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Introduction to Adobe InDesign for Layout Production - Course - Part-time

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  • Course description

    Adobe InDesign is a powerful layout application that is the preferred choice of designers and publishers today. It provides you with all the tools you need to create exceptional layout for print and screen. You will learn how to create exciting documents that contain both text and images. Using a variety of layouts, you will be taught how to design and create, tri-fold leaflets, magazine spreads, presentation books, PDFs, interactive documents with animation and CD/DVD covers.

    During this course, you will work on creative projects that help you explore the unlimited text formatting possibilities available, and learn how to set-up for print using the many tools at your disposal. Your tutor will encourage you to develop your skills, and teach you how to produce documents in a professional environment. You will be guided through all the production process required, from initial customer briefing to final print. During the 10 evenings, your tutor will introduce you to the use of colour, and help you decide the best typeface to use for a variety of situations.

    You will be shown how to set-up a variety of documents, prepare and use master pages, format text and create style sheets. Further areas that are covered include, how InDesign can be used to create content for the Internet and mobile devices. To support your learning, you will also be taken through certain elements of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, both of which will help to enhance your use and understanding of Adobe InDesign. The course will culminate in the production of a portfolio of work that will highlight the skills learnt during the course.

    Entry Requirements

    All students attending this course must be confident with Windows or Macintosh environments, including creating, moving and deleting files and folders.

    What you need to bring

    A pen and notebook, tablet device if preferred and a USB memory stick (8GB minimum recommended)


    Autumn Term

    • Monday 5th October – 7th December 2015

    Spring Term

    • Monday 11th January – 14th March 2016
    Class size

    Maximum 14 students

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