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id imagesAdobe’s InDesign is the design production tool for firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. My course presents the core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use.

I will show you how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents, and much more.

I will also cover popular topics such as EPUBs and long documents and include advice on working with overset text, unnamed colours, and other troublesome issues that may arise for first-time designers.

Among the main areas covered will be the following:

  • Introduction to InDesign
  • Getting Started
  • Adding and Editing Text
  • Adding and Replacing Graphics
  • Exploring the Application Window
  • Understanding your workspace
  • Working With Panels
  • Creating and setting up new documents
  • Saving for CS4 and CS5 with IDML
  • Creating and applying master pages
  • Entering and editing text using Text Frames
  • Placing graphics
  • Using the Links Panel
  • Working with colour and gradients
  • Editing frame and path shapes
  • Working with layers, objects, and groups
  • Rotating and scaling objects
  • Applying character and paragraph formatting
  • Using styles
  • Creating and formatting tables
  • Exporting to EPUB and interactive PDF
  • Packaging, printing, and exporting your final document

Training in all versions of Adobe InDesign including Adobe InDesign CS4, Adobe InDesign CS5, and Adobe InDesign CS6