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?1m
  2. Understanding InDesign's Workspace41m
  3. Working with Documents1h 10m
  4. The Basics of Text57m
  5. Working with Graphics41m
  6. Typography41m

InDesign CC Building on the Fundamentals

by Matthew Pizzi

Mar 15, 2016 / 3h 45m

3h 45m

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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. Welcome1m
  2. Object Formatting39m
  3. Working with Color38m
  4. Managing and Transforming Objects54m
  5. Styles and Tables58m
  6. Designing a Business Card33m

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. Introduction1m
  2. Getting Started with EPUB36m
  3. Styling and Formating19m
  4. Working with Chapters and InDesign Book Files16m
  5. Proofing and Validating the eBook37m
  6. Publishing the eBook1h 11m

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. Welcome1m
  2. Designing the Letterhead41m
  3. Designing the Envelope19m
  4. Designing a Business Card and Comps Slip19m

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 Overview1m
  2. Introduction7m
  3. Designing for Publish Online7m
  4. Publishing Online14m
  5. Publishing Beyond Publish Online16m


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. Introduction1m
  2. Introduction to InCopy CC10m
  3. Your Workflow Options9m
  4. Workflow from the Designer's Side18m
  5. Workflow from the Editorial Side12m

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. Welcome2m
  2. Selecting and Ordering Content Elements39m
  3. Working with Images in eBooks1h 30m
  4. Incorporating Audio and Video into eBooks41m
  5. Applying the Finishing Touches19m

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 Overview1m
  2. Undestanding Fixed-layout eBooks22m
  3. Planning a Fixed-layout eBook34m
  4. Designing Your eBook21m
  5. Incorporating Motion and Sound59m
  6. Getting Interactive1h 11m
  7. Applying Finishing Touches23m
  8. Going Beyond InDesign33m
  9. Creating Read Aloud Narration26m


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. Introduction2m
  2. Administering Projects and Personnel20m
  3. Working with Content and Collections27m
  4. Designing Cards and Layouts20m
  5. Building Apps17m

InDesign CC Interactive PDF

by Pariah Burke

Oct 21, 2016 / 5h 41m

5h 41m

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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. Introduction1m
  2. Understanding Interactive PDF28m
  3. Planning an Interactive PDF12m
  4. Working with Interactive Objects36m
  5. Working with Hyperlinks27m
  6. Working with Interactive Objects (continued)31m
  7. Building Interactive Imagery, Galleries, and Slideshows42m
  8. Adding Document Effects52m
  9. Building Navigation Systems50m
  10. Incorporating Video and Audio43m
  11. Applying the Finishing Touches14m
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