With InDesign CC Advanced, you’ll learn advanced features, productivity & workflow speed tricks using Adobe® InDesign® CC. This course is for people who already know and understand the fundamentals and are ready to be on their way to being InDesign gurus! Project Files included.
Length: 7 hrs 4 min
This title is available in the Total Training All-Access library.
If you are already happy adding text and images to Adobe® InDesign® documents then this Adobe InDesign CC – Advanced course is for you. Even if you consider yourself a heavy user, I promise there will be things in here that will blow your InDesign mind.
You’ll master color features like color modes, proofing, and the color theme tool. Plus, learn techniques for controlling paragraphs and columns to create stylizied and professional-looking layouts. Follow along with the included project files to make beautiful charts, graphs, and so much more!
By the time you’ve completed this course, you will even know how to tackle interactivity and digital distribution. If you’re one of those people using InDesign and you know there is probably a better, faster way to work, then this is your course!
What are the requirements?
You will need a copy of Adobe InDesign 2018 or above. But, you will find that 95% of all the features in this course will work with earlier version of InDesign (e.g. CS6). A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
You will get the finished files so you never fall behind.
Downloadable exercise files & cheat sheet.
Techniques used by professional graphic designers.
Professional workflows and shortcuts.
A wealth of other resources and websites to help your accelerate your career.
What is the target audience?
This course is for people who already know InDesign and want to take their skills and speed to the maximum level.
This is an advanced InDesign course, so you’ll need basic InDesign skills to find this course useful.
This course is perfect for anyone that already knows how to insert images & add text.
If you are completely new to InDesign, try the ’InDesign CC – Essentials’ course before starting this one.
This course is perfect for anyone that has completed the ’InDesign CC – Essentials’ course.
CHAPTER 01: OVERVIEW 0:11:37
Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC Advanced 0:02:40
Getting Started 0:00:36
Adjusting Your Workspace for Maximum Amazingness 0:08:21
CHAPTER 02: FONTS 0:24:58
Setting the Default Font Size for New Documents 0:01:14
Typekit and Open Type Fonts – Special Features 0:07:43
Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign 0:03:34
Mastering Fonts 0:03:39
What The Font – Font Guess in Adobe InDesign CC 0:06:21
Picking Beautiful Font Pairings 0:02:27
CHAPTER 03: CREATIVE CLOUD APP 0:05:45
Using Adobe Market for Free Icons 0:05:45
CHAPTER 04: COLOR 0:35:16
Using the Color Theme Tool 0:03:14
Using Color Modes 0:02:37
Importing Colors and Setting Default Colors 0:06:58
Finding Great Colors with Adobe Color 0:01:11
Appearance of Black and Proofing Colors 0:08:00
Drawing Shapes with Gridify and Live Distribute 0:13:16
CHAPTER 05: DRAWING 0:11:39
Drawing Arrows 0:04:14
Drawing Complex Flowers 0:07:25
CHAPTER 06: PARAGRAPH GOODNESS 0:56:36
Using Auto Size to Auto-Expand Text Boxes 0:04:42
Placeholder Text Alternatives 0:05:44
Adding Paragraph Borders and Shading 0:09:57
Paragraph vs. Single Line Composer 0:02:19
Making Paragraphs Span 2 Columns 0:03:00
Mastering Justification 0:04:43
Mastering Hyphenation Options 0:06:54
Optical Margin Alignment 0:02:25
The Secret Power Of Keep Options 0:05:01
Advanced Anchored Objects Techniques 0:04:28
Using Conditional Text 0:07:23
CHAPTER 07: CHARTS AND INFOGRAPHICS 0:09:38
Creating Pie Charts and Bar Graphs 0:09:38
CHAPTER 08: INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTS 1:03:40
The Pros and Cons of Interactive Types 0:08:47
Creating an Interactive PDF 0:08:48
Adding Interactive Page Transitions 0:03:58
Adding Navigation to an Interactive PDF 0:06:01
What Is Publish Online? 0:06:39
Publishing Your Publish Online Documents 0:03:37
Adding Video 0:06:57
Triggering Animations with Interactive Buttons 0:05:54
Making a Multi State Object 0:03:37
Adding Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files 0:03:40
Adding Maps and Calendars to Interactive Documents 0:02:53
Creating QR Codes 0:02:49
CHAPTER 09: KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS 0:11:05
Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Change Your Life 0:11:05
CHAPTER 10: LONG DOCUMENTS 0:32:31
Placing Long Text onto Multiple Pages Automatically 0:08:08
Creating a Cross Reference 0:06:34
Creating an Index 0:05:22
Using Text Variables to Add the Document Name to Pages 0:05:48
Using the Book Feature 0:06:39
CHAPTER 11: PREFERENCES 0:05:25
Changing Preferences for Advanced InDesign Users 0:05:25
CHAPTER 12: WORKFLOW SPEED TIPS 0:20:41
Speeding Up Your Workflow for Advanced InDesign Users 0:20:41
CHAPTER 13: STYLES 0:32:49
Using Character Styles 0:04:09
Advanced Paragraph Styles 0:01:57
Mapping Word Styles to Adobe InDesign Styles 0:03:18
Creating Nested Styles 0:04:09
Creating a GREP Style 0:05:58
Using Next Styles 0:05:27
Advanced Object Styles 0:07:51
CHAPTER 14: MULTIPLE DOCUMENTS 0:10:07
Best Practices for Working across Multiple Documents 0:10:07
CHAPTER 15: IMAGES 0:11:15
Using Adobe Stock 0:03:17
Cropping Images inside of Text 0:04:11
Using Adobe Comp CC to Make InDesign Layouts on Mobile Phone or Tablet 0:03:47
CHAPTER 16: CC LIBRARIES 0:09:40
Advanced Use of CC Libraries 0:09:40
CHAPTER 17: PHOTOSHOP® AND ILLUSTRATOR 0:13:32
Getting the Most of Photoshop® and Illustrator in InDesign 0:13:32
CHAPTER 18: FORMS 0:21:17
Creating a PDF Form 0:21:17
CHAPTER 19: PAGES 0:10:17
Advanced Use of the Pages Panel 0:08:22
Placing InDesign Documents inside of Each Other 0:01:55
CHAPTER 20: SCRIPTS 0:08:42
Using and Installing Scripts 0:08:42
CHAPTER 21: SPEED UP INDESIGN 0:07:35
Speeding Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow 0:07:35
CHAPTER 22: EXPORTING AND PRINTING TRICKS 0:08:17
Advanced Exporting and Printing Tricks 0:08:17
CHAPTER 23: NEXT STEPS 0:02:13
What to do Once You’ve Finished This Course 0:02:13
Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.