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    InDesign Essentials 2 Days | 14 hours | $725 PLUS TAX

    This is our most popular InDesign class. It teaches you everything you need to create ads, brochures, newsletters, product sheets, and more -- right from scratch. You’ll be amazed at your new skills, and with all the practice in class you’ll feel completely comfortable working in InDesign back at the office. If you face any special projects please bring a sample to class with you. You can use it during practice sessions. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. 

    Introduction

    • » the control panel
    • » the tools
    • » customizing your workspace
    • » changing page magnification
    • » navigating around the page

    Getting to know InDesign

    • » working with text
    • » working with graphics
    • » working with objects
    • » placing graphics and text
    • » working with colour

    InDesign documents

    • » creating a new document
    • » working with master pages
    • » adding new pages
    • » creating a library

    Working with objects

    • » creating basic and complex shapes
    • » working with the pen tool
    • » anchoring images in text
    • » wrapping text around an object

    Flowing Text

    • » flowing text into an existing frame
    • » creating text frames while flowing text
    • » flowing text automatically

    Editing Text

    • » finding and changing a missing font
    • » entering and importing text
    • » finding and changing text and formatting
    • » check spelling

    Formatting Text

    • » type size and leading
    • » adjusting letter spacing
    • » working with columns
    • » paragraph alignment
    • » paragraph spacing
    • » setting tabs

    Working with colour

    • » rgb vs cmyk
    • » creating and applying colors
    • » working with gradients
    • » creating a tint
    • » working with Pantone colours

    Styles

    • » paragraph and character styles
    • » object styles
    • » updating styles globally
    • » loading styles from another document

    Importing and modifying graphics

    • » vector vs bitmap graphics
    • » managing links to placed graphics
    • » adjusting display quality
    • » updating revised graphics
    • » linking text and Excel files

    Tables

    • » converting text to a table
    • » inserting a table
    • » formatting tables

    Transparency

    • » opacity
    • » blending modes
    • » using transparency to enhance design
    • » working with effects

    Printing and Exporting

    • » preflighting files
    • » packaging files
    • » adding bleed
    • » adding slugs

    Creating PDFs

    • » press-ready PDFs
    • » PDFs for email and the web

    Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of InDesign at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

    Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

    • Online:
    • Apr 13-14
    • Apr 21-22
    • May 03-04
    • May 19-20
    • Jun 01-02
    • Jun 17-18
    • Jul 14-15
    • Aug 03-04
    • Aug 19-20