Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Training: Level 1

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InDesign CC 2017

Level 1: 3 – Day Training

Students receive a course text, Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Classroom in a Book, which includes downloadable class files. These resources provide students with a valuable tool for post-training practice, using familiar files and lessons.

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Hands-on Training

$1199.00

  • Adobe Certified instructors
  • Hands on classes
  • Personal attention
  • Small class size

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  Photoshop CC 2017

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  InDesign CC 2017

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  Dreamweaver CC 2017

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  Animate CC 2017

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  Fireworks

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  Captivate 9

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  Acrobat DC

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  Muse 2017

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  EPUB with InDesign

Class Description

InDesign keeps getting better and better! InDesign has continued to improve and evolve its unparalleled page-layout features, seamless integration with Photoshop and Illustrator, and overall ease of use. In this 3-day intensive hands-on InDesign training you will maximize InDesign’s rich feature set to create stellar documents. Whether a designer, prepress professional, or even a beginner, this class will give you the skills to use InDesign effectively and efficiently. Topics include:

  • Setting up your documents
  • Working with pages and layers
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Flowing and formatting text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with master pages
  • Packing for print

Course Curriculum

Introducing the workspace

  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
  • Using panel menus
  • Modifying interface preferences

Getting to know InDesign

  • Viewing guides
  • Preflighting as you work
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with object styles
  • Viewing the document in Presentation mode

Setting up a document and working with pages

  • Creating and saving document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding new document pages
  • Rearranging and deleting document pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
  • Viewing the completed spread

Working with objects

  • Working with layers
  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Creating and modifying graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Placing and linking graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
  • Creating a QR code
  • Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads

Flowing text

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Applying paragraph styles to text
  • Adjusting columns
  • Adding a jump line page number

Editing text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking changes

Working with Typography

  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Working with fonts, type styles and glyphs
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Adjusting line breaks
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph
  • Working with paragraph shading

Working with color

  • Managing color
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating colors
  • Applying colors
  • Working with tint swatches
  • Working with gradients
  • Working with color groups

Working with styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document

Importing and modifying graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphic files
  • Using an InDesign library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Creating tables

  • Creating a table
  • Converting text to a table
  • Changing rows and columns
  • Formatting a table
  • Adding graphics to table cells
  • Creating a header row
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

Working with transparency

  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects

Printing and exporting

  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a proof and saving a print preset
  • Using the Ink Manager

Creating Adobe PDF files with Form Fields

  • Adding form fields
  • Adding a description to a form field
  • Setting the tab order of the fields
  • Adding a button to submit the form
  • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file

Creating a Fixed-Layout EPUB

  • Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
  • Adding animation
  • Adding multimedia and interactive elements
  • Exporting an EPUB file

Creating a Reflowable EPUB

  • Completing the booklet before export
  • Choosing the content of an ebook
  • Adding metadata
  • Exporting an EPUB file