Zero to InDesign Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate(ACA) in InDesign Accreditation.
Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour. And then later being able to improve on your existing InDesign skills by being able to use additional techniques to manipulate text, pictures, and pages. Control type formatting, create and edit graphics, and create and modify layouts with efficiency and accuracy – all after just 5 days of training!
You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.
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This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on those creating layouts for print.
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.
You’ll learn to become comfortable when working with Layout Text & Graphics in a Document while making use of InDesign frames, share formatting and appearance attributes with styles, manage linked files and missing fonts, automate the workflow with Masterpages, define colours, tints and gradients using the swatches panel, output an artwork for prepress printing, manipulate long documents as books, work with tables inside of InDesign, create interactive PDF documents, utilise the automation features inside of InDesign, use XML to tag document elements according to their content.
You will also be prepared for and take the InDesign Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) to be accredited by Adobe.
Setting Up Your Document
Be precise with Rulers and Guides
Add, move & shuffle Pages in your Document
Paginate Spread Pages
Using Bridge to organise your creative assets and InDesign Libraries to share them
Working with Frames
Place Text & Graphics on the Document Pages
Tints and Gradients
Get creative with the Stroke panel
Shapes & Corner options inside of InDesign
Transforming Frames Content
Changing the default Transparency
Share the Appearance attributes with Object Styles
Importing and Editing Text
Flowing Text & multiple Columns design
Formatting with Character & Paragraph Styles
Tracking and Kerning
Create Bulleted & Numbered lists
Explore decorative Fonts & special Characters with Glyphs panel
Working with Graphics
Image quality & Display options
Fitting or Clipping graphics with Frames
Share Colours across the CS3 with Swatch Exchange Format
Manage linked files & automate updating of your content
Vector artworks inside of InDesign
Goddies inside of the Effects panel
Page Layout tools
Eyedropper and Master Pages for different workflow
Aligning multiple Objects & working with Object Groups
Wrap text around inline Objects while making use of Alpha Channels
Be a professional with Baseline Grid alignment
Outputting and PDF Export
Understanding Bleed & Slug
Differentiate between Spot & Process colours
Create a Package to share InDesign Documents
Manage missing Fonts
Preflight for Prepress
Enhancing your Workflow
Prefixes & Page Numbering
Exploring Find / Change command
Data Merge & Text Variables for Dynamic Data
Customise advanced Preferences
Synchronizing Book Documents
Indexing & Table of Content
Discover Interactive PDFs with Hyperlinks
embedded Sounds and Movies
Style Overrides & making use of Story Editor
Share Styles with Snippets
Explore Nested Styles
Creating Hanging Indents
Hyphenation & advanced Justification options
Understand Anchored Objects
Mastering Tables in InDesign
Working with Tabulators
Table & Cells formatting
Placing Graphics inside a Table
Link Tables from MS Office for automated updates
Importing Graphs & Charts from MS Office
Drawing Vector Graphics
Using the Pen
Pencil & Scissor Tools to work with Bézier Curves
Combine Shapes for complex Compound Paths
Utilise Clipping Paths for CD/DVD label design
Gradient Feather tool
Importing & Colouring B&W Images
Advanced Outputting & XML Export
Learn about ICC Profiles & Colour Management
Manage Rendering Intents
Transparency Flattener & Trapping
Outputting an Interactive PDF
XML Tagging & mapping Tags to Style