Adobe Indesign Course

INTRODUCING THE WORKSPACE

Looking at the workspace
Selecting and using tools
Reviewing the Control panel
Reviewing the Application bar
Reviewing the document window and pasteboard
Working with multiple document windows
Working with panels
Opening and closing panels
Expanding and collapsing panels
Rearranging and customizing panels
Moving the Tools panel and Control panel
Customizing the workspaceUsing the view
commandsUsing the Zoom tool
Navigating through a document
Navigating pagesUsing the Hand tool
Using context menusUsing panel menus
Modifying interface preferences
Exploring on your own

GETTING TO KNOW INDESIGN

Getting startedViewing guides
Preflighting as you work
Adding textTyping and styling text
Importing and flowing text
Working with styles
Applying paragraph styles
Formatting text for the character style
Creating and applying a character style
Working with graphics
Working with objects
Moving and rotating an object
Changing an object’s stroke and fill
Working with object styles
Viewing the document in Presentation mode
Exploring on your own

SETTING UP A DOCUMENT AND WORKING WITH PAGES

Getting started
Creating and saving custom document settings
Creating a new documentWorking with master pages
Adding guides to the master page
Dragging guides from rulers
Step and repeat, paste, and delete guides
Creating a text frame on the master page
Renaming the master page
Adding placeholder frames for text
Adding placeholder frames for graphics
Creating an additional master page
Overriding master items
Modifying a parent master
Applying master pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages within one InDesign file
Using the Measure tool
Adding sections to change page numbering
Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
Replacing placeholder text
Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
Viewing the completed spread
Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH OBJECTS

Getting started
Working with layers
Creating and reordering layers
Move items to the Background layer
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and resizing text frames
Reshaping a text frame
Creating multicolumn text frames
Adjusting text inset and vertical alignment
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Drawing a new graphics frame
Placing a graphic within an existing frame
Resizing a graphics frame to crop a graphic
Placing a graphic without an existing frame
Placing multiple graphics in a grid of frames
Resizing and moving images within frames
Adjusting the space between frames
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Placing and linking graphics frames
Modifying and updating parent–child graphics frames
Wrapping text around a graphic
Transforming the shape of frames
Working with compound shapes
Converting shapes
Repeating shapes
Adding rounded corners to frames
Transforming and aligning objects
Rotating an object
Rotating an image within its frame
Aligning multiple objects
Scaling multiple objects
Transforming multiple objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads
Creating a QR codeFinishing up
Exploring on your own

FLOWING TEXT

Getting started
Flowing text into an existing frame
Importing text into an existing text frame
Applying a paragraph style
Resizing text frames automatically
Flowing text manually
Creating text frames while flowing text
Creating threaded frames automatically
Flowing text automatically
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjusting columns
Using the baseline grid to align text
Viewing the baseline grid
Adding a jump line page number
Exploring on your own

EDITING TEXT

Getting started
Finding and changing a missing font
Entering and importing text
Entering textImporting text
Finding and changing text and formatting
Finding and changing text
Finding and changing formatting
Checking spelling
Checking spelling in the document
Adding words to a document-specific dictionary
Automatically correcting misspelled words
Editing text by dragging and dropping
Using the Story Editor

Tracking changes
Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH TYPOGRAPHY

Getting started
Adjusting vertical spacing
Changing the spacing between paragraphs
Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Adding a font from Adobe Fonts
Adding a special character
Applying a stroke and fill to text
Inserting fraction characters
Working with columns
Specifying columns for a text frame
Creating a straddle head
Adjusting columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Hanging punctuation outside the margin
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Adjusting the tracking and kerning
Adjusting line breaks
Hyphenation settings
Inserting a manual line break
Setting tabs
Aligning text to tabs and adding tab leaders
Creating a numbered list with a hanging indent
Working with paragraph shading and rules
Applying shading to a paragraph
Applying a rule to a paragraph
Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH COLOR

Getting started
Managing color
The need for color management
Displaying images at full resolution
Specifying color settings in InDesign
Proofing colors onscreen
Defining printing requirements
Loading a preflight profile
Selecting a preflight profile
Converting a color mode for a swatch
Creating colorsCreating a PANTONE color swatch
Creating CMYK color swatches
Applying colors
Applying fill colors to objects
Applying colors to strokes
Applying colors to text
Working with tint swatches
Creating a tint swatch
Applying a tint swatch
Working with gradients
Creating a gradient swatch
Applying a gradient swatch
Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
Working with color groups
Adding colors to a color group
Previewing the final document
Exploring on your own
Creating a color theme
Viewing color themes
Adding a theme to the Swatches panel
Adding a color theme to your CC Library

WORKING WITH STYLES

Getting started
Creating and applying paragraph styles
Creating a paragraph style
Applying a paragraph style
Creating and applying character styles
Creating a character style
Applying a character style
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Creating character styles for nesting
Creating a nested style
Creating and applying object styles
Formatting an object for a style
Creating an object style
Applying an object style
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Creating cell styles
Creating a table style
Applying a table style
Globally updating styles
Loading styles from another document
Finishing up

Exploring on your own

IMPORTING AND MODIFYING GRAPHICS

Getting started
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Identifying imported images
Viewing information about linked files
Showing files in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS)
Updating revised graphics

Adjusting display quality
Importing and sizing graphics
Import, size, and crop
Place a graphic into an existing frame and use frame fitting options
Place a graphic into an existing frame by dropping from the desktop
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
Editing placed pictures
Working with dropped backgrounds
Working with clipping paths from Photoshop in InDesign
Working with transparent backgrounds from Photoshop in InDesign
Importing native Adobe graphic files
Working with a Photoshop file with layers
Creating an anchored graphics frame
Adding text wrap to an anchored graphics frame
Importing an Illustrator file
Importing an Illustrator file with layers
Using an InDesign library to manage objects
Creating an InDesign library
Exploring on your own

CREATING TABLES

Getting startedCreating a table
Converting text to a table
Changing rows and columns
Adding and deleting rows
Deleting rows
Rearranging rows and columns
Adjusting column widths, row heights, and text placement
Merging cells
Formatting a table
Adding a fill pattern
Applying a fill color to cells
Editing cell strokes
Adding table borders
Adding graphics to table cells
Converting cells to graphic cells
Placing images in graphic cells
Adjusting the row heights
Anchoring graphics in table cells
Creating a header row
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Creating table and cell styles
Applying table and cell styles
Exploring on your own

WORKING WITH TRANSPARENCY

Getting started
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
About the Effects panel
Changing the opacity of solid-color objects
Applying a blending mode
Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
Applying transparency to a vector graphic
Applying transparency to a bitmap graphic
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to textWorking with effects
Applying a basic feather to the edges of an image
Applying a gradient featherAdding a drop shadow to text
Applying multiple effects to an objectCopying effects between objects
Editing and removing effectsExploring on your own

PRINTING AND EXPORTING

Getting startedPreflighting files
Previewing separations
Managing colorsUsing the Ink Manager
Previewing transparency effects
Previewing the pages
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Creating a press-ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Sharing a preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Print Booklet
Packaging files
Exploring on your own

CREATING ADOBE PDF FILES WITH FORM FIELDS

Getting started
Set up a workspace for forms
Adding form fields
Adding text fields
Adding either/or choices: radio buttons
Adding yes or no choices: check boxes
Adding a list of choices: combo box
Setting the tab order of the fields
Adding a button to submit the form
Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF
fileTesting your form in Adobe Acrobat
ReaderExploring on your own

CREATING A FIXED-LAYOUT EPUB

Getting started
Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
EPUB: Reflowable versus fixed-layout
Adding animation
Using a motion preset to create animation
Adjusting the timing of animations
Buttons Using buttons to play animations
Using a button to trigger custom motion paths for animations
Creating a navigation button
Creating a pop-up caption
Adding multimedia and interactive elements
Adding a movie
Adding a sound
Creating a slideshow
Creating a hyperlink
Exporting an EPUB file
Exploring on your own Timing animations
Adding sound control buttons
Creating a slide-in caption

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