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Adobe InDesign CC2018: Advanced

Compatible with Adobe InDesign CC2017, CC2015, CC2014, CC, CS6


Adobe InDesign is the premiere page layout tool for both electronic and print publishing. Designed for seamless integration with other Adobe products, InDesign is changing the standards for magazine catalogue and advertisement publishing. In this hands on course, students will learn the fundamentals of producing high quality content for print and the web.

Software Required Adobe InDesign CC2018

In order to participate in the class, participants require Adobe InDesign CC2018 to be loaded on their computer. If you do not yet own the software you can download the trial version of the software for the class by going to:

and download and install the trial version of Adobe InDesign CC2018. It is good for 7 days so install a day before your scheduled class.

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This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software.

Course Outline

Working with Typography

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

Working with Styles

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

Importing Graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Importing native Adobe graphics files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Creating Tables

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

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

Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields

  • Add different types of PDF form fields to a page
  • Use prebuilt form fields
  • Add a description to a form field
  • Set the tab order of form fields
  • Add a Submit button to a form
  • Export and test an Adobe PDF (Interactive) file with form fields.

Printing and Exporting

  • Creating a custom Preflight Profile
  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations and ink amounts
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Understanding the Flattener Presets
  • Understanding Transparency Blend Space
  • Understanding the PDF/X output formats


Online: $672.35 CAD ($595 CAD + 77.35 HST appr $515 US)
Duration: 2 days, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm ET
Prerequisites - None

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*Online Fee does not include training materials. Training materials can be purchased online.

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OnSite or Private Class:

If you are interested in this course we offer it as a private onsite class for groups of 4 or more.... Complete our Request for Onsite Quotation Form. We will contact you to arrange a class date that is suitable to you; or, call us at 1-877-246-3436 to learn more about scheduling options.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

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