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Adobe are now firmly established as the leaders in Desktop Publishing tools. Adobes InDesign is becoming established as one of the leading Desktop Publishing tools for the MAC and Windows environments replacing QuarkXpress in many cases.
This course will teach users how to harness the power of InDesign to develop different types of documents. From simple fliers to newsletters users will incorporate graphics created in PhotoShop and Illustrator into different document types. You will learn how to package your document for print to get the most from the final design.
InDesign is designed to complement Adobes Illustrator and PhotoShop tools and make the development of composite documents and manuals easier. InDesign interface will seem familiar to those used to using other Adobe products.
Learn to create newsletters, adverts and other common documents
Create templates for pages to improve productivity and consistency
Understand how to create special effects with colour and transparency
Understand graphic file formats and print terminology
Use templates and styles to speed up creating and updating documents
Page and document layout
Creating a text frame
Defining a text path
Type styles and fonts
Character and Paragraph styles
Bulleting and numbering text
Using Tabs and indents
Working with PhotoShop & Illustrator files
Working with graphic objects
Rotating, scaling, skewing and reflecting images
Wrapping text around graphics
Numbering sections and pages
Generating indexes and tables of contents
Linking text frames
Borders, and shading
Lines, circles, boxes and curves
Document headers and footers
Using master pages
Dealing with colour
Graduated fountain fills
Special effects with text
Colour separated printing
Finishing the document
Preparing for final output
This course teaches through a series of practical exercises how to create professional documents using this powerful DTP tool. Users take home work created during the class on disk and are able to use classes to explore new possibilities for design in their own businesses.
Those needing to use Adobe InDesign to produce professional graphic designs. Familiarity with Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator would be useful but is not essential.
“I found this course to be very good. The instructor was very knowledgable and professional and had a very good teaching manner. She was also patient and supportive.”
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