InDesign CS5: Level 1 - Creating Marketing Material

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description You will use Adobe InDesign CS5 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.

Prerequisites
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.

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

  • Design documents.
  • Enhance documents with formats, color, and styles.
  • Work with page elements.
  • Manage objects.
  • Work with tables.
  • Finalize documents.

Course Content


LESSON 1: EXPLORING THE INDESIGN ENVIRONMENT

Topic 1A: Identify the InDesign Interface Components
Topic 1B: Customize the Interface
Topic 1C: Use the Navigation Controls
Topic 1D: Set General and Interface Preferences

LESSON 2: DESIGNING DOCUMENTS

Topic 2A: Create a Document
Topic 2B: Add Text
Topic 2C: Add Graphical Objects

LESSON 3: ENHANCING DOCUMENTS

Topic 3A: Format Characters and Paragraphs
Topic 3B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients
Topic 3C: Apply Fills and Strokes
Topic 3D: Create and Apply Styles

LESSON 4: WORKING WITH PAGE ELEMENTS

Topic 4A: Arrange Objects
Topic 4B: Align Objects
Topic 4C: Manage Page Elements with Layers

LESSON 5: MANAGING OBJECTS

Topic 5A: Transform Objects
Topic 5B: Manipulate Objects
Topic 5C: Thread Text Frames
Topic 5D: Search and Replace Content
Topic 5E: Edit Text

LESSON 6: WORKING WITH TABLES

Topic 6A: Create a Table
Topic 6B: Modify a Table Structure
Topic 6C: Format a Table

LESSON 7: FINALIZING DOCUMENTS

Topic 7A: Check Documents for Errors
Topic 7B: Print a Document
Topic 7C: Package Files
Topic 7D: Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
Topic 7E: Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution