Adobe InDesign Level 1 (Basic)



Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in a 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 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.

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will use Adobe InDesign CC 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
Target Student:
This course is intended for students who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layouts and designs.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with InDesign
Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Customize the InDesign Interface
Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Section 2: Designing a Document
Establish Project Requirements
Apply Design Principles
Create a New Document
Add Text to a Document
Add Graphics to a Document

Section 3: Customizing a Document
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Create and Apply Styles

Section 4: Working with Page Elements
Arrange and Align Objects
Apply Layers
Transform and Manipulate Objects
Thread Text Frames
Edit Text

Section 5: Building Tables
Create and Modify a New Table
Format a Table

Section 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery
Resolve Errors in a Document
Export Files for Printing and for the Web
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Giving your documents a well-designed, professional look will put you a step ahead in a 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 CS6 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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe InDesign CS6 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
Target Student:
This course is intended for students who want to use the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with InDesign
Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
Customize the InDesign Interface
Use the Navigation Controls
Set Preferences

Section 2: Designing a Document
Create a New Document
Add Text to a Document
Add Graphics to a Document

Section 3: Customizing a Document
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Create and Apply Styles

Section 4: Working with Page Elements
Arrange and Align Objects
Use Layers
Transform and Manipulate Objects
Thread Text Frames
Edit Text

Section 5: Building Tables
Create a New Table
Modify a Table Structure
Format a Table

Section 6: 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
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
You will utilize Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface
  • Design documents
  • Enhance documents with formats, color, and styles
  • Work with page elements
  • Manage objects
  • Work with tables
  • Finalize documents
Target Student:
This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment
Identify the InDesign Interface Components
Customize the Interface
Use the Navigation Controls
Set General and Interface Preferences

Section 2: Designing Documents
Create a Document
Add Text
Add Graphical Objects

Section 3: Enhancing Documents
Format Characters and Paragraphs
Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Apply Fills and Strokes
Create and Apply Styles

Section 4: Working with Page Elements
Arrange Objects
Align Objects
Manage Page Elements with Layers

Section 5: Managing Objects
Transform Objects
Manipulate Objects
Thread Text Frames
Search and Replace Content
Edit Text

Section 6: Working with Tables
Create a Table
Modify a Table Structure
Format a Table

Section 7: Finalizing Documents
Check Documents for Errors
Print a Document
Package Files
Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution

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Level 1 (Basic)
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February 5, 2021 9am to 4pm EST $535.00 (CAD)*  
August 3, 2021 9am to 4pm EDT $535.00 (CAD)*  

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