects

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating and Modifying Text Frames
  • Creating and Modifying Graphics Frames
  • Adding Metadata Captions to Graphics Frames
  • Placing and Linking Graphics Frames
  • Changing the Shape of a Frame
  • Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
  • Modifying the Shape of Frames
  • Transforming and Aligning Objects
  • Selecting and Modifying Grouped Objects
  • Creating a QR Code
  • Finishing Up

5. Flowing Text

  • Flowing Text Into an Existing Frame
  • Flowing Text Manually
  • Creating Text Frames While Flowing Text
  • Flowing Text Automatically
  • Creating Threaded Frames Automatically
  • Resizing Text Frames Automatically
  • Adding a Jump Line Page Number

6. Editing Text

  • Finding and Changing a Missing Font
  • Entering and Importing Text
  • Finding and Changing Text and Formatting
  • Checking Spelling
  • Editing Text by Dragging and Dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking Changes

7. Working with Typography

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts and Type Styles
  • Fine-Tuning Columns
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating a Drop Cap
  • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
  • Adjusting Line Breaks
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a Rule Above a Paragraph

8. Working with Color

  • Managing Color
  • Synchronizing Color Settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying Color Settings in InDesign
  • Displaying Images at Full Resolution
  • Proofing Colors Onscreen
  • Defining Printing Requirements
  • Creating and Applying Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Applying Colors to Text and Objects
  • Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

9. Working with Styles

  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles
  • Nesting Character Styles Inside Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles
  • Creating and Applying Table and Cell Styles
  • Globally Updating Styles
  • Loading Styles from Another Document

10. Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding Graphics from Other Programs
  • Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Managing Links to Imported Files
  • Updating Revised Graphics
  • Adjusting Display Quality
  • Working with Clipping Paths
  • Working with Alpha Channels
  • Importing Native Adobe Graphics Files
  • Using a Library to Manage Objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to Import Graphics

11. Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting Files
  • Packaging Files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof

Prerequisite

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience

Audience

Professional designers who are new to InDesign

Inclusions

With CCS Learning Academy, you’ll receive:

  • 3 Day Certified Instructor-led training
  • Pre and Post assessments/evaluations
  • Collaboration with classmates (not currently available for self-paced course)
  • Real-world learning activities and scenarios
  • Exam scheduling support*
  • Enjoy job placement assistance for the first 12 months after course completion.
  • This course is eligible for CCS Learning Academy’s Learn and Earn Program: get a tuition fee refund of up to 50% if you are placed in a job through CCS Global Tech’s Placement Division*
  • Government and Private pricing available.*

*For more details call: 858-208-4141 or email: training@ccslearningacademy.com; sales@ccslearningacademy.com

 

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