Adobe InDesign Course: Level 1 (Beginners)

Adobe InDesign Course: Level 1 (Beginners)
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Date(s) - 05/12/2019 - 06/12/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Sydney Campus, Room to be advised


Learn to create elegant layouts for page design and publishing with our Adobe InDesign courses in Sydney.

In our Adobe InDesign courses, learn to use the industry-leading page design and layout app that lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. Adobe InDesign has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs, and more. Whether you work in print or digital media, Adobe InDesign can help you create layouts that leap off the page. Learn Adobe InDesign with our Adobe InDesign courses in Sydney – short courses open to everyone.

This Adobe InDesign course is a beginner’s InDesign course that will have you producing professional quality print or digital layouts fast. Our Adobe InDesign courses will enable to you to gain a thorough understanding of the InDesign software package and how it can be best utilised for design and publication across any medium. In this Adobe InDesign course you will be guided by an expert instructor through the tools and techniques available in Adobe InDesign CC. Beginning with the basics, your instructor will work through the functionality available to you in Adobe InDesign CC, empowering you with the skills necessary to create a variety of different print and digital material.

The skills and knowledge acquired in this Adobe InDesign course enable users to gain a thorough understanding of InDesign and how it can be used as well as the ability to create a variety of different kinds of documents, add text, colour, shapes and graphics, print documents and access help before attempting more advanced features covered in Adobe InDesign Course: Level 2 (Advanced).

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Adobe InDesign course you should be able to:

  1. Understand how InDesign can be used and start working with it.
  2. Understand how to set up and create a new document.
  3. Work with and modify elements of a workspace.
  4. Understand basic navigation within InDesign.
  5. Work with pages.
  6. Understand what layers are and how to work with them.
  7. Understand colour and how to use it.
  8. Understand and work with objects.
  9. Work with graphics.
  10. Work with text.
  11. Ensure documents are ready to print.

Course Content

This Adobe InDesign course will cover the following content:

Starting With Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding InDesign.
  • Starting Adobe InDesign.
  • The InDesign Workspace.
  • Understanding Workspaces.
  • Opening an Existing Document.
  • Closing a Document.

Setting Up a Document in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Document Presets.
  • Adjusting the Units of Measure.
  • Creating a Document Preset.
  • Creating a New Document.
  • Using New Document Preview.
  • Saving a New Document.

Working With an Adobe InDesign Workspace

  • The Tools Panel.
  • Using Selection Tools.
  • Displaying and Hiding Rulers.
  • Working With Workspaces.
  • Creating a Custom Workspace.
  • Understanding Panels.
  • Displaying and Hiding Panels.
  • Understanding Screen Views.
  • Changing Screen Views.
  • Using the Hand and Zoom Tools.
  • Using Shortcut Menus.
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Working With Tabbed Documents.
  • Arranging Multiple Documents.

Working With Adobe InDesign Pages

  • Inserting Pages.
  • Navigating Pages.
  • Understanding Master Pages.
  • Creating Master Pages.
  • Adjusting Column Guides.
  • Setting Document Bleed and Slug.
  • Inserting Auto Page Numbering.
  • Applying a Master Page.
  • Deleting Pages.

Adobe InDesign Layers

  • Understanding Layers.
  • Creating a New Layer.
  • Naming Layers and Assigning Colours.
  • Assigning Objects to Layers.
  • Reordering Layers.
  • Hiding and Viewing Layers.

Working With Colour in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Colour.
  • Stroke and Fill.
  • Understanding the Colour Panel.
  • Applying a Fill Colour.
  • Applying a Stroke Colour.
  • Selecting Colours Using the Eyedropper.
  • Selecting Colours Using the Swatches Panel.
  • Adding Colours to the Swatches Panel.
  • Creating a Gradient.
  • Creating a Colour Theme.
  • Removing Colour.

Adobe InDesign Frames and Shapes

  • Understanding Frames.
  • Creating Frames and Shapes.
  • Transforming Shapes.
  • Merging Shapes Using Pathfinder.
  • Duplicating Objects.
  • Arranging Objects.
  • Aligning and Distributing Objects.
  • Grouping Objects.
  • Creating an Outline.

Working With Graphics in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Graphic File Formats.
  • Placing Graphics in a Document.
  • Positioning Graphics Within a Frame.
  • Fitting Graphics.
  • Understanding Linked Graphics.
  • Navigating the Links Panel.
  • Linking and Unlinking Files.
  • Creating a Clipping Path.
  • Applying Text Wrap.
  • Changing Display Performance.

Working With Text in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Text.
  • Applying a Type Style.
  • Changing Font Size and Leading.
  • Changing the Vertical Text Alignment.
  • Threading Text Frames.
  • Importing Text From Microsoft Word.
  • Adjusting Kerning.
  • Adjusting Tracking.
  • Editing Text in Place.

Preparing for Printing in Adobe InDesign

  • Running a Preflight Check.
  • Printing a Document.
  • Defining a Print Preset.
  • Creating a Postscript File.
  • Exporting to PDF.

Intended Audience

This Adobe InDesign course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using InDesign and requires little or no prior knowledge of the Indesign software package. This Adobe InDesign course is ideal for new or existing InDesign users seeking to learn InDesign tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Adobe InDesign course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in an Adobe CC environment. In this Adobe InDesign course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

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