The Essentials of InDesign

Seana Bailey, Graphic & Web Designer

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
5 Videos (36m)
    • Introduction to InDesign & Setting Up Your Document

      5:58
    • Frames & Objects

      5:52
    • Typography & Typesetting

      11:04
    • Text Wrap & Paragraph Rules

      6:46
    • Finalizing & Exporting

      5:52

About This Class

Welcome to the Essentials of InDesign...

Whether you are an aspiring designer or looking for a tool to enhance your everyday documents, Adobe InDesign has something for everyone. This program provides the opportunity to design and create layouts for both print and digital spaces with very few restrictions unlike other basic programs.

A Breakdown of What You'll Learn

Introduction to InDesign

  • Creating and setting up a new document
  • Tool menu(s)
  • Grids and guidelines

Text and Art Frames

  • Creating frames
  • Adding text and imagery to frames
  • Resizing content in frame

Objects and Stylizing

  • Creating objects
  • Colour objects
  • Opacity
  • Effects

Typography 1.1

  • Font size and leading
  • Kerning and tracking
  • Character styles
  • Pull quotes
  • Pharagraph tools
  • Paragraph styles
  • Columns
  • Text wrap

Finalizing and Exporting

  • Linking images
  • Spell check
  • Packaging
  • Export options

57 of 61 students recommendSee All

Well explained class. I'm new to InDesign and this course actually helped me to be more confident about usng the software.
Easy to follow. I enjoyed this class and learned some InDesign basics through it that enabled me to create my first 4-page magazine-like layout on InDesign, with no previous experience of using the program. I recommend it. Gratitude towards the instructor.
Najma P.

Aspiring Book Designer

Great. Very useful for beginners.

726

Students

4

Projects

Seana Bailey

Graphic & Web Designer

As a Graphic Designer, it is my job to create and produce an identity for my clients that is in-sync with their business and/or individual vision. By following a set process which begins with researching and initial concepts and ends with final designs and development, I am able to present my clients with well thought out and customized products.

In addition to my work as both an in-house and freelance designer, I also provide lessons both in person and online on how the various Adobe ...

See full profile