ADB_INDE_0L1 - Adobe InDesign CC Level 1

As part of the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign is quickly becoming the preferred page layout application for designers. In this course, you will familiarize yourself with print layout and design using Adobe InDesign. You will work with some of the tools and features of this program to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents and learn to prepare those documents for print or web use.

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?Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Introducing the Workspace

Getting Started
Looking at the Workspace
Working with Panels
Customizing the Workspace
Changing the Magnification of a Document
Navigating Through a Document
Using Context Menus
Exploring on Your Own
Finding Resources for Using InDesign

Lesson 2: Getting to Know InDesign

Viewing the Lesson Document
Preflighting as Your Work
Viewing Guides
Adding Text
Working with Styles
Working with Graphics
Working with Objects
Working with Object Styles

Lesson 3: Setting up a Document and Working with Pages

Creating and Saving Custom 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
Changing the Size of Pages
Adding Sections to Change Page Numbering
Placing Text and Graphics on Document Pages
Viewing the Completed Spread

Lesson 4: Working with Objects

Working with Layers
Creating and Modifying Text Frames
Creating and Modifying Graphics Frams
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

Lesson 5: Flowing Text

Flowing Text into an Existing Frame
Flowing Text Manually
Creating Text Frames While Flowing Text
Flowing Text Automatically
Creating Threaded Frames Automatically
Resizing Text Frames Automatically
Adding a Jump Line Page Number

Lesson 6: Editing Text

Finding and Changing a Missing Font
Entering and Importing Text
Finding and Changing Text and Formatting
Checking and Spelling
Editing Text by Dragging and Dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking Changes

Lesson 7: Working with Typography

Adjusting Vertical Spacing
Changing Fonts and Type Styles
Fine-tuning Columns
Changing Paragraph Alignment
Creating a Drop Cap
Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
Setting Tabs
Adding a Rule Above a Paragraph

Lesson 8: Working with Color

Managing Color
Synchronizing Color Setting in Adobe Bridge
Specifying Color Settings in InDesign
Displaying Images at Full Resolution
Proofing Colors Onscreen
Defining Printing Requirements
Creating and Applying Colors
Working with Gradients
Creating a Tint
Creating a Spot Colo
Applying Colors to Text and Objects
Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

Lesson 9: 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