InDesign CC training

2 days. In this fundamentals class, you will learn to use Adobe InDesign CC 2018 to create graphics- and text-intensive publications that can be output to any publishing medium.

We focus on setting up and organizing the both InDesign and the document, and placing both text and graphics on its pages. This course introduces you to the main principles and ideas of page layout software and covers key procedures including:

  • Getting to know the tools, panels, and workspaces
  • Learning how to navigate and zoom in a document
  • Working with layers for efficiency and organization
  • Setting up master pages in a document
  • Building automatic page numbering and sections
  • Creating text and graphics placeholder frames
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Understanding and editing text and graphics frames
  • Grouping and transforming frames
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Flowing, threading, and spell-checking text in text frames
  • Adding color using swatches, gradients and tints
  • Frequently-used shortcuts and techniques
  • What's new in InDesign CC 2018
  • Your questions are always welcome

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InDesign CC trainingAdobe InDesign CC level II (managing document content)

2 days. Take the next step in learning Adobe InDesign CC 2018 page layout software. We take a deeper look at its powerful typesetting capabilities. Then we go deeper into the proper workflow of Photoshop and Illustrator graphics placed into the InDesign document, including how files should be created in those programs. Also, we will get to know how to work with placed spreadsheet tables. You will learn to work effectively with InDesign CC 2018 by studying these advanced topics:

  • Working with typography, including tracking and kerning
  • Creating drop caps, rules, tabs, dot leaders and hanging indents
  • Developing paragraph, character and object styles
  • Nesting character styles within paragraph styles
  • Loading styles from one document to another
  • Placing, managing and editing linked graphics
  • Working with clipping paths and alpha channel masks
  • Workflow tips for placing graphics into InDesign
  • Using the Library panel for placing frequently-used content
  • Using Adobe Bridge for organizing and placing graphics
  • Creating tables from spreadsheets; formatting cells and text
  • Placing graphics within the cells of a table
  • Working with live Preflight
  • Exporting documents to PDF for commercial printing
  • What's new in InDesign CC 2018
  • Your questions are always welcome

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InDesign CC trainingAdobe InDesign CC level III (tools for interactivity)

2 days. This advanced InDesign CC 2018 class focuses on preparing your publication for final output, both commercial printing and online use. Color management ensures the color stays accurate throughout the workflow. Interactive multimedia features of PDFs and EPUB files will be demonstrated for content designed for online publishing. Tips concerning use of transparency will be examined. Troubleshooting and preparing your files for commercial printing is critical to meeting both deadline and budget.

  • Setting up color management for your publishing workflow
  • Transparency features including feathering, opacity, drop shadows, etc.
  • Working with the transparency flattener and preview panel
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Converting a document for online use
  • Building JavaScript action buttons for interactive presentations
  • Adding bookmarks, hyperlinks, and page transitions
  • Creating animations and controlling their timing
  • Creating multistate objects and buttons to activate them
  • Placing videos into InDesign
  • Exporting to EPUB3 and interactive PDF
  • Using advanced frame nesting techniques
  • Drawing with the Bézier Pen tool
  • How to preflight, package, and PDF for the commercial printer
  • Your questions are always welcome

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InDesign CC trainingAdobe InDesign CC level IV (automation and GREP)

2 days. Deep-Dive Master series. Learn to speed up productivity in your workflow by getting to know over 21 presets opportunities within InDesign CC 2018. Experiment with GREP for finding and changing text. Try out JavaScripts for driving InDesign to do more work in less time. Setup a Data Merge project for joining your design with personalized data from an external spreadsheet file.

  • Automating repetitive tasks with 23 presets
  • Preserving your presets from loss when defaults are reset
  • Using GREP queries in the Find/Change dialog box
  • Conditional GREP styles and Line Styles within a paragraph style
  • Working with Glyphs and Objects in the Find/Change dialog box
  • Introduction to JavaScripts that automate tasks in InDesign
  • How to find, download, install, organize, and use JavaScripts
  • Setting up a Data Merge for joining database info from a spreadsheet file
  • Shortcuts, productivity thinking
  • Your questions are always welcome

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