Adobe InDesign Advanced


Use the skills learnt on this course to expand your knowledge of content creation features and advanced control techniques.

Duration 1 Day

Learning Objectives

  • Understand Layouts
  • Manage document set-ups
  • Creation features
  • Layers & colours
  • Controlling Placed Images

Course Content

  • Re-purposing Layouts
    • Understanding Liquid Layout rules
    • Applying Liquid Layout rules
    • Automatic layout adjustments
    • Using the Content Collector and Content Placer Tools
    • Creating Alternate Layouts
  • Advanced document set-up
    • Working with different sized pages
    • Controlling spread pagination
  • Working with Grids
    • Creating custom Grid layouts
    • Working with baseline grids
    • Using Frame-based baseline grids
  • Automating Copy Formatting
    • Setting Hyphenation controls
    • Creating and applying Nested styles
    • Working with Advanced List Numbering options
  • Useful content creation features
    • Anchored versus In-line objects
    • Formatting Anchored Objects
  • Advanced Object Styles
    • Creating Object Styles for Text and Graphic frames
    • Combining Text and Graphic frame attributes in a single Object style
  • Captions on placed images
    • Creating Static Captions
    • Creating Live Captions
    • Using Adobe Bridge to add relevant Metadata for caption.
  • Advanced control of placed images
    • Using images with in-built Photoshop clipping paths
    • Using images with pre-defined Photoshop Channels
    • Removing image backgrounds
    • Tolerance and threshold options
    • Layer visibility options of native (.psd and .ai) files
    • Colour swatches from placed artwork
    • Loading colours from ASE files
  • Drawing in InDesign
    • Adjusting path segments
    • Using the Pen Tools
    • Combining shapes
    • Creating compound paths
    • Working with stroke styles
    • Using Transform Again options
  • Adding interactivity
    • Using Sample Buttons
    • Creating Buttons
    • Adding actions to buttons for interactive PDFs
    • Exporting interactive PDFs
  • Using Scripts
    • Accessing the Scripts panel
    • Using scripts
    • Installing additional scripts

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