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InDesign Level 1

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard layout program. It is used in the production of brochures, magazines, newsletters, and PDF’s. InDesign is also the source for most publishing from eBooks, printed material and even Apps for smartphones and tablet devices.

Our InDesign course targets the beginner or first-time user and will give you a thorough grounding is this graphic design program.

This course starts from the program basics and quickly builds knowledge and confidence in how to navigate the application and use the tools to create layouts from single pages to complex multi-page documents

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.

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Learning Objectives

  • Confidently use the essential feature of the application
  • Setup multiple page documents
  • Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
  • Place and arrange images
  • Prepare and publish documents for screen or print

Pre-Requisites

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.

Course Content

Setting up InDesign projects
Identify project requirements
Establish target audience and needs
Define media format and publishing requirements

User interface
Identify user interface elements
Create and select Workspaces
Navigate and zoom documents
Rulers, guides and grids

InDesign documents
Setting up a single and multiple page document
Apply design principles to create a professional layout
Working with master pages
Selecting and Grouping objects
Transform and modify elements
Align and arrange content
Organise artwork using layers
Adding automatic page numbers

Working with Text
Creating and modifying text frames
Threading text frames
Managing overset text
Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
Placing text from a Word document
Spell checking
Adding special characters
Assigning text wrap

Images and graphics
Creating basic shapes
Assigning fill and stroke to objects
Placing images
Frame fitting options and frame shapes
Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool

Colours
Selecting and applying colours
Creating colour swatches
Applying and modifying gradients
Working with spot colours
Adding transparency to elements

Publishing
Identifying common file formats
Using the packaging feature
Create a template
Prepare page layouts for print
Export InDesign projects for multiscreen devices

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