Adobe Indesign Bootcamp: From Novice to Print-Ready!

Chicago campuses

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

GA Chicago @ 150 N Wacker
150 N Wacker, Suite 2600
Chicago IL 60606

Past Locations for this Workshop

Adobe Indesign Bootcamp: From Novice to Print-Ready! | Chicago

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Attend the next event on Saturday, 7 December.

Chicago campuses

GA Chicago @ Rent 24
444 N Wabash Avenue, 5th Floor
Chicago IL 60611

GA Chicago @ 150 N Wacker
150 N Wacker, Suite 2600
Chicago IL 60606

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

Bring your creative ideas to life with Adobe InDesign, the professional page layout standard, used by designers and production professionals to design, preflight, and publish a broad range of documents such as brochures, catalogs, magazines, & books. InDesign allows you to layout and design multiple page documents. This workshop is designed to get you up and running with Adobe InDesign in one day. The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading participants through the most important tools and concepts in InDesign.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned the basics in InDesign such as how to create a new file, set up master pages, place images, format text, link text boxes, use layers, and create print-ready files. They will also learn the basics of typography and page layout design. Each student will learn the basics of setting up files for print and create a small piece to test out their new skills.

Takeaways

  • Understand the basic tools offered within InDesign.
  • Setup InDesign files including page dimensions, margins, bleed, and export options.
  • Import and layout photography, shapes, and vector elements.
  • Edit and manage multiple pages through the use of master pages, margins, grids, text styles, and more.
  • Create a basic print design using the skills learned throughout the workshop.

Prereqs & Preparation

This is an introductory workshop designed for first-time and beginning InDesign users. No prior experience with InDesign is required for this class. All participants must be able to bring a laptop to the class (Mac preferred). You will need to have Adobe InDesign version CS4 or higher already downloaded on this laptop for the start of class. The full version of Adobe Indesign CC or the free 7-day trial version of it can be found https://www.adobe.com/products/indesign.html Basic computer knowledge is required.

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