Indesign Advanced

Who should attend

This InDesign course is recommended for those with a basic understanding of InDesign with some industry experience. No other Adobe or graphic design experience required. Must have InDesign installed on your computer.

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Indesign Advanced

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Two, 2-hour Modules (9am - 11:30am PT)

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe InDesign CC to create and deliver professional-looking printed and interactive documents.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Advance illustration techniques including the Pen Tool, Pathfinder and Direct Selection 
  • Working with large documents such as Books and Magazines 
  • Create Footnotes, Table of Content, Bookmarking and Cross-Referencing 
  • Creating interactive PDF’s that include Buttons, Forms and Links 
  • Create Tables and Table Styles 
  • Use the Data Merge feature to import outside data into your document 
Course ID
L0034
Available times
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am

Course Outline

Lesson 1 - InDesign Interface & Setup

  • Customize Preferences
  • Customize Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Setup Custom Workspaces

Lesson 2 – Creating Documents using Templates

  • Overview of InDesign Templates
  • Web, Print or Mobile
  • Customizing Template documents

Lesson 3 – Graphic Design Principles and Illustrations

  • Drawing basic and custom shapes
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Using the Direct Selection tool
  • Using the Pathfinder Panel to create complex shapes
  • Overview of graphic design principles
  • Creating a complex poster/flyer using illustration tools
  • Optimizing the Properties Panel
  • Object Styles using Shapes

Lesson 4 – Advanced Text Frame Techniques

  • Placing text from large documents
  • Advanced text placement techniques
  • Linking text documents
  • Creating columns and gutters

Lesson 5 – Advanced Text Formatting Techniques

  • Creating Tabs
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Hyphenation Settings
  • Shading and Borders
  • Creating Paragraph and Character Styles
  • Advanced bullets and numbering

Lesson 6 - Working with Larger Documents

  • Masters overview in large documents
  • Load Masters
  • Masters and guides
  • Overriding masters
  • Exporting Masters
  • Creating Placeholder Templates
  • Inserting Page and Section Markers
  • Using graphics in Master Pages

Lesson 7 – Advanced Paragraph and Character Styles

  • Understanding GREP Styles
  • Shading
  • Borders
  • Nested Paragraph Styles
  • Nested Character Styles

Lesson 8 – Working with Tables

  • Importing Excel/CSV/Text data into Tables
  • Creating Tables
  • Formatting Tables
  • Table Layout
  • Creating Table Styles
  • Nest Paragraph Styles into Table Styles

Lesson 9 – Creating a Book Document

  • Adding Documents to a Book File
  • Specifying Page Numbering Across the Book
  • Customizing Page Numbering
  • Creating a Running Footer
  • Defining a Text Variable
  • Inserting a Text Variable
  • Adding a Footnote
  • Adding a Cross-Reference
  • Synchronizing a Book
  • Generating a Table of Contents for the Book
  • Setting Up the Table of Contents
  • Flowing the Table of Contents
  • Indexing a Book
  • Viewing Index Pages

Lesson 10 - Interactivity

  • Buttons
  • Links
  • Rollovers
  • Forms
  • Save as PDF Interactive

Lesson 11 - Data Merge Postcard Mailers

  • Setting Up the Source Data File & Template
  • Importing Data Records
  • Mapping Merged Fields
  • Previewing & Creating a Data Merged Document

Lesson 12 - Create Document with Alternate Layouts

  • Create a trifold document
  • Create a document with alternate layout options
  • Working with Allowing Pages to Shuffle option

Lesson 13 – Publishing Your Document for Printer

  • Create Press Quality document
  • Secure your documents
  • Adjust compression values of images for exporting
  • Adjust PDF viewing properties
  • Preflight and package

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Indesign Advanced

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