Basic Level (ID-BG-2D)
2-day "Comprehensive" £450+VAT (*1-day "Crash" £245+VAT)

InDesign CS5

2-day Course Topics (*Crash course contents vary per client)

Content Summary: Navigation, panels, basic program principles, tools and basic control.
Results: 4-page designed brochure

Ideal for: Anyone keen to embark on a design career or wanting to get to grips with the more basic functions of the program.

Basics

SOME UPGRADE FEATURES

Creating a New Document
Guides and Grids
Master pages

Frames, placeholders and shapes

Drawing and editing shapes, frames and placeholders
Filling objects with colour and gradients
Stroking objects
Drawing text and graphic frames
Transforming objects
Pen tool: creating and editing organic shapes

Type

Creating text frames
Importing text
Editing text
Spell checking
Text frame options
Special characters
Find/Change
Formatting
Character and paragraph panels
Tabs, leaders and indents
Drop caps
Rules

Styles

Creating, refining and applying character and paragraph styles
Removing styles from selected text
Importing and deleting styles
Nested styles
Keyboard shortcuts

Imagery

Importing images
Modifying graphic frames and contents
Creating in-line frames
Object runaround / wrap
Links panel management

Layers

Grouping and separating objects
Creating layers
Working with the layers panel
Merging and deleting layers
Moving and copying objects between layers

Tables

Converting text to tables
Basic tables and content
Inserting and deleting rows and columns
Selectiing and formatting tables
Breaking tables across frames, adding strokes and fills.

Transparency

Creating transparent effects
Feathering
Drop shadows
Corner effects

Libraries

Object libraries
Changing the display
Cataloging

Output

Preflight
Packaging And Printing
Live-checking existing files

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OTHER ADOBE INDESIGN COURSES:

COMPLETE LIST OF COURSES >>

NEW VERSION: CC 2015
Released: Summer 2015

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ADOBE INDESIGN CC 2015
– OUR FAVOURITE UPGRADE IN THE CREATIVE SUITE

InDesign CS6

New Features Summary:

  • Alternative Layouts
  • Liquid Layouts
  • ePUB 3.0 ready
  • Interactive PDF form tools
  • Copy/Paste HTML
  • Flexible column dimensions
  • Content Collector Tools
  • Overlay Assets
  • Align to Key Object
  • Object Export Options – enhanced
  • Save as IDML
  • Split view
  • Export to PNG
  • Complex calculation fields
  • Real-life Actual Size

"A great course, thank you so much!"

David Sully
INDESIGN:
Basic, Crash Course, 1 day

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