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Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia

Adobe® InDesign® CS5

eLearning Hours: 
8
Price: 
$215.00
Audience: 

Graphic artists, desktop publishers, creative writers, media designers and multimedia producers.

Overview: 

Starting with the basics and progressing to more intermediate and advanced functions, Adobe Instructor Chad Chelius shows you everything you need to know about InDesign CS5 to create professional looking design layouts.

Topics: 

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • History
  • Role of CS5 Applications
  • New Features

Section B: InDesign Interface Tour

  • Launch InDesign CS5
  • Application Frame
  • Welcome Screen
  • Tools Panel
  • Control Panel and Application Bar
  • Panel Dock
  • Opening and Closing Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Create a New Workspace
  • Customizing Application Menus
  • Working with Multiple Documents
  • Open Documents as Tabs
  • Arrange Documents Options

Section C: Navigating Documents

  • Open Existing Document
  • Pages Panel
  • Jump to Page
  • Zoom Tool
  • Zoom Shortcuts
  • Hand Tool
  • Power Zoom
  • Spread Rotation

Section D: Laying Out a Document

  • New Document Preferences
  • Units and Increments
  • Global vs. Document Preferences
  • Setting up a Document
  • Bleed/Slug
  • Document Presets
  • Facing Pages
  • Creating a Gatefold
  • Master Pages
  • Guides
  • Measure Tool
  • Internal Margin Guides
  • Creating a Magazine
  • Editing Presets
  • Grids
  • Show/Hide Baseline Grid

Section E: Drawing Objects

  • Object Frames
  • Rectangle Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Object Grid
  • Polygon Tool
  • Ellipse Tool

Section F: Transforming Objects

  • Duplicating Objects
  • Basic Transformations
  • Scale and Rotate
  • Free Transform Tool
  • Transform Again
  • Group Objects
  • Arrange Objects
  • Horizontal Transform
  • Preview Modes

Session 2

Section A: Understanding Color

  • Group Elements
  • Selecting Colors
  • Named Colors
  • Applying Colors
  • Editing Swatches
  • Swatch Creation

Section B: Enhanced Color Options

  • Kuler Website
  • Shared Themes
  • Kuler Panel
  • Swatches Panel
  • Load and Save Swatches
  • Tint Swatch
  • Gradient Swatch
  • Gradient Tool

Section C: Working with Spot Color

  • Spot Colors
  • Color Mode/Type
  • Fill/Stroke Color
  • Tint
  • Separations Preview
  • Ink Manager

Section D: Working with Type

  • Text
  • Frames
  • Formatting Text
  • Text Color and Size
  • Type on a Path
  • Type on a Path Options
  • Text on a Shape
  • Rotate Type
  • Tracking
  • Kerning
  • Effects and Align

Section E: Document Layout

  • Pages Panel
  • Footnotes
  • Drag and Drop Text
  • Detach from Master
  • Placing Text
  • Multiple Masters
  • Linking Text Boxes
  • Smart Text
  • Spell Check

Section F: Styles

  • Clear Imported Formatting
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Apply and Refine Styles
  • Quick Apply
  • Span Columns
  • Style Override
  • Automated Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Captions
  • Nested Styles

Section G: Working with Graphics

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Mini Bridge
  • Place an Image
  • Content Grabber
  • Corner Effects
  • Place with Mini Bridge
  • Frame Fitting Options
  • Auto-Fit Content
  • Place Image without Frame
  • Image Shortcuts
  • Links Panel
  • Update Modified Image
  • Update Missing Image
  • Edit Original

Session 3

Section A: Working with Layers

  • Stacking Order
  • Layers Panel
  • Locking Layers
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Layers and Master Pages

Section B: Effects

  • Text Frame Options
  • Preparing Text
  • Effects Panel
  • Applying Effects
  • Editing Effects
  • Object Styles
  • Transparency Flattening
  • Flattener Preview

Section C: Working with Tables

  • Insert a Table
  • Modify Table
  • Place a Table
  • Basic Table Formatting
  • Add Strokes
  • Cell Styles
  • Table Styles
  • Update Linked Table

Section D: Advanced Type

  • Mapping Styles
  • Define Text Variables
  • Insert Text Variables
  • Keep Options
  • Hyphenation
  • Text Wrap
  • Baseline Options
  • Clipping Path Options
  • Update Linked Document

Section E: Automation

  • Data Merge
  • Placeholders
  • Data Merge Preview
  • Create Merged Document
  • Multiple Record Document
  • Multiple Record Layout

Section F: Export Formats

  • Adding Hyperlinks
  • Interactive PDF
  • SWF
  • Animation
  • Timing
  • Animation Properties
  • Export to SWF

Section G: Preparing for Print

  • Live Preflight
  • Preflight Profiles
  • Fixing Errors
  • Export/Embed Profile
  • Package Options
  • Document Fonts
Instruction Methodology: 

Web-based, self-paced eLearning.