Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC) Training
7/20/2020 - 7/22/2020
9/8/2020 - 9/10/2020


COURSE COST: $975.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Adobe InDesign is a robust layout and typography program that allows integration of text, graphics, and interactive elements in a rich design layout that can be published by commercial printers as well as in digital venues. This introductory training class is designed to familiarize the student with the many tools and utilities available in InDesign, as well as workflow principles that you will need to make the most of the software.


Before beginning to use Adobe Indesign CC, you should have a working knowledge of your computer and its operating system. Make sure that you know how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands and also how to open save, and close files.


*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Please contact us at or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. This course may run as a live distance learning class if minimum enrollment is not met. Required: Students to have their own cloud account to use in class.


Class Goals
Understand the InDesign workspace
Create basic page elements.
Place images and text.
Learn about typography and formatting text.
Learn to manage fonts.
Understand and work with InDesign templates.
Learn about styles, and how they impact productivity.
Use Master Pages to create design consistency.
Learn how to work with tables
Learn about color management.
Learn to define bulleted and numbered lists.
Learn to control hyphenation.

Learn to preflight files before output.
Understand PDF options.
Learn to package an InDesign file for hand-off.

1.The InDesign User Interface
Understanding the Application Frame
Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts and Menus
Explore the Arrangement of InDesign Panels
Identifying and Accessing Tools in InDesig
Create a Saved Workspace
Explore the InDesign Document Views
Controlling Display Performance
Summing up the InDesign View Options
Explore the Arrangement of Multiple Documents
Synchronizing Settings

2. Letterhead Design
Stage 1 Setting up the Workspace
Define a New Layout File
Understanding Document Presets
Create Ruler Guides
Stage 2 Creating Basic Page Elements
Create Basic Frames
The Control Panel in Depth
Create a Rounded Rectangle
Editing Object Corners
Clone, Align, and Distribute Multiple Objects
Aligning and Distributing Objects
Create a Compound Path

Stage 3 Placing External Images
Placing an Adobe Illustrator file
Content Fitting Options
Place Images into existing frames
Stage 4 Creating and Formatting Basic Text
Create a Simple Text Frame
Selecting Text
More About Working with Fonts
Place an External Text File
Tips and Tricks for Working with Layout Elements
Stage 5 Printing InDesign Files
Print a Sample Proof

3. Festival Poster
Stage 1 Building Graphic Interest
Set up the Workspace
Define Color Swatches
Working with Color Groups
Create the Poster Background
Define and Apply a Gradient
Modify Gradient Attributes
Using the Gradient Tools
Create an Irregular Graphics Frame
Clipping Path Options
Create Visual Impact with Transparency
Understanding Blending Modes

More about InDesign Effects
Create a QR Code
Stage 2 Importing and Formatting Text
Control Text Threading
Define Manual Frame Breaks
Designing with Placeholder Text
Apply Character Formatting and Paragraph Formatting
Copying Type Attributes with the Eyedropper Tool.
Stage 3 Graphics as Text and Text as Graphics
Place Inline Graphics
Applying Optical Margin Alignment.
Understanding the Baseline Grid
Working with Anchored Objects
Create Type on a Path
Type on a Path Options
Stage 4 Outputting the File
Export a PDF File for Print
Resolution Options for PDF

4. Aerospace Newsletter
Stage 1 Working with Templates
Verify your Adobe ID in InDesign
Manage Missing Fonts
Install Fonts from Adobe Typekit
Replace Missing and Modified Graphics
The Links Panel in Depth
Edit Margin and Column Guides
Understanding Master Pages
Create a New File Based on the Template
Implement the Newsletter Template
Place a PDF File
Place an InDesign File

Stage 2 Working with Styles
Working with Microsoft Word Files
Edit a Paragraph to Span Columns
Control Automatic Text Frame Size
Edit Text Inset and Wrap Settings
Text Wrap Options
Format Numbered and Bulleted Lists

Stage 3 Working with Tables
Place a Microsoft Excel Table
Format Cell Attributes
Manage a Table as an Anchored Character
Define Table Fills and Strokes
More about Working with Tables

Stage 4 Preflighting and Packaging the Job
Check Document Spelling
Define a Preflight Profile
Using Dynamic Spelling
What's in a Preflight Profile?
Evaluate the Layout
Create the Job Package

5.Realtor Collateral Booklet
Create the Booklet File
Understanding Master Page Icons
Create Master Pages from Layout Pages
Import Master Pages
Understanding Relative Object Positioning
Edit the Default Master Page
Understanding the Gap Tool
Add Common Elements to a Master Page Layout
Special Characters and White Space
Place Automatic Page Number Markers
Keyboard Shortcuts for Special Characters

Ireland Travel Brochure
Stage I Building a Folding Template
Create the Outside Master Pages
Add Slug Information and Fold Marks
Place Text Variables
Define a Custom Text Variable
Custom Text Variable Options
Custom Text Variable Options (continued)
Create the Inside Master Pages
Save a Template
Understanding Pages Panel Options

Stage 2 Advanced Frame Options
Convert Text to Outlines
Control Object Stacking Order
Work with an lnDesign Library
Managing Libraries
Edit the Basic Graphics Frame Style
Create a New Object Style
What's in an Object Style?
Import an Object Style

Stage 3 Advanced Text Formatting
Import and Flow Client-Supplied Text
Import InDesign Styles
Create a Custom Text Wrap
Create a Style for Pull Quotes
Nested Style Character Options
Understanding Nested Styles
Control Tab Formatting
Define Paragraph Rules
Clean and Finish the File
Export Variations as PDF Files