Menu
Menu
  • No products in the basket.

InDesign CS4 Essentials

0( 0 REVIEWS )
316 STUDENTS
ACCREDITED BY

Course Description:

This excellent InDesign CS4: Essentials will introduce you to the basics tools, skills and techniques required to create professionally styled text, layouts and graphics that deliver a powerful impact. Learners who successfully complete this InDesign CS4: Essentials course will have mastered how to apply artistic effects to text and placed artwork, without prior knowledge of other applications like Illustrator or Photoshop. Not only that, you’ll also explore the techniques needed to work with text and graphics in your layouts. Take your InDesign skills one step further and get you well on your way to easily managing documents inside InDesign. As this InDesign course covers essential lessons, it is best suited to those who have little or no experience using InDesign, if you’ve used InDesign before, why not try our InDesign CS4: Advanced course?

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 how InDesign CS4 provides a platform for communications beyond print. It can make electronic documents as PDF as well as web documents as SWF.
  • Find out whether your print jobs will cause problems at print shops by using the new Preflight panel.
  • Learn how design can be more efficient with Text and Object Styles.
  • See how InDesign CS4 can apply many artistic effects to your placed artwork, without knowledge of other applications like InDesign or Photoshop.
  • Learn how to use layers to create different versions of your publications, for different languages, different markets, and more.

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.

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: Introducing Object Styles
  • Module 15: Adding Interactivity
  • Module 16: Preflight, Print & PDF

What are the 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)

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: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This InDesign CS4 course will qualify you to be an Editor. The average salary of an Editor in the UK is £27,746, and this will increase with experience. Upon successfully completing this course you could go on to become any of the following:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Publisher
  • Journalist
  • Editor
  • Designer

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 : 87
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. Exploring 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 Preferences
6. File & Clipboard Handling
3: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
2. Working with Templates
3. Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links
4. Converting Documents for Backwards Compatibility
4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
1. Navigating Pages & Layers
2. Links, Edit Original & Rotate Spread View
3. Zooming, Display Performance & Panning
4. Changing View Modes & Customizing a Proof
5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
1. Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns
2. Using Rulers
3. Working with Guides
4. Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects
6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
1. Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame
2. Exploring Frame Types
3. Placing Text from a File
4. Threading Text Frames
5. Creating Text on a Path
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 & Color Panels
4. Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
5. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Text Attributes
6. Finding & Replacing Fonts
7. Adding Indents & Spacing
8. Controlling Hyphenation & Justification
9. Creating Drop Caps
10. Using Optical Margin Alignment
8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
1. Creating Paragraph Styles
2. Applying Object Styles
3. Understanding Next Styles
4. Clearing Style Options
5. Redefining Styles
6. Importing & Managing Styles
9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS
1. Formatting Text with Tabs
2. Creating, Selecting & Navigating Tables
3. Formatting Tables & Cells
4. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
5. Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists
10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
1. Exploring Bridge & Assigning Keywords
2. Placing & Scaling Images
3. Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
4. Frame & Content Fitting Options
5. Placing Multiple Files
6. Using the Links Panel
7. Building a Library
11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
1. Creating Shapes & Frames
2. Customizing & Transforming Shapes
3. Aligning & Distributing Shapes
4. Applying Text Wrap
12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
1. Introduction to Swatches
2. Choosing Colors & Creating New Swatches
3. Working with Gradients
4. Using the Kuler Panel
5. Using Transparency
6. Transparency Effects
13: USING LAYERS
1. Creating Layers
2. Placing Content on Layers
3. Moving Content between Layers
4. Managing Layers
14: INTRODUCING OBJECT STYLES
1. Creating New Object Styles
2. Applying Object Styles
3. Updating Object Styles
4. Defining Default Object Styles
15: ADDING INTERACTIVITY
1. Making a Table of Contents Interactive
2. Creating Hyperlinks
3. Adding Buttons for Navigation
4. Adding Page Transitions
5. Exporting for the Web Using SWF & PDF
16: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
1. Introducing New Live Preflighting
2. Packaging for Output
3. Understanding Printing Options
4. Printing Booklets
5. Exporting to Adobe PDF
6. Credits
WhatsApp chat
Halloween Offer – Up to 95% OFF !!
Use code SAVE95 | SAVE90 or SAVE80 at checkout
x