Digital Essentials Workshops - InDesign

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday 13th May 2020

6.00pm - 9.00pm at QUAD

BOOKINGS BEING TAKEN BUT DATES MAY VARY TO THOSE CURRENTLY ADVERTISED.

Four part workshop series covering the essentials of InDesign.

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About this Event

A Big House Event supported by Mainframe & delivered by Mark Williams

Please note: In order to attend these workshops you will need to be enrolled with the The Big House. Once your place is confirmed we will send you the relevant paperwork for this. If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support from Mainframe & The Big House, you may be placed on a waiting list and your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Mainframe Team.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Digital Essentials - InDesign - Mark Williams

Mainframe invites you to a four part workshop series covering the essentials of using InDesign

Getting to know InDesign

  • Using menus & panels
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigating through a document
  • Tools Overview

New documents

  • Creating a new document
  • Making and saving a document preset
  • Facing pages
  • Master text frame
  • Columns and margins
  • Bleeds & slugs

Working with objects

  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects

Applying strokes and fill colour

  • Colour Pallets
  • Working with and creating Swatches
  • Swatch Libraries
  • Gradient Pallet

Flowing text

  • Flowing text in to existing frames
  • Creating text frames whilst flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames

Editing text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Checking spelling
  • Using the story editor
  • Finding and changing text and formatting

Typography

  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs

Importing and modifying graphics

  • Placing graphics from other programs
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Using a library to manage objects

Pages

  • Creating master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Multiple master pages
  • Overriding master pages
  • Frames on master pages
  • Using layers effectively

Saving & Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Exporting Print ready PDF’s
  • Exporting interactive PDF’s

WHO IS MARK WILLIAMS? 

Mark is qualified with a Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Derby. With over 20 years experience working with and teaching Adobe products Mark has developed and delivered training courses to large and small businesses all over the UK.

WHEN IS IT?

Four sessions :

  • Wednesday 22nd April
  • Wednesday 29th April
  • Wednesday 6th May
  • Wednesday 13th May

Registration will be at 6.00pm with the workshop finishing at 9.00pm.

You must book all sessions to qualify to attend. 

HOW DO I BOOK A PLACE?

This event is free, but space is limited. You must be enrolled with The Big House. Space is limited, so make sure to book your place today using the form on this page to guarantee your slot. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Big House and Mainframe events are free to you, because they are funded – however there is a cost attached to them for us and we are a not-for-profit organisation. So, if you have registered to come, your place will have been paid for. Our events are very popular and we often have a waiting list. With this in mind, if for any reason you are unable to attend it is very important that you cancel your place by emailing mainframe@derbyquad.co.uk as soon as possible, to enable someone else to take your place.

If you have already accessed 12 or more hours of support you may be placed on a waiting list - your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation from The Mainframe Team. 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions and/or would like any further information about these workshops, please contact Mainframe at mainframe@derbyquad.co.uk

NB: We will be documenting the event. If you do not wish to be included in images or videos that may be used later for marketing purposes, please let us know beforehand.

WHAT IS THE BIG HOUSE PROGRAMME?

Mainframe is part of The Big House which offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit bighouse.org.uk for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

As this event is part of a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) initiative, we will require you to be enrolled in The Big House Programme, prior to attending. If you are not already enrolled, please let us know as we will need to send you a form to complete and bring with you to the event, as it will be required when signing in.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at bighouse@creativequarter.com

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020