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Adobe InDesign Beginner Training - Classroom Facility

Adobe InDesign Beginner Training - Classroom Facility

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What You Will Learn in This Training Course

  • Adobe InDesign allows you to work across desktop and mobile devices to create, preflight, and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines, iPad apps, eBooks, and interactive online documents. In this class we will taught how to use this professional tool by a certified instructor with years of experience in training and production.

    InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It has long been the industry standard for publications such as books, magazines, and brochures, and it has now become the industry standard for creating ePubs, interactive PDFs, and interactive magazines that are viewed on tablets such as iPads. InDesign is used by designers, graphic artists, and anyone who wants more control over placing elements on a page. In this Introduction class, you will learn the basics of InDesign, including:

    • An overview to the workspace.
    • Set up a document from scratch using multiple master pages, pages of varying sizes, and adding page numbers.
    • Understand layers, create and format text and graphic frames, including adding text wrap, changing the shape of frames, and aligning frames.
    • Import text from Microsoft Word and flow it into InDesign across threaded text frames.
    • Use Find/Change, Spell Check, and Story Editor.
    • Create and apply colors, gradients, spot colors, and tints to text and objects.

Where is this class held?

205 Van Buren Street,

Suite 140

Herndon, VA 20170

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  1. Introducing the Workspace
    • Looking at and customizing the workspace
    • Working with panels and tools
    • Changing the magnification of a document
    • Navigating through a multipage document
  2. Getting to Know InDesign
    • Preflighting as you work
    • Viewing guides
    • Adding and formatting text
    • Working with styles, graphics, and objects
  3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
    • Creating a new document
    • Working with master pages and applying master pages to document pages
    • Adding, rearranging, and deleting document pages
    • Changing the size and orientation of pages
    • Using sections to change the format of the page numbers
    • Placing text and graphics on document pages
    • Overriding master page items on document pages
  4. Working with Objects
    • Working with layers
    • Creating and modifying text and graphic frames
    • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    • Placing and linking graphics frames
    • Changing the shape of a frame
    • Wrapping text around a graphic
    • Transforming and aligning objects
    • Working with grouped objects
  5. Flowing Text
    • Flowing text into existing frames
    • Creating text frames while placing text
    • Flowing text manually, semi-automatically, and
    • automatically
    • Creating threaded frames
    • Resizing text frames manually and automatically
    • Adding a jump line page number
  6. Editing Text
    • Finding and changing a missing font
    • Finding and changing text and formatting
    • Check spelling
    • Using the story editor
    • Tracking changes
  7. Working with Color
    • Managing Color
    • Adjusting display quality of images
    • Defining printing requirements
    • Creating and applying colors to text and objects
    • Working with gradients, spot colors, and tints
    • Creating a dashed line

About Your Instructors

Kal Hadi is a Certified Adobe Instructor with CompTIA CTT+ credentials. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of computer graphics, imaging and electronic publishing. He was recognized by Adobe as one of the top five trainers worldwide in 2009. He is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology Electronic Publishing graduate program. He is also the author of many books and papers in the fields of graphics and web publishing.

Sean Casella

Luisa Winter

Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).

She teaches for private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.

An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a full-time member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory (in Baltimore, MD), Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.

Expressing her art in digital form, Luisa became an editor and motion graphics artist in 1985, and has been performing both arts full-time since that point in time.

Throughout her career, Luisa has won several awards, including:

  • Telly Awards
  • Videographer Awards
  • Aegis Awards
  • WEVA Hall of Fame
  • Baltimore Videographers Association Excellence Award

Christine Marsh

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From a private Adobe Captivate class held for a law firm: "Thanks for everything, Kevin (Siegel). I usually mentally "check out" of training after a few hours. But you made it so fun, interesting and relevant and I learned so much. Really excited about how we can apply all we've learned to create great elearning for our firm."
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