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GRD 415 - InDesign I

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course combines basic desktop publishing skills with the specifics of how to use Adobe InDesign to create visual communications. You will learn page layout tools as you are introduced to the software interface. This course teaches the fundamentals, basic commands and procedures used to create professional documents.
Competencies
  1. Work within the page layout work area
    1. Evaluate software desktop environment
    2. Examine software menu commands and panels
    3. Identify by name and function the software tools contained in the tool panel
    4. Open and close panels as needed
    5. Move within the document using the zoom and scrolling tools
    6. Use preferences dialog box to control work environment
    7. Find answers to questions using the Help menu
  2. Setup the page layout of a document
    1. Modify settings to create a document preset
    2. Create a new document indicating correct page specifications
    3. Understand the use of master pages
    4. Add pages to document in proper sequence
    5. Place guides for use in positioning frames
    6. Add columns for frame positioning
    7. Define correct color model.
    8. Create layers for arranging frame objects
    9. Generate single and multiple page documents
  3. Use frames for positioning graphics and text.
    1. Draw frames to exact size required
    2. Place a graphic into a frame
    3. Use the correct tool to select and modify frame
    4. Change a graphic frame size by cropping image
    5. Accurately fit content to frame size
    6. Duplicate a frame and content
    7. Change the shape of a frame or its content
    8. Apply text wrap to a frame and its content
    9. Change frame attributes.
  4. Work within a document by importing and editing text
    1. Enter and edit text in selected frame
    2. Place text into a frame
    3. Change text attributes
    4. Modify type using specification dialog box tools and commands.
    5. Flow text from frame to frame and page to page.
    6. Search and replace text content
    7. Format text using Style Sheets
    8. Examine document for missing fonts and re-link fonts
  5. Use color within a document by applying it to objects and text
    1. Select colors from the swatch panel
    2. Apply colors to objects and text
    3. Apply color to text fill and stroke
    4. Create and apply a gradient swatch
    5. Create a custom swatch color
    6. Understand the difference between CYMK and spot color inks
  6. Create and modify tables within a document
    1. Create a new table within a text frame
    2. Modify table by adding and deleting rows and columns
    3. Apply table cell attributes
    4. Apply attributes to cell outline stroke
    5. Apply color attributes to cell fill.
    6. Type and edit text within a table cell
    7. Create a table header
    8. Merge table cells
  7. Output Mac files for various printers
    1. Analyze appropriate printing method for file output
    2. Select printer via the desktop printer menu
    3. Evaluate “Page Setup” dialog box before printing
    4. Enter appropriate information in “Print” dialog box to insure proper output
    5. Package all fonts and linked files
    6. Correct print error messages



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