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InDesign 101 – Learn the Foundations

Peter Bone, Designer, Author, Teacher

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15 Videos (2h 19m)
    • Welcome to InDesign 101

      0:49
    • Before You Start

      3:19
    • Context

      4:54
    • Make Flyer from a Template

      7:12
    • Make a Poster from a Template

      11:09
    • Make a Flyer from Scratch

      15:17
    • Make a Poster from Scratch

      13:42
    • Make a Postcard

      19:35
    • Make a Template

      3:00
    • Combining Text and Images

      11:29
    • About Paragraph Styles

      13:03
    • Getting Text to Fit

      6:03
    • Creating Paragraph Styles

      18:03
    • Preparing for Printing

      11:08
    • Goodbye and Next Steps

      0:35

About This Class

On this practical hands-on course you’ll learn the fundamentals of InDesign quickly as you’re shown how to create flyers, posters, newsletters postcards and more - either starting from scratch or from a template that you’ve been provided with. Along the way you’ll learn some key contextual knowledge, such how InDesign works alongside other programs such as Illustrator and Photoshop, terms that designers will use such as tracking and leading, and terms like resolution and bleed that you’ll want to know before sending your finished work to a commercial printer.

By the end of the course you’ll have the skills and understanding to create your own flyers, posters and postcards, and be able to send them to a commercial printer. This is the perfect course to give you the foundational skills you need to use InDesign.

5 of 5 students recommendSee All

Having tried a couple of other InDesign 'Basics' this is by far the friendliest. Each tutorial segment is easy to follow (thanks to Peter's measured work pace), has no unnecessary jargon & info, and logically build on from each other. This class is perfect for anyone wanting an intro to InDesign, or need to learn simple layouts for a project.
Great class! Please do more!

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Peter Bone

Designer, Author, Teacher

Peter Bone has worked in graphic design for 25 years. During that time he has taught thousands of people to use Quark Xpress, Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop - at every level from complete beginners through to experts in their field. He has taught designers, marketing people, creative directors, writers, editors, illustrators, fashion designers and photographers for companies as varied as the BBC, the British Museum, Cond? Nast, Paul Smith, Price Waterhouse Coopers and The Designers Guild...

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