Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC

Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Adobe InDesign CC software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn't interrupt your creative process.

Adobe InDesign CC course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, and the production tips for page layout and design using InDesign.

Next Class Dates

Nov 27, 2017 – Nov 29, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Jan 22, 2018 – Jan 24, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 14, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Apr 30, 2018 – May 2, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC Course

  • » Professional designers who are new to InDesign

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Course Prerequisites for Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC

  • » Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills
  • » Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended

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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC Course Objectives

  • » Introducing the Workspace
  • » Getting to Know InDesign
  • » Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
  • » Working with Objects
  • » Flowing Text
  • » Editing Text
  • » Working with Typography
  • » Working with Color
  • » Working with Styles
  • » Importing and Modifying Graphics
  • » Printing and Exporting

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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC Course Outline

      1. Introducing the Workspace
        1. Looking at the workspace
        2. Working with panels
        3. Customizing the workspace
        4. Changing the magnification of a document
        5. Navigating through a document
        6. Using context menus
        7. Modifying Interface preferences
        8. Exploring on your own
      2. Getting to Know InDesign
        1. Viewing guides
        2. Preflighting as you work
        3. Adding text
        4. Working with styles
        5. Working with graphics
        6. Working with objects
        7. Working with object styles
        8. Viewing the document in Presentation mode
        9. Exploring on your own
      3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
        1. Creating and saving custom document settings
        2. Creating a new document
        3. Switching between open InDesign documents
        4. Working with master pages
        5. Applying master pages to document pages
        6. Adding new document pages
        7. Rearranging and deleting document pages
        8. Changing the size of pages
        9. Adding sections to change page numbering
        10. Overriding master page items on document pages and placing text and graphics
        11. Viewing the completed spread
        12. Exploring on your own
      4. Working with Objects
        1. Working with layers
        2. Creating and modifying text frames
        3. Creating and modifying graphics frames
        4. Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
        5. Placing and linking graphics frames
        6. Changing the shape of a frame
        7. Wrapping text around a graphic
        8. Modifying the shape of frames
        9. Transforming and aligning objects
        10. Selecting and modifying grouped objects
        11. Creating a QR code
        12. Finishing up
      5. Flowing Text
        1. Flowing text into an existing frame
        2. Flowing text manually
        3. Creating text frames while flowing text
        4. Flowing text automatically
        5. Creating threaded frames automatically
        6. Resizing text frames automatically
        7. Adding a jump line page number
        8. Exploring on your own
      6. Editing Text
        1. Finding and changing a missing font
        2. Entering and importing text
        3. Finding and changing text and formatting
        4. Checking spelling
        5. Editing text by dragging and dropping
        6. Using the Story Editor
        7. Tracking changes
      7. Working with Typography
        1. Adjusting vertical spacing
        2. Changing fonts and type styles
        3. Fine-tuning columns
        4. Changing paragraph alignment
        5. Creating a drop cap
        6. Adjusting letter and word spacing
        7. Adjusting line breaks
        8. Setting tabs
        9. Adding a rule above a paragraph
      8. Working with Color
        1. Managing color
        2. Defining printing requirements
        3. Creating and applying colors
        4. Working with gradients
        5. Creating a tint
        6. Creating a spot color
        7. Applying colors to text and objects
        8. Using advanced gradient techniques
      9. Working with Styles
        1. Creating and applying paragraph styles
        2. Creating and applying character styles
        3. Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
        4. Creating and applying object styles
        5. Creating and applying table and cell styles
        6. Globally updating styles
        7. Loading styles from another document
      10. Importing and Modifying Graphics
        1. Adding graphics from other programs
        2. Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
        3. Managing links to imported files
        4. Updating revised graphics
        5. Adjusting display quality
        6. Working with clipping paths
        7. Working with alpha channels
        8. Importing native Adobe graphics files
        9. Using a library to manage objects
        10. Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
      11. Printing and Exporting
        1. Preflighting files
        2. Packaging files
        3. Creating an Adobe PDF proof

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics

Bio:

Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.

Bio:

Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

Bio:

Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.

Bio:

Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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Excellent Instructor! Very clear instructions, easy to understand, patient and a good sense of humour
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» Adobe Graphic and Web Designer CS5 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)

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» Adobe InDesign CS6 Combo

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