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Adobe InDesign CC for Beginners

with Erica Gamet

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    01:51
  •   02 Document Set-Up

    15:39
  •   03 Panels

    11:46

Class duration: 5h 24m

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About The Class

Learn Basic Design Skills

Learn Basic Design Skills.

Adobe® InDesign CC® is the industry's go-to tool making for layouts that combine images and text. Learn the most efficient way to work with this indispensable software in Adobe InDesign CC for Beginners with Erica Gamet.

In this beginner-friendly class you’ll learn how to:

  • Navigate the Adobe InDesign CC workspace
  • Work with text, images, and color
  • Export and Print

Erica will show you how to execute layouts that include text, graphic elements, and images. You’ll learn basic design skills you can use to create professional-looking magazine layouts, newsletters, flyers and more.

If you want to take charge of your graphic design, Adobe InDesign CC for Beginners with Erica Gamet will get you started.

Level: Beginner, No prior Adobe InDesign experience required.

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SOFTWARE USED:

Adobe InDesign CC 2018


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:51
  2. 02

    Document Set-Up

    15:39
  3. 03

    Panels

    11:46
  4. 04

    Toolbox

    08:22
  5. 05

    The Adobe® Workspace

    05:17
  6. 06

    Shortcuts

    05:33
  7. 07

    Saving Files

    05:37
  8. 08

    Guides

    12:42
  9. 09

    Text Frames

    08:13
  10. 10

    Shapes, Fill and Stoke

    07:43
  11. 11

    Arranging and Modifying Shapes

    08:31
  12. 12

    The Pen Tool: Drawing, Stroke and Fill

    06:52
  13. 13

    The Pen Tool: Handles and Anchor Points

    08:27
  14. 14

    Pencil, Smooth and Erase Tools

    05:46
  15. 15

    Strokes and Arrows

    13:33
  16. 16

    Importing Shapes from Adobe® Illustrator®

    08:57
  17. 17

    Placing Graphics

    08:05
  18. 18

    Placing PDFs

    04:22
  19. 19

    Placing Multiple Files

    06:14
  20. 20

    Frames: Fitting and Manipulating

    07:28
  21. 21

    Specialty Frames

    05:52
  22. 22

    The Links Panel

    21:34
  23. 23

    High Quality Display

    06:48
  24. 24

    Clipping Paths

    13:08
  25. 25

    Transparency

    09:41
  26. 26

    The Gap Tool

    03:55
  27. 27

    Color & Swatches Panels Basics

    16:38
  28. 28

    Eyedropper Tool

    10:03
  29. 29

    Gradient Swatches

    05:31
  30. 30

    Character Panel

    23:38
  31. 31

    Paragraph Panel

    15:09
  32. 32

    Spelling & Autocorrect

    06:42
  33. 33

    Text Frame Options

    08:10
  34. 34

    Printing and Exporting

    16:16

Meet Your Expert

Erica Gamet

Erica Gamet has been involved in the graphics industry for an unbelievable 30 years! She is a speaker, writer, and trainer, focusing on Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, Apple Keynote and iBooks Author, and other print- and production-related topics. She is a regular presence at CreativePro Week’s PePcon and InDesign Conferences, and has spoken at ebookcraft in Canada and Making Design in Norway. When she isn’t staring at her computer, she can be found exploring her new homebase of Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest. ... read more

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  • Terri

    Terri

    March 2019

    Have loved Erica since I was a baby designer. She is a great educator, and even though I have been using ID for about 8 years, I just changed from CS6 to CC. This was a great refresher as well as a mental upgrade to new options and effects.

  • Gilbert Beltran

    December 2018

    I enjoyed these classes. Learned the Indesign toolbox and picked up a few smart tricks. Erica is great at keeping up the pace and being very clear and easy to follow.

  • Emily Bean

    January 2019

    I have taught myself InDesign over the last couple years, but this course was a nice refresher on some things I already figured out and gave me a few aha! moments on how I could do things differently. Overall, it deepened my understanding of the functionality within InDesign. Great job, Erica!

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