ADOBE CERTIFIED TRAINING
XChange Training Ltd

Adobe InDesign Advanced

XChange Training Ltd
In Manchester, London and Glasgow

£450
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Typology Workshop
Level Beginner
Location At 3 venues
Class hours 8h
Duration 2 Days
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  • At 3 venues
  • 8h
  • Duration:
    2 Days
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Description

Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading desktop-publishing program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of InDesign's advanced tools and help you to become more proficient and confident in laying out documents.

With our help, you will take your existing InDesign know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. We will show you how to work more efficiently by saving re-usable data and storing PDF presets. This course is a great way to step up to expert level by increasing the quality, consistency, and speed of your output.

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Glasgow
38 Queen Street, G1 3DX, Glasgow, Scotland
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London
5 St Johns Lane, London, England
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Manchester
49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP, Greater Manchester, England
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Glasgow
38 Queen Street, G1 3DX, Glasgow, Scotland
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Starts Different dates available
Different dates available
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Location
London
5 St Johns Lane, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
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Different dates available
Different dates available
Location
Manchester
49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP, Greater Manchester, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of InDesign and for you to become a confident power user.

· Who is it intended for?

This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of InDesign and who work as graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, or marketing communications professionals.

· Requirements

This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of InDesign and who work as graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, or marketing communications professionals.

· What happens after requesting information?

Please go to www.xchangetraining.co.uk and head to the InDesign Advanced page where you will find a "book this course" link to complete.

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What you'll learn on the course

Desktop Publishing
Options
Creative Suite
Layout
Adobe
InDesign
Graphic design
Adobe InDesign
Advanced
Newsletters
Creative Cloud
Posters

Teachers and trainers (1)

Adobe Authorised Trainer Certified
Adobe Authorised Trainer Certified
Adobe Expert

Course programme

This 2-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the advanced features of Adobe InDesign. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, and combines production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software.

You will already understand the basics of the program, and we will show you how to take that knowledge to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as creating eBooks, generating indexes, and automating workflows.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Create complex documents such as interactive PDFs and eBooks
  • Use advanced tools and palettes
  • Re-use data via libraries and snippets
  • Generate tables of contents and indexes
  • Store PDF presets
  • Develop Bézier paths
  • Work with XML
  • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Managing Your Workspaces
  • Organising Your Panels
  • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
  • Advanced View Options
Advanced Typography
  • Typographical preferences
  • Advanced Character formatting options
  • Advanced Paragraph formatting options
Style Sheets
  • Review of setting up Style Sheets
  • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
  • Nested Styles
  • Using ‘Based on’, ‘Next Style’ and Quick Apply
Pages and Master Pages
  • Review of setting up Master Pages
  • Parent & Child masters
  • Overriding Master Page items
  • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
  • Best practice with master page
  • Numbering and Section options
Organising your Layout
  • Advanced Align options
  • Using keyboard shortcuts for align and distribute
  • Using the Gap tool
  • Using Autofit for images
  • Review of setting up Object Styles
  • Setting up a Baseline Grid
Colour
  • Review of Swatches – managing colours and gradients
  • Creating Mixed Inks
  • Using the Ink Manager
  • Sharing Swatches between documents and with Photoshop and Illustrator
Managing Documents
  • Using Libraries and Snippets
  • Creating Templates
  • Creating and using Find/Change queries
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Using an InDesign ‘Book’ to collate documents
  • Setting up Indexes
  • Tables
  • Setting up Tables
  • Importing Excel & Word tables
  • Creating Table and Cell styles
Creating an interactive PDF
  • Adding Hyperlinks, Buttons, Movies and Sounds
  • Setting up Page Transitions
  • Exporting an Interactive PDF
Setting up an e-book / e-pub
  • Understanding what an e-book is
  • Overview of preparing a file to become an e-book
  • Overivew of Export options
Preferences
  • Understanding InDesign preferences
  • Changing document preferences
  • Changing application preferences
Printing
  • Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
  • Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
  • Using Preflight
  • Understanding an RGB workflow
  • Creating PDF presets

Additional information

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
6 months post course support to assist you where needed
Official Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Gregs
Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
Pads and pens

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