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Adobe InDesign Introduction - 2 Day Course - Brisbane

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Odyssey Training (RACQ Building)

Level 1, 60 Edward St

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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This course is ideal for

This course is for people with minimal experience using InDesign who would like to learn how to create printed published documents.

What you will learn

  • Set up new document attributes.

  • Create text frames and format text with character and paragraph commands.

  • Place text and images onto the page.

  • Work with colour, applying fill and stroke attributes to objects.

  • Create, manipulate and arrange basic shapes.

  • Prepare publications for press.

Topics covered in this training course

Getting started

  • Opening a publication

  • Navigating the interface

  • The toolbox and tools

  • Panels and workspaces

  • Zooming in/out

Editing a document

  • Moving between pages

  • Editing text

  • Finding and changing text

  • Using the story editor

  • Previewing your publication

  • Printing your publication

Basic formatting

  • Changing font type and size

  • Changing leading

  • Aligning text

  • Turn off/on hyphenation

  • Working with bullets

  • Manipulate tracking and kerning

  • Eyedropper tool to copy attributes

Text frames

  • Creating text frames

  • Placing text

  • Placing text and linking to Word

  • Threading text frames

  • Deleting a text frame

  • Columns within a text frame

  • Alignment in a text frame

  • Resolving overset text

Working with Images

  • Place an image

  • Fitting an image to a frame

  • Resizing frame and contents

  • Content grabber

  • Adding borders/stroke

  • Rotating the frame/contents

  • Deleting an image

  • Linking and embedding images

  • Working with broken links

  • Wrapping text around images

  • Clipping paths

Arranging Shapes

  • Drawing shapes

  • Send to back

  • Bring to front

  • Aligning and distributing elements

  • Align to key object

Working with Colour

  • Understanding CMYK, RGB, Pantone

  • Using default colours

  • Adding a colour swatch

  • Adobe CC libraries

  • create a swatch library

  • Selecting colours with the eyedropper

  • Applying gradients and tints

Indents, tabs and tables

  • Setting up tabs

  • Aligning tabs

  • Setting indents

  • Creating a table

  • Formatting a table

  • Importing a table from Excel

Creating styles

  • Create and apply paragraph styles

  • Create and apply character styles

  • Editing styles

  • Find and change formatting

  • Loading styles from other documents

  • Create and apply object styles

Multiple Pages

  • Inserting and deleting pages

  • Working with master pages

  • Page numbering

  • Creating multiple master pages

Creating Templates

  • Create a template

  • Turn an existing publication into a template

  • Loading a template

Preparing For Press

  • Find fonts

  • Create a package

  • Create a PDF

  • Printer marks in PDF

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Odyssey Training (RACQ Building)

Level 1, 60 Edward St

Brisbane, QLD 4000


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