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InDesign 201: Hot Shot

Description

Imagine how understanding how to use Indesign’s advanced features will revolutionise the way you work. Take your Indesign skills to the next level.

This class provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned in the Indesign 101 class, students will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. There will be ample time in class to practice and apply what you’ve learned so you can confidently return to work and start to use your new skills right away

We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Prerequisites

This class provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned in the Indesign 101 class, students will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application.

We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status.

Assumed Knowledge

Graphic professionals who are already experienced in Adobe InDesign or have taken the Academy Class Indesign 101 class and want more in-depth knowledge of the application and the management of complex documents.

Skills

Advanced knowledge of how to work with Indesign.

  • Advanced Pen Tool Tricks
  • Managing Long Documents
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating Indexes
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Adding XML Structure
  • Export to PDF
  • Adding and Editing Scripts
  • Advanced Text Flow

  • Course content

    Advanced management techniques
    Using multiple views
    Dragging items between documents

    Page Layout
    Creating foldouts with ‘Page re-shuffle’
    Using Alternate Layouts
    CS6 Page tool techniques
    Liquid layout controls

    Advanced Type management
    ‘Inline graphics’
    Anchored objects
    Adding type to vector paths
    Creating an index
    Creating a table of contents
    Hanging indent styles
    Ruled styles
    Bulleted styles
    Span and split styles
    CS6 variable column controls
    Text flow import options
    Adding footnotes
    Adding ‘story jumps’
    Searching with GREPS
    Using the Scripts window

    Working with Tables
    Creating tables in InDesign
    Saving table and cell styles
    Importing tables from Excel and Word
    Relinking edited table data

    Advanced image options
    The Content Conveyor tool
    Relinking edited images
    Using Layers
    PSD import options
    Adding a spot varnish
    Creating an RGB to CMYK workflow

    Drawing
    Mastering the Pen tool
    Pen tool shortcuts
    Compound paths
    Using the Pathfinder window
    Aligning objects

    XML
    What is XML?
    Mapping XML tags to Paragraph Styles
    Importing an XML file

    Interactive InDesign
    Bookmarks and hyperlinks
    URL and email links
    Creating buttons
    Creating a ‘slideshow’
    Adding movies
    Adding sounds
    Animation in InDesign

    Importing and Exporting
    Editing InDesign PDF presets
    Saving documents in IDML format
    Checking colour separations in Acrobat
    Transparency flattening options
    Customising Preflight settings

Duration: 3 days
Level: Intermediate
Price: £697.00

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