InDesign Level 1

InDesign Level 1 online course
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Learn how to create page layouts with InDesign, the leading desktop publishing software. This course covers the basics of page layout and typography to produce high quality print and digital publishing documents. In- Design is known for its professional page layout and design abilities especially for publications such as ebooks and mobile devices but also brochures, ads, newsletters and more. Students will learn the essentials of InDesign including the creation of master templates, style sheets, format paragraphs, and use the graphic tools in a fun and productive manner.

Applicable Job Roles: graphic/web designers, prepress production professionals, advertising agencies, publishers and digital artists and photographers.

Week 1: Workflow and Setting Up Master Pages
  • What is Desktop Publishing
  • Components of Desktop Publishing
  • Getting Aquainted with the InDesign Workspace
  • Navigating Through a Document
  • What Makes an Effective Publication
  • Setting up your document in InDesign
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying Master Pages to Document
  • Adding Sections and Page Numbers
  • Understanding Bleeds
Week 2: Working with Text and Frames
  • Using InDesign Tools
  • Working with Text and Graphic Frames
  • Working with Layers
  • Text Flow Around Graphics
  • Text Frame Options
Week 3: Working with Paragraph Text
  • Importing and Editing Text
  • Flowing and Format Text
  • Creating Threaded Text
  • Text on a Path
  • Paragraph Style
  • Spell Check
Week 4: Working with Typography
  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Working with Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating a Drop Cap
  • Using Glyphs
  • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing
Week 5: Color Basics
  • Creating and Applying Color
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint and Spot Color
  • Applying Color to Text and Graphics
Week 6: Working with Graphics
  • Importing and Modifying Graphics
  • Creating Graphics
  • Comparing Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • Managing Linked Files
  • Using the Library to Manage Objects
  • Transparency Effects
Week 7: Understanding Tables
  • Creating Tables
  • Adding Table Cells
  • Formatting Tables
  • Designing with Tables
Week 8: Output and Export
  • Creating and Applying Paragraph/Character Styles
  • Nesting and Object Styles
  • Multiple Page Documents
  • Output to Printing and Digital
  • Preflight and Packaging Files
  • Exporting to PDF
Software: Adobe InDesign CS6, CS5 or CS4. Compression software for turning in images, such as Zip, Rar, 7z, Keka recommended.
Course Books
Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Additional Information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

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Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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