Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe InDesign Training Syllabus

Adobe InDesign Level 1 outline

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1 Day Course

Course Description

Adobe® InDesign® is a robust and easy to use design and layout program. With it you can create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page color publications. In this course you will learn the basics of creating documents with InDesign®.

Delivery Method

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured, hands-on activities.

Lesson 1: InDesign Environment

  • Topic 1A: InDesign Environment Elements
  • Topic 1B: Document Navigation

Lesson 2: Basic Documents

  • Topic 2A: Document Setup
  • Topic 2B: Creating Text
  • Topic 2C: Working with Graphics

Lesson 3: Master Pages

  • Topic 3A: Creating Masters
  • Topic 3B: Applying Masters

Lesson 4: Importing and Threading Text

  • Topic 4A: Importing Text
  • Topic 4B: Threading Text
  • Topic 4C: Changing Text Threads

Lesson 5: Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

  • Topic 5A: Colors and Swatches
  • Topic 5B: Gradients
  • Topic 5C: Applying Fills and Strokes to Frames and Type

Lesson 6: Formatting Type

  • Topic 6A: Character Formatting
  • Topic 6B: Paragraph Formatting
  • Topic 6C: Styles
  • Topic 6D: Text Inset Spacing

Lesson 7: Graphics and Layout

  • Topic 7A: Placing and Manipulating Graphics
  • Topic 7B: Text Wrap
  • Topic 7C: Layers

Lesson 8: Transparency

  • Topic 8A: Applying Transparency
  • Topic 8B: Transparency Effects and Blending Modes
  • Topic 8C: Printing with Transparency

Lesson 9: Using Tables

  • Topic 9A: Creating Tables
  • Topic 9B: Formatting Tables

Lesson 10: Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider

  • Topic 10A: Commercial Printing Overview
  • Topic 10B: Preflighting
  • Topic 10C: Printing
  • Topic 10D: Packaging Files

Lesson 11: Creating Acrobat PDF Files

  • Topic 11A: PDF Files for the Web
  • Topic 11B: PDF Presets
  • Topic 11C: PDF Files for Printing

Appendix A: Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Objective Mapping

Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) Program


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Paul F Adams

Adobe Certified Instructor

Specialist in the Adobe Creative Suite.