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Adobe Indesign Training

Adobe Indesign Training

Adobe InDesign is an application widely used for its brilliance in creating professional layouts for print and digital publishing, Adobe InDesign is very popular amongst Graphic Designers for that very reason. This course will guide you through from the very basics to the advanced skills you will need to be a professional. 

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate and utilize the InDesign interface efficiently.
  • Create professional-quality documents and layouts.
  • Apply advanced text formatting and typography techniques.
  • Manage and manipulate graphic elements within layouts.
  • Implement advanced layout techniques for complex projects.
  • Prepare documents for print and digital publication.
  • Create interactive and multimedia-rich digital publications.
  • Export and deliver high-quality documents for various purposes.

Target Audience:

This course is ideal for graphic designers, desktop publishers, marketing professionals, content creators, and anyone interested in learning Adobe InDesign. It is suitable for both beginners with no prior experience and experienced users looking to enhance their layout and design skills.

Course Materials:

  • Adobe InDesign software (participants should have access to their own copy)
  • Textbooks and reference guides on InDesign
  • Access to online resources and supplementary materials
  • Practical projects and exercises
  • Certificate of completion

Course Format:

The course includes a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, group discussions, and project work. Participants will engage in practical activities to apply their knowledge and develop their skills. Experienced instructors provide personalized guidance and feedback.

Location:

The course will be conducted at a convenient and accessible location in Dubai, equipped with all necessary learning resources and facilities.

Prerequisites:

No prior experience with Adobe InDesign is required to enroll in this course. Basic computer skills and familiarity with graphic design concepts are beneficial but not necessary.

Enroll in the Adobe InDesign Training Course by Bright Future in Dubai to master layout and design techniques, enhance your creative skills, and advance your career in graphic design and publishing!

PART 1. INTRODUCTION TO INDESIGN

WHY CHOOSE INDESIGN?

  • New Document Configuration
  • Custom Presets and Saving Presets
  • InDesign Panels
  • Configuring Workspace
  • Preferences

SETTINGS FOR YOUR DOCUMENT

  • Rulers and Guides
  • Paginating Spread Pages
  • Using Adobe Bridge for Organisation
  • Developing Master Pages

WORKING WITH FRAMES

  • Placing Text and Graphics
  • Colours, Tints and Gradients
  • Understanding the Stroke Panel
  • Shapes and Corner Options
  • Changing Frames Content

WORKING WITH TEXT

  • Editing and Threading Text
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Managing Styles
  • Wrapping Text
  • Leading
  • Spacing
  • Tracking and Kerning
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered lists
  • Rules
  • Decorative Fonts and Special Characters

WORKING WITH GRAPHICS

  • File Types
  • Importing Options
  • Working with Image qualities
  • Working with Display Options
  • Sharing Colours with Swatch Exchange Format
  • Working with Vectors
  • Using the Effects Panel to the Fullest
  • Path Tools – Pen and Bézier Tools
  • Working with Special Effects
  • Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Feather, Inner Glow and Outer Glow
  • Utilising Colours and Swatches

PART 2. GETTING INTO DETAILS

WORKING WITH LAYOUTS

  • What are Placeholders?
  • Using Placeholders
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Arranging and Aligning Objects
  • Distributing and Transforming Objects
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Styling Objects
  • Using Baseline Grid Alignment
  • Master Page Tips and Tricks
  • Using Facing Pages
  • Allowing Pages to Shuffle

TABS AND TABLES

  • Creating a Table
  • Modifying a Table
  • Formatting Tables
  • Styling Tables
  • Placing Graphics in Tables

PRODUCTIVE WORKFLOW

  • Section Starts
  • Defining Prefixes
  • Using Find and Change Function
  • Indexing and Table of Content
  • Navigational Buttons
  • Embedding Sound and Movies

DRAWING WITH INDESIGN

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Pen Tool Shortcuts
  • Using the Pencil and Scissor Tools
  • Working with Bézier Curves
  • Combining Shapes
  • Using Clipping Paths
  • Gradient Feather Tool
  • Importing and Colouring Black and White Images

PART 3. ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

TEXT TECHNIQUES

  • Defaulting
  • Creating Custom Variables
  • Style Overrides
  • Using Story Editor
  • Sharing Styles with Snippets
  • What are Nested Styles?
  • Hanging Indents
  • Hyphenation and Advanced Justification
  • Inline Graphics
  • Anchored Objects
  • Creating Type Outline
  • Using Transparency

IMPORTING AND EXPORTING

  • Adding Excel or Word Tables
  • Importing Text Options
  • Importing Graphic Options
  • PDF Exporting for Printing
  • PDF Export Styles
  • Understanding PDF/X ISO Standards
  • Colour Mapping and Options for CMYK
  • Understanding Bleed and Slug
  • Spot and Processing Colours
  • Managing Missing Fonts

PRINTING DOCUMENTS

  • Using Printer Styles
  • Live Preflight
  • Defining Profiles
  • Managing Prepress and Printing
  • Checking Object Resolution and Colours
  • Overprinting and Advanced Previews

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES

  • Snippet Files, Libraries and Templates
  • Using User Dictionaries
  • Live Captions
  • Integrating Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Exporting to SWF
  • Using the Script Pallette
  • Text Cleanup and Multi-page PDF Import

Muhammad Fahid

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