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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 multi-page project. In this learning path, you’ll start to master InDesign by learning the fundamentals of the software. You’ll then move onto more specific projects and courses designed to strengthen the foundation of your knowledge by creating stationery, eBooks and interactive PDFs. By the end of these courses, you’ll not only be confident in your technical use of InDesign, but you’ll also gain skills for layout and design techniques.Get Started
Skills: Designers, Book Designers, Layout Artists, Graphic Design, Illustration, Marketing
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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