Kick Start Pack

Tailored InDesign Training

Kick Start

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    This introduction to InDesign’s essential tools is designed for students who are new to the program. You will be guided step-by-step through industry standards for designing and laying-out pages for print and web. Available 1-2-1, small groups and corporate. All content can be tailored for this class.

    Main Topics

    • Document set-up
    • Working with type
    • Adding and editing images
    • Managing pages
    • Saving and printing

    Learning Outcomes

    • Understand industry standard layout techniques
    • How to format text correctly
    • Creating multipage documents
    • Output your documents correctly for web and print

    What you Get

    • Face-to-face training; group or 1-2-1
    • Work on own files or choose from our extensive library
    • Qualified trainers with many years industry experience
    • 30 page Adobe reference guide
    • Optional subscription to video tutorial
    • Optional on-site training

    Lesson Options

    Because everyone’s needs are different, we have Kick Start lessons available in:

    • One day sessions
    • Two day sessions
    • Three day sessions
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    The Kick Start InDesign Training Pack is best suited to:

    1. Anyone who will be using Adobe InDesign weekly or more.
    2. People who are self taught and need to learn industry standards.
    3. Anyone who needs to create and edit basic InDesign documents.
    4. Those who are complete beginners or have some basic knowledge.
    5. Anyone who needs to work on InDesign files supplied by a graphic designer.

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        Kick Start

        InDesign Workspace
        InDesign Application bar
        Positioning moving, docking, collapsing and expanding panels
        Rulers and Smart Guides
        Hand & Zoom Tools
        Navigator Panel
        Resetting InDesign’s preferences

        InDesign Essential Features for Beginners
        Toolbox overview
        Additional tools in InDesign
        InDesign screen modes
        Zooming, panning and document navigation
        Display performance
        Viewing defaults / fit in window / actual size

        Creating New Documents
        Saving and opening documents in InDesign
        Facing pages
        Inserting and deleting InDesign pages
        Pages panel
        Guides: Ruler, margin and column guides

        Managing Pages
        Changing page size
        Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
        Adding page numbering
        Creating and applying InDesign master pages

        Selecting and Formatting Objects
        Selecting two or more objects

        Duplicating objects in InDesign
        Nudging elements
        Eye dropper tool
        Selecting all objects

        Creating frames in InDesign
        Rectangle Frame tool vs Rectangle tool
        Strokes and fills
        Group and ungroup

        Moving & Resizing Objects
        Rotating, Scaling & Transforming objects
        Locking and unlocking InDesign objects
        Selecting reference points on control panel
        Using X & Y coordinates to position objects
        InDesign stacking order / Send object to back or front
        Alignment panel
        Creating Lines
        Adding arrow heads

        Working with Images/Links
        RGB & CMYK
        Image file formats
        Importing images into InDesign
        Understanding resolution
        InDesign Links panel
        Info panel
        Modifying placed images
        Fitting and resizing images proportionally
        InDesign’s Display performance

        Creating Text frames
        Entering text
        Selection processes – word / line / paragraph
        Editing and formatting text
        Kerning and Tracking text in InDesign
        Character Formatting – font, size, bold, italic, superscript, subscript etc
        Paragraph Formatting – alignment, space before / after, indents, etc
        Rotating text
        Fonts – serif & sans serif
        Special characters – en & em dashes, non breaking spaces
        Check boxes
        Importing text into InDesign
        Basic Shortcuts
        Threading text frames

        Working with Colour
        Managing colour in InDesign
        Creating color swatches
        Creating gradient swatches

        Preparing for Print and Web
        Exporting and packaging from InDesign
        Printing a document and print options
        InDesign preflight panel