INDESIGN 2021 MasterClass
Master the industry leading desktop publishing application.
- Why learn InDesign?
- Who is this course for?
- What's included?
InDesign is an extremely versatile application used every day by creative professionals in the industry.
Knowing the application inside out will help you to create outstanding graphics including logos, icons, sketches, typography and complex illustrations for print, web, interactive, video and mobile devices.
There's nothing better than discovering that one tool you love to use!
In this course, we are going to start with the very basics, master the interface, navigation and basic features of InDesign i.e placing text images & working with frames.
Then move onto more complex techniques like how to utilise styles, master pages, how to create an automatic table of contents and discover the most advanced features.
Don't worry if you are already familiar with InDesign you can just skip over the basics or take a little refresher.
This MasterClass will teach you the best methods for working in InDesign meaning you will always feel confident choosing a tool or feature to use in every design situation.
Alongside the video lessons this course includes further resources to enhance your learning experience. Including the opportunity to take a more hands-on approach to your learning.
This course is up-to-date with the latest 2020 new features.
81 Videos lessons,
Exercise Files & Resources
10.0 Hours Total playtime
The course includes downloadable exercise files so you can work along with what you see on screen. This helps if you enjoy learning by doing plus you can start practising key board short cuts asap!
You can also test your knowledge with the quizzes at the end of each chapter. These are not there just to make sure you were listening. They help you identify the areas you feel most and least confident in.
102,128 students enrolled
Adobe Certified course
Learn the tools, techniques and features required to create this magazine cover in InDesign CC:
Learn from the best!
Martin is a graphic designer and an Adobe Certified Instructor. He was a presenter at Adobe MAX the ultimate creative in 2018 and was recently voted one of the top 10 Adobe instructors in the world.
As a designer and illustrator he worked for companies like Pixar, BBC, Mattel, Accenture and as an instructor taught teams at Transport for London, Google, Ben&Jerry's, House of Lords, Oxford University Press.
Over 100,000 students are studying from his online courses from over 200 countries.
Things you will learn
upon finishing course
signed by Adobe Certified Instructor:
MASTER Indesign to become
Learn to create artwork for print, packaging & editorial:
1. Introduction (10:00) ⤓
- Who is this course for?
Why learn InDesign? How to study? Prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate exam InDesign ACA Exam Preparation Guide
2. Basics (45:00) ⤓
- Creating a document
- Adobe Bridge
- Exercise Files
- Basics Test
3. Working with frames (58:00) ⤓
- Image frames
- Placing images
- Links panel
- Resolution of images
- Techniques with image frames
- Text frames
- Importing text
- Text frame options
- Working with Frames test
4. Working with Pages (58:00) ⤓
- Working with pages
- Advanced page techniques
- Master pages
- Master page techniques
- Working with Pages test
5. Formatting Text (36:00) ⤓
- Choosing fonts
- Character formatting
- Paragraph formatting 1
- Paragraph formatting 2
- Formatting Text test
6. Designing the Layout (10:15:00) ⤓
- Lines and rules
- Drawing shapes
- Drawing tools
- Working with Swatches
- Special Swatches
- Working with Effects
- Blend Modes
- Grids and guides
- Align and Distribute
- Designing the layout test
7. Compositional Techniques (49:00) ⤓
- Working with Layers
- Text Wrap
- Advanced Text Wrap techniques
- Masking techniques
- Anchored and inline images
- Compositional techniques test
8. Mastering Styles (48:00) ⤓
- Introduction to Styles
- Paragraph Styles
- Object Styles
- Next Styles
- Nested Styles
- Working with Styles
- Mastering Styles test
9. Advanced Text Features (01:49:08) ⤓
- Find/Change and GREP
- Fixing common typographic mistakes
- Bulleted and numbered Lists
- Multi-level lists
- Footnotes and Captions
- Working with tabs
- Creating tables
- Formatting tables
- Data Merge
- Advanced Text Features test
10. Handling Assets (22:00) ⤓
- InDesign Snippets
- InDesign Libraries
- Creating Templates
- Creating Templates
- Content Collector/Placer Tool
- Sharing assets with CC Libraries
- Handling Assets test
11. Long Documents (53:00) ⤓
- Creating Table of Contents
- Table of Contents settings
- Text Variables and Markers
- Smart Text Reflow
- Creating a Book file
- Fixing copy and exporting book
- Long documents test
12. Preparing for Print (38:00) ⤓
- Proofing colors
- Flattener Preview
- Proofing copy
- Exporting a PDF
- Saving a Package
- Preparing for Print test
13. Interactive Document Formats (12:00) ⤓
- Creating EPUBs
- Interactive PDFs
- Publish Online CC
- Interactive Documents Formats test
14. New Features in CC 2018 (18:00) ⤓
- Size and Position settings
- Paragraph Border
- Text Assets in CC Libraries
- Improved Font Selector
15. New Features in CC 2019 (18:00) ⤓
- Enhanced visual font browsing
- Convert Footnotes & Endnotes
- Content-Aware Fit
- Import PDF comments
- Space between paragraphs
16. Conclusion (12:00) ⤓
- Creating your portfolio
What students are saying
There is a tremendous amount of information concerning InDesign features and how to organise your workflow. Martin goes above and beyond to explain the details of InDesign.
Best course for those looking to learn InDesign I ever saw (and I saw many!). Builds from the ground up in a clear and thorough way using very clever explanations.
This MasterClass is without a doubt one of the best tutorials I ever watched. Concise and detailed, Martin shows an incredible knowledge of Indesign.
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What do I need to start the course?
- It is recommended to have an active Creative Cloud account to be able to use the latest version of Adobe InDesign CC while studying from this course.
- You will also need a PC or Mac computer that is strong enough to run Adobe InDesign CC.
- A pen tablet is NOT required, a mouse is sufficient enough.
- You will also need a stable Internet connection as the video lessons can only be watched online (they are NOT available to download.)
Can I ask questions if I am stuck?
Yes, you can! We provide customer support to all of our students and premium support to our Pro Members. We aim to respond to all questions within 24 hours and provide bespoke feedback on assignment submissions by Pro Member students.
This course includes exercise files, which are available to download from the ‘Basics’ chapter. The main file you will work with is a Workbook with tasks to complete as you watch the course.
Most files are backward compatible and will work in older version of Adobe InDesign.
There are 12 interactive quizzes included in this course, each with 20 multiple-choice questions. There is one test at the end of each chapter. They will help you fully understand every aspect of the subject you are learning and great for finding weak areas you may need to go back and work through again. We don’t make our quizzes easy so when you pass you really know your stuff!
Upon completing this course you will receive a certificate to mark your achievement and to help you demonstrate mastering Adobe Illustrator. The course certificate will include your name, the date of completion and the instructor's name, qualifications and signature.
Can I watch the course on mobile devices?
Yes, you can! This course can be accessed on any desktop and mobile device as long as you have a stable Internet connection. Video lessons are only available online, while exercise files can be downloaded and used offline (downloads will only work on desktop PC or Mac computers).