Intro to Adobe InDesign
What you'll learn
- Launch InDesign; customize Preferences and Workspaces.
- Create Documents and Templates.
- Draw objects and transform them(change size, scale, angle, etc.).
- Use objects to hold text and graphics.
- Format text and transform graphics.
- Work with Swatches and Styles to save time and boost efficiency.
- and much more...
Adobe revolutionized the publishing world when it introduced InDesign over a decade ago, and InDesign is now the publishing industry standard. However, its power isn't limited to producing print and digital magazines. It can be used to create virtually any type of material, such as collateral and packaging. With the release of Creative Suite 5.5, InDesign gained digital publishing capabilities built right in, for easier publication on tablets like the Apple iPad, and the Samsung Galaxy and other Android-based devices.
Learning InDesign is not optional. For the past several years, every working print designer has been expected to learn InDesign. With the explosion of digital publishing, mastering InDesign is even more critical. This InDesign course for beginners will get you up and running, and give you a solid foundation upon which to build your skills. Once you're done, you'll be able to build layouts that contain graphics and large amounts of text that flows between multiple pages. Lectures are shown in CS 5.5, but everything covered works in even the most current version of the software, which is InDesign CC (Creative Cloud).
I'm Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have over 30 years of experience as a publication art director and designer and worked on the staff of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I've worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My projects have included helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).
I'm also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media, at New York University, School of Professional Studies, and an Adjunct Instructor at Pace University in the Masters in Publishing program. Formerly, I was an Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department's Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.
I've consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principles.
I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I'm a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, the Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I've lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.