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Adobe InDesign: Advanced

Adobe InDesign provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, pre-flighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers. InDesign's ability to dovetail with the rest of the creative suite product range offers users unrivalled editing and publishing power. InDesign is a feature rich application, possessing a streamlined interface, and logical methodologies. As well as all of the functionality required by established professionals

Who should attend

Anyone working in or aspiring to work the field of digital publishing, be it small internal circulations, or as part of a large publishing team. If you are a self-taught or experienced InDesign user, expand your knowledge and utilise advanced features that can save you valuable time and money. Delegates should have participated in our introduction course, or have equivalent knowledge before booking on the Advanced course.

What you'll learn

Intuitive and efficient workflows for creating and managing long documents • Best practice for managing content imported into InDesign • Create custom vector objects with the pen tool set • Advanced typesetting options and effects • Working with XML and scripts • Publishing content to flash movies and the web • Transparency flattener, separations preview and  preparatory work for output.

Managing your InDesign project ecosystem

Creating and managing large amounts of data requires a well-defined project file. Keeping tabs on your image assets and freeing yourself from repetitive tasks by creating a document structure that automates common project tasks..

  • Folder structure for large projects
  • An RGB, PSD and Ai workflow
  • File naming tips and tricks

Long documents

Learn techniques for effectively managing multiple InDesign documents within a book. Synchronise styles, master pages and numbering at the click of a button, and build a table of contents that can be easily updated and turned into PDF hyperlinks.

  • Creating a table of contents style
  • Editing a table of contents
  • Creating hyperlinks from a table of contents
  • Book panel
  • Syncing documents

Managing text structure

From importing text from Word that appears with all of your InDesign typographic formatting, to none-breaking words and scripts that clean-up text.

  • Cleaning up copy with scripts
  • Static and Live Captions
  • Import (word) style mapping
  • Conditional text
  • Type variables
  • Special characters
  • Text frame Auto-sizing
  • Add text around a path
  • Add text into custom object frames
  • Place and Link text and frames
  • Paragraph start, breaks and end options

Typographic styles

Take control of type settings and features at a "granular" level of control. Learn how to define advanced paragraph and character settings such as nested styles, drop caps, cross referencing and inline graphics.

  • Style setup strategy
  • Grep Styles
  • Nested styles
  • Next Style
  • Assigning shortcuts to styles
  • TOC styles
  • Quick apply
  • Drop Caps
  • Hanging punctuation

Live and dynamic numbering systems

Learn how to create chapter, page and book numbering. Create cross-references to image figures and captions, create and apply character styles to them and define the page and text the reference will capture.

  • Numbered lists
  • Page and chapter numbering
  • Cross references
  • Footnotes & endnotes

Grep

Grep is a concise and flexible method for matching strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters to apply formatting. Search for specific text content and tell InDesign to apply a desired set of edits at the click of a button.

  • Apply Grep styles
  • Grep search

Introduction to Interactivity and PDF forms

Create and export a submission form that includes fillable text fields, radio button menus, multiple choice lists as well as print and submit buttons. Add page navigation buttons and roll-overs.

  • Overview of PDF forms
  • Text and signature fields
  • List and combo boxes
  • Checkboxes and radio buttons

 

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Adobe InDesign: Advanced

Duration: 2 days

This course is ideal for beginners who need to learn the key skills of vector editing, or for those who need to brush up on their skills and shake bad habits.

£450 One-2-One (self-funding)

£550 One-2-One

£375 per day x2 delegates

£450 per day x3 delegates

£525 per day x4 delegates

We are open from 09.00 for light refreshments. Class times are between 09.30—16.00.

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How our courses are priced

One-2-One training

£250 per day (self funding)*

One-2-One training

£300 per day (businesses)

Bespoke group training

£300.00 per day x1 delegate

£375.00 per day x2 delegates

£450.00 per day x3 delegates

£525.00 per day x4 delegates

£600.00 per day x5 delegates

£675.00 per day x6 delegates

£750.00 per day x7 delegates

£825.00 per day x8 delegates

Special offers

£1000.00 for 2 days training  x4 delegates.

£50 off your second days One-2-One training.

*Self-funding is defined as an individual who pays for their training privately for their own personal gain.

Training studio address

Creative Frontiers

The Grange,

Church Street,

Dronfield, S18 1QB

Telephone 01246 418 730

About

Creative Frontiers is run by Gary Bradley, an Adobe Certified Instructor and an award winning graphic designer based in Derbyshire, England.

01246 4118730

Adobe InDesign: Introduction

Adobe InDesign provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, pre-flighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers. InDesign's ability to dovetail with the rest of the creative suite product range offers users unrivalled editing and publishing power. InDesign is a feature rich application, possessing a streamlined interface, and logical methodologies. As well as all of the functionality required by established professionals

Who should attend

Anyone working in or aspiring to work the field of digital publishing. If you are responsible for creating and managing material such as business cards, letterheads, company brochures or books, the core skills covered in this course will provide an excellent foundation to build your skills and confidence from. No previous knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required.

What you'll learn

Navigate and adapt the user interface to suite your needs • Setup and organise documents • Import and format type and artwork • Use intuitive reviewing and proofing tools giving you extra confidence before outputting documents • Define master page styles, numbering and chapter techniques that significantly reduce time-scales • Work with tables, and formatting techniques for consistency • Add finesse to your documents with colour, transparency and effects • Best practice techniques for outputting to print, web and mobile devices.

course finder

How our courses are priced

One-2-One training

£250 per day (self funding)*

One-2-One training

£300 per day (businesses)

Bespoke group training

£300.00 per day x1 delegate

£375.00 per day x2 delegates

£450.00 per day x3 delegates

£525.00 per day x4 delegates

£600.00 per day x5 delegates

£675.00 per day x6 delegates

£750.00 per day x7 delegates

£825.00 per day x8 delegates

Special offers

£1500.00 for 2 days training  x4 delegates.

£50 off your second days One-2-One training.

*Self-funding is defined as an individual who pays for their training privately for their own personal gain.

Adobe InDesign: Introduction

2 days | 09:30-16:00

One-2-One from £450* | Groups of 2-8 from £750

Adobe InDesign provides precise control over typography and built-in creative tools for designing, pre-flighting, and publishing documents for print, online, or to mobile devices. Include interactivity, animation, video, and sound in page layouts to fully engage readers. InDesign's ability to dovetail with the rest of the creative suite product range offers users unrivalled editing and publishing power.

Who should attend

Anyone working responsible for creating and managing material such as business cards, letterheads, company brochures or books, the core skills covered in this course will provide an excellent foundation to build your skills and confidence from. No previous knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required.

What you'll learn

Navigate and adapt the user interface  • Setup and organise documents • Import and format type and artwork • Use intuitive reviewing and proofing tools • Define master page styles • Add finesse to your documents with colour, transparency and effects • Learn techniques for global and local type formatting.

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