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Adobe InDesign CS4: Essentials

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Overview Get an introduction to Adobe InDesign CS4 with this essential training that introduces you to the basics tools, skills …

Overview

Get an introduction to Adobe InDesign CS4 with this essential training that introduces you to the basics tools, skills and techniques required to create professionally styled text, layouts and graphics that deliver a powerful impact.

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).

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

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 01: Exploring The Interface
  • Module 02: Customizing Application Preferences
  • Module 03: Working with Documents
  • Module 04: Navigating & viewing documents
  • Module 05: Margins, Columns, Rules & Guides
  • Module 06: Adding text to your layout
  • Module 07: Text formatting options
  • Module 08: Formatting Text using styles
  • Module 09: Tabs, Tables & Lists
  • Module 10: Working with placed Graphics
  • Module 11: Creating shapes & using text wrap
  • Module 12: Working with colour & swatches
  • Module 13: Using layers
  • Module 14: Introduction object styles
  • Module 15: Adding interactivity
  • Module 16: Preflight, print & PDF

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. 

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.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate for Adobe InDesign CS4: Essentials.

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

Understand the basic tools, skills and techniques which are required in order to create certain professional level text, layouts and graphics which are important in delivering a really powerful impact. 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

James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

 

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
InDesign CS4: Essentials FREE 00:00:00
1: EXPLORING THE INTERFACE
1. Start Screen, Application Bar & Workspace Menu
2. Panels, Application Frame & Tab View
3. Using the Control Panel
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
5. Exploring Workspaces
2: CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences
3. Customizing Units, Grids & Guides
4. Dictionary, Spelling, Autocorrect & Story Editor Display Preferences
5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black Preferences
6. File & Clipboard Handling
3: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
2. Working with Templates
3. Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links
4. Converting Documents for Backwards Compatibility
4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
1. Navigating Pages & Layers
2. Links, Edit Original & Rotate Spread View
3. Zooming, Display Performance & Panning
4. Changing View Modes & Customizing a Proof
5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
1. Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns
2. Using Rulers
3. Working with Guides
4. Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects
6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
1. Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame
2. Exploring Frame Types
3. Placing Text from a File
4. Threading Text Frames
5. Creating Text on a Path
6. Auto-Flowing Text
7. Using Smart Text Reflow
7: TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
1. Choosing Fonts
2. Controlling Font Size & Leading
3. Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Color Panels
4. Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
5. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Text Attributes
6. Finding & Replacing Fonts
7. Adding Indents & Spacing
8. Controlling Hyphenation & Justification
9. Creating Drop Caps
10. Using Optical Margin Alignment
8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
1. Creating Paragraph Styles
2. Applying Styles
3. Understanding Next Styles
4. Clearing Style Options
5. Redefining Styles
6. Importing & Managing Styles
9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS
1. Formatting Text with Tabs
2. Creating, Selecting & Navigating Tables
3. Formatting Tables & Cells
4. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
5. Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists
10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
1. Exploring Bridge & Assigning Keywords
2. Placing & Scaling Images
3. Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
4. Frame & Content Fitting Options
5. Placing Multiple Files
6. Using the Links Panel
7. Building a Library
11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
1. Creating Shapes & Frames
2. Customizing & Transforming Shapes
3. Aligning & Distributing Shapes
4. Applying Text Wrap
12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
1. Introduction to Swatches
2. Choosing Colors & Creating New Swatches
3. Working with Gradients
4. Using the Kuler Panel
5. Using Transparency
6. Transparency Effects
13: USING LAYERS
1. Creating Layers
2. Placing Content on Layers
3. Moving Content between Layers
4. Managing Layers
14: INTRODUCING OBJECT STYLES
1. Creating New Object Styles
2. Applying Object Styles
3. Updating Object Styles
4. Defining Default Object Styles
15: ADDING INTERACTIVITY
1. Making a Table of Contents Interactive
2. Creating Hyperlinks
3. Adding Buttons for Navigation
4. Adding Page Transitions
5. Exporting for the Web Using SWF & PDF
16: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
1. Introducing New Live Preflighting
2. Packaging for Output
3. Understanding Printing Options
4. Printing Booklets
5. Exporting to Adobe PDF
6. Credits
InDesign CS5: Interactivity FREE 00:00:00

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