• Introduction to InDesign CS5
  • Introduction to InDesign CS4
$895 .00
2 days :: 9:00-5:00

Workshop Dates
No classes scheduled. Call 614-888-4179 for more information on workshops.

Multiple Registrations qualify for 20% discount

Introduction to InDesign CS5

logo This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe InDesign CS5 effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn type controls, graphics file management, layers and document setup. Whether you are a designer, prepress professional or just a beginner, you will find InDesign to be a powerful but intuitive page layout application.

 

Adobe Authorized Training Center

Lesson 1
  • Introducing the Workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Learning the Tools Panel
  • Customizing your Workspace
  • Changing the Magnification
  • Navigating the Document
  • Using Context Menus
  • Finding resources for using InDesign
Lesson 2
  • Getting to know InDesign
  • Viewing the lesson document
  • Preflighing as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding Text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Placing Graphics and Text
  • Working with object syles
Lesson 3
  • Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
  • Creating and saving custom page 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 numbers
  • 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 the pages
  • Viewing the completed spread
Lesson 4
  • 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
  • Finishing up
    Lesson 5
    • 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
    Lesson 6
    • Editing Text
    • Finding and changing a missing font
    • Entering and importing text
    • Finding and changing text and formatting
    • Check spelling
    • Editing text by dragging and dropping
    • Using Story Editor
    • Tracking changes
    Lesson 7
    • 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 rule above a paragraph
    Lesson 8
    • 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 gradients techniques
    Lesson 9
    • Working with Styles
    • Creating and applying paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying character styles
    • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Globally updating styles
    • Loading styles from another document
    Lesson 10
    • 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 11
    • Creating Tables
    • Creating text to a table
    • Formatting a table
    • Creating a header row
    • Adding graphics to table cells
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    Lesson 12
    • Working with Transparency
    • Importing and colorizing grayscale images
    • Applying transparency settings
    • Adjusting transparency to settings for EPS images
    • Adding transparency effects
    • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files
    • Applying transparency settings to text
    • Working with Effects
    Lesson 13
    • Output and Exporting
    • Preflighting files
    • Packaging files
    • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    • Previewing separations
    • Previewing How transparency will be flattened
    • Previewing the Page
    • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
    • Using the Ink Manager
    Lesson 14
    • 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

    $895 .00
    2 days :: 9:00-5:00

    Workshop Dates
    No classes scheduled. Call 614-888-4179 for more information on workshops.

    Multiple Registrations qualify for 20% discount

    Introduction to InDesign CS4

    logo Introduction
    Introduction to InDesign CS4
    This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe InDesign CS4 effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn type controls, graphics file management, layers and document setup. Whether you are a designer, prepress professional or just a beginner, you will find InDesign to be a powerful but intuitive page layout application.

    Audience
    Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of page layout using Adobe’s flagship page layout application, with an emphasis on real-world issues. We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert certification.

     

    Adobe Authorized Training Center

    Course Outline

    Lesson 1

    • Learning the Work Area
    • Using the Panel Menus
    • Learning the Tools Panel
    • Using Multiple Document Windows
    • Viewing and Arranging Panels
    • Customizing your Workspace
    • Changing the Magnification
    • Using the Zoom Tool
    • Navigating the Document
    • Scrolling Through a Document
    • Using the Navigator Panel
    • Using Context Menus
    • Using InDesign Help

    Lesson 2

    • Setting Up a Document
    • Creating and Saving Custom Page
    • Settings
    • Creating a New Document
    • Switching Between Open InDesign
    • Documents
    • Working with Master Pages
    • Adding Sections to Change Page
    • Numbers
    • Adding New Pages
    • Arranging and Deleting Pages
    • Placing Graphics and Text
    • Overriding Master Page Items

    Lesson 3

    • Working with Frames
    • Working with Layers
    • Creating and Editing Text Frames
    • Creating and Editing Graphics Frames
    • Transforming and Aligning Objects
    • Selecting and Modifying Grouped
    • Objects

    Lesson 4

    • Importing and Editing Text
    • Creating and Entering Text
    • Vertically Aligning Text
    • Flowing Text Automatically
    • Adding a Jump Line Page Number
    • Using Semi-Autoflow to Place Text
    • Loading Styles
    • Adding Pages While Flowing Text
    • Finding and Changing Text
    • Text Formatting
    • Editing Text by Drag and Drop
    • Using the Story Editor

    Lesson 5

    • Working with Typography
    • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
    • Changing Fonts and Type Style
    • Changing Paragraph Alignment
    • Creating a Drop Cap
    • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
    • Setting Tabs
    • Adding Rule Above a Paragraph

    Lesson 6

    • Working with Color
    • Defining Print Requirements
    • Creating and Applying Colors
    • Working with Gradients
    • Creating a Tint
    • Creating a Spot Color
    • Applying Color to Text
    • Using Advanced Gradients
    • Adobe Bridge
    • Working with Imported Images

    Lesson 7

    • Working with Styles
    • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
    • Creating and Applying Character Styles
    • Nesting Character Styles
    • Creating Object Styles
    • Globally Updating Styles

    Lesson 8

    • Importing and Modifying Graphics
    • Adding Graphics from Other Programs
    • Vector and Bitmap Graphics
    • Managing Links to Imported Files
    • Updating Revised Graphics
    • Adjusting View Quality
    • Working with Clipping Paths
    • Working with Alpha Channels
    • Placing Native Files
    • Using a Library to Manage Objects
    • Creating a Library

    Lesson 9

    • Creating Tables
    • Importing and Formatting a Table
    • Using Graphics within Tables
    • Formatting Text within a Table

    Lesson 10

    • Working with Transparency
    • Importing and Colorizing Grayscale
    • Applying Transparency Settings
    • Adjusting Transparency to Images
    • Importing and Adjusting Illustrator Files
    • Applying Transparency Settings to Text
    • Working with Effects

    Lesson 11

    • Output and Exporting
    • Preflighting Files
    • Packaging Files
    • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
    • Previewing Separations
    • Previewing How Transparency will be
    • Flattened
    • Previewing the Page
    • Printing a Laser or Inkjet Proof


     

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