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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 Interactive Online Classroom

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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.  


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in NYC

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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