InDesign CC Advanced

2 days

FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

Adobe InDesign CC software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn't interrupt your creative process.

This 2-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, and the production tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

Who Should Attend

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn InDesign CC.

Prerequisites:

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Quick Overview of What is New CC & CC 2014

  • Color Theme tool
  • Adobe Color
  • Interactivity in fixed layout EPUBs
  • EPUB interactivity preview panel
  • EPUB enhancements
  • Typekit enhancements
  • Simplified tables
  • Fixed Layout EPUB
  • Color groups
  • Behance integration
  • Scaling of effects
  • Enhanced search
  • HiDPI
  • Enhanced Footnotes
  • Enhanced QR Code Creator
  • Improved Packaging
  • PDF Passthrough Printer
  • Simplified Hyperlinks
  • Font search and filter
  • Instant font preview
  • Font favorites
  • Sharing with Creative Cloud

Lesson 2: Creating Tables

  • Converting text to a table
  • Changing rows and columns
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

Lesson 3: Working with Transparency

  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects

Lesson 4: Color/Color Management

  • The need for color management
  • Isolate Blending vs. Knockout Group
  • Creating a Mixed Ink Swatch or Group
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color settings in original source file
  • Specifying color settings in InDesign
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Image Color Settings (why you won't need this)
  • Assigning vs. Converting a profile
  • Proofing colors onscreen

Lesson 5: Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the Ink Manager

Lesson 6: Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields

  • Adding form fields
  • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
  • Accessibility

Lesson 7: Creating and Exporting an ebook

  • Getting started
  • Completing the booklet
  • Choosing the content of an ebook
  • Adding metadata
  • Exporting an EPUB file

Lesson 8: Creating an iPad Publication

  • Creating a new digital publication
  • Adding interactive elements

Lesson 9: Working with Long Documents

  • Starting a book
  • Creating a running footer
  • Adding a footnote
  • Adding a cross-reference
  • Synchronizing a book
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Indexing a book

Lesson 10: Tips and Tricks from the Instructor

  • The instructor will share their favorite tips and secrets for InDesign