InDesign Layouts for Beginners


Indesign Layouts for Beginners

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    What is the course about?

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    This course will serve as a crash course into Adobe InDesign for beginners new to the program. We will explore the main tools of the program whilst putting together a design presentation for a precedent study of the Tama Art University Library by Toyo Ito & Associates.

    Indesign is a program that allows you to design layouts for print or screen. Whether you’re making anything from a business card, to a digital brochure for a tablet or phone to an architectural presentation, Indesign is a great tool for collating all your information in one place to create highly professional layouts.

    What will you learn in each video?

    When you open Indesign for the first time and bring up the new document window, you will be prompted to define the settings for your document. This lesson will explore the different types of documents & settings available to us.

    This lesson will explore the InDesign interface, and explain how to customize the view of all toolbars.

    This lesson will examine the tools panel, and will provide a demonstration of some of the selection, creation and settings tools commonly used in the program.

    This lesson will examine the control panel at the top of InDesign, and how it can be used to customize the different objects created on each layout.

    This lesson will explore the tools that let us use and customize text in InDesign.

    Like any design software, InDesign has a layer control panel. This lesson will explore how to use layers in your InDesign document.

    Pages are the sheets that make up our InDesign layouts. This lesson will demonstrate how to organise your pages, and use master pages for greater control over the document.

    The main way to import image to your InDesign layout is by using the Place tool. This lesson will look at the different ways the place tool can be used in your InDesign layout.

    A link is any external file we are referencing into InDesign. This lesson will explore how InDesign uses links to make your document run smoother and faster, and how to manage your links as you grow and expand the complexity of your document.

    In InDesign, a style is a template that will be saved and can be used over and over again. Styles can be applied to all kinds of objects in InDesign, including text, paragraphs or images. This lesson will explore what styles are and how to setup your document to make use of them.

    Once you have created a final document, you will need to export it as an external file for printing or presenting on a screen. This lesson will examine different ways to export your files in InDesign.

    What are the learning objectives for the course?

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