Learn how to create brochures, posters and flyers with InDesign's powerful layout tools!

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.

Managing the Workspace

This module looks at the characteristics of vector graphics and how they differ from digital photographs. Become familiar with the interface and how to modify its appearance to suite your workflow requirements.

  • Define and save workspaces
  • Preferences
  • Opening and saving files
  • Navigating documents
  • Colour Management

Creating and managing documents

Focusing on defining, creating and modifying document attributes this module looks at the initial stages of developing InDesign files As well as using preset file types for quick setup.

  • Creating a new document
  • Working with presets
  • Margins, columns, gutter, bleed, slug
  • Editing document layout
  • Working with layers
  • Work with document pages and master pages

Work with images and objects

Learn how to manage and define objects and their characteristics, be it text frames or graphic frames. Create libraries of content so that you can re-purpose them and save valuable time. Explore methods for placing raster and vector artwork. Specifying and applying colour strokes and fill swatches, applying multiple object attributes.

  • Selecting objects
  • The Bounding Box
  • Moving, aligning distributing
  • Locking hiding and deleting objects
  • Arranging and duplicating content
  • Placing single or multiple Images
  • The Links Panel
  • Selecting frames
  • Adjusting frame fitting options
  • Working with grouped content
  • Rotating and re-sizing content
  • Smart Guides
  • Object Styles
  • Colour types
  • Applying fill and stroke colour
  • The Stroke, Swatches, Colour and CC Library Panels
  • Saving colour swatches
  • Creating  and applying styles/effects
  • Saving and loading libraries

Working with text and typography

Whether you're creating, pasting, or importing text inside InDesign, how you achieve it and how it is handled will greatly affect its appearance. InDesign posses a myriad of typographic formatting and styling tools.

  • Creating text frames
  • Importing copy
  • Custom mapping styles on import
  • Editing text frames
  • Character and paragraph formatting
  • Create and apply paragraph and character styles
  • Creating styles and assets in the CC Libraries Panel
  • White space, dashes, glyphs and open type formatting
  • Thread Text
  • Change Text Threads
  • Text wrap

Preflight and output

Ensuring your document is setup for the intended output is just as important as managing its content. Learn how to prepare documents for Print and web publishing.

  • Save and export to PSD, TIFF, JPG
  • Export to screen and print PDF
  • Package your InDesign  projects

 

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01246 418730

Up-coming public course

Duration: 2 days

£350 per person

17-18 October 2017

What's included?

This course includes a cold fork buffet, light refreshments, and our unique course book. We are open from 09.00 for light refreshments. Class times are between 09.30—16.30.

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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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