Getting Started with Adobe InDesign
What You'll Learn
Design brochures, newsletters, catalogs, books, and other multi-page documents with this industry standard page layout program.
Adobe InDesign offers much better text formatting and image alignment than your average word processing program, and it integrates beautifully with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe applications.
This workshop starts with creating a file and getting to know the InDesign workspace, followed by working with text and graphics.
This workshop will cover:
- Creating and saving files
- Creating and modifying text
- Creating and manipulating graphic objects
- Placing graphics from other sources
- Using color and swatches
- Working with smart guides
- Simple paths
Once you've taken this workshop, you can continue learning with Adobe InDesign Next Steps, which builds on the basics introduced in this offering.
Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.
A video of this class is available for immediate viewing from only $35!See Video Details
Bonus! in-person registrants can purchase the video at half-price after attending the class!
Who Should Take This
Anyone who wants to create brochures, catalogs, books, and other print media. It's perfect for designers transitioning from PageMaker, Quark, or entry-level word processing software tool.
Presented By Michael Chavez
Since he was young, Michael has been passionately creating visual art and design.
For the past 9 years he has been dedicated to the art of visual communication through graphic design. Michael has taught at the Art Institute of Colorado for 8 years in the graphic design program where he has focused on typography, portfolio and layout design while also successfully running his own single man design shop. He has also served on the board of AIGA Colorado since 2012.On a day-to-day basis, Michael not only uses the industry standard of design software but he also teaches the use of those programs. He has worked on projects big and small from branding and identity programs to logo design, collateral, typographic expression, digital illustration and different formatting for print, web, and social media. Michael is a Colorado native that loves letterforms, bicycles, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.