Adobe InDesign Fundamentals
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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Learn everything you need to know to start creating exceptional designs in Adobe InDesign with this foundational course for any experience level.

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Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Learn everything you need to know to start creating exceptional designs in Adobe InDesign with this foundational course for any experience level.

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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Overview
  • 1. InDesign Tutorial Basics Course Introduction (1:50)
  • Exercise Files - InDesign Fundamentals
  • 2. Exercise files & projects (2:40)
  • 3. What does Adobe InDesign do? (1:34) Free
  • 4. What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark? (5:11)
Chapter 2
PROJECT 1: One page flyer
  • 5. How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign? (1:40)
  • 6. New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug? (8:08)
  • 7. How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign (8:39)
  • 8. How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign? (3:14)
  • 9. How to color the background of a page in InDesign? (3:33)
  • 10. Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign (7:54)
  • 11. How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign (5:46)
  • 12. How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign (5:12)
  • 13. How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign (5:20)
  • 14. How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign (5:16)
  • 15. How to make a simple PDF from InDesign (6:43)
  • 16. How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG (3:19)
  • 17. Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign? (5:09)
  • 18. How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document (4:26)
  • 19. Class Exercise 1 (3:24)
  • Quiz - One Page Flyer
Chapter 3
PROJECT 2: Other people's files
  • 20. Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates (5:00)
  • 21. Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images (3:12)
  • 22. How to find missing fonts in InDesign? (4:28)
  • 23. How to replace images in InDesign? (1:30)
  • 24. Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign (2:29)
  • 25. Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as' (1:07)
  • 26. What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF? (2:38)
  • Quiz - Other people's files
Chapter 4
PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure
  • 27. Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign (6:59)
  • 28. How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign (5:33)
  • 29. How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file (4:12)
  • 30. Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign (2:31)
  • 31. Production Video 1 (2:54)
  • 32. What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel (6:53)
  • 33. How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign (4:20)
  • 34. What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign? (8:38)
  • 35. How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign (5:08)
  • 36. Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures. (3:35)
  • 37. How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign (3:05)
  • 38. Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting (2:59)
  • 39. Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign (1:47)
  • 40. How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign? (4:00)
  • 41. What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign? (5:22)
  • 42. How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign? (1:54)
  • 43. How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign? (6:07)
  • 44. How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign? (4:29)
  • 45. How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop. (2:37)
  • 46. Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign? (3:09)
  • 47. InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread (4:22)
  • Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure
Chapter 5
PROJECT 4: Long Business Document
  • 48. How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once (8:12)
  • 49. How do I import paragraph styles from another document (12:45)
  • 50. How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign (2:04)
  • 51. How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign (7:20)
  • 52. Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign (5:30)
  • 53. Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign (4:25)
  • 54. How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign? (2:53)
  • 55. How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap (2:17)
  • 56. How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning (2:33)
  • 57. How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap (3:57)
  • 58. Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied? (3:26)
  • 59. How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign (6:41)
  • 60. How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping (2:47)
  • 61. What is Adobe Stock (4:18)
  • 62. Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business (4:24)
  • 63. How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign? (0:52)
  • 64. How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign? (7:11)
  • 65. How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign (4:27)
  • 66. How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects? (3:23)
  • 67. How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign? (4:17)
  • 68. How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign? (4:46)
  • 69. How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign? (4:31)
  • 70. Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file? (3:27)
  • Quiz - Long Business Document
Chapter 6
PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge
  • 71. How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign? (9:05)
  • 72. CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card (1:16)
Chapter 7
What next
  • 73. How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign (4:07)
  • 74. InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts (12:45)
  • 75. BONUS: Software Updates (40:41)
  • 76. What to do after this InDesign tutorial course? (1:08)
  • Quiz - What Next
Chapter 8
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
Daniel Walter Scott

Multi-award winning, influential media designer & Adobe Certified Instructor with 15+ yrs of experience.

After Completing This Course You Will Be Able To
  • Navigate your way around the Adobe InDesign’s interface and basic features
  • Design a one-page flyer from scratch
  • Create long business documents like annual reports
  • Work with color, text and formatting like an expert in InDesign
  • Work with other people’s InDesign documents to complete or enhance a project
  • Design a company newsletter or business brochure
  • Create an automatic table of contents for your designs
  • Combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with your Adobe InDesign documents
About This Course

Learn the key principles of Adobe InDesign with this fundamentals course that will take you from beginner all the way to creating pro-level designs. This highly detailed course will cover theory and practical skills as you work on a range of real-life projects including brochures, flyers, reports, newsletters and business cards.

You’ll learn how to import text from Microsoft Word, add placeholder text and Lorem Ipsum to your designs, work with lines, shapes and borders, create gradients, work with Adobe stock, add copyright, registered and trademark symbols to your documents and much more.

You will receive a brief and exercise files for each project as you move through the course and by the time you’ve completed all of the chapters, you’ll be creating expert designs for your own business or paying clients.

About This Course

Learn the key principles of Adobe InDesign with this fundamentals course that will take you from beginner all the way to creating pro-level designs. This highly detailed course will cover theory and practical skills as you work on a range of real-life projects including brochures, flyers, reports, newsletters and business cards.

You’ll learn how to import text from Microsoft Word, add placeholder text and Lorem Ipsum to your designs, work with lines, shapes and borders, create gradients, work with Adobe stock, add copyright, registered and trademark symbols to your documents and much more.

You will receive a brief and exercise files for each project as you move through the course and by the time you’ve completed all of the chapters, you’ll be creating expert designs for your own business or paying clients.

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What You Will Learn

  • How to choose and use fonts like a professional
  • How to resize, adjust and crop images and work with color
  • The differences between InDesign, PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop and Quark
  • InDesign terminology and basic features to get started with your first project
  • How to import, resize, rotate and flip images and logos and opacity and transparency
  • How to share your inDesign files by using package document
  • How to use TypeKit and Master Page in Adobe InDesign, add page numbering, remove parts of a master page and add bullets, numbers and tables to your designs
  • All about effective PPI and Image resolution to ensure the best quality possible
  • How to import large amounts of text and paragraph styles into InDesign

Why learn with Daniel Walter Scott?

An influential media designer, Advanced Adobe Certified Instructor and dedicated teacher to thousands of students for over 15 years. Daniel is a speaker and multi-award winner at the prestigious annual Adobe Max conference.

Who Is This Course For?

  • People who have no to little experience with Adobe InDesign
  • People who need a refresher course on InDesign’s features
  • Designers who want to fortify and enhance their existing skill set
  • Illustrator designers who want to add InDesign to their offering
  • Anyone wanting to learn how to use Adobe InDesign CC
  • All levels of experience

Requirements

  • Adobe InDesign CC
  • Access to Internet
  • Computer / Laptop / Mobile Device

What Is Included?

  • Immediate unlimited access to course materials
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Exercises and quizzes to help you put theory into practice
  • English Closed Captions
  • Suitable for mobile or desktop
  • A badge to showcase your expertise on your profile page upon completion
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Course Syllabus

Chapter 1
Overview
  • 1. InDesign Tutorial Basics Course Introduction (1:50)
  • Exercise Files - InDesign Fundamentals
  • 2. Exercise files & projects (2:40)
  • 3. What does Adobe InDesign do? (1:34) Free
  • 4. What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark? (5:11)
Chapter 2
PROJECT 1: One page flyer
  • 5. How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign? (1:40)
  • 6. New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug? (8:08)
  • 7. How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign (8:39)
  • 8. How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign? (3:14)
  • 9. How to color the background of a page in InDesign? (3:33)
  • 10. Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign (7:54)
  • 11. How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign (5:46)
  • 12. How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign (5:12)
  • 13. How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign (5:20)
  • 14. How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign (5:16)
  • 15. How to make a simple PDF from InDesign (6:43)
  • 16. How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG (3:19)
  • 17. Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign? (5:09)
  • 18. How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document (4:26)
  • 19. Class Exercise 1 (3:24)
  • Quiz - One Page Flyer
Chapter 3
PROJECT 2: Other people's files
  • 20. Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates (5:00)
  • 21. Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images (3:12)
  • 22. How to find missing fonts in InDesign? (4:28)
  • 23. How to replace images in InDesign? (1:30)
  • 24. Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign (2:29)
  • 25. Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as' (1:07)
  • 26. What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF? (2:38)
  • Quiz - Other people's files
Chapter 4
PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure
  • 27. Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign (6:59)
  • 28. How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign (5:33)
  • 29. How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file (4:12)
  • 30. Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign (2:31)
  • 31. Production Video 1 (2:54)
  • 32. What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel (6:53)
  • 33. How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign (4:20)
  • 34. What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign? (8:38)
  • 35. How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign (5:08)
  • 36. Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures. (3:35)
  • 37. How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign (3:05)
  • 38. Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting (2:59)
  • 39. Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign (1:47)
  • 40. How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign? (4:00)
  • 41. What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign? (5:22)
  • 42. How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign? (1:54)
  • 43. How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign? (6:07)
  • 44. How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign? (4:29)
  • 45. How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop. (2:37)
  • 46. Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign? (3:09)
  • 47. InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread (4:22)
  • Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure
Chapter 5
PROJECT 4: Long Business Document
  • 48. How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once (8:12)
  • 49. How do I import paragraph styles from another document (12:45)
  • 50. How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign (2:04)
  • 51. How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign (7:20)
  • 52. Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign (5:30)
  • 53. Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign (4:25)
  • 54. How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign? (2:53)
  • 55. How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap (2:17)
  • 56. How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning (2:33)
  • 57. How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap (3:57)
  • 58. Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied? (3:26)
  • 59. How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign (6:41)
  • 60. How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping (2:47)
  • 61. What is Adobe Stock (4:18)
  • 62. Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business (4:24)
  • 63. How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign? (0:52)
  • 64. How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign? (7:11)
  • 65. How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign (4:27)
  • 66. How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects? (3:23)
  • 67. How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign? (4:17)
  • 68. How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign? (4:46)
  • 69. How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign? (4:31)
  • 70. Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file? (3:27)
  • Quiz - Long Business Document
Chapter 6
PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge
  • 71. How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign? (9:05)
  • 72. CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card (1:16)
Chapter 7
What next
  • 73. How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign (4:07)
  • 74. InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts (12:45)
  • 75. BONUS: Software Updates (40:41)
  • 76. What to do after this InDesign tutorial course? (1:08)
  • Quiz - What Next
Chapter 8
Final Quiz
  • Final Quiz
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