Adobe InDesign CC Essentials

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. InDesign allows you to create simple to complex multi-page documents such as brochures, flyers, books and magazines. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools and capabilities to create professional documents. You will learn how to manage the InDesign environment, create, setup, design, enhance and finalize multi-page documents. Access to Adobe InDesign software required.
One month course; Andy Helmi, instructor; $225
Unit 1
Getting to Know the Interface and Setting up a Document
-Interface menus
-Starting and setting up a multi-page document in InDesign
Unit 2
Working with Objects and Color
-Learning to work with color panels
-Creating, managing and applying color to elements
-Inserting and managing images and illustrations into an InDesign document
Unit 3
Working with Text
-Learning about insert and flow text to multiple pages
-Managing long text documents
-Text editing in InDesign documents.
Unit 4
-Advance typography tools and menus
-Character and paragraph settings and styles
- Creating print-ready PDF files.
Next offering(s):

Adobe Illustrator Essentials
September 3 - 28

Adobe InDesign Essentials
August 5 - 30
November 4 - 29

Adobe Photoshop Essentials
October 7 - November 1

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$545.0000 USD

About Your Instructor

Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography.

Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.

Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Course Objectives:
  • To learn about Adobe InDesign CC interface and work with menus, tools and panels.
  • To setup and modify multi-page documents
  • To work with page settings and layout options and apply automatic pagination
  • To insert images and illustrations in a multi-page document
  • To work with color panels to create, manage, edit and apply color
  • To work with type tools to create and apply character and paragraph styles
  • To create print-ready PDF files
Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this workshop students should be able to:
  • Layout a multi-page print document in Adobe InDesign and create a print-ready PDF file.
  • Work with font, character, paragraph and typography basics in InDesign
  • Insert and edit text, objects and picture frames
  • Draw shapes
  • Work with color panels to create and apply colors and gradients
Completion Requirements