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Adobe InDesign Advanced

2-Day Live Class
10AM - 5PM

Adobe InDesign software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn’t interrupt your creative process.

Who Should Attend?

Creative professionals with a basic understanding of InDesign seeking advanced training and a more in-depth comprehensive way to learn InDesign CC.


Upcoming Course Dates

InDesign Advanced | Starts on 05/04/2023


InDesign Advanced | Starts on 07/13/2023


Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. At his/her discretion, the instructor may adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. 

Lesson 1: Working with Transparency

  • Working with the Effects Panel
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Applying Effects
  • Feathering Options
  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image Applying transparency settings
  • Understanding the flattener presets
  • How to deal with Vector graphics that are rasterizing


Lesson 2: Color Management

  • The need for color management
  • Specifying color settings in InDesign
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Isolate Blending vs. Knockout Group
  • Creating a Mixed Ink Swatch or Group
  • Specifying color settings in original source file
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Image Color Settings Assigning vs. Converting a profile
  • Proofing colors on-screen / High-Quality Display Options


Lesson 3: Printing and Exporting

  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Understanding PDF job options files
  • Creating PDF Presets
  • Direct Printing
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Using the Ink Manager


Lesson 4: Creating Adobe PDF Files from Fields

  • Adding form fields / Gridify & Step and Repeat
  • Setting the tab order of the fields
  • Creating submit and Reset form buttons
  • Adding descriptions to form fields
  • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file


Lesson 5: Creating Templates

  • Creating a Design Grid
  • Creating Styles
  • Using InDesign Libraries
  • Master Page Options
  • Font Usage
  • Creating Placeholders for structure
  • Using the Adjust Layout command
  • Saving & Converting to Templates

Lesson 6: Working with Long Documents

  • Creating a Book file
  • Working with Book files
  • Synchronizing a Book file
  • Creating Running Headers & Footers
  • Generating and Updating Table of Contents
  • Adding Footnotes
  • Adding Cross-references
  • Indexing Book Files


Lesson 7: Interactivity

  • Using the Hyperlink Panel
  • Linking URLS
  • Linking email
  • Creating Bookmarks & Cross-references


Lesson 8: Multi-state Objects

  • Creating & Editing Multi-State objects
  • Creating buttons to navigate state views
  • Showing/Hiding object states


Lesson 9: Animation

  • Understanding Animations
  • Working with motion paths
  • Showing and hiding animations
  • Reordering animations in the timing panel


Lesson 10: Video & Audio

  • Supported Video & Audio types
  • Using the Adobe Media Encoder to prepare media
  • Using the Media panel
  • Creating Poster Frames
  • Adding Navigation Points
  • Supported Export Options


Lesson 11: Creating a Fixed-Layout Epub

  • Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
  • Converting a document for fixed layout export
  • Using the Object Export Options command
  • Creating Document Structure
  • Using the Articles panel
  • Adding multimedia and interactive elements
  • EPUB Export Options


Lesson 12: Publish Online

  • Using Publish Online
  • Using interactivity with Publish Online
  • Using the Publish Online dashboard

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