InDesign CC 2020 MasterClass
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InDesign CC 2020 MasterClass

Master the Industry-leading Page Design and Layout Application
4.6 (1,753 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
13,520 students enrolled
Created by Martin Perhiniak
Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 10.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn InDesign from the start the way a professional would use it.
  • Test your knowledge with quizzes at the end of each chapter.
  • Practice everything you learn with provided Exercise Files.
  • Learn useful keyboard shortcuts and best practices.
  • Advanced automation techniques like GREP and Data Merge
  • Working with Text and Image Frames
  • Creative Page Layouts and Compositions
  • Mastering Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Typographic and typesetting techniques
  • Creating Table of Contents
  • Working with Books and Long Documents
  • Print and Digital Publishing
  • Any version of Adobe InDesign, preferably not older than InDesign CS6. Ideally InDesign CC (Creative Cloud).
  • Prior knowledge is not needed
  • Exercise Files and Study Guides are provided

The aim of this course is to teach you to use InDesign like a creative professional. Learn all of the best practises for working in InDesign so you feel 100% confident in creating new work, always know which tool or feature to use, and never waste time doing things the long way.

Adobe InDesign is one of the three core applications created by Adobe and will prove to be an essential tool in all sorts of design projects. Which is why it’s a must know for any Graphic Designer and mastering the software in and out will be extremely valuable when it comes to creating commercial work.

More about Adobe InDesign:

  • InDesign is the industry-leading page design and layout design application which allows you to work across desktop and mobile devices.

  • It’s ability to handle long documents with dozens or even hundreds of high resolution images without any lag or compromise on quality is unrivaled by any piece of software.

  • InDesign’s real strength lies in its immensely detailed typographic features, which allow users to refine the copy they work with to the smallest details.

“Even before finishing the course, I was able to work and earn on three projects using InDesign. Martin is a great teacher, I recommend this for a total newbie who wants to become a professional. It's EASY!!!” 
Paul Avan

A closer look at what you will learn:

  • First of we will start with the basics, so you feel totally at ease with the interface, settings preferences and creating documents.

  • The next three chapters are all about introducing you to all of the brilliant tools and features in InDesign. Including Image & Text Frames, using Pages, choosing Fonts and Formatting Text.  

  • Then we move onto creating layouts, drawing, how to work with Swatches, Effects, Blend Modes, Grids and more!

  • Once you know how to design a layout you can start to learn about compositional techniques, this is where the course presents a unique learning opportunity.

  • The more complex features in InDesign are explained in the final three chapters of the course, so by then you will already be extremely familiar and comfortable with the tools/interface and feel confident and ready to master the more advanced techniques. These chapters include Mastering Styles, Advanced Text Features and Handling Assets and much more.

“This is awesome! I've been using InDesign for a few years now, but am largely self-taught. This course is filling in the gaps of my knowledge and connecting the dots brilliantly!”
Keeley Stitt

This course includes:

  • 81 Videos (10 hours of total playtime)

  • Interactive quizzes testing what you learnt in each chapter

  • Downloadable working files including an in-depth Workbook with interactive exercises

  • Course content updated with the latest CC 2020 new features

  • All future updates to InDesign will be included in this course for no extra payment

  • Estimated finish time: 25 hours (including finishing all exercises and quizzes)

  • Preparation guide for the official Adobe Certified Associate exam: Print & digital media publication using Adobe InDesign

  • Completion certificate upon finishing the entire course

Martin is an Adobe Certified Instructor voted as one of the Top 10 Adobe instructors in the world – with years of experience teaching in classrooms, seminars and webinars. He also worked professionally in the creative industry for over 10 years on a wide range of projects for clients such as Disney, Accenture, Mattel, etc. The examples and techniques in this course have been selected and refined to offer the most efficient and enjoyable way to master Adobe InDesign.

Who will find it useful:

  • Perfect for anyone looking to start or develop their career in the creative industry.

  • Complete beginners will be able to master the software from the very beginning to the most advanced features.

  • Self-taught users and existing professionals can use the course to take their skills and knowledge to the next level, refine their workflows and learn to do everything the right way!

  • Existing and more experienced users of Illustrator may also discover hidden gems and workflows or catch up with all the new features released in CC 2020.

“Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with this course and thought that it was very well laid out. For instance, Martin puts a few of the more challenging subject matters pretty far into the course, so that you've already built confidence with all of the basics and even a few simpler but advanced techniques. Plus, Martin also reiterates a lot of previous lessons throughout new ones -- just calling attention back to them and reusing -- so everything sinks in very nicely and becomes part of your workflow.”  
Jessica Hinckle

Skills you will gain:

  • Creating everything from printed books to brochures, magazines, eBooks and interactive online PDFs.

  • Designing engaging page layouts for both print and digital publications quickly and efficiently at the highest professional standard.

  • Mastering the complex typographic features and the ability to work efficiently with long documents like catalogs and books.

  • Work with and manipulate a huge variety of creative assets including images, text, simple illustration.

Ready to master Adobe InDesign? Start today by enrolling on this course!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is aimed at anyone who wants to get into the creative industry and gain a rock solid foundation of InDesign.
  • Although it is providing a beginner to intermediate level learning experience it can be useful for experienced Photoshop users too as there are many self-taught users who are missing out on a lot of techniques and features.
Course content
Expand all 91 lectures 10:23:37
+ Basics
6 lectures 45:23
Adobe Bridge
Exercise Files
Basics Test
12 questions
+ Working with Frames
8 lectures 57:37
Placing Images
Links panel
Resolution of images
Techniques with Image frames
Text frames
Importing text
Text frame options
Working with Frames Test
12 questions
+ Working with Pages
4 lectures 39:31
Working with pages
Advanced page techniques
Master pages
Master pages techniques
Working with Pages Test
12 questions
+ Formatting Text
4 lectures 35:37
Choosing fonts
Character formatting
Paragraph formatting 1
Paragraph formatting 2
Formatting Text Test
12 questions
+ Designing the Layout
9 lectures 01:15:07
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
12 questions
+ Compositional Techniques
6 lectures 48:46
Working with Layers
Text Wrap
Advanced Text Wrap techniques
Masking techniques
Anchored and Inline Images
Compositional Tips
Compostional Techniques Test
12 questions
+ Mastering Styles
6 lectures 47:49
Introduction to Styles
Paragraph Styles
Object Styles
Next Styles
Nested Styles
Working with Styles
Mastering Styles Test
12 questions
+ Advanced Text Features
9 lectures 01:28:45
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
12 questions
+ Handling Assets
5 lectures 21:47
InDesign Snippets
InDesign Libraries
Creating Templates
Content Collector/Placer Tool
Sharing assets with CC Libraries
Handling Assets Test
12 questions