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 - Antony Brown.

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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

Guaranteed to run, course have between 1 and 6 people making the learning experience hands on and focussed.

Everyone has an opportunity to ask questions.

Pre-Course Requirements

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Working knowledge of a computer.

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

Includes Adobe’s Classroom in a Book (Digital Copy) and course materials.

Tea, coffee, Filtered water and biscuits are available throughout the day and lunch at one of our favourites spots around Circular 

Quay or Como Centre

$695 (Early Bird $595) GST inclusive

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