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InDesign CC: Essentials

Adobe InDesign CC is a professional page layout application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. In this course, you will be train to create elegant and engaging pages with features including Live Preflight, comprehensive styles, and sophisticated text-handling capabilities. New tools make adapting layouts for myriad printed page and screen sizes more efficient. This course is suitable for anyone wish to learn the magic behind commercial multi-page printed documents.

 

Target Audience: New and basic users  | Prerequisite: Nil

Duration: 2 Days (9am - 6pm)  |  Course Fee: Please refer to the Courses page

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Introducing The Workspace

  • Looking at the new InDesign CC workspace
  • Understanding the Application bar and Control panels
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Understanding the new Sync setting

 

Illustrations

  • Drawing lines & shapes
  • Drawing multiple objects as a grid
  • Using smart guides
  • Creating different corner appearances
  • Transforming shapes
  • Distributing objects using Live distribute

 

Colors

  • Creating & applying colors with the Color & Swatches panels
  • Working with gradients
  • Applying colors to text & objects
  • Managing swatches with the new color groups

 

Page Layout

  • Document window overview
  • Creating a new document with the new Preview option
  • Selecting pages & spreads from the pages panel
  • Switching between opened InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Creating paginations
  • Setting up text and image placeholders in master pages
  • Adding, deleting and moving document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Placing text and graphic frames on document pages
  • Creating a document with different page sizes
  • Using columns, margins, bleed, slug and guides
  • Rotating the page/spread view

 

Transparency And Effects

  • Applying transparency settings & blending modes
  • Working with effects

 

Graphics Handling

  • Working with layers
  • Creating & modifying text & graphic frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphic frames
  • Placing & linking graphics frames
  • Using the Content Collector & Placer tools
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Aligning objects
  • Spacing images with the Gap tool
  • Selecting & modifying grouped objects

 

Table Layout

  • Creating tables
  • Selecting elements of a table
  • Managing rows, columns & tables
  • Moving columns & rows using the new drag & drop approach
  • Formatting a table
  • Working with header & footer rows
  • Creating & using table & cell styles

 

Text Handling

  • Text selection
  • Viewing non-printing characters
  • Working with text frames
  • Threading text frames manually & automatically
  • Resizing text frames automatically
  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Learning about the new font search and filter
  • Using the new instant font preview feature
  • Adding fonts to the new Font Favorites feature
  • Entering and importing text
  • Using the enhanced Search to change and format text
  • Checking spelling
  • Adding glyphs
  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Accessing typographic controls in InDesign
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Applying hanging punctuation
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs and indentations
  • Performing word or character count
  • Using bullets and numbering
  • Creating and applying paragraph & character styles

 

Final output

  • About digital printing
  • Preventing missing fonts with document installed fonts
  • Detecting printing problems with Live Preflight
  • Defining preflight profiles
  • Using the improved Packaging command to prepare files for commercial printing
  • Creating an Adobe PDF file with the proper method
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened

 

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