InDesign Layout Software Basics

1 day. This is an essential introduction to desktop publishing and graphics software featuring Adobe InDesign 2021. This is a class where you get answers to all your questions on what you need to know to accomplish a graphic design or publishing project.

If you have little or no experience with desktop publishing or graphics applications or operating computers, we highly recommend this class. 

  • Getting familiar with the layout software environment
  • Organizing your main tools and docked panels
  • Organizing content onto Layers and why we do it
  • Using shape drawing tools for text and graphics
  • The purpose of Master pages for things that repeat
  • Placing and arranging text and graphics on a page
  • Principles that make good-looking layout and typesetting
  • Editing objects using the Control panel or the docked panels
  • The CMYK printing process explained
  • The RGB screen/device publishing process explained
  • How to export your design for print or screen devices
  • When to use InDesign versus Illustrator vs Photoshop
  • Terminology and history are explained
  • Keyboard shortcuts that speed up your project
  • Resources that speed up your learning and experience

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