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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).

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: 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

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 CS4: Essentials.

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:

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

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