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Adobe InDesign CS5 Essentials

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Overview:

During this excellent InDesign CS5: Essentials course you will learn all the key new features that are packed into this robust design and publishing tool. 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?

  • Learn to create self-adjusting layouts using auto-fit and the gap tool
  • Discover the MiniBridge to browse for, then drag and drop, images onto your layout, all from within InDesign
  • See how to adjust the corners on an InDesign frame independently
  • Learn to insert text and graphics into your InDesign layout
  • Create text that spans or splits columns without creating new text frames

Meet the Instructor:

James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works.

James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Exploring the Interface
  • Module 02: Customizing Application Preferences
  • Module 03: Working With Documents
  • Module 04: Navigating & Viewing Documents
  • Module 05: Margins, Columns, Rulers & Guides
  • Module 06: Adding Text to Your Layout
  • Module 07: Text Formatting Options
  • Module 08: Formatting Text Using Styles
  • Module 09: Tabs, Tables & Lists
  • Module 10: Working With Placed Graphics
  • Module 11: Creating Shapes & Using Text Wrap
  • Module 12: Working With Color & Swatches
  • Module 13: Using Layers
  • Module 14: Object Styles
  • Module 15: Preflight, Print & PDF

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • 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?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a InDesign CS5: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

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.

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 : 83
1: Exploring the Interface
1. Start Screen, Application Bar & Workspace Menu
2. Panels, Application Frame & Tab View
3. Using the Control Panel
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
5. Enabling Tool Hints
6. Customizing Workspaces
2: Customizing Application Preferences
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences
3. Customizing Units, Grids & Guides
4. Dictionary, Spelling, Autocorrect & Story Editor Display Preferences
5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black
6. Document Previews, File & Clipboard Handling
3: Working With Documents
1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
2. Differences Between Web & Print Documents
3. Working with Templates
4. Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links
5. Using a Document Fonts Folder
6. Converting Documents for CS4 Compatibility
4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
1. Navigating Pages & Layers
2. Using the Pages Panel & the New Page Tool
3. Finding & Editing Links in the Links Panel
4. Zooming, Display Performance & Panning
5. Changing View Modes & Presentation Mode
5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
1. Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns on a Page
2. Using Rulers
3. Working with Guides
4. Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects
5. Using Gridify
6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
1. Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame
2. Exploring Frame Types
3. Creating Text on a Path
4. Threading Text Frames
5. Placing Text from a File
6. Auto-Flowing Text
7. Using Smart Text Reflow
7: TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
1. Choosing Fonts
2. Controlling Font Size & Leading
3. Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Control Panels
4. Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
5. Adjusting Columns within a Text Frame
6. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Attributes
7. Finding & Replacing Fonts
8. Adding Indents, Spacing & Hyphenation Control
9. Creating Drop Caps
8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
1. Creating Paragraph Styles
2. Applying Styles
3. Changing Styles
4. Redefining Styles
5. Importing Styles
9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS
1. Formatting Text Using the Tab Panel
2. Creating & Navigating Tables
3. Selecting & Formatting Tables & Cells
4. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
5. Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists
10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
1. Exploring Mini Bridge
2. Placing & Scaling Images
3. Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
4. Frame & Content Fitting Options
5. Using the Gap Tool
6. Using the Links Panel
11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
1. Creating Shapes & Frames
2. Customizing & Transforming Shapes
3. Live Corner Effects
4. Aligning & Distributing Shapes
5. Applying Text Wrap
12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
1. Creating Color Swatches
2. Working with Gradients
3. Using Transparency & Transparency Effects
4. Using the Gradient Feather Tool
13: USING LAYERS
1. Creating Layers
2. Placing Content on Layers
3. Naming Layers & Objects
4. Moving Content between Layers & Grouping Layers
5. Selecting, Locking & Managing Layers
14: OBJECT STYLES
1. Creating Object Styles
2. Applying Object Styles
3. Redefining Object Styles
15: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
1. Live Preflighting
2. Packaging for Output
3. Setting Up Print Options
4. Printing a Booklet
5. Exporting to Adobe PDF
6. Credits
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