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Adobe InDesign Advanced Course

2 sessions available starting from $995.00

Subject: Adobe Indesign

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

It is essential that students have at least 1 to 2 years solid experience with InDesign OR have completed the 2 day Adobe InDesign Essentials course, and are familiar with the use of paragraph & character styles, master pages and paragraph rules. Completing the InDesign assessment quiz is part of the prerequisite. Please email for prerequisite PDF.

There is an emphasis on using shortcuts and replacing repetitive methods using global features, such as text & object styles, Find & Change using GREP, utlising InDesign's interactivity features and setting the best Application preferences.

Adobe Bridge is included to preview and select files and images, as well as to Batch Rename, Create Contact Sheets, Rate & Label files etc. to help with a better workflow.

Adobe InDesign Advanced - Course...

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It is essential that students have at least 1 to 2 years solid experience with InDesign OR have completed the 2 day Adobe InDesign Essentials course, and are familiar with the use of paragraph & character styles, master pages and paragraph rules. Completing the InDesign assessment quiz is part of the prerequisite. Please email for prerequisite PDF.

There is an emphasis on using shortcuts and replacing repetitive methods using global features, such as text & object styles, Find & Change using GREP, utlising InDesign's interactivity features and setting the best Application preferences.

Adobe Bridge is included to preview and select files and images, as well as to Batch Rename, Create Contact Sheets, Rate & Label files etc. to help with a better workflow.

Adobe InDesign Advanced - Course Outline

Advanced Character & Paragraph Styles

– Styles for Character & Paragrah text Overview
– Loading Styles
– Clearing Overrides
– Modify your Formatting and Redefining Styles
– Changing your defaults for Basic Paragraph Style
– Next Styles and shortcut for applying Next Styles
– Creating Nested Styles
– Using Nested Line Styles
– Grep Styles
– Using the Eyedropper to copy a style
– Importing Word Styles
– Using Quick Apply
– Customising Quick Apply settings

Working with Text

– Tips for working with threaded text frames
– Master Text Frame
– Text Frame Options
– Paragraph Rules
– Convert Text to Outlines
– Type on a Path

Long Documents / Books / TOCs / Indexes

– Autoflow
– Sectioning & Numbering
– Building a Book
– The Book Panel
– Controlling Page Numbering in a Book
– Exporting, Printing and Synchronizing a Book
– The Master Document
– Table of Contents using Styles
– Rebuilding TOCs
– Creating an Index
– Adding a First Level Index Entry
– Cross References
– Topics

Find & Change

– Find and Change Spelling
– Find and Change Character Formatting
– Search Options
– Saving Search Queries

GREP

– Using GREP to remove unwanted characters and spacings
– Using GREP to format repetitive categories of text

Using Libraries

– Creating and Saving Libraries
– Adding and Naming items
– Re-using Library items
– Library Options
– Creating and Using Snippets

Advanced Text Wrap

– Contour Text Wrap Options
– Editing a Text Wrap
– Master Page Text Wrap
– Using a Photoshop Path

Conditional Text

– Creating Conditions
– Applying Conditions
– Creating Condition Sets

Data Merge

– Setting up the Data
– Setting up the Template
– Setting Criteria and adding Data Fields
– Merging the Data
– Data Merge Layout Options
– Updating your Data
– Previewing your Merge

Interactive Documents

– Creating Hyperlinks
– Creating Bookmarks
– Creating Buttons
– Rollover States
– Adding Audio & Video
– Adding Page Transitions
– Creating Basic Animation
– Using Motion Presets
– Export to Interactive PDF, SWF and FLA

Tables

– Shortcuts for Creating Tables and Selecting Table components
– Converting Text to a Table
– Importing a Table from Word or Excel
– Pasting a Table
– Adding Table Heades and Footers
– Resizing Cells and Tables
– Formatting a Table
– Table and Cell Styles

Bridge

– Mini Bridge
– Creating a Contact Sheet
– Sychronizing Colour Settings

Advanced Master Pages

– Shortcuts for Working with and Navigating Pages
– Multiple Master Pages and Based on Master
– Shuffling Pages
– Creating Island Spreads
– Creating Different Sized Pages
– Overriding Master Items
– Removing Loal Overrides
– Enable Layout Adjustment

Inline Frames and Anchored Objects

– Creating an Inline Frame
– Inline Frames and Leading
– Creating Hanging Side Heads
– Creating Above Line Objects
– Creating Anchored Objects

Object Styles

– Creating Object Styles
– Setting a Default Object Style
– Applying Object Styles
– Clearing Local Formatting
– Breaking the Style link

Object Layer Options

– Importing Illustrator and Photoshop Layers
– Showing Layers
– Layer Comps
– Update Link Options

Working with Clipping Paths

– Benefits of Using Clipping Paths
– Selecting an Existing Clipping Path
– Creating a Clipping Path
– Convert Clipping Path to Frame

Kuler

– The Kuler Panel
– Base Colours
– Creating Colour Sets
– Add Themes to Swatches

Drawing

– Points and Paths
– Controlling Handles and Adjusting Curve Points
– Using the Pen Tool
– Opening and Closing Paths
– Compound Paths
– Using Pathfinder

Printing Transparency

– The Flattener
– Transparency Tricks
– Creating a Flattener Preset
– Raster / Vector Balance
– Line Art & Text Resolution
– Gradient & Mesh Resolution
– Convert All Text to Outlines
– Applying Flattener Presets
– Flattener Preview

Seperations Preview

– The Separations Preview Panel
– Ink Limit
– Previewing Overprinting

Preflight & Package

– Preflight Panel Overview
– Defining a Preflight Profile
– Performing a Preflight Check
– Embedding Preflight Profiles
– Preflight Reports and Fixing Erros
– Preflight Options
– Packaging your File
– Document Installed Fonts
– Updating Missing Images

Exporting to PDF, IDML, XHTML & ePubs

– Exporting for Print or Screen
– Compression Options
– Advanced Options
– Adding Security
– Defining a PDF Export Preset
– Export to IDML, XHTML
– Export for ePub (eBooks)

Duration: Two Days

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Choose from 2 available sessions:

When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

  • 83 York St
    Sydney, NSW 2000

Price: $995.00

Type

  • Class / Group Sessions

When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class.

Where

  • 83 York St
    Sydney, NSW 2000

Price: $995.00

Type

  • Class / Group Sessions



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