Adobe InDesign CS5: Essentials

Course Name

Adobe InDesign CS5: Essentials

Contact Hours: 10

Course Description

With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS5 Essentials you'll learn all the key new features that are packed into this robust design and publishing tool. Adobe Certified Expert James Lockman teaches you the fundamental tools, tips and techniques you'll need to create professionally designed layouts, text, tables and graphics. This training is just what you need to quickly take your skills to the next level when working with Adobe InDesign CS5.

Outcome

By completing this course you will:

  • Learn to create self-adjusting layouts using auto-fit and the gap tool
  • Discover the MiniBridge to browse for, then drag and drop, images onto your layout, all from within InDesign
  • See how to adjust the corners on an InDesign frame independently
  • Learn to insert text and graphics into your InDesign layout
  • Create text that spans or splits columns without creating new text frames

Assessment

Project files are included with this course to aid in your learning. There are no exams or tests.

Outline

  • Chapter 1: EXPLORING THE INTERFACE
  • Chapter 2: CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES
  • Chapter 3: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
  • Chapter 4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
  • Chapter 5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
  • Chapter 6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
  • Chapter 7: TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
  • Chapter 8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
  • Chapter 9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS
  • Chapter 10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
  • Chapter 11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
  • Chapter 12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
  • Chapter 13: USING LAYERS
  • Chapter 14: OBJECT STYLES
  • Chapter 15: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF