Domestika Basics 6 courses

Adobe InDesign from Beginner to Advanced

By Leandro Rodrigues
Graphic Designer and Art Director. São Paulo, Brazil.
On Domestika since 03/03/2020
, Graphic Designer and Art Director

Master the software and learn how to create interactive files and documents like a pro

  • Domestika Basics 6 courses Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (40)
  • 2773 students
Adobe InDesign from Beginner to Advanced

Master the software and learn how to create interactive files and documents like a pro


Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (40)
  • 2773 students
  • 6 courses
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Level: Beginner
  • 61 Lessons (9h 13m)
  • 18 downloads
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French
  • Unlimited access forever


Domestika Basics · 6 courses included

If you’re looking to achieve a professional look for your visual projects, Adobe InDesign is the program for you. Recognized as the market benchmark, this software allows you to organize, layout, and edit a variety of printed and interactive materials, giving them coherence and highlighting your visual communication.

In this 6-course Domestika Basics, designer and art director Leandro Rodrigues teaches you how to use InDesign to create a complete visual project from scratch in an agile, organized, and efficient way.

In the first course, learn how to install and configure the software, get familiar with the interface, see how to create and save your files, and discover the main commands and shortcuts you will be using.

Next, learn how to build your documents by establishing the layout and typography. Uncover the tricks for configuring formats, margins, columns, and spaces. See how to add text boxes and adjust formatting, character styles, and paragraph styles, as well as advanced features like the glyph panel, open type, baseline, justification, and hyphenation.

In the third course, dive into objects. Learn about the native and linked object types, their styles, and how to export them for printing or editing later.

Then, enter the world of large document layout. Leandro teaches you his techniques for dealing with large amounts of content and how to create master pages. Also, learn about numbering, bookmarks, master smart text flow, and making a book.

In the fifth course, learn various methods for improving agility and productivity in your projects. Use the program shortcuts and get to know tools like quick application, sequence styles, and perform automated actions with Locate and Replace.

To complete your course, Leandro gives you an overview of the interactive resources found in PDF and EPUB documents so you can export your final project and publish it online. Discover how to add object animations and page transitions, create presentations, insert multimedia files, and embed web content like maps and YouTube videos.

By the end of this Adobe InDesign Domestika Basics, you will know how to outline and organize interactive files like a pro.

Technical requirements

    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 or macOS 10.12 Sierra (or higher)
    ⦁ Adobe InDesign CC 2019 or higher (you can buy or download the 7-day trial version from the Adobe website)
    ⦁ Microsoft Word 2019


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Leandro Rodrigues

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Graphic Designer and Art Director

Through his extensive professional and academic experience, Leandro Rodrigues combines his passions for graphic design, publishing, and art direction to help bring life and personality to large-scale graphic content and digital projects.

With studies in graphic design and a postgrad degree in Art Direction for Communication from the Centro Universitário SENAC in São Paulo, Leandro has worked for over ten years in publishing and as a professor.

He has held art director and graphic design positions at the publishing house Maquinaria Studio and the digital marketing agency AgMN. He is a visiting Digital Design professor at SENAC São Paulo, as well as a director and art editor for Oeste magazine.


Contents

Course 1: Overview and First Steps

  • U1

    Course Introduction

    • Course Introduction
  • U2

    How to download and install InDesign

    • How to download and install InDesign
  • U3

    Introducing InDesign

    • Introducing InDesign
  • U4

    Preferences and initial settings

    • Preferences and initial settings
  • U5

    New documents and File menu

    • New documents and File menu
  • U6

    Interface and menus

    • Interface and menus
  • U7

    View menu and basic shortcuts

    • View menu and basic shortcuts
  • U8

    Window menu and manage panels

    • Window menu and manage panels
  • U9

    Workspace

    • Workspace
  • U10

    Toolbox and control bar

    • Toolbox and control bar
  • U11

    Navigating the document and Pages panel

    • Navigating the document and Pages panel
  • U12

    Other basic shortcuts

    • Other basic shortcuts
  • U13

    Saving a document

    • Saving a document
  • U14

    Export pages as images

    • Export pages as images
  • U15

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 2: Layout and Typography

  • U1

    Document layout

    • Document layout
  • U2

    Text boxes and columns

    • Text boxes and columns
  • U3

    Working with typography

    • Working with typography
  • U4

    Type Menu

    • Type Menu
  • U5

    Paragraph styles

    • Paragraph styles 1
    • Paragraph styles 2
  • U6

    Baseline, Hyphenation and Justification

    • Baseline, Hyphenation and Justification
  • U7

    Character styles

    • Character styles
  • U8

    Advanced typography

    • Advanced typography
  • U9

    Closing PDF for printing

    • Closing PDF for printing
  • U10

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 3: Objects, Links and Styles

  • U1

    Object creation tools

    • Object creation tools
  • U2

    Objects and their attributes

    • Objects and their attributes
  • U3

    Working with color

    • Working with color
  • U4

    Effects

    • Effects
  • U5

    Object Styles panel

    • Object Styles panel
  • U6

    Linked objects

    • Linked objects
  • U7

    Editing links and Links panel

    • Editing links and Links panel
  • U8

    Linked object styles

    • Linked object styles
  • U9

    Table styles and editing

    • Table styles and editing
  • U10

    Exporting a package

    • Exporting a package
  • U11

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 4: Layout and Large Documents

  • U1

    Detailed document configuration

    • Detailed document configuration
  • U2

    Creating a base graphic project

    • Creating a base graphic project 1
    • Creating a base 2 graphic design
  • U3

    Creating master pages

    • Creating master pages
  • U4

    Smart Text Reflow

    • Smart Text Reflow
  • U5

    Mapping text styles

    • Mapping text styles
  • U6

    Diagramming chapters of a book

    • Diagramming chapters of a book
  • U7

    Numbering of pages and bookmarks

    • Numbering of pages and bookmarks
  • U8

    How to generate a PDF book

    • How to generate a PDF book
  • U9

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 5: Productivity and Automations

  • U1

    Optimizing Display Performance

    • Optimizing Display Performance
  • U2

    Essential shortcuts

    • Essential shortcuts
  • U3

    Inline styles

    • Inline styles
  • U4

    Find and Change

    • Find and Change
  • U5

    Spell check

    • Spell check
  • U6

    Tips and tricks

    • Tips and tricks
  • U7

    Review with commented PDF (Indd 2020)

    • Review with commented PDF (Indd 2020)
  • U8

    Practice

    • Practice

Course 6: Interactive Documents

  • U1

    Navigation with buttons and hyperlinks

    • Navigation with buttons and hyperlinks
  • U2

    Transitions and animations

    • Transitions and animations
  • U3

    Inserting multimedia files

    • Inserting multimedia files
  • U4

    Embedding interactive content

    • Embedding interactive content
  • U5

    Interactive PDF, EPUB and publish online

    • Interactive PDF, EPUB and publish online
  • U6

    Practice

    • Practice

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About Domestika Basics

Domestika Basics is a series of courses focused on teaching the most commonly used software by creative professionals worldwide. The courses are taught in an easy, step-by-step fashion.
The content has been meticulously curated and is intended for both, beginning students going into a new creative field and more experienced professionals who need to polish their skills.
Learn with top Domestika teachers through hands-on lessons, plentiful resources and incremental challenges that will allow you to see results from the very first day.
Domestika Basics will allow you to step-up your professional game and be prepared to score better projects.

  • Without prior knowledge.

    Domestika Basics gives you everything you need to get started on a new creative field and become an expert on it.

  • Focused on the tool.

    Discover its principles, techniques, and the tried-and-true methods you need to master it.

  • Learn fast.

    With a straightforward, step-by-step approach, our outstanding professionals will teach you how to get the most out of the program.

Adobe InDesign from Beginner to Advanced. A Design course by Leandro Rodrigues

Adobe InDesign from Beginner to Advanced

By Leandro Rodrigues
Graphic Designer and Art Director. São Paulo, Brazil.
On Domestika since 03/03/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (40)
  • 2773 students