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InDesign in a Day

Master the art of page layout and design with this comprehensive Adobe InDesign course. Discover how to effortlessly control typography, incorporate stunning graphics, and create visually captivating publications. Unlock your creative potential and learn the essential skills needed to create professional-quality designs.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $395
  • Location 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY

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  • Career Centers @ 185 Madison Ave Suite 1104, New York, NY 10016
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Description

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

Learn Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Learn how to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you’ll be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more!

This 6-hour class will quickly get you started with the essentials. It’s for people who use InDesign lightly and only have 1 day (or 2 nights) to spare.

What You’ll Learn at a Glance

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Import and style text & graphics
  • Create & apply color
  • Create a brochure and 2–page magazine ad
  • Prepare your files for final output: printing or PDF

Section 1

A. Letter Creation

  • Setting Preferences
  • The Control Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

B. Large Type Letter

  • More Text Attributes

C. More Text Styling

  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions

D. Magazine Ad

  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background

E. Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2

A. Kerning/Tracking

  • Optical vs. Metric Kerning
  • Kerning vs. Tracking
  • Manual Kerning

B. 2–Page Magazine Ad

  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors

C. Sporktown Brochure

  • Placing Text, Photos, & Illustrations
  • Gradient Swatches
  • Drop Shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text Wrap

D. Outputting Files

  • Exporting PDFs
  • Packaging Files to send to a printer

Learn more about InDesign in a Day at NYC Career Centers.  


Syllabus

Section 1

Letter Creation

  • Setting Preferences
  • The Control Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

Large Type Letter

  • More Text Attributes

More Text Styling

  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions

Magazine Ad

  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2

Kerning/Tracking

  • Optical vs. Metric Kerning
  • Kerning vs. Tracking
  • Manual Kerning

2–Page Magazine Ad

  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors

Sporktown Brochure

  • Placing Text, Photos, & Illustrations
  • Gradient Swatches
  • Drop Shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text Wrap

Outputting Files

  • Exporting PDFs
  • Packaging Files to send to a printer

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 11 business days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price).
  • Cancellations within 11 business days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to 4 business days before the class start date.

For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]

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We are located in New York City on 34th street and Madison Avenue, a few blocks from Penn Station, Port Authority and Times Square. You may also attend this class live online (virtual training) via Zoom. We will reach out with additional information, including the Zoom info and class files.

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