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InDesign CS3 Essentials

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InDesign CS3 Essentials


During this excellent InDesign CS3: Essentials course you navigate the interface, work with paragraph, text and character options, how to insert Photoshop, Illustrator and PDF files into your work and create and transform shapes and effects. 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?

  • Discover the new Adobe InDesign CS3 interface as well as all the paragraph, text, and character options available
  • Learn how to insert Photoshop, Illustrator and PDF files into your work and how to create and transform shapes and effects
  • Learn necessary skills for using colour, working with layers, and preparing your designs for final output

Meet the Instructor:

Adam Pratt joined Adobe Systems in 2000 and is currently a Senior Systems Engineer working with all of the Creative Suite Products, including InCopy and InDesign. He consults with creative professional customers regarding their publishing workflows and helps ensure a smooth transition to InDesign and the Creative Suite.

Adam is an Adobe Certified Expert in every application in the Creative Suite and a Certified Print Specialist, as well as a Certified Web Specialist. He was also the world’s first Creative Suite Master for CS1 and CS2.

Adam recently finished co-authoring his fifth book, “The Adobe InCopy CS2 Book” for Adobe Press, frequently tech edits books for several publishers, and occasionally writes for a few design-related magazines. You might have seen him present at industry seminars and conferences including the HOW Design Conference, MacWorld, MacDesign, Creative Suite Conference, and the ADIM Conference.

Before joining Adobe, Adam spent several years in the graphic design industry in a variety of design, production, and project management roles. His experience includes newspaper, book, Web, and multimedia publishing. He also founded one of the first Adobe Certified Training programs in the US. It’s this combination of his real world design experience, technical expertise, and training background that makes Adam such an effective trainer and software guide.

Course Outline:

Section 01:

  • Module 01: Quickstart Tour of InDesign CS3
  • Module 02: Customizing the Interface
  • Module 03: Adjusting Application Preferences
  • Module 04: Working with Documents
  • Module 05: Navigating InDesign Documents
  • Module 06: Using Guides & Grids
  • Module 07: Adding Text to Your Layouts
  • Module 08: Character Formatting Options
  • Module 09: Paragraph Formatting Options
  • Module 10: Formatting Text with Styles
  • Module 11: Designing with Tabs & Tables

Section 02:

  • Module 01: Placing Photoshop Files
  • Module 02: Placing Illustrator® & InDesign® Files
  • Module 03: Working with Shapes & Text Wrap
  • Module 04: Working with Color & Swatches
  • Module 05: Working with Layers
  • Module 06: Effects & Transparency
  • Module 07: Introducing Object Styles
  • Module 08: 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 CS3: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-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 : 19
Section 01
1: Quickstart Tour of InDesign CS3
1. Quickstart Tour of Indesign CS3
2: Customizing the Interface
1. Customizing the Interface
3: Adjusting Application Preferences
1. Adjusting Application Preferences
4: Working with Documents
1. Working with Documents
5: Navigating InDesign Documents
1. Navigating Indesign Documents
6: Using Guides & Grids
1. Using Guides & Grids
7: Adding Text to Your Layouts
1. Adding Text to Your Layouts
8: Character Formatting Options
1. Character Formatting Options
9: Paragraph Formatting Options
1. Paragraph Formatting Options
10: Formatting Text with Styles
1. Formatting Text with Styles
11: Designing with Tabs & Tables
1. Designing with Tabs & Tables
Section 02
1: Placing Photoshop Files
1. Placing Photoshop Files
2: Placing Illustrator® & InDesign® Files
1. Placing Illustrator® & Indesign® Files
3: Working with Shapes & Text Wrap
1. Working with Shapes & Text Wrap
4: Working with Color & Swatches
1. Working with Color & Swatches
5: Working with Layers
1. Working with Layers
6: Effects & Transparency
1. Effects & Transparency
7: Introducing Object Styles
1. Introducing Object Styles
8: Preflight, Print & PDF
1. Preflight, Print & Pdf
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