Kursusmål This InDesign Basic course will provide you with a sound understanding of many of its basic, relevant and most commonly used functions.
At the course you will learn how to lay out a range of types of basic documents (e.g. newsletters/product datasheets) in InDesign. This includes e.g. combining text and images in a modern and readable design.
You will find out how to use the correct colours, text types and graphic composition
and learn to prepare the InDesign documents for printing and for the web, including creating PDF documents.
This course is held by an Adobe Certified Instructor.
Deltagere The course is ideal if you need to structure and edit publications in your everyday work. Anything from brochures and newsletters to catalogues and books.
There are no product-related requirements but you are expected to have worked on a PC before and have knowledge of the Windows user interface.
This course is intended for you, who work with InDesign CC, CS6, CS5 or CS4. The teaching will be conducted in the English edition of CC. If you wish to work with the Danish edition of the program, please indicate ...
... that, when you are signing up.
Kursusmateriale The course optimises your benefits by alternating between theory, in-depth questions and practical exercises. This is supported by a set of exercises and the approved book you will be given.
We recommend that you use the course materials as an effective reference source after the course to continue maintaining and developing your competences. For more information, you are always welcome to contact our instructors if you have questions, etc.
Kursus indhold Module 1 - Introduction to InDesign
This module introduces you to the overall programme structure and concepts that are relevant to your everyday work with InDesign. You will then understand how to navigate through the programme and adapt the user interface to suit your needs.
- Programme set-up
- The screen and work area set-up in InDesign
- Basic programme functions, tools and panels
Learn to create documents and appreciate what to be aware of in terms of their intended use. You can then create documents that achieve their ultimate aim.
- Creating documents with several pages
- Creating documents for newsletters, posters, flyers, etc.
- Creating documents for brochures, books, magazines
- Creating documents for advertisements
This module reviews how to insert pages into your InDesign document, and how to use master pages to give your documents a holistic appearance. You can then navigate between pages in your documents, insert pages and understand when and why a master page is useful.
- Navigating between several pages and master pages
- Master pages in InDesign
- Automatic page numbering
- Page headers and footers
- Inserting pages in InDesign
This module reviews tools for drawing and selection in InDesign. After this module you can create simple figures, select, convert and group these objects to form a frame for your subsequent work with text, colours and images.
- Guide lines and line tools
- Drawing tools in InDesign
- Selection tools
- Scaling, rotating and converting figures
- Grouping objects
This module gives you an understanding of palettes (CMYK, RGB or Pantone) and how to create and use these colours in InDesign documents. After the module you can create your own colours, export and use them in other Adobe programmes, and use the colours on objects i InDesign.
- Colours/colour swatches
- Colour gradients
- CMYK, RGB and Pantone
- Line colours and fill colours
This module teaches you to enter/import text and manually format the text's appearance. You can then enter text in InDesign and import text from other documents. You can also use the find/replace function for simple searches and to replace text, and design the text in terms of colour, type size and font.
- Entering text in InDesign
- Text sequence
- Importing text (from Word, for example)
- Manual text formatting
- Text wrapping
- Special symbols (glyphs)
This session gives you insight into working with images in InDesign. You learn to insert and adapt images and wrap text around the images (text wrap). You can then choose the right image based on quality requirements and crop and position images in your documents.
- Inserting images
- Cropping images
- Wrapping text (text wrap)
- Mini Bridge (New in CS5)
- Image quality
This module helps you understand how to use character and paragraph styles to manage the design of the text. You can then decide whether your document needs styles and how to create and use them.
- Creating character styles
- Creating paragraph styles
- Formatting text
This module explains how to use various effects in InDesign. You learn to use simple effects such as shading and rounded corners. You can then create and adapt these effects to suit your needs.
- Applying effects (shading, transparency, rounded corners, etc.)
- Adapting standard effects
- Applying effects to text
This module provides an understanding of creating and using lists of contents. You can then create lists of contents for InDesign documents using paragraph styles, and can format lists of contents in the style you prefer. Module 8 is a requirement for this module.
- Creating paragraph styles for lists of contents
- Creating lists of contents
- Formatting lists of contents
The end product from InDesign is often a PDF file. The final module of the course therefore familiarises you with creating PDF files intended for printing and making PDF files that can be sent for proofreading. You can then create PDF files that are ready for printing that comply with the most common printing requirements in terms of quality and colour.
- Exporting PDF files for proofreading
- Exporting PDF files ready to print
- Printers' requirements for PDF files
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