Advanced Level (ID-AD-2D)
2-day "Comprehensive" £450+VAT (*1-day "Crash" £245+VAT)

InDesign CS5

2-day Course Topics (*Crash course contents vary per client)

Content Summary: Streamlined workflow, automation, animation, interactivity, advanced layout and typography, CS integration
Results: Interactive PDF, short book, online flip brochure, animation & film.

Ideal for: A professional designer in need of absolute speed, accuracy and efficiency.

 

UPGRADE FEATURES

Preferences

Preferences exploration
Changing application and document defaults
Tool hints

Navigation and interface

New Window options
ShortcutsControl bar
Spread rotation
Normal, preview and presentation mode

Objects

Pasting objects within objects
Bezier options - creating, importing and editing
Pathfinder work
Appearance
Using Scripts
Compound paths
Hiding objects

Path and stroke work

Custom strokes
Drawing and correcting tools

Object styles

Advanced object styles
Picture fitting controls
Paragraph styles within object styles

Text

Text Import options
Importing style sheets from MS Word
Creating custom dictionaries
Story editor information
Tracking text changes in Story Editor
Converting text to outlines
Find and replace
Basic GREP searches

Advanced typography

Drop caps
Image drop caps
Single line / paragraph composers
OpenType
Justification / Hyphenation controls
Custom glyph sets
Footnotes
Paragraph rule options
Optical Margin alignment
Bullets and numbering

Text variables

Running headers
Text Variables
Conditional Text for languages
Hiding text

Advanced style sheets

Next Style options
Nested style sheets
Based On styles
Overriding style sheets
Styling footnotes

Images

Importing Photoshop files
Wrapping and cutouts
Placing Illustrator files
Smart Object integration
Object Layers
Re-linking based on file extension
Live image captions

Colours

Naming unnamed Colours
Multi-ink colours and groups
Separations preview and ink control
Ink manager - colour aliasing
Overprinting

Documents and workflow

Eyedropper - advanced usage
Slug control
Document presets
Advanced master pages
Layer control
Conditionals
Advanced library work
Sectioning and numbering control
Baseline grid editing
Version control
Snippets
Creating dynamic cross-references
Creating a shared review
Understanding CS Live online services

Tables

Defining table and individuals cell styles
Links to spreadsheets
Updating imported data

Working with transparency

Gradient feather tool
Advanced transparency effects
Applying and editing effects
Object blending
Blending mode options
Transparency with groups
Isolated blending
Flattener preview panel

Interactivity

Buttons, references and hyperlinks
Media panel
Restrictions
Exporting interactive elements to PDF and SWF
Adding motion, sound and video for export directly to SWF

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OTHER ADOBE INDESIGN COURSES:

COMPLETE LIST OF COURSES >>

NEW VERSION: CC 2015
Released: Summer 2015

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ADOBE INDESIGN CC 2015
– OUR FAVOURITE UPGRADE IN THE CREATIVE SUITE

InDesign CS6

New Features Summary:

  • Alternative Layouts
  • Liquid Layouts
  • ePUB 3.0 ready
  • Interactive PDF form tools
  • Copy/Paste HTML
  • Flexible column dimensions
  • Content Collector Tools
  • Overlay Assets
  • Align to Key Object
  • Object Export Options – enhanced
  • Save as IDML
  • Split view
  • Export to PNG
  • Complex calculation fields
  • Real-life Actual Size

"A great course, thank you so much!"

David Sully
INDESIGN:
Basic, Crash Course, 1 day

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