Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands

200 courses, 20 online supports,

60 moocs, 30 trainees

Course: Indesign Basics

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The Indesign Basic course lasts 2 days and costs € 695. Adobe InDesign is currently the most important graphics program on the market. Every graphic designer should actually be able to use this leading software. Adobe InDesign has been developed entirely for today's demands. The program is widely used in combination with other packages from the Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop and Illustrator. The InDesign course from Geo-ICT Training Center helps you to get started quickly with InDesign. Adobe InDesign is the leading DTP program for print layout. In the basic InDesign course, you as a novice user learn step by step how printing is developed within InDesign. In this course you will get started with InDesign from the first moment. After this InDesign course you can design magazines, books, posters, flyers, affices, brochures, advertisements, etc. yourself. This InDesign classroom training is aimed at immediately applying what you have learned in your practical situation.

InDesign is part of the Adobe Creative Suite. Programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator also belong to this suite. Data from these programs can therefore also be used in InDesign. Adobe offers a complete package for the graphics industry with the suite.

It is also possible to organize this course as a customized training at your location.


During the InDesign Basic course the following topics are discussed:

The workspace:
work with panels;
adjust workspace;
change the magnification of a document;
navigating through a document;
context menus.

working with layers;
create and edit text frames;
transform and align objects.

Import and edit text:
find and replace missing font;
create and enter text;
justify text;
run text manually / automatically;
working with styles;
place text frames with semi-automatic wrapping;
change the number of columns in a frame;
load styles from another document;
check spelling;
use the article editor.

adjust spacing;
use baseline grid;
change fonts and font style;
change paragraph alignment;
make an initial;
set tabs;
make indents.

define printing requirements;
make colors;
apply colors to objects;
working with gradients;
make a shade;
create a spot color;
apply color to text;
apply color to other objects;
gradient techniques;
set color management;
Adobe Bridge;
assign a profile.

paragraph styles;
drawing styles;
nest character styles in paragraph styles;
object styles;
table and cell styles;
universally edit styles;
load styles from another document.

the difference between vector and bitmap illustrations;
edit illustrations;
display quality;
work with clipping paths;
import a Photoshop file;
place other files;
use a library;
import artwork with Adobe Bridge.

import and format table;
illustrations in tables;
format text in a table.

apply transparency settings;
working with effects.

Long documents:
set up a book;
create a continuous footer;
add a footnote;
add a cross reference;
generate a table of contents;
index a book.

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