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Learn the basic functionality and interface of Adobe InDesign CC

  • Build a basic InDesign document.
  • Customize the workspace.
  • Modify the layout.

Course Description

This introductory course is designed to introduce students to the basic functionality and user interface of Adobe InDesign CC. In this course, Students will learn to navigate InDesign, build documents, add text and graphics, and customize the workspace. Students will also learn to modify the layout, manage pages, modify text, modify graphics, work with color, apply effects, and add and transform shapes. In addition, students will learn to manage objects and layers, format text, use styles, work with tables, export documents, and prepare for printing. Instructor: Deb Uscilka

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Build a basic InDesign document
  • Customize the workspace
  • Modify the layout
  • Manage pages
  • Modify text
  • Modify graphics
  • Work with color
  • Use effects
  • Add and transform shapes
  • Manage objects and layers
  • Format text
  • Use styles
  • Work with tables
  • Export a document to other formats

Prerequisites and Target Audience

What will students need to know or do before starting this course?

Basic computer skills

Who should take this course? Who should not?

Any student wishing to get a solid understand of the basics of Adobe InDesign CC.


Module 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Introduction
Resource 1 Student Data Files

Module 2: Building a Basic InDesign Document

Lecture 2 Overview of InDesign
Lecture 3 Touring the InDesign Interface
Lecture 4 Building a Document
Lecture 5 Adding Text
Lecture 6 Adding Graphics

Module 3: Customizing the Workspace

Lecture 7 Using Panels and Workspace Presets
Lecture 8 Document Views
Lecture 9 Modifying the Control Panel
Lecture 10 Modifying the Tab Heights

Module 4: Modifying the Layout

Lecture 11 Editing Margins and Columns
Lecture 12 Changing the Document Setup

Module 5: Managing Pages

Lecture 13 Adding, Moving, and Deleting Pages
Lecture 14 Using Master Pages

Module 6: Modifying Text

Lecture 15 Selecting Text
Lecture 16 Understanding Text Frame Options
Lecture 17 Importing Text
Lecture 18 Threading Text
Lecture 19 Using Special Characters
Lecture 20 Using Spell Check
Lecture 21 Using the Story Editor
Lecture 22 Using Find and Change

Module 7: Modifying Graphics

Lecture 23 Defining Type of Graphics
Lecture 24 Placing Multiple Graphics
Lecture 25 Selecting Graphics
Lecture 26 Updating Graphics
Lecture 27 Fitting Options
Lecture 28 Placing PSD or AI Files

Module 8: Working with Color

Lecture 29 Basics of Color
Lecture 30 Creating Swatches
Lecture 31 Making Spot Color Swatches
Lecture 32 Using Swatches and Tints
Lecture 33 Editing Swatches
Lecture 34 Creating and Using Gradients

Module 9: Using Effects

Lecture 35 Using the Effects Panel
Lecture 36 Adding and Removing Effects

Module 10: Adding and Transforming Shapes

Lecture 37 Adding Vector Shapes
Lecture 38 Drawing Vector Lines
Lecture 39 Adjusting the Corners of Frames
Lecture 40 Selecting and Moving Frames
Lecture 41 Scaling Arrowheads

Module 11: Managing Objects and Layers

Lecture 42 Aligning, Stacking, and Grouping Objects the Right Way
Lecture 43 Managing Layers
Lecture 44 Wrapping Text Around an Object

Module 12: Formatting Text

Lecture 45 Character Formatting
Lecture 46 Paragraph Formatting

Module 13: Using Styles

Lecture 47 Basics of Styles
Lecture 48 Managing Paragraph Styles
Lecture 49 Managing Character Styles
Lecture 50 Using Object Styles

Module 14: Working with Tables

Lecture 51 Creating Tables
Lecture 52 Formatting Tables and Cells
Lecture 53 Using Table and Cell Styles

Module 15: Exporting the Document to Other Formats

Lecture 54 Preflight Your Document
Lecture 55 Packaging
Lecture 56 Printing
Lecture 57 Converting to PDF

Module 16: Conclusion

Lecture 58 Course Recap