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InDesign 201: Green Belt

InDesign 201: Green Belt
  • Price £697.00
  • Level Intermediate
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted

Description

Imagine how understanding how to use InDesign’s advanced features will revolutionise the way you work. Take your InDesign skills to the next level.

This class provides the InDesign user the ability to hone their skills and move their knowledge of Adobe InDesign to an advanced level. Using the skills learned in the InDesign 101 class, students will create complex documents and work with a variety of palettes and tools to further understand the capabilities of this high-end design application. There will be ample time in class to practice and apply what you’ve learned so you can confidently return to work and start to use your new skills right away

On this course you’ll not just improve your working methods, you’ll also be recognised for this improvement with the ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) qualification.

Prerequisites

Graphic professionals using Adobe InDesign who need an essential understanding of workflow process using InCopy with an emphasis on real-world issues and collaborative editorial production.

We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert status at a later stage in their development.

Assumed Knowledge

Graphic professionals who are already experienced in Adobe InDesign or have taken the Academy Class Indesign 101 class and want more in-depth knowledge of the application and the management of complex documents.

Skills

Advanced knowledge of how to work with Indesign.

  • Advanced Pen Tool Tricks
  • Managing Long Documents
  • Working with Libraries
  • Creating Indexes
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Adding XML Structure
  • Export to PDF
  • Adding and Editing Scripts
  • Advanced Text Flow

Course Content

Advanced management techniques
Using multiple views
Dragging items between documents

Page Layout
Creating foldouts with ‘Page re-shuffle’
Using Alternate Layouts
CS6 Page tool techniques
Liquid layout controls

Advanced Type management
‘Inline graphics’
Anchored objects
Adding type to vector paths
Creating an index
Creating a table of contents
Hanging indent styles
Ruled styles
Bulleted styles
Span and split styles
CS6 variable column controls
Text flow import options
Adding footnotes
Adding ‘story jumps’
Searching with GREPS
Using the Scripts window

Working with Tables
Creating tables in InDesign
Saving table and cell styles
Importing tables from Excel and Word
Relinking edited table data

Advanced image options
The Content Conveyor tool
Relinking edited images
Using Layers
PSD import options
Adding a spot varnish
Creating an RGB to CMYK workflow

Drawing
Mastering the Pen tool
Pen tool shortcuts
Compound paths
Using the Pathfinder window
Aligning objects

XML
What is XML?
Mapping XML tags to Paragraph Styles
Importing an XML file

Interactive InDesign
Bookmarks and hyperlinks
URL and email links
Creating buttons
Creating a ‘slideshow’
Adding movies
Adding sounds
Animation in InDesign

Importing and Exporting
Editing InDesign PDF presets
Saving documents in IDML format
Checking colour separations in Acrobat
Transparency flattening options
Customising Preflight settings

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