Learn InDesign: Basic Layouts, Type, and Images

After the first video you should be able to answer the following questions: Why doesn't everyone have InDesign? What is a software license? When do I use InDesign vs. Photoshop vs. Illustrator? What is the Creative Suite? What is the Creative Cloud? Why can you open an old file in a newer version of InDesign but not vice versa? What limitations may affect my own projects (i.e. are you using a 30-day trial)? P.S. Make sure you check out all the project steps + resources, as I've tucked extra tips + tricks there too!
12 Videos (2h 6m)
  • Welcome + InDesign Overview

    • Welcome + Understanding Creative Suite

      08:21

    • The Tools of InDesign

      08:39

    • Setting Up Your Document

      09:28

  • Images + Words + Shapes

    • Inserting Images

      11:14

    • Working with type

      10:40

    • The Fun Stuff

      12:16

  • Putting it Together: Layouts

    • Layouts 101

      08:33

    • Working with Master Pages

      10:10

    • Paragraph and Character Styles

      11:19

  • Finesse + Final Files

    • Polishing your project

      12:15

    • Exercise: Practice Layouts

      09:43

    • Preparing files for export, print + packaging

      13:02

Class Project: Design a portfolio, photo essay or lookbook

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About This Class

Learn InDesign while picking up basic principles of good design.   In today’s competitive job market, knowing the basics of InDesign can help set you apart, regardless of what field you are in. Whether you want to develop or maintain marketing materials, make a postcard or e-card, design your own resume... Read More

Published on Tue, Aug 13th 2013