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Adobe InDesign Advanced Tutorial by Bring Your Own Laptop, get your free downloadable exercise files and printable PDF above.

You’ll learn advanced font tricks using Typekit & Opentype fonts, font grouping & font pairing. Mastering colour features like the colour theme tool and colour modes as well as professional proofing for colours for print. We’ll set permanent defaults for fonts, colours & will learn how to turn hyphenation off for good, once and for all.

What would an advanced InDesign course be without all the tactics to fully control paragraphs, auto expanding boxes, spanning & splitting columns. You’ll become a Styles master, using nested styles, grep styles, next styles & advanced object styles.

We’ll make beautiful charts & graphs for your InDesign documents. You’ll learn the pros & cons of various digital distribution methods including Interactive PDF’s, EPUBs & the amazing Publish Online.

You’ll become a master of long, text heavy documents, autoflowing, primary text frames & smart text reflow, cross referencing, indexes, text variables & the InDesign book feature. There is entire section dedicated to how to speed up your personal workflow & how to speed up InDesign and get it running super fast.

We look at interactive forms & scripts. There is just so much we cover and I want to share everything here in the intro but I can’t. Have a look through the video list, there is an amazing amount we cover here in the course.

If you’re one of those people using InDesign and you know there is probably a better way, a faster way to work then this is your course.


41 Replies to “InDesign Advanced Course – Adobe InDesign CC 2018”

  1. Hey guys, the total course is 7 hours long with over 70 videos! If you want to check it out and sign up, have a look here:

  2. thank you for this video! even though the target audience is for advanced users, a beginner like me was still able to learn lots from it! thanks a bunch

  3. Fantastic tutorial video! Thank you so much! Very detailed and easy to understand! Keep following your channel.

  4. Million thanks, great content! I learnt this lesson in 3hrs with the practice on the side. I've got a 2020 version, but this is stil relatable!!!

  5. Do I get the same lectures on udemy as it's on you tube or do I get a more detailed advance course? Need your help.. thank u

  6. നിങ്ങളുടെ മികച്ച പരിശീലനത്തിന് വളരെയധികം നന്ദി, ഇത് വളരെ ഉപയോഗപ്രദവും വളരെ രസകരവുമാണ്!

  7. Please guide me where I can learn scripts for Indesign. I’m in desperate situation to minimise day to day work. Not only about time saving, even it’s about effectiveness. Thank you!

  8. I spent my afternoon watching this, I am so in love with InDesign 💖 Many thanks for your great training, it’s super useful and so much fun!

  9. The thing I like the most about your tutorials is that you are kind and nice, and professional at the same time. I don't feel myself like a stupid student 🙂 I learn a lot and don't feel any pressure. Thank you very much for your approach.

  10. 2:57 – Getting Started



    11:53 – Default Font Size

    13:09 – Type Kit and open type

    20:50 – Free fonts – (Google Fonts)

    24:25 – Mastering Your Fonts

    28:05 – What The Font?

    34:26 – Font Pairing


    4: Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

    5: Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

    6: Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

    7: Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

    8: What The Font – Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

    9: How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

    Creative Cloud APP


    36:52 – Adobe Market

    Creative Cloud APP

    10: Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC



    42:37 – Color Theme tool

    45:51 – Colors Modes

    48:29 – Importing Colors

    55:28 – Adobe Color

    56:36 – Appearance of black

    1:04:00 – Gridify & Live Distribute

    11: How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

    12: Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

    13: Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

    14: Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

    15: Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

    16: Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute



    1:17:50 – Arrows

    1:22:06 – Complex Flowers


    17: How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

    18: How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC



    1:29:30 – auto expand with auto size

    1:34:16 – Placeholder Alternatives

    1:39:55 – Paragraph Borders

    1:49:53 – Paragraph Composer

    1:52:11 – Paragraph and span splits

    Paragraph Goodness

    19: How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

    20: Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

    21: How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

    22: Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

    23: How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

    Thank you for the great course!!

  11. This was the first video I watched from you and it was super helpful! Thank you so much for sharing all of this. I've been using InDesign for nearly a decade and there were still features I didn't know about!

  12. Does anyone know if when you pay for just a month (so $12) on the website that it is just for one month or will the amount be taken each month until you ask to cancel? I have paid for the courses from a different website and it's expired but I need to get through one more course so ideally would just like it for a month rather than longer! Thank you!

  13. The best Id course ever!!! I know what i know and i know what i don’t know now. Thanks to you. I love your teaching style, no gap. I am going to join your full course asap. Thank you so much Dan.

  14. For some reason when switching to the gradient tool. Then, clicking on the *house icon*. I can't change the color. My object is selected, I'm on CMYK mode and everything. The issue is on the "Complex Flower" 1:24:35. I hover over color and I don't get the eyedropper tool.
    Also, When I hover over "gradient stop color" I get a Stop SIgn-like symbol or black circle with a line cross inside.

  15. @1:45:49 on page 3 I don't know how your color appeared outside the text box because mine was still on the text and not outside as a border …sigh

  16. I am loving you!!! even tho I have 2 rewind several times being I'm a brand-newbie… u are teaching me a lot THANKS A MILLION!

  17. Hey Dan, I would like to tell you that this has been very helpful course and you have been an awesome tutor during this course. It has really contributed significantly in improving my skill in Indesign! Thanks Dan! and keep on inspiring by publishing such wonderful tutorials!

  18. Hi! I have a question about making the flowery thing. When I do it, it is rotating differently than yours. Yours is staying centered and mine goes to one side of the page. I tried to play around with it, but I couldn't figure it out. Any ideas?

  19. Anybody know how I can learn to use current version of Indesign? Skillshare & Linkdln Learn didn’t help me.

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