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InDesign CS2

InDesign CS2 is a course run by 1 Training, Dublin. For more information about InDesign CS2 at 1 Training, please review the details below.

InDesign CS2


During this excellent InDesign CS2 course you will advance your skills in the latest page design and publishing application. The course has been created by an expert instructor with years of experience, as you can imagine, you will be given an abundance of insider knowledge and tips.

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Discover the innovative cross-media support and control with the visibility of layers
  • Automatically map the styles from Microsoft® Word files and import them in InDesign for efficient, streamlined documents
  • Featuring the new lightweight snippet format, recycle and share portions of a layout with drag-n-drop ease

Meet the Instructor:

Steve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a InDesign CS2 certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

Course Curriculum Total Units : 262
Section 1
1: Quick Start Tour of Adobe InDesign CS2
1. Creating Guides Using the Line Tool
2. Using Photoshop® Files in InDesign
3. Using Illustrator® Files in InDesign
4. Creating a Shadow & Adding a Logo
5. Placing & Stylizing Text
6. Entering Text & Images into a Table
7. Changing Display Quality & Multiple Text Layers
8. Exporting an InDesign File as a PDF

2: Letting InDesign Work for you
1. Introducing Document Preferences
2. General, Type & Advanced Type Preferences
3. Units, Increments & Grids Preferences
4. Guides, Pasteboards, Spelling & Story Editor Preferences
5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black Preferences
6. File Handling Preferences & Type Tool Options
7. Grouping Palettes into Clusters
8. Setting Palette Options & Sliding Palettes
9. Showing/Hiding Palettes with Keyboard Shortcuts
10. Creating & Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
11. Creating New Layer & Workspace Shortcuts

3: Documents, Presets & Dependencies
1. Creating a New Document
2. Saving & Editing Document Presets
3. Working with File Types & Extensions
4. Opening Files
5. Fixing Dependencies Automatically
6. Fixing Dependencies Manually

4: Navigation & Adobe Bridge
1. Adjusting Page Size
2. Using the Zoom Tool
3. Scrolling the Page & Changing View Size
4. Using the Navigator Palette
5. Introducing Adobe Bridge
6. Viewing Files in Bridge
7. Saving a Workspace, Rating & Labeling
8. Filtering, Reordering & Sorting Files in Bridge
9. Viewing Images in a Slideshow

5: Letting InDesign Guide you
1. Creating Margins & Columns
2. Understanding Master Pages
3. Setting Up Rulers
4. Creating Guides
5. Understanding Guides as Objects
6. Using Control Palette Calculations
7. Customizing Guide Colors
8. Placing Guides on Layers
9. Placing Guides on Multiple Pages
10. Using Preview Modes

6: Beginning your Layout Design
1. Saving a Document
2. When Not to Turn on Allow Pages to Shuffle
3. The Rectangle Tool vs. the Rectangle Frame Tool
4. Creating Frames for Text & Graphics
5. Organizing Elements in the Layers Palette
6. Changing the Basic Paragraph Style
7. Selecting, Adjusting & Filling Text Frames

7: Importing, Pouring, Flowing & Automation
1. Setting up Microsoft Word Import Options
2. Setting Options for Placing Imported Text
3. Placing & Directing Overflow Text
4. Adding Pages to the Document
5. Creating a Layout & Duplicating Text Frames
6. Setting up Text Links Across Multiple Frames
7. Pre-Linking & Adjusting Text Frame Options
8. Using Autoflow for Automatic Documents

8: Type Formatting
1. Selecting a Font
2. Adjusting Type Size & Leading
3. Exploring More Character Options
4. Adjusting Tracking
5. Introducing Kerning & the Eyedropper Tool
6. Adjusting Kerning & Baseline Shift

9: Paragraph Formatting & Design
1. Hyphenating Text
2. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing
3. Creating a Bulleted List
4. Indenting Paragraphs Manually
5. Using Drop Caps

10: The Basics of Typography
1. Inserting Special Characters
2. Inserting White Spaces
3. Using Notes
4. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to Linked Frames
5. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to an Object Style

11: Opentype® & Typography
1. Using Ligatures
2. Exploring OpenType Fonts
3. Using Discretionary Ligatures & Fractions
4. Using Proportional Oldstyle & Ordinals
5. Using Small Caps & Force Line Break
6. Exploring Glyphs
7. Glyph Palette Options & Applying Glyphs

12: Basic Paragraph Style Sheets
1. Creating a New Style Sheet
2. Linking Style Sheets
3. The Advantages of Linked Style Sheets
4. Importing Style Sheets from Other Documents
5. Redefining a Style

13: Graphic Frames & Object Styles
1. Creating Basic Graphic Frames
2. Adding & Aligning a Stroke to a Graphic Frame
3. Saving a New Object Style
4. Saving a Thin Line as a New Object Style
5. Arranging & Aligning Objects
6. Copying Shapes & Applying Rich Black
7. Editing the Shape & Size of Objects in Sequence
8. Transform Again Individually to Duplicate Frames
9. Converting Shapes

14: Importing Vector Graphics
1. Importing Illustrator Files
2. The Main Selection Tool vs. the Direct Selection Tool
3. Scaling an Image Numerically
4. Moving an Anchor Point, Rotating, Scaling & Moving
5. Fitting Content Proportionally
6. Using Shortcuts to Scale a Graphic
7. Importing an Illustrator File from Bridge
8. Importing an Image & Changing Its Transparency

15: Adobe Photoshop® Import & Creativity
1. Importing & Adjusting Photoshop Images
2. Utilizing the Links Palette
3. Drag & Drop from Bridge & Fill Frame Proportionally
4. Adjusting Display Performance
5. Placing a Background Image
6. Drawing a Line & Adding an Illustrator Title
7. Nudging an Image with the Arrow Keys
8. Accessing Layers Using Object Layer Options
9. Cropping & Viewing Layers

16: Layered Design & Text Wrap
1. Bringing in Separate Images Defined by One Image
2. Placing a Background Image & Changing Text Color
3. Organizing Layers & Placing a Title
4. Customizing a Title Layout Design
5. Creating an Advanced Layered Design
6. Using Photoshop Clipping Paths
7. Using Text Wrap

17: Creating & Storing Color
1. Introducing the Swatches & Color Palettes
2. Creating Color & Tint Swatches
3. Working with Spot Colors
4. Creating Mixed Ink Swatches & Groups
5. Using Gradients & Making a New Gradient Swatch
6. Adding Small Color Reference Frames to Images

18: Intelligent Type Styles
1. Adding & Positioning a Text Frame
2. Formatting & Aligning Text
3. Creating Paragraph Styles
4. Editing Style Sheets for Automation Using Next Styles
5. Duplicating a Text Frame & Replacing the Text
6. Creating a Tint Swatch to Change Text Color

19: Baseline Grid Control
1. Creating an Image Box & Placing the Image
2. Importing & Placing a Layered PDF File
3. Using the Paste In Place Command
4. Dragging & Dropping Images from Bridge
5. Introducing Document & Baseline Grids
6. Setting Grid Preferences & Snapping into Alignment

20: Powerful Nested Styles & Snippets
1. Importing Style Sheets
2. Snapping to Baseline Grid
3. Creating Character Style Sheets
4. Creating Nested Style Sheets
5. Adjusting the Optical Margin Alignment
6. Introducing Snippets
7. Working with Snippets

21: Compounds, Shadows & Transparency
1. Setting Transparency Options
2. Applying a Drop Shadow
3. Using the Redefine Object Style Command
4. Working with Compound Paths
5. Using the Pathfinder Palette
6. Final Comments & Credits

Section 2
1: Cool Text & Image Tables
1. Introducing Image Tables
2. Creating & Working with Tables
3. Formatting Cells in a Table
4. Using the Cell Options Dialog Box
5. Editing Text & Importing Snippets
6. Adjusting Alignment & Color
7. Rules for Importing Images
8. Adjusting the Size & Crop of Imported Images

2: Tables for Design
1. Creating a Table of Contents
2. Merging & Splitting Cells
3. Adjusting Cell Stroke & Color
4. Placing Images & Snippets into a Cell
5. Image Placement & Formatting Tips
6. Correcting the Stroke Color

3: Story Editing & Glyph Sets
1. Adding an Accented Character
2. Using the Story Editor & Quick Apply
3. Adjusting Hyphenation & Justification Settings
4. Adjusting Overset Type in the Story Editor
5. Using Contextual & Swash Alternates
6. Adding Glyphs on the Fly & Creating a Glyph Set

4: Adobe Incopy® Assignments
1. Creating an Assignment
2. Adding Stories to an Assignment & Updating
3. Identifying InCopy Stories inside InDesign
4. Editing in InDesign & InCopy Simultaneously
5. Checking Out Stories to Edit Them
6. Copyfitting & Checking Stories Back In
7. Editing in InDesign & Updating in InCopy

5: Rules, Strokes & Tabs
1. Activating Dynamic Spelling
2. Utilizing Next Style Sheets
3. Aligning Text Using the Tabs Ruler
4. Redefining a Paragraph Style
5. Drawing a Line Using Paragraph Rules
6. Editing Stroke Styles

6: Flexible Footnotes & Spell Checking
1. Inserting Footnotes
2. Numbering & Formatting Footnotes
3. Customizing a Footnote Layout
4. Working with Multiple Footnotes
5. Using the Check Spelling Dialog Box
6. Adding Words to the Dictionary

7: Feathering Magic
1. Learning to Use the Pen Tool
2. Drawing a Closed Path
3. Subtracting One Path from Another
4. Modifying a Path
5. Creating & Modifying a Feathered Edge
6. Using the Paste Into Command

8: Folios, Master Pages & Libraries
1. Creating a Folio Layer & Importing a Folio Style
2. Creating a Folio on a Master Page
3. Duplicating & Deleting Folios
4. Creating a Folio Library
5. Applying Saved Folios to Other InDesign Files

9: Multiple Masters, Overrides & PDF Import
1. Performing a Local Override
2. Exploring Override Rules & Options
3. Working with Multiple Master Pages
4. Distributing Objects & Applying Object Styles
5. Importing Multiple Images from a PDF

10: Sections, Books & Auto Pagination
1. Numbering Pages & Creating Sections
2. Assembling a Book
3. Synchronizing Styles

11: Table of Contents Secretsc
1. Creating a Table of Contents
2. Adding Titles & Descriptions
3. Pasting Into Specific Layers
4. Applying Table of Contents Styles
5. Affecting the Visibility of Type
6. Updating the Table of Contents

12: Trapping & Output Preview
1. Introducing Trapping
2. Knowing When to Use Trapping
3. Creating a Trap Preset
4. Using the Flattener Preview
5. Dealing with Flattening Issues
6. Using the Separations Preview

13: Preflight, Package & Print
1. Using the Preflight Dialog Box
2. Updating Links & Editing Original Images
3. Packaging a Document for a Printer
4. Setting Print Options & Presets
5. More Options & Outputting to a Printer

14: Adobe PDF Export
1. Introducing PDF Presets
2. Exporting a PDF for Approval
3. Compressing Images & Other Export Options
4. Adding Security & Exporting the File
5. Exporting a PDF for Print
6. Setting Color & Security Options

15: XML Workflow & Adobe GoLive® Packages
1. Creating, Assigning & Saving Tags
2. Exporting XML & Loading Tags
3. Mapping Tags to Styles & Importing XML
4. Creating & Opening a Package
5. Modifying Packaged Text Styles in GoLive
6. Modifying Packaged Graphics in GoLive

16: Interactive PDF Magic
1. Adding Hyperlinks to Interactive Buttons
2. Working with Flash® Movies in InDesign
3. Working with QuickTime™ Files in InDesign
4. Creating Interactive Text Buttons
5. Assigning Actions to Buttons
6. Creating a Rollover State for a Graphic Button
7. Previewing Media Files in Bridge
8. Adding Sound Files to an InDesign Document
9. Exporting to PDF
10. Mini Outro

17: Poster Design Magic
1. Creating Presets & Drawing Guides
2. Drawing Rules & Using Step and Repeat
3. Loading Swatches & Drawing a Shape
4. Aligning Type & Rotating an Image
5. Extending a Gradient & Creating Drop Shadows
6. Creating an Overlay Gradient
7. Converting a Text Snippet to a Table
8. Applying Styles & Swatches to a Table
9. Formatting Text around a Graphic
10. Placing a Logo & Scaling Objects
11. Joining & Subtracting Paths & Fitting Images
12. Placing a Graphic inside Type
13. Creating a Lens Effect with Text
14. Final Comments & Credits

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Training Provider1 Training
Course LocationDublin
Course DurationGuided Learning Hours 08
Course Fee18
Entry Requirements• You must be 16 or over • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)
Carear Path• Marketing Assistant • Graphic Designer • Creative Art Worker • Digital Designer • Digital Creative
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