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Adobe InDesign On-Demand Complete (Levels 1 & 2) Course

Adobe InDesign On-Demand Complete (Levels 1 & 2) Training Course


Course Description

Course Description:  The Adobe InDesign CC Core Skills: Level 1 course is designed for intro level and self-taught InDesign users, and will teach them how to create, edit and manage documents and artwork in InDesign CC. Students will learn about the InDesign Interface, how to create text frames and graphic frames, how to customize and save workspaces, how to set up documents and document presets, and use zoom and navigation tools to work effectively with their layouts.

Students will build complex documents using master pages, guides, grids and placeholders. They will also learn about managing Pages, editing and formatting text, applying and working with colors, and exporting PDFs.

The course is always upgraded to latest version of CC as soon as Adobe published new training materials for that version. This normally happens 2-4 months after the version release.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introducing the Workspace
  • Getting to Know InDesign
  • Setting up a Document and Working with Pages
  • Working with Objects
  • Flowing Text
  • Editing Text
  • Working with Typography
  • Working with Color
  • Working with Styles
  • Printing and Exporting

This is an On-Demand Self Study Class, 5-days of content, 6-months unlimited access, $595
Students can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-day instructor-led Level 1 and 2 classes of the same name. The cost for this Adobe On-Demand class is $595. (Applicable State and Local taxes may be added for On-Demand purchases, depending on your location.)


Adobe On-Demand Learner Profiles
Adobe On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, Adobe On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional class to upgrade their existing skills. Students can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, Adobe On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.


About Adobe On-Demand

  • Our Adobe On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content.
  • They include hours of videos
  • Repeat lessons as many times as need to master any topic
  • Hands-on labs using the actual software
  • Knowledge checks created by Adobe and third-party educators to mirror the content found in the live instructor-led version of the course.
  • Print and Digital Manual Provided

Course Syllabus

From InDesign Level 1 Class

Introducting the Workspace
Getting started
Looking at the workspace
Using panels
Customizing the workspace
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Using panel menus
Modify interface preferences
Exploring on your own

Getting to Know InDesign
Getting started
Viewing guides
Preflighting as you work
Adding text
Using styles
Using graphics
Using objects
Using object styles
Viewing the document in Presentation mode
Exploring on your own

Setting up a Document and Using Pages
Getting started
Create and save custom document settings
Create a new document
Switching between open InDesign documents
Using 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 and placing text and graphics
Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
Viewing the completed spread
Exploring on your own

Using Objects
Getting started
Using layers
Create and modify text frames
Create and modify graphics frames
Wrapping text around a graphic
Transforming and aligning objects
Select and modify grouped objects
Drawing lines and modify arrowheads
Finishing up
Exploring on your own

Flowing Text
Getting started
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjust columns
Adding a jump line page number
Exploring on your own

Editing Text
Getting started
Entering and importing text
Finding and changing text and formatting
Checking spelling
Exploring on your own

Using Typography
Getting started
Adjust vertical spacing
Using fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Fine-tuning columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Create a drop cap
Adjust letter and word spacing
Adjust line breaks
Exploring on your own

Getting Started
Managing color
Defining printing requirements
Create colors
Applying colors
Exploring on your own

Using Styles
Getting started
Create and applying paragraph styles
Create and applying character styles
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document
Exploring on your own

Printing and Exporting
Getting started
Previewing the page
Create an Adobe PDF proof
Create a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Packaging files
Exploring on your own

From InDesign Level 2 Class

Using Objects
Create and modify graphics frames - Review - Create multiple frames in one step
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Placing and linking graphics frames
Changing the shape of a frame
Modify the shape of frames
Create a QR code

Flowing Text
Placing text and threading text (Review the basics)
Create text frames while flowing text
Create threaded frames automatically
Flowing text automatically

Editing Text
Finding and changing a missing font
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor
Tracking changes

Using Typography
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph
Using paragraph shading

Using Color
Using tint swatches
Using gradients
Using color groups

Using Styles
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Create and applying object styles
Create and applying table and cell styles

Import and Modify Graphics
Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating revised graphics
Adjust display quality
Using dropped backgrounds
Using alpha channels
Importing native Adobe graphic files
Using an InDesign library to manage objects
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
Exploring on your own

Create Tables
Getting started
Create a table
Converting text to a table
Changing rows and columns
Formatting a table
Adding graphics to table cells
Create a header row
Create and applying table and cell styles
Exploring on your own

Using Transparency
Getting started
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
Adding transparency effects to imported vector
and bitmap graphics
Import and Adjust Illustrator files that
Use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Using effects
Exploring on your own

Printing and Exporting
Getting started
Managing colors
Previewing transparency effects
Previewing the page
Create an Adobe PDF proof
Create a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Packaging files
Exploring on your own

Create Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
Getting started
Set up a workspace for forms
Adding form fields
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
Exploring on your own

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Course Registration

Click below to register for the Adobe InDesign On-Demand Complete (Levels 1 & 2) On-Demand class.



Title: Adobe InDesign On-Demand Complete (Levels 1 & 2)
Format: On-Demand Course
Licence Period: 6-months User License
Price: $595












"Great class!! Clear explanations of complex topics. I could repeat lessons as many times as needed to make sure I mastered them."
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