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InDesign CS/CS2

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Adobe® InDesign® is fast becoming the industry standard for page layout and design. This series of courses will cover the skills you need to become an InDesign expert. Topics include setting up preferences, working with documents, page layout, typography, cascading style sheets, importing images, color management, effects, proofing, pre-press, and much more. The InDesign CS portion of the course contains 5 lessons.

Then you'll be ready to make the move to InDesign CS2 with the update lesson. It will quickly bring you up to speed on what’s new and how to make the best use of new features like Adobe® Bridge, object styles, PSD layer support, and more. The CS2 update is a FREE BONUS lesson.

6 levels - 99 modules - 18 learning hours


Available Options

SINGLE USER: InDesign CS/CS2 (6 levels)
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DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$229.00Add To Cart
1 YR ONLINE, e-Study Guides$229.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$229.00Add To Cart
MULTI USER: InDesign CS/CS2 (6 levels)
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DVD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$458.00Add To Cart
CD-ROMs, e-Study Guides$458.00Add To Cart
For additional licensing options. pricing and information, call 877-752-3529

Course Instructor: Harold Driver

Harold has a knack for simplifying technical information and complex concepts so that you are able to quickly understand and apply his training. His engaging personality, and technical expertise have made him one of the top-rated computer trainers anywhere. You will come away well prepared to fully utilize today’s up-to-the-minute computer technology to enhance your on-the-job effectiveness.

Harold’s expertise in software programs includes Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), FinalCut Pro, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, and Front Page 2002. His career has included corporate training in a variety of computer skills and applications; computer lab training; database projects; Web site design, development and management; television production; work as a graphic designer, trainer and consultant for television networks, including CBS, NBC, TBS, TV New Zealand, and ESPN, as well as many other local television stations throughout the United States and the world; and as a Professional Speaker with National Seminars for over six years.

Course Outline

Level 1

Overview Tour
  • Starting a New Document
  • Using Images
  • Using Type
Setting-up InDesign Preferences
  • Text & Composition
  • Units & Increments
  • Story Editor Display
Working With Documents
  • Document Sets
Toolbox Revealed
  • Selection & Drawing Tools
  • Manipulation Tools
  • Formatting Tools
  • Fills & Strokes
  • View Tools
Level 2

Aligning Elements
  • Page Layouts
  • Guides & Grids
  • Application Guides
Adding Types to a Document
  • Frames & Placeholder Text
  • Jump Lines
  • Importing & Flowing Text
Formatting Typography
  • Typography Control Palette
  • Typography Control Palette Part II
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Initial Caps or Drop Caps
  • Additional Paragraph Options
  • Story Palette
Cascading Style Sheets
  • Creating a Style
  • Style Issues
Level 3

OpenType & Glyphs
  • OpenType Fonts Defined
Using Paths & Strokes
  • Stroke Editor
  • Compound Paths
  • Pathfinder Palette
  • Swatches Palette
  • Pantones/Tints & Gradients
Importing Pictures
  • Picture Formats
  • Resolutions
  • Display Performance
Level 4

Color Management
  • Color Settings
Vector Graphics
  • Using Illustrator Files
  • Text Wrapping
  • In-Line Graphics
Text as a Graphical Element
  • Text on a Path
  • Pictures Inside Shapes
Effects Within InDesign CS
  • Blending/Feather & Corner Effects
Master Pages
  • Creating Master Pages
  • Using Master Pages
Level 5

Fun With Libraries
  • Searching & Editing Libraries
  • Creating Tables
  • Editing Tables & Adding Styles
  • Table Options & Image Tables
  • Creating Books
Table of Contents
  • Creating Table of Contents
  • Proofing Tools
Exporting Files
  • GoLive & PDF’s
  • Interactivity
  • Preparing Documents for Printing
Pre-Flight & Package
  • Gathering the Elements
  • Outputting the Document

CS2 Update Course Introduction

  • 1.0 The Bridge
  • 2.0 Object Styles, Add Noise to Drop Shadows
  • 3.0 Word Support
  • 4.0 Quick Apply Styles
  • 5.0 Drag & Drop Text
  • 6.0 Dynamic Spell Checker
  • 7.0 Multi-page Import of PDF Documents
  • 8.0 Backward Compatibility
  • 9.0 Rich Black
  • 10.0 Photoshop Layer Support
  • 11.0 Anchored Objects
  • 12.0 Repeat Transform
  • 13.0 Shape to Shape Conversions
  • 14.0 Miscellaneous Items