Intermediate InDesign Training for Book Publishers

Intermediate InDesign for Designers, Editors and Book Production

Efficiently & effortlessly create professional layouts

Learn the essential skills of styling text through Paragraph and Character Styles, see how to import text retaining its original formatting or how to change the formatting easily. Learn how Master Pages can speed up your work and many more useful tips.

Course Summary

Date: You decide – get in touch! | Duration: 1 | Day Start: 09:30 –  End 17:15 | Venue: London | Trainer: Mark Bracey | Price: £395

What will I learn?

  • Document construction Understanding Master Pages Running heads and automatic folios • Using a baseline grid • Adjusting margins, columns and guides as you work.

  • Paragraph and Character Styles Essential for well-formatted text Creating and modifying styles • Using Nested Styles.

  • Text & Editorial Control – Retaining italics and other formatting from imported text Dealing with the Paragraph Composer and Hyphenation • Using Find & Change to removing unwanted formatting • Creating an InDesign generated Table of Contents.

  • Covers and Jackets Creating and modifying cover artwork using InDesign’s multiple page size feature. Getting the most out of layers • How to create special finishes.

  • Enhanced Transparency How InDesign’s built-in transparency effects can be used to lessen the amount of additional work required in Photoshop and Illustrator.

  • Tips & tricks with images and text Outlining and modifying text paths • Combining images with paths Extracting image paths for use with text wraps and graphic effects.

  • Co-Edition workflows – Understanding the principle of using layers instead of a spot black to create co-editionable books.

  • Checking your work Basic pre-flighting • Separations Preview • Packaging documents.

  • PDF What to consider when creating PDFs for final output.

What skills are needed to do this course?

The ability to navigate your way around the InDesign software and use the basic features.

Mark Bracey –  Experienced Book Publishing Designer

Mark has worked in book publishing as a designer and trainer for nearly twenty five years. After studying graphic design he worked for various design studios before taking on a training role at Dorling Kindersley.

While at DK he advised on best practices for book creation and ran a team of in-house DTP staff. Following DK’s merger with Penguin, Mark worked as a key member of the management team responsible for the group’s migration to InDesign.

Mark is currently working as a freelance book designer and typesetter and provides self-publishing services to individual authors and institutions through his own imprint

A great teacher, with bags of current and relevant experience – you will not be disappointed.

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