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Adobe InDesign

Start Date Thursday, 17th May 2018
Duration 2 Days (17th and 18th May)
Start & Finish Time 9am-5pm
Trainer Big Wave Media Training
Places 9
Location Clayton Hotel Silversprings
Members Fee €255.00
Non-Members Fee €270.00

Book a place on this course

To book a place on this course, please complete the following online form.


Publishing of layouts and documents, be they PDF, print or for digital display, are part and parcel of modern day communication. And in today's competitive marketplace - image and presentation of message is key.

Software such as inDesign have become a key tool for publishing all kinds of documents. These include everything from flyers, posters to adverts company reports, tenders, bid proposals and interactive applications on ipads and tablets.

This course will give you:
- A solid understanding of the concepts of publishing, design and digital images
-practical skills using the software
-give you sufficient competency to enable you to take control of producing professional quality layouts.

The course will include a mixture of training methods including:
-Group Discussion
-Slide Presentation
-Hands-On tutorials
-Carefully designed practical exercises


After this course you will be able to:

-Use all the main tools for creating effective layouts with frames, and importing and working with text and images, lines and page objects

-Be able to understand typographic terminology and control type to create visually clear and effective layouts

-Be able to understand digital image types, and work effectively with images, cropping them, combining them with type and page elements

-Use the latest smart technologies grid layout frame creation and others to speed up layout design and manage their artwork using layers. Gain efficiency and consistency by working with stykes for paragraph, characters, objects and tables, understanding how to use each and how to manage them

-Gain creative control over colour and effects, working with transparency and more advanced layout controls such to combine type and images in a visually appealing manner

-Understand how to leverage the best workflow using the benefits of the Adobe Creative Cloud including team collaboration on files, CC libraries for managing and sharing of assets and Creative Cloud Publish Online capabilities

-Confidently create high-quality finished artwork for different outputs and sizes including web, social media platforms, smart phone, print and pdf


Lesson 1: Exploring the Software and a Typical Layout

Lesson 2: Adding text and graphics and intro to tyles

Lesson 3: Structuring documents and working with pages and master pages

Lesson 4: More control over layout and objects for marketing layouts

Lesson 5: Flowing and managing text

Lesson 6: Typographic design for layouts including para spacing, drop caps and glyphs

Lesson 7: Fluency and control with styles

Lesson 8: Importing and advanced control over images

Lesson 9: Tables and Styling

Lesson 10: Transparency and advanced creative control

Lesson 11: Outputting for print and PDF

Lesson 12: Creative cloud workflow, CC Stock templates, CC Libraries

Content Highlights:
-Creating and working with templates
-Design tips for effective layouts
-Speedier workflow tips with grid layout and multiple image import and formatting
-Process steps mapped out for structuring text styles and layouts

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