Focus on Adobe - InDesign: Creating Documents

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 area: the tools, menu commands, and palettes before learning the basics of the application: setting up documents; formatting text and manipulating objects; defining colors; and using swatches.

This class will also highlight some of InDesign's unique features in the course of demonstrations: the Paragraph Composer for improved typographic quality; user-definable resolution of proxies for placed graphic files; context-sensitive pop-up menus; priority hyphenation; and special typographical effects. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Mac OS X.

What to bring: Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook, USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work.

Please Register Before: February 11
If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
Register for this in-person Focus on Adobe class and you are eligible to take the online Focus on Adobe: Lightroom class for free! Please call 612.874.3765 to take advantage of this offer.
Register for more than one class at a time and receive $25 off each additional class (same-day registrations only).
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Course Details

CSDE 1202 SP19
Date Start: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Date End: 
Sunday, February 17, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 331
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Graphic and Web Design
Working knowledge of Mac OS X