InDesign CC: Level 1

InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application for producing posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

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InDesign CC: Level 1

InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software application for producing posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations, books and ebooks.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Navigate and manipulate the work area
  • Set up a new document, save document presets and apply master pages
  • Create and edit frames and styles
  • Work with type, applying standard typesetting techniques
  • Create and apply appropriate colors throughout the document
  • Use PreflightandPackage, and make a PDF 

Course description

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InDesign is the leading tool for producing digital- and print-based brochures, flyers, business cards or newsletters in your home or office. Course topics include setting up new documents; importing and manipulating text and graphics; and working with master pages and typography. 

Prerequisites

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  • Familiarity with your computer’s operating system, and file and folder management 

Syllabus

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Session 1 Topics 

  • Introducing the workspace 
  • Interface overview including customization
  • Navigating the document
  • Setting udocument and working with pages  
  • Creating and saving document settings
  • Master pages
  • New pages, deleting pages, arranging pages
  • Placing text and graphics

 Session 1 Assignments 

  • Download book files 
  • Assemble shortcut cube 
  • Lesson 1* 
  • Lesson 3* *You do not need to work past what is learned in class

 Session 2 Topics 

  • Working with objects 
  • Layers
  • Creating and editing text and graphic frames 
  • Transforming, aligning and grouping objects
  • Flowing Text  
  • Placing text in an existing frame
  • Manually and auto flowing text
  • Jumplines

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Lesson 4*
  • Lesson 5* *You do not need to work past what is learned in class

Session 3 Topics 

  • Editing text 
  • Missing fonts
  • Import text
  • Checking spelling
  • Story Editor
  • Working with typography  
  • Adjusting line spacing
  • Using the character panel
  • Adjusting columns
  • Using the paragraph panel
  • Drop caps
  • Letter vs. word spacing
  • Tabs
  • Using “rule”

Session 3 Assignments 

  • Lesson 6*
  • Lesson 7* *You do not need to work past what is learned in class

Session 4 Topics 

  • Working withcolor 
  • Printing requirements
  • Colorandswatch panel 
  • Process vs. spot color
  • Tint
  • Applying color to text vs. Objects
  • Gradients

Next available start dates

Online — Evenings

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InDesign CC: Level 1
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Total classroom hours

18 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 6 M W - 2/10/2021 - 3/8/2021

Quarter: Winter

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Total cost

$609

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Instructor: Morgan Olson

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Notes

Please have a USB flash drive ( minimum 2 GB) available for class.

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