InDesign

Two Day Essentials Course

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, EPUBs.

Use Indesign to create and publish a broad range of content for print, web and tablet apps.

Create simple Flyers, Banners, business cards or complex multi-page layouts quickly and efficiently with precise control.

This Adobe authorised course is delivered by Adobe Certified Instructor.

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Course Outline

The InDesign Workspace

Workspace overview • Preferences • The Control Panel • Setting tool defaults • Using shortcuts • Zooming & Navigation • Saving your Workspace

Creating a new document

Document presets • Selecting Intent -  print, web • Setting Margins & Columns • Bleed & Slug • Screen Mode

Working with GRAPHICS

Placing graphics • Wrapping text around images • Fitting Images inside Frames • Links Panel • Smart guides & smart spacing • Effects panel • Creating gradients • Setting up Object library

Working with TEXT

Creating text • Selecting & editing text • Placing text from other Applications • Finding missing fonts • Text Control Panel • Text Flow • Aligning text within a frame • Spellcheck • Character & Paragraph level formatting • Copy & paste using the eyedropper tool • Tracking & Kerning • Working with Tabs • Applying text Wrap

Working with STYLES

Character & paragraph styles • Creating Character styles • Editing & Updating styles • Creating and applying object styles • Saving Styles

Number of People on Courses

Course numbers are small (4-8) making the learning experience hands on and focussed.

Everyone has an opportunity to ask questions.


Pre-Course Requirements

No previous experience required to attend this course. Working knowledge of a computer a must.


Multi-page documents

Using the Pages panel • Targeting pages and spreads • Creating Master Pages • Arranging & Deleting Master Pages • Auto-numbering pages • Numbering and Section options

Exporting and printing

Check document using Live PreFlight • Exporting a Print document • Export PDF options • Export for email • Package your document • Anticipating potential problems

Working with FRAMES

Understanding - Frame Tools • Creating Graphics frame • Create Text frames • Using Control Panel • Fill Colour & Stroke • Transforming, Scaling, Rotating • Placing & resizing Graphics • Align panel • Working with the Gap tool • Grouping/Ungrouping • Transparency & Blending settings

Understanding colour

Adding Colours - swatches panel • Applying colours to objects • Working with Gradients • Spot & process colours • Stroke & fill options • Creating tint Swatches • Sampling colours

Course fee

$630 GST exclusive


Free Course Resit

Adobe Authorised Certificate

12 Months Access to Help Desk

No Risk! Money Back Guarantee

Choice of Mac or PC*

Customised Proprietary Courseware

Adobe Certified Instructors

Professional Training Environment

High Frequency of Courses


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