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InDesign Introduction

Duration:  2 days | Book this course
Cost: $850.00 + GST

Course Description

You are starting to familiarise yourself with print layout and design using InDesign. You would like to learn about the tools and features available to you in InDesign. In this course, you'll work with some of the tools and features to create eye-catching printed documents using InDesign.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites
Before taking this course, the student must have basic PC skills, including a basic understanding of a computer's operating system, how to launch an application and create and save files, as well as how to copy files from CDs and other media

Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Manage the InDesign environment
  2. Design documents
  3. Manage text
  4. Utilise colours, swatches, and gradients
  5. Manage transparency
  6. Utilise tables
  7. Prepare for handoff to a service provider
  8. Create Acrobat PDF files

Course Outline

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Launching InDesign
  • Setting User Preferences (units, increments, grids, guides)
  • Restoring default setting
  • Getting around the InDesgin Environment
  • Creating a new document
  • Navigating within the InDesign Workspace (zoom tool, hand tool, navigator palette)
  • Dealing with Screen Modes
  • Saving a documnt

Creating the structure of the document

  • Document Settings
  • Managing pages using the Pages Palette
  • Implementing Layers
  • Understanding text and graphic frames

Managing text

  • Inserting and editing text
  • Managing text flow
  • Formatting text
  • Introduction to Style Formatting
  • Editing text
  • Text Wrapping

Managing graphics

  • Understanding various graphic file formats
  • Inserting images using the Place command
  • Modifying placed graphics
  • Exploring the Links palette
  • Embedding graphics

Enhancing your document

  • Understanding colours (RGB, Process, Spot colours)
  • Applying colours
  • Applying basic effects

Inserting tables in InDesign

  • Creating a table from scratch
  • Formatting a table
  • Importing a table from other applications

Preparing for handoff to a service provider

  • Checking document for errors
  • Understanding colour separations
  • Packaging the document
  • Exporting document to a Portable Document Format (PDF)

InDesign Intermediate

Duration:  2 days | Book this course
Cost: $850.00 + GST

Course Description

You are familiar with the InDesign environment and managed text, tables, graphics, and colours in documents. You need to know the advanced features in InDesign to create catchy and attractive documents. In this course, you will use the advanced features in InDesign to create documents that are attractive and have the highest degree of perfection.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites
Participants should have completed the InDesign Introduction level or have equivalent experience. If you are unsure, you may phone our Bookings Administrator on (07) 857.0770.

Who Should Take This Course
The target student is any professional who would like to create and design print and web content. It may include graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Administer advanced styles.
  2. Control text.
  3. Handle page elements, graphics, and paths.
  4. Develop Bezier paths.
  5. Manage long documents.
  6. Import and export files.
  7. Adjust print settings.

Course Outline

Course Outline

Handling Page Elements

  • Creating duplicate items
  • Handling text layout
  • Creating transparency
  • Creating anchored objects
  • Manaing a library

Managing Styles

  • Importing Styles from Microsoft Word doucments
  • Creating Nested Styles
  • Creating Related Styles
  • Applying Styles in a Sequence
  • Managing Style Overrides
  • Redefining Styles
  • Breaking the Link Between Styles

Developing Complex Paths

  • Creating Bezier paths
  • Creating Clipping paths
  • Creating Compound paths
  • Creating Type Outlines

Developing Bezier Paths

  • Draw and Edit Bezier Paths
  • Create Compound Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Type Outlines 

Administering External Files

  • Importing Layered Files
  • Merging Data

Managing Long Documents

  • Inserting Footnotes
  • Inserting Text Variables
  • Creating Text conditions
  • Creating Document Sections
  • Creating a Book
  • Creating the Table of Contents
  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Creating Cross-References
  • Generating an Index

Exporting InDesign Files in Other Formats

  • Exporting PDF Files
  • Exporting Files for the Web
  • Exporting Files for Animation

Adusting Print Settings

  • Managing colours
  • Previewing the Print Output
  • Creating Print Presets