Chinook Learning Services - Calgary, Alberta, Canada

InDesign

Course Description

Adobe InDesign is a robust and easy to use design and layout program. Learn the basics of creating documents of many types from single-page advertisements and flyers to complex multi-page colour publications. Content focused.

Participant Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document using colour, swatches, gradients, and styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Add tables
  • Prepare documents for deployment

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

  • Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface
  • Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface
  • Topic C: Apply the Navigation Controls and Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

  • Topic A: Establish Project Requirements
  • Topic B: Apply Design Principles
  • Topic C: Create a New Document
  • Topic D: Add text to a Document
  • Topic E: Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

  • Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Topic B: Apply colours, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Topic C: Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

  • Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects
  • Topic B: Use Layers
  • Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects
  • Topic D: Thread Text Frames
  • Topic E: Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

  • Topic A: Create a New Table
  • Topic B: Format a Table
  • Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery
  • Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

  • Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document
  • Topic B: Export Files for Printing and for the Web
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