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Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Masterclass with ACA Exam 5 Days - Glasgow

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Advanced

Duration:

5
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£995 + vat

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading desktop-publishing program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become an InDesign power user. Impress your clients as you build interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started with a simple document and controlling the InDesign environment all the way up to using complex styling and creating rich, interactive files. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce great results for the web and for print. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading desktop-publishing program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become an InDesign power user. Impress your clients as you build interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started with a simple document and controlling the InDesign environment all the way up to using complex styling and creating rich, interactive files. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce great results for the web and for print. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

  • InDesign ACA Masterclass 5 Days

    Course Details

    This 5-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Adobe InDesign CC. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes desktop publishing and design to a new level, and combines production power and creative freedom with tight integration with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat software. You will learn to create attractive, simple documents and prepare them for the web and for print. We will guide you in learning the work area, working with text and graphics, creating simple vector-based graphics, and the basics of design. You will also learn how to apply consistency to your text through the use of paragraph and character styles. Once you grasp the basics of the program, we will show you how to take your understanding to the next level. We will cover advanced topics such as creating eBooks, generating indexes, and automating workflows.

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

    • Navigate the InDesign environment
    • Design simple and complex documents, including interactive PDFs and eBooks
    • Add effects to objects
    • Apply paragraph and character styles
    • Use colours, swatches, and gradients
    • Manage transparency and use tables
    • Prepare for hand-off to a service provider
    • Use advanced tools and palettes
    • Re-use data via libraries and snippets
    • Generate tables of contents and indexes
    • Store PDF presets
    • Develop Bézier paths
    • Work with XML
    • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

    The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) InDesign exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACA exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Associate status.

    As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACA exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

    Our goals are for you to be able to create simple but professional documents that are ready to use for the web and for print, to understand the advanced features of InDesign, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.

    This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 3-day block (Advanced plus ACA exam) taken at a later date.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Getting started in InDesign
    • Customise Your Workspace
    • Workspace and Window arrangement
    • Create a New Document
    • Zooming in and out
    • Moving around your document
    • Using Control panel options
    • Previewing your document
    Managing and Formatting Text
    • Add Text
    • Edit Text using Story Editor
    • Spell Check Text
    • Find/ Change
    • Character formatting options
    • Paragraph formatting options
    • The Glyphs panel
    • Showing Hidden Characters
    • Threading Text
    Handling images
    • Adding images
    • Cropping images
    • Resizing images
    • Adding Text Wrap
    • Understanding different image file types
    • Using the Links panel
    • Understanding and checking resolution
    Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
    • Adding colour to Fill/Stroke
    • Adding Swatches
    • Understanding the difference between CMYK, RGB, Pantone colours
    • Creating tint swatches
    • Creating Gradients
    • Stroke settings
    Objects
    • Creating different shapes
    • Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
    • Transforming Objects
    • Duplicating
    • Layers
    • Object Styles
    • Applying Effects
    • Shape and corner options
    Paragraph and Character Styles
    • Setting up Paragraph Styles
    • Setting up Character Styles
    • Changing Paragraph & Character styles
    Master Pages
    • Setting up Master pages
    • Applying a Master page
    • Using Master pages with facing pages
    • Adding page numbers
    • Overriding Master page items
    Preparing a document for Printing
    • Using Preflight for basic checks
    • Print a Document
    • Packaging Files
    • Exporting to PDF
    Managing Your Workspaces
    • Organising Your Panels
    • Advanced Zooming and Navigation
    • Advanced View Options
    Advanced Typography
    • Typographical preferences
    • Advanced Character formatting options
    • Advanced Paragraph formatting options
    Style Sheets
    • Review of setting up Style Sheets
    • Advanced Style Sheet Tips
    • Nested Styles
    • Using ‘Based on’, ‘Next Style’ and Quick Apply
    Pages and Master Pages
    • Review of setting up Master Pages
    • Parent & Child masters
    • Overriding Master Page items
    • Using ‘Shuffle’ options
    • Best practice with master page
    • Numbering and Section options
    Organising your Layout
    • Advanced Align options
    • Using keyboard shortcuts for align and distribute
    • Using the Gap tool
    • Using Autofit for images
    • Review of setting up Object Styles
    • Setting up a Baseline Grid
    Colour
    • Review of Swatches – managing colours and gradients
    • Creating Mixed Inks
    • Using the Ink Manager
    • Sharing Swatches between documents and with Photoshop and Illustrator
    Managing Documents
    • Using Libraries and Snippets
    • Creating Templates
    • Creating and using Find/Change queries
    • Creating a Table of Contents
    • Using an InDesign ‘Book’ to collate documents
    • Setting up Indexes
    Tables
    • Setting up Tables
    • Importing Excel & Word tables
    • Creating Table and Cell styles
    Creating an interactive PDF
    • Adding Hyperlinks, Buttons, Movies and Sounds
    • Setting up Page Transitions
    • Exporting an Interactive PDF
    Setting up an e-book / e-pub
    • Understanding what an e-book is
    • Overview of preparing a file to become an e-book
    • Overivew of Export options
    Preferences
    • Understanding InDesign preferences
    • Changing document preferences
    • Changing application preferences
    Printing
    • Using the Overprint Preview and the Separations Preview panel
    • Defining the Transparency Flattener settings
    • Using Preflight
    • Understanding an RGB workflow
    • Creating PDF presets
    Adobe Certification Preparation & ACA Exam
    • Work through exam preparation sheet
    • Sample Exam questions
    • Take Practice exam
    • Any other questions?
    • InDesign ACA Exam
    • Instant Pass or Fail Result
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at our Scotland training centre located in central Glasgow at:

    Centrum Business Centre
    38 Queen Street
    Glasgow
    G1 3DX

    The Glasgow training centre is located on Queen Street in the heart of Glasgow close to Central Station, Queen Street Station and Argyle Street Station.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • InDesign Masterclass with ACA 5 Days - Upcoming Glasgow Course Dates

    09 Aug - 13 Aug £995 + vat
    04 Oct - 08 Oct £995 + vat
    22 Nov - 26 Nov £995 + vat

    InDesign Masterclass with ACA 5 Days - Split Date Options

    InDesign Introduction

    9 Aug - 10 Aug
    4 Oct - 5 Oct
    22 Nov

    InDesign Advanced

    11 Aug - 13 Aug
    6 Oct - 8 Oct
    24 Nov - 26 Nov
  • Client Reviews

    "A thoroughly fun and enjoyable course delivered by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutor - can't wait to get back into the office environment and put it all into practice!"

    Katrina Gillespie, Vinci Academy, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

    "A really informative course with lots of useful hints and tips to use InDesign."

    Anisha Patel, AAPG, InDesign - 2 Day Advanced

    "The course was great - a lot of content and adapted well for both attendees needs - brilliant trainer who obviously has a lot of experience which really helped. Thank you."

    Amanda Hayes, Weil Gotshal & Manges, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "Excellent, answered all of my questions, now familiar with all of the shortcuts and tools I hoped to be familiar with. A great introduction that will save me a lot of time."

    Robyn Wyatt, NHS Christie, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke

    "The trainer was easy to follow and very easy going, which creates a excellent training environment. I will certainly be coming back in the future. A great teacher and a great course!"

    Scott Godfrey, InDesign - 4 Day Masterclass

    "It was good fun, informative and I feel like I learnt a lot. It has also made me want to do more courses."

    Stephanie Razis, Salamanca, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "I have studied a course with XChange Training before and it is extremely well organised, friendly staff and has a good work environment."

    Victoria Hassett, ETM Group, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    "Having no previous experience with InDesign, I felt that the course content was brilliant at introducing me to the program and building my confidence."

    Abi Griffin, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

    "I was very happy with the way the course was ran and felt everything I wanted to learn was covered. Our tutor was very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend to a colleague or friend."

    Jade Barnes, ANS Group, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    "Clear, easy to follow training, well paced and interactive with positive tutition. Interesting and enjoyable, would recommend."

    Emma Fullalove, Tom Parker Ltd, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction