City Lit Pro: Adobe InDesign intensive

Course Dates: 17/02/22 - 24/02/22
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
City Lit Pro courses provide accelerated learning for busy people who need specific skills for the workplace. Whether you work in print or digital media, in our introductory Adobe InDesign course you’ll learn to use the industry-leading page design and layout app that lets you create, pre-flight, and publish beautiful documents.
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Full fee £329.00 Senior fee £329.00 Concession £201.00

Course Code: VK542

Thu, day, 17 Feb - 24 Feb '22

Duration: 2 sessions (over 2 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is intended for publishers, pre-press professionals, creative professionals and print professionals. The course will enable you to use InDesign to create single and multiple page documents, whether working as a company employee, a freelancer or producing your own personal projects. You will learn to use the essential tools in InDesign.
Through demonstrations and practical exercises, we will guide you through the workspace, working with text and graphics, creating simple vector-based graphics, and the basics of design. You will also learn how to apply consistency to your text through the use of paragraph and character styles. You will learn how to add colour, create tables and objects and package a professional folder to send to commercial printers. InDesign is part of Adobe Creative Cloud and works seamlessly with other Adobe software such as Photoshop and Illustrator.

What will we cover?

• Navigating the InDesign work environment
• Placing and managing images
• Adding and managing pages
• Working with Master pages
• Placing, inputting and formatting text
• Threading text frames
• Creating character and Paragraph Styles
• Wrapping text around objects
• Creating and managing colour
• Designing tables
• Integrating Photoshop and Illustrator
• Pre-flight and packaging documents
• Saving and exporting from InDesign.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

The course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch and explores layout and typographical controls, working with layers and creating multipage documents
On completion of the course you should be able to:
• Create, open and save an InDesign Document
• Navigate through Adobe InDesign workspace confidently
• Layout text and images in a document
• Format and style short and long texts
• Create swatches and apply colour
• Create tables
• Identify and find and replace errors in document
• Integrate with Photoshop and Illustrator
• Confidently hand-off projects to colleagues or external printers
• Save and export files in Indd, Idml and pdf formats.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of InDesign is required, but an understanding of either Photoshop or Illustrator is desirable. You should be a competent computer user and know how to: launch an application, use drop-down menus, create, copy, save and retrieve files and be able to work confidently with the keyboard and mouse.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, and by completing practical exercises on Computer. Computers are provided for each student with all the necessary software installed. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. Notes will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

A pen and paper to take notes. Step-by-step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts. You may also find that having a couple of sheets of A4 paper and a ruler to hand would also be useful. Handouts for this course will be provided electronically in Google Classroom and are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader (or, if you have full Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC) so may want to have Acrobat on your personal home computer. You might want to bring a USB so save your own work.

Unfortunately, due to the range of hardware and software used by students at home, the College is unable to provide advice on installation issues.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can develop your skills further in Designing for magazines and books with Adobe InDesign: stage 1, Designing for magazines and books with Adobe InDesign: stage 2, Adobe InDesign: stage 2.

Andrea Marzano

Andrea is a skilled and qualified educator, currently teaching various areas of Design and Marketing, emphasizing real world practice and the latest trends. She studied graphic design at the Royal College of Art and Education at Westminster University. She has over 14 years’ commercial experience working as an art director for high profile advertising agencies on local, pan European and global accounts in Sao Paulo, Rio, London and Amsterdam. She has also freelanced for small agencies and in-house marketing and design studios in London. She now splits her time between teaching, her own practice and her young family.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.