Certificate in Digital Publishing

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Saban Kumar Maharana

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Course Name : Certificate in Digital Publishing

Code(Credit) : abc02 (0+2+2)

Course Description

  1. Digital publishing is essentially the publication and the development of e-books in digital form. The way content is accessed and consumed on the web has become challenging and innovative methods to make reading simple and easily understandable is one of the foremost challenges faced by digital publishers.

Course Objectives

  • To demonstrate methods of traditional and digital publishing by using Adobe InDesign,
  • To impart training on creating suitable, digital, interactive print publication,
  • To design a variety of publications in print media - newspapers, book  layout, feature pages, magazine covers, editorial spreads, newsletters etc.,
  • To deliver the foundations theories of design, page layout and their application in different formats,

Learning Outcomes

  • Learners can work on the digital product development with confidence,
  • Learners may use a publishing specific digital vocabulary,
  • Learners may demonstrate an understanding of the current issues and challenges in publishing,
  • Learners may contribute to the development of the digital publishing business models,

Course Syllabus

Module I

Communication and Graphics

  • Layout and Design Principles
  • Concepts and Types,
  • Working with Colour: Theory of Colours
  • Pixel and Resolution: Vector and Bitmap Graphics

 

Module II

Adobe InDesign:

  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign.
  • Understanding the Interface.
  • Workspace and workflow.
  • Layout and design.
  • Text.
  • Applying Styles.
  • Typography.
  • Tables.
  • Drawing.
  • Exporting and Digital publications.

 

Module III

Adobe Photoshop:

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  • Understanding the interface
  • Starting a New Project.
  • Getting started with layers
  • Understanding the tools
  • Saving and Printing Projects.

 

Projects:

  • Books Cover Design.
  • Magazines Cover Design.
  • Catalog Design.
  • Brochure Design.
  • Poster Design.
  • e-Books.
  • Design Logos, Business Cards, and Letterhead.
  • Design Banners and Billboards.

References:

  1. Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CS6 1st Edition by Sandee Cohen  (Author),

       Diane Burns (Author)

  1. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book - (English, Paperback, Faulkner Andrew)

Session Plan

Session 1

Layout and Design Principles.

 

PDF: Principle of Design.

Video File: The Principles of design

Session 2

Concepts and Types of Layout.

 

PDF: Types of Page Layout-1

Video File: Types of layout

Session 3

Understanding the Color Theory, Pixel and Resolution: Vector and Bitmap Graphics.

 

Video File: Color Theory,

Video File: Vector and Bitmap Graphics

Session 4

Introduction to Adobe InDesign, Understanding the Interface, Document Setting.

 

Video File: New Document Setting In InDesign

PDF: Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Session 5

Practice: Understanding the Interface and New Document Setting.

Session 6

Understanding the Layer.

 

Video File: Understanding the Layers

Session 7

Practice with Layers, Creating, Selecting, Deleting Layers, Locking and Merging Layers.

Session 8

Working with Basic Selection Tools.

 

Video File: Selection Tools

PDF: Understanding-the-adobe-inDesign-tools.-1 (1)

Session 9

Practice with Selection and Direct Selection Tools, Page Tool, Gap Tool, Content Collector Tools.

Session 10

Understanding the Drawing and Type Tool

 

Video File: Understanding The Tools

PDF: Understanding-the-adobe-inDesign-tools.-1

Session 11

Practice with Type Tool, Type on Path, Ling Tool, Pen Tools, Pencil Tools, Rectangle frame Tools, Rectangle Tools.

Session 12

Understanding the Transformation Tools, Modification and Navigation Tools. 

 

Video File:Understanding The Tools

PDF: Understanding-the-adobe-inDesign-tools.-1

Session 13

Practice with Scissors Tool, Free Transform tools, Gradient swatch Tools, Gradient Feather Tools, Note Tool, Eyedropper Tools, Hand Tool, Zoom Tool.

Session 14

Building Documents with Master Pages, Creating custom Page Sizes, Creating and formatting Master Pages, Adding Automatic Page Numbering, Adding images and text to the Master Frames, Applying master pages to Multiple Pages.

 

Video File: HOW TO CREATE AUTOMATIC PAGE NUMBERING In InDesign

Session 15

Practice with Creating custom Page Sizes, Creating and formatting Master Pages, Adding Automatic Page Numbering, Adding images and text to the Master Frames, Applying master pages to Multiple Pages.

Assignment-1

Brochure Design

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 16

Adding Text to your Document, Creating a Text Frame, Changing Font and Type Styles, Adjusting Size, Adjusting Line Spacing, Adjusting Character Spacing.

 

Video File: Getting Started with Text Frames in InDesign

Session 17

Practice with Adding and Creating a Text Frame, Changing Font and Type Styles, Adjusting Size, Adjusting Line Spacing, Adjusting Character Spacing.

Assignment-2

Catalog Design

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 18

Checking and Correcting Spelling, Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes, Adding words to the Dictionary, Automatically Correcting Spelling.

 

Video File: HOW TO CHECK SPELL In InDesign

Session 19

Practice with Checking and Correcting Spelling, Finding and Changing Text and Text Attributes, Adding words to the Dictionary, Automatically Correcting Spelling.

Session 20

Working with Tables, Creating New Tables, Converting, Editing the Border, Formatting Rows and Columns, Merging Cells, Setting Column Width and Understanding the Effects Tools,

 

Video File: Create a Table in InDesign

Session 21

Practice with Tables, Creating New Tables, Converting, Editing the Border, Formatting Rows and Columns, Merging Cells, Setting Column Width and Understanding the Effects Tools.

Session 22

Assignment-3

Book Page Layout Design.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 23

Assignment-4

Magazine Page Layout.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 24

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Understanding the Interface, Document Setting.

 

Video File: Understanding the Interface
Video File: New Document Setting

Session 25

Practice: Understanding the Interface and New Document Setting.

Session 26

Getting started with Layers, Understanding the background layer, Creating, Selecting, Deleting layers, Locking and Merging layers, Layer Style: Blending Mode, Opacity and Fill.

 

Video File: Getting Started with Layers

Session 27

Practice with Layers.

Session 28

Working with Basic Selections Tools: Selecting with the Marquee Tool, Using the Magic Wand and Free Transform Tool, Selecting with the Lasso Tools. 

 

Video File: Working with Basic Selections Tools: Selecting with the Marquee Tool, Using the Magic Wand and Free Transform Tool, Selecting with the Lasso Tools.

Session 29

Practice: Remove the Image background using Selection Tools

Session 30

Using the Brush Tool, Creating and working with Brushes, Using the Pencil and Eraser Tools.

 

Video File: Using the Brush Tool, Creating and working with Brushes, Using the Pencil and Eraser Tools.

Session 31

Practice: Create a Landscape Painting Using Brush and Pencil Tools.

Assignment-5

Landscape Painting with Atmospheric Perspective.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 32

Understanding with Alteration Tools.

 

Video File: Understanding with Alteration Tools.

Session 33

Practice with Healing, Art History, Paint Bucket, Gradient, Blur and Dodge Tools.

Session 34

Understanding the Drawing and Selecting Tools.

 

Video File: Understanding the Drawing and Selecting Tools.

Session 35

Practice with Direct Selection, Pen and Shape Tools.

Session 36

Understanding the Assisting Tools.

 

Video File:Assisting Tools

Session 37

Practice with Note, Eyedropper, Hand and Magnifying Tools.

Session 38

Saving with Different File Formats.

 

Video File: Saving with Different File Formats

Session 39

Practice: Saving and Export Art work in Different File Formats.

Session 40

Assignment-6

Create a Magazine Cover Design.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 41

Assignment-7

Create a Book Cover Design.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 42

Assignment-8

Create a Poster Design.

Mode of Submission: Online, Please upload the assignment into the Google Classroom

Session 43

Final Examination;

Practice Test + Viva

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    Mr. Saban Kumar Maharana, working as Assistant Professor in School of Media and Communication, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, He has completed M. Phil. from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, He has more than 17 years of experience in the field of Graphics and Animation in the leading channel and Production Houses in […]