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InDesign Fundamentals Training Course

Course Description

On this 3-day beginners class you will complete 5 real world desktop publishing projects including a corporate identity package (letterhead and business card), a festival poster, a professional newsletter, a restaurant menu and a full color brochure.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and show you useful shortcuts to speed up your production. This is a proven method for those looking to learn InDesign.

Live face-to-face instructor. No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

No prior experience of InDesign is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe InDesign training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for InDesign Fundamentals.

3 Days | $1195.00

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Detailed course outline

  • Project 1: Letterhead Design
    • Setting up the workspace
    • Creating basic page elements
    • Placing external images
    • Creating and formatting basic text
    • Printing InDesign Files
  • Project 2: Jazz Festival Poster
    • Create a 5-color print poster
    • Using gradients, graphics and image effects
    • Adding and formatting text and paragraphs
    • Using inline graphics to highlight text
    • Creating a PDF file for the printer
  • Project 3: Heartsmart Newsletter
    • Working with templates
    • Managing missing fonts and links
    • Working with style sheets
    • Working with tables
    • Preflighting and packaging the job
  • Project 4: Ireland Travel Brochure
    • Building a folding template
    • Converting text into complex frames
    • Importing data from MS Word
    • Clipping paths and alpha channels
    • Controlling irregular text wraps
    • Using tabs to format columns
  • Project 5: Realtor Brochure
    • Controlling facing page layouts
    • Working with master pages
    • Controlling text flow across pages
    • Controlling page breaks
    • Outputting variations of files

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.



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