Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required.
Getting to Know the Interface and Setting up a Document
Starting and setting up a multi-page document in InDesign
Working with Objects and Color
Learning to work with color panels
Creating, managing and applying color to elements
Inserting and managing images and illustrations into an InDesign document
Working with Text
Learning about insert and flow text to multiple pages
Managing long text documents
Text editing in InDesign documents
Advance typography tools and menus
Character and paragraph settings and styles
Creating print-ready PDF files.
About Your Instructor:
Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography. Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.
Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.
If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software.
More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com.
Upon successful completion of this workshop students should be able to:
Layout a multi-page print document in Adobe InDesign and create a print-ready PDF file.
Work with font, character, paragraph and typography basics in InDesign
Insert and edit text, objects and picture frames
Work with color panels to create and apply colors and gradients
To learn about Adobe InDesign CC interface and work with menus, tools and panels.
To setup and modify multi-page documents
To work with page settings and layout options and apply automatic pagination
To insert images and illustrations in a multi-page document
To work with color panels to create, manage, edit and apply color
To work with type tools to create and apply character and paragraph styles
To create print-ready PDF files
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