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Adobe InDesign CS6

Code: ADBIDSC6
Type: IT InstructorLed Courses
Category: Adobe
This course helps you grasp the basics of creating documents with InDesign®. You will learn how to identify and use InDesign® environment elements, navigate through an InDesign® document, create and modify text and graphic frames, import text and images from other applications, import text; thread text throughout a document; reflow text threads; and change the number of columns, define colours and swatches.

Duration: 21 ώρες
Location: EDITC & MMC Conference Center, 16 Imvrou Street, 1055 Nicosia
Language: Greek
Attendance: 4-16
 

Topics
  • General Interface
  • Exploring InDesign
  • InDesign Overview
  • Designing Documents
  • Managing text
  • Style Sheets
  • Columns
  • Placing text
  • Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Tables
  • Masters
  • Creating PDFs
  • Creating basic shapes
  • Basic overview of using InDesign within
  • OpenType
  • More about Masters
  • Keyboard shortcuts and Customisation
  • Bookmarks


Who Should Attend
Anyone who wants to create professional lealfets or any other promotional material.

Purpose
This course helps you grasp the basics of creating documents with InDesign®. You will learn how to identify and use InDesign® environment elements, navigate through an InDesign® document, create and modify text and graphic frames, import text and images from other applications, import text; thread text throughout a document; reflow text threads; and change the number of columns, define colours and swatches. and

Objectives
Students will learn to use InDesign to create multiple page documents containing both text and graphics. Students will build upon their skills by learning about manipulating both text and pictures.

Prerequisites
None

Methodology
1. Lecturing
2.Discussion
3. Exercises
4.Final Project


Equipment
1. Training material in english language
2. Personal Computers
3. Printer
4. Internet when use is required


TimeTable

General Interface

  • How the panels work
  • Docking
  • Panel groups
  • Document tabbing
  • Creating/Saving workspaces
  • The Application bar
  • N-up display
  • Canvas Rotation
  • Basic shortcuts


Exploring InDesign

  • Explore the InDesign Environment
  • Using InDesign Workspaces
  • Explore Adobe Bridge
  • InDesign Preferences


InDesign Overview

  • Introduction to InDesign - what is InDesign for
  • Customize Your Workspace
  • Set General Preferences
  • Manage Document Presets
  • Managing your workspace


Designing Documents

  • Create a New Document
  • Alter a Document's Layout
  • Create the Structure of a Document
  • Developing Master Pages
  • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
  • Develop Layers
  • Wrapping text
  • Laying out columns
  • Smart guides and smart spacing


Managing text

  • Add Text - typing and placing
  • Editing Text with and without the story editor
  • Spell Check and dictionaries
  • Threading Text
  • Change Text Threads
  • Format Characters
  • Format Paragraphs
  • Manage Styles
  • Glyphs - where they are and how to use them
  • Text inside and on a shape


Style Sheets

  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Managing Styles


Columns

  • Making a text box into columns
  • Column guides
  • Creating boxes as columns
  • Laying out a page/spread as columns
  • Placing Images
  • Placing images
  • Image file type - jpgs/gif/tiff/pdf/eps/etc
  • Linking vs Embedding
  • Placing psd and ai files
  • Place options


Placing text

  • Placing several pages of text
  • What text file formats can be placed
  • Place options
  • Missing font issues
  • Automatic flowing of placed text


Colours, Swatches, and Gradients

  • Colour and Kuler
  • Swatches
  • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes to objects and text
  • Applying effects
  • Transparency


Tables

  • Create Tables
  • Modifying Tables
  • Formatting Tables


Masters

  • Creating masters
  • Multiple masters
  • Editing masters
  • Headers/Footers
  • Page numbering
  • reparing a document for print
  • Checking Documents for Problems
  • Printing a Document
  • Preflighting a document
  • Packaging Files
  • Preview Output


Creating PDFs

  • Preparing PDF Files for web and for print
  • Managing PDF Presets
  • Export PDF Files – options
  • Creating Interactive PDFs
  • Basic object editing


Creating basic shapes
 

  • Editing shapes
  • Pathfinder
  • Applying effects to a shape
  • Object styles


Basic overview of using InDesign within

  • How to use InDesign with Photoshop
  • How to use InDesign with Illustrator

OpenType
 

  • What is an OpenType font
  • Why use OpenType fonts
  • OpenType fonts and their variations
  • Glyphs
  • Fractions, where are they and how to create them


More about Masters

  • Masters upon masters
  • Section breaks and numbering
  • Overriding master items


Keyboard shortcuts and Customisation

  • Customising Menus
  • Finding shortcuts
  • Editing shortcuts
  • Saving shortcuts
  • Dynamic documents


Bookmarks

  • Hyperlinks
  • Cross-references
  • Movies and sound
  • Buttons



 





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