Adobe InDesign Level 1 – 2

InDesign is a versatile desktop publishing application used by graphics, publishers, and marketing professionals to create flyers, business card, brochures, magazines, and comics to name a few types of visual communications. Projects created using InDesign can be be used in conjunction with other applications including Illustrator and Photoshop, or it can be used on its own.

InDesign provides the essential tools to design multiple page documents containing significant amounts of text and create visual layouts that combine text and images that can be used for both print and digital media. InDesign users can now create professional documents which can be published and distributed in print or online.

We offer courses in InDesign Level 1, InDesign Level 2, and Custom InDesign courses. Courses can be delivered in 3-hour blocks, and scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or early evenings. Yes, we also provide weekend training classes.

InDesign Foundations - Level 1

Who should attend?         This course is intended for new Adobe InDesign users.
Prerequisites:                     Basic computer skills and knowledge of Windows / Mac OS X.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Navigate the InDesign interface.
  • Create a new document.
  • Customize a document using color, swatches, gradients, and styles.
  • Manage page elements.
  • Add tables.
  • Prepare documents for deployment.

Course Content

Getting Started with InDesign:

  • Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Designing a Document:

  • Establish Project Requirements
  • Apply Design Principles
  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text to a Document
  • Add Graphics to a Document

Customizing a Document:

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles

Working with Page Elements:

  • Arrange and Align Objects
  • Apply Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text

Building Tables:

  • Create and Modify a New Table
  • Format a Table

Preparing a Document for Delivery:

  • Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Export Files for Printing and for the Web

 

InDesign Advanced Techniques - Level 2

Who should attend?         This course is intended for participants who are familiar with InDesign.
Prerequisites:                     InDesign Foundations – Level 1 or equivalent.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Prepare documents for multiple formats.
  • Manage advanced page layouts.
  • Manage styles.
  • Build complex paths.
  • Manage external files and create dynamic documents.
  • Manage long documents.
  • Publish InDesign files for other formats and customize print settings.

Course Content

Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats:

  • Build Layout Versions
  • Link Content

Managing Advanced Page Elements:

  • Create Repeating Content
  • Change Text Layouts
  • Create Transparency
  • Anchor Objects and Manage a Library

Managing Styles:

  • Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Manage Styles

Building Complex Paths:

  • Create Bezier Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Compound Paths

Managing External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents:

  • Import External Files
  • Create Document Sections
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Create Interactive Documents

Managing Long Documents:

  • Create a Book
  • Build a Table of Contents
  • Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • Generate an Index and Insert Footnotes

Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customizing Print Settings:

  • Export PDF Files for Print
  • Export Interactive PDF Files and Files for Animation
  • Export Files for the Web
  • Manage Colors
  • Preview the Print Output
  • Create Print Presets