Adobe InDesign CS4

Adobe InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software. Using InDesign, you can produce professional quality, full color documents on high volume color printing presses, or print to a range of output devices, such as desktop printers and high resolution imaging devices, or export to formats like PDF.

Duration:45 hours
Validity:1 month


Who uses Adobe InDesign?

InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world.

Print designers use InDesign for creating rich typographic layouts using powerful typesetting tools, assembling photos and artwork into their designs easily, creating styles which instantly change the look of the document, packaging and preflighting the files for commercial print in an organized manner. InDesign gives publishers the ability to quickly convert their ordinary documents into digital formats and distribute across multiple marketplaces.


Course Details

This course covers everything you need to know to get up and running with InDesign Cs4. You will learn how to create a new document and build strong and flexible master pages, which can really speed up laying out your file. Learn how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, work with long documents and much more.


Course Overview

Getting to know the Work Area
This Lesson will orient you to the InDesign workspace, application bar, control panel, tools and context menu. We will also cover changing the magnification and navigating with the Hand and Zoom tool.
Setting up your Document
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to set up a new document, design master pages and work with document pages. You will see in this lesson how InDesign’s Text Wrap panel makes selecting a placed photo and applying text wrap a breeze.
Working with Frames
This lesson looks at InDesign frames that contain text, graphics or color. As you work with frames, you’ll discover that InDesign provides you a great amount of flexibility and control over your design.
Importing and Editing Text
In this lesson you will learn how to import text, thread text through frames and edit text within the frames. Once you import text, you can create and apply styles, find, replace and format text and use dynamic tools to correct spelling errors.
Working with Typography
This lesson shows you how to use paragraph styles to help you quickly and consistently format your documents.
Working with Color
This lesson will teach you various options of adding colors to your InDesign document. Learn how to create, save and apply process and spot colors to objects, strokes and text.
Working with Styles
With Adobe InDesign Styles offer a quick, consistent method for formatting documents. Once you create a style and apply it, you can modify the settings and anywhere that style is used, the new style settings will be picked up. Watch and learn!
Importing and Linking Graphics
This lesson provides a foundation for managing imported graphics using the Links panel and the Library for handling frequently used objects.
Creating Tables
This lesson shows you how to create, Import and format a table. You’ll also see how to use Graphics within tables and format text within a table.
Working with Long Documents
This chapter is focused entirely on long-document features of InDesign. Using the book feature you can break longer documents into sections and add each section to the Book panel. You can create multiple book files which reference individual InDesign files.
Working with Transparency
This lesson shows some of the ways in which transparency can be added to objects using InDesign effect and transparency options.
Output and Exporting
you’ll learn how to check all the elements of a document to be sure that they are print or “press”-ready, including the image resolution, the color space, missing or modified images, overflow text, and much more. You’ll also learn to “package” all the assets used to assemble the file.

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45 hours


1 month



This course is interactive and not taught in real-time. So you can login at your convenience and do your classes and exercises. Our interactive interface offers useful features such as fast forward, rewind, pause and you can even redo a lesson before moving ahead. These features help you track your progress and learn just what you want. Included are project files to allow you to learn right along with the instructor using the exact same files that they use. Each individual lesson has been provided with an eBook and a quiz to test your knowledge of each lesson before you take your final test. In addition to this hands-on learning experience, our trainers will evaluate your course work, clarify questions and give relevant feedback to help you grow