Intro to Adobe InDesign CC

     with Adobe Certified Trainer Virginia Brodie

     March 23-24, 2016

 

Take your InDesign project to the next level and stop struggling with the basics! Register for this 2-day online live class with one of the top-rated Adobe trainers in the world, Virginia Brodie, and learn *and use* the basics of this powerful software.

 

 

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Register now for $795 to reserve your spot in class, with a secure Paypal payment:

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This class is LIMITED TO 6 PARTICIPANTS. Once the maximum number of participants has been reached, we will remove payment link and you will not be able to register.

 

 

DATES & TIMES

 

When: Wednesday-Thursday, March 23-24, 2016

 

Hours: 9am-4pm with a one-hour lunch on your own

 

Credits: You will receive 12 hours of online training credit for completing this course.

 

 

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

 

1) Two monitors (preferred) or 2 computers, so you can see the instructor and work along with the instructor.

 

2) Internet connection

 

3) Browser plugin (link provided upon registration, so you can download and install it for free)

 

4) Adobe InDesign, preferred version CC (last 3-4 years)

 

Optional: Set up a FREE setup test prior to class to make sure your system is ready to go!

 

 

CLASS CONTENT

 

Explore everything you need to know to get up a running for creating publications in Adobe InDesign. Create projects from scratch by setting up pages, formatting type, and incorporating graphics for single and multi-page documents. Discover techniques that will maximize efficiency and productivity. These indispensable concepts are the building blocks necessary for any kind document or publication.

In this class we will be creating business letters, a magazine, a magazine ad, article and cover, a brochure, tables, and a book.

Getting Started

Getting to Know the InDesign Interface

Panels

Preferences

Work spaces

Basic keyboard shortcuts

Laying out Pages

Document Setup

Margins and columns

Setting up a document bleed

Facing pages

Master pages

Automatic page numbering

Controlling Text

Automatic text flow

Placing text

Running heads

The baseline grid

Text frames

Combining text & images

Layers

Utilizing Layers

Showing & hiding layers

Locking layers

Step & repeat

Libraries

Formatting Text

Basic text attributes

Tabs

Bulleted lists

Hanging bullets

Hyphenation

Rotating text

Alignment

Styles

Paragraph styles

Character styles

Nested styles

Professional Typesetting Techniques

Drop caps

Paragraph rules

Making proper fractions

Spanning columns

Paragraph spacing

Baseline shift

Small caps

Discretionary hyphens

Special break characters

Kerning/Tracking

Optical vs. metric kerning

Kerning vs. tracking

Manual kerning

Images and Graphics

Placing photos & illustrations

Crop

File Formats Explained

Text wrap

Color

Fill and Stroke

Color swatches

Defining colors

Gradient swatches

Defining & using color swatches

Pantone Matching System

RGB vs CMYK

Special Effects and Transparency

Drop shadows

Placing transparent art

Type on a path

Creating Shapes and Lines

Shapes vs Frames

The Line tool

Document Editing

Spell checking

Find/change

Anchored Frames

Anchoring frames so they reflow with text

Positioning anchored objects

Tables

Placing Excel tables (with their formatting)

Table headers

Formatting tables (fills, strokes, etc.)

Reordering table cells

 

Professional Typesetting Techniques,

Tips, Tricks

Finishing the Project

Sending Files to the Printer (Packaging)

Creating PDF Files

Printing

 

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