Adobe InDesign Intro

Our introduction to InDesign training course is suitable for the beginner or first time user. The course is designed with a balance of hands on practical exercises, demonstrations and reviews. Using the latest software, you will start from the program basics and quickly build knowledge and confidence in how to navigate the application and use the tools to create layouts from single pages to complex multi-page documents. Artwork is created from scratch. You will investigate ways to create creative layouts and production techniques.

 

On completion of the introduction to InDesign course you may be interested in our 1 day advanced InDesign course.

Format: Two Days, Max Capacity 6

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Session Topics

 

The Interface

  • Using Tools, Palettes and Contextual Menus

  • Customising Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Changing View Sizes

  • Navigating Through a Document

 

Creating Documents

  • Creating a New Document

  • Using Guides

  • Rules and Grids

  • Changing Defaults and Preferences

 

Creating Objects

  • Selecting, Moving and Duplicating Objects

  • The Selection and Direct Selection Tools

  • Using the Transform Palette

  • Changing the Size, Proportions or Orientation of an Object

 

Working with Text

  • Importing Text

 

Text Frame Options

  • Threading Text Frames

  • Character and Paragraph Formatting

  • Using the Eyedropper Tool

  • Creating and Applying Paragraph and

  • Character Styles

 

Colour

  • Understanding Spot and Process

  • Colour

  • The Swatches Palette

  • Using Swatch Libraries

  • Creating Tints and Gradients

  • Applying Colour to Fills and Stokes

  • Using the Gradient Tools on Fills,

  • Strokes and Text.

 

Working with Objects

  • Duplicating Objects

Master Pages

  • Creating Masters

  • Adding Automatics Page Numbering

  • Creating Sections

  • Working with Master Page Objects

 

Libraries

  • Creating, Indexing and Using InDesign Libraries

 

Transparency

  • Specifying Transparency

  • Selecting Blending Modes

  • Adding Drop Shadows and Feathering

 

Tables

  • Working with Indents and Tabs

  • Creating, Editing and Formatting Tables

 

Graphics

  • Understanding Graphic Formats

 

Outputting Documents

  • Setting Up Documents for Printing

  • Printing Options and Styles

  • Exporting PDFs