InDesign CC – Advanced

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Overview: If you already have some basic experience in InDesign then this course is perfect for you. The InDesign CC …


If you already have some basic experience in InDesign then this course is perfect for you. The InDesign CC – Advanced course provides comprehensive training for users on how to apply interactivity and digital distribution. It is for designers who already know the ropes but want to make it work better and faster for them. The course will teach users how to use long, text heavy documents, primary text frames, autoflowing and smart text reflow. In addition, learn to tackle cross referencing, text variables and indexes.

The course will cover key elements for designers. Individuals will learn advanced font tricks, how to master colour features, how to apply professional proofing for colours, set permanent defaults and learn how to turn off hyphenation for good.

The InDesign CC – Advanced course will show users how to create beautiful charts and graphs, understand the pros and cons of digital distribution methods and learn how to work with interactive PDFs. The course dedicates a whole section for users to learn how to speed their personal workflow and how to get it running very fast. The training will also look at interactive forms and scripts. If you are an InDesign user, this is your course to make things work better and quicker for you.

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  • Who is this Course aimed at?
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  • Progression and Career Path
  • Other Benefits

With so many commitments in our lives, we may not have the time to learn new skills. The beauty of studying online is that you get to find this balance between your education and your daily commitments

Study 365 offers hundreds of online courses to students across the world. Gaining new skills has never been this easy as many of our courses are open to students with little or no qualifications or previous experience. All the courses are up-to-date, relevant, affordable, and will build on existing expertise or give you a jump-start to a new career. The courses are meticulously designed and equals what is offered in a classroom setting. With a solid reputation that has established and made us made us one of the most trusted and reliable online course providers we offer the most convenient path to gain recognised skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in your chosen career. You can learn at your own pace at Study 365 and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules, interactive quizzes and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

  • 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. 
  • Techniques used by professional graphic designers. 
  • Professional workflows and shortcuts. 
  • A wealth of other resources and websites to help your accelerate your career

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.  

  • 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 are completely new to InDesign, try the ’InDesign CC – Essentials’ course before starting this one.
  • This course is perfect for anyone that has completed the ’InDesign CC – Essentials’ course.
  • You will need a copy of Adobe InDesign 2018 or above. But, you will 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.
  • If you are a beginner, consider watching the Adobe InDesign CC Essentials course before jumping into this course.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed.

Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the InDesign CC – Advanced certificate by CPD & iAP. The qualification will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.  

Daniel Scott is a Microsoft Trainer and Adobe® Certified Instructor. He’s been teaching for more than 14 years – covering topics such as print, digital publishing, web, and video. He loves to see how it all connects, and how we can share those connections. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

Once you successfully complete the InDesign CC – Advanced you will be qualified to work in the following positions. The qualification will also put you in line to demand a higher salary or job promotion. The average UK salary per annum according to is given below.
  • Web Designer (£22,860 per annum)
  • Web Developer (£24,833 per annum)
  • Graphic Designer (£21,599 per annum)
  • Mobile App Designer
  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Course Curriculum

1: Overview
1.1 Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC Advanced 00:00:00
1.2 Getting Started 00:00:00
1.3 Adjusting Your Workspace for Maximum Amazingness 00:00:00
2: Fonts
2.1 Setting the Default Font Size for New Documents 00:00:00
2.2 Typekit and Open Type Fonts – Special Features 00:00:00
2.3 Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign 00:00:00
2.4 Mastering Fonts 00:00:00
2.5 What The Font – Font Guess in Adobe InDesign CC 00:00:00
2.6 Picking Beautiful Font Pairings 00:00:00
3: Creative Cloud App
3.1 Using Adobe Market for Free Icons 00:00:00
4: Color
4.1 Using the Color Theme Tool 00:00:00
4.2 Using Color Modes 00:00:00
4.3 Importing Colors and Setting Default Colors 00:00:00
4.4 Finding Great Colors with Adobe Color 00:00:00
4.5 Appearance of Black and Proofing Colors 00:00:00
4.6 Drawing Shapes with Gridify and Live Distribute 00:00:00
5: Drawing
5.1 Drawing Arrows 00:00:00
5.2 Drawing Complex Flowers 00:00:00
6: Paragraph Goodness
6.1 Using Auto Size to Auto-Expand Text Boxes 00:00:00
6.2 Placeholder Text Alternatives 00:00:00
6.3 Adding Paragraph Borders and Shading 00:00:00
6.4 Paragraph vs. Single Line Composer 00:00:00
6.5 Making Paragraphs Span 2 Columns 00:00:00
6.6 Mastering Justification 00:00:00
6.7 Mastering Hyphenation Options 00:00:00
6.8 Optical Margin Alignment 00:00:00
6.9 The Secret Power Of Keep Options 00:00:00
6.10 Advanced Anchored Objects Techniques 00:00:00
6.11 Using Conditional Text 00:00:00
7: Charts And Infographics
7.1 Creating Pie Charts and Bar Graphs 00:00:00
8: Interactive Documents
8.1 The Pros and Cons of Interactive Types 00:00:00
8.2 Creating an Interactive PDF 00:00:00
8.3 Adding Interactive Page Transitions 00:00:00
8.4 Adding Navigation to an Interactive PDF 00:00:00
8.5 What Is Publish Online? 00:00:00
8.6 Publishing Your Publish Online Documents 00:00:00
8.7 Adding Video 00:00:00
8.8 Triggering Animations with Interactive Buttons 00:00:00
8.9 Making a Multi State Object 00:00:00
8.10 Adding Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files 00:00:00
8.11 Adding Maps and Calendars to Interactive Documents 00:00:00
8.12 Creating QR Codes 00:00:00
9: Keyboard Shortcuts
9.1 Keyboard Shortcuts That Will Change Your Life 00:00:00
10: Long Documents
10.1 Placing Long Text onto Multiple Pages Automatically 00:00:00
10.2 Creating a Cross Reference 00:00:00
10.3 Creating an Index 00:00:00
10.4 Using Text Variables to Add the Document Name to Pages 00:00:00
10.5 Using the Book Feature 00:00:00
11: Preferences
11.1 Changing Preferences for Advanced InDesign Users 00:00:00
12: Workflow Speed Tips
12.1 Speeding Up Your Workflow for Advanced InDesign Users 00:00:00
13: Styles
13.1 Using Character Styles 00:00:00
13.2 Advanced Paragraph Styles 00:00:00
13.3 Mapping Word Styles to Adobe InDesign Styles 00:00:00
13.4 Creating Nested Styles 00:00:00
13.5 Creating a GREP Style 00:00:00
13.6 Using Next Styles 00:00:00
13.7 Advanced Object Styles 00:00:00
14: Multiple Documents
14.1 Best Practices for Working across Multiple Documents 00:00:00
15: Images
15.1 Using Adobe Stock 00:00:00
15.2 Cropping Images inside of Text 00:00:00
15.3 Using Adobe Comp CC to Make InDesign Layouts on Mobile Phone or Tablet 00:00:00
16: Cc Libraries
16.1 Advanced Use of CC Libraries 00:00:00
17: Photoshop And Illustrator
17.1 Getting the Most of Photoshop and Illustrator in InDesign 00:00:00
18: Forms
18.1 Creating a PDF Form 00:00:00
19: Pages
19.1 Advanced Use of the Pages Panel 00:00:00
19.2 Placing InDesign Documents inside of Each Other 00:00:00
20: Scripts
20.1 Using and Installing Scripts 00:00:00
21: Speed Up Indesign
21.1 Speeding Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow 00:00:00
22: Exporting And Printing Tricks
22.1 Advanced Exporting and Printing Tricks 00:00:00
23: Next Steps
23.1 What to do Once You’ve Finished This Course 00:00:00

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