Intro to Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign

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Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools remains the gold standard for creating digital media and content around the world. Upgrade your skills and learn InDesign basics of page design, layout and publishing for print or digital media. These are valuable skills in todays job market!

Sharpen your skills and master new tools with a rich and growing set of tools and programs at Pace University. Classes are available in our convenient New York City and White Plains locations, or onsite for corporate clients. All of our instructors are certified by Adobe.

Course Details
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Date: October 9 & 10

Days: 2

Fee: $650.00

Location: 1 Martine Avenue, White Plains NY

CRN: 90672

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Course Description

Adobe® InDesign® is used to publish printed documents that include: newsletters, brochures, postcards, menus, books and more. Using Adobe® authorized courseware and led by a certified InDesign® Expert Instructor, students will learn how to create multi-column layouts, add text and graphics, format consistently with styles, and generate PDF files for print or the web.

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You Will Learn To

  • Fundamentals of basic layout
  • Text and graphics manipulation
  • Drawing tools (bezier curves)
  • Color creation and application
  • Style sheets
  • Master pages
  • Multiple pages
  • Baseline grid
  • Hyphenation
  • Libraries
  • Indexing
  • Book creation
  • Essential typography rules
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Who Should Enroll

Any student that is interested in learning how to create a variety of printed materials. This course is designed for those who are Mac or Windows literate and are not familiar with or have limited experience in desktop publishing. Students who have used earlier versions of InDesign and need to stay current with the newer releases - (CS5.5 / CS6 and Creataive Cloud new digital publishing features) and / or users of QuarkXPress looking to switch over and learn InDesign.

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Course Format

The Adobe InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) course is a two day class. Classes run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and are generally offered Mondays through Fridays. This is an instructor-led course taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor.

COST: $650

Note: Students who take Intro to InDesign and InDesign for Digital Publication are eligible for a savings of $ 75.00 ($ 50.00 / $ 25.00 off per course if taken together). Please call to register.

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Questions?

Please contact us at (888) 561-7223 or continuinged@pace.edu

Outline for Intro to InDesign

1) INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE

Looking at the Workspace
Working with Panels
Customizing the Workspace
Changing the Magnification of a Document
Navigating Through a Document
Using Context Menus
Finding Resources for Using InDesign

2) GETTING TO KNOW INDESIGN

Preflighting as You Work
Viewing Guides
Adding Text
Working with Styles
Working with Graphics
Working with Objects
Working with Object Styles

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 Sections to Change Page Numbering
Adding New Pages
Arranging and Deleting Pages
Placing Text and Graphics on the Document Pages
Overriding Master Page Items on Document Pages
Changing the Size of Pages
Viewing the Completed Spread

4) WORKING WITH OBJECTS

Working with Layers
Creating and Editing Text Frames
Creating and Editing Graphics Frames
Adding Metadata Captions to 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
Finishing Up

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
Adding a Jump Line Page Number

6) EDITING TEXT

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

7) WORKING WITH TYPOGRAPHY

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

8) WORKING WITH COLOR

Defining Printing Requirements
Creating and Applying Colors
Working with Gradients
Creating a Tint
Creating a Spot Color
Applying Colors to Text and Objects
Using Advanced Gradient Techniques

Location: 1 Martine Ave, Suite 424 White Plains, NY 10606

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