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InDesign CC 2019 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: Getting Started


Welcome to InDesign 2019
New Document Settings
Understanding Units
Creating a document
Layout and Navigation
Understanding Workspaces
Accessing Panels
Creating a Text Frame
Frame vs Content
Anatomy of a Frame
Adding placeholder text
Where to turn on Grids and Guides
The Properties Panel
The Character Panel (basic overview)
The Paragraph Panel (basic overview)
Basic Text Spacing & Alignment
All about Adobe Fonts

Lesson 2: Top Secret! Letter Creation


Creating a Print Document
Understanding the Parts of a Letter
Working with and Re-sizing Text Frames
Importing and Managing Graphics
Working with Bullets
Saving an InDesign Project
Multi-Frame Document
More Text Attributes
Position Text with Baseline Shift
Paragraph Spacing
Control Leading in Character Options
Using Tabs
Hanging Bullets and Check Marks
Adding Hyphenation/Discretionary

Lesson 3: Simple Magazine Ad


Creating Document for Print
Setting the Bleed
The Rectangle Frame Tool
Working with Headlines
Placing Images
Combining Text and Images
Auto Drop Caps vs Manual Drop Caps
Layout Adjustments

Lesson 4: Pyramid Pets Article

Creating a 1-Page article for web
Simple Layout Sketching
Creating a Document based on Sketch
Working with a Multi-Column Document
Rectangle Frame Tool Again!
Adding Graphics Elements
Placing and formatting images
Text Wrapping
Working with Loaded Cursors

Lesson 5: Pure Elegance: 2-Page Simple Magazine Ad


Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
Working with Facing Pages
Understanding & Working with Bleed
Working with and formatting Bulleted Lists
Working with FX to solve object issues
Simple Paragraph Formatting
Working with Decorative Fonts
Printing as a Spread
Simple Web Export
Working with the Pages Panel

InDesign CC 2019 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: Getting Started


Welcome to InDesign 2019
New Document Settings
Understanding Units
Creating a document
Layout and Navigation
Understanding Workspaces
Accessing Panels
Creating a Text Frame
Frame vs Content
Anatomy of a Frame
Adding placeholder text
Where to turn on Grids and Guides
The Properties Panel
The Character Panel (basic overview)
The Paragraph Panel (basic overview)
Basic Text Spacing & Alignment
All about Adobe Fonts

Lesson 2: Top Secret! Letter Creation


Creating a Print Document
Understanding the Parts of a Letter
Working with and Re-sizing Text Frames
Importing and Managing Graphics
Working with Bullets
Saving an InDesign Project
Multi-Frame Document
More Text Attributes
Position Text with Baseline Shift
Paragraph Spacing
Control Leading in Character Options
Using Tabs
Hanging Bullets and Check Marks
Adding Hyphenation/Discretionary

Lesson 3: Simple Magazine Ad


Creating Document for Print
Setting the Bleed
The Rectangle Frame Tool
Working with Headlines
Placing Images
Combining Text and Images
Auto Drop Caps vs Manual Drop Caps
Layout Adjustments

Lesson 4: Pyramid Pets Article

Creating a 1-Page article for web
Simple Layout Sketching
Creating a Document based on Sketch
Working with a Multi-Column Document
Rectangle Frame Tool Again!
Adding Graphics Elements
Placing and formatting images
Text Wrapping
Working with Loaded Cursors

Lesson 5: Pure Elegance: 2-Page Simple Magazine Ad


Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
Working with Facing Pages
Understanding & Working with Bleed
Working with and formatting Bulleted Lists
Working with FX to solve object issues
Simple Paragraph Formatting
Working with Decorative Fonts
Printing as a Spread
Simple Web Export
Working with the Pages Panel

Lesson 6: Creating Basic Shape Elements

More About Vector vs Raster
Understanding the Pen Tool
Pen Tool Exercises
Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
Use Shape Tools more efficiently
Working with Gradients for lighting
Working with Effects to enhance graphics
Simple Perspective graphic creation

Lesson 7: The Ultimate Lemon Cake


Setup one-page document for web distribution
Layout a one-page recipe with images
Working with Image Content within Frames
Create custom graphics elements
Combine images with frames with FX
Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool
Understanding Text Import Options
Working with Swatches
Saving Custom Swatches
Streamline for Online Web Distribution with an option to print

Lesson 8: Haunted Tours Map

High Quality vector map creation
Manipulating vector maps
Using the Ellipse Frame Tool
Grouping Elements
Working with Multiple FX on single object
Output your map as a downloadable and Printable PDF

Lesson 9: Postcard Promotional


Setting up a 2-Sided Project for Print
Working with custom-sized documents
Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
Generating a QR Code
Understanding Basic Blending Modes
Using FX to blend edges

Lesson 10: Retro Fashion Magazine Cover

The parts of a magazine cover
Creating a rough layout
Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
Style Modifications
Anatomy of the Paragraph Styles Panel
Importing vector graphics
Previewing your Layout in various ways
Saving as an InDesign Project vs Template

Lesson 11: The Newspaper - Design & Layout

Understanding the parts of a Newspaper
Popular Newspaper sizes
Roughing out the layout
Create and manage a multi-page document
Working with multiple spreads repetitive content using the Pages Panel
Working with spanned content
Turning on and modifying the Baseline Grid
Stylizing Text with Paragraph Styles
Managing multiple columns
Spell checking
Adding simple graphics to add color

Lesson 12: The Newspaper - Graphics & Images

Using Adobe Bridge to “tag” media
Adding Metadata to media
Adding Multiple images to multiple frames
Working with image Captions
Live vs Static Captions
Manipulating Master Pages
Creating Page Numbers
Creating Repetitive Page Graphics

Lesson 13: Switzerland Multi-Panel Brochure

Understanding the various brochure folds
Learn about 3rd party plugins for InDesign
Creating a bi-fold, four panel brochures
Start Page Numbers
Managing your panels in Pages
Spreads vs Pages
Duplicating and Deleting Spreads
Enhancing Logos
Adding graphics to text elements for contrast
Design and add text for Front and Back Panels
Casually recording Paragraph Styles & Swatches

Lesson 14: Switzerland Brochure Graphics

Use the Direct Selection Tool to modify Frames
Use the Direct Selection Tool to modify shapes
Converting points to Bezier Curves
Re-create a Polaroid-style frame to display your travel images
Sharing graphics and text between Spreads
Working with FX to create shadows
Layering Graphics for visual impact
Working with Slugs
Previewing your project

Lesson 15: Fundamental Publishing & Export


Understanding PDF Options for Print InDepth
PDF/X Version Breakdown
Creating your own PDF Presets
Understanding the various options for Web Export (JPG, PNG, other) and why you would use one over another
What happens to your color on export
What is the EPUB standard?
Notes on Sending your work to an Inkjet or Laserjet
Exporting Marks for the Printer
Understanding Color Conversion
Packaging your Project for Archive or Transfer

InDesign CC 2019 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 Design

Reasons use Illustrator with InDesign
A quick introduction to text in Illustrator
Working with Decorative Type Titles
Multi-Frame Title Treatments
Getting vector art into InDesign from AI
Troubleshooting AI to ID Graphics Transfers
Working with Simple Tables
Formatting film poster credits
The Color Theme Tool
Working with SVG Graphics
Simple Graphic Edits in Illustrator
Flattening Graphics in Illustrator

Lesson 2: Wonka Bar Menu - Intro to Tables

Creating Tables from Scratch
Stylizing Tables
Stylizing Table Content
Selecting & Modifying Cells
Excel to InDesign Tables
Tab Delimited File Imports
Text to Table Conversions
Colorizing Tables
Creative Table Design

Lesson 3: Ghost Toys - Intro to GREP

What is GREP
Tips on Learning GREP
Two Ways of Adding GREP in your Projects
Composing a GREP Phrase
Creating conditions for conditional text
Using GREP to apply conditions
Creating sets to manage conditions
Using conditional images
GREP in Paragraph and Character Styles

Lesson 4: Fiction Novel - Formatting a Book

Documents & Book Project contrasts
The Anatomy of a Book
Classic Trade book sizes
Setting up a standard paperback book
Creating Book Styles for easy formatting
Formatting Master Pages
Defining Sections
Numbering and Organizing Sections
Importing and Stylizing book text
Auto-flow text
Placeholder text for pre-formatting
GREP for eliminating “Runts”
Fixing and Eliminating Forced Line Breaks

Lesson 5: Fiction Novel - Indexes, TOCs & Beyond


The Difference between TOCs and Indexes
Preparing content for a TOC
Creating a Table of Contents
Formatting between Numbers and Chapters
Stylizing a Table of Content
Working with Next Style
Prepping a document for an Index
Creating an Index
Working with Scripts to manage data
What are XMLs? How are they used?

Lesson 6: Fiction Novel - Creating a Cover

Setup for 6” x 9” Trade Book with 200 Pages
Creating a document with a Spine
Manipulating multiple pages as one document
Working with Photoshop and InDesign
Working with Importing layered content
Working with InDesign’s Layers Panel
Naming and Arranging Layers
Creating a Title for a Book Cover

Lesson 7: Working with Book Projects

More details about Documents vs Book Projects
When a Book Project might be useful
Creating a Book Project from scratch
INDB File Formats
Anatomy of the Book Panel
Synchronizing Projects
Preflighting your Book
Error Reporting Details
Status Symbols Meaning
Page Numbering and Conversion
Exporting your book to a PDF

Lesson 8: Deck Design & Layout

What is a Pitch Deck?
How your Pitch Deck is going to be used
Creating your Pitch Deck document
Pitch Deck Sections
Setting up Pitch Deck Master Pages
Creative Continuity with Master Pages
Designing a Title Page for the Deck
Creativity with Transform More Options
Organizing Layers in the Layer Panel
Creative Page Titles with FX
Getting Creative with Image Frame

Lesson 9: Deck Design - Style & Graphics

Working with Object Styles
Color Continuity
Enhancing Titles using Blend Modes
Formatting Text using Styles and Next Style
Creating a Gallery-Style TOC
Understanding Clippings Masks
Creating a Clipping Mask
Pitch Deck Tweaks
Exporting Deck to Preview

Lesson 10: Deck Design - Interactive Documents

Switching to the Interactive Workspace
So many interactive features, so little time
Exploring Interactive PDFs
Create and manage Hyperlinks
Understanding Text Anchors
Interactive In-Document Navigation
How to embed Video and Audio
Buttons and Forms menu
Exporting an Interactive PDF
Testing your Interactive PDF

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