Adobe InDesign CC –Beginner to intermediate

Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Duration: Two Days

For: Anyone who needs to use In-Design to create documents such as advertisements, flyers, brochures or newsletters, but has little to no experience doing so, would be an ideal participant in this course.

Course Overview:
This program introduces users to the page layout and design application features of the software. Students will gain a basic understanding of the InDesign Creative Cloud page layout software package and gain knowledge in pre-press print requirements, correct file size and formats, as well as good graphic design elements and principles.
This course starts students at the beginning which will give you a sound understanding of the software used within the graphic design/advertising industry and then moves on to more intermediate functions.

This trainings content includes (but is not limited to) the following:
- The InDesign interface - now where do I find that!
- The setting of InDesign application preferences - specify how you want InDesign documents and objects to behave
- The creation of documents - page size and number, and the saving of files in the correct format
- Adding text and graphics - styling and importing, preparing images in Photoshop to correct colour modes and file formats
- Drawing paths, lines and shapes - using the pen tool and shape tool
- Creating pages - adding pages, master pages and page numbering
- Using layers - the layers panel, creating layers, hiding, showing and locking
- Working with text - creating text frames, threading frames and special characters
- Formatting text - changing characters, choosing fonts and styles, leading, text wrapping, kerning, paragraph and character styles, drop
- caps and nested styles
- Colours and gradients - the swatches panel, spot colours and gradients
- Using graphics - importing, linking and image formats
- Preflighting, packaging - preparing files for printing, preflighting a document, resolving errors, packaging files
- Learn the world of InDesign!

Local Government Association of SA in collaboration with TAFESA