InDesign CS6 Certification Bootcamp - Online Classroom

£785 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 4 days

Trainer: G083IH

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InDesign CS6 Certification Bootcamp is a combination of the Getting Started, And Advanced Techniques courses, offering you a complete blended learning solution that gets you from beginner to advanced user in one simple process.

About this InDesign Training Course
InDesign CS6 Certification Bootcamp is targeted at those who are new to the InDesign package and wanting to learn InDesign inside out. From correcting and retouching images right through to advanced filter techniques, or painting effects this course covers the lot.

The Instructors
Our InDesign trainers all have extensive experience working with the product in a professional capacity and they have all gained the ACE and ACI professional accreditations. As contributors to the Adobe beta programs they also have more than 6 months experience of using the product prior to it's general release.

The Prerequisites
This course is a beginners InDesign course. You should however be comfortable using a computer to perform functions such as copy and paste, and opening applications and files. You should also be comfortable using the internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.

InDesign Stage 1 Training Course - Topics
The following modules are covered in this course:

- What is Desktop Publishing 
- Why InDesign 
- What you will learn

InDesign Interface 
- Overview of the interface 
- Creating customised Workspaces 
- Organising Panels 
- Customising Menus 
- Changing Default Settings

Document Creation 
- Creating a New Document 
- Bleed, Slug and Margins 
- Facing Pages 
- Columns and Gutter

Frames and Shapes 
- What are frames 
- Creating frames 
- Moving frames 
- Aligning frames 
- Sizing and positioning 
- Rounded corners 
- Anchoring frames 
- Rotating and skewing 
- Creating frames from text

Working with Text 
- Creating text frames 
- Using placeholder text 
- Inserting special characters 
- Glyphs 
- Threading text frames 
- Viewing threads 
- The Story Editor 
- Text frame options, inset spacing etc.. 
- Hyphenation 
- Importing from Word

Formatting Text 
- Leading 
- Kerning & tracking 
- Drop caps 
- Baseline shift 
- Justification & Alignment 
- Uppercase, lowercase, sentence case & title case 
- Indents 
- Bullets 
- Formatting Bullets

Working with Objects 
- Grouping and ungrouping 
- Change object shape 
- Rotating a spread 
- Arranging objects 
- Layers Panel

- Using mini bridge 
- Different file formats 
- Placing images 
- Frame Fitting Options 
- Text wrap options 
- Resizing and positioning images 
- Select v direct select 
- Content Grabber (and how to turn it off) 
- Display performance 
- Clipping paths

- Creating layouts 
- Guides and smart guides 
- The gap tool 
- Liquid Layout 
- Alternate Layout 
- Using the page tool 
- Live distribute 
- Merging frames 
- Compound shapes

Masters and Pages 
- Working with masters 
- Creating masters 
- Importing masters 
- Applying masters 
- Master options 
- Page numbering 
- Numbering and sections 
- Text threads in masters

- Understanding Colours: CMYK, RGB, Pantone etc.. 
- Creating colours 
- Saving colours as swatches 
- Sampling colors from images 
- Exporting and importing colours 
- Applying colours to strokes and fills 
- Creating gradients 
- Saving gradients as swatches 
- Applying gradients to items

Gradient Feather 
- Applied to what? 
- Linear v radial 
- Angle and location

- Creating a new table 
- Convert text to table 
- Strokes and fills 
- Alternating row and column strokes 
- Adding rows and columns 
- Deleting rows and columns 
- Merge and unmerge

Other Effects 
- Applied to what? 
- Drop & Inner Shadow 
- Inner & Outer Glow 
- Bevel and Emboss 
- Satin 
- Transparency

Basic Styles 
- Character styles 
- Paragraph styles 
- Style Priority 
- Creating styles
- Applying and removing styles 
- Overrides 
- Redefining styles 
- Importing Styles 
- Removing unused styles 
- Nested Styles

- Why preflighting 
- Detecting errors 
- Identify & correct errors 
- Custom profiles

Hands on Lab
During the course delegates will complete hands on exercises at each stage. On day 2 we also undertake one large final project bringing together all of the skills covered during the course. This approach gives delegates the opportunity to embed the skills, ask questions and clarify areas of uncertainty before leaving the classroom.

InDesign Stage 2 Training Course – Topics

Using Stylesheets
- Setting up paragraph and character styles
- Styling bullets
- Using next paragraph style
- Advanced nested styles

Object Styles
What are object styles
- Creating an object style
- Applying paragraph styles within an object
- Using quick apply
- Setting a default object style

Styling Tables
- Table styles
- Cell styles
- Paragraph styles in cells
- Cell styles in tables
- Creating table styles
- Applying table styles

Page Numbering
- Automated Table of Contents
- Formatting the TOC
- Updating TOC
- Styling Table of Contents
- Dynamic story jumps

Advanced Layout Options
- Gridify
- Live Distribute
- Liquid layout
- Liquid Page Rules
- Alternate Layout
- Alignment tips

Pen Tool, Paths & Pathfinder
- Creating paths
- Creating custom frames
- Combining different shapes
- Type on a path
- Formatting type on a path
- Placing text in a custom frame
- Merging frames
- Compound frames

- Export to interactive pdf
- Buttons
- Hyperlinks
- Transitions
- Animation
- Video
- Interactive page curls

- Overview of pdf forms
- Text and signature fields
- List and combo boxes
- Checkboxes and radio buttons
- Setting tab order for pdf forms
- Submit, print and clear actions
- Outputting a form
- Testing in Acrobat

Adobe Bridge
- Bridge Workspaces
- Working with Mini Bridge
- Image Metadata in Bridge
- Metadata Templates
- Live image captions

Working with Images
- Using PSD files in InDesign
- Using Illustrator files
- Embedding images
- Preflighting and Images
- Images and transparency

Color and Kuler
- Mixed ink colours and groups
- Seperations preview panel
- The ink manager
- What is Kuler
- Creating a Kuler theme
- Managing Kuler themes
- Using .ASE files

- Word and Excel content
- Import options
- Importing styles
- Handling style conflicts
- Import Presets
- Importing text

- Export Interactive PDF
- Export as HTML5
- Export for Kindle
- Export as SWF
- Export as ePub etc....

Working with Text
- Using conditional text
- Convert text to frames
- Tracking text changes
- Custom autocorrect
- Custom spell check
- Link content between documents

- What is Grep?
- Find and replace with GREP
- Using GREP Styles

Saving as snippets
- Showing snippets in mini bridge
- Reuse snippets on document from bridge

- Libraries v Snippets
- Creating a library
- The library panel
- Adding items to a library

Data Merge
- How to setup a merge source
- Add merge fields
- Styling
- Output

Hands on Lab
During the course delegates will complete hands on exercises at each stage. On day 2 we also undertake one large final project bringing together all of the skills covered during the course. This approach gives delegates the opportunity to embed the skills, ask questions and clarify areas of uncertainty before leaving the classroom.

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