This course builds on the fundamentals taught in InDesign CS6 Introduction. Students will start by learning how to create complex document structures, create tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets to work more efficiently. Students will then learn how to create vector paths and wrap type on a path. Students will also learn advanced typography and composition techniques. In addition, they will work with graphics, object styles, tables, special characters, the Story Editor, and with the CS Review panel. Finally, students will learn how to manage long documents.
After completing this course, students will know how to:
- Set up multiple-page spreads; create tint and gradient swatches; use object libraries and snippets; and evenly space and align items.
- Create and edit vector paths; create and edit clipping paths; and wrap type on a path.
- Manually resize type; use Quick Apply; create nested styles and GREP styles; create path-based text wraps and convert type to outlines; precisely control leading, hyphenation, justification, and horizontal spacing; and use shortcuts with fonts.
- Use layer comps in a placed PSD file; create lighting effects; adjust transparency; define and use object styles; and transform objects by using the Pathfinder panel and Transform Again commands.
- Create, modify, and format tables; map Microsoft Word styles to InDesign styles; add headers and footers to tables; merge table cells; add editorial notes; and create table styles.
- Edit text with the Story Editor; insert special characters; and create column, frame, and page breaks.
- Create sections, dynamically changing running headers, tables of contents, cross references, and indexes for a document; combine several documents into a book file for printing; and insert footnotes.
Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Classroom Training- 1 Day
The target student for this course should have some experience using InDesign CS6 and should be familiar with using a word processing application such as Microsoft Word. Students will get the most out of this course if their goal is to become more proficient in using InDesign CS6, especially for generating layouts more efficiently, working with color and typography, and managing long documents.