Key points about this course

Duration : 1 Day
Public Class : RM 2,199.00
Live Virtual Class : RM 1,149.00

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Adobe InDesign CC Essentials

Live Virtual Class

Public Class

In House Training

Private Class

Course Overview

This Adobe Indesign cc course is the key if you want to improve your designs either offline or online publishing. Adobe Indesign becomes the most widely used desktop publishing tool in the market today. To produce great designs, you must utilise all the features in the software.

In this Adobe Indesign course, you learn how to create your own documents from scratch, such as flyers, adverts, magazines, business cards, reports, newsletters and more.

You will also learn how to create layout and format pages with text and images, create re-usable colour swatches, work with styles and masters to quickly format your pages, as well as apply effects such as shadows or transparency. You will learn how to prepare your document for output, identifying and correcting any potential errors before outputting it into an appropriate format for print or screen work.

To improve your knowledge and skills, learn Adobe Indesign in our face to face or through a live virtual class. This training is available for a public and private group. It is open for Malaysia and international students.

Course Prerequisites

This Adobe Indesign training is for beginner. To attend this course, you must familiar with computer, perform functions such as copy and paste, open applications and files etc. You also need to use the Internet, for example for browsing and interacting with websites.

Course Content


  • What is Desktop Publishing
  • Why InDesign
  • What you will learn

InDesign Interface

  • Overview of the interface
  • Creating customised Workspaces
  • Organising Panels
  • Customising Menus
  • Changing Default Settings

Document Creation

  • Creating a New Document
  • Bleed, Slug and Margins
  • Facing Pages
  • Columns and Gutter

Frames and Shapes

  • What are frames
  • Creating frames
  • Moving frames
  • Aligning frames
  • Sizing and positioning
  • Rounded corners
  • Anchoring frames
  • Rotating and skewing
  • Creating frames from text

Working with Text

  • Creating text frames
  • Using placeholder text
  • Inserting special characters
  • Glyphs
  • Threading text frames
  • Viewing threads
  • The Story Editor
  • Text frame options, inset spacing etc..
  • Hyphenation
  • Importing from Word

Formatting Text

  • Leading
  • Kerning & tracking
  • Drop caps
  • Baseline shift
  • Justification & Alignment
  • Uppercase, lowercase, sentence case & title case
  • Indents
  • Bullets
  • Formatting Bullets

Working with Objects

  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Change object shape
  • Rotating a spread
  • Arranging objects
  • Layers Panel


  • Using mini bridge
  • Different file formats
  • Placing images
  • Frame Fitting Options
  • Text wrap options
  • Resizing and positioning images
  • Select v direct select
  • Content Grabber (and how to turn it off)
  • Display performance
  • Clipping paths


  • Creating layouts
  • Guides and smart guides
  • The gap tool
  • Liquid Layout
  • Alternate Layout
  • Using the page tool
  • Live distribute
  • Merging frames
  • Compound shapes

Masters and Pages

  • Working with masters
  • Creating masters
  • Importing masters
  • Applying masters
  • Master options
  • Page numbering
  • Numbering and sections
  • Text threads in masters


  • Understanding Colours: CMYK, RGB, Pantone etc..
  • Creating colours
  • Saving colours as swatches
  • Sampling colors from images
  • Exporting and importing colours
  • Applying colours to strokes and fills
  • Creating gradients
  • Saving gradients as swatches
  • Applying gradients to items

Gradient Feather

  • Applied to what?
  • Linear v radial
  • Angle and location


  • Creating a new table
  • Convert text to table
  • Strokes and fills
  • Alternating row and column strokes
  • Adding rows and columns
  • Deleting rows and columns
  • Merge and unmerge

Other Effects

  • Applied to what?
  • Drop & Inner Shadow
  • Inner & Outer Glow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Satin
  • Transparency

Basic Styles

  • Character styles
  • Paragraph styles
  • Style Priority
  • Creating styles
  • Applying and removing styles
  • Overrides
  • Redefining styles
  • Importing Styles
  • Removing unused styles
  • Nested Styles


  • Why preflighting
  • Detecting errors
  • Identify & correct errors
  • Custom profiles


  • Packaging all files
  • PDF Presets (print ready, small size etc.)
  • Including printers marks / bleed
  • Compression
  • Export to interactive PDF
  • Page transitions (eg: fade, blind, etc.)

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