InDesign CS5 : The Essentials

 

 

 

InDesign CS5 : The Essentials

Overview:

This 1 day InDesign CS5 : The Essentials course teaches the industry standard DTP package for newsletters, leaflets, magazines, books and posters.

Audience:

This is an in-depth InDesign course and is for new users or those who are self-taught. Experienced InDesign users will discover many new techniques and hidden tools.

Objectives:

  • At the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Setup a new document and work with pages
  • Enter, import and edit text
  • Flow text throughout a document and apply typography tools and techniques
  • Work with colour, creating colour swatches, applying gradients
  • Create and apply styles for document consistency
  • Import images and graphics
  • Flow text around images and objects

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Course content:
WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Interface — Tool Panel
  • Document Setup — creating and saving a document
  • Workspaces and Panels
  • Control Panel
  • Ruler guides
  • Zooming and Scrolling
  • Page Tool

BUILDING PAGES AND WORKING WITH TEXT

  • Frames
  • Selection techniques
  • Moving, resizing objects
  • Control and Transform Panels
  • Lines
  • Edit — Cut, copy, paste and Clear commands
  • Smart Guides, Drawing Grids, Gap Tool, Live Corners
  • Entering and importing Text
  • Highlighting Text
  • Text Threads
  • Glyphs
  • Special characters, white space

CHARACTER AND PARAGRAPH SETTING

  • Fonts, size, style
  • Leading, Kerning and Tracking
  • Indents, paragraph spacing
  • Bullet points and lists
  • Alignment, aligning to a baseline grid
  • Hyphenation
  • Options and Breaks
  • Text composers
  • Paragraph rules

STYLES

  • Benefits of using styles
  • Creating character styles
  • Creating paragraph styles
  • Setting parent and child styles
  • Applying styles
  • Copying Styles
  • Document and default styles

IMAGES

  • Placing an image — graphic frames
  • Importing, resizing and cropping graphics
  • Fitting options
  • Image Links
  • Managing Links
  • Using in line graphics
  • Wrapping Text around graphics
  • Irregular Text Wrap
  • Type on a Path
  • Clipping paths

OBJECTS

  • Understanding Layers
  • Stacking Order
  • Creating Layers
  • Moving objects between layers
  • Layer visibility
  • Groups
  • Aligning and distributing objects
  • Object anchors

PAGE PANEL AND MASTER PAGES

  • The Page Panel
  • Inserting and deleting pages
  • Repositioning document pages
  • Setting Master Pages
  • Add and Delete Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbering
  • Over-riding Master Page Objects
  • Applying master pages
  • Using hierarchical master pages

PAGE LAYOUTS

  • Margins
  • Layout Grid
  • Custom Guides
  • Multi column layouts
  • Frame Based columns
  • Page Based Columns

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