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InDesign CS4 Advanced Training

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Overview: 

During this excellent InDesign CS4: Advanced course you will learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours of time in production. Upon successful completion you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles, 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?

  • During the course you will learn everything from Master Pages to Object Styles
  • Learners will look at advanced features such as XML and Datamerge
  • Discover numerous time saving InDesign workflow shortcuts along the way
  • Take your InDesign skills one step further
  • Learn to easily manage a multiple page document inside InDesign

Meet the Instructor:

As a member of the AGI Training team, Robert delivered training and consulting services to many newspapers and magazines adopting InDesign. Having served as the production manager overseeing the creation of several weekly newspapers, he is familiar with many aspect of print publishing workflows. He is a contributing author to the Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom and currently works for a publishing technology consulting firm.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Customizing Your Workflow
  • Module 02: Advanced Type Techniques
  • Module 03: Using Type Styles
  • Module 04: Working With Images
  • Module 05: Working With Objects
  • Module 06: Using Tables
  • Module 07: Stroking, Aligning & Transforming
  • Module 08: Advanced Color Techniques
  • Module 09: Applying Effects
  • Module 10: Advanced Find/Change Options
  • Module 11: Working With Pages
  • Module 12: Libraries & Snippets
  • Module 13: Outputting Documents
  • Module 14: Creating Books
  • Module 15: Working With Xml
  • Module 16: Integrating With Incopy®
  • Module 17: Screen Sharing & Hidden Features

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 CS4: Advanced 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 : 80
1: CUSTOMIZING YOUR WORKFLOW
1. Workspace, Navigation, Menus & Plug-ins
2. Advanced Document Settings
3. Advanced Preferences
4. Advanced Navigation
5. Default Tool Settings
6. Using Adobe Bridge with InDesign
2: ADVANCED TYPE TECHNIQUES
1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Working with Type
2. Advanced Rules
3. Advanced Paragraph Options
4. Using Languages
5. Typing on a Path
6. Inserting Text Variables
7. Putting Images inside of Type
8. Aligning Text to a Baseline Grid
9. Importing & Exporting Type
10. Flowing Type
11. Adjust Optical Margin Alignment with the Story Panel
12. Using Glyphs & Glyph Sets
13. Understanding OpenType Fonts
14. Setting Tabs
15. Using the Eyedropper for Type
3: USING TYPE STYLES
1. Why Use Styles?
2. Character Styles vs. Paragraph Styles
3. Working with Next Styles
4. Applying Nested Styles
5. Repeating Nested Styles
6. Nesting Line Styles & GREP Styles
4: WORKING WITH IMAGES
1. Exploring the Info & Links Panels
2. Importing Graphics & Using Scripts
3. Using Image Shortcuts
4. Advanced Text Wrap Options
5. Placing an InDesign Document inside an InDesign Document
6. Working with Illustrator® Files in InDesign
7. Working with Photoshop® Files in InDesign
5: WORKING WITH OBJECTS
1. When to Use an Object Style
2. Building an Anchored Object
3. Using Object Styles on Anchored Objects
6: USING TABLES
1. Basic Table Options
2. Creating & Applying a Table Style
3. Importing Microsoft® Excel® Documents
7: STROKING, ALIGNING & TRANSFORMING
1. Advanced Stroke Panel Options
2. Advanced Alignment Options
3. Advanced Transform Options
8: ADVANCED COLOR TECHNIQUES
1. Color Panel vs. Swatches Panel
2. Color Management
3. Creating Colors
4. Using the Kuler™ Panel
9: APPLYING EFFECTS
1. Adjusting E¬ect Settings
2. Using the Directional Feather & Gradient Feather Tools
3. Using Blend Modes
10: ADVANCED FIND/CHANGE OPTIONS
1. Find/Change Text Attributes
2. Find/Change GREP
3. Find/Change Glyphs
4. Find/Change Object Attributes
11: WORKING WITH PAGES
1. Page Setup
2. Section Options & Moving Pages
3. Basing Master Pages on Other Master Pages
4. Using Layers
5. Advanced Guide Features
6. Rotating Spreads
12: LIBRARIES & SNIPPETS
1. Using Libraries
2. Using Snippets
13: OUTPUTTING DOCUMENTS
1. Building a Pre ight
2. Transparency Flattener Settings & PDF/X-1a
3. Exploring the InDesign Interchange Format & Component Info
4. Working with Print Presets
14: CREATING BOOKS
1. Building a Book & Numbering the Pages
2. Synchronizing a Book
3. Creating a Table of Contents
4. Dening a Running Header
5. Generating an Index
15: WORKING WITH XML
1. Exporting XML
2. Importing XML
16: INTEGRATING WITH INCOPY®
1. The Role of InCopy
2. Importing an InCopy File into InDesign
3. Editing Stories in a Single Editor Work ow
4. Using Assignments in a Multiple Editor Work ow
17: SCREEN SHARING & HIDDEN FEATURES
1. Share Your Screen Using ConnectNow
2. InDesign Easter Eggs & Final Comments
3. Credits
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