Adobe InDesign CC

Looking to create impressive documents for both print and digital layouts? Whether you're in media or design, our one-day Adobe InDesign CC course will introduce you to the most important tool in publishing.

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1 day course
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A private training session for your team. Groups can be of any size, at a location of your choice including our training centres.

Upskill with Jellyfish and become proficient in Adobe InDesign CC. By leveraging our experience and expertise, you’ll learn what it takes to create and publish high-quality documents across a wide range of digital and print media.

In this beginner-level course, you’ll get to explore InDesign’s interface, tools and panels. Some of the key features we will cover include working with text frames and graphics; managing documents and pages; and using character, paragraph and object styles.

You’ll be practicing your new skills by completing small tasks and exercises as you progress through each module. By the end of the session, you’ll have a solid understanding of InDesign and how you can begin to use it to create eye-catching layouts.

Our Adobe InDesign course is available as a private training session that can be delivered via Virtual Classroom or at a location of your choice in South Africa.

Course overview

Who should attend:

No matter your professional background and whether you have experience using a desktop publishing programme or not, if you’re looking to enhance your skills in layout design using Adobe InDesign CC, then this course is for you.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Bring in text and images and combine them with objects to make great design layouts
  • Use and apply color and gradients creatively
  • Add styles, including paragraph, character and object styles
  • Create from a master page and manage pages successfully
  • Save, package, share, export and publish online

Course agenda

  • What is InDesign?
Start Something New
  • Document set-up
  • Getting around the interface
  • Tools, panels and menus
  • Saving a document
Working with Text
  • Creating text frames
  • Selecting and editing text
  • Formatting text
  • Text on a path
  • Overflow text
  • Threading text
  • Text wrapping
Working with Images
  • Creating image frames
  • Fitting command
  • Moving image frames
  • Editing images
  • Stroking a frame
  • Image clipping paths
Creating & Managing Objects
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Drawing lines
  • Duplicate
  • Aligning
  • Grouping
Working with Color
  • CMYK and RGB values
  • Fill and stroke
  • Color themes
  • Working with gradients
  • Adding transparency effects
Pages Panel
  • Pages panel overview
  • Managing pages
Using Master Pages
  • Master pages overview
  • Managing master pages
  • Automatic page numbering
Text & Object Styles
  • Paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Object styles
Exporting Documents for Print
  • Export to PDF
  • Packaging InDesign files
  • Publish online
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