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InDesign CS4 Essentials



InDesign CS4 Essentials is a course run by 1 Training, Dublin. For more information about InDesign CS4 Essentials at 1 Training, please review the details below.

InDesign CS4 Essentials

Overview:

During this excellent InDesign CS4: Essentials course you will learn all the tricks the professionals know that can save you hours of time in production. Upon successful completion you will understand how to build advanced Paragraph Styles that include both Nested and Next styles, and so much more. 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 how InDesign CS4 provides a platform for communications beyond print. It can make electronic documents as PDF as well as web documents as SWF
  • Find out whether your print jobs will cause problems at print shops by using the new Preflight panel
  • Learn how design can be more efficient with Text and Object Styles
  • See how InDesign CS4 can apply many artistic effects to your placed artwork, without knowledge of other applications like InDesign or Photoshop
  • Learn how to use layers to create different versions of your publications, for different languages, different markets, and more

Meet the Instructor:

James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.

James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works. He blogs at www.jameslockman.com/jamesblog/.

James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.

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 CS4: Essentials certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Course Curriculum Total Units : 87
1: EXPLORING THE INTERFACE
1. Start Screen, Application Bar & Workspace Menu
2. Panels, Application Frame & Tab View
3. Using the Control Panel
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus
5. Exploring Workspaces

2: CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences
3. Customizing Units, Grids & Guides
4. Dictionary, Spelling, Autocorrect & Story Editor Display Preferences
5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black Preferences
6. File & Clipboard Handling

3: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
1. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset
2. Working with Templates
3. Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links
4. Converting Documents for Backwards Compatibility

4: NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
1. Navigating Pages & Layers
2. Links, Edit Original & Rotate Spread View
3. Zooming, Display Performance & Panning
4. Changing View Modes & Customizing a Proof

5: MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
1. Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns
2. Using Rulers
3. Working with Guides
4. Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects

6: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
1. Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame
2. Exploring Frame Types
3. Placing Text from a File
4. Threading Text Frames
5. Creating Text on a Path
6. Auto-Flowing Text
7. Using Smart Text Reflow

7: TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
1. Choosing Fonts
2. Controlling Font Size & Leading
3. Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Color Panels
4. Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
5. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Text Attributes
6. Finding & Replacing Fonts
7. Adding Indents & Spacing
8. Controlling Hyphenation & Justification
9. Creating Drop Caps
10. Using Optical Margin Alignment

8: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
1. Creating Paragraph Styles
2. Applying Styles
3. Understanding Next Styles
4. Clearing Style Options
5. Redefining Styles
6. Importing & Managing Styles

9: TABS, TABLES & LISTS
1. Formatting Text with Tabs
2. Creating, Selecting & Navigating Tables
3. Formatting Tables & Cells
4. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
5. Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists

10: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
1. Exploring Bridge & Assigning Keywords
2. Placing & Scaling Images
3. Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
4. Frame & Content Fitting Options
5. Placing Multiple Files
6. Using the Links Panel
7. Building a Library

11: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
1. Creating Shapes & Frames
2. Customizing & Transforming Shapes
3. Aligning & Distributing Shapes
4. Applying Text Wrap

12: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
1. Introduction to Swatches
2. Choosing Colors & Creating New Swatches
3. Working with Gradients
4. Using the Kuler Panel
5. Using Transparency
6. Transparency Effects

13: USING LAYERS
1. Creating Layers
2. Placing Content on Layers
3. Moving Content between Layers
4. Managing Layers

14: INTRODUCING OBJECT STYLES
1. Creating New Object Styles
2. Applying Object Styles
3. Updating Object Styles
4. Defining Default Object Styles

15: ADDING INTERACTIVITY
1. Making a Table of Contents Interactive
2. Creating Hyperlinks
3. Adding Buttons for Navigation
4. Adding Page Transitions
5. Exporting for the Web Using SWF & PDF

16: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
1. Introducing New Live Preflighting
2. Packaging for Output
3. Understanding Printing Options
4. Printing Booklets
5. Exporting to Adobe PDF
6. Credits

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Training Provider1 Training
Course LocationDublin
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
Phone+44 208 610 9650
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