About This Courseadvanced
This course is not for people brand new to InDesign. It’s for people who already know and understand the fundamentals. If you are already happy adding text & images to InDesign documents then this course is for you. Even if you consider yourself a heavy user, I promise there will be things in here that will blow your InDesign mind.
You’ll learn advanced font tricks using Typekit & Opentype fonts, font grouping & font pairing. Mastering colour features like the colour theme tool and colour modes as well as professional proofing for colours for print. We’ll set permanent defaults for fonts, colors & will learn how to turn hyphenation off for good, once and for all. What would an advanced InDesign course be without all the tactics to fully control paragraphs, auto expanding boxes, spanning & splitting columns. You’ll become a Styles master, using nested styles, grep styles, next styles & advanced object styles.
We’ll make beautiful charts & graphs for your InDesign documents. You’ll learn the pros & cons of various digital distribution methods including Interactive PDFs, EPUBs & the amazing Publish Online. You’ll become a master of long, text heavy documents, autoflowing, primary text frames & smart text reflow, cross referencing, indexes, text variables & the InDesign book feature. There is entire section dedicated to how to speed up your personal workflow & how to speed up InDesign and get it running super fast.
We look at interactive forms & scripts. There is just so much we cover and I want to share everything here in the intro but I can’t. Have a look through the video list, there is an amazing amount we cover here in the course. If you’re one of those people using InDesign and you know there is probably a better way, a faster way to work then this is your course.
What are the requirements?
- You will need a copy of Adobe InDesign 2018 or above. But you find that 95% of all the features in this course will work with earlier version of InDesign (e.g. CS6). A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
What am I going to get from this course?
- Create PDF Forms
- Master Long Documents
- Advanced Fonts
- Master Styles
- Shortcut Sheet
- Create Charts & Infographics
- Create Interactive Documents
- Workflow Tactics
- Shortcuts & Speed Tips
- Advanced Creative Cloud Features
- Tips for working with Photoshop & Illustrator
- Using Scripts
- Exporting, Prepress & Printing tricks
- You will get the finished files so you never fall behind.
- Downloadable exercise files & cheat sheet.
- Forum support from me and the rest of the BYOL crew.
- Techniques used by professional graphic designers.
- Professional workflows and shortcuts.
- A wealth of other resources and websites to help your accelerate your career.
Who is the target audience?
- This course is for people who already know InDesign and want to take their skills and speed to the maximum level.
- This is an advanced InDesign course, so you’ll need basic InDesign skills to find this course useful.
- This course is perfect for anyone that already knows how to insert images & add text.
- If you a completely new to InDesign try my InDesign Essentials course before starting this one.
- This course is perfect for anyone that has completed my InDesign Essentials course.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned advanced InDesign mastery.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
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Section 1 - Overview
Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced
Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Course
Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness
Adobe InDesign CC: Advanced Training – Course Materials
Section 2 - Fonts
Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign
Special Features For Typekit And Open Type Fonts
Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign
Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC
What The Font – Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 3 - Creative Cloud APP
Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC
Section 4 - Color
How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC
Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC
Importing Colors And Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC
Finding Great Colors Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC
Appearance Of Black And Proofing Colors
Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute
Section 5 - Drawing
How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 6 - Paragraph Goodness
How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size
Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Add Paragraph Borders And Shading In Adobe InDesign CC
Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC
Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC
Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC
Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC
The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC
Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 7 - Charts And Infographics
How To Create Pie Charts And Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 8 - Interactive Documents
The Pros And Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC
How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC
What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents
How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents
How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC
How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files
Adding Maps And Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC
How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 9 - Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life
Section 10 - Long Documents
How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC
How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC
Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables
How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature
Section 11 - Preferences
Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users
Section 12 - Workflow Speed Tips
How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users
Section 13 - Styles
Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC
Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Use And Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles
How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC
Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 14 - Multiple Documents
Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign
Section 15 - Images
How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC
How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC
Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad
Section 16 - CC Libraries
Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 17 - Photoshop And Illustrator
How To Get The Most Of Photoshop And Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 18 - Forms
How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC
Section 19 - Pages
Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC
How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other
Section 20 - Scripts
How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC
Section 21 - Speed Up InDesign
How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow
Section 22 - Exporting And Printing Tricks
Advanced Exporting And Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC
Section 23 - Next Steps
What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Course