Adobe Indesign Training Course

Adobe InDesign is the successor to Adobe’s own PageMaker. InDesign is the industry-standard application for print and digital publications and is widely used by interactive designers, digital designers, eBook and ePub Designers. Great for creating PDF documents, digital magazines, ePUBs, and any print related projects.

  • Basic computer knowledge and skills in Mac or PC.
  • Working knowledge in Photoshop or any designing applications such as Illustrator, Corel Draw is required.
  • Printing experience is an advantage.
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • References Materials (PDF)
  • Software Evaluation Copy
  • Other Add-ons

Course Outline

A. Teacher Introduction

B. What is InDesign and what separates it from Photoshop and Illustrator?

C. Course Overview:

1. Workspace and Tool Overview

  • Understanding the Application window
  • Navigating pages
  • Zooming and magnifying
  • Setting rulers and measurements
  • Saving time by making workspaces
  • Setting the view quality of artwork
  • Using the Tool panel
  • Learning and editing keyboard shortcut
  • Overview of Individual Tools

2. Creating a Document

  • Creating new documents
  • Saving and reverting documents
  • Using multiple Undo and Revert
  • Setting margin and column guides
  • Using ruler guides
  • Overview in Bleed
  • Bleeding colors or images off the side of the page

3. Managing Pages

  • Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
  • Changing page size
  • Adding page numbering
  • Creating and applying master pages
  • Overriding master page items

4. Text

  • Understanding text frames
  • Typing and editing
  • Filling with placeholder text
  • Inserting special characters
  • Importing text
  • Putting text on a path
  • Checking spelling
  • Using Find/Change

5. Graphics

  • Importing graphics
  • Using the Links panel
  • Embedding links
  • Turning image layers on and off

6. Formatting Objects

  • Selecting objects
  • Applying basic strokes and fills
  • Using advanced strokes
  • Adjusting transparency
  • Adding drop shadows
  • Applying feathering
  • Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool
  • Making polygons and starbursts

7. Color

  • Creating color swatches
  • The danger and power of unnamed colors
  • Creating gradient swatches
  • Applying gradients

8. Managing Objects

  • Managing objects in the Layers panel
  • Adding rounded corners and other corner options
  • Grouping objects
  • Locking objects
  • Understanding text wrap

9. Transforming Objects

  • Duplicating objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Scaling objects
  • Mirroring objects


10. Character Formatting

  • Applying basic character styling
  • Applying advanced character formatting
  • Changing case
  • Using Find/Change for text formatting
  • Using Find Font

11. Paragraph Formatting

  • Applying formatting to a paragraph
  • Spanning a paragraph across multiple columns
  • Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns
  • Using drop caps
  • Adjusting text hyphenation
  • Adding automatic bullets

12. Styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Using object styles

13. Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Adjusting rows and columns
  • Formatting a table
  • Adding headers and footers
  • Applying table styles

14. Preflighting

  • Checking your document with the Preflight panel

15. Packaging, Printing, and Exporting

  • Packaging for output
  • Exporting a PDF
  • Exporting an interactive PDF

Course Fee: P8,500

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Less: P2,000

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Less: P1,500

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Categories: Graphic Design.