InDesign Basics – From Manuscript to Page Proofs


InDesign Basics – From Manuscript to Page Proofs

Date and Time

10am - 4.30pm
July 3rd 2022





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InDesign Basics - From Manuscript to Page Proofs

InDesign is the industry-standard page-layout application used by publishers to create documents, books, magazine and newspaper layouts and more. If you are a designer or artworker, no doubt you’ll use the program every day, but what if you are an editor or aspiring publishing professional who needs to learn how to navigate the software well enough create new documents and to modify existing ones. If you want to build your confidence in InDesign this course is for you.

This workshop has been designed to take the fear factor out of being called on at short notice to produce or modify documents, from AI Sheets, product catalogues and publicity materials to sample pages for a book and keep your documents looking professional and ‘on brand’. It can be daunting, if you are not a designer, but once you know what you are doing, your confidence and efficiency in using the application will soar.

If you’re looking for a fun, well-structured and practical course, tailored specifically to publishers, this course is for you.

This course will equip you to be able to:

• Understand what to consider when planning your new project;
• Understand how to set up and save new single- and multi-page documents in InDesign;
• Understand file type, document properties (including page size, margins, bleed, slug, pages and more);
• Understand the key elements that make up a page layout;
• Understand how and why you should use Master Pages and what elements can be included in them;
• Number multiple pages and sections of your document;
• Understand Objects, Layers, Custom colours and Styles and how to create them;
• Understand how to create and format Text Frames;
• Add text to your document and modify it;
• Understand the basics of typography;
• Add shapes and images to your document and modify them;
• Understand the best tools to use for the job at hand;
• Prepare your files for print or digital upload;
• Use what you have learned to create simple layouts for an AI sheet, interior of a book or catalogue and more.

This course forms day 2 of our InDesign for Publishers course and can be booked independently.

We limit the numbers on this course to ensure we can give everyone individual attention.

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