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Adobe InDesign

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 learn to navigate the application and use the tools to create layouts from single pages to complex multi-page documents.

In Adobe InDesign - Intermediate training course, you will create more complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. You will discover the pitfalls and best practices to follow so that you are creating rich layouts with the latest design standards and properly previewing these files with separations and transparency previews to create high and low resolution PDF files.

In Adobe InDesign - Advanced training course, attendees will learn the most advanced techniques such as how to integrate Photoshop and Illustrator artwork into your InDesign documents, creating interactive PDFs with table of contents.

By attending Adobe InDesign - Advanced workshop, attendees will learn:
  • Transparency and effects
  • Create rich interactive InDesign documents
  • Color management
  • To Prepare documents for printing
  • Long documents
  • Advanced path technology
  • Use scripts
  • XML

For Adobe InDesign - Essentials workshop:
  • Strong working knowledge of Mac or Windows
  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials
For Adobe InDesign - Intermediate workshop:
  • Attending a training on InDesign - Essentials or having equivalent practical experience
For Adobe InDesign - Advanced workshop:
  • Attending a training on InDesign - Intermediate or having equivalent experience

  • Professional designers new to InDesign

COURSE AGENDA

Adobe InDesign - Essentials
( Duration: 3 Days )

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
Adobe InDesign - Intermediate
( Duration : 2 Days)

1

Create complex documents for a range screen and print

2

Create and apply advanced text formatting techniques

3

Create advanced numbering schemes and running header/footers

4

Build and managed table of contents, indexes and bookmarks

5

Import and format tables

6

Build interactive projects for mobile devices

Adobe InDesign - Advanced
( Duration : 2 Days)

1

Learn advanced page layout & document features

2

Explore image techniques

3

Understand element of publishing PDFs

4

Use color management

5

Use advanced text formatting techniques

6

Learn troubleshooting techniques

7

Learn workflow optimization

Encarta Labs Advantage

  • One Stop Corporate Training Solution Providers for over 4,000 Modules on a variety of subjects
  • All courses are delivered by Industry Veterans
  • Get jumpstarted from newbie to production ready in a matter of few days
  • Trained more than 50,000 Corporate executives across the Globe
  • All our trainings are conducted in workshop mode with more focus on hands-on sessions

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