ADOBE INDESIGN CC

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Adobe InDesign CC This instructor-led course in Adobe InDesign is ideal for the beginning to intermediate student who wants to master the key features of this program, Using project-based lessons the instructor builds upon the designer’s growing knowledge of the program while reinforcing the most important skills learned in each lesson. InDesign has been updated to accelerate user productivity with loads of new features: new Photoshop effects–including gradient feathering, inner shadows, and glows–that you can apply to objects on a page; finer transparency controls, which let you apply transparency settings independently to an object’s fill, stroke, and content for more complex visual looks; numerous productivity enhancements; advanced find/change features; new table and cell styles; export to XHTML, and more.

UPCOMING CLASSES

INDESIGN LEVEL I – FEBRUARY 20-22
INDESIGN LEVEL I – APRIL 17-19
INDESIGN LEVEL I – may 22-24
INDESIGN LEVEL I – june 26-28
INDESIGN LEVEL II – february 23-24
INDESIGN LEVEL II – april 20-21
INDESIGN LEVEL II – may 25-26
INDESIGN LEVEL II – june 29-30

COMBINE & SAVE

INDESIGN LEVEL I & ii – FEBRUARY 20-24
INDESIGN LEVEL I & II – APRIL 17-21
INDESIGN LEVEL I & ii – may 22-26
INDESIGN LEVEL I & II – june 26-30

COURSES AVAILABLE

Course Outline | Adobe InDesign CC — Level I

INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE

  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
  • Finding resources for using InDesign

GETTING TO KNOW INDESIGN

  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with object styles

SETTING UP A DOCUMENT AND WORKING WITH PAGES

  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Adding new pages
  • Arranging and deleting pages
  • Placing text and graphics on the document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Viewing the completed spread

WORKING WITH OBJECTS

  • Working with layers
  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to 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
  • Finishing up

FLOWING TEXT

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number

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

WORKING WITH TYPOGRAPHY

  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type style
  • Fine-tuning Columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph

WORKING WITH COLOR

  • Denting printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques

WORKING WITH STYLES

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document

IMPORTING AND MODIFYING GRAPHICS

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to import
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphics
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

CREATING TABLES

  • Converting text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY

  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adjusting transparency settings for EPS images
  • Adding transparency effects
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects

OUTPUT AND EXPORTING

  • Preflighting
  • Packaging
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency
  • Effects will be attended
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the Ink Manager

CREATING RICH INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTS

  • Setting up an online document
  • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
  • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
  • Exporting as Adobe PDF (Interactive)
  • Converting a print document for online use
  • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video

COLOR MANAGEMENT

  • The need for color management
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color settings in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen

WORKING WITH LONG DOCUMENTS

  • Creating a running footer
  • Adding a footnote
  • Adding a cross-reference
  • Synchronizing a book
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Indexing a book

Course Outline | Adobe InDesign CC — Level II

Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting view quality
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Placing native files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Creating a library
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Creating Tables

  • Importing and formatting a table
  • Using graphics within tables
  • Formatting text within a table

Working with Transparency

  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adjusting transparency settings for EPS images
  • Adjusting transparency to images
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects

Working with Long Documents

  • Creating a running footer
  • Adding a footnote
  • Adding a cross-reference
  • Synchronizing a book
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Chapter Title paragraph style applied to Table of Contents
  • Indexing a book

Output and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof

Creating Rich Interactive Documents

  • Setting up an online document
  • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
  • Exporting as Flash
  • Exporting as Adobe PDF
  • Converting a print document for online use