Adobe InDesign Master Course

18 hours



This Adobe InDesign course will get you up-and-running fast. Learn how to design professional layouts for print and digital publishing using this popular publishing software package. You will be taken from the basics of Adobe InDesign through to the skills necessary to create engaging print designs, page layouts and sophisticated typography for any media.

Starting With InDesign CC

  • Understanding InDesign.
  • Starting Adobe InDesign In Windows 8.
  • The Welcome Experience.
  • The InDesign Workspace.
  • Understanding Workspaces.
  • Opening An Existing Document.
  • Closing A Document.
  • Exiting InDesign.
  • Setting Up A Document

    • Understanding Document Presets.
    • Adjusting The Units Of Measure.
    • Creating A Document Preset.
    • Creating A New Document.
    • Using New Document Preview.
    • Saving A New Document.

Working With A Workspace

  • The Tools Panel.
  • Using Selection Tools.
  • Displaying And Hiding Rulers.
  • Working With Workspaces.
  • Creating A Custom Workspace.
  • Understanding Panels.
  • Displaying And Hiding Panels.
  • Floating And Docking Panels.
  • Working With The Status Bar.
  • Understanding Screen Views.
  • Changing Screen Views.
  • Using The Hand And Zoom Tools.
  • Using Shortcut Menus.
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Working With Tabbed Documents.
  • Arranging Multiple Documents.


Working With Pages

  • Inserting Pages.
  • Navigating Pages.
  • Understanding Master Pages.
  • Creating Master Pages.
  • Creating Ruler Guides.
  • Locking, Unlocking And Clearing Guides.
  • Viewing And Hiding The Grid.
  • Adjusting Column Guides.
  • Setting Document Bleed And Slug.
  • Inserting Auto Page Numbering.
  • Applying A Master Page.
  • Deleting Pages.


  • Understanding Layers.
  • Creating A New Layer.
  • Naming Layers And Assigning Colours.
  • Assigning Objects To Layers.
  • Reordering Layers.
  • Hiding And Viewing Layers.

Working With Colour

  • Understanding Colour.
  • Stroke And Fill.
  • Understanding The Colour Panel.
  • Applying A Fill Colour.
  • Applying A Stroke Colour.
  • Selecting Colours Using The Eyedropper.
  • Selecting Colours Using The Swatches Panel.
  • Adding Colours To The Swatches Panel.
  • Creating A Gradient.
  • Creating A Colour Group.
  • Creating A Colour Theme.
  • Removing Colour.

Frames And Shapes

  • Understanding Frames.
  • Creating Frames And Shapes.
  • Transforming Shapes.
  • Merging Shapes Using Pathfinder.
  • Duplicating Objects.
  • Arranging Objects.
  • Aligning And Distributing Objects.
  • Grouping Objects.
  • Creating An Outline.
  • Placing Graphics In An Outline.

Working With Graphics

  • Understanding Graphic File Formats.
  • Placing Graphics In A Document.
  • Positioning Graphics Within A Frame.
  • Fitting Graphics.
  • Understanding Linked Graphics.
  • Navigating The Links Panel.
  • Linking And Embedding Files9.
  • Placing InLine Graphics.
  • Creating A Clipping Path.
  • Applying Text Wrap.
  • Creating A Caption.
  • Changing Display Performance.

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Working With Text

  • Understanding Text.
  • Applying Type Style.
  • Changing Font Size And Leading.
  • Changing The Vertical Text Alignment.
  • Threading Text Frames.
  • Importing Text From Microsoft Word.
  • Adjusting Kerning1.
  • Adjusting Tracking.
  • Editing Text In Place.
  • Editing Text With The Story Editor.

Preparing For Printing

  • Running A Preflight Check.
  • Printing A Document.
  • Defining A Print Preset.
  • Understanding Ink Handling Terms.
  • Creating A Postscript File.
  • Exporting To PDF.
  • Soft Proofing.
  • Packaging A Document.

Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The CC Libraries Panel.
  • Adding Elements To The Libraries Panel.
  • Sorting The Contents Of The Library.
  • Working With Libraries.

Paragraph Formatting

  • Understanding The Paragraph Panel.
  • Applying Space Before And After Paragraphs.
  • Applying An Indent.
  • Applying A First Line Indent.
  • UnderstandingTabs.
  • Setting Drop Caps.
  • Creating A Bulleted List.

Formatting Objects

  • Applying Effects.
  • Applying Corner Effects.
  • Changing The Opacity Of An Object.
  • Applying A Gradient To An Object.
  • Using The Eyedropper To Copy Formatting.
  • The Find/Change Dialog Box.
  • Creating A Snippet.
  • Inserting A Snippet.

Working With Styles

  • Understanding Styles.
  • Understanding The Styles Panels.
  • Creating Character Styles.
  • Applying Character Styles.
  • Creating Paragraph Styles.
  • Creating A Style From Existing Formatting.
  • Applying Paragraph Styles.
  • Working With Style Groups.
  • Editing Styles.
  • Creating And Applying Object Styles.
  • Deleting Styles And Style Groups.

Working With Tables

  • Creating A Table.
  • Selecting Tables And Table Cells.
  • Entering Text In A Table Cell.
  • Adjusting A Table.
  • Formatting Text In A Table.
  • Understanding The Table Panel.
  • Formatting Cells.
  • Working With Table Borders.
  • Working With Table Colour.
  • Importing A Spreadsheet Table.
  • Deleting A Table.

Long Documents

  • Understanding Table Of Contents.
  • Inserting A Table Of Contents.
  • Formatting A Table Of Contents.
  • Creating A Table Of Contents Style.
  • Updating A Table Of Contents.
  • Understanding Indexes.
  • Adding Index Entries.
  • Generating A Simple Index.


Creating A Simple E-publication

  • Understanding Digital Documents.
  • Fixed Layout Vs Reflowable.
  • Checking Your Fonts For EPUBS.
  • Interactive Navigation Tools.
  • Understanding Adding Animation.
  • The EPUB Interactivity Preview Panel.
  • Adding Animation.
  • Creating A Multi-State Object.
  • Interactive Objects.
  • Creating A Button.
  • The EPUB Export Options Dialog box.
  • Exporting To EPUB.
  • Understanding MultiMedia Tools.