Adobe InDesign | AKTINA IT

Adobe InDesign

  • Course Overview
  • Course Outline
  • Course Arrangements
Introduction: 

This course is designed for new users of InDesign, or those that have been self taught.

Audience: 

This course is intended for those users who want to explore the tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

At Course Completion: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface
  • Design documents
  • Enhance documents with formats, color, and styles
  • Work with page elements
  • Manage objects
  • Work with tables
  • Finalize documents
Prerequisites: 

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.

Basics

  • Creating and saving a document
  • The InDesign approach to page -layout
  • Overview of features
  • InDesign compared to QuarkXPress
  • Exploring the interface
  • Overview of tools
  • Overview of palettes
  • Navigating through documents
  • Zooming in and out
  • Print Preview and Print

Working with text

  • Text frames
  • Importing text
  • Character formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Indentation of text
  • Working with tabs
  • Find and replace and Spell-checker
  • Running text around an image
  • Creating threads

Master pages

  • How master pages work
  • Creating master pages
  • Applying master pages
  • Setting page numbering
  • Using hierarchical master pages
  • Making master pages work
  • Creating and editing master pages
  • Applying master pages
  • Setting page numbering
  • Using hierarchical master pages
  • Working with text

Styles

  • Benefits of using styles
  • Creating character styles
  • Creating paragraph styles
  • Setting parent and child styles
  • Applying styles
  • Importing styles
  • Document and default styles

Working with graphics

  • Graphic frames
  • Overview of graphic formats
  • Importing graphics
  • Resizing graphics
  • Cropping graphics
  • Using the Links palette
  • Using in-line graphics
  • Wrapping text around graphics
  • Using clipping paths

Working with Layers

  • Moving items between layers
  • Setting layer options
  • Changing the stacking order
  • Using layers with master pages
  • Automatic layout adjustment
  • Setting options for layout adjustment
  • Using clipping paths

Longer documents

  • Creating a table of contents
  • Creating an index
  • Using the Book palette
  • Creating a book list
  • Synchronising styles and colours
  • Printing a book list
  • Exporting a book list as PDF
  • Page numbering across books
  • Creating libraries
  • Adding and using library elements
  • Searching libraries
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Creating an index
  • The Book palette
  • Creating a book list
  • Synchronising styles and colours
  • Printing a book list
  • Exporting a book list as PDF
  • Page numbering across books

Special effects

  • Placing text on a path
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Working with transparency
  • Exporting transparency
  • Blend modes
  • Feathering
  • Corner effects
  • Creating multi-colour gradients
  • Converting text to paths
  • Placing text on a path
  • Creating drop shadows
  • Working with transparency
  • Exporting transparency
  • Using Blend modes
  • Using Feathering
  • Creating multi-colour gradients
  • Converting text to path

Tables

  • Creating tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Imported tab delimited text
  • Importing Word tables
  • Importing Excel tables
  • Filling alternating rows or columns

Page layout

  • Setting margins
  • Using a layout grid
  • Creating custom guides
  • Multi-columns layouts
  • Using frame-based columns
  • Using page-based columns

Interactivity

  • Automatically generating links
  • Generating bookmarks
  • Using the button tool
  • Button options
  • Choosing events
  • Creating web links
  • Embedding Flash video
  • Exporting interactive PDFs

Typography

  • Typographic shortcuts
  • Using the Single Line Composer
  • Using the Paragraph Composer
  • Highlighting composition problems
  • Creating hanging punctuation
  • Manual kerning
  • Using optical kerning
  • Inserting special characters
  • Creating drop caps
  • Hyphenation and justification
  • Typographic shortcuts
  • Using the Single Line Composer
  • Using the Paragraph Composer
  • Highlighting composition problems
  • Creating hanging punctuation
  • Manual kerning
  • Using optical kerning
  • Inserting special characters
  • Creating drop caps
  • Hyphenation and justification

Drawing
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Creating freehand shapes
  • Creating bezier curves
  • Manipulating shapes
  • Using the Transform palette
  • Aligning objects
  • Using the eye-dropper tool

 

Dates and Times: 

June 20 & 21

Duration (Hours): 
8
Location: 

AKTINA Training Center
20 Loukis Akritas street, 1st floor
2064 Strovolos
(behind Kykko secondary schools)

City: 
Lefkosia

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