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Course Description:

This workshop or tutoring is available for on-site training to creative professionals who want to learn the fundamentals and advanced techniques of Adobe InDesign.

InDesign is the primary design and layout tool for creating production-ready documents. Students will learn to use many of InDesign’s specific tools and functions, and also become familiar with many of the basic principles of page layout as well as fundamental design techniques. A firm knowledge of the art of typography will also be discussed as it is essential in order to communicate design ideas. This course will introduce students to the visual power of good typography as well as the technical skills needed to accomplish it.

Topics covered are:


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Create, save and print a single page document and a multipage booklet.

Demonstrate knowledge of the page-layout areas and page mechanicals as commonly applied to traditional page and document design: trim, bleed, live area, pasteboard, slug etc.

Demonstrate knowledge of page layout terminology and measurements systems

Create and use various custom page guides and modify “page origins” to aid in effective item placement

Import graphics and manipulate linked images

Work with multiple and grouped objects including layering, grouping and runaround/wrap issues

Create and edit colours using appropriate colour models

Apply general typesetting capabilities and techniques as related to basic paragraph and character attributes

Demonstrate the principles of text chains and copy flow – linking and unlinking options

Create, apply and edit basic paragraph and character style sheets

Implement layout design principles and apply appropriate layout techniques for the development of single-page and multi-page documents

Demonstrate basic knowledge and use of master pages


Demonstrate an understanding of the use of item anchoring

Distinguish between type categories (traditional and not-so-traditional) and font formats.

Verbalize appropriate type vocabulary concerning the anatomy of a letter.

Activate fonts using font-management software.

Employ typefaces appropriately with an understanding of the visual and functional differences between typefaces.

Apply baseline shift and leading (spacing lines).

Discover how, when and why to use (and not use) certain typefaces; pairing complementary and contrasting typefaces; choosing a good book typeface.

Apply modular grids to assist in the organization of typographic space.

Demonstrate the ability to effectively use advanced typesetting features for both character and paragraph formatting, as well as build these features into proper typesetting style sheets.

Create, import and work with clipping paths for placed images.

Export layouts as PDF documents.

Prepare native InDesign documents for conversion to interactive documents.



Fill out the contact form below for inquiries regarding this workshop/course and pricing.

*You may also request custom instruction if none of the topics you require are listed above.

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