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InDesign "Advance & Professional" Course.
(day by day class details)
Getting to Know the Work Area: 01 Class (2 Hours)
- Work with tools, document windows, the pasteboard, and palettes.
- Change the magnification of the document.
- Navigate through a document.
- Work with layers.
- Manage palettes and save your workspace.
- Use context menus and InDesign Help.
Setting Up Your Document: 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Start a new document.
- Create, edit, and apply master pages.
- Set document defaults.
- Adjust pasteboard size and bleed area.
- Add sections to change page numbering.
- Override master page items on document pages.
- Add graphics and text to document pages.
Working with Frames: 04 Class (8 Hours)
- Use the Selection and Direct Selection tools to modify frames.
- Resize and reshape text and graphics frames.
- Distinguish between bounding boxes and their frames.
- Crop a graphic.
- Scale an image contained in a graphics frame.
- Move a graphic within its frame.
- Convert a graphics frame to a text frame.
- Wrap text around an object.
- Create and rotate a polygon frame.
- Align graphic objects to each other.
- Center and scale an object within a frame.
Importing and Editing Text: 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Enter text into text frames.
- Flow text manually and automatically.
- Load styles from another document and apply them.
- Thread text.
- Use semi-auto flow to place text frames.
- Find and change text and formatting.
- Find and change a missing font.
- Check Spelling in a document.
- Automatically correct misspelled words.
- Set type to follow a curved path.
Working with Typography: 03 Class (6 Hours)
- Prepare and use a baseline grid.
- Change type spacing and appearance.
- Create special characters.
- Create a tabbed table with tab leaders and hanging indents.
- Insert special characters in text using OpenType fonts.
Working with Color : 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Add colors to the Swatches palette.
- Apply colors to objects.
- Create dashed strokes.
- Create and apply a gradient swatch.
- Adjust the direction of the gradient blend.
- Create a tint.
- Create a spot color.
- Specify a color management engine.
- Specify default source ICC profiles.
- Assign ICC profiles in InDesign
- Embed ICC profiles in graphics created in other Adobe programs.
Working with Styles: 04 Class (4 Hours)
- Create and apply Object styles.
- Create and apply Character styles.
- Create and apply Paragraph styles.
- Nest Character styles inside Paragraph styles.
- Globally update Object, Character, and Paragraph styles.
- Import and apply styles from other InDesign documents.
Importing and Linking Graphics: 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Distinguish between vector and bitmap graphics.
- Place layered Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator graphics.
- Import clipping paths with graphics, and create clipping paths.
- Manage placed files using the Links palette.
- Use and create libraries for objects. Import graphics using Adobe Bridge.
Creating Tables : 03 Class (6 Hours)
- Import formatted tables from other applications, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
- Format tables with alternating row colors.
- Format cell and border strokes.
- Apply colors to individual rows.
- Delete and resize columns.
- Set precise column dimensions.
- Place single or multiple graphics within a cell.
- Format text in tables by columns and by rows.
Working with Transparency : 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Colorize an imported black-and-white graphic.
- Change the opacity of objects drawn in InDesign.
- Apply blending modes to overlapping objects.
- Apply feathering to soften the edges of objects.
- Adjust transparency settings for imported graphics.
- Apply transparency settings to text.
- Apply drop shadows to text and graphics.
Working with Long Documents : 03 Class (6 Hours)
- Join multiple InDesign documents into a book.
- Specify page numbering across separate documents using a book.
- Create a Table of Contents for a book.
- Assign a source document for defining styles.
- Update book files after modifying documents.
- Create index references.
- Generate an index file and sort entries.
- Edit index references.
Printing and PDF Exporting : 02 Class (4 Hours)
- Confirm that an InDesign file and all its elements are ready for printing.
- Generate a PDF file for others to proof your work.
- Assemble all necessary files for printing or delivery to a service provider or printer.
- Print documents containing spot colors.
- Select appropriate print settings for fonts and graphics.
- Create a Print preset to automate the printing process.