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InDesign: Create Beautiful Layouts Efficiently

at Accelerate Computer Training - Long Beach

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$1,095 4 seats left
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Mon, Nov 25, 9:00am - Nov 27, 4:00pm (3 sessions)

Long Beach, Other Suburbs/Cities
200 Pine Ave Ste 280
Btwn E 3rd St & E Broadway
Long Beach, California 90802
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Jonathan Levit

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This three-day class, taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, teaches you all the essential features of Adobe InDesign. After learning to navigate the application’s interface, you will master the tools necessary to build single and multi-page print documents, including graphics, threaded text, styles and master pages. 

You will learn to use layers, select and export color, export files to PDF and prepare documents for output by a service bureau as well as to ePub fixed layouts.

This class is ideally suited for people with at least good computer skills. Word processing or page layout experience is helpful, but not required.

Course Outline

Application Overview: 
  • workspaces 
  • best practices for panel management 
  • tools overview 
  • understanding the control panel 
  • terminology  
Working With Objects:
  • understanding frames
  • align
  • smart guides
  • object positioning
  • gap tool
  • scaling, resizing, rotating
  • selection vs. direct selection tool
  • guides
  • stroke and corner options
  • transparency
  • layers
  • eye dropper
Working With Text/Typography:
  • placing and importing text
  • paragraph vs. character formatting
  • keyboard shortcuts for text manipulation
  • text wrap
  • deconstructing text
  • text threading
  • paragraph styles / character styles
  • nested styles
  • baseline grid 
Working With Graphics:
  • importing images
  • the Links panel
  • understanding image file formats
  • understanding image resolution
  • image transformation  
  • understanding color separation 
  • fill vs. stroke
  • swatches panel vs. color panel
  • tint swatches
  • gradient swatches 
  • CMYK vs. RGB
  • spot color vs. process color 
Multiple Page Documents:
  • pages panel
  • master pages
  • adding / deleting pages
  • multiple page sizes
  • numbering, sections, automatic page numbering  
Advanced Content
  • tables
  • anchored objects
  • table of contents
  • the Book feature
ePub Fixed Layout Publishing
  • overview of ePubs
  • interactive elements and media
  • outputting to desktop, mobile or web
  • live preflight
  • the Preflight panel
  • packaging
  • print options
  • PDF export / options

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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:00pm Jonathan Levit 3 $1,095
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Nov 26 9:00am - 4:00pm Jonathan Levit
Wed, Nov 27 9:00am - 4:00pm Jonathan Levit

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