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InDesign Jumpstart – zero to HERO

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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Get Certified and become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace.
Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

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.

Assumed Knowledge
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.

  • Course content

    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
    Applying Colours
    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

    Using Placeholders
    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

    Section Starts
    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
    Navigational Buttons
    embedded Sounds and Movies
    Advanced Typography

    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

Duration: 5 days
Level: Introduction to Intermediate
Price: £997.00

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