Online Class: Adobe InDesign 101

This course was designed to teach you what you need to know to use Adobe InDesign 6. If you have used prior versions before, this course will show you how to navigate the newest release and use the updated features. Iff you have never used InDesign before, this course will start out with the very basics and work its way into the advanced features so, that by the time you're finished, you will be able to proficiently use InDesign to create your projects.

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  • 15
    Lessons
  • 31
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 2,536
    Students
    have taken this course
  • 8
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.8
    CEUs
 
 

Course Description

Mastering Adobe InDesign: From Beginner to Pro

Welcome to an immersive journey into the vibrant world of Adobe InDesign, a flagship software from the eminent Adobe Systems suite, the brainchild behind game-changers like Photoshop and Illustrator. While Photoshop perfects image manipulation and Illustrator dazzles with illustration capabilities, InDesign is your go-to maestro for crafting compelling posters, impactful brochures, engaging magazines, and even riveting books.

About the Course: Tailored for both the uninitiated and seasoned designers, this course seamlessly navigates you through the rich tapestry of features offered in Adobe InDesign. For those familiar with previous iterations of the software, our curriculum highlights the enhanced functionalities and tweaks that can optimize your design experience. On the other hand, newcomers will find solace in our methodical progression, starting from foundational concepts, gradually elevating to the software's intricate nuances.

Software Accessibility: While it's advantageous to have Adobe InDesign for a hands-on experience, it's not obligatory for course success. If you're keen on a tactile learning process but don't have the software, fret not! Adobe offers a complimentary 30-day trial, devoid of any financial obligations. Simply sign up or log in with your Adobe user ID, and you're set to dive into the world of design.

Dive into this curated experience and unleash your potential to create captivating layouts and designs with Adobe InDesign. Whether you're an aspiring designer, a budding publisher, or just a curious learner, let us guide you through every pixel and print of InDesign's vast capabilities.

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Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is used to create things such as posters, brochures, flyers, magazines, newspapers, and even books. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS6

Lesson 2: Creating and Viewing Documents

In this lesson, we're going to learn how to view and create documents. Additional lesson topics: Create a Professional Page Video 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2: Creating and Viewing Documents

Lesson 3: Understanding Your Workspace

In this lesson we will go over the workplace tools. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3: Understanding Your Workspace

Lesson 4: Pages

In this lesson we're going to show you how to work with the pages within the document. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4: Pages

Lesson 5: Working with Type

This lesson is going to focus on teaching you everything you need to know about working with type in InDesign. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5: Working with Type

Lesson 6: Working with Graphics

With other programs, you usually use an Insert command to insert text or an image. However, with InDesign, you use the Place command. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6: Working with Graphics

Lesson 7: Formatting Objects

In this lesson we will learn about unassigned frames that we can use to create shapes, then fill those shapes with fill and stroke color to add to our layout. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7: Formatting Objects

Lesson 8: Working with Color

In this lesson we will learn about the many tools you can use to add and store color in your work. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8: Working with Color

Lesson 9: Points and Paths

In this lesson, we're going to learn about InDesign's pen tools, as well as creating simple and complex paths. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9: Points and Paths

Lesson 10: Managing and Transforming Objects

Knowing how to create objects and shapes is only half the battle with InDesign. Knowing how to manage those objects will be key to using InDesign successfully. Additional lesson topics: Aligning Objects Video 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10: Managing and Transforming Objects

Lesson 11: Character and Paragraph Formatting

If you've ever used a word processing program, then you're probably already pretty familiar with the character and paragraph formatting options available to you in InDesign. In this lesson we will go over all of these tools. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11: Character and Paragraph Formatting

Lesson 12: Using Styles

In this lesson we will demonstrate how to set up text styles such as character styles, paragraph styles and object styles. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12: Using Styles

Lesson 13: Tables

Tables organize information into rows and columns. This lesson will demonstrate how to insert and customize tables in this program. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13: Tables

Lesson 14: Long and Interactive Documents

It's safe to say in today's digital publishing age that InDesign is the most useful program out there for putting together long documents and books for various formats. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 14: Long and Interactive Documents

Lesson 15: Packaging and Printing

This final lesson will demonstrate how to package and print your finished document in InDesign. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What is your opinion of this course?; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 15: Packaging and Printing
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
232
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Adobe InDesign is and how it can be used.
  • Demonstrate creating and viewing documents as well as navigating your workspace
  • Demonstrate page creation and working with type.
  • Demonstrate working with graphics and formatting objects.
  • Demonstrate working with color, points, and paths.
  • Demonstrate managing and transforming objects.
  • Demonstrate character and paragraph formatting and using styles.
  • Demonstrate table usage.
  • Long and Interactive Documents
  • Demonstrate packaging and printing with Adobe InDesign.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Adobe InDesign 101
Course Number: 8900146
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (1,677 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: March 2024
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.8 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "The class was very well organized and allowed me to get through all of what InDesign has to offer quickly and thoroughly." -- Carolyn W.
  • "This is one of the best courses that I have taken. It is a great help to me because of my job responsibilities. The sections are well written and easy to follow. I am already creating company brochures and flyers." -- Michael J.
  • "The class was very well organized and allowed me to get through all of what InDesign has to offer quickly and thoroughly." -- Carolyn W.
  • "The UniversalClass video lessons were great at explaining and showing not only the how-to, but also the why/when you would use certain tools/options." -- Lan T.
  • "The additional tutorial videos were very helpful!" -- Jessica Y.

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