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Overview

With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS4: Advanced, 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, and so much more.

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:

  • Module 01: Customizing Your Workflow
  • Module 02: Advanced Type Techniques
  • Module 03: Using Type Styles
  • Module 04: Working with Images
  • Module 05: Working with Objects
  • Module 06: Using Tables
  • Module 07: Stroking, Aligning & Transforming
  • Module 08: Advanced Color Techniques
  • Module 09: Applying Effects
  • Module 10: Advanced Find/Change Options
  • Module 11: Working with Pages
  • Module 12: Libraries & Snippets
  • Module 13: Outputting Documents
  • Module 14: Creating Books
  • Module 15: Working with XTML
  • Module 16: Intergrating with Incopy®
  • Module 17: Screen Sharing & Hidden Features

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 InDesign CS4: Advanced.

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:

Learn how to effectively save yourself a lot of time during the production process and also how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to www.payscale.uk, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Video Editor – £23,994 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Digital Designer – £24,870 per annum
  • Graphic designers – £21,956 per annum
  • Visual Designer – £29,338 per annum
  • Production designer – £31,997 per annum
  • Project Manager – £42,118 per annum
  • Office Manager – £24,447 per annum

Presenter Information:

As a member of the AGI Training team, Robert delivered training and consulting services to many newspapers and magazines adopting InDesign. Having served as the production manager overseeing the creation of several weekly newspapers, he is familiar with many aspect of print publishing workflows. He is a contributing author to the Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom and currently works for a publishing technology consulting firm.

 

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Course Curriculum

FREE INTRODUCTION
InDesign CS4 Advanced FREE 00:00:00
1: CUSTOMIZING YOUR WORKFLOW
1. Workspace, Navigation, Menus & Plug-ins 00:00:00
2. Advanced Document Settings 00:00:00
3. Advanced Preferences 00:00:00
4. Advanced Navigation 00:00:00
5. Default Tool Settings 00:00:00
6. Using Adobe Bridge with InDesign 00:00:00
2: ADVANCED TYPE TECHNIQUES
1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Working with Type 00:00:00
2. Advanced Rules 00:00:00
3. Advanced Paragraph Options 00:00:00
4. Using Languages 00:00:00
5. Typing on a Path 00:00:00
6. Inserting Text Variables 00:00:00
7. Putting Images inside of Type 00:00:00
8. Aligning Text to a Baseline Grid 00:00:00
9. Importing & Exporting Type 00:00:00
10. Flowing Type 00:00:00
11. Adjust Optical Margin Alignment with the Story Panel 00:00:00
12. Using Glyphs & Glyph Sets 00:00:00
13. Understanding OpenType Fonts 00:00:00
14. Setting Tabs 00:00:00
15. Using the Eyedropper for Type 00:00:00
3: USING TYPE STYLES
1. Why Use Styles? 00:00:00
2. Character Styles vs. Paragraph Styles 00:00:00
3. Working with Next Styles 00:00:00
4. Applying Nested Styles 00:00:00
5. Repeating Nested Styles 00:00:00
6. Nesting Line Styles & GREP Styles 00:00:00
4: WORKING WITH IMAGES
1. Exploring the Info & Links Panels 00:00:00
2. Importing Graphics & Using Scripts 00:00:00
3. Using Image Shortcuts 00:00:00
4. Advanced Text Wrap Options 00:00:00
5. Placing an InDesign Document inside an InDesign Document 00:00:00
6. Working with Illustrator® Files in InDesign 00:00:00
7. Working with Photoshop® Files in InDesign 00:00:00
5: WORKING WITH OBJECTS
1. When to Use an Object Style 00:00:00
2. Building an Anchored Object 00:00:00
3. Using Object Styles on Anchored Objects 00:00:00
6: USING TABLES
1. Basic Table Options 00:00:00
2. Creating & Applying a Table Style 00:00:00
3. Importing Microsoft® Excel® Documents 00:00:00
7: STROKING, ALIGNING & TRANSFORMING
1. Advanced Stroke Panel Options 00:00:00
2. Advanced Alignment Options 00:00:00
3. Advanced Transform Options 00:00:00
8: ADVANCED COLOR TECHNIQUES
1. Color Panel vs. Swatches Panel 00:00:00
2. Color Management 00:00:00
3. Creating Colors 00:00:00
4. Using the Kuler™ Panel 00:00:00
9: APPLYING EFFECTS
1. Adjusting E¬ect Settings 00:00:00
2. Using the Directional Feather & Gradient Feather Tools 00:00:00
3. Using Blend Modes 00:00:00
10: ADVANCED FIND/CHANGE OPTIONS
1. Find/Change Text Attributes 00:00:00
2. Find/Change GREP 00:00:00
3. Find/Change Glyphs 00:00:00
4. Find/Change Object Attributes 00:00:00
11: WORKING WITH PAGES
1. Page Setup 00:00:00
2. Section Options & Moving Pages 00:00:00
3. Basing Master Pages on Other Master Pages 00:00:00
4. Using Layers 00:00:00
5. Advanced Guide Features 00:00:00
6. Rotating Spreads 00:00:00
12: LIBRARIES & SNIPPETS
1. Using Libraries 00:00:00
2. Using Snippets 00:00:00
13: OUTPUTTING DOCUMENTS
1. Building a Pre ight 00:00:00
2. Transparency Flattener Settings & PDF/X-1a 00:00:00
3. Exploring the InDesign Interchange Format & Component Info 00:00:00
4. Working with Print Presets 00:00:00
14: CREATING BOOKS
1. Building a Book & Numbering the Pages 00:00:00
2. Synchronizing a Book 00:00:00
3. Creating a Table of Contents 00:00:00
4. Dening a Running Header 00:00:00
5. Generating an Index 00:00:00
15: WORKING WITH XML
1. Exporting XML 00:00:00
2. Importing XML 00:00:00
16: INTEGRATING WITH INCOPY®
1. The Role of InCopy 00:00:00
2. Importing an InCopy File into InDesign 00:00:00
3. Editing Stories in a Single Editor Work ow 00:00:00
4. Using Assignments in a Multiple Editor Work ow 00:00:00
17: SCREEN SHARING & HIDDEN FEATURES
1. Share Your Screen Using ConnectNow 00:00:00
2. InDesign Easter Eggs & Final Comments 00:00:00
3. Credits 00:00:00

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