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InDesign Advanced

SS Course: 3000145

Course Overview


This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019). Training includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors

Print and/or Digital Courseware

Certificate of Completion

Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)

Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)

Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)

Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)

Free Parking (In Person Only)


Scheduled Classes

05/24/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
06/22/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
07/26/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
08/23/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
09/20/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
10/25/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)
12/06/23 - CTB - TB Virtual Instructor-Led - TB Virtual Instructor-Led (click to enroll)

What You'll Learn


In ThinkBIGs two-day, hands-on Advanced Adobe InDesign training class, students will learn advanced tips, tricks, and techniques for publishing with InDesign. This course will expand on the concepts in Intro and will cover best practices and additional features.


Viewing outline for:

1. Working with Typography
Adjusting vertical spacing
Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Fine-tuning columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Adjusting line breaks
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph
Working with paragraph shading

2. 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

3. Importing and Modifying Graphics
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Importing graphics and managing links
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting display quality
Working with clipping paths to drop a background
Working with saved selections and path from Photoshop to drop a background
Importing native Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files
Using an InDesign library to manage objects
Importing graphics from Adobe Bridge

4. Creating Tables
Creating a table
Converting text with tabs to a table
Inserting, deleting, resizing rows and columns
Formatting a table
Adding graphics to table cells
Creating a header row to repeat on pages
Creating and applying table and cell styles

5. Working with Transparency
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Using the Effects panel to apply blending modes and opacity to objects
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with feathering
Applying and editing a drop shadow

6. Printing and Exporting
Preflighting files and fixing broken links
Previewing separations
Using the Ink Manager
Previewing the effects of transparency
Exporting a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Packaging your InDesign document with fonts and links


All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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Students need to have completed InDesign Intro or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the InDesign Introduction course outline. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

    Who Should Attend

    • Graphic Designers
    • Print Editors
    • Writers
    • Artists

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