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

Peachpit Press
Jonathan Gordon / Rob Schwartz / Conrad Chavez  
Peachpit Press
Total pages
October 2018

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This study guide uses text integrated with video to help learners gain real-world skills that will get them started in their career in print and digital media design and publication and lays the foundation for taking the Adobe InDesign Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. A mix of project-based lessons, videos, and quizzes throughout prepares beginning learners for an entry-level position in a competitive job market.


Written by an instructor with classroom teaching experience, the book covers all of the objectives of the latest Print and Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC Adobe Certified Associate Exam.


  • Leading instructors prepare learners for a career in graphic design and publication and for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam.
  • Covers all of the objectives of the latest Print and Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign CC Adobe Certified Associate Exam.
  • Web Edition product uses video instruction with supporting text to teach InDesign skills and prepare you for the ACA exam--available in print and digitally.

New to this Edition

This will be fully updated for the next Adobe Creative Cloud InDesign release.

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


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.