InDesign CC for Creative Professionals


InDesign CC for Creative Professionals

Authors: Matthew Pizzi, Pariah Burke

InDesign is a program used by many creative professionals for layout and design. It’s the industry standard for layout and is almost impossible to ignore if you’re creating a... Read more

What you will learn

  • InDesign Tools
  • Layout
  • Design
  • eBook Publishing
  • Building Interactive PDFs


No experience necessary


The goal of these beginner InDesign courses is to get you familiar with the fundamental skills for using the software. This will teach you some of the most basic things a person needs to know to use InDesign competently.

InDesign CC Fundamentals

by Matthew Pizzi

Mar 10, 2016 / 4h 14m

4h 14m

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With InDesign CC you can create and publish content for print, web, and digital distribution. Traditionally a page layout application, it has evolved into the premiere tool for creating eBooks, and magazines for digital devices. In this course, we get you comfortable with working inside the program. You'll learn how to master the interface, how to work with images, and create the best possible typography.

Table of contents
  1. What Is InDesign?
  2. Understanding InDesign's Workspace
  3. Working with Documents
  4. The Basics of Text
  5. Working with Graphics
  6. Typography

InDesign CC Building on the Fundamentals

by Matthew Pizzi

Mar 15, 2016 / 3h 44m

3h 44m

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This course goes beyond the basics of InDesign. Become more efficient inside of the program by learning how to properly manage, format, and transform objects. We also review how you can properly work with color; from process and spot colors, to managing color swatches and gradients. Learn to manage the appearance of your type by using character and paragraph styles. Finally, we'll review how you can present tabular data with tables, and how you can pull from your skills learned in this course and our InDesign CC Fundamentals course to design a business card.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome
  2. Object Formatting
  3. Working with Color
  4. Managing and Transforming Objects
  5. Styles and Tables
  6. Designing a Business Card

InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals

by Pariah Burke

Apr 22, 2016 / 3h 3m

3h 3m

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Want to create files that work for eBooks like Kindle or Nook, but not sure how? In this course, InDesign CC EPUB Fundamentals, you will learn how create EPUBs (the file format for eBooks) in Adobe InDesign CC. You will start off by learning how to properly setup an InDesign document for EPUB. Next, you'll learn how to work in InDesign to properly format and edit content while allowing InDesign to create the required HTML and CSS. Finally, you'll review how to prepare your books for publication on all major eBook readers like Kindle, Kobo, and Nook. Software required: Adobe InDesign CC.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Getting Started with EPUB
  3. Styling and Formating
  4. Working with Chapters and InDesign Book Files
  5. Proofing and Validating the eBook
  6. Publishing the eBook

InDesign CC Business Stationery

by Matthew Pizzi

May 5, 2016 / 1h 21m

1h 21m

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Having professional and attractive stationery is a necessity for any successful business. This course, InDesign CC Business Stationery, will help you understand the core concepts of Adobe's InDesign. You'll review how to set up files for all kinds of business stationery, including letterhead and envelopes. You'll also learn how to create business cards and compliment slips. Finally, outside of InDesign, you'll learn about basic layout guidelines when it comes to creating letterhead, which can also be applied to other pieces within the stationery set. By the end of this course, you'll be able to design great stationery for your business that looks professional and aligns with your brand. Software required: InDesign CC.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome
  2. Designing the Letterhead
  3. Designing the Envelope
  4. Designing a Business Card and Comps Slip

InDesign CC Publish Online

by Pariah Burke

Mar 9, 2016 / 47m


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Publish Online operates from within InDesign but with a web component that makes your chosen documents viewable by anyone in the world with a web browser and desktop or mobile internet connection. First, you'll go through some examples of Publish Online documents. You'll learn how to start a new project or convert from a print publication. Then you'll learn to share and view your Publish Online projects. Finally, you'll learn to embed and share your Publish Online project on your blog or website. By the end of this course, you'll learn how easy and fast it is to publish any InDesign document online. Software required: InDesign CC, Publish Online.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Introduction
  3. Designing for Publish Online
  4. Publishing Online
  5. Publishing Beyond Publish Online


Once you’re ready for intermediate courses, you’ll build on your foundation by learning how to put your technical skills to use with layout and design tools. This combination of theory and tools is the next step once a graphic designer has a solid foundation of the software.

InDesign CC Integration with InCopy CC

by Pariah Burke

Oct 21, 2016 / 52m


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This course will help all creative personnel forge and maintain a collaborative, productive, accountable integration using best-of-breed editorial and design tools: InCopy and InDesign. You will learn to integrate InCopy with InDesign to build an efficient workflow wherein editorial personnel maintain control over editorial content until the very last moment, while production personnel continue to design the pages right up until the moment of deadline. You will also learn how to include remote workers in the workflow without sacrificing collaboration, control, or accountability. Software required: InDesign CC 2015 and InCopy CC 2015.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to InCopy CC
  3. Your Workflow Options
  4. Workflow from the Designer's Side
  5. Workflow from the Editorial Side

InDesign CC EPUB Building on the Fundamentals

by Pariah Burke

Oct 17, 2016 / 3h 12m

3h 12m

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In this course, you'll go beyond creating text-only EPUBs. You'll start off by learning how to convert print book layouts to an eBook, specifying story and imagery order through different means. Next, you'll learn how to format and include cover images, illustrations, native InDesign vector objects, and more, and how to control their conversion and formatting during EPUB export. Then, you'll move into incorporating audio and video into your ebook. Wrapping up the course, you'll learn how to include hyperlinks and special hyperlinks, and all the final formatting options in InDesign's EPUB - Reflowable Export Options. Software required: InDesign CC.

Table of contents
  1. Welcome
  2. Selecting and Ordering Content Elements
  3. Working with Images in eBooks
  4. Incorporating Audio and Video into eBooks
  5. Applying the Finishing Touches

InDesign CC Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks

by Pariah Burke

Jun 23, 2016 / 4h 55m

4h 55m

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In InDesign CC Creating Fixed-Layout eBooks, you'll learn all the advantages of Fixed Layout EPUBS in InDesign. You'll learn the best techniques for taking advantage of engaging elements such as animations, video, audio, and much more. Once you complete this course, you'll have a better understanding on how to create an advanced and interactive eBook.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Undestanding Fixed-layout eBooks
  3. Planning a Fixed-layout eBook
  4. Designing Your eBook
  5. Incorporating Motion and Sound
  6. Getting Interactive
  7. Applying Finishing Touches
  8. Going Beyond InDesign
  9. Creating Read Aloud Narration


These advanced level InDesign courses are intended to take the viewer into the next level by spending more time on advanced skills like building DPS apps and interactive PDFs.

InDesign CC Creating AEM Mobile Apps

by Pariah Burke

Jan 25, 2016 / 1h 26m

1h 26m

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Learn to create AEM Mobile Apps in InDesign CC, including managing projects and team members, adding and designing collections, layouts, and cards, and building apps for iOS (iPad and iPhone), Android, and Windows. Software required: InDesign CC, Adobe Experience Manager.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Administering Projects and Personnel
  3. Working with Content and Collections
  4. Designing Cards and Layouts
  5. Building Apps

InDesign CC Interactive PDF

by Pariah Burke

Oct 21, 2016 / 5h 40m

5h 40m

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In this course, InDesign CC Interactive PDF, you'll learn all about building and designing Interactive PDFs. Discover them from scratch and by converting print and other format documents using InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. By the end of the course, you'll have an interactive PDF ready for publication within your organization or out to the world. More importantly, you'll have the confidence to keep building attention-grabbing, engaging, interactive PDFs long after the last video has played out.

Table of contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Understanding Interactive PDF
  3. Planning an Interactive PDF
  4. Working with Interactive Objects
  5. Working with Hyperlinks
  6. Working with Interactive Objects (continued)
  7. Building Interactive Imagery, Galleries, and Slideshows
  8. Adding Document Effects
  9. Building Navigation Systems
  10. Incorporating Video and Audio
  11. Applying the Finishing Touches
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