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Adobe InDesign 2hr or 3 hr individual introduction or refresher class

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Cambridge Business Lounge

1st Floor

52 Burleigh Street

Cambridge

CB1 1DJ

United Kingdom

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This is an Individual Taster Session for 1 person in Adobe InDesign

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Individual Taster Session for 1 person

Adobe InDesign is regarded as the industry standard application for producing single and multi page documents such as posters, menus, CVs, price lists, brochures, magazines, newsletters, social media artwork, and much more. This taster session will serve as an introductory to the capabilities of the programme. It is for one person only. Please note the date shown above an be changed to a mutually convenient date. 

 The session will be tailored towards your individual learning requirements and therefore could serve as a "refresher" for those who have a basic knowledge of the programme but wish to target the session for learning specific areas of the program.  

To give you an idea of some of the topics we can cover, take a look at the content of my 1 day introductory course (below).   Typically in a 2hr session we will be able to cover an introduction to the Workspace, working with Text & Images.

Introduction to the Workspace

  • Create a new document
  • Controlling the workspace
  • Customising the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Guides, grid and ruler
  • Switching between normal & preview mode 
  • Learn Palette

 Design considerations

  • Brief introduction into colour harmonies
  • Brief introduction into typography
  • Brief explanation into typographic hierarchy 

Working with Text 

  • Creating and resizing text frames, correcting overflow text
  • Exploring Text options via the options bar
  • Exploring Text options via the character Panel
  • Adjusting Tracking, Kerning and Leading
  • Adding and deleting strokes on text 
  • Adding and deleting strokes on text 
  • Applying colour to Text and Text frame
  • Changing the shacking order of elements
  • Using the Align Palette
  • Using the ‘Text Frame Options’ to change the appearance of text within a frame
  • Using the ‘placeholder text’ feature  
  • Adjust paragraph formatting using both the options bar and the paragraph panel
  • Adjust Character formatting using both the options bar and the Character panel

Working with images

  • Importing images
  • Resizing images
  • Adjusting frame fitting options
  • Rotating frames and frame contents 
  • Changing opacity of images

 Working with graphic elements  

  • Creating shapes; rectangle, Square, Ellipse and Circle
  • Using the pen tool
  • Adding, deleting and converting anchor points  
  • Adding ‘photoshop’ effects to shapes 
  • Adding type to a path
  • Aligning & distributing graphic elements
  • Changing the shack order of graphic elements
  • Working with Layers

Working with colour 

  • Adding & deleting colour fills and strokes to objects   
  • Explore the stroke panel features
  • Create and save a custom colour using the colour picker panel
  • Adding colour swatches from libraries, e.g. Pantone colours
  • Selecting and saving colour swatches using the Eyedropper Tool
  • Selecting and saving colour swatches using the ‘Colour Theme Tool’
  • Adjusting tints and opacity
  • Creating gradient fills

Working with multiple page documents  (Newsletter creation)

  • Document set-up; facing pages, inside margin, bleed, etc.
  • How to create text boxes, re-sizing, link boxes, manage over-set text
  • Turning on/off Text frame threads
  • How to import text from Word keeping formatting
  • Working with rulers, changing document measurements
  • Turning on/off hidden characters
  • Explore text wrap features
  • Explore ‘Text frame options’ to create columns, inset text and vertical alignment 
  • Working with Master page elements. Adding & working with multiple master pages
  • Creating and editing paragraph and character styles

 Preparing Documents 

  • Pre-flight document (checking & correcting errors)
  • Package document (Archiving)
  • How to create a pdf for web
  • How to create a pdf for print (crop marks, resolution, etc)
  • How to create Hyper-text link

Please note, we will only be able to cover the basics and target your learning based on what you wish to get out of the session. Of course further sessions can be scheduled at the end of the session as required. 

Requirements   

This workshop is suitable for anyone with basic PC or Mac skills who wishes to learn InDesign from scratch or wants to improve their existing knowledge of the program.  You will need a laptop with the programme installed or contact me prior to the date to request the loan of a laptop. 

Alternative dates

Contact Caroline on 07944 267113 to discuss your requirements and arrange a suitable alternative date and time. 

Coronavirus Update 4th July 2020

This one to one training will be offered following government guidelines of social distancing of 2 metres apart using two side by side large screen iMac computers or ideally the participant should bring their laptop computer with Adobe InDesign installed. All surfaces including the keyboard and mouse will be sanitised before commencement of the lesson.

I am currently offering all training in my large airy conversatory at home located on Cambridge Road near Scotdales in Great Shelford.

If prefered this session can be carried out online using Zoom or similiar.

Please do contact me on 07944 267113 to disucss any concerns or requirements.

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Cambridge

CB1 1DJ

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