EncartaLabs

Adobe InDesign - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

Adobe InDesign software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn’t interrupt your creative process.

In Adobe InDesign - Essentials training course, you will gain a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The Program is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials

  • Professional designers new to InDesign

COURSE AGENDA

1

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
2

InDesign

  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Styles
  • Graphics
  • Objects
  • Object styles
3

Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding new document pages
  • Rearranging and deleting document pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Viewing the completed spread
  • Creating a template (open normal, copy, and original)
4

Objects

  • Layers
  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Creating and modifying graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Placing and linking graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
  • Using the Content Collector Tool
5

Flowing Text

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Slowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Resizing text frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number
6

Editing Text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using the story editor
  • Tracking changes
7

Typography

  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph
8

Color

  • Managing color
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color setting in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques
9

Styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph and character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles, tables, and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document
10

Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Clipping paths
  • Alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphic files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Snippets
11

Creating Tables

  • Converting text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to a table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
12

Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating and Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the ink manager

Encarta Labs Advantage

  • One Stop Corporate Training Solution Providers for over 3,500 Modules on a variety of subjects
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  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 20,000 corporate candidates across india and abroad
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands On

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