InDesign CC Advanced

2-Day Public Session  | krist; 2-Day Live Online Session

Advanced InDesign CC Training Outline

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
  • 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
  • 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


In-Class Exercises

  • What is New: Learn some of the new tools with the new versions.
  • Create Tables: Start by converting text to a table. Then edit the table: change rows & columns, format the table, and create a header row. Add graphics to table cells. Finally create and apply table and cell styles.
  • Work with Transparency: Import and colorize a grayscale image.Apply transparency settings. Add transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics. Import and adjust Illustrator files that use transparency and see how they import into InDesign. Applying transparency settings to text then check your flatter presets. Learn to work with effects within InDesign.
  • Color/Color Management: Learn why we need color management. Learn the differences between Isolate Blending vs. Knockout Group. Creating a Mixed Ink Swatch or Group for spot colors. Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge. Specifying color settings in original source file. Specifying color settings in InDesign. Defining printing requirements. Learn about Image Color Settings. Learn to assign vs. Convert a profile. Proof your file.
  • Printing and Exporting: Preflight the document then package up all needed files. Create an Adobe PDF proof. Preview separations. Preview how transparency effects will be flattened. Learn the differences of printing a laser vs. inkjet proof. Use the Ink Manager to fix color issues on output.
  • Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields: Add form fields then export an interactive Adobe PDF file. Learn to prep the file for accessibility before you get to Acrobat.
  • Creating and Exporting an ebook: Create an ebook. Choose the ebook version, add metadata, then export the ePUB file.
  • Creating an iPad Publication: Create a new digital publication and add interactive elements into your digital publication.
  • Working with Long Documents: Create a book format file. Create a running footer. Add elements for the book: footnotes, cross-references, table of contents, and index. Synchronizing the book then output to a PDF.


Computer Labs Needed/Technical Specs:

  • Windows: Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 processor, Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, 8 GB of RAM, 10 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; 1280 x 800 display with 32-bit video card; Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software, Internet connection
  • Mac OS: Multicore Intel processor, Mac OS X v10.9 or v10.10, 4 GB of RAM, 10 GB of available hard-disk space, 1280 x 800 display with 32-bit video card, Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software, Internet connection
  • Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign