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InDesign Complete 3 Days | 21 hours | $999 PLUS TAX

For those who can afford the time away from the office, this course takes students from beginner to advanced user in just three days. It covers all the essentials plus more advanced topics that increase productivity and save time. If you use InDesign a lot you probably need this course. This amazing app is surprising in so many ways for advanced users. The third day also provides additional practice time. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. 

Introduction

  • » the control panel
  • » the tools
  • » customizing your workspace
  • » changing page magnification
  • » navigating around the page

Getting to know InDesign

  • » working with text
  • » working with graphics
  • » working with objects
  • » placing graphics and text
  • » working with colour

InDesign documents

  • » creating a new document
  • » working with master pages
  • » adding new pages
  • » creating a library

Working with objects

  • » creating basic and complex shapes
  • » working with the pen tool
  • » anchoring images in text
  • » wrapping text around an object

Flowing Text

  • » flowing text into an existing frame
  • » creating text frames while flowing text
  • » flowing text automatically

Editing Text

  • » finding and changing a missing font
  • » entering and importing text
  • » finding and changing text and formatting
  • » check spelling

Formatting Text

  • » type size and leading
  • » adjusting letter spacing
  • » working with columns
  • » paragraph alignment
  • » paragraph spacing
  • » setting tabs

Working with colour

  • » rgb vs cmyk
  • » creating and applying colors
  • » working with gradients
  • » creating a tint
  • » working with Pantone colours

Styles

  • » paragraph and character styles
  • » object styles
  • » updating styles globally
  • » loading styles from another document

Importing and modifying graphics

  • » vector vs bitmap graphics
  • » managing links to placed graphics
  • » adjusting display quality
  • » updating revised graphics
  • » linking text and Excel files

Tables

  • » converting text to a table
  • » inserting a table
  • » formatting tables

Transparency

  • » opacity
  • » blending modes
  • » using transparency to enhance design
  • » working with effects

Printing and Exporting

  • » preflighting files
  • » packaging files
  • » adding bleed
  • » adding slugs

Creating PDFs

  • » press-ready PDFs
  • » PDFs for email and the web

Advanced topics

  • » nested styles
  • » liquid layouts
  • » variable text
  • » import filters and auto update
  • » the books feature
  • » working with long documents
  • » table of contents
  • » using Scripts
  • » live captions
  • » hyperlinks

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of InDesign at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

  • Online:
  • Sep 06-08
  • Oct 04-06
  • Nov 01-03
  • Dec 05-07
  • Jan 03-05
  • Feb 01-03