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InDesign: Level 1

InDesign: Level 1

Course Description

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 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.

This course targets professional or amateur graphic designers and illustrators who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to create visual media. In addition, anyone interested in working toward the Adobe Visual Communications using Photoshop certification will find this course helpful.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe InDesign to create and deliver professional-looking printed and digital documents.

You will:
  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface.
  • Create a new document.
  • Customize a document by using graphics, colors, and styles.
  • Manage page elements.
  • Build a table.
  • Prepare a document for delivery.
Prerequisites:

To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with the functions of your computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving files, and saving files.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign
  • Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Use the Navigation Controls
  • Set Preferences
Lesson 2: Designing a Document
  • 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
  • Use Layers
  • Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Edit Text
Lesson 5: Building Tables
  • Create a New Table
  • Modify a Table Structure
  • Format a Table
Preparing a Document for Delivery
  • Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Print a Document
  • Package a Document
  • Export Files for Printing
  • Export Files for the Web
InDesign: Level 2

InDesign: Level 2

Course Description

In Adobe InDesign: Part 1 you were introduced to the many features that help you create professional looking documents. Now you need to create much lengthier interactive documents that need to be accessed across a range of devices. In this course, you will learn advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents.
Using Adobe InDesign, you can create interactive documents and export them for viewing in a web browser with various features such as buttons, page transitions, movies and audio files, hyperlinks and animation. You have the ability to assign color profiles and establish print presets. In creating longer documents, you'll be able to include such features as a table of contents, footnotes, cross-references and an index.

This course is intended for students who want to expand their entry-level knowledge of Adobe InDesign by using advanced features and collaboration tools.

Prerequisites:

To ensure your success, you will need to take Adobe InDesign: Part 1

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Documents for Multiple Formats
  • Build Layout Variations
  • Link Content
Lesson 2: Managing Advanced Page Elements
  • Create Repeating Content
  • Work with Text Layouts
  • Create Transparency
  • Use Anchored Objects
  • Manage a Library
Lesson 3: Managing Styles
  • Import Styles from Microsoft Word Documents
  • Create Nested and GREP Styles
  • Apply Styles in a Sequence and Manage Overrides
  • Redefine Styles and Break Style Links
Lesson 4: Building Complex Paths
  • Create Bézier Paths
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Create Compound Paths
Lesson 5: Managing External Files
  • Import Layered Files
  • Merge Data
Lesson 6: Creating Dynamic Documents
  • Create Document Sections
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Create Interactive Documents
Lesson 7: Managing Long Documents
  • Create a Book
  • Build a Table of Contents
  • Create Hyperlinks and Cross-References
  • Generate an Index
  • Insert Footnotes
Lesson 8: Publishing InDesign Files for Other Formats
  • Export PDF files for Print
  • Export Interactive PDF Files
  • Export Files for Animation
  • Export Files for the Web
Lesson 9: Customizing Print Settings
  • Manage Colors
  • Preview the Print Output
  • Create Print Presets
Appendix A: Productivity Enhancements
Appendix B: InDesign Language Support
Appendix C: Extension Manager
Appendix D: Adobe InDesign ACE Certification Exam Objectives
Appendix E: New Features in Adobe InDesign

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