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Intermediate InDesign CS5

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Intermediate InDesign CS5

Harness the full power of Adobe InDesign CS5! In this fun, hands-on course, you'll dig into advanced features that will take your InDesign projects to the next level.  

First, you'll explore tools that help you save time and organize your work, including templates, style sheets, and libraries. Then you'll work on a variety of fun projects that focus on specific techniques or workflows. 

As you create your projects step-by-step, you'll see how to use object styles, nested styles, and anchored objects. First, you'll design a graphics-packed two-page spread for a luxury spa. Then you'll work with tables, custom templates, and color sampling to produce a tent-card menu. After that, you'll learn about using an InDesign book workflow as you style and assemble an employee handbook.  

Next, how about a mail merge? You'll use this technique to create a photo cube invitation to an art gallery, complete with captions produced from your images' metadata. When it's time for your guests to RSVP, they'll do it with an interactive PDF document you'll create as well. 

And what's your biggest InDesign headache? If you said color, you need this course! In these lessons, you'll master everything from calibrating your monitor and using the Adobe Color Management System to working with printing tools and managing spot colors and mixed ink. 

For the grand finale, you're going to build and test an eBook, exported from InDesign as an EPUB file. You'll create your own copy of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, complete with the original illustrations! By the time you're done with this final project, you'll have all the skills and knowledge you need to use InDesign's advanced features with ease and confidence.

About The Instructor

Donna Baker

Donna Baker is a freelance graphic designer and author of many books on design software and Web design. She produces custom tutorials, videos, and infographics for Adobe TV. She's also an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Community Expert. As you might guess, she likes Adobe products! And she loves sharing her knowledge about graphic design and Adobe products with others. You can find her work featured on sites such as Adobe Design Center and Adobe Press.

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  • Learn a new skill or enhance existing skills for professional development or personal enrichment.
  • New sessions starting monthly with lessons and assignments released weekly.
  • 2-4 hours a week in a convenient six-week format.
  • Interactive learning environment. Classroom built around discussion areas where you can engage with classmates and instructors.
  • Expert instructors develop, lead, and interact with students in each course.
  • Award of completion from your learning institution with passing score.
  • Build industry skills or earn continuing education credits in a variety of fields.
  • Start Anytime. Access to all course material and assessments from day one.
  • Many tutorials can be completed in just a few hours.
  • Quick independent study. Learn something new or expand your knowledge while working at your own pace.
  • Material developed by industry leaders and student support offered.
  • Certificate of completion awarded with passing score.
  • Gain the knowledge needed to move forward with your education.
  • Start anytime. Access Granted upon registration.
  • Courses are designed to be completed within 6-12 weeks.
  • Interactive multi-media instruction with integrated assessment, allowing you to work at your own pace.
  • Professional instructors support you throughout your learning experience.
  • Confirmation of successful course completion.

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