Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign 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.

In Adobe InDesign - Essentials training course, you will gain a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The Program is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

In Adobe InDesign - Advanced training course, Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the interface, tools, features, and production tips for page. The Program is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

By attending Adobe InDesign - Advanced workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Transparency and effects
  • Create rich interactive InDesign documents
  • Color management
  • To Prepare documents for printing
  • Long documents
  • Advanced path technology
  • Use scripts
  • XML

By attending Adobe InDesign - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:
  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Adobe Photoshop Essentials
Adobe InDesign - Advanced
  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X
  • Attending a training on InDesign - Essentials or having equivalent experience
  • Attending a training on Photoshop - Essentials or having equivalent experience is recommended

  • Professional designers new to InDesign


Adobe InDesign - Essentials
( Duration: 3 Days )


Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Changing the magnification of a document
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus


  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Styles
  • Graphics
  • Objects
  • Object styles

Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • 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
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Viewing the completed spread
  • Creating a template (open normal, copy, and original)


  • Layers
  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Creating and modifying graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Placing and linking graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
  • Using the Content Collector Tool

Flowing Text

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Slowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Resizing text frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number

Editing Text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using the story editor
  • Tracking changes


  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph


  • Managing color
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color setting in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques


  • Creating and applying paragraph and character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles, tables, and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document

Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Clipping paths
  • Alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphic files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Snippets

Creating Tables

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

Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating and 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
Adobe InDesign - Advanced
( Duration : 2 Days)



  • 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
  • Effects

Color/Color Management

  • 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
  • Printing requirements
  • Image color settings
  • Assigning vs. converting a profile
  • Proofing colors onscreen

Output and Exporting

  • Creating a custom preflight profile
  • Previewing separations and ink amounts
  • Setting up a custom trap
  • Changing Participants attributes
  • Flattener presets
  • Transparency blend space
  • PDF/X output formats

Creating Adobe PDF Documents with Form Fields

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

Creating Rich Interactive Documents

  • Setting up an online document
  • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
  • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
  • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video

Exporting an eBook

  • Completing the booklet
  • Choosing the content of an eBook
  • Adding metadata
  • Exporting an EPUB file

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

Tips and Tricks

  • Favorite tips and secrets for InDesign

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