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Adobe InDesign - Fundamentals

Course Overview


Adobe InDesign 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. In InDesign course, you will gain a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

Course Content


Introducing the Workspace   

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus

InDesign   

  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Styles
  • Graphics
  • Objects
  • Object styles

Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages   

  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • 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
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Viewing the completed spread
  • Creating a template (open normal, copy, and original)

Objects   

  • 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
  • Using the Content Collector Tool

Flowing Text   

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Slowing 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

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

Typography   

  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph

Color   

  • Managing color
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color setting in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques

Styles   

  • Creating and applying paragraph and character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles, tables, and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document

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
  • Clipping paths
  • Alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphic files
  •  Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Snippets

Creating Tables   

  • Converting text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to a table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

Printing and Exporting   

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating and Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the ink manager

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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