InDesign Advanced

If you want to mas­ter design and pub­lish­ing with InDesign, this is the course you need. It helps you achieve pro­fes­sion­al results in all your print and dig­i­tal pub­li­ca­tions by teach­ing you effi­cient pro­duc­tion work­flows and advanced cre­ative tech­niques. You’ll learn how to col­lab­o­rate with­in work­groups; work effi­cient­ly with text, objects, and vari­able text; per­fect your print­ed and dig­i­tal out­put; get the most out of InDesign’s trans­paren­cy and effects tools, and much more, all with a real-world work­flow focus and hands-on instruc­tion with world-renowned InDesign guru and author Pariah Burke.

What You Will Learn

  • Not just how to use InDesign’s fea­tures but also why and when you should use them
  • Setting up press-ready pages and spreads with bleed, slug, and live areas
  • Placing and fit­ting images rapid­ly and accu­rate­ly
  • Using lay­ers, guides, grids, tem­plates, and libraries to speed the design process
  • Improving pro­duc­tiv­i­ty through reusable set­tings and assets
  • Working with InCopy to incor­po­rate col­lab­o­ra­tion
  • Customizing InDesign’s tools to meet the demands of dai­ly dead­lines
  • Exploring all that InDesign can do with text, char­ac­ters, and doc­u­ments
  • Revolutionizing your work­flow by using pages and sto­ries effec­tive­ly
  • Mastering essen­tial cal­i­bra­tion and col­or man­age­ment steps, even for grayscale jobs
  • Printing well and accu­rate­ly with the right pre­flight­ing pro­ce­dures
  • Getting more effi­cient and more cre­ative using smart work­flows
  • Optimize InDesign to meet your print, pre­press, and dig­i­tal pub­lish­ing needs
  • Find sophis­ti­cat­ed solu­tions to every­day design chal­lenges

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be ful­ly cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course we teach is ful­ly cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expand­ed or altered as required to fit your needs.


  • Panels
  • Bars
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Menus
  • Plug-In Customization
  • Workspaces
  • InDesign in Your Pocket
  • Customizing Application Defaults


  • Working with Text Frames
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Paragraph Composition
  • Paragraph Rules


  • Formatting Characters
  • Special Characters
  • OpenType
  • Glyphs Panel


  • The Essence of Vector
  • Drawing Paths
  • Shape Tools


  • Placing Assets
  • Managing Placed Assets
  • Live Captions


  • Transparency and Effects
  • Strokes
  • Swatches
  • Anchored Objects
  • Type on a Path
  • Step and Repeat
  • Gridified Tools
  • Gap Tool
  • Transform Again
  • Transform with­out Grouping
  • Live Distribute
  • Smart Guides


  • Creating Pages
  • Managing Pages
  • Page Size, Orientation, and Rotation
  • Master Pages


  • Threading and Unthreading Text Frames
  • Lists, Numbers, and Bullets (Oh, My!)
  • Word Processing
  • Referencing: Footnotes, Endnotes, and Cross-References
  • Fixing, Finding, and Changing Text and More


  • Seeing Your Work
  • Page Transitions
  • Guides and Grids
  • Layers
  • Books
  • Indexing
  • Tables of Contents


  • Managing Color
  • Proofing
  • Preflighting


  • Ink Manager
  • Overprinting and Trapping
  • Print Dialog
  • Print Imposed Pages and Booklets
  • Packaging


  • IDML
  • XML
  • EPS
  • JPEG
  • Flash
  • ePUB
  • PDF (Interactive)
  • PDF (for Print)


  • Working Efficiently with Text
  • Working Efficiently with Tables
  • Working Efficiently with Objects


  • Collaborating with Other Designers
  • Collaborating with Writers and Editors
  • Collaborating with Anyone on Any File
  • Sending Documents for Review
  • Sharing Reusable Settings

Schedule your Advanced Adobe InDesign train­ing class now!

Pariah Burke

Author, consultant, trainer, guru: Digital Publishing, ePub, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark. Empowering, Informing, Connecting Creative Professionals™