InDesign Introduction

Duration: 2 day | Book this course
Cost: $850.00 + GST

Course Description

Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace.  Paragraph and character styles that allow you to format pages of text uniformly, layout features that help you to build alternate size configurations of your document, and various panels that enable you to easily customise both text and graphics.  Adobe InDesign CC has all of the tools you need to elevate the look of your document and get it out to the people who need to see it, whether it be in print or on the web.

Prerequisites
Before taking this course, the student must have basic PC skills, including a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, how to launch an application and create and save files, as well as how to copy files from USBs and other media.

Who Should Take This Course
This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

  1. Navigate the InDesign interface
  2. Create a new document
  3. Customise a document using colour, swatches, gradients, and styles
  4. Manage page elements
  5. Add tables
  6. Prepare documents for deployment

Course Outline

Getting Started with InDesign

  • Identify components of the InDesign interface
  • Customise the InDesign interface
  • Apply the navigation controls and set preferences

Designing a Document

  • Establish project requirements
  • Apply design principles
  • Create a new document
  • Add text to a document
  • Add graphics to a document

Customising a document

  • Format characters and paragraphs
  • Apply colours, swatches, and gradients
  • Create and apply styles

Working with Page Elements

  • Arrange and align objects
  • Apply layers
  • Transform and manipulate objects
  • Thread text frames
  • Edit text

Building Tables

  • Create and modify a new table
  • Format a table

Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Resolve errors in a document
  • Export files for printing and for the web

      InDesign Intermediate

      Duration: 2 day | Book this course
      Cost: $850.00 + GST

      Course Description

      Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks, and animation. You have the ability to assign colour profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you’ll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references, and an index.

      Prerequisites
      Participants should have completed the InDesign Introduction level or have equivalent experience. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz.

      Who Should Take This Course
      The target student is any professional who would like to create and design print and web content. It may include graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

      Course Objectives

      Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:

      1. Prepare documents for multiple formats
      2. Manage advanced page layouts
      3. Manage styles
      4. Build complex paths
      5. Manage external files and create dynamic documents
      6. Manage long documents
      7. Publish InDesign files for other formats and customise print settings

      Course Outline

      Preparing Documents for Multiple Formats

      • Build layout versions
      • Link Content

      Managing Advanced Page Elements

      • Create repeating content
      • Change text layouts
      • Create transparency
      • Anchor objects and manage a library

      Managing Styles

      • Import styles from Microsoft Word documents
      • Manage styles

      Building Complex Paths

      • Create bezier paths
      • Create clipping paths
      • Create compound paths

      Manage External Files and Creating Dynamic Documents

      • Import external files
      • Create document sections
      • Insert text variables
      • Create interactive documents

      Managing Long Documents

      • Create a book
      • Build a table of contents
      • Create hyperlinks and cross-references
      • Generate an index and insert footnotes

      Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats and Customising Print Settings

      • Export PDF files for print
      • Export interactive PDF files and files for animation
      • Export files for the web
      • Manage colours
      • Preview print output
      • Create print presets