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InDesign CC 2018 Quickstart
1 day | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the basics of Adobe InDesign. Topics include text styling, designing a magazine ad, page layout and advanced formatting, typesetting techniques, kerning and tracking and designing a 2-page ad.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe InDesign is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of InDesign.

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Lesson 1: Letter Creation

Setting Preferences and Default Measurements
Creating the Letter
Text Frames
Basic Text Attributes
Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Saving and Printing
Large Type Letter
More Text Attributes

Lesson 2: Basic Text Styling

Position Text with Baseline Shift
Small Caps for your Titles
Using the Line Tool
Making Proper Fractions
Basic Text Spacing & Alignment

Lesson 3: Simple Magazine Ad

Setting Up a Document Bleed
Adding the Headline
Placing Images
Combining Text and Images
White Type on a Black Background

Lesson 4: Page Layout and Advanced Formatting

Page Setup and Orientation
Using the Rectangle Frame Tool
Paragraph Spacing
Control Leading in Character Options
Using Tabs

Lesson 5: Professional Typesetting Techniques

Bulleted Lists
Hanging Bullets and Check Marks
Adding Hyphenation
Discretionary Hyphens
Adding Line Characters (Forced Line Breaking)
Adding Column Character (Column Break)

Lesson 6: Adding Kerning and Tracking

Optical vs. Metric Kerning
Kerning vs. Tracking
Manual Kerning

Lesson 7: Two Page Simple Magazine Ad

Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
Facing Pages
Placing a Picture
Creating a Cover
Setting the Tagline
Color Swatches
Defining Colors
Printing as a Spread

InDesign CC 2018 Fundamentals
3 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Topics include text styling, designing a magazine ad, page layout and advanced formatting, typesetting techniques, kerning and tracking, designing a 2-page ad, working with shapes, designing a map, working with multiple-columns, designing a magazine cover, style sheets, tables, anchored frames, designing a brochure, master pages, building a multipage book and much more.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe InDesign is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of InDesign.

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Lesson 1: Letter Creation

Setting Preferences and Default Measurements
Creating the Letter
Text Frames
Basic Text Attributes
Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Saving and Printing
Large Type Letter
More Text Attributes

Lesson 2: Basic Text Styling

Position Text with Baseline Shift
Small Caps for your Titles
Using the Line Tool
Making Proper Fractions
Basic Text Spacing & Alignment

Lesson 3: Simple Magazine Ad

Setting Up a Document Bleed
Adding the Headline
Placing Images
Combining Text and Images
White Type on a Black Background

Lesson 4: Page Layout and Advanced Formatting

Page Setup and Orientation
Using the Rectangle Frame Tool
Paragraph Spacing
Control Leading in Character Options
Using Tabs

Lesson 5: Professional Typesetting Techniques

Bulleted Lists
Hanging Bullets and Check Marks
Adding Hyphenation
Discretionary Hyphens
Adding Line Characters (Forced Line Breaking)
Adding Column Character (Column Break)

Lesson 6: Adding Kerning and Tracking

Optical vs. Metric Kerning
Kerning vs. Tracking
Manual Kerning

Lesson 7: Two Page Simple Magazine Ad

Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
Facing Pages
Placing a Picture
Creating a Cover
Setting the Tagline
Color Swatches
Defining Colors
Printing as a Spread

Lesson 8: Design Shapes

Mastering the Pen Tool
Pen Tool Exercises
Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
Basic Text on a Path

Lesson 9: Haunted Tours Map

Learn how to get high quality vector maps online
Working with Google Maps Guide
Creating map elements with the Pen Tool
Create Titling and Paragraph texts to describe the different locations
Output your map as a downloadable and Printable PDF

Lesson 10: Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

Multiple Text Columns
Importing the Text
Creating the Drop Cap & Other Type Changes o Setting the Baseline Grid
"Massaging" Text to Fit
Text Wrap

Lesson 11: Magazine Cover

Importing the Graphics & Text
Placing Transparent Art
Styling the Type
Defining & Using Color Swatches
Bringing the Face in front of the Logo
Type on a Path

Lesson 12: Style Sheets in a Magazine Article

Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
Changing Styles Once They've Have Been Created
Creating & Applying Character Styles
Creating a Nested Character Style

Lesson 13: Amazing Looking Tables

Creating the Table
Placing Excel Tables
Auto-Flowing across Multiple Pages
Table Headers
Formatting Tables (fills, strokes, etc.)

Lesson 14: Anchored Frames

Anchoring Frames So They Reflow with Text
Positioning Anchored Objects

Lesson 15: Design a Brochure

Placing Text, Photos, & Illustrations
Gradient Swatches
Drop Shadows
Alignment
Text Wrap

Lesson 16: Master Pages & 1st Article

Setting Up the first Master Pages
Adding Guides
Resizing the Text Frames
Adding a Page Number
Duplicating to the Opposite Master Page
Spanning Columns
Step & Repeat
Paragraph and Character Styles
Article Layout and import

Lesson 17: Magazine Cover Design

Getting Inspired
Adding Content to the Bio
Using the Library to Add a Section Header

Lesson 18: Libraries and Beyond

Creating a Library
Adding Content to the Bio
Using the Library to Add a Section Header

Lesson 19: Searches and Spell Check

Spell Checking
Find/Change

Lesson 20: Multi-page book

Setting up a Master Page and adding Guides
Creating a Book Cover
Automatic Page Numbers
Automatic Text Flow
Adding Running Heads

Lesson 21: Book Cover Design

Book Covers vs Other Covers
Cover Design: Sometimes Less is More
Adding vector elements from files
The Final Touch

Lesson 22: Styling Text

Creating Style Sheets
Paragraph Rules
Setting up the Baseline Grid
Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting

Lesson 23: Compiling a Book

Preparation
Using Multiple Files to Create a Book
Synchronizing Files
Updating the Table of Contents for the Whole Book

Lesson 24: Autopage Numbering a Book

Adding Auto Page Numbering across Files

Lesson 25: Compiling a Book

Preparation
Using Multiple Files to Create a Book
Synchronizing Files
Updating the Table of Contents for the Whole Book

InDesign CC 2018 Advanced
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this advanced class you will learn the advanced features and techniques in Adobe InDesign. You will complete a series of projects which include a movie poster, a restaurant menu, a newspaper, Interactive PDFs, table of contents, event tickets, a pitch deck, conditional text and images using GREP, a multi-page booklet, XML and much more.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed InDesign Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of InDesign.

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Lesson 1: Movie Poster

Reasons use Illustrator with InDesign?
A quick introduction to text in Illustrator
Creating a custom text logos
Getting vector art into InDesign from Illustrator
Formatting film poster credits

Lesson 2: Restaurant Menu

Cleaning up placed text with find/change
Creating nested styles
Using tab alignment
Redefining styles

Lesson 3: Gazette Newspaper

Cleaning up placed text with find/change
Creating nested styles
Using tab alignment
Redefining styles

Lesson 4: Interactive PDFs & Other Online Workflows

Working withTemplates
Facing pages
Page numbers
Styles
Understanding Smart text reflow
Using next style and keep options
Using an InDesign script to prevent text reflow
Live caption
Working with Bookmarks
Working with Hyperlinks
Working with Cross-references
All about Page Transitions
Working with Embedded Video and Sound
Packaging and publishing online

Lesson 5: Creating a Table of Contents

Making the Page for the Table of Contents
Defining & Building the Table of Contents
Formatting the Table of Contents
Page Numbering
Updating the Table of Contents

Lesson 6: Designer Event Tickets

Tracking Media
Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
Numbering Techniques
Inspirational styles

Lesson 7: Pitch Deck Design

Learning about Decks
What is your product
Working with Infographics
Setting up your multi-page deck
Using Illustrator & Photoshop with Indesign
Designing 6-Page mini deck
Working with Blending Modes
Advanced Shape Design and Custom Vignettes

Lesson 8: An Intro To GREP

Creating conditions for conditional text
Using GREP to apply conditions
Creating sets to manage conditions
Using conditional images

Lesson 9: Multi-chapter Booklet

Create a 5-color print poster
Using gradients, graphics and image effects
Adding and formatting text and paragraphs
Using inline graphics to highlight text
Creating a PDF file for the printer

Lesson 10: Design Promotional Social Media Posts

InDesign and Social Media
Strategies
Facebook Design
IG/Twitter Design
Snapchat

Lesson 11: Magazine Subscription Card

Overview of sending things through the mail
Bulk Mail and Bar Codes
Creating fillable forms and check boxes
Making it all legal

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