This advanced class will explore the features of Adobe InDesign for use in making complex documents such as newsletters, books, or magazines. The class will highlight some of InDesign's most important features in the course of demonstrations: proxies for placed graphic files; colors and swatches; the paragraph composer; text on a path; layers; transparency effects; libraries; and graphics linking; in addition to Adobe's Opentype font format. Most importantly, students will learn how to use InDesign's master pages feature.
Whether you are new to page-layout software or are a graphics professional familiar with QuarkXPress or Apple's Pages software, this introductory class will provide the groundwork for creating print-ready documents of professional quality using the Adobe page-layout program, Adobe InDesign. Students start by exploring InDesign's work areathe tools, menu commands, and palettebefore learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.
This digital workshop builds upon the "Getting Started with Photoshop" class, and moves on to the more advanced techniques of using the layer, channels, and paths panels, such as creating adjustment layers, layer masks, and clipping paths.
Students in this class we will learn to catch light! The class will use the historical and alternative photographic method of Van Dyke Brown to explore the nature of photography. This will be a fascinating introduction into photographic principles utilizing unconventional (by todays standards) ways of capturing images. In addition to being fun and fascinating, these antiquated and unique approaches will instill a fundamental understanding of how contemporary cameras function.