Adobe InDesign Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

Adobe InDesign Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

Adobe InDesign short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Learn to create elegant layouts for page design and publishing with our Adobe InDesign courses in Sydney.

In our Adobe InDesign courses, learn to use the industry-leading page design and layout app that lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. Adobe InDesign has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs, and more. Whether you work in print or digital media, Adobe InDesign can help you create layouts that leap off the page. Learn Adobe InDesign with our Adobe InDesign courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Adobe InDesign course is an advanced InDesign course that will expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Adobe InDesign Course: Level 1 (Beginners) and to be able to work with various advanced aspects of InDesign including working with the Creative Cloud, creating and modifying interactive documents and much more.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Adobe InDesign course you should be able to:

  1. Understand and work with your Adobe account.
  2. Understand, modify and create Creative Cloud libraries.
  3. Collaborate and work with others effectively.
  4. Format text.
  5. Apply formatting to various kinds of objects.
  6. Understand and work with styles.
  7. Understand, create and modify tables.
  8. Create and insert a table of contents and an index.
  9. Create a simple E-Publication.
  10. Understand and work with alternate layouts.

Course Content

This Adobe InDesign course will cover the following content:

The Adobe Account

  • The Adobe Website.
  • Signing in to Your Adobe Account.
  • The Creative Profile Home Page.
  • Managing Your Adobe Account.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager.
  • Working With Apps.
  • Understanding Library Assets.
  • Understanding TypeKit.
  • Add Fonts in Typekit.
  • Understanding Adobe Colour CC.
  • Understanding Behance.

Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The Libraries Panel.
  • Adding Elements to the Library.
  • Accessing the Contents of Your Library Online.
  • Sorting the Contents of the Library.
  • Adding People to Your Library.
  • Working With Libraries.

Working Collaboratively with Adobe InDesign

  • Uploading a File to Creative Cloud.
  • Creating a Folder in Creative Cloud.
  • Working With Files and Folders.
  • Adding Collaborators.
  • Viewing and Navigating a File in Creative Cloud.
  • Making Changes to a Shared File.
  • Commenting on a Shared File.
  • Deleting Comments.
  • Creating User Identification.
  • Adding Notes to a Shared File.
  • Viewing Notes in a Shared File.
  • Working With Tracked Changes.
  • Accepting Collaboration Invitations.
  • Removing Collaborators.

Adobe InDesign Paragraph Formatting

  • Understanding the Paragraph Panel.
  • Applying Space Before and After Paragraphs.
  • Applying an Indent.
  • Applying a First Line Indent.
  • Understanding Tabs.
  • Setting Drop Caps.
  • Creating a Bulleted List.

Formatting Objects in Adobe InDesign

  • Applying Effects.
  • Applying Corner Effects.
  • Applying Transparency.
  • Applying a Gradient to an Object.
  • Using the Eyedropper to Copy Formatting.
  • The Find Change Dialog Box.
  • Creating a Snippet.
  • Inserting a Snippet.

Working With Adobe InDesign Styles

  • Understanding Styles.
  • Understanding Styles Panels.
  • Creating Character Styles.
  • Applying Character Styles.
  • Creating Paragraph Styles.
  • Creating a Style From Existing Formatting.
  • Applying Paragraph Styles.
  • Working With Style Groups.
  • Editing Styles.
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles.
  • Deleting Styles and Style Groups.

Working With Adobe InDesign Tables

  • Creating a Table.
  • Selecting Tables and Table Cells.
  • Entering Text in a Table Cell.
  • Adjusting a Table.
  • Formatting Text in a Table.
  • Understanding the Table Panel.
  • Formatting Cells.
  • Working With Table Borders.
  • Working With Table Colour.
  • Importing a Spreadsheet Table.
  • Deleting a Table.

Long Documents in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Tables of Contents.
  • Inserting a Table of Contents.
  • Formatting a Table of Contents.
  • Creating a Table of Contents Style.
  • Updating a Table of Contents.
  • Understanding Indexes.
  • Adding Index Entries.
  • Generating a Simple Index.

Creating a Simple Adobe InDesign E-Publication

  • Understanding Digital Documents.
  • Fixed Layout vs Reflowable.
  • Checking Your Fonts for EPUBS.
  • Interactive Navigation Tools.
  • Understanding Adding Animation.
  • The EPUB Interactivity Preview Panel.
  • Adding Animation.
  • Creating a Multi State Object.
  • Interactive Objects.
  • Creating a Button.
  • The EPUB Export Options Dialog box.
  • Exporting to EPUB.
  • Understanding MultiMedia Tools.

Alternate Layouts in Adobe InDesign

  • Understanding Alternate Layouts.
  • Previewing Liquid Layout.
  • Applying Liquid Layout Rules.
  • Constraining Specific Objects.
  • Applying Rules to Other Pages.
  • Creating an Alternate Layout.
  • Splitting the Document Window.

Intended Audience

This Adobe InDesign course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using InDesign and requires some knowledge of the Indesign software package. This Adobe InDesign course is ideal for new or existing InDesign users seeking to learn InDesign tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Adobe InDesign course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in an Adobe CC environment. In this Adobe InDesign course you’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

Course Prerequisites

This Adobe InDesign course assumes some knowledge of InDesign. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

Bring Your Own Device Option

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Windows or Mac devices. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.

About your instructor

Antony Brown

Antony Brown

Antony is a Certified Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & X trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor. He has a deep understanding and broad experience in delivering product training to professionals, one-on-one and small groups, as well as demonstrations at trade shows throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Antony is also the author of a Focal Press publication.

  • Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects CS5
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects CS5
  • Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Certified Expert in Audition
  • Adobe Certified Expert Video Specialist
  • Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X & 7
  • Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro X & 7


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