Adobe InDesign Next Steps

What You'll Learn

Take your InDesign skills to the next level with this industry standard program for print design and page layout.

Adobe InDesign offers much better text formatting and image alignment than your average word processing program, and it integrates beautifully with Photoshop, Illustrator, and other Adobe applications.

This workshop expands on techniques from Getting Started with Adobe InDesign. You'll discover more of InDesign's core features and built-in effects, enabling you to improve on your text and add additional pages. We'll also cover time-saving tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of InDesign.

This workshop will cover:

  • Managing linked graphics
  • Importing text
  • Styling objects, paragraphs, and characters
  • Working with layers
  • Flowing text across multiple pages

Presented in Adobe Creative Cloud, but most of what is taught will apply to earlier versions of the program.

Who Should Take This

Anyone who wants to create brochures, catalogs, books, and other print media. It's perfect for designers transitioning from PageMaker, Quark, or entry-level word processing software too! You should take Getting Started with Adobe InDesign, Part 1 if you're not familiar with the InDesign interface and basic tools.

Presented By Michael Chavez

Michael Chavez

For over a decade, Michael has dedicated his professional life to the art of visual communication through graphic design. Michael Chavez has taught graphic design at various colleges and institutions while also successfully running his own single man design shop. He has also served on the board of AIGA Colorado since 2012. On a daily basis, Michael not only uses the industry standard of design software but he also teaches the use of those programs. He has worked on projects big and small, ranging from branding and identity programs to logo design, collateral, typographic expression, digital illustration and different formatting for print, web, and social media. Michael is a Colorado native who loves letterforms, bicycles, and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

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[The instructor] did a great job going over the basics and explaining things clearly.Reed
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Comments For: Adobe InDesign Next Steps

I really liked the teacher, who kept us all engaged and feel I am now ready to handle a range of InDesign projects! Thanks for another great class!Eliza on 3/25/2014
"new info!"Michelle on 1/9/2014
enjoyed workshop, would like "a class where an instructor would help students personalize projects."Sue on 1/9/2014
enjoyed instructor, wanted a workshop of wordpress togo along with this.Michelle on 1/9/2014
overall, helpful and enjoyed.Chad on 1/9/2014
[Erica was]very enthusiastic and engaging!Dawn on 5/23/2013
I learned how to export from InDesign which I have been struggling with.Cara on 5/23/2013
Very helpful with everything that confused me in InDesign.Glynnis on 3/7/2013
I learned so many tips. Great teacher!Laura on 3/7/2013
Excellent information, great visual presentation, multiple viewing options.Nick on 3/7/2013
I use InDesign all the times, and even as familiar as I feel with it - I still learned a few great new tools and tricks!Nadia Eve on 8/16/2012
This class was a good follow up to Part 1. Erica is very knowledgeable and flows through the material with ease.Jennifer on 5/24/2012
Erica has a great personality, very approachable, bright, and not condescending or dogmatic despite such an advanced knowledge an deep history in the printing business.Nadia Eve on 5/24/2012
[The instructor] did a great job going over the basics and explaining things clearly.Reed on 5/24/2012
Erica taught so much excellent information that was both on the class syllabus and even more! I enjoyed this class very much!Vanessa on 5/24/2012
Great Instructor - she was very knowledgeable and easy to understand.Claire on 2/23/2012
The instructor was great.Donna on 9/8/2011
This was great - very informative and clearly presented with all questions answered thoughtfully and thoroughly.Gabriel on 9/23/2010
I've used InDesign lots before, but this class helped me understand some of the tools I didn't understand or didn't know much about before.Amanda on 9/30/2009
Great, she knew her stuff. I suppose that I can't tell you what else I wanted to learn because I don't know it, that's why I need to learn.Phil on 7/9/2009

Chapters for Adobe InDesign Next Steps

Chapter Name Start Time (HH:MM:SS)
Introduction and Welcome 00:00:00
InDesign Resource Website 00:00:34
Class Outline 00:04:17
Creating a New Project and Page Layout 00:08:06
Placing an Object 00:15:03
Changing the Anchor Point of an Image 00:18:20
Image Resolution for Print and Other Media 00:23:20
Fixing Broken Image Errors 00:25:57
Editing and Image in Photoshop with Links to InDesign 00:32:59
Laying Out Eveningly Spaced Grids 00:43:38
Laying Out Grids with Embedded Shapes 00:54:57
Importing Text 01:04:29
Working with Body Text the Easy Way 01:06:29
Find and Replace Text 01:08:53
Formatting Paragraphs 01:13:18
Linking Text Frames 01:17:03
Rounding Corners of an Object 01:23:01
Wrapping Text Around an Object 01:24:20
Paragraph Styling 01:44:20
Inserting Page Numbers 02:07:22
Creating Complex Grids 02:13:12
Packaging Your Files for Sharing 02:21:03
Closing Remarks 02:30:20


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