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InDesign CS5 Essentials Online Course

InDesign CS5 Essentials Online Course

£40.00

With our Adobe InDesign CS5 Essentials course 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.
Chapter 1: EXPLORING THE INTERFACE (30 min)

Start Screen, Application Bar & Workspace Menu
Panels, Application Frame & Tab View
Using the Control Panel
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
Enabling Tool Hints
Customizing Workspaces

Chapter 2: CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES (18 min)

Setting General & Interface Preferences
Setting Type & Composition Preferences
Customizing Units, Grids & Guides
Dictionary, Spelling, Autocorrect & Story Editor Display Preferences
Display Performance & Appearance of Black
Document Previews, File & Clipboard Handling

Chapter 3: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS (28 min)

Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
Differences Between Web & Print Documents
Working with Templates
Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links
Using a Document Fonts Folder
Converting Documents for CS4 Compatibility

Chapter 4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS (29 min)

Navigating Pages & Layers
Using the Pages Panel & the New Page Tool
Finding & Editing Links in the Links Panel
Zooming, Display Performance & Panning
Changing View Modes & Presentation Mode

Chapter 5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES (28 min)

Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns on a Page
Using Rulers
Working with Guides
Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects
Using Gridify

Chapter 6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT (36 min)

Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame
Exploring Frame Types
Creating Text on a Path
Threading Text Frames
Placing Text from a File
Auto-Flowing Text
Using Smart Text Reflow

Chapter 7: TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS (29 min)

Choosing Fonts
Controlling Font Size & Leading
Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Control Panels
Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
Adjusting Columns within a Text Frame
Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Attributes
Finding & Replacing Fonts
Adding Indents, Spacing & Hyphenation Control
Creating Drop Caps

Chapter 8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES (15 min)

Creating Paragraph Styles
Applying Styles
Changing Styles
Redefining Styles
Importing Styles

Chapter 9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS (25 min)

Formatting Text Using the Tab Panel
Creating & Navigating Tables
Selecting & Formatting Tables & Cells
Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists

Chapter 10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS (26 min)

Exploring Mini Bridge
Placing & Scaling Images
Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
Frame & Content Fitting Options
Using the Gap Tool
Using the Links Panel

Chapter 11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP (19 min)

Creating Shapes & Frames
Customizing & Transforming Shapes
Live Corner Effects
Aligning & Distributing Shapes
Applying Text Wrap

Chapter 12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES (27 min)

Creating Color Swatches
Working with Gradients
Using Transparency & Transparency Effects
Using the Gradient Feather Tool

Chapter 13: USING LAYERS (22: min)

Creating Layers
Placing Content on Layers
Naming Layers & Objects
Moving Content between Layers & Grouping Layers
Selecting, Locking & Managing Layers

Chapter 14: OBJECT STYLES (8 min)

Creating Object Styles
Applying Object Styles
Redefining Object Styles

Chapter 15: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF (22 min)

Live Preflighting
Packaging for Output
Setting Up Print Options
Printing a Booklet
Exporting to Adobe PDF
Credits

Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.
Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 6.5 Hours
Platform: Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included

Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.

Stream your training via the internet, or download to your computer and supported mobile device, including iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ Touch and most Android devices.
If you would like a free demo of this course please follow this link

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