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InDesign CS6

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Overview:

This excellent InDesign CS6: Essentials will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics. 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?

  • Using Guides to Help Align Page Design Elements Perfectly, and Use Align/Distribute Functions to Cheat those Alignments by Design
  • Quality-Checking, Fixing and Packaging InDesign Documents
  • Using Paragraph and Character Styles, Templates and Importing Functions to Speed Production and Apply Consistent Designs to Recurring Documents
  • How to Quickly and Efficiently Apply the Rules of Standard Document Design, as well as How to Creatively Break them Occasionally for Design Effect
  • The Basics of Creating Interactive Digital Forms with Adobe InDesign CS6

Meet the Instructor:

Randy has 30 years of real world experience helping business and commercial publishers improve their print production operations, with more than 20 years of that experience in helping publishers, printers and design professionals use computerized design and production tools. Over that time he has learned a lot about what does – and doesn’t – work in a successful print production environment.

Like many publishing professionals, Randy has expanded his skills to include tools and skills to leverage traditional content into new areas, including web, video and multimedia production. As tools and techniques have been refined, Randy has developed more sophisticated and efficient solutions for making the most from legacy content and enhancing its presentation in new media.

Through his experiences as a trainer, industry consultant and publishing professional, Randy has acquired expert knowledge and experience in many print production programs, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat; QuarkXPress and specialized publication editorial and production applications. He also has expert knowledge and experience in Adobe Acrobat with regards to prepress, presentation and coordination/review issues. Through his training experience, Randy also has advanced knowledge in using Acrobat as a multimedia platform and as a forms creation tool.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Working With The Indesign Interface
  • Module 02: Layout Basics
  • Module 03: Packaging & Preparing Documents
  • Module 04: Customizing Application Preferences
  • Module 05: Creating A Template
  • Module 06: Creating A Document From A Template
  • Module 07: Creating Long Documents
  • Module 08: Creating Print Forms
  • Module 09: Creating Interactive Pdf Files

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 CS6: 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 : 62
1: Working With The Indesign Interface
1. Getting Started with InDesign CS6
2. Creating a New Document
3. Selecting & Placing Content
4. Working with the Type & Shape Tools
5. Using the Control Panel
6. Formatting Text
7. Viewing & Arranging Panels
8. Creating & Saving a Custom Workspace & Performing a Text Wrap
2: Layout Basics
1. Creating InDesign CS6 Document Presets
2. Working with Master Pages
3. Margins, Column & Ruler Guides & Zooming
4. Placing, Scaling & Arranging Graphic Elements
5. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 1
6. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 2
7. Copying Elements between Documents
8. Printing Documents
3: Packaging & Preparing Documents
1. The Capabilities & Limitations of Spellchecking
2. Live Preflighting & Creating Custom Preflight Profiles
3. Correcting Preflighting Problems
4. Packaging InDesign Documents for Remote Printing
4: Customizing Application Preferences
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences
4. Setting Dictionary, Spelling & Auto-Correction Preferences
5. Setting Notes, Track Changes & Story Editor Display Preferences
6. Adjusting Display Performance & Appearance of Black
7. File & Clipboard Handling Preferences
5: Creating A Template
1. Setting Up a Trifold Brochure Layout
2. Manipulating Page Size & Orientation with the Page Tool
3. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 1
4. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 2
5. Creating Character Styles
6. Adding Custom Color Swatches
7. Understanding Differences between Templates & Documents
6: Creating A Document From A Template
1. Placing a Picture & Adjusting Display Performance Settings
2. Placing, Formatting & Modifying Text with Paragraph Styles
3. Creating Bulleted Lists & Formatting Graphics
4. Replicating & Placing Repeated Elements
5. Placing & Scaling Graphic Elements
6. Formatting Type & Splitting Type within Text Frames
7. Quality Checking, Packaging & Saving in InDesign CS6
7: Creating Long Documents
1. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 1
2. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 2
3. Auto-Flowing & Formatting Type for Long Documents
4. Refine Long Document Layouts by Extending Type Style Attributes
5. Building a Table of Contents
6. Making Index Entries
7. Combining Multiple InDesign CS6 Documents into a Book
8. Generating Master Indexes for InDesign CS6 Books
9. Printing Review Proofs
8: Creating Print Forms
1. Using the Tab Ruler
2. Aligning with the Tab Ruler
3. Using Spot Color, Inline Graphics & Fixed Space Alignment
4. Studying Table Creation & Formatting
5. Working with Table Styles
9: Creating Interactive Pdf Files
1. Building Text Fields in PDF Documents
2. Creating Check Boxes for Interactive Forms
3. Setting up Radio Button Groups
4. List Boxes & Combo Boxes for Interactive Forms
5. Placing & Formatting Buttons
6. Preparing for Digital Signatures & Saving Interactive PDFs
7. Resetting Tab Order for Interactive Forms
8. Credits
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