Learn Adobe InDesign CC for Print and Digital Media Publication Adobe Certified Associate Exam Preparation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-10-11
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press

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Used by graphic designers worldwide, Adobe InDesign CC is a layout powerhouse.  But that power is easy to harness, as you’ll soon learn. These real-world projects teach you to think like a designer and master the details that set your work apart. Hone your InDesign skills as you: 

  • Produce an advertising poster 
  • Design a magazine for print and tablet delivery 
  • Build interactive forms 
  • Add controls for video, animations, and more to a digital media publication 

This study guide uses more than 11 hours of video integrated with text to help you gain real-world skills that will get you started in your career designing publications for print and screen using InDesign CC. It lays the foundation for taking the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification exam and helps prepare you for an entry-level position in a competitive job market. 

Purchasing this book gives you access to valuable online extras. Follow the instructions in the book’s “Getting Started” section to unlock access to: 

  • Web Edition containing instructional video embedded in the complete text of the book with interactive review questions along with product updates 
  •  Downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book 

Author Biography

Jonathan Gordon (video author) is a prominent InDesign instructor who has trained students and adults in Adobe products for over 20 years. Jonathan has lectured at various conventions and media workshops across the United States. An award-winning instructor, he was named Broward County Journalism Adviser of the Year by the Sun Sentinel and was awarded the same distinction by the Florida Scholastic Press Association. Jonathan has taught digital media technology (Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver) through McFatter Technical College. He has provided video content and material for Brainbuffet.com and has also consulted for Certiport as a subject matter expert. Jonathan earned a master’s degree in mass communication from the University of Florida, specializing in online communication and web design. Several of his former journalist students have gone on to be published in the Columbia Spectator, the Miami Herald, the New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.


Conrad Chavez (primary book author) is an author and photographer. His experience with digital media workflows extends back to the birth of desktop publishing with Aldus PageMaker, the precursor to Adobe InDesign. During his time at Adobe Systems, Inc., Conrad helped write the user guide for Adobe InDesign. He is the author of several titles in the Adobe Classroom in a Book and Real World Adobe Photoshop series, and he writes articles for CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine. Visit his website at conradchavez.com.


Rob Schwartz (author of Chapters 7 and 8) is an award-winning teacher (currently at Sheridan Technical College in Hollywood, Florida) with over 15 years of experience in technical education. Rob holds several Adobe Certified Associate certifications and is an Adobe Certified Instructor. As an Adobe Education Leader, Rob won the prestigious Impact Award from Adobe, and in 2010, Rob was the first winner of the Worldwide Certiport Adobe Certified Associate Championship. Find out more about Rob at his online curriculum website at brainbuffet.com.

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with InDesign

2 Designing an Event Poster

3 A Colorful Magazine Cover Design

4 Designing a Magazine Layout

5 Styling a Recipe Book

6 Creating an Interactive Digital Media Publication

7 Leveling Up with Design (online)

8 Working with Outsiders (online)

Appendix: Building an Index (online)

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