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4-DAY WORKSHOP FOR THE NON-DESIGNER WITH THE ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE COST: $1750

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InDesign for the Non-Designer

This class is a great starting point for anyone who finds themselves responsible for editing or creating printed marketing materials but has no background in graphic design. The pace of this class is slower than our other InDesign classes and the goal for students is to reach fundamental understanding of the program and be able to make edits and create simple documents with confidence. Basic page-layout and typography are discussed in addition to learning about the Adobe InDesign software application.

InDesign for Non-Designers may be taken as a 1-day stand alone class or as part of our larger 4-day Workshop for the Non-Designer program that covers the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, and Design Fundamentals.

Introduction to InDesign and its Workspace

Adobe InDesign vs Microsoft Word

overview of the menus panels and tools

using the help system and other support functions

zooming, panning and navigating

beginning to learn keyboard shortcuts

points and picas or inches

selecting and manipulating page elements

Editing Existing Documents

making text edits in the layout

making text edits via story editor

swapping images

resizing images

color edits in InDesign

using the eyedropper to transfer formatting

adding and deleting pages

running spell check

Creating New Documents and Layouts

starting from scratch

using guides and grids to order the design

adding text frames to a page

importing images

creating basic graphic elements

Working with Color

using the color picker, swatches, gradients, and color panels

adding custom CMYK color mixes

adding Pantone colors

creating and applying custom gradients

Basic Typography

character formatting

paragraph formatting

introduction to styles

common typesetting errors

Managing multi-page documents

overview of the pages panel

creating a tri-fold brochure

setting up a master page

using layers

Getting it Printed

printing in house

creating PDFs

prepare and package files to send to press