Adobe InDesign – Basics

Discover the world of layout and publication design with Adobe InDesign. While InDesign initially gained popularity as a tool for designing print materials such as brochures, magazines and books, it has evolved to serve the demands of all current platforms.

InDesign features support the creation of interactive PDFs, e-books and digital magazines with multimedia elements, interactive buttons and much more.

Whether you are creating your own layouts or editing work designed by others, this hands-on class will help build skills to effectively use InDesign for a wide range of print and digital projects.

Be sure to check out other UWM School of Continuing Education courses exploring Adobe Creative Cloud companion programs, including Photoshop and Illustrator.

Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID and access to Adobe InDesign software.  Participants may enroll in a free trial of Adobe Illustrator which requires the entry of a credit card and subsequent cancellation if a subscription purchase is not desired.

This course can be applied to the Creative Powerhouse Certificate.

Instructor

Alexandra Kilmer

Alexandra Kilmer

Allie Kilmer is a graphic designer with the Integrated Marketing team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works directly with a diverse group of clients to craft smart, attention-grabbing communications across a variety of print and digital media. Before joining ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for marketing professionals and others who want to create and edit professional page layout designs using InDesign.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface
  • Create a new document
  • Customize a document by using text, photographs, graphics, colors and page styles
  • Manage page elements
  • Build a table
  • Prepare a document for delivery

Course Outline/Topics

  • InDesign interface
  • Creation of a document
  • Text frames and basic text editing
  • Shapes, color, placing and arranging graphics
  • Styles: Paragraph, character
  • Pages: Interface; facing pages; master pages
  • Tables
  • Prepping for print

Prerequisites

Please note that this course requires participants to have their own Adobe ID and access to Adobe InDesign software.  Participants may enroll in a free trial of Adobe InDesign which requires the entry of a credit card and subsequent cancellation if a subscription purchase is not desired.

Testimonials

"This class was helpful and well paced and I learned new skills to apply at work."  —  Participant

"Loved this course! I think it was great to have online – seemed easier to do it this way. Great tips and very knowledgeable instructor. Would love a second/follow-up course to this to learn more."  —  Participant

"I don’t use InDesign for my primary job duties, but enhancing my knowledge of this resource enables me to help my department/colleagues as well as increases my skill set and marketability in the industry."  —  Participant

Date: Thu-Fri, May 2-3, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-Noon CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Alexandra Kilmer

Fee:

$345 by Apr 18, 2024
$374 after Apr 18, 2024

CEUs: .7

Enrollment Limit: 15

Program Number: 5026-15533

Note: Prior to the course start date, participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links.

 

Registration Deadline: May 2, 2024

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