Adobe InDesign: stage 1
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
- Course Code: CID05
- Dates: 18/04/24 - 23/05/24
- Time: 18:00 - 21:00
- Taught: Thu, Evening
- Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
- Location: Keeley Street
- Tutor: Gita Hahn
Course Code: CID05
Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Adobe InDesign is the key desktop publishing software used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and books. In this stage 1 course you will learn how to plan and design a publication, construct simple advertisments and layout a multi-column page.This course is taught on Apple Mac.
What will we cover?
- Introduction to the Mac computer and its operating system
- Introduction to InDesign for print production
- Introduction to key desktop publishing (DTP) concepts and terms
- Setting up a single-page document
- Basic text formatting
- Inserting text in a frame
- Working with colour
- Placing text set in a word processing program, and placing images
- How to plan and design a publication
- Setting up a multi-page document
- Basic introduction to master pages and styles
- Wrapping text around images and objects
- Exporting a document for print.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Construct simple advertisements
- Layout a multi column page
- Identify and place correct image file formats for print.
- Apply text formatting and create save and apply a Paragraph Style
- Wrap text around an object
- Export a basic pdf for print
- Package work to archive it for future use.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for beginners to InDesign. You should be familiar with the basics of computing, although this does not need to be on Apple Macs. You should be able to work confidently with the keyboard and mouse in either a word processing or a creative software program. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each student has their own computer. Presentations will be made using computers, whiteboard, overhead screen and printed notes. Step by step instruction, with demonstrations where appropriate, will help you grasp the concepts.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A pen and paper to take notes. You may also find that having a couple of sheets of A4 paper and a ruler to hand would also be useful. Handouts for this course are best viewed in Adobe Acrobat Reader (or, if you have full Creative Cloud, Acrobat DC) so may want to have Acrobat on your computer.
You will need to have access to Adobe InDesign. If you do not have the software City Lit can provide a temporary license that will last for the duration of this course. If you require more information please contact us on email@example.com
Please check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software. Please visit this link to check the software and hardware requirements for downloading the Adobe software: https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can develop your skills further in CID24 InDesign stage 2, VK331 City Lit Pro: An introduction to Adobe InDesign for publishing. You can complement your skills in a range of courses in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Graphic design.
Gita’s practice as a graphic designer and illustrator spans many years and disciplines within the field. She has worked in print and screen-based media across major broadcast, corporate, NGO, publishing and state sectors. Gita went digital in 1991. She brings her experience and knowledge to teaching Adobe Creative Cloud apps for design and Illustration in different departments within Visual Arts at City Lit. She started teaching evening and weekend courses at City Lit in 2006, having previously provided bespoke workplace-training for companies and organisations. Her classes are regarded as fun, friendly and challenging, with extensive resources for both in-and-after course study.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.