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indesign course - essentials level

InDesign CC: Essentials

Adobe InDesign CC is a professional page layout application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. In this course, you will be trained to create elegant and engaging pages with features including comprehensive styles and sophisticated text-handling capabilities. New tools make adapting layouts for myriad printed page and screen sizes more efficient. This course is suitable for anyone wish to learn the magic behind commercial multi-page printed documents.


Target Audience: New and basic users  | Prerequisite: Nil

Duration: 2 Days (9am - 6pm)  |  Course Fee: Please refer to the Courses page

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Introducing The Workspace

  • Looking at the InDesign CC workspace
  • Understanding the Application bar and Control panels
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Selecting pages and spreads



  • Drawing lines & shapes
  • Drawing multiple objects as a grid
  • Using smart guides to align objects
  • Creating different corner appearances
  • Transforming shapes
  • Distributing objects using Live distribute


Page Layout

  • Introduction to Pica & Point units
  • Document window overview
  • Creating a new document with the Preview option
  • Using columns, margins, bleed, slug and guides
  • Selecting pages & spreads from the pages panel
  • Creating & working with master pages
  • Creating guides for aligning objects
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Creating paginations
  • Adding, deleting and moving document pages


Transparency And Effects

  • Applying transparency settings
  • Understanding blending modes
  • Creating effects
  • Editing and removing effects


Graphics Handling

  • Working with layers
  • Creating & modifying graphic frames
  • Placing graphics with individual frames & as grids of frames
  • Resizing & moving images within frames
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Aligning objects with the Align panel
  • Selecting & modifying grouped objects


Table Layout

  • Creating tables
  • Selecting elements of a table
  • Importing data from Excel files
  • Managing rows, columns & tables
  • Merging & resizing cells
  • Formatting a table
  • Working with header & footer rows
  • Creating & using table & cell styles


Text Handling

  • Entering and importing text
  • Text selection
  • Changing font families & styles
  • Learning about font search
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Adjusting paragraph vertical spacing
  • Applying hanging punctuation
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adding end of article marker using glyphs
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Accessing typographic controls in InDesign
  • Performing word or character count
  • Creating bullet & number lists
  • Customising bullet & number lists
  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Using the enhanced Search to change and format text
  • Checking spelling
  • Activating the Dynamic Spelling feature
  • Creating, applying & changing paragraph & character styles


Managing Text Frames

  • Viewing non-printing characters
  • Working with text frames
  • Creating placeholder text
  • Reflowing text using threaded text frames
  • Viewing text thread
  • Resizing text frames
  • Creating multiple columns with text frames
  • Eliminating typography orphans & widows
  • Adjusting text position and vertical alignment within text frames



  • Understanding process & spot colors
  • Creating & applying colors with the Color & Swatches panels
  • Working with linear & radial gradients
  • Applying colors to text & objects


Final output

  • Preventing missing fonts with document installed fonts
  • Using the improved Packaging command to prepare files for commercial printing
  • Creating an Adobe PDF file with different file sizes and quality


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