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Design Layout Starter Kit

with Erica Gamet

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About The Class

Adobe Certified Expert Erica Gamet will walk you through some of the basic concepts used when creating a layout.

In this class, Erica will cover:

  • Design Terms and Type Terms, Options, and Tips
  • Incorporating Images and Graphics in the Layout
  • Color Considerations
  • Output Options for Print and Digital
  • Creating a Simple Layout from Start to Finish

Erica will be using standard layout applications like InDesign and Pages, as well as PowerPoint and Keynote.

This class is for non-designers—especially those who suddenly find themselves needing to create designs—who wish to better understand the tools available and how to create a layout using these tools.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Introduction to this Class

  2. 02

    What Are You Creating and What is its Purpose?

  3. 03

    Type and Typography

  4. 04

    Text Style and Placement in Your Layout

  5. 05

    Color Considerations

  6. 06

    Images and Graphics

  7. 07

    Basic Effects and Placeholders

  8. 08

    Masters and Automating Elements for Repeat Use

  9. 09

    Output Considerations

  10. 10

    Creating a Design Layout Start to Finish Part 1: Set-up

  11. 11

    Creating a Design Layout Start to Finish Part 2: Inserting Images

  12. 12

    Creating a Design Layout Start to Finish Part 3: Working WIth Text


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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66% of students recommend this class.
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  • trevor hutchinson

    February 2018

    Really good explanations.I know powerpoint and indesign well but Erica working with all applications the same time gave me a different insight into how to utilise each of their resources. Great course.

  • Trang Le

    Trang Le

    April 2018

    I'm a graphic designer and this is a really a nice back to basics course. Nothing can replace the quality of explanation as demonstrated by Erica Gamet. However, I can see that certain steps are probably too fast for beginners.

  • Tanya Lillie

    Tanya Lillie

    January 2018

    I usually love Erica Gamet's classes. I found it difficult however, to follow as she jumped between applications. Perhaps a better format would to do the same project from start to finish in each application.

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