Adobe Indesign Course Outlines

Adobe InDesign Introduction

Course Duration

Two Days

Course Level

Introduction

Course Overview

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. Those who complete the Adobe InDesign course satisfactorily will receive a certificate at the end of the computer training course.

Course Requirements

Good Mac or PC skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and graphics would be advantageous.

Course Contents

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

Graphics

  • Understanding Graphic Formats
  • Placing Vector and Bitmapped Graphics
  • Fitting Graphics in Frames
  • Placing PDF Files
  • Managing Links
  • Wrapping Text Around Graphics

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

Outputting Documents

  • Setting Up Documents for Printing
  • Printing Options and Styles
  • Exporting PDFs

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign introduction course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe InDesign Advanced

Course Duration

Two Days

Course Level

Advanced

Course Overview

Our advanced InDesign training course is suitable for current users of InDesign who which to take their skills to an advanced level.

In this two day course we provide you with the ability to hone your skills and move your knowledge of InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned at introduction level you will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.

Those who complete the Adobe InDesign course satisfactorily will receive a certificate at the end of the computer training course.

Course Requirements

A good working knowledge of InDesign or attendance on one of our InDesign introduction courses.

Course Contents

Advanced Text Options

  • Using the Info Palette
  • Creating Custom Glyph Sets
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Adding Copy Breaks
  • Working with Linked Text Files
  • Advanced Find/Change Options
  • Finding and Changing Fonts
  • Using Type on a Path
  • Working with Text Import Filters
  • MS Word/RTF
  • Import Options

Working with Tables

  • Creating Tables
  • Adding Text and Graphics
  • Importing from Word and Excel
  • Editing Tables
  • Running Headers and Footers
  • Formatting Tables

Advanced Type Formatting

  • Importing Styles from Word
  • Word Import Presets
  • Applying Complex Nested Styles
  • Creating Balanced Headline Text
  • Adding Rules Above or Below
  • Controlling Paragraph Breaks
  • Working with Composition
  • Advanced Hyphenation Controls
  • Advanced Justification Controls
  • Preventing Word Breaks
  • Advanced Next Style Options
  • Clearing Formatting Overrides
  • Creating Footnotes
  • Frame-based Baseline Grids
  • Automatic Bullets or Numbering

Combining Text & Graphics

  • Creating Object Styles
  • Justifying Text Next to an Object
  • Anchoring Objects
  • Advanced Text Wrap Options
  • Sharing Colour Swatches Across Applications
  • Importing Multi-page PDFs
  • Layer Visibility Options for Imported PSD and PDF Files

Working with Pages & Spreads

  • Creating Multiple-page Spreads
  • Copying Pages Between Documents
  • Controlling Spread Pagination
  • Automatic Layout Adjustment

Advanced Colour Options

  • Creating Mixed Ink Swatches
  • Converting Mixed Inks
  • Using PSD Spot-colour Channels
  • Working with Colours from EPS or PDF Files
  • Converting Imported Spots

Drawing in Adobe InDesign

  • Using the Pencil
  • Smooth and Erase Tools
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Adjusting Path Segments
  • Using the Scissors Tool
  • Working with Stroke Styles
  • Applying Corner Effects
  • Creating and Editing Compound Paths
  • Shape-to-shape Conversions
  • Using Transform Again Options

Using Libraries & Snippets

  • Working with Object Libraries
  • Cataloguing
  • Finding Objects
  • Working with Snippets

Advanced Transparency Options

  • Applying Transparency to Groups
  • Creating Transparency Knockouts
  • Using Blending Modes
  • Flattening Transparent Artwork
  • Creating, Saving, and Loading Custom Flattener Presets
  • Flattening Individual Spreads
  • Understanding the Flattener Preview Options

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign advanced course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe InDesign Introduction

Course Duration

Two Days

Course Level

Introduction

Course Overview

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. Those who complete the Adobe InDesign course satisfactorily will receive a certificate at the end of the computer training course.

Course Requirements

Good Mac or PC skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and graphics would be advantageous.

Course Contents

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

Graphics

  • Understanding Graphic Formats
  • Placing Vector and Bitmapped Graphics
  • Fitting Graphics in Frames
  • Placing PDF Files
  • Managing Links
  • Wrapping Text Around Graphics

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

Outputting Documents

  • Setting Up Documents for Printing
  • Printing Options and Styles
  • Exporting PDFs

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign introduction course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.

Adobe InDesign Advanced

Course Duration

Two Days

Course Level

Advanced

Course Overview

Our advanced InDesign training course is suitable for current users of InDesign who which to take their skills to an advanced level.

In this two day course we provide you with the ability to hone your skills and move your knowledge of InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned at introduction level you will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.

Those who complete the Adobe InDesign course satisfactorily will receive a certificate at the end of the computer training course.

Course Requirements

A good working knowledge of InDesign or attendance on one of our InDesign introduction courses.

Course Contents

Advanced Text Options

  • Using the Info Palette
  • Creating Custom Glyph Sets
  • Inserting Special Characters
  • Adding Copy Breaks
  • Working with Linked Text Files
  • Advanced Find/Change Options
  • Finding and Changing Fonts
  • Using Type on a Path
  • Working with Text Import Filters
  • MS Word/RTF
  • Import Options

Working with Tables

  • Creating Tables
  • Adding Text and Graphics
  • Importing from Word and Excel
  • Editing Tables
  • Running Headers and Footers
  • Formatting Tables

Advanced Type Formatting

  • Importing Styles from Word
  • Word Import Presets
  • Applying Complex Nested Styles
  • Creating Balanced Headline Text
  • Adding Rules Above or Below
  • Controlling Paragraph Breaks
  • Working with Composition
  • Advanced Hyphenation Controls
  • Advanced Justification Controls
  • Preventing Word Breaks
  • Advanced Next Style Options
  • Clearing Formatting Overrides
  • Creating Footnotes
  • Frame-based Baseline Grids
  • Automatic Bullets or Numbering

Combining Text & Graphics

  • Creating Object Styles
  • Justifying Text Next to an Object
  • Anchoring Objects
  • Advanced Text Wrap Options
  • Sharing Colour Swatches Across Applications
  • Importing Multi-page PDFs
  • Layer Visibility Options for Imported PSD and PDF Files

Working with Pages & Spreads

  • Creating Multiple-page Spreads
  • Copying Pages Between Documents
  • Controlling Spread Pagination
  • Automatic Layout Adjustment

Advanced Colour Options

  • Creating Mixed Ink Swatches
  • Converting Mixed Inks
  • Using PSD Spot-colour Channels
  • Working with Colours from EPS or PDF Files
  • Converting Imported Spots

Drawing in Adobe InDesign

  • Using the Pencil
  • Smooth and Erase Tools
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool
  • Adjusting Path Segments
  • Using the Scissors Tool
  • Working with Stroke Styles
  • Applying Corner Effects
  • Creating and Editing Compound Paths
  • Shape-to-shape Conversions
  • Using Transform Again Options

Using Libraries & Snippets

  • Working with Object Libraries
  • Cataloguing
  • Finding Objects
  • Working with Snippets

Advanced Transparency Options

  • Applying Transparency to Groups
  • Creating Transparency Knockouts
  • Using Blending Modes
  • Flattening Transparent Artwork
  • Creating, Saving, and Loading Custom Flattener Presets
  • Flattening Individual Spreads
  • Understanding the Flattener Preview Options

Availability

Contact us to see how we can schedule the Adobe InDesign advanced course into your corporate schedule.

Our Experience

F1 Computer Services offer in-house training and open courses to companies located in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Bournemouth and Salisbury. F1 Computer Services have been offering Adobe courses in Dorset and Hampshire to companies and individuals for over 20 years.