Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), First Edition

Book description

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign choose Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2019 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based step-by-step lessons show users the key techniques for working in InDesign. Designers will build a strong foundation of typographic, color, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce a broad range of print and digital publications—from a simple postcard to an interactive Adobe PDF with form fields. The real-world tasks in this comprehensive book are presented in an easy-to-follow, step-by-step format and are designed to train beginning Adobe InDesign users in the program—from fundamental features to powerful layout and output skills.


This book also enables experienced InDesign users to elevate their skills, understand best practices, and learn about new features. Enhancements in this version target usability and productivity, including the ability to browse fonts visually, using Content Aware Fit for intelligent image placement, use Layout Adjust to automatically adjust layout when changing page sizes, and quickly access common controls in the Properties panel.


The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each lesson. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Where are the Lesson Files?
  5. Contents
  6. Getting Started
    1. About Classroom in a Book
    2. Prerequisites
    3. Installing the software
    4. Adobe Creative Cloud desktop app
    5. Classroom in a Book fonts
    6. Online content
    7. Lesson files
    8. Web Edition
    9. Accessing the lesson files and Web Edition
    10. Saving and restoring the InDesign Defaults file
    11. Moving the current InDesign Defaults file
    12. Restoring the saved InDesign Defaults file
    13. Training resources
  7. 1 Introducing the Workspace
    1. Looking at the workspace
    2. Selecting and using tools
    3. Reviewing the Control panel
    4. Reviewing the Application bar
    5. Reviewing the document window and pasteboard
    6. Working with multiple document windows
    7. Working with panels
    8. Opening and closing panels
    9. Expanding and collapsing panels
    10. Rearranging and customizing panels
    11. Moving the Tools panel and Control panel
    12. Customizing the workspace
    13. Using the view commands
    14. Using the Zoom tool
    15. Navigating through a document
    16. Navigating pages
    17. Using the Hand tool
    18. Using context menus
    19. Using panel menus
    20. Modifying interface preferences
    21. Exploring on your own
  8. 2 Getting to Know InDesign
    1. Getting started
    2. Viewing guides
    3. Preflighting as you work
    4. Adding text
    5. Typing and styling text
    6. Importing and flowing text
    7. Working with styles
    8. Applying paragraph styles
    9. Formatting text for the character style
    10. Creating and applying a character style
    11. Working with graphics
    12. Working with objects
    13. Moving and rotating an object
    14. Changing an object’s stroke and fill
    15. Working with object styles
    16. Viewing the document in Presentation mode
    17. Exploring on your own
  9. 3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and saving custom document settings
    3. Creating a new document
    4. Working with master pages
    5. Adding guides to the master page
    6. Dragging guides from rulers
    7. Step and repeat, paste, and delete guides
    8. Creating a text frame on the master page
    9. Renaming the master page
    10. Adding placeholder frames for text
    11. Adding placeholder frames for graphics
    12. Creating an additional master page
    13. Overriding master items
    14. Modifying a parent master
    15. Applying master pages to document pages
    16. Adding new document pages
    17. Rearranging and deleting document pages
    18. Changing the size of pages within one InDesign file
    19. Using the Measure tool
    20. Adding sections to change page numbering
    21. Overriding master page items and placing text and graphics
    22. Replacing placeholder text
    23. Printing to the edge of the paper: using the bleed guides
    24. Viewing the completed spread
    25. Exploring on your own
  10. 4 Working with Objects
    1. Getting started
    2. Working with layers
    3. Creating and reordering layers
    4. Move items to the Background layer
    5. Creating and modifying text frames
    6. Creating and resizing text frames
    7. Reshaping a text frame
    8. Creating multicolumn text frames
    9. Adjusting text inset and vertical alignment
    10. Creating and modifying graphics frames
    11. Drawing a new graphics frame
    12. Placing a graphic within an existing frame
    13. Resizing a graphics frame to crop a graphic
    14. Placing a graphic without an existing frame
    15. Placing multiple graphics in a grid of frames
    16. Resizing and moving images within frames
    17. Adjusting the space between frames
    18. Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
    19. Placing and linking graphics frames
    20. Modifying and updating parent–child graphics frames
    21. Wrapping text around a graphic
    22. Transforming the shape of frames
    23. Working with compound shapes
    24. Converting shapes
    25. Repeating shapes
    26. Adding rounded corners to frames
    27. Transforming and aligning objects
    28. Rotating an object
    29. Rotating an image within its frame
    30. Aligning multiple objects
    31. Scaling multiple objects
    32. Transforming multiple objects
    33. Selecting and modifying grouped objects
    34. Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads
    35. Creating a QR code
    36. Finishing up
    37. Exploring on your own
  11. 5 Flowing Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Flowing text into an existing frame
    3. Importing text into an existing text frame
    4. Applying a paragraph style
    5. Resizing text frames automatically
    6. Flowing text manually
    7. Creating text frames while flowing text
    8. Creating threaded frames automatically
    9. Flowing text automatically
    10. Applying paragraph styles to text
    11. Adjusting columns
    12. Using the baseline grid to align text
    13. Viewing the baseline grid
    14. Adding a jump line page number
    15. Exploring on your own
  12. 6 Editing Text
    1. Getting started
    2. Finding and changing a missing font
    3. Entering and importing text
    4. Entering text
    5. Importing text
    6. Finding and changing text and formatting
    7. Finding and changing text
    8. Finding and changing formatting
    9. Checking spelling
    10. Checking spelling in the document
    11. Adding words to a document-specific dictionary
    12. Automatically correcting misspelled words
    13. Editing text by dragging and dropping
    14. Using the Story Editor
    15. Tracking changes
    16. Exploring on your own
  13. 7 Working with Typography
    1. Getting started
    2. Adjusting vertical spacing
    3. Changing the spacing between paragraphs
    4. Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
    5. Adding a font from Adobe Fonts
    6. Adding a special character
    7. Applying a stroke and fill to text
    8. Inserting fraction characters
    9. Working with columns
    10. Specifying columns for a text frame
    11. Creating a straddle head
    12. Adjusting columns
    13. Changing paragraph alignment
    14. Hanging punctuation outside the margin
    15. Creating a drop cap
    16. Adjusting letter and word spacing
    17. Adjusting the tracking and kerning
    18. Adjusting line breaks
    19. Hyphenation settings
    20. Inserting a manual line break
    21. Setting tabs
    22. Aligning text to tabs and adding tab leaders
    23. Creating a numbered list with a hanging indent
    24. Working with paragraph shading and rules
    25. Applying shading to a paragraph
    26. Applying a rule to a paragraph
    27. Exploring on your own
  14. 8 Working with Color
    1. Getting started
    2. Managing color
    3. The need for color management
    4. Displaying images at full resolution
    5. Specifying color settings in InDesign
    6. Proofing colors onscreen
    7. Defining printing requirements
    8. Loading a preflight profile
    9. Selecting a preflight profile
    10. Converting a color mode for a swatch
    11. Creating colors
    12. Creating a PANTONE color swatch
    13. Creating CMYK color swatches
    14. Applying colors
    15. Applying fill colors to objects
    16. Applying colors to strokes
    17. Applying colors to text
    18. Working with tint swatches
    19. Creating a tint swatch
    20. Applying a tint swatch
    21. Working with gradients
    22. Creating a gradient swatch
    23. Applying a gradient swatch
    24. Adjusting the direction of the gradient blend
    25. Working with color groups
    26. Adding colors to a color group
    27. Previewing the final document
    28. Exploring on your own
    29. Creating a color theme
    30. Viewing color themes
    31. Adding a theme to the Swatches panel
    32. Adding a color theme to your CC Library
  15. 9 Working with Styles
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating and applying paragraph styles
    3. Creating a paragraph style
    4. Applying a paragraph style
    5. Creating and applying character styles
    6. Creating a character style
    7. Applying a character style
    8. Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
    9. Creating character styles for nesting
    10. Creating a nested style
    11. Creating and applying object styles
    12. Formatting an object for a style
    13. Creating an object style
    14. Applying an object style
    15. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    16. Creating cell styles
    17. Creating a table style
    18. Applying a table style
    19. Globally updating styles
    20. Loading styles from another document
    21. Finishing up
    22. Exploring on your own
  16. 10 Importing and Modifying Graphics
    1. Getting started
    2. Adding graphics from other programs
    3. Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
    4. Managing links to imported files
    5. Identifying imported images
    6. Viewing information about linked files
    7. Showing files in Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS)
    8. Updating revised graphics
    9. Adjusting display quality
    10. Importing and sizing graphics
    11. Import, size, and crop
    12. Place a graphic into an existing frame and use frame fitting options
    13. Place a graphic into an existing frame by dropping from the desktop
    14. Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
    15. Editing placed pictures
    16. Working with dropped backgrounds
    17. Working with clipping paths from Photoshop in InDesign
    18. Working with transparent backgrounds from Photoshop in InDesign
    19. Importing native Adobe graphic files
    20. Working with a Photoshop file with layers
    21. Creating an anchored graphics frame
    22. Adding text wrap to an anchored graphics frame
    23. Importing an Illustrator file
    24. Importing an Illustrator file with layers
    25. Using an InDesign library to manage objects
    26. Creating an InDesign library
    27. Exploring on your own
  17. 11 Creating Tables
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a table
    3. Converting text to a table
    4. Changing rows and columns
    5. Adding and deleting rows
    6. Deleting rows
    7. Rearranging rows and columns
    8. Adjusting column widths, row heights, and text placement
    9. Merging cells
    10. Formatting a table
    11. Adding a fill pattern
    12. Applying a fill color to cells
    13. Editing cell strokes
    14. Adding table borders
    15. Adding graphics to table cells
    16. Converting cells to graphic cells
    17. Placing images in graphic cells
    18. Adjusting the row heights
    19. Anchoring graphics in table cells
    20. Creating a header row
    21. Creating and applying table and cell styles
    22. Creating table and cell styles
    23. Applying table and cell styles
    24. Exploring on your own
  18. 12 Working with Transparency
    1. Getting started
    2. Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
    3. Applying transparency settings
    4. About the Effects panel
    5. Changing the opacity of solid-color objects
    6. Applying a blending mode
    7. Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
    8. Applying transparency to a vector graphic
    9. Applying transparency to a bitmap graphic
    10. Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
    11. Applying transparency settings to text
    12. Working with effects
    13. Applying a basic feather to the edges of an image
    14. Applying a gradient feather
    15. Adding a drop shadow to text
    16. Applying multiple effects to an object
    17. Copying effects between objects
    18. Editing and removing effects
    19. Exploring on your own
  19. 13 Printing and Exporting
    1. Getting started
    2. Preflighting files
    3. Previewing separations
    4. Managing colors
    5. Using the Ink Manager
    6. Previewing transparency effects
    7. Previewing the pages
    8. Creating an Adobe PDF proof
    9. Creating a press-ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
    10. Sharing a preset
    11. Printing a proof and saving a print preset
    12. Print Booklet
    13. Packaging files
    14. Exploring on your own
  20. 14 Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
    1. Getting started
    2. Set up a workspace for forms
    3. Adding form fields
    4. Adding text fields
    5. Adding either/or choices: radio buttons
    6. Adding yes or no choices: check boxes
    7. Adding a list of choices: combo box
    8. Setting the tab order of the fields
    9. Adding a button to submit the form
    10. Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
    11. Testing your form in Adobe Acrobat Reader
    12. Exploring on your own
  21. 15 Creating a fixed-Layout epub
    1. Getting started
    2. Creating a new document for fixed-layout export
    3. EPUB: Reflowable versus fixed-layout
    4. Adding animation
    5. Using a motion preset to create animation
    6. Adjusting the timing of animations
    7. Buttons
    8. Using buttons to play animations
    9. Using a button to trigger custom motion paths for animations
    10. Creating a navigation button
    11. Creating a pop-up caption
    12. Adding multimedia and interactive elements
    13. Adding a movie
    14. Adding a sound
    15. Creating a slideshow
    16. Creating a hyperlink
    17. Exporting an EPUB file
    18. Exploring on your own
    19. Timing animations
    20. Adding sound control buttons
    21. Creating a slide-in caption
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2019 Release), First Edition
  • Author(s): Kelly Kordes Anton, Tina DeJarld
  • Release date: December 2018
  • Publisher(s): Adobe Press
  • ISBN: 9780135262634