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InDesign CS2 Course

InDesign CS2 Course

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InDesign CS2 Course

3 Sessions -
8 Hours of Interactive Training

InDesign CS2 is a powerful application widely used by creative professionals to design sophisticated publications. Debbie Berg begins with the very basics of the interface, then builds upon this knowledge to demonstrate how to work with text frames and layers, format text, apply styles, add graphics and much more. At the conclusion of this course, you will be inspired to create your own professional layouts right away!

Benefits
  • Your publications will stand out as professional pieces.
  • Understand the important steps in professional publication design.
  • Save time while you are creating sophisticated publications.

About The Author
Debbie Berg is a web designer and the owner of WebDeb Productions, Inc. She has been designing web sites since 1996. Berg is also an instructor and a keynote speaker and has trained thousands of individuals and hundreds of corporations on web-related topics since 1997. Berg holds a bachelor's degree in technical writing from the University of South Florida and when not training others, she's designing web sites for clients throughout the U.S. Debbie currently holds Dreamweaver and Photoshop CS6 certifications.

Session 1

Section A: Getting Started

  • Launching InDesign CS2
  • Document Window
  • Toolbox
  • Expanding/ Collapsing Palettes
  • Using Window Menu
  • Docking/Undocking Palettes
  • Control Palettes and Shortcuts
  • Document Navigation
  • Saving/Deleting Workspaces
  • Setting Preferences

Section B: Creating New Documents

  • Picas Overview
  • New Document Dialog Box
  • Saving Document Presets
  • Adding Pages
  • Margins and Columns
  • Ruler Guides
  • Creating Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages
  • Modifying Master Page Items

Section C: Shapes and Paths

  • Shape Tools
  • Pen Tool
  • Creating Paths
  • Editing Paths and Converting Shapes
  • Creating Compound Paths
  • Pencil Tool
  • Smooth Tool
  • Erase Tool
  • Line Tool
  • Scissors Tool

Section D: Working with Text Frames

  • Creating Text Frames
  • Placeholder Text
  • Importing Text
  • Threading Text
  • Manual Threading
  • Semi-Automatic Threading
  • Automatic Threading
  • Showing Text Threads
  • Unthreading Text Frames

Session 2

Section A: Character Formatting

  • Typography 101
  • Font and Text Size
  • Font Types
  • OpenType Fonts
  • Leading
  • Tracking
  • Kerning
  • Adding Special Characters

Section B: Paragraph Formatting

  • Setting Text Wrap
  • Setting Text Inset
  • Paragraph Alignment
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Creating Indents
  • Paragraph Rules

Section C: Smart Text Formatting

  • Story Editor
  • Find Font
  • Spelling Preferences
  • Autocorrect
  • Check Spelling

Section D: Styles

  • Styles 101
  • Character Styles
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Nested Styles
  • Object Styles
  • Quick Apply Menu
  • Importing Styles
  • Removing Styles

Section E: Graphics

  • Supported Graphics Formats
  • Placing Imported Graphics
  • Rotating, Aligning, and Fitting
  • Adjusting and Resizing Framed Objects
  • Changing Display Performance
  • Text Wrap
  • Creating a Clipping Path

Section F: Colors and Gradients

  • Color Palette
  • Swatches Palette
  • Applying Color
  • Creating Gradients
  • Applying Gradients
  • Editing Gradients

Session 3

Section A: Layers

  • Creating Layers
  • Moving Objects to Layers
  • Showing/Hiding Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Deleting Layers

Section B: Special Effects

  • Drop Shadow
  • Feathering
  • Transparency
  • Creating Outlines

Section C: Tables

  • Creating Tables
  • Formatting Cells
  • Formatting Tables
  • Convert Text to Table
  • Convert Table to Text

Section D: PDF Files

  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Editing Hyperlinks
  • Creating Buttons
  • Adding Button Behaviors
  • Converting Objects to Buttons
  • Movie and Sound Options
  • Exporting to PDF - Print Settings
  • Exporting to PDF - Web Settings

Section E: Print Preparation

  • Document Preview
  • Transparency Flattener Styles
  • Links Palette
  • Preflight
  • Package
  • Print Preset