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Adobe InDesign CC: Beginner to Intermediate

If you design or lay out brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, posters, and flyers, you need InDesign. You can create drawings and graphics in Illustrator, but the tools for designing pages with complex, interlocking elements are in InDesign: tight typographic controls, long and multiple text blocks, grid alignment, linking elements across pages, text and object styles, creating and updating links and cross-references, intuitive and powerful text wrap, etc.

Photoshop excels at editing and creating photo-quality images, but lines and text can look fuzzy. It’s not particularly adept at juggling images and text on a page. Illustrator is best for creating drawings that can be resized without loss of quality, but opens only one page at a time.

What will be covered
  • Creating master pages for consistency across pages and sections in a document
  • Creating text and object styles for consistency and adaptability
  • Setting up for professional alignment and working with grids
  • Professional-level controls over type
  • Inserting special characters
  • Entering tabs with leaders and hanging indents
  • Croppping and scaling graphics
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Applying special text formatting such as bullets, numbering, drop caps, tabbed text, text wraps, etc.
  • Handling missing fonts
  • Working with color and color effects
  • Creating gradients and tints
  • Using color consistently within a publication and from issue to issue
  • Working with tables and table styles
  • Automatically updating paragraph, character, object, cell and table styles
  • Importing and working with vector and bitmap graphics
  • Importing clipping paths with graphics and creating clipping paths in InDesign
  • Copying elements across documents
  • Preflighting that all elements are ready for printing
  • Assembling files delivery to a service printer or provider
  • Generating an Adobe PDF file for proofing and printing
  • And many more
Who should attend
  • Graphic artists
  • Communications/PR staff
  • Do-it-yourselfers who prepare visual communications for work, school, and civic organizations
  • Anybody involved, directly or in collaboration, in preparing print materials such as magazines, newspapers, and books brochures, posters, flyers, calling cards
Comments from participants
Great to have an expert and other artists around to throw out ideas, questions and techniques. Brings to life topics that I have otherwise have forgotten or failed to bring up.— Maria Teresa Quintans (Galaide Group)


  • Jul 13–15 (Sat to Mon)
  • Sep 14–16 (Sat to Mon)
  • Nov 9–11 (Sat to Mon)

9 AM to 5 PM


PhP 8,950 (USD 200)

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

Be sure to read the Registration Info before registering.


Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

Course Date(s)

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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