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Adobe InDesign CC

Create Professional Ads, Magazines, Books and More

In this class, you’ll start with styling text and adding photos. You’ll then learn to create colors, add multiple pages, and thread text frames. By the end of the training, you’ll understand how to create page layouts for books, magazines, ads and more.

InDesign is covered comprehensively. You’ll learn paragraph and character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, and more. You’ll be able to package your files to send them to be printed, and generate PDFs for print or web. You’ll even learn essential techniques for professional typesetting!

  • Learn to create gradients, drop shadows, text wrap and much more.

  • Learn to use baseline grid and customize the wrap text around images.

  • Learn to lay out an entire magazine from scratch.

  • Learn to use style sheets, multiple columns, and baseline grid.

  • InDesign lets you create great-looking tables fast.

  • Learn to use InDesign’s powerful table of contents features.

  • Learn to place images, add rules, kern text, and more.

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Letter Creation

Topics

  • Setting Preferences
  • The Control Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Large Type Letter

Topics

  • More Text Attributes
More Text Styling

Topics

  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions
Magazine Ad

Topics

  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background
Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

Topics

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC

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Section 2
Professional Typesetting Techniques

Topics

  • Bulleted Lists
  • Hanging Bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary Hyphens
  • Special Break Characters
Kerning/Tracking

Topics

  • Optical vs. Metric Kerning
  • Kerning vs. Tracking
  • Manual Kerning
2–Page Magazine Ad

Topics

  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors
Sporktown Brochure

Topics

  • Placing Text, Photos, & Illustrations
  • Gradient Swatches
  • Drop Shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text Wrap
Section 3
Drawing Bézier Curves

Topics

  • Pen Tool
  • Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

Topics

  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Drop Caps
  • Baseline Grid
  • Text Wrap
Magazine Cover

Topics

  • Placing Transparent Art
  • Defining & Using Color Swatches
  • Type on a Path
Section 4
Style Sheets in a Magazine Article

Topics

  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Nested Styles
Tables

Topics

  • Creating Tables
  • Placing Excel Tables (with their formatting)
  • Auto-Flowing across Multiple Pages
  • Table Headers
  • Formatting Tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
Anchored Frames

Topics

  • Anchoring Frames So They Reflow with Text
  • Positioning Anchored Objects

Section 5
Leaders Magazine—Master Pages & 1st Article

Topics

  • Master Pages
  • Spanning Columns
  • Step & Repeat
  • Paragraph and Character Styles
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More

Topics

  • Libraries
Leaders Magazine—Searches & Spell Check

Topics

  • Spell Checking
  • Find/Change
Section 6
The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up

Topics

  • Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Running Heads
The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text

Topics

  • Paragraph Rules
  • Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting
Table of Contents Creation

Topics

  • Table of Contents Defining & Building
  • Table of Contents Formatting & Updating
Books: Creating

Topics

  • Using Multiple Files to Create a Book
  • Synchronizing Files
Books: Auto Page Numbering

Topics

  • Auto Page Number across Files