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Design Your First Newsletter with Adobe InDesign CC

with Erica Gamet

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About The Class

Create simple publications with text and image

Laying out your first publication—whether it's a newsletter, flyer, or poster—can be a daunting task to the newcomer. This beginner-friendly class will cover all the basics you need to create layouts that involve text and imagery. Erica Gamet is an Adobe Certified Expert and she walks you through the process for creating page layouts from start to finish. 

She’ll cover: 


  • Setting up document preferences and panels, and setting guides 
  • Margins/guides and master pages 
  • Saving and Exporting documents 
  • Placing image and text files 
  • Color and Swatch panel basics 
Design page layouts that impress, no prior experience necessary.

Software Used: Adobe InDesign CC 2017


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    03:41
  2. 02

    Set up the Document

    12:15
  3. 03

    Add Structure with Guides to the Document

    11:14
  4. 04

    Edit Master Page for the Document

    15:41
  5. 05

    Add Text to the Document

    15:43
  6. 06

    Add Text Styles to the Document

    17:29
  7. 07

    Work with Color in the Document

    18:12
  8. 08

    Edit the Header, Footer & Columns

    16:03
  9. 09

    Work with Images in the Document

    27:09
  10. 10

    Export the Final Piece

    13:57

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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  • karlafornia

    karlafornia

    November 2018

    There are a lot of excellent instructors on Creative Live, but I think Erica's teaching style is the best. She is very easy to follow, completely thorough and methodical, and very pleasant to watch and listen to. Everytime I watch one of Erica's classes, I am inspired and feel confident to create something with the program tools she explains so well.

  • R. Best

    R. Best

    July 2018

    Love classes like this. Straight to the meat of the topic so that I can get started on a project right away. Now I feel comfortable enough to tackle a newsletter from scratch! YAY. Erica explains things in an easy to follow style that is perfect for my style of learning. I don't have to weed through minutes of dialogue to get to points that I need to revisit! THANK YOU!

  • Marsha

    January 2019

    Tons of info and she presented it in a manner that without ANY knowledge of InDesign I was able to follow along and felt I could design a newsletter myself! Erica is a fantastic instructor and I will watch any class that she offers! Thanks to CL.

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