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  InDesign Beginner Course

Course Description:

Adobe InDesign Beginners course is about to rock your world. This training explains why InDesign is the wave of the future and shows you step-by-step how to take advantage of the program’s next-generation features - from creating Document preset, thread text between Text Frames to printing documents and export documents to PDF.

 

Who should attend:

Anybody that has little or no experience with Adobe InDesign. This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for InDesign. For complete certification training, you should complete this course and Adobe InDesign for Advanced Users.

 

Pre requisite:

Good working knowledge of the Operating System

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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline

1. Getting Started

  • • The Adobe InDesign environment
  • • Preferences and defaults
  • • InDesign Help

 

2. Basic Documents

  • • New documents
  • • Text frames
  • • Graphics frames
  • • Custom colours

 

3. Guides and Master Pages

  • • Object positioning
  • • Master pages

 

4. Typesetting

  • • Text frame threading
  • • Paragraph formatting
  • • Styles

 

5. Modifying Items

  • • Text frame options
  • • Graphics
  • • Grouped items
  • • Layers

 

6. Finalising Documents

  • • Printing and exporting documents
  • • Preparing for commercial printing

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

  InDesign Advanced Course

Course Description:

Adobe InDesign Advanced course you’ll learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours of time in production. After watching this training, you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles. You’ll learn everything from Master Pages to Object Styles, have a look at advanced features such as XML and Datamerge, plus discover numerous time saving InDesign workflow shortcuts along the way. This series is just what you need to take your InDesign skills one step further and get you well on your way to easily managing a multiple page document inside InDesign.

Who should attend:

Anyone that needs take your InDesign skills one step further.

Pre requisite:

Adobe InDesign for Beginners course or equivalent knowledge.

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Hours are 08:30 to 16:00 unless specified otherwise

Course Outline

1. Efficient layout

  • • Document setup
  • • Tint and gradient swatches
  • • Object libraries and snippets
  • • Item spacing

 

2. Vector paths

  • • Creating vector paths
  • • Vector paths and pictures
  • • Vector paths and type

 

3. Typography

  • • Manual type resizing
  • • Automated styles
  • • Graphics in typography
  • • Precise leading control
  • • Composition, hyphenation, and justification
  • • Horizontal spacing

 

4. Graphics

  • • Layer comps
  • • Transparency
  • • Object styles
  • • Transforming objects

 

5. Tables

  • • Creating tables
  • • Changing table structure
  • • Formatting tables

 

6. Text Editing

  • • The story editor
  • • The CS Review panel
  • • Special characters
  • • Column, frame, and page breaks

 

7. Long Documents

  • • Sections
  • • Tables of contents
  • • Indexes and cross-references
  • • Books
  • • Footnotes

 

Our goal is to make sure your training meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are used as guidelines for particular courses. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Private Training?

Would you prefer to take a private InDesign course with one of our certified trainers?

We offer InDesign training:

From 1 to 100 delegates, On-site at your offices.

Group rates, Flexible dates, Customised courses & Ongoing support for Adobe InDesign



Virtual Classroom

Live, Online instructor-led InDesign training.
Flexible dates and times to suit. All taught in real time wherever you are to individuals or groups.


Testimonials

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INDESIGN COURSE INFORMATION

Which InDesign Course do I take?

There are 2 courses on offer. A 2-day beginner and a 2-day advanced. Please read the course oulines above to determine which is best for you. We recommend taking the advanced course if you are knowledgable of at least 70% of the beginner course.

Adobe InDesign Onsite Course Options

Whereever your office is located, we can come to you and deliver a private custom InDesign course. The larger the group the bigger the discount. However we also offer InDesign training for individuals, either at your office or your home.

For on-site courses, you will need to have a computer with InDesign and if there are 3 or more delegates, a projection system is required for our InDesign instructor.

Adobe InDesign Public Courses

Currently we only offer Public InDesign courses in the Johanensburg and Cape Town areas. We can however provide a private onsite course or of course an online InDesign course is also available

InDesign Online Courses

If you are unable to attend a public InDesign course, or simply prefer the convenience of an online course, these are regularly offered. For online InDesign courses you will need InDesign, an internet connection of 5MB/s or faster and a headset with a mic or use your laptop's built in mic and speakers. All InDesign course materials are provided digitally. The course is of course, live and fully interactive with engaging teaching.

Adobe InDesign Private Course

InDesign users tend to use the product for specific purposes. We can tailor a course to meet your specific goals.

What else should I learn after my InDesign course?

InDesign can be used as a standalone application, however the majority of users will either work with MS word for importing content, Photoshop for editing images in their documents and Acrobat if designing electronic forms.

InDesign training classes are available for all versions

Adobe frequently updates InDesign and we continue to teach earlier versions for those that have not upgraded

About InDesign Classes and InDesign Training Courses from TTC

Our instructors have been using and teaching InDesign for over 20 years. Whether you are a beginner or advanced we can assit you.

Prerequisites for enrolling in InDesign public courses

For our beginner courses there are no prerequisites

Course materials for InDesign classes

All delegates receive digital materials which are the official Adobe training manuals. Our instructors may provide addtional training lessons and information especially for custom courses

InDesign Certification Training

Adobe is a global company based in the USA and InDesign certification through Adobe is recognised worldwide. We can assist you obtaining certification. Taking our InDesign courses is your first step to certification. Adobe have offered 2 certification levels. Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Associate (ACA). The ACE is a higher qualification which requires writing an online exam

 

InDesign Class Reviews and Testimonials

Although InDesign is widely used, very few users actually understand the full benefit and potential of InDesign when it comes to document layout and digital forms. Delegates who have taken our InDesign courses now have the ability to better manage and streamline their document flow / process. You are welcome to contact them.


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World Class InDesign Instruction

You can rely on the expertise of our instructors who have been teaching InDesign courses for over 15 years. Our trainers are developers too. It’s essential to learn from professionals.

InDesign Course Support

When you attend our courses, all delegates receive course materials, a certificate on completion and 3 months support from our certified instructors.

Your Course is Guaranteed

We guarantee your course and offer a full refund if you are not satisfied with your InDesign training experience. Just let us know within the first 2 hours of your course.