Start Building Better Looking Publications

Create a page layout with Adobe InDesign from beginning to end.

Adobe InDesign is a world class page layout tool with plenty of features to make desktop and digital publishing a breeze. This class is designed to get you started using this powerful application to create various types of documents. The focus will be on creating and editing layouts for brochures, newsletters, books and magazines.

Classes are taught on the latest version of Adobe Creative Cloud.

Walk away with a completed course you can use for work, or in your portfolio. 

  • Learn essential skills in just one day!
  • Hands-on exercises
  • View class recordings for up to six months
  • Instruction from eLearning experts

Time: 10 AM – 4:30 PM ET
Length: 1 Day Class
Type: Instructor-led
Materials: Handouts, templates and course assets
Location: Online via Lodestone Live

Cost: $349.00

Course Outline:

Lesson 1. Introducing the Workspace

  • Looking at Adobe Workspaces
  • Working with Panels
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Changing the Document Magnification
  • Pages vs Spreads
  • Navigating Pages of a Document
  • Using Context Menus

Lesson 2. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and Saving Custom Document Presets
  • Creating a New Document
  • Viewing Mulitple Documents Simultaneously
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Creating Text Placeholders
  • Using Image Placeholders
  • Applying Master Pages to document pages
  • Adding New Pages
  • Arranging and Deleting Pages
  • Placing Text and Graphics
  • Overriding Master Page Elements

Lesson 3. Editing Existing InDesign Files

  • Working with Layers
  • Editing text frames
  • Editing graphics frames
  • Create a Grid of Images
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Transforming and aligning objects
  • Selecting and modifying grouped objects

Lesson 4. Working with Text and Typography

  • Importing text from other applications
  • Flowing text across pages
  • Compensating for missing fonts
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Creating columns of text
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting Tracking and Kerning
  • Defining Tab Positioning
  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles
  • Nesting Character Styles with Paragraph Styles
  • Globally Updating Styles

Lesson 5. Working with Color

  • Creating Custom Colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint
  • Creating a Spot Color
  • Importing Pantone Colors
  • Applying Color to Text and Objects

Lesson 6: Publishing

  • Print ready documents
  • Digital publishing Options
  • Creating PDF documents