Adobe InDesign is the industry-leader desktop publishing software application. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. While Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users this programme also allows more casual work to be made in creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create digital publications, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers.
Newcomers to the world of digital publshing who wish to acquire the basic principles of page layout and typesetting.
While no previous knowledge in desktop publishing is needed. Poficiency in basic file management and general computer usage is required.
Intermediate, Advanced and Bespoke courses also available, please contact us.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
To familiarize students with the basic techniques of desktop publishing, including page layout design and typesetting.
- Create a new document of any specific size
- Use text and graphic boxes to create basic page layouts
- Add colour to the pages
- Add images to the pages
- Create and format complex tables
- Create and manage multipage documents
- Preparing files for printing
- Save files as PDF for print or web publishing
THE INDESIGN ENVIRONMENT
Introduction to InDesign/Publishing
Customize Your Workspace
CREATING A DOCUMENT
Create a New Document
Manage Document Presets
Alter a Document’s Layout
Create the Structure of a Document
Manage Text and Graphic Placement
Create Picture and Text Boxes
Stroke and Fill
Format Characters & Paragraphs
Manage Style Sheets
Spell Check Text
CREATING COMPLEX SHAPES
Vector v Bitmap images
Create a Table
Modify a Table
Format a Table
PREPARING FOR HAND OFF TO A SERVICE PROVIDER
Check Documents for Problems
Print a Document
CREATING ADOBE ACROBAT PDF FILES
Manage PDF Presets
Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
Export PDF Files for Printing