Adobe InDesign CC Training

How To Take This Class

Live Instructor-Led Online Class

Cost: $975.00

  • Open enrollment class for individuals
  • Live class with an instructor
  • Free class retakes forever!
  • Six months of instructor email support
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs
  • Classes never cancelled due to low enrollment
  • Money-back guarantee

Onsite or Offsite Group Training

Cost: Based on number of students

  • For groups as small as 3 people
  • Class Held at our location or yours
  • Hands-on exercises and student labs
  • Customization at no extra charge
  • Six months of instructor email support
  • All-inclusive pricing
  • Money-back guarantee
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Course Duration

3 Days

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A copy of Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book for use during and after class. This courseware manual, written by the Adobe Creative Team, is an essential reference for learning Adobe InDesign.
  • A PC or Mac compatible headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your InDesign Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your InDesign Training course
  • Six months of post-class email support from a InDesign Instructor

Course Description

Adobe InDesign allows users to produce professional quality, full color documents in a variety of formats. In this InDesign Creative Cloud Training course, students will learn both fundamental and advanced features of Adobe InDesign CC.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Create and edit documents.
  • Work with pages.
  • Import, edit and flow text.
  • Work with typography.
  • Work with color in a document.
  • Import and modify graphics.
  • Work with long documents.

Course Audience

This course is designed for both new and experienced Adobe InDesign users who are interested in becoming more proficient in their use of Adobe InDesign.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have experience using a computer to complete basic tasks.

Course Syllabus

  1. Introducing the Workspace
    • Looking at the workspace
    • Working with panels
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Navigating through a document
    • Using context menus
  2. Getting to Know InDesign
    • Viewing guides
    • Preflighting as you work
    • Adding text
    • Working with styles
    • Working with graphics
    • Working with objects
    • Working with object styles
    • Viewing the document in Presentation mode
  3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
    • Creating and saving custom document settings
    • Creating a new document
    • Switching between open InDesign documents
    • Working with master pages
    • Applying master pages to document pages
    • Adding new document pages
    • Rearranging and deleting document pages
    • Changing the size of pages
    • Adding sections to change page numbering
    • Overriding master page items on document pages and placing text and graphics
    • Viewing the completed spread
  4. Working with Objects
    • Working with layers
    • Creating and modifying text frames
    • Creating and modifying graphics frames
    • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    • Placing and linking graphics frames
    • Changing the shape of a frame
    • Wrapping text around a graphic
    • Modifying the shape of frames
    • Transforming and aligning objects
    • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    • Creating a QR code
  5. Flowing Text
    • Flowing text into an existing frame
    • Flowing text manually
    • Creating text frames while flowing text
    • Flowing text automatically
    • Creating threaded frames automatically
    • Resizing text frames automatically
    • Adding a jump line page number
  6. Editing Text
    • Finding and changing a missing font
    • Entering and importing text
    • Finding and changing text and formatting
    • Checking spelling
    • Editing text by dragging and dropping
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Tracking changes
  7. Working with Typography
    • Adjusting vertical spacing
    • Changing fonts and type styles
    • Fine-tuning columns
    • Changing paragraph alignment
    • Creating a drop cap
    • Adjusting letter and word spacing
    • Adjusting line breaks
    • Setting tabs
    • Adding a rule above a paragraph
  8. Working with Color
    • Managing color
    • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
    • Specifying color settings in InDesign
    • Displaying images at full resolution
    • Proofing colors onscreen
    • Defining printing requirements
    • Creating and applying colors
    • Working with gradients
    • Creating a tint
    • Creating a spot color
    • Applying colors to text and objects
    • Using advanced gradient techniques
  9. Working with Styles
    • Creating and applying paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying character styles
    • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Globally updating styles
    • Loading styles from another document
  10. Importing and Modifying Graphics
    • Adding graphics from other programs
    • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    • Managing links to imported files
    • Updating revised graphics
    • Adjusting display quality
    • Working with clipping paths
    • Working with alpha channels
    • Importing native Adobe graphics files
    • Using a library to manage objects
    • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  11. Creating Tables
    • Converting text to a table
    • Formatting a table
    • Creating a header row
    • Adding graphics to table cells
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  12. Working with Transparency
    • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    • Applying transparency settings
    • Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
    • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    • Applying transparency settings to text
    • Working with effects
  13. Printing and Exporting
    • Preflighting files
    • Packaging files
    • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    • Previewing separations
    • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
    • Previewing the page
    • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
    • Using the Ink Manager
  14. Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
    • Adding form fields
    • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
  15. Creating and Exporting an ebook
    • Completing the booklet
    • Choosing the content of an ebook
    • Adding metadata
    • Exporting an EPUB file
  16. Working with Long Documents
    • Starting a book
    • Creating a running footer
    • Adding a footnote
    • Adding a cross-reference
    • Synchronizing a book
    • Generating a table of contents
    • Indexing a book