InDesign – Level 1

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 2.00 Days


Overview:

Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in the marketplace cluttered with all kinds of communications. 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 customize both text and graphics; Adobe® InDesign® CC (2017) has all 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.

At Course Completion:

In this course, you will use Adobe InDesign CC (2017) to create and deliver professional looking printed and interactive documents.

You will:

  • Navigate the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document using color, swatches, gradients, and styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Add tables
  • Prepare documents for deployment

Pre-requisite(s): This course recommends some knowledge of Illustrator or Photoshop, although this is not required.


Course Outline:

InDesign – Level 1 Creating Basic Publications

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

  • Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

  • Establish Project Requirements
  • Apply Design Principles
  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text to a Document
  • Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

  • Arrange and Align Objects
  • Apply Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

  • Create and Modify a New Table
  • Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Export Files for Printing and for the Web
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