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Adobe Indesign Class - Private Training Course, Customized and scheduled to suit your calendar

Private Online Adobe InDesign Class

InDesign CC level 1 class

( Earlier versions available )

Customised Private Class - 12 Hours

Cost: $895

Class Description:

This class is focused on editing and creating layouts for brochures, newsletters, books, magazines and even interactive documents.

Learning Objectives:

This class will get you started with the basic concepts of InDesign and give you a path to continue your mastery of the application. This is a great primer for those seeking their Adobe certification.

After taking this class you will be able to:

  • Customize the InDesign interfaces
  • Edit an existing InDesign document
  • Setup a new InDesign document
  • Work with text and typography
  • Use Styles to format text
  • Access hidden text characters using the Glyphs panel
  • Import and edit text, images and graphics from other applications
  • Edit text and graphics Frames
  • Create and manage layers for more organized InDesign documents
  • Use Master Pages to quickly format document pages
  • Mix and apply custom colors to document objects
  • Import colors from color libraries like Pantone

Target Audience:

This class is for anyone involved with desktop publishing – magazines, collateral material, ads, DVD covers, and even books can be created with InDesign. This is a great class for beginners just starting out with the tool.

Class Outline:

Chapter 1. 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
  • Finding resources for using InDesign

Chapter 2. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Adding new pages
  • Arranging and deleting pages
  • Placing text and graphics on the document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Viewing the completed spread

Chapter 3. Working with Objects

  • Working with layers
  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to 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

Chapter 4. Flowing Text

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number

Chapter 5. 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

Chapter 6. Working with Typography

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

Chapter 7. Working with Color

  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques

Chapter 8. Working with Styles

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

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the class topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

InDesign CC level 2 class

( Earlier versions available )

Customised Private Class - 12 Hours

Cost: $895

Class Description:

This class is directed towards InDesign users and publishing professionals with a basic working knowledge of InDesign. The focus of this class is on some of the finer points of desktop publishing with InDesign including creation of interactive documents.

Class Outline:

Lesson 1. Working with Styles

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

Lesson 2. 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
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphics files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Lesson 3. Creating Tables

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

Lesson 4. Working with Transparency

  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adjusting transparency settings for EPS images
  • Adding transparency effects
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects

Lesson 5. Output and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an 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

Lesson 6. Creating Rich Interactive Documents

  • Setting up an online document
  • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
  • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
  • Exporting as Adobe PDF (Interactive)
  • Converting a print document for online use
  • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video

Lesson 7. Working with Long Documents

  • Starting a book
  • Creating a running footer
  • Adding a footnote
  • Adding a cross-reference
  • Synchronizing a book
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Indexing a book

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the class topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.

Benefits

  • You have a certified instructor all to yourself for 12 hours
  • We go at your pace as it is a private class
  • The course is customized to your specific objectives and needs
  • The dates and even times are flexible to suit your schedule
  • Work with your own content or projects
  • There is no travel time or associated costs
  • The price is the same or less than attending a public class with other students who may have different agenda’s and skill levels to your own

Tips & Tricks

To switch to the Selection tool from another tool, press the “V” key. (When you’re in the Text tool, use the “Esc” key.)

Reset to the default fill & stroke colors: Press “D” (for “default”).

Perfect centering of objects: To place an object in the exact center of the page, select the object, then cut (Edit> Cut), then go to View> Fit Page in Window and then Paste (Edit> Paste.)

Duplicating pages in a document: To duplicate any page or spread, open the Pages Panel, and Option (Mac) or Alt (PC) drag the page. This works for document pages and master pages.

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