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InDesign Training

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InDesign Basic to Intensive

In House InDesign Course

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The InDesign Training course is designed for those who are Mac or Windows literate, but have never worked in InDesign.

InDesign is covered comprehensively including basic layout, text and graphics manipulation, drawing tools (Bezier curves), colour creation and application, style sheets, master pages, multiple pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, indexing, book creation, and much more. Essential typography rules are also covered.

Introduction To The InDesign Environment

Session 1 - InDesign Environment Document Navigation

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Session 2 - Setting Up Basic Documents

Document Setup, Creating Text, Creating Master Pages, Applying Master Pages, Creating Text Frames with Columns, Adding Sections to Change Page Numbering, Placing Text & Graphics, Adding, Arranging & Deleting Pages, Editing Master Pages.

Session 3 - Working with Frames

Modifying Text Frames, Reshaping Frames, Modifying Graphic Frames, Resizing and Moving an Image within a Frame, Wrapping Text around a Graphic, Using the Position Tool, Applying Masters, Placing and coloring text in a colour-filled frame, Orienting objects in space, Adjusting text inset within a frame, Rotating an object, Aligning multiple objects, Rotating an image within its frame.

Session 4 - Importing and Editing Text

Managing fonts, Creating and entering text, Creating a headline and applying a style, Flowing text, Flowing text manually, Flowing text automatically, Resizing a text frame, Working with styles, Applying a style, Loading styles from another document, Vertically aligning text, Threading text, Changing the number of columns on a page, Using semi-autoflow to place text frames, Applying and editing the sidebar styles, Adding a page continuation note, Changing horizontal and vertical text alignment, Finding and changing special characters, Finding and changing a missing font, Checking Spelling of a story, Adding words to a dictionary, Checking spelling dynamically, Automatically correcting misspelled words, Checking Spelling with other languages, Drag and drop text editing, Using the story editor, Creating text on a path.

Session 5 - Working with Typography

Adjusting vertical spacing, Using a baseline grid to align text, Viewing the baseline grid, Changing the spacing above and below paragraphs, Changing fonts and type style, Changing paragraph alignment, Adding a decorative font and special character, Applying special font features, Applying a gradientient to text, Creating a drop cap, Applying a fill and stroke to text, Adjusting the kerning and tracking, Applying the paragraph and single-line composers, Working with tabs, Creating a hanging indent, Adding a rule below a paragraph.

Session 6 - Working with Colour

Defining printing requirements, Adding colours to the Swatches palette, Applying colours to objects, Working with gradientients, Creating and applying a gradientient swatch, Applying colours to additional objects, Applying the gradientient to an object, Colour management: An overview, About the device-independent colour space, About colour management engines, Colour-managing imported graphics, Assigning a profile after importing an image, Embedding a profile in a Photoshop image, Embedding a profile in an Illustrator graphic.

Advanced

Session 1 - Working with Styles

Creating and applying object styles, Creating an object style, Applying an object style, Creating and applying character styles, Creating a character style, Applying a character style, Creating and applying paragraph styles, Creating a paragraph style, Applying a paragraph style, Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles, Creating a paragraph style for nesting, Creating a nested style, Globally updating styles, Loading styles from another document.

Session 2 - Importing and Linking Graphics

Adding graphics from other programs, Comparing vector and bitmap graphics, Managing links to imported files, Identifying imported images, Viewing information about linked files, Updating revised graphics, Working with alpha channels, Importing a Photoshop file and alpha channels, Examining Photoshop paths and alpha channels, Using Photoshop alpha channels in InDesign, Placing native files, Importing a Photoshop file with layers and layer comps, Placing inline graphics, Adding text wrap to an inline graphic, Importing an illustrator file, Importing an Illustrator file with layers, Using a library to manage objects,Creating a library.

Also for those of you switching from QuarkXPress to InDesign CS3 you'll learn how use InDesign to do all the things you used to do in Quark. We have even created numerous pages of guides, comparisons, and tips and tricks that will help you understand how InDesign differs from Quark so you'll get up and running faster and easier.

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