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Course Introduction

Adobe InDesign is the desktop publishing application that allows the users to create and publish everything from printed books and brochures to digital magazines and interactive online documents. The Adobe InDesign Masterclass training course provides essential knowledge and skills required to create professional content in Adobe InDesign such as brochures, posters, newspapers, flyers and even social media banners. The course teaches delegates from the very basics like how to insert text and images into a document to complex techniques like how to automate the workflow with master pages, apply text wrap around images and much more. The course enables the delegates to create simple vector-based graphics, navigate InDesign environment and use its typographic features with ease and confidence.

  • Gain a solid understanding of InDesign and become an expert user
  • Master the advanced tasks in the leading desktop-publishing program
  • Handle long and complex documents without any sign of delay
  • Course delivered by certified and experienced instructors


The Adobe InDesign Masterclass training course is designed for anyone who wants to use the application in the best manner. The course is also beneficial for:

  • Publishers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Print Professionals
  • Creative Professionals
  • Pre-press Professionals

Skills Gained

  • Design interactive PDFs, page layouts, e-books and other digital publications
  • Create and apply text styles for consistent formatting
  • Make use of different styles to achieve consistency in the documents
  • Learn how to produce publications for different page sizes and devices
  • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs


There are no pre-requirements for attending the Adobe InDesign Masterclass training course. However, some basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Word would be useful.


Introduction to Adobe InDesign

  • InDesign Interface
  • Overview of the toolbox
  • Create and save workspaces
  • Specify page attributes
  • Document setup
  • Adjust document setup
  • Create Shapes
  • Use ruler guides
  • Use x and y references
  • Show hidden characters
  • Rotate, resize and reposition
  • Lock a point in the proxy box

Using Text Frames

  • Inflowing and introducing texts
  • Text frames connection
  • Auto flowing
  • Character and paragraph formatting
  • Controlling of InDesign typography
  • Notes preparation
  • Simple table generation
  • Verification and insertion of special characters

Functioning of Multiple Frames

  • Grouping and alienation of different objects
  • Objects distribution
  • Loading objects
  • Conversion and transformation of shapes
  • Use of various layer panels
  • Using objects in layers

InDesign Master Pages

  • Creation and editing Master Pages
  • Locking/ unlocking of Master pages
  • Master page section and page numbering

InDesign long documents

  • Creating and editing TOC's
  • Applying independent styles to TOC's
  • Books and Chapters
  • Indexing, creating/Editing/updating
  • Indexing working with cross reference

InDesign pen tool

  • Use pen tool
  • Use of pen tool to create angles and curves
  • Work with compound path
  • Freehand shapes
  • Know the Bezier Pen
  • Bezier Curves

Type and images

  • Work with Text and images
  • Work with the text wrap
  • Remove backgrounds from the text wrap and text insets

InDesign Interactive Panels

  • Interactive media
  • Use of multi-media for digital devices
  • Transitions of page
  • Object states
  • Rich media

InDesign art tools

  • Colors dropping or colour matching
  • Type on a path
  • Transparency panel
  • Objects, styles, 3D
  • Working with External artwork

InDesign and Photoshop Roundtripping

  • To work with Photoshop images
  • To combine Photoshop with InDesign
  • Photoshop and InDesign techniques

InDesign advanced image handling

  • Clipping paths
  • Alpha channels from Photoshop
  • Image formatting
  • Dynamic text wrapping

InDesign Print

  • Preview
  • Preflight and package
  • Export to .PDF
  • PDF options including security
  • Exportation from one format to other format options

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