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Boston, Massachusetts 02110
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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

Adobe InDesign CC software speaks the language of professional designers, delivering unparalleled creative freedom, productivity, and precision for designing superb pages. It works seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, providing a single integrated design environment that doesn't interrupt your creative process.

This 2-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, and the production tips for page layout and design using InDesign. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and handson practice.

Who Should Attend: 
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn InDesign CC.


  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign class or equivalent experience.
  • Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended.
Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: Quick Overview of What is New
  • Alternate layouts (CS6)
  • Liquid layouts (CS6)
  • Linked content: Content collector and placer tools (CS6)
  • Digital publishing (CS6)
  • EPUB and HTML5 (CS6)
  • Interactivity (CS6)
  • QR Codes (CC)
  • Epub Enhancements (CC)
Lesson 2: Creating Tables
  • Converting text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • 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
  • Creating a custom Preflight Profile
  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations and ink amounts
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Understanding the Flattener Presets
  • Understanding Transparency Blend Space
  • Understanding the PDF/X output formats
  • 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 Rich Interactive Documents
  • Setting up an online document
  • Adding buttons, page transitions, and hyperlinks
  • Exporting as Flash Player (SWF)
  • Adding advanced interactivity, animation, and video
Lesson 8: Creating and Exporting an ebook
  • Completing the booklet
  • Choosing the content of an ebook
  • Adding metadata
  • Exporting an EPUB file
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

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If notice is given 15 or more calendar days before the start of a class, the student may receive a full refund or reschedule less a $150 administrative fee. If notice is given less than 15 calendar days, no rescheduling or refunds are permitted. All cancellations and registration changes must be received in writing. Please mail to [email protected] Attendee substitutions may be made for any student without penalty of additional cost at any time until the class begins. Clients who take at least one class in a master class may not cancel and are responsible for the entire Master Class fee.


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