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InDesign Essential Skills CS6-CC

Length: 2    Cost: $875 + GST    Version: InDesign CS6-CC

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About this Course

This two day hands-on course covers the skills required to produce professional looking newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, magazines, books and other high quality documents.

Please note you will need to bring your own Creative Cloud login



Audience


Attendees should be familiar with using Windows applications. Competent word processor and graphics package users. Attendees will ideally be familiar with the publications they will be producing and are encouraged to bring samples of the type of work they will be doing.

Prerequisites

Attendees should be familiar with using Windows applications. Competent word processor and graphics package users. Attendees will ideally be familiar with the publications they will be producing and are encouraged to bring samples of the type of work they will be doing.

At Course Completion

This two day hands-on course covers the skills required to produce professional looking newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, flyers, magazines, books and other high quality documents.

The course includes practical ideas and suggestions on layout and exercises, incorporating all the skills learnt.

Course Outline


Creating a Publication
Starting new publications, using rulers and guides to assist with layout. Adding Bleed and Slug settings for commercial print.

Screen Layout
How navigate around the document window using the mouse and quick keys. Adding palettes to the screen. Saving workspaces.

Rulers and Guides
Adding in guidelines and grids on the page for exact alignment and text/object positioning.

Drawing tools
Examine the drawing tools and create basic shapes. Arrange, align and format shapes. Fill shapes with colour and work with stroke options.

Managing Objects
Group, ungroup objects. Selecting multiple objects and using the layers panel to lock and reveal images and shapes.

Customising Shapes
Create new shapes from original objects. Modifying the object edges. Add effects and transparency to these drawing objects.

Defining Colours
Understanding colour types RGB, CMYK, Pantone, why and where they are used. Adding customised colours to publications. Build unique swatches which can be reused in other documents.

Graphics
Place, resize, and crop images. Understand resolution quality attributes. Create drop shadows, using transparencies, feathering.

Working with Text
Text placement, editing and flow, importing text, working with columns and multiple pages. The difference between typefaces and fonts, indents columns and multiple pages, alignments. Using the sophisticated tools to fine tune text and paragraph attributes including baseline adjustment and kerning.

Styles
Create a style sheet of preformatted text settings that can easily be applied to unformatted text for text consistency.

Master Pages
Adding in your own headers and footers, for perfect positioning which repeat as new pages are added. Apply page numbering systems across the document.

Templates
Use templates to easily reproduce artwork that is consistent in it’s look and feel, without having to recreate from scratch.

Printing
Investigate the proper pdf output setting for perfect documents for in-house printing and external commercial printing.


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