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GRD 430 - InDesign II

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Adobe InDesign is the page layout application of choice for many designers. It contains a host of advanced layout features not found in any other application. Now you can centralize your workflow by integrating seamlessly with the other Adobe applications. In this course you will learn about advanced application features necessary to the design professional.
Prerequisite: GRD 415  
Competencies
  1. Work within the page layout work area
    1. Use advance software menu commands and panels
    2. Identify and use advanced software tools contained in the tool panel
  2. Setup the page layout of a multiple page document
    1. Create multiple column grid layouts
    2. Use multiple master pages within a document
    3. Create and use layers within a document.
    4. Generate single and multiple page documents
    5. Define and use correct color models
  3. Use frames for positioning graphics and text
    1. Use advanced tools to select and modify a frame.
    2. Create advanced frame shapes
    3. Apply advanced text wrap options to a frame and its content
    4. Change and use advanced frame attributes
  4. Work with advanced typography options in a document
    1. Modify type using advanced tools and commands
    2. Change paragraph settings to add space before or after
    3. Create and use advanced drop cap settings
    4. Change and use advanced text attributes
    5. Understand and adjust letter and word spacing
    6. Flow text within multiple page documents
    7. Setup baseline grid to text leading specifications
    8. Change and use advanced tab settings
    9. Check for missing fonts and correct
  5. Use advanced color options by applying it to objects and text
    1. Create new colors for the swatch panel
    2. Sample colors from objects and images
    3. Create text filled with colored images
    4. Create and apply multiple colors to a gradient swatch
    5. Change object colors for defined printing specifications
  6. Use advanced style options for text and objects
    1. Create and use new paragraph styles
    2. Modify and edit basic paragraph styles
    3. Create and use new character styles
    4. Build a nested style by combining character and paragraph styles
    5. Create and use new object styles
    6. Understand and use table and cell styles
    7. Import styles from another document
  7. Work with imported and linked graphic files
    1. Understand correct file formats to use for import
    2. Select best software to use to modify imported graphics.
    3. Identify missing or modified graphics
    4. Find and relink missing graphics
    5. Correct modified graphic files
  8. Output Mac files for digital or offset printing
    1. Analyze appropriate printing method for file output
    2. Enter appropriate information in “Print” dialog box to insure proper output.
    3. Package all fonts and linked files.
    4. Correct print error messages



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