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Adobe InDesign CC Essentials

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Overview: 

During this excellent InDesign CC Essentials course you will work through real-life projects so you can acquire the necessary skills to start making beautiful documents in InDesign. Topics covered include: rotating images, adding borders, saving and converting files, working with CC Libraries, page numbering, adding type effects, using placeholder text, and so much more. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • The course begins with the basics of setting up a one-page document
  • During the course you will also cover complex newsletters and brochures
  • Understand professional workflow shortcuts for formatting your text and images
  • Learn a whole host of techniques for creating business cards and portfolios

Meet the Instructor:

Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Module 03: Project 2: Other People’s Files
  • Module 04: Project 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure
  • Module 05: Project 4: Long Business Document
  • Module 06: Project 5: Conference Name Badge
  • Module 07: What Next
  • Module 08: Cheat Sheet & Shortcuts

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

If you pass the exam successfully then you will be awarded a certificate in InDesign CC Essentials.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles in a range of industries, such as:

  • Marketing Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Creative Art Worker
  • Digital Designer
  • Digital Creative

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.c

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 76
1: OVERVIEW
1. Introduction
2. Exercise Files & Projects
3. What Does Adobe® InDesign® Do?
4. What are the Differences between InDesign & Other Design Programs?
2: PROJECT 1: ONE-PAGE FLYER
1. Changing Units of Measurement & Dictionary Settings
2. New Document Settings – Bleed & Slug
3. Creating Your Own RGB & CMYK Colors in InDesign
4. Stealing Colors from a Logo & the Swatches Panel
5. Coloring the Background of a Page in InDesign
6. Importing & Resizing Images & Logos
7. Importing Text from Microsoft® Word into InDesign
8. Grouping, Ungrouping & Rotating Images in InDesign
9. Making a Dotted Line, a Dashed Line & Borders in InDesign
10. Previewing Your Work in InDesign
11. Creating a Simple PDF from InDesign
12. Saving Your InDesign File as a .JPEG
13. Why Should I Use CC Libraries in InDesign?
14. Using Package Document to Share InDesign Files
15. Class Exercise 1 – Practice the Basics
3: PROJECT 2: OTHER PEOPLE’S FILES
1. Getting Ideas, Inspiration & Starter Templates
2. Working with Other People’s InDesign Documents & Missing Images
3. Finding Missing Fonts in InDesign
4. Replacing Images in InDesign
5. Setting Opacity & Transparency in InDesign
6. Why is InDesign Adding [Converted] & making me Save As?
7. What If I Can’t Find the InDesign File – Can I Open the PDF?
4: PROJECT 3: COMPANY NEWSLETTER/BROCHURE
1. Creating a Newsletter & Working with Spreads
2. Using a Master Page in InDesign
3. Automatic Page Numbering
4. Removing a Master Page & Deleting Parts off the Master Page
5. Production Video 1 – Assembling the Newsletter Cover
6. Setting an Effective PPI & Image Resolution in the Links Panel
7. Adding a Drop Shadow to an Image or Logo – Effects
8. Using TypeKit in InDesign
9. Adding the Copyright, Registered & Trademark Symbols – Glyphs
10. Finding the Different Versions of Letters in InDesign – Ligatures
11. Adding Placeholder Text – Lorem Ipsum & Getting a Word Count in InDesign
12. Importing Text from Microsoft Word & Keeping or Removing the Formatting
13. Creating Columns in a Text Box Using InDesign
14. Justifying Text & Turning off Hyphenation in InDesign
15. What is the Space After & Leading in InDesign?
16. Underlining Text with a Full Width Line – Paragraph Rules
17. Creating a Paragraph Style in InDesign
18. Updating a Paragraph Style in InDesign
19. Using Find & Change to Remove Double Spaces after a Period or Full Stop
20. Sampling Colors from Images & Using the Eyedropper Tool
21. Class Exercise 2 – Magazine Spread
5: PROJECT 4: LONG BUSINESS DOCUMENT
1. Importing Lots of Text into InDesign at Once & Text Frames
2. Importing Paragraph Styles from another Document
3. Inserting Blank Pages in InDesign
4. Creating a Gradient in InDesign
5. Do I Need to Use Layers in InDesign?
6. Advanced Opacity, Watermarks & Transparency Effects in InDesign
7. Adding Rounded Corners to an Image or Box in InDesign
8. Add a Large First Letter to Text – Drop Caps
9. Using Tracking & Leading to Adjust Text Spacing
10. Placing Text around a Shape or Image Using Text Wrap
11. Why Can’t I Put Text over Anything That Has Text Wrap Applied?
12. Drawing Shapes in InDesign
13. Cropping & Putting Images inside Shapes
14. Using Adobe Stock
15. Finding Free Images & Icons for Your Business
16. Adding Bullets & Numbered Lists in InDesign
17. Creating a Table in InDesign
18. Converting Tables from Microsoft Word or Excel into Adobe InDesign
19. Using Anchored Objects to Get Images to Move with Text
20. Creating Line Breaks, Column Breaks & Page Breaks
21. Generating a Table of Contents in InDesign
22. Setting Tabs in InDesign
23. Starting Page Numbering on a Later Page
6: PROJECT 5: CONFERENCE NAME BADGE
1. Using Data Merge to Personalize InDesign Documents with Excel Data
2. Class Exercise 3 – Create Your Own Business Card
7: WHAT NEXT
1. Creating Mockups for Your Portfolio in InDesign
2. What to Do after This InDesign Tutorial Course?
3. Class Exercise 4 – Create Your Own Portfolio
8: CHEAT SHEET & SHORTCUTS
1. InDesign Cheat Sheet & Shortcuts
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