Adobe InDesign for Absolute Beginners
What you'll learn
- Learn the absolute basics for creating simple documents with Adobe InDesign
- Some experience using Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements or Adobe Lightroom would be an advantage - but it's not essential
Learn the basics of this amazing page layout application with these clear, step-by-step lectures presented in an easy-to-understand, plain English format.
I have been a publisher and magazine editor, running my own company for more than 15 years, so can appreciate both the power of this application, its creative potential - as well as its quirks and complexities.
The curriculum begins with a simple step-by-step walk-through for creating your first InDesign document. Once you have achieved this, the following steps pave the way for an ever-expanding understanding of this application.
I hope I can pass on both my enthusiasm for this software, as well as my commercial experience, to all the students taking this class.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner designers, amateur photographers wanting to expand their skill base, self-published book authors
Like a few others involved in the industry, I’m in the enviable position of combining my life’s passion, photography, with my job. And, even though I spend too much time in front of a computer, it remains one of the best occupations in the world…
Born in the UK, I’ve spent more than half my life in Sydney. I began work in Australia as a cameraman in the audio-visual business, then as a freelance photographer. In the nineties I worked as a contributing freelance writer for several photo publications, then as a full-time magazine editor for more than eight years. In 2000 I started my own publishing business producing Australia’s best-selling specialist digital photo techniques publication: Better Digital Camera magazine.With this I aggressively pursued the goal of producing clear, well-illustrated information written in simple English and continued to develop this plain-speaking style in another specialist magazine, Better Photoshop Techniques.
I have also written a number of software-centric books including Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Packt Publishing (available through Amazon).
Nowadays I mostly write, teach and run specialist small group photo tours to photo-centric locations in Africa, Japan, Iceland, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Cuba.
When not travelling I run photo workshops, teach digital photography, video and post-production classes online and in face-to-face classes locally through Sydney University.