InDesign: Zero to HERO

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Zero to InDesign Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

By the end of this course, you will be able to

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print
  • Create complex documents for a range screen and print
  • Utilise image features to enhance your layouts and workflow
  • Create interactive documents
  • Create and apply advanced text formatting techniques
  • Import and format tables
  • Take the ACA exam
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Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour. And then later being able to improve on your existing InDesign skills by being able to use additional techniques to manipulate text, pictures, and pages. Control type formatting, create and edit graphics, and create and modify layouts with efficiency and accuracy – all after just 5 days of InDesign training!

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This InDesign course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on creating layouts for print.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE

Before taking this InDesign course, you should have a basic understanding of your computer operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

You’ll learn to become comfortable when working with Layout Text & Graphics in a Document while making use of InDesign frames, share formatting and appearance attributes with styles, manage linked files and missing fonts, automate the workflow with Masterpages, define colours, tints and gradients using the swatches panel, output an artwork for prepress printing, manipulate long documents as books, work with tables inside of InDesign, create interactive PDF documents, utilise the automation features inside of InDesign, use XML to tag document elements according to their content.

Outline

Setting up InDesign projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Apply design principles to create a professional layout

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents
  • Rulers, guides and grids

InDesign documents

  • Setting up an InDesign document
  • Working with master pages
  • Adding automatic page numbers

Working with Text

  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Threading text frames
  • Managing overset text
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Placing text from a Word document
  • Spell checking
  • Adding special characters
  • Assigning text wrap

Images and graphics

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Align and arrange content
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
  • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool
  • Working with Layers and Organise artwork using layers

Colours

  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours
  • Adding transparency to elements

Publishing

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Using the packaging feature
  • Create a template
  • Prepare page layouts for print

Edit and Modify Pages

  • Creating foldouts with Page re-shuffle
  • Using page tool techniques to create custom formats

Images and graphics

  • Re-linking edited images
  • Extracting image information
  • Adjusting PSD import options
  • Adding effects

Advanced Type management

  • Inserting anchored objects and Inline graphics
  • Adding type to vector paths
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Applying paragraph rules
  • Modifying paragraph style options
  • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
  • Setting up textflow import options
  • Adding footnotes
  • Creating story jumps

Advanced drawing techniques

  • Working with the Pen tool and shortcuts
  • Creating compound paths
  • Using the Pathfinder window

Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Importing tables from Excel and Word
  • Styling tables and cells
  • Add rows and columns
  • Split and merge

Interactive publications

  • Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • Inserting email links
  • Placing buttons
  • Creating a slideshow
  • Placing movies
  • Creating a basic animation

Publishing

  • Publish and share interactive documents online
  • Manage and gather analytics for online documents
  • Exporting files for different media
  • Editing PDF presets
  • Transparency flattening options
  • Customising Preflight settings

ACA Prep

  • Identify design project requirements and deliverable
  • Using copyrighted material
  • Establish the purpose and needs for your target audience
  • Mock exam

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