Adobe InDesign 2020
Adobe InDesign 2020

Adobe InDesign 2020


About this course

Adobe InDesign is a layout software that takes images and text and lay them out across pages. InDesign is best used for working with multiple page documents like books, magazines, brochures, portfolios and can even be used to create business cards, letterheads, posters and flyers. Graphic designers and production artists are the primary users of this desktop publishing software. It can also be used in conjunction with other Adobe products primarily Photoshop and Illustrator.

In the InDesign course, you will be instructed by a top professional in the design industry that holds the titles of 2D Animator and Adjunct Professor of Animation and Digital Art. You will first be shown how to navigate through the InDesign work area and how to create a new document and import images. You will be introduced to “master pages”, an important tool in creating multi-page projects, then you move onto other tools like creating tables and packaging. This course will be also go through more advanced techniques and design methods as well as types of exports.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction

1. Instructor Intro
2. Course Intro

Module 2: Getting Started

1.Creating a New Document
2.Importing Images and Understanding Links
3.Basic Tools and Navigation the Interface
4.Properties Panel
5.Creating Your Own Graphics within InDesign
6.Working with Layers

Module 3: Understanding and Applying Colors

1.Color Theory
2.Adding and Altering Fills, Strokes, Colors and Gradients
3.Color Themes

Module 4: Pages

1. Pages Panel
2. Master Pages
3. What are Master Pages?
4. Creating and Applying Master Pages
5. Automating Page Numbers

Module 5: Typography

1: Terms and Definitions
2. Creating Text + Character and Paragraph Formatting
3. Character and Paragraph Styles
4. Wrapping Text Around an Image
5. Working with Tables
6. Creating a Table
7. Splitting and Merging Cells
8. Converting Text to a Table

Module 6: Packing and Exporting for Web and Print

1. Saving, Preflight and Packaging Your Document
2.Exporting a PDF

Module 7: Principles of Design

1.Principles of Design

Module 8: Designing for Your Output

2. Business Cards

4.Multi-page binded Document
5.Print Booklet

Module 9: Advanced Techniques in InDesign

1.Creating a Template in InDesign
2.Using Step and Repeat
3.Grouping Objects
4.Island Spread & Page Tool
6.Object Styles
7.Content Collector & Content Placer
8.Gap Tool
9.Pathfinder Pallet

Module 10: Interactivity in InDesign

1.Working with Interactive Documents
2.Web Docs, Hyperlinks, Buttons and Rollovers
3.Creating Your Own Path

Module 11: Outro



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