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Indesign Foundation for Print and Editorial Design

Isabella Thaller, Graphic Designer and Art Director

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22 Videos (2h 55m)
    • Intro

    • Course Structure and Class Project

    • Tool Panel

    • Control Panel

    • Setting up your own Workspace

    • Indesign Preferences

    • Top Navigation

    • Using different View Options

    • Navigating through your Document

    • Overview: Most important Tools

    • Creating a New Document

    • Creating a Grid and Working with Guides

    • Working with Shapes

    • Aligning and Arranging Objects

    • Working with Type 1: Creating Text Frames, Importing Text, Formatting Text, Pagination

    • Working with Type 2: Formatting Text, Indents, etc.

    • Working with Type 3: Lists, Ragging, etc.

    • RGB vs CMYK

    • Working with Images

    • Working with Color

    • Creating Vector Illustrations and Working with Paths

    • Exporting PDFs

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About This Class

In this class I will show you the fundamentals of Indesign with a focus on using it for print and editorial design.

The course consists of two parts, whereof the first one is mainly theoretical and the second one is where we will create our class project.

This class is designed for absolute beginners, but even experienced Indesign users might benefit from it.

We will have a close look at Indesign’s interface and cover the most important tools for creating layouts and working with typography, images, shapes, colors and paths. At the end we will export our documents as PDFs.

(Intro music: A Storm At Eilean Mor by Jon Luc Hefferman  is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License. Based on a work at

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Great pace! Covers the major points and talks clearly so it is extremely easy to follow and understand. Great class I was able to start designing a book cover based on her tutorial.
I can highly recommend this class if you want to get started with Indesign. It is very well structured and explained which makes it easy to follow along. In this class, Isabella covers all the essentials. I really like her comprehensive yet clear way of explaining! Leaves me with no questions.
I wanted to learn the basics of InDesign as I'm an absolute beginner and this one is it for me. I've watched quite some classes for beginners, but this one is very comprehensive and leads into an advanced stage fluently. I've watched it in one sitting, Isabella is a great teacher! :-)





Isabella Thaller

Graphic Designer and Art Director

Isabella Thaller is an Austrian graphic designer and art director. After having worked for various leading design studios and as a freelance designer in London and Berlin, Isabella now runs her own Vienna-based studio. With a focus on brand identity and print, she creates visual communication across various media, from conception to production. Working with clients of all sizes and from diverse sectors, both locally and internationally, she is supported by a network of talented suppliers ...

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