Adobe InDesign is a tool for design and layout that allows you to produce high quality, professional documents for print and on-screen display. The Essentials class is designed for the new InDesign user and for those who are using the program, but feel like they are taking a round-about way to getting the job done. Students transitioning to InDesign from Quark and PageMaker will also find this class beneficial. This class focuses on the core features of InDesign. This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software.
Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.
Here's What is Covered
Introducing the Workspace
A quick overview of the CS6 interface, including how to create custom workspaces.
Setting Up A Document and Working with Pages
Create a new document from scratch, with a focus on working with Master Pages and placeholder frames.
Working with Objects
A look at the difference between the Selection and Direct Selection tools, and everything you need to know about InDesign frames, along with placing and sizing graphics.
Import Word files into InDesign using Manual, Semi- and Auto flow, learn about threaded text frames, and control the formatting through Paragraph Styles.
Learn how to handle missing fonts, plus Find/Change, spell-check options, Auto-correct and how to use Story Editor in your workflow.
Working with Color
Define and apply color, tint and gradient swatches.
A copy of the coursebook and the data files will be sent to you prior to the start of the class.
About Your Instructor
Barbara Binder started in the publishing field in 1986 with PageMaker's first release for Windows. She has been delivering corporate training as a free-lance instructor since 1987, mostly in the Washington, D.C area. In 2005, she moved to the foothills west of Denver to escape the congestion and the craziness of life "inside the Beltway."
In addition to being the owner of Rocky Mountain Training near Denver, Colorado, Barb holds current Adobe certifications on Adobe FrameMaker, InDesign, PhotoShop and InCopy. As an Adobe Certified Instructor with more than 20 years of classroom experience, she is ready to deliver the training needed to help you improve your publishing workflow.
Barbara was recently recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc., as one of the Top Five Most Highly-Rated Adobe Certified Instructors Worldwide for July through December 2007.