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Overview

With more than 16 hours of instruction, Adobe Certified Expert, Steve Holmes helps you develop and advance your design, typography, and layout skills needed to become an InDesign expert. Watch videos and practice tutorials based on real-world scenarios to effectively sharpen your publishing skills and give documents a professional polish. Plus, access a free custom font from Mucca Designs and stock photography from iStockphoto, Inc. as an added bonus to your training.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

Who is it for?

  • Project managers
  • Editorial managers
  • Chief editors
  • Writers
  • Designers
  • Design managers

Course outline:

This course consists of the following modules:

Part 1

  • Module 01: Quick Start Tour of Adobe InDesign CS2
  • Module 02: Letting InDesign Work for you
  • Module 03: Documents, Presets & Dependencies
  • Module 04: Navigation & Adobe Bridge
  • Module 05: Letting InDesign Guide you
  • Module 06: Beginning your Layout Design
  • Module 07: Importing, Pouring, Flowing & Automation
  • Module 08: Type Formatting
  • Module 09: Paragraph Formatting & Design
  • Module 10: The Basics of Typography
  • Module 11: Opentype® & Typography
  • Module 12: Basic Paragraph Style Sheets
  • Module 13: Graphic Frames & Object Styles
  • Module 14: Importing Vector Graphics
  • Module 15: Adobe Photoshop® Import & Creativity
  • Module 16: Layered Design & Text Wrap
  • Module 17: Creating & Storing Color
  • Module 18: Intelligent Type Styles
  • Module 19: Baseline Grid Control
  • Module 20: Powerful Nested Styles & Snippets
  • Module 21: Compounds, Shadows & Transparency

Part 2

  • Module 01: Cool Text & Image Tables
  • Module 02: Tables for Design
  • Module 03: Story Editing & Glyph Sets
  • Module 04: Adobe Incopy® Assignments
  • Module 05: Rules, Strokes & Tabs
  • Module 06: Flexible Footnotes & Spell Checking
  • Module 07: Feathering Magic
  • Module 08: Folios, Master Pages & Libraries
  • Module 09: Multiple Masters, Overrides & PDF Import
  • Module 10: Sections, Books & Auto Pagination
  • Module 11: Table of Contents Secrets
  • Module 12: Trapping & Output Preview
  • Module 13: Preflight, Package & Print
  • Module 14: Adobe PDF Export
  • Module 15: XML Workflow & Adobe GoLive® Packages
  • Module 16: Interactive PDF Magic
  • Module 17: Poster Design Magic

Course Duration: 

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

Method of Assessment:

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Certification:

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe InDesign CS2.

Entry Requirement:

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT. 

Career Path:

This course could help you pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Editing
  • Design
  • Project management
  • Management

Presenter Information:

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

 

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Course Curriculum

FREE INTRODUCTION
InDesign CS2 FREE 00:00:00
Part 01
1: Quick Start Tour of Adobe InDesign CS2
1. Creating Guides Using the Line Tool 00:00:00
2. Using Photoshop® Files in InDesign 00:00:00
3. Using Illustrator® Files in InDesign 00:00:00
4. Creating a Shadow & Adding a Logo 00:00:00
5. Placing & Stylizing Text 00:00:00
6. Entering Text & Images into a Table 00:00:00
7. Changing Display Quality & Multiple Text Layers 00:00:00
8. Exporting an InDesign File as a PDF 00:00:00
2: Letting InDesign Work for you
1. Introducing Document Preferences 00:00:00
2. General, Type & Advanced Type Preferences 00:00:00
3. Units, Increments & Grids Preferences 00:00:00
4. Guides, Pasteboards, Spelling & Story Editor Preferences 00:00:00
5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black Preferences 00:00:00
6. File Handling Preferences & Type Tool Options 00:00:00
7. Grouping Palettes into Clusters 00:00:00
8. Setting Palette Options & Sliding Palettes 00:00:00
9. Showing/Hiding Palettes with Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
10. Creating & Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
11. Creating New Layer & Workspace Shortcuts 00:00:00
3: Documents, Presets & Dependencies
1. Creating a New Document 00:00:00
2. Saving & Editing Document Presets 00:00:00
3. Working with File Types & Extensions 00:00:00
4. Opening Files 00:00:00
5. Fixing Dependencies Automatically 00:00:00
6. Fixing Dependencies Manually 00:00:00
4: Navigation & Adobe Bridge
1. Adjusting Page Size 00:00:00
2. Using the Zoom Tool 00:00:00
3. Scrolling the Page & Changing View Size 00:00:00
4. Using the Navigator Palette 00:00:00
5. Introducing Adobe Bridge 00:00:00
6. Viewing Files in Bridge 00:00:00
7. Saving a Workspace, Rating & Labeling 00:00:00
8. Filtering, Reordering & Sorting Files in Bridge 00:00:00
9. Viewing Images in a Slideshow 00:00:00
5: Letting InDesign Guide you
1. Creating Margins & Columns 00:00:00
2. Understanding Master Pages 00:00:00
3. Setting Up Rulers 00:00:00
4. Creating Guides 00:00:00
5. Understanding Guides as Objects 00:00:00
6. Using Control Palette Calculations 00:00:00
7. Customizing Guide Colors 00:00:00
8. Placing Guides on Layers 00:00:00
9. Placing Guides on Multiple Pages 00:00:00
10. Using Preview Modes 00:00:00
6: Beginning your Layout Design
1. Saving a Document 00:00:00
2. When Not to Turn on Allow Pages to Shuffle 00:00:00
3. The Rectangle Tool vs. the Rectangle Frame Tool 00:00:00
4. Creating Frames for Text & Graphics 00:00:00
5. Organizing Elements in the Layers Palette 00:00:00
6. Changing the Basic Paragraph Style 00:00:00
7. Selecting, Adjusting & Filling Text Frames 00:00:00
7: Importing, Pouring, Flowing & Automation
1. Setting up Microsoft Word Import Options 00:00:00
2. Setting Options for Placing Imported Text 00:00:00
3. Placing & Directing Overflow Text 00:00:00
4. Adding Pages to the Document 00:00:00
5. Creating a Layout & Duplicating Text Frames 00:00:00
6. Setting up Text Links Across Multiple Frames 00:00:00
7. Pre-Linking & Adjusting Text Frame Options 00:00:00
8. Using Autoflow for Automatic Documents 00:00:00
8: Type Formatting
1. Selecting a Font 00:00:00
2. Adjusting Type Size & Leading 00:00:00
3. Exploring More Character Options 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Tracking 00:00:00
5. Introducing Kerning & the Eyedropper Tool 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Kerning & Baseline Shift 00:00:00
9: Paragraph Formatting & Design
1. Hyphenating Text 00:00:00
2. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing 00:00:00
3. Creating a Bulleted List 00:00:00
4. Indenting Paragraphs Manually 00:00:00
5. Using Drop Caps 00:00:00
10: The Basics of Typography
1. Inserting Special Characters 00:00:00
2. Inserting White Spaces 00:00:00
3. Using Notes 00:00:00
4. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to Linked Frames 00:00:00
5. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to an Object Style 00:00:00
11: Opentype® & Typography
1. Using Ligatures 00:00:00
2. Exploring OpenType Fonts 00:00:00
3. Using Discretionary Ligatures & Fractions 00:00:00
4. Using Proportional Oldstyle & Ordinals 00:00:00
5. Using Small Caps & Force Line Break 00:00:00
6. Exploring Glyphs 00:00:00
7. Glyph Palette Options & Applying Glyphs 00:00:00
12: Basic Paragraph Style Sheets
1. Creating a New Style Sheet 00:00:00
2. Linking Style Sheets 00:00:00
3. The Advantages of Linked Style Sheets 00:00:00
4. Importing Style Sheets from Other Documents 00:00:00
5. Redefining a Style 00:00:00
13: Graphic Frames & Object Styles
1. Creating Basic Graphic Frames 00:00:00
2. Adding & Aligning a Stroke to a Graphic Frame 00:00:00
3. Saving a New Object Style 00:00:00
4. Saving a Thin Line as a New Object Style 00:00:00
5. Arranging & Aligning Objects 00:00:00
6. Copying Shapes & Applying Rich Black 00:00:00
7. Editing the Shape & Size of Objects in Sequence 00:00:00
8. Transform Again Individually to Duplicate Frames 00:00:00
9. Converting Shapes 00:00:00
14: Importing Vector Graphics
1. Importing Illustrator Files 00:00:00
2. The Main Selection Tool vs. the Direct Selection Tool 00:00:00
3. Scaling an Image Numerically 00:00:00
4. Moving an Anchor Point, Rotating, Scaling & Moving 00:00:00
5. Fitting Content Proportionally 00:00:00
6. Using Shortcuts to Scale a Graphic 00:00:00
7. Importing an Illustrator File from Bridge 00:00:00
8. Importing an Image & Changing Its Transparency 00:00:00
15: Adobe Photoshop® Import & Creativity
1. Importing & Adjusting Photoshop Images 00:00:00
2. Utilizing the Links Palette 00:00:00
3. Drag & Drop from Bridge & Fill Frame Proportionally 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Display Performance 00:00:00
5. Placing a Background Image 00:00:00
6. Drawing a Line & Adding an Illustrator Title 00:00:00
7. Nudging an Image with the Arrow Keys 00:00:00
8. Accessing Layers Using Object Layer Options 00:00:00
9. Cropping & Viewing Layers 00:00:00
16: Layered Design & Text Wrap
1. Bringing in Separate Images Defined by One Image 00:00:00
2. Placing a Background Image & Changing Text Color 00:00:00
3. Organizing Layers & Placing a Title 00:00:00
4. Customizing a Title Layout Design 00:00:00
5. Creating an Advanced Layered Design 00:00:00
6. Using Photoshop Clipping Paths 00:00:00
7. Using Text Wrap 00:00:00
17: Creating & Storing Color
1. Introducing the Swatches & Color Palettes 00:00:00
2. Creating Color & Tint Swatches 00:00:00
3. Working with Spot Colors 00:00:00
4. Creating Mixed Ink Swatches & Groups 00:00:00
5. Using Gradients & Making a New Gradient Swatch 00:00:00
6. Adding Small Color Reference Frames to Images 00:00:00
18: Intelligent Type Styles
1. Adding & Positioning a Text Frame 00:00:00
2. Formatting & Aligning Text 00:00:00
3. Creating Paragraph Styles 00:00:00
4. Editing Style Sheets for Automation Using Next Styles 00:00:00
5. Duplicating a Text Frame & Replacing the Text 00:00:00
6. Creating a Tint Swatch to Change Text Color 00:00:00
19: Baseline Grid Control
1. Creating an Image Box & Placing the Image 00:00:00
2. Importing & Placing a Layered PDF File 00:00:00
3. Using the Paste In Place Command 00:00:00
4. Dragging & Dropping Images from Bridge 00:00:00
5. Introducing Document & Baseline Grids 00:00:00
6. Setting Grid Preferences & Snapping into Alignment 00:00:00
20: Powerful Nested Styles & Snippets
1. Importing Style Sheets 00:00:00
2. Snapping to Baseline Grid 00:00:00
3. Creating Character Style Sheets 00:00:00
4. Creating Nested Style Sheets 00:00:00
5. Adjusting the Optical Margin Alignment 00:00:00
6. Introducing Snippets 00:00:00
7. Working with Snippets 00:00:00
21: Compounds, Shadows & Transparency
1. Setting Transparency Options 00:00:00
2. Applying a Drop Shadow 00:00:00
3. Using the Redefine Object Style Command 00:00:00
4. Working with Compound Paths 00:00:00
5. Using the Pathfinder Palette 00:00:00
6. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00
Part 02
1: Cool Text & Image Tables
1. Introducing Image Tables 00:00:00
2. Creating & Working with Tables 00:00:00
3. Formatting Cells in a Table 00:00:00
4. Using the Cell Options Dialog Box 00:00:00
5. Editing Text & Importing Snippets 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Alignment & Color 00:00:00
7. Rules for Importing Images 00:00:00
8. Adjusting the Size & Crop of Imported Images 00:00:00
2: Tables for Design
1. Creating a Table 00:00:00
2. Merging & Splitting Cells 00:00:00
3. Adjusting Cell Stroke & Color 00:00:00
4. Placing Images & Snippets into a Cell 00:00:00
5. Image Placement & Formatting Tips 00:00:00
6. Correcting the Stroke Color 00:00:00
3: Story Editing & Glyph Sets
1. Adding an Accented Character 00:00:00
2. Using the Story Editor & Quick Apply 00:00:00
3. Adjusting Hyphenation & Justification Settings 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Overset Type in the Story Editor 00:00:00
5. Using Contextual & Swash Alternates 00:00:00
6. Adding Glyphs on the Fly & Creating a Glyph Set 00:00:00
4: Adobe Incopy® Assignments
1. Creating an Assignment 00:00:00
2. Adding Stories to an Assignment & Updating 00:00:00
3. Identifying InCopy Stories inside InDesign 00:00:00
4. Editing in InDesign & InCopy Simultaneously 00:00:00
5. Checking Out Stories to Edit Them 00:00:00
6. Copyfitting & Checking Stories Back In 00:00:00
7. Editing in InDesign & Updating in InCopy 00:00:00
5: Rules, Strokes & Tabs
1. Activating Dynamic Spelling 00:00:00
2. Utilizing Next Style Sheets 00:00:00
3. Aligning Text Using the Tabs Ruler 00:00:00
4. Redefining a Paragraph Style 00:00:00
5. Drawing a Line Using Paragraph Rules 00:00:00
6. Editing Stroke Styles 00:00:00
6: Flexible Footnotes & Spell Checking
1. Inserting Footnotes 00:00:00
2. Numbering & Formatting Footnotes 00:00:00
3. Customizing a Footnote Layout 00:00:00
4. Working with Multiple Footnotes 00:00:00
5. Using the Check Spelling Dialog Box 00:00:00
6. Adding Words to the Dictionary 00:00:00
7: Feathering Magic
1. Learning to Use the Pen Tool 00:00:00
2. Drawing a Closed Path 00:00:00
3. Subtracting One Path from Another 00:00:00
4. Modifying a Path 00:00:00
5. Creating & Modifying a Feathered Edge 00:00:00
6. Using the Paste Into Command 00:00:00
8: Folios, Master Pages & Libraries
1. Creating a Folio Layer & Importing a Folio Style 00:00:00
2. Creating a Folio on a Master Page 00:00:00
3. Duplicating & Deleting Folios 00:00:00
4. Creating a Folio Library 00:00:00
5. Applying Saved Folios to Other InDesign Files 00:00:00
9: Multiple Masters, Overrides & PDF Import
1. Performing a Local Override 00:00:00
2. Exploring Override Rules & Options 00:00:00
3. Working with Multiple Master Pages 00:00:00
4. Distributing Objects & Applying Object Styles 00:00:00
5. Importing Multiple Images from a PDF 00:00:00
10: Sections, Books & Auto Pagination
1. Numbering Pages & Creating Sections 00:00:00
2. Assembling a Book 00:00:00
3. Synchronizing Styles 00:00:00
11: Table of Contents Secrets
1. Creating a Table of Contents 00:00:00
2. Adding Titles & Descriptions 00:00:00
3. Pasting Into Specific Layers 00:00:00
4. Applying Table of Contents Styles 00:00:00
5. Affecting the Visibility of Type 00:00:00
6. Updating the Table of Contents 00:00:00
12: Trapping & Output Preview
1. Introducing Trapping 00:00:00
2. Knowing When to Use Trapping 00:00:00
3. Creating a Trap Preset 00:00:00
4. Using the Flattener Preview 00:00:00
5. Dealing with Flattening Issues 00:00:00
6. Using the Separations Preview 00:00:00
13: Preflight, Package & Print
1. Using the Preflight Dialog Box 00:00:00
2. Updating Links & Editing Original Images 00:00:00
3. Packaging a Document for a Printer 00:00:00
4. Setting Print Options & Presets 00:00:00
5. More Options & Outputting to a Printer 00:00:00
14: Adobe PDF Export
1. Introducing PDF Presets 00:00:00
2. Exporting a PDF for Approval 00:00:00
3. Compressing Images & Other Export Options 00:00:00
4. Adding Security & Exporting the File 00:00:00
5. Exporting a PDF for Print 00:00:00
6. Setting Color & Security Options 00:00:00
15: XML Workflow & Adobe GoLive® Packages
1. Creating, Assigning & Saving Tags 00:00:00
2. Exporting XML & Loading Tags 00:00:00
3. Mapping Tags to Styles & Importing XML 00:00:00
4. Creating & Opening a Package 00:00:00
5. Modifying Packaged Text Styles in GoLive 00:00:00
6. Modifying Packaged Graphics in GoLive 00:00:00
16: Interactive PDF Magic
1. Adding Hyperlinks to Interactive Buttons 00:00:00
2. Working with Flash® Movies in InDesign 00:00:00
3. Working with QuickTime™ Files in InDesign 00:00:00
4. Creating Interactive Text Buttons 00:00:00
5. Assigning Actions to Buttons 00:00:00
6. Creating a Rollover State for a Graphic Button 00:00:00
7. Previewing Media Files in Bridge 00:00:00
8. Adding Sound Files to an InDesign Document 00:00:00
9. Exporting to PDF 00:00:00
10. Mini Outro 00:00:00
17: Poster Design Magic
1. Creating Presets & Drawing Guides 00:00:00
2. Drawing Rules & Using Step and Repeat 00:00:00
3. Loading Swatches & Drawing a Shape 00:00:00
4. Aligning Type & Rotating an Image 00:00:00
5. Extending a Gradient & Creating Drop Shadows 00:00:00
6. Creating an Overlay Gradient 00:00:00
7. Converting a Text Snippet to a Table 00:00:00
8. Applying Styles & Swatches to a Table 00:00:00
9. Formatting Text around a Graphic 00:00:00
10. Placing a Logo & Scaling Objects 00:00:00
11. Joining & Subtracting Paths & Fitting Images 00:00:00
12. Placing a Graphic inside Type 00:00:00
13. Creating a Lens Effect with Text 00:00:00
14. Final Comments & Credits 00:00:00

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