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Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud 2017: Fundamentals New Toronto Group

"Adobe InDesign CC 2017 Fundamentals" is a comprehensive 3 day course that covers InDesign essentials while providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive while using the tool. 

This course includes in-depth training on core introductory, intermediate and even advanced InDesign CC 2017 topics to provide a solid foundation for any type of post-class InDesign work that a student will engage in. The class material is delivered at a brisk pace but adequate time is provided for the instructor to thoroughly cover all topics and for students to complete all hands-on exercises.

NOTE: At NTG, we always try to teach the latest versions of Adobe software. However, if you haven't upgraded yet, you should know that all of our Creative Cloud InDesign classes cover features that will work in earlier versions of InDesign (including CS6, CS5.5, and CS5). The instructor will let you know if you are seeing something that is new to Creative Cloud and will refer to prior versions as well.


$1,245 CDN / $1,245 USD


3 Days


There are currently no public training classes scheduled.  Call us to schedule training for you or your team.


Because of the amount of material we cover in this class, we do require students to be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files, and the general operations of computers.  We highly recommend working with the application tutorial before coming to the course.


Chapter 1: Introducing the Workspace 

  • Getting started
  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 2: Getting to Know InDesign

  • Getting started
  • Viewing guides
  • Preflighting as you work
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with object styles
  • Viewing the document in Presentation mode
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 3: Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Getting started
  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding new document pages
  • Rearranging and deleting document pages
  • Changing the size of pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Overriding master page items on document pages and placing text and graphics
  • Viewing the completed spread
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 4: Working with Objects

  • Getting started
  • Working with layers
  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Creating and modifying graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Placing and linking graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects
  • Creating a QR Code
  • Finishing up
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 5: Flowing Text 

  • Getting started
  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Resizing text frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 6: Editing Text 

  • Getting started
  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Tracking changes
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 7: Working with Typography

  • Getting started
  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type style
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Adjusting line breaks
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding a rule above a paragraph
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 8: Working with Color

  • Getting started
  • Managing color
  • Synchronizing color settings in Adobe Bridge
  • Specifying color settings in InDesign
  • Displaying images at full resolution
  • Proofing colors onscreen
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradient techniques
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 9: Working with Styles

  • Getting started
  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 10: Importing and Modifying Graphics 

  • Getting started
  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphics files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 11: Creating Tables

  • Getting started
  • Converting text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 12: Working With Transparency

  • Getting started
  • Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with effects
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 13: Printing and Exporting

  • Getting started
  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened
  • Previewing the page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the Ink Manager
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 14: Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields

  • Getting started
  • Adding form fields
  • Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 15: Creating and Exporting an ebook

  • Getting Started
  • Completing the booklet
  • Choosing the content of an ebook
  • Adding metadata
  • Exporting an EPUB file
  • Exploring on your own

Chapter 16: Working with Long Documents

  • Getting Started
  • Starting a book
  • Creating a running footer
  • Adding a footnote
  • Adding a cross-reference
  • Synchronizing a book
  • Generating a table of contents
  • Indexing a book
  • Exploring on your own

NTG TV - InDesign CC Training Video Links

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