Learn to create visually stunning and functional layouts with Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign is best described as a long document application that makes creating complex documents an easy task. In a graphic design setting, InDesign seamlessly integrates photo manipulations and vector art created in Photoshop and Illustrator and can be considered not only as software that assembles them, but also as an independent layout package on its own. InDesign can be used for small and large projects. It is simple enough to generate posters or business cards, but is powerful enough to layout books or magazines, as well as set them up for reproduction.
Although InDesign features a host of tools aimed towards publishing for print, it is also fast becoming a force to be reckoned with in the electronic publishing and web fields, and is no longer only used for print materials. Features like styles, preflighting and master pages are what make Adobe InDesign such a powerful long document application. In this course, not only will we cover the InDesign essentials, but some specialised tricks of the trade presented by an experienced lecturer. On its completion, you should not only be comfortable using InDesign to layout your documents, but have some insight into interactive design and have a foundation going into development for devices such as smartphones and iPads.
Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:
- Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.
By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:
- Navigation and management of InDesign documents
- Managing colours and gradients
- Creation of custom art from in InDesign
- Work with and manage external graphics
- Create and edit text
- Application of effects and styles
- Management of pages and masters
- Set up of basic interactive design
- Export PDFs for printing purposes
Pricing also available for customised, on-site and group training.
Duration: 4 weeks
- 31 July – 23 August 2017
- 23 October – 15 November 2017
17h30 – 20h30 Mon, Tues & Wed*
* Any class falling on a public holiday will be carried over to be held the next available Thursday evening (to be arranged between the lecturer and class).
Module 1 - Getting Started
Module 2 - Working with Colour
Module 3 - Creating & Manipulating Objects
Module 4 - Managing & Importing Graphics
Module 5 - Working with Text 1
Module 6 - Working with Text 2
Module 7 - Effects & Styles
Module 8 - Pages & Masters
Module 9 - Interactive Design
Module 10 - Preparing for Output
What is the difference between your Part Time and your Full Time Courses?
The Part Time courses are Modular Based, and run for 4-5 weeks each, with one project per module. The Full Time courses are made up of various modules that run for 3 – 8 weeks each with more than one project per module.
How do I know which one to choose?
The Full Time courses are geared towards students who wish to commit to a much longer and more involved course, with an aim to get a Higher Certificate and a Portfolio. The Part Time courses are excellent for those who wish to add new skills to their existing skills, i.e. a Print Designer who wants to learn Web Design skills. The Part Time courses are also often chosen by those who wish to prepare to do longer courses, or individuals whose companies need them to learn skills to apply within the workplace immediately.
Are there any discounts offered?
Yes! If you book all 3 courses offered on the Print Design Courses (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), you get a fantastic discount on the modules, booked consecutively.
When do the courses run?
They run in the evenings, Mondays, Tuesday & Wednesdays from 17h30 – 20h30.
Does the module run more than once in the year?
Yes, each module runs every 3 months.
What do we need to bring to the course?
Just yourself, a notebook and pen. We provide the machines and the software. You will also receive a 2GB Flashstick, which you can keep after the completion of the course.
Is there safe access & parking available?
Yes, you receive an electronic access tag upon enrolment & parking can be found in Bree Street.
Who are your trainers?
All trainers are freelancers in their industries, so bring this unbeatable experience into the classroom straight from the workplace. They are passionate about what they do and always ready to help.
Are there any projects and / or tests?
Yes, each module has a project that is worked on continuously to test your skills. No formal tests or exams are held.
What do we receive at the end of the course?
You will receive an attendance certificate showing the Apple & Adobe logo as well as your details and the details of the course you completed.
COST P/P INCL VAT
- R6, 280.00
"All in all a great learning experience and definitely money well spent. "
"Marcus offered 'industry secrets and tricks'. "
"Interactive, fun and confident. The module was loaded with information and ideas."