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1. Introduction

In December 2011, Tata Institute of Social Sciences set up the School of Vocational Education (SVE) to provide immediate and definite interventions to improve the lives of the disadvantaged and marginalized youth, especially who are excluded by the formal school education system, through appropriate vocational training programmes. It has been set up with a vision of creating an ecosystem that would bring back the dignity of labour for blue collar streams of work and create sustainable sources of income. This project has been initiated under the aegis of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) proposed by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India.

1.1Introduction and Course Objectives:

Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and specialized software to create documents for desktop or commercial printing. This course provides DTP training according to the current requirement of IT industry. Desktop publishing is the use of the computer and software to create visual displays of ideas and information. Desktop publishing refers to the process of using the computer to produce documents such as newsletters, brochures, books, and other publications that were once created manually using a variety of non-computer techniques along with large complex photo typesetting machines. Desktop publishing documents may be for desktop or commercial printing or electronic distribution including PDF, slide shows, email newsletters, and the Web.

Today desktop publishing software does it all – almost. Before desktop publishing software there were e-scales, paste-up, and other non-desktop computer ways of putting together a design for printing. Properly speaking, desktop publishing is the technical assembly of digital files in the proper format for printing. In practical use, much of the “graphic design” process is also accomplished using desktop publishing and graphics software and is sometimes included in the definition of desktop publishing. Comparison between desktop publishing and graphic design.

Desktop publishers work as project administrators, production specialists, graphic artists, printers/typesetters, editors, and in public relations. They work with books, magazines, catalogs, directories, and various other types of printed documents.

This program is aimed at training candidates for the job of “Desk Top Publishing (DTP) Operator / Graphic Designer” in IT and ITES sector

1.2. Eligibility for Admission

The candidate should pass 10+2 in any discipline

1.3. Employability/Skill enhancement

Undergoing the desktop publishing certificate will give the students an upper hand in comparison to others as they will receive additional specialized training as follows:

  • Basic Computer skills required in Business & office.
  • Basic knowledge of safety at work place and communication skills
  • Basic operating skills on Windows 7/8
  • Expertise in MS Office
  • Use various internet services
  • Manage Hardware & Software within system
  • During the course candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience in creating the following products:
    • Brochures
    • Letterheads/Business
    • Cards
    • Posters/Signs
    • Magazine Covers
    • Calendars
    • Greeting Cards
    • Menus
    • Invitations
    • Newsletters
    • Flyers
    • Logos
    • Announcements
    • Book Covers
    • Advertisements
    • Catalog Pages
    • Setup & use internet connection.
    • File management and version control
    • Basics of printing technologies like: 4 colour offset, Flex, Screen-printing etc.

Method of Teaching:

A combination of vocational theory inputs along with relevant practical exposure that would commensurate with the guidelines provided in the Facilitator’s guide.

Method of Assessment & Weightage:

The assessment of students would be done in written, oral and practical examination.

Assessment Weightage:

  • Written + Oral – 50%
  • Practical examination – 50%

2. Course Structure

Duration of Course – 6 Months

Credits for course – 20 Credits

Duration of Course – 450 Hours [For Theory (classroom) courses, 1 credit = 15 hours

For Practical training, 1 credit = 30 hours]

Sr. No. Subjects & Credits Credits Duration (Hrs)

(Th+Pr)

1 Fundaments of Computers 3 45
2 Windows & MS Office 2010 3 15+60=75
3 Adobe Photoshop CS6 4 30+60=90
4 Corel DRAW Graphics Suite X6 4 30+60=90
5 Adobe Illustrator and In Design 6 30+120=150
  Total 20 450

Detailed Syllabus

Fundaments of Computers

AIM:

  • To create overall generic awareness about scope of the field of IT and to impart basic personal computing skills.
  • To create background knowledge for the various courses in the programme.

OBJECTIVES:

  • To introduce the basic terminology in the field of IT
  • To impart functional knowledge about PC hardware, operations and concepts
  • To impart functional knowledge about networks and internet.
  • To give an overview of computer application in various fields and an overall generic awareness about the scope of the field of IT

SYLLABUS

Computer characteristics: Speed, storage, accuracy, diligence; Digital signals, Binary System, ASCII; Historic Evolution of Computers; Classification of computers: Microcomputer, Minicomputer, mainframes, Supercomputers; Personal computers: Desktop, Laptops, Palmtop, Tablet; Hardware & Software; Von Neumann model.

Hardware: CPU, Memory, Input devices, output devices. Memory units: RAM (SDRAM, DDR RAM, RDRAM etc. feature wise comparison only); ROM-different types: Flash memory; Auxiliary storage: Magnetic devices, Optical Devices; Floppy, Hard disk, Memory stick, CD, DVD, CD/DVD-Writer; Input devices – keyboard, mouse, scanner, speech input devices, digital camera, Touch screen Voice Input, Joystick, Optical readers, bar code reader; Output devices: Display device, size and resolution; CRT, LCD, LED; Printers: Dot-matrix, Inkjet, Laser; Plotters, Sound cards & speaker.

Software- System software, Application software; concepts of files and folders, Introduction to Operating systems, Different types of operating systems: single user, multitasking, time-sharing multi-user; Booting, POST; Basic features of two GUI operating systems: Windows & Linux (Basic desk top management); Programming Languages, Compiler, Interpreter, Databases; Application software: Generic Features of Word processors, Spread sheets and Presentation software; Generic Introduction to Latex for scientific typesetting; Utilities and their use; Computer Viruses & Protection, Free software, open source.

Computer Networks and Internet- Connecting computers, Requirements for a network: Server, Workstation, switch, router, network operating systems; Internet: brief history, World Wide Web, Websites, URL, browsers, search engines, search tips; Internet connections: ISP, Dial-up, cable modem, WLL, DSL, leased line Wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity ; email, email software features (send receive, filter, attach, forward, copy, blind copy); characteristics of web-based systems, Web pages, Web Programming Languages.

Information Technology And Society – Indian IT Act, Intellectual Property Rights, issues. Application of information Technology in Railways, Airlines, Banking, Insurance, Inventory Control, Financial systems, Hotel management, Education, Video games, Telephone exchanges, Mobile phones, Information kiosks, special effects in Movies.

Reading Lists & References:-

  1. Balaguruswamy, Fundamentals of Computers, McGraw Hill, 2014
  2. Dennis P Curtain, Information Technology: The Breaking wave, McGrawhill, 2014
  3. Peter Norton, Introduction to Computers, McGrawhill, Seventh edition

Windows & MS Office

AIM:

  • To expose students to MS Windows Operating system and MS Office package and use this software in creating Office documents, spreadsheets, presentations and e-mails. Learn various features of these commonly used software and used them for enhancing office productivity.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Learn various features of Microsoft Windows Operating systems and use effectively this OS as per the need.
  • Customize Windows using Control Panel.
  • Create and edit Word, Excel & PowerPoint documents using templates and quick navigation techniques
  • Format text and paragraphs with key features like AutoCorrect, the Quick Format Mini Toolbar and Format Painter, among others in MS office documents.
  • Effectively control bullets, numbered lists, tabs, indents, borders and shading, page breaks and section breaks
  • Add graphic elements to your document like ClipArt, pictures, watermarks, images and text boxes
  • Manage long documents using Word features like headers, footers, tables of contents, and tables of figures
  • Work with common Microsoft Office features like Themes, WordArt, SmartArt, and Charts, all inside Microsoft Word
  • Learn to customize the ribbon to create a working environment in alignment with your activities
  • Create a Mail Merge based on a preexisting or new data source list
  • Create and edit Excel workbooks using templates and quick navigation techniques
  • Format text with key features like the Quick Format Mini Toolbar, Format Painter and custom number formats
  • Manage large sets of data using features like AutoFilter, Automatic Subtotals and Advanced Filters using multiple sets of criteria
  • Make the transition from the old menu-based system to the new ribbon to reduce the decrease in productivity many experience when making this upgrade
  • Work with common Microsoft Office features like Themes, SmartArt, and Charts, all inside Microsoft Office Excel
  • Create new presentations based on templates and from scratch
  • Understand the different PowerPoint views, when and how to use each
  • Work with a variety of graphics to spice up your slides including pictures, ClipArt, WordArt, SmartArt, tables and charts
  • Create templates for future presentations complete with custom master slides and slide layouts
  • Use Outlook Express in sending and receiving e-mails for the office purpose.
  • Create Groups and Using groups in sending and receiving mails.

 

SYLLABUS

Know the Windows O.S. Introduction, What is Windows?, Evolution of Windows Operating System, Features of Windows 8.1, What’s New in Windows 8.1, Windows and Its Elements.

Accessories And Other Tools , Introduction, The Calculator , Using Calculator, The Character Map, Paint, Notepad, WordPad, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Control Panel, Picture and Fax Viewer, Windows Movie Maker.

Managing Files and Folders – Viewing files and folders, Arranging files and folders, Creating a new folder, Creating a file using short-cut.

Customizing Your Computer – customizing Your Desktop, Changing the Start menu style, Setting a screen saver, Reversing your mouse buttons, Changing the appearance of your mouse pointer, Adding new fonts and languages to your computer, Logging off from the computer, Adding or Removing Programs, Hiding and displaying quick launch bar. Setting up printers , scanners and New devices to the systems. Connecting to the Internet, setting up TCP/IP properties and wireless connections.

Microsoft Office Suite – Introduction to office suites, Microsoft Office Suite, Different Integrated Items in Office Suite, Menu Bars and Toolbars, Shared Tools, Object Linking and Embedding, Office Assistant and Online Help.

Word Processing with MS-Word Introduction, Features of MS-WORD, Chief Elements of MS-Word Window, Displaying and Hiding the ribbon, File operations in MS-WORD, Using Help Online, Customizing MS Word.

Text Formatting  – Typing the text, Selecting Text with a mouse, Deleting Text, Restoring the deleted text, Typing over the existing text, Undoing/Cancelling the last action, Redoing/Repeating the last action, Formatting font, Advanced text formatting, Customizing Spelling Check, Using the thesaurus.

Document Formatting – Using page border, Bullets and numbering, Setting and removing tab stops, Making word count, Using Autotext, Using autocorrect, Headers and Footers, Setting up columns in the document, Removing columns from the document, Inserting page numbering, Formatting the page numbering, manual and automatic page breaks, Setting margins, Inserting date and time, Using Goto, Cursor movement with key-board.

Tables And Graphics – creating tables, calculating numeric data in a table, Deleting columns and rows, Formatting a table, Aligning text in the table, Formatting text in the table, Applying borders and shadings, Add a border to a table, Automatically format a table, Using Drawing, Creating a Shape, Using Word Art, Using Autoshapes, Insert a clip from the Clip Organizer, Inserting a text box, What is Drawing Canvas?, Using autoshapes.

Mail Merge, Views, Template and Wizard – Introduction to Mail merge , Views, Overview of templates, Creating a document template, Create a Web page based on a template, Modify a document template, ruler, zoom, protecting your document, inserting a file into another , overview of wizard , Inserting Hyperlinks to a Web Page or a Word Document.

Spreadsheet and MS-Excel – Starting MS-Excel , Spreadsheet and its Elements , Application Window, Document Window, Cell, Standard Toolbar, Formatting Toolbar, Workbook , Worksheet, Handling Files, Printing MS excel sheets.

Worksheet Formatting- Entering Text Data, Entering Formula, Editing the Cell Content, Formatting the Cell, Formatting Font, Setting Border Around Cell, Highlighting gridlines, Using Format Painter, Finding and Replacing the Text, Using Spelling and Grammar.

Function and Operator – Entering Functions , Editing Functions, Using Mathematical Functions, Using Statistical Functions, Using Date & Time Functions, Changing the default date format , Text Function, Logical Functions, Financial Function, Operators, AutoSum, Function Wizard.

Chart and Web Object – Types of Charts, Creating a Quick Chart Sheet , Parts of a Chart, Types of Charts, Creating A Chart using wizard, Using Pivot Table , Object Linking and Embedding (OLE), Linking Cells, Linking Formula, Hyper Links, Previewing charts, printing charts, Create and Use Pivot Tables,

Presentation Package And MS-PowerPoint – Elements of Presentation, Creating A Presentation, Create a presentation using a design template, Creating a blank presentation, Powerpoint window and its Elements, Using Help Online.

Text Formatting in Slides- Adding text to slides, Editing text on a slide, Using Format Painter, Setting Paragraph Indents, Line Spacing in a Paragraph, Setting and Removing Tab Stops , Checking Spelling of the text , Finding and replacing the text, Moving slides.

Table, Chart and other Drawing Objects – Creating a table, Creating an embedded Word table, Adding Columns and Rows, Deleting Columns and Rows, Changing Table Borders, Using Autoshapes, Chart, Inserting a clip to your slide, Using Word Art, Inserting A Word Art, Working With Drawing Toolbar, Creating A Shape.

Slides, Views, Notes, Handouts – PowerPoint Views, Notes Pages, Using Handouts, Inserting Header and Footer in the, Slide , Transition , Custom Show, Assigning Custom Animation, Adding a motion path, Animating a chart, Publish a presentation or HTML file, to the Web, Preview a presentation as a Web page, Showing Slides, Printing Slides.

Outlook Express- Features of Outlook Express, starting outlook express, Concepts of CC and BCC, Email address, Reading a received message , composing message, Replying And Forwarding Messages, attaching files, Creating signature in outlook express, Formatting message text, What is mime?, applying stationery, Inserting a hyperlink or HTML page into a message, Flagging an e-mail or news message, Importing messages from other e-mail programs, What are newsgroups?, Adding a newsgroup account, Switching between e-mail and news reading, Identities (Multiple Users on A Single Computer), Adding a new identity, Managing contacts with outlook, creating addresses, Importing an address book from another program, Using keyboard shortcuts in Outlook Express.

Reading Lists & References:-

  • Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide,Paperback, Paul Sanna , Pearson Education
  • Windows 8.1 In Depth, Brian Knittel , Pearson Education
  • Computer Course : Windows 7 and Office 2010, Ravikant Taxali, Tata McGraw Hill
  • Computer Course : Windows 7 and Office 2010, Ravikant Taxali, Tata McGraw Hill
  • Microsoft Office 2010: On Demand,Paperback, Steve Johnson , Pearson Education

Adobe Photoshop

AIM:

  • To expose students to Image manipulation in creating documents for publications. Learn various features of this software to create various types of documents.

Objectives-

  • Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Learn how to manipulate, edit, and adjust images by using, the different tools in Photoshop. Students will learn how to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects.
  • To show advanced skills in using painting tools and blending modes to create special effects and quality artworks.
  • Perform good skill in color correction and restoration of photographs and images.
  • To learn how to optimize images for use on the Web, and the advantages of using image slicing techniques.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in developing a time-based production.

SYLLABUS

Graphics Basics – Bitmap vs. Vector-Based Graphics, Color/Bit Depth and Image Resolution, Graphic File Formats, Optimizing Web Graphics, Regular Text vs. Anti-Aliased Text, Pixel Resize vs. Smart Resize, Regular Graphics vs. Interlaced Graphics, Lossy Compression vs. Lossless Compression, Dithered Graphics vs. Non-Dithered Graphics, Standard Selection vs. Floating Selection, Tolerance, Opacity.

Introduction to Color –  Color modes- RGB, CMYK, Grayscale, LAB, Bitmap, Hue, Saturation, and Brightness, Browser Safe Colors, Shadows, Highlights and Midtones of an image.

PhotoShop Interface, Tools and Options – Photoshop Environment, About Photoshop, The Photoshop Interface, Setting up a new Photoshop document, Saving a new document, The Default Palettes, Working with Photoshop Palettes, The Photoshop Toolbox and Options bar, Using Guides and Ruler, Photoshop Image and Color Basics, Supported import and export image formats, Opening an Image in Photoshop, Creating Images In Photoshop, Saving Images In Photoshop, Basic Image Editing, Changing Image Size, Cropping an Image, Changing Color/Bit Depth, Optimizing Images using Save for Web, Working with Color in Photoshop.

Photoshop Tools, Parts of the Toolbox – Toolbox Shortcuts, Tools Options, Marquees, Magic wand, Lassos, Move tool, Crop tool, Slice tools, Pencil, Paintbrush, Eraser tools, History brushes, Clone tamp-Pattern stamp, Healing brush tool, Retouch tool, Gradient, Paint bucket, Burn-Dodge-Sponge, Blur-Sharpen- Smudge, Shapes-line-rectangle-polygon-custom shapes, Syllabus & Curriculum, Path selection tool, Pen tool, Type tools, Notes tool-Audio annotation, Eyedropper-Color sampler- Measure tool, Hand-Zoom, Quick mask-Screen modes, Jump to Image Ready, Back ground and Foreground.

Transforms – Using Free transform, Move, Rotate, Scale, Skew, Distort, Perspective, Flip-vertical, horizontal, Invert, Rotate 180º, Rotate 90º CW, Rotate 90º CCW.

Layers-Channels and Actions, Photoshop Layers, About Layers-Fill and adjustment layers, The Layer Palette, Naming Layers, Creating Layers, Deleting Layers, Viewing Layers, Moving Layers, Layer Opacity, Locking Layers, Merging Layers, Layer modes and blending options, Image composting using layers.

Photoshop Channels, About channels, The channel palette, Creating and viewing channels, Modifying channels, Deleting channels, Alpha channels and masks

All about Actions- Using the Action palette, Recording Action, Playing Action, Editing Action, Loading a saved action.

Restoring and Enhancing images – Restoration of photos, Restoring damaged photos, Photo retouching.

Photo enhancement and Color correction, Changing Levels, Changing Curves, Color balance, Changing Brightness and Contrast, Changing Hue Saturation and Brightness, Changing a grayscale image to a colored image., Histogram, Gradient map, Desatuarate, Invert, Color replace, Selective color, Equalize, Threshold, Channel mixer, Posterize, Changing background using layer composting.

Text editing in PhotoShop – , About the type layer, Creating vertical and horizontal types, Point and paragraph text creation, Using horizontal and vertical type mask tools, Using Character palette for text editing, Choosing a font, Changing the type color, Choosing a type size, Specifying kerning and tracking, Using fractional character widths, Specifying baseline shift, Applying underline and strikethrough, Text alignment and justification, Specifying anti-aliasing, Creating text warp, Rasterizing type, Converting type to shapes, Adding effects to text.

Photoshop Special effects and Filters- About Special Effects, Using Filters, Basic Filter Examples, Artistic Filters, Distorting Filters, Filter Combinations, Plug-in Filters.

Reading Lists & References:-

  • Photoshop CS6–the missing manual by Lesa Snider
  • Photoshop CS6 Bible Professional Edition

Adobe Illustrator and InDesign

AIM:

  • To expose students to Adobe Illustrator and InDesign in creating documents for publications. Learn various features of this software to create various types of documents.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this students are expected

  • To be able to demonstrate advanced skills in creating and designing newsletters, brochures and quality publications
  • To acquire skills on the key features of desktop publishing
  • To be able to create quality publishing and layouts
  • To become experts in typesetting and editing

 

Syllabus Adobe Illustrator

Whats’s new

New features summary

Workspace

Workspace basics

Customizing the workspace

Tools

Tool galleries

Improved User Interface

Safe Mode

Recover document data after a crash

Touch Workspace

Arboard overview

Rulers, grids, guides, and cropmarks

Custom Tools  Panels

Viewing artwork

Setting preferences

Slicing and cutting tool gallery

Using multiple artboards

Recovery, undo, and automation

Working with Connect Now

Files and templates

Import and export illustrator CC settings

File info dialog

Drawing

Drawing basics

Drawing with the Pen, Pencil, or Flare tool

Drawing simple lines and shapes

Editing paths

Drawing pixel-aligned paths forweb workflows

Adjust path segments

Pen tool rubberband preview

Curvature Tool

Using Image Trace

Enhanced Pencil Tool

Anchor Point enhancements

Symbols

Symbolism tools and symbol sets

Perspective drawing

About perspective Grid

Using Live Trace / CSS and earlier

Automatic corner generation / illustrator CC

Creating arrows and arrowheads in illustrator

Color

About color

Selecting colors

Using and creating swatches

Color groups (harmonies)

Create color themes with Kuler

Color Themes panel

Adjusting colors

Painting

About painting

Painting with fills and strokes

Live Paint groups

Brushes

Transparency and blending modes

Gradients

Gradient panel and Gradient tool overview

Patterns

Meshes

Stroke an object

Create and edit patterns

Apply or edit gradient

Images in brushes / illustrator CC

Selecting and arranging objects

Selecting objects

Grouping and expanding objects

Moving, aligning, and distributing objects

Rotating and reflecting objects

Layers

Locking, hiding, and deleting objects

Duplicating objects

Stacking objects

Reshaping objects

Transforming objects

Scaling, shearing, and distorting objects

Reshape using envelpes

Combining objects

Cutting and dividing objects

Clipping masks

Building new shapes using the Shape Buildertool

Live Rectangles and Rounded Rectangles

Working with live Corners

Blending objects

Enhanced reshape workflows with touch support

Reshaping objects with effects

Creating 3D objects

Touch-based tools and enhancements / illustrator CC

Creating shapes using Shape Builder Tool

Importing, exporting, and saving

Importing artwork files

Importing bitmap images

Importing Adobe PDF files

Importing EPS, DCS, and Auto CAD files

Importing artwork from Photoshop

Saving artwork

Package files

Unembed images

Share on Behance

Creating Adovbe PDF files

Adobe PDF options

Exporting artwork

File information and metadata

Export SVG graphics syyles in CSS / Illustrator CC

Extract CSS / Illustrator CC

Links information

Place multiple files / illustrator CC

Type

Importing and exporting text

Creating text

Creating type on a path

Scaling and rotating type

Spelling and language dictionaries

Fonts

Find missing fonts (Typetit workflow)

Text enhancements

Working with Typekit Fonts

Arabic and Hebrew type

Line and character spacing

Tabs

Special characters

Formatting Asian characters

Formatting type

Formatting paragraphs

Hyphenation and line breaks

Updating text from illustrator 10

Character and paragraph styles

Creating composite fonts

Indic support with new Composers / Illustrator CC

Creating special effects

Appearance attributes

Working with effects

Summary of effects

Create a drop shadow

Drop shadows, glows, and feathering

Creating sketches and mosaics

Graphic styles

Web graphics

Best practices for creating webgraphics

Slices and image maps

SVG

Creating animations

Printing

Setting up documents for printing

Change the page size and orientation

Printing color separations

Printer’s marks and bleeds

Post Script printing

Printing with color management

Printing ans saving transparentartwork

Printing gradients, meshes, andcolor blends

Overprinting

Trapping print presets

Specify crop marks for trimming or aligning

White overprint / illustrator CC

Automating tasks

Automation with actions

Automation with scripts

Data-driven graphics through templates andvariables

Graphs

Creative Cloud Charts (Preview)

Graphs

Keyboard shortcuts

Customizing keyboard shortcuts

Default keyboard shortcuts

Syllabus Adobe In design

What’s New: New features summary

Workspace and workflow:

Createnew documents

Sync Settings using Adobe Creative Cloud

Toolbox

Sharing content

Saving documents

Understanding a basic managed-file workflow

Workspace basics

Default keyboard shortcuts

Setting preferences

Working with files and templates

Customize menus and keyboard shortcuts

Recovery and undo

Converting QuarkXPress and PageMaker documents

PageMaker menu commands

Assignment packages

Adjusting your workflow

Working with managed files

Viewing the workspace

Creating and saving your own workspace

Working with Tools

Setting preferences

Toolbox

 

Layout and design

Generate QR codes

Add basic page numbering

Creating a table of contents

Footnotes

Text variables

Creating an index

Creating type on a path

Linked content

About pages and spreads

Liquid Layouts and Alternate Layouts | CC, CS6

Aligning and distributing objects

Createnew documents (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean only)

Formatting grids

Creating text and text frames

Creating book files

INDESIGN

Creating documents

Clipping paths

Linking Content

Reviewing the Forms tools

Testing a form in Acrobat

Working with Frames

Creating cross-references (video 5:45)

Generating image captions with metadata (PDF, 148 KB)

Grid Mode and Live Distribute (video 2:48)

Live captions (video 3:04)

Making shiny graphics (PDF, 203 KB)

Managing documents with multiple page sizes (PDF, 136 KB)

182 Mini Bridge: Getting access to your assets (PDF, 180 KB)

Mixing page sizes with the new Page tool (video 8:03)

Paragraphs that span and split columns (video 2:01)

Rotating Spread view (video 3:31)

Spanning and Splitting columns (video 6:15)

Formatting grids

Frame grid properties

Grids

Grouping, locking, and duplicating objects

Importing files from other applications

Layers

Laying out frames and pages

Layout grids

Managing graphics links

Managing pages and spreads

Master pages

Numbering pages, chapters, and sections

Placing graphics

Reusing graphics and text

Ruler guides

Rulers and measurement units

Transforming objects

Understanding graphics formats

Working with files and templates

Working with frames and objects

 Text

Threading text

Wrapping text around objects

Arabic and Hebrew features |CC, CS6

Anchored objects

Articles (CS5.5)

Bullets and numbering

Find/Change

INDESIGN

Glyphs and special characters

Formatting CJK characters

Spell-checking and language dictionaries

Text Frame fitting options | CC, CS6

Adding text to frames

Editing text

Captions

Tracking and reviewing changes

Adding editorial notes in InDesign

Linked stories (CS5.5)

Creating bullets and numbering (video 12:16)

Creating conditional text (video 6:48)

Creating footnotes (video 2:44)

Linking text stories (PDF, 217 KB)

Track text changes (video 2:01)

Working with markers

 Styles

Object styles

Paragraph and character styles

Drop caps and nested styles

Working with styles

Applying GREP styles (video 4:46)

 Typography

Using fonts

Formatting text

Text composition

Formatting characters

Aligning text

Formatting paragraphs

Leading

Tabs and indents

Kerning and tracking

Document installed fonts (video 2:29)

Chapter 7: Tables

Formatting tables

Creating tables

Table and cell styles

Selecting and editing tables

Table strokes and fills

 Interactivity

Forms | CC, CS6

Hyperlinks

Buttons

Cross-references

INDESIGN

Interactive web documents for Flash

Animation

Dynamic PDF documents

Structuring PDFs

Page transitions

Movies and sounds

Bookmarks

Creating and editing motion presets (video 5:23)

Creating documents with Interactive features (video 8:06)

Creating interactivedocuments in a snap (PDF, 201 KB)

Creating multistate objects (PDF, 203 KB)

Creating richinteractive documents (PDF, 6.7 MB)

Exploring new FLA export options (video 6:26)

 Drawing and painting

Drawing with lines and shapes

Applying line (stroke) settings

Editing paths

Drawing with the Pen tool

Understanding paths and shapes

Drawing with the Pencil tool

Compound paths and shapes

Change corner appearance

 Color

Applying color

Understanding spot and process colors

Tints

Mixing inks

Gradients

Working with swatches

Using colors from imported graphics

Transparency

Adding transparency effects

Flattening transparent artwork

Blending colors

 

Exporting and publishing

Publish Online (Preview)

Export content for EPUB

Adobe PDF options

Export content to HTML

Exporting to Adobe PDF

Export to JPEG format

Export content for EPUB | CS5.5

Export content for EPUB | CS6

Export content to HTML | CS6 & CS5.5

INDESIGN

Exporting XML

Build digital magazines with InDesign CS5.5 and Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (video 09:06)

Adding audio and video content to EPUB (video 02:46)

Controlling order of content export from InDesign to EPUB without changing your layout (video 04:54)

Creating covers and title pages for EPUB (video 05:50)

Exporting documents to EPUB (PDF, 265 KB)

Exporting to EPUB for the Apple iBookstore (PDF, 2.5 MB)

Setting object export options (PDF, 160 KB), CS5.5 and later

Styles mapped to tags in InDesign for improved EPUB export (video 05:13)

Using Object Export options to customize how objects and images export to EPUB ( video 05:18)

Printing

Printing booklets

Printing thumbnails and oversizeddocuments

Preparing PDFs for service providers

Preflighting files before handoff

Printer’s marks and bleeds

Preparing to print separations

Printing documents

Creating PostScript and EPS files

Trap presets

Trapping documents and books

Printing graphics and fonts

Overprinting

Adjusting ink options for trapping

Inks, separations, and screen frequency

Printing booklets using your desktop printer

Adobe Creative Suite 5/5.5 Printing Guide (PDF, 21 MB)

Digital publications

Digital Publishing Suite overview

Applying guide-based Liquid Layout rules

Applying object-based Liquid Layout rules

Understanding Liquid Layout rules

Using basic Liquid Layout rules: Scale, Recenter, and Based on Master

Working with Alternate Layouts

Folio Producer Tools (video 1:04)

Automation

Data merge

Plug-ins

Scripting

 

 Accessibility

Creating accessible PDF documents (PDF, 2.6 MB)

 

System requirements

System requirements for Indesign

 

 

 

CorelDraw Version 6

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course students will :

  • Become familiar with the CorelDraw environment by opening and navigating in a document; using drawing tools to create shapes, lines, and text objects; modifying objects; formatting objects; and creating and modifying text objects.
  • Experts to create dynamic graphics using advanced drawing and editing tools, styles and templates, clipart and special characters.
  • Demonstrate good skills in creating professional and multi-page brochures

Syllabus

Getting started with Corel Draw

o Introduction to Corel Draw

o Features of Corel Draw

o Corel Draw Interface

o Tool Box

o Moving from Adobe Illustrator to Corel Draw

o Common Tasks

Drawing and Coloring

o Introduction

o Selecting Objects

o Creating Basic Shapes

o Reshaping Objects

o Organizing objects

o Applying color fills and Outlines

Mastering with Text

o Introduction

o Text Tool

o Artistic and paragraph text

o Formatting Text

o Embedding Objects into text

o Wrapping Text around Object

o Linking Text to Objects

Applying Effects

o Introduction

o Power of Blends

o Distortion

o Contour Effects

o Envelopes

o Lens effects

o Transparency

o Creating Depth Effects

o Power Clips Working with Bitmap Commands

o Introduction

o Working with Bitmaps

o Editing Bitmaps

o Applying effects on Bitmaps

o Printing

Corel Draw- Web resources

o Introduction

o Internet Tool bar

o Setting your webpage

o Exporting files

o Creating buttons with rollover effects

 

Reading Lists & References:-

1 Coreldraw X6 In Simple Steps by Kogent Learning Solutions Inc. & Dreamtech Press

Recommended Web sites

  1. http://www.insidegraphics.com/corel_draw/
  2. www.tutorio.com/coreldrawtutorials4.html
  3. www.softwaretrainingtutorials.com/coreldraw
  4. http://www.clicknlearn.com/

 

 

COREL DRAW

Getting started with Corel Draw

o Introduction to Corel Draw

o Features of Corel Draw

o Corel Draw Interface

o Tool Box

o Moving from Adobe Illustrator to Corel Draw

o Common Tasks

Drawing and Coloring

o Introduction

o Selecting Objects

o Creating Basic Shapes

o Reshaping Objects

o Organizing objects

o Applying color fills and Outlines

Mastering with Text

o Introduction

o Text Tool

o Artistic and paragraph text

o Formatting Text

o Embedding Objects into text

o Wrapping Text around Object

o Linking Text to Objects

Applying Effects

o Introduction

o Power of Blends

o Distortion

o Contour Effects

o Envelopes

o Lens effects

o Transparency

o Creating Depth Effects

o Power Clips Working with Bitmap Commands

o Introduction

o Working with Bitmaps

o Editing Bitmaps

o Applying effects on Bitmaps

o Printing

Corel Draw- Web resources

o Introduction

o Internet Tool bar

o Setting your webpage

o Exporting files

o Creating buttons with rollover effects

 

 

What is Photoshop?

What Does Photoshop Do?

The Photoshop Workspace

The Menu Bar

The Drawing Canvas

The Tool Box

The Palettes Drawing

Things on the Canvas

Choosing a Color

Defining the Brush

The Pencil Tool

The Paintbrush Tool

The Line Tool

The Airbrush Tool

The Text Tool

The Paint Bucket Tool

The Gradient Tool

Modifying Things on the Canvas

The Eraser Tool

The Smudge Tool

The Focus Tool

The Toning Tools

The Eye Dropper Tool

The Zoom Tool

Advanced Tools Selecting Things

The Marquee Tool

The Lasso Tool

The Magic Wand Tool

The Move Tool

The Crop Tool

Channels Masks

Layers Fills Cloning

Filters Text Manipulation

Learn by Example

Real World Example

Backboard Under painting Rainbow

Facade Preparation

Rainbow Facade

Creation Logo

Text Logo

Text in 3D

Visual Illusion

Save as: File Formats

Buttons Shadows

Beveling Arrows

 

 

Adobe PageMaker

Introduction

o The Basics

o PageMaker tool box

o PageMaker palettes

o Menus, Icons and dialog boxes

o The control palette

PAGE LAYOUT

o Creating and saving documents

o Opening and editing documents

o Using guides

o Creating and using templates

o Creating frames

o Changing contents of frames

TYPOGRAPHY

o Modifying character attributes

o Modifying paragraph formats

o Importing text

o Rules and tabs

o Adding bullets and numbering

GRAPHICS

o Importing graphics

o Editing and cropping images

o Using the picture palette

COLOUR

o The colour palette

o Creating process, spot, tints and special colours

o Applying fill and stroke colours

o Changing stroke weights

PRINTING

o Printing basic docume

Start On March 23, 2016
Duration 2M 3H
Level Beginner
Instution Adafa academia
Branch Oxford street

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