InDesign Basics for Beginners: Learn InDesign Quickly

Learn how to use this powerful desktop publishing program from A to Z . Design brochures, flyers and more....easily!
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

InDesign is the premier desktop publishing program used across the world. In this course you will learn the basics of InDesign so you can quickly and easily begin creating your own projects. This course is aimed at beginners.

This course will cover:

• How to create a document

• Placing images in InDesign

• How to work with type, columns and drop caps

• Working with color swatches for both spot color and process color designs

• Using effects to make your layout pop

• How to add multiple pages to your InDesign document

• Understanding the different tools and how to use them

• Saving your files to send to a commercial printer

• How to make a PDF to send to a client or commercial printer

In under and hour and a half, you will know the basics to begin your own projects in InDesign, just like a pro! And remember, there is a 30 day money back guarantee with this course.

If you want to quickly learn this powerful desktop software, then please enroll and be on the fast track to learning Indesign today! Enroll now!

What are the requirements?

  • Having InDesign is helpful, but not necessary to start this course.
  • A willingness to learn the basics in working with InDesign.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Easily be able to create a simple layout.
  • Create and work with type in InDesign
  • Add images to your InDesign document.
  • Work with color swatches for both spot and process designs.
  • Understand the powerful effects available to use in your project.
  • How to copy and use styles to speed up your ability to work in InDesign
  • Add pages and layers to your InDesign document.
  • Understand the importance of adding bleed to your document.
  • How to package your files to send to a commercial printer.
  • How to create a high quality PDF to send to a cllient or commercial printer.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for those new to InDesign and will cover the basics of how to use this powerful layout program.
  • This course is NOT for those already experienced in InDesign.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to InDesign

Welcome to InDesign, a powerful desktop publishing application.


In this lecture, we'll take a look at the various tools available to use in InDesign

Section 2: InDesign Basics

In this lecture, I will show you how to easily create a document in InDesign


Adding an image is easy in InDesign, as I show you in this lecture.


Adding bleed is very important if you will be sending your finished files to a commercial printer.


In this lecture, I show you how to add and delete multiple pages in InDesign


Using layers gives you the flexibility to show certain elements or not show certain elements in InDesign


Links are the various images that have been imported into InDesign. I show you how to effectively work with them.

Section 3: Working with type in InDesign

I show you how to add a headline to a flyer in beginning to work with type in InDesign


In this lecture, I show you how to add body copy to your layout.


InDesign gives you the ability to wrap text around an object.


Paragraph styles is a very useful feature that allows you to copy type styles to be repeated throughout a project.


The eyedropper tool can be used to sample color from an image to add to text.


The eyedropper tool also allows you to easily copy text styles.


In this lecture, I show you how to add multiple columns to your body text.


I show you how to quickly add a drop cap to your InDesign document.

Section 4: Working with effects in InDesign

Adding color swatches is easily done, as shown in this lecture.


The difference between spot colors and process color is discussed in this lecture.

Section 5: Working with gradients in InDesign

Working with the gradient tool allows you to add multiple colors to a background.

Section 6: Working with swatches in InDesign

A very important feature in InDesign is the Effects palette.


The ability to lighten an image in InDesign is done with the transparency tool.

Section 7: Collecting files for a commercial printer

After your project is complete, I show you how to package your files to send to a commercial printer.


Making a high quality PDF is easy to make to send to a commercial printer.

Section 8: Thank you!
Thank you!

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Instructor Biography

Dave Lappin, Dream Interpretation, Photoshop and InDesign Expert

Dave Lappin has been teaching about dreams and metaphysical topics since 1990. He has interpreted thousands of dreams. He has appeared on radio and TV. Dave was the host of the cable TV program, Mind: Your Business. He co-founded the Center for Energy Therapies with his wife, Brenda, in Springfield MO. Dave has a BS degree in Art from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. Dave is also the author of the book, "Dream Interpretation Made Easy" (under the pen name, D.E. Purdy) available on Amazon Kindle. He is also the author of the book, "How to Stop Having Nightmares" (under the same pen name.

Dave is also a Photoshop expert and has been using Photoshop for 18+ years for design and layout in the printing industry and in freelance graphic design.

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