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
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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
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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

In this Adobe InDesign CC Training course, students will build a strong foundation of typographic, color, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications—from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world exercises in this course are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program—from fundamental features to powerful layout and output skills. This course also enables experienced InDesign users to elevate their skills, understand best practices, and learn about new features - including the ability to browse fonts visually, use Content Aware Fit for intelligent image placement, use Layout Adjust to automatically adjust layout when changing page sizes, and quickly access common controls in the Properties panel.

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.
  • Create fillable PDF forms in Adobe InDesign
  • Create EPUB 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
    • Selecting and using tools
    • Reviewing the Control panel
    • Reviewing the Application bar
    • Reviewing the document window and pasteboard
    • Working with multiple document windows
    • Working with panels
    • Opening and closing panels
    • Expanding and collapsing panels
    • Rearranging and customizing panels
    • Moving the Tools panel and Control panel
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Using the view commands
    • Using the Zoom tool
    • Navigating through a document
    • Navigating pages
    • Using the Hand tool
    • Using context menus
    • Using panel menus
    • Modifying interface preferences
  2. Getting to Know InDesign
    • Viewing guides
    • Preflighting as you work
    • Adding text
    • Typing and styling text
    • Importing and flowing text
    • Working with styles
    • Applying paragraph styles
    • Formatting text for the character style
    • Creating and applying a character style
    • Working with graphics
    • Working with objects
    • Moving and rotating an object
    • Changing an object’s stroke and fill
    • 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
    • Working with master pages
    • Adding guides to the master page
    • Dragging guides from rulers
    • Step and repeat, paste, and delete guides
    • Creating a text frame on the master page
    • Renaming the master page
    • Adding placeholder frames for text
    • Adding placeholder frames for graphics
    • Creating an additional master page
    • Overriding master items
    • Modifying a parent master
    • Applying master pages to document pages
    • Adding new document pages
    • Rearranging and deleting document pages
    • Changing the size of pages within one InDesign file
    • Using the Measure tool
    • Adding sections to change page numbering
    • Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
    • Replacing placeholder text
    • Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
    • Viewing the completed spread
  4. Working with Objects
    • Working with layers
    • Creating and reordering layers
    • Move items to the Background layer
    • Creating and modifying text frames
    • Creating and resizing text frames
    • Reshaping a text frame
    • Creating multicolumn text frames
    • Adjusting text inset and vertical alignment
    • Creating and modifying graphics frames
    • Drawing a new graphics frame
    • Placing a graphic within an existing frame
    • Resizing a graphics frame to crop a graphic
    • Placing a graphic without an existing frame
    • Placing multiple graphics in a grid of frames
    • Resizing and moving images within frames
    • Adjusting the space between frames
    • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    • Placing and linking graphics frames
    • Modifying and updating parent–child graphics frames
    • Wrapping text around a graphic
    • Transforming the shape of frames
    • Working with compound shapes
    • Converting shapes
    • Repeating shapes
    • Adding rounded corners to frames
    • Transforming and aligning objects
    • Rotating an object
    • Rotating an image within its frame
    • Aligning multiple objects
    • Scaling multiple objects
    • Transforming multiple objects
    • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    • Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads
    • Creating a QR code
  5. Flowing Text
    • Flowing text into an existing frame
    • Importing text into an existing text frame
    • Applying a paragraph style
    • Resizing text frames automatically
    • Flowing text manually
    • Creating text frames while flowing text
    • Creating threaded frames automatically
    • Flowing text automatically
    • Applying paragraph styles to text
    • Adjusting columns
    • Using the baseline grid to align text
    • Viewing the baseline grid
    • Adding a jump line page number
  6. Editing Text
    • Finding and changing a missing font
    • Entering and importing text
    • Entering text
    • Importing text
    • Finding and changing text and formatting
    • Finding and changing text
    • Finding and changing formatting
    • Checking spelling
    • Checking spelling in the document
    • Adding words to a document-specific dictionary
    • Automatically correcting misspelled words
    • Editing text by dragging and dropping
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Tracking changes
  7. Working with Typography
    • Adjusting vertical spacing
    • Changing the spacing between paragraphs
    • Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
    • Adding a font from Adobe Fonts
    • Adding a special character
    • Applying a stroke and fill to text
    • Inserting fraction characters
    • Working with columns
    • Specifying columns for a text frame
    • Creating a straddle head
    • Adjusting columns
    • Changing paragraph alignment
    • Hanging punctuation outside the margin
    • Creating a drop cap
    • Adjusting letter and word spacing
    • Adjusting the tracking and kerning
    • Adjusting line breaks
    • Hyphenation settings
    • Inserting a manual line break
    • Setting tabs
    • Aligning text to tabs and adding tab leaders
    • Creating a numbered list with a hanging indent
    • Working with paragraph shading and rules
    • Applying shading to a paragraph
    • Applying a rule to a paragraph
  8. Working with Color
    • Managing color
    • The need for color management
    • Displaying images at full resolution
    • Specifying color settings in InDesign
    • Proofing colors onscreen
    • Defining printing requirements
    • Loading a preflight profile
    • Selecting a preflight profile
    • Converting a color mode for a swatch
    • Creating colors
    • Creating a PANTONE color swatch
    • Creating CMYK color swatches
    • Applying colors
    • Applying fill colors to objects
    • Applying colors to strokes
    • Applying colors to text
    • Working with tint swatches
    • Creating a tint swatch
    • Applying a tint swatch
    • Working with gradients
    • Creating a gradient swatch
    • Applying a gradient swatch
    • Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
    • Working with color groups
    • Adding colors to a color group
    • Previewing the final document
    • Exploring on your own
    • Creating a color theme
    • Viewing color themes
    • Adding a theme to the Swatches panel
    • Adding a color theme to your CC Library
  9. Working with Styles
    • Creating and applying paragraph styles
    • Creating a paragraph style
    • Applying a paragraph style
    • Creating and applying character styles
    • Creating a character style
    • Applying a character style
    • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    • Creating character styles for nesting
    • Creating a nested style
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Formatting an object for a style
    • Creating an object style
    • Applying an object style
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Creating cell styles
    • Creating a table style
    • Applying a table style
    • 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
    • Identifying imported images
    • Viewing information about linked files
    • Showing files in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS)
    • Updating revised graphics
    • Adjusting display quality
    • Importing and sizing graphics
    • Import, size, and crop
    • Place a graphic into an existing frame and use frame fitting options
    • Place a graphic into an existing frame by dropping from the desktop
    • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
    • Editing placed pictures
    • Working with dropped backgrounds
    • Working with clipping paths from Photoshop in InDesign
    • Working with transparent backgrounds from Photoshop in InDesign
    • Importing native Adobe graphic files
    • Working with a Photoshop file with layers
    • Creating an anchored graphics frame
    • Adding text wrap to an anchored graphics frame
    • Importing an Illustrator file
    • Importing an Illustrator file with layers
    • Using an InDesign library to manage objects
    • Creating an InDesign library
  11. Creating Tables
    • Creating a table
    • Converting text to a table
    • Changing rows and columns
    • Adding and deleting rows
    • Deleting rows
    • Rearranging rows and columns
    • Adjusting column widths, row heights, and text placement
    • Merging cells
    • Formatting a table
    • Adding a fill pattern
    • Applying a fill color to cells
    • Editing cell strokes
    • Adding table borders
    • Adding graphics to table cells
    • Converting cells to graphic cells
    • Placing images in graphic cells
    • Adjusting the row heights
    • Anchoring graphics in table cells
    • Creating a header row
    • Creating and applying table and cell styles
    • Creating table and cell styles
    • Applying table and cell styles
  12. Working with Transparency
    • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    • Applying transparency settings
    • About the Effects panel
    • Changing the opacity of solid-color objects
    • Applying a blending mode
    • Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
    • Applying transparency to a vector graphic
    • Applying transparency to a bitmap graphic
    • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    • Applying transparency settings to text
    • Working with effects
    • Applying a basic feather to the edges of an image
    • Applying a gradient feather
    • Adding a drop shadow to text
    • Applying multiple effects to an object
    • Copying effects between objects
    • Editing and removing effects
  13. Printing and Exporting
    • Preflighting files
    • Previewing separations
    • Managing colors
    • Using the Ink Manager
    • Previewing transparency effects
    • Previewing the pages
    • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    • Creating a press-ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
    • Sharing a preset
    • Printing a proof and saving a print preset
    • Print Booklet
    • Packaging files
  14. Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
    • Set up a workspace for forms
    • Adding form fields
    • Adding text fields
    • Adding either/or choices: radio buttons
    • Adding yes or no choices: check boxes
    • Adding a list of choices: combo box
    • Setting the tab order of the fields
    • Adding a button to submit the form
    • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
    • Testing your form in Adobe Acrobat Reader
  15. Creating a fixed-Layout epub
    • Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
    • EPUB: Reflowable versus fixed-layout
    • Adding animation
    • Using a motion preset to create animation
    • Adjusting the timing of animations
    • Buttons
    • Using buttons to play animations
    • Using a button to trigger custom motion paths for animations
    • Creating a navigation button
    • Creating a pop-up caption
    • Adding multimedia and interactive elements
    • Adding a movie
    • Adding a sound
    • Creating a slideshow
    • Creating a hyperlink
    • Exporting an EPUB file
    • Exploring on your own
    • Timing animations
    • Adding sound control buttons
    • Creating a slide-in caption