Adobe InDesign Training

Adobe InDesign Training Course

Adobe InDesign is a layout program that allows students to put together all kinds of print materials such as: Brochures, Posters etc. With InDesign, you are able to format text, include imagery such as photos or illustrations from other Adobe Programs like Illustrator and Photoshop. InDesign also features ways to create interactive pieces that you can ultimately view online.

Course Outline:

Introduction to

  • InDesign tools
  • The InDesign workspace
  • The document window
  • Using guides
  • Working with panels
  • The Tools panel
  • Managing panels
  • Working with the Control panel
  • Saving your workspace
  • Navigating through an InDesign document
  • Using the Pages panel
  • Changing the magnification of your document
  • Using styles
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Applying character styles
  • Applying object styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Positioning graphics within a frame
  • Applying text wrap
  • Understanding layers
  • Applying effects

Building Documents with Master Pages

  • Creating custom page sizes
  • Creating a new custom-sized document
  • Creating and formatting master pages
  • Adding automatic page numbering
  • Adding layout pages
  • Adding images and text to the master frames

Working with Text and Type

  • Adding text to your document
  • Creating a text frame
  • Changing character attributes
  • Changing font and type styles
  • Adjusting size
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Adjusting character spacing
  • Horizontally aligning text
  • Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs
  • Adding rules above or below paragraphs
  • Changing text color
  • Creating drop caps
  • Adding words to the dictionary
  • Checking spelling as you type
  • Automatically correcting spelling
  • Drag-and-drop text editing
  • Special characters and glyphs
  • Text frame options
  • Adjusting text inset
  • Vertically aligning text
  • Flowing text manually
  • Changing the number of columns in a text frame
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Using styles to format text
  • Creating a headline and applying a style
  • Type on a path

Working with Graphics

  • Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
  • Adding graphics to your layout
  • Fitting an image within an existing frame
  • Auto Fitting
  • Using object styles for images
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Wrapping text around the bounding box
  • Using anchored objects
  • Advanced importing
  • Importing layered Photoshop files

Working with Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Creating new tables
  • Copying and pasting table information
  • Converting text to a table and a table to text
  • Importing a table
  • Editing tables and table options
  • Changing row height
  • Editing the border
  • Formatting rows and columns
  • Using fills
  • Formatting cells and text
  • Text alignment and inset within a cell
  • Formatting text in tables by column
  • Working with tables in Story Editor
  • Merging cells
  • Defining a header cell
  • Setting column and row dimensions
  • Setting a fixed row height
  • Setting column width
  • Using graphics in tables
  • Placing graphics in cells
  • Cell styles and table styles
  • Cell styles
  • Applying cell styles

Using Color in Your Documents

  • Applying colors to frames and text
  • Applying color to text
  • Applying Live Corner Effects
  • Creating and saving a new swatch
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Making a dashed stroke

Creating and saving gradients

  • Linear gradients
  • Adjusting fill opacity
  • Radial gradient
  • Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient
  • One-click edits
  • Using the Eyedropper tool to copy frame attributes

 

Using Effects

  • Creative effects
  • Applying opacity to objects
  • Apply effects to stroke or fill only
  • Drop shadow
  • Adjusting effects for objects
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Object styles with effects
  • Using Find/Change to apply object styles
  • Basic Feather
  • The Gradient Feather tool
  • Converting text to a path

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