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Introduction to Adobe InDesign

CS6 | CC
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led course, through lecture and hands-on exploration, will show students the basics of creating eye-catching printed documents using the InDesign tools and features. Topics include exploring the InDesign environment, creating new documents from scratch, enhancing documents with styles, graphics, and text, and working with document pages and layers.

Course Objectives

  • Become familiar with the InDesign workspace
  • Work with placing graphics and objects
  • Create and manage a new document
  • Apply master pages to a document
  • Work with layers and frames
  • Wrap text around objects

Course Outline

Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the Workspace
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Navigating through a Document
  • Using Context Menus

Getting to Know InDesign

  • Viewing Guides
  • Preflighting as You Work
  • Adding Text
  • Working with Styles
  • Working with Graphics
  • Working with Objects
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Viewing the Document in Presentation Mode

Setting up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and Saving Custom Document Settings
  • Creating a New Document
  • Switching between Open InDesign Documents
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages to Documents
  • Adding New Document Pages
  • Rearranging and Deleting Document Pages
  • Changing the Size of Pages
  • Adding Sections to Change Page Numbering
  • Overriding Master Page Items on Document Pages and Placing Text and Graphics
  • Viewing the Completed Spread

Working with Objects

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating and Modifying Text Frames
  • Creating and Modifying Graphics Frames
  • Adding Metadata Captions to Graphics Frames
  • Placing and Linking Graphics Frames
  • Changing the Shape of a Frame
  • Wrapping Text Around a Graphic
  • Modifying the Shape of Frames
  • Transforming and Aligning Objects
  • Selecting and Modifying Grouped Objects
  • Creating a QR Code

 

Cost/Investment

Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
$325 per student $1400 flat fee up to 8 students $1550 flat fee up to 8 students
or 1 voucher $1600 flat fee up to 12 students $1750 flat fee up to 12 students
10% discount when 3+ attend $100 per additional student $100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.

Customization

Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee