Domestika Basics 7 courses

Adobe InDesign for Beginners

By Jamie Sanchez Hearn
Graphic Designer and Lecturer. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/13/2020
, Graphic Designer and Lecturer

Learn how to use the software’s key features to create professional standard designs from scratch.

  • Domestika Basics 7 courses
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  • 1639 students
  • Audio: English
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Learn how to use the software’s key features to create professional standard designs from scratch.


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  • 1639 students
  • 7 courses
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  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
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Domestika Basics · 7 courses included

When working with typography, editorial design, and branding, Adobe InDesign is a versatile and efficient software choice to produce creative visual content across different media.

In this 7-part Domestika Basics, lecturer and graphic designer Jamie Sanchez Hearn teaches you all you need to know about InDesign, showing you how to use the range of tools available to create stunning visuals without any previous design experience.

Start the first course by getting to know Jamie and seeing what you’re about to learn in his Basics course. Then, set up the software and go through its interface to familiarize yourself with the workspace, seeing the many ways it is used in graphic design.

Move onto typography, and all text-related features in the second course, an area that Jamie is most passionate about. Learn about typography concepts, how to master paragraphs layouts, and play with different conceptual ideas related to words and sentences by using the text editing tools.

In the third course, see how to add external content such as images, vectors, and more. Learn how to import them, going through scale, and seeing how to edit them within your document.

Next, learn how to transform objects and how to use color correctly, learning about the difference between RGB and CMYK, and more.

Go through the layout specifics in the fifth course, seeing how space can work favorably to your design, and how to organize your work using page numbers, columns, and more.

For the sixth course, go through all the shortcuts and functions to work more efficiently, seeing how to set up different workspaces, and more.

Finally, in the last course, learn how to save and export your work, going through all the different file formats and their specifics.

By the end of the course, you will have learned how to use Adobe InDesign in a professional way, going through the basics of design and applying it to your own project: creating professional content for online and print media.

Technical requirements


    ⦁ A computer with Windows 7 or macOS 10.12 Sierra (or higher).
    ⦁ Adobe InDesign CC 2014 or higher (you can buy it or download the 7-day trial version on the Adobe website).


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Jamie Sanchez Hearn

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Graphic Designer and Lecturer

Jamie Sanchez Hearn is an English graphic designer and lecturer with over ten years of experience in the field. He has worked for creative agencies such as Pentagram, Johnson Banks, Paper Dog, and Landor Associates.

In parallel to working with agencies, he has been teaching at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London for over eight years. Jamie has lectured on a variety of Saint Martin’s undergraduate courses including BA Graphic Communication Design and BA Fashion Journalism. He teaches short courses in Graphic Design for Beginners, Typography and InDesign. Jamie is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

His specialty and most passionate work lie in creating and teaching in the disciplines of Typography, Branding, and Editorial Design. He enjoys sharing the curiosity for how Art and Design can collectively improve our everyday lives.


Contents

Course 1: Beginnings

  • U1

    About InDesign

    • About InDesign
  • U2

    How to Install and Setup InDesign

    • How to Install and Setup InDesign
  • U3

    Tools

    • Tools 1
    • Tools 2
    • Tools 3
  • U4

    Workspace, Menu and Window

    • Workspace, Menu and Window
  • U5

    Document Setup

    • Document Setup
  • U6

    Beginning to Design - Practice

    • Beginning to Design - Practice

Course 2: Typography

  • U1

    Understanding Letters, Words and Sentences

    • Understanding Letters, Words and Sentences
  • U2

    Using the Type Tool

    • Using the Type Tool
  • U3

    Character

    • Character
  • U4

    Using Typefaces

    • Using Typefaces 1
    • Using Typefaces 2
  • U5

    Paragraph

    • Paragraph
  • U6

    Scaling Type

    • Scaling Type
  • U7

    Working with Text Threads

    • Working with Text Threads
  • U8

    Working with Text Wrap

    • Working with Text Wrap
  • U9

    Working with Paragraph and Character Styles

    • Working with Paragraph and Character Styles 1
    • Working with Paragraph and Character Styles 2
  • U10

    Working with Tables

    • Working with Tables 1
    • Working with Tables 2
    • Working with Tables 3
  • U11

    Designing with Words - Practice

    • Designing with Words - Practice

Course 3: Images

  • U1

    Working with Photographs and Bitmap Images

    • Working with Photographs and Bitmap Images
  • U2

    Adding Images

    • Adding Images
  • U3

    Understanding Image Resolution

    • Understanding Image Resolution
  • U4

    Scaling images (Increasing and Decreasing)

    • Scaling images (Increasing and Decreasing)
  • U5

    Working with Vector Shapes

    • Working with Vector Shapes
  • U6

    Pathfinder

    • Pathfinder 1
    • Pathfinder 2
  • U7

    Aligning

    • Aligning 1
    • Align 2
  • U8

    Working with Links

    • Working with Links
  • U9

    Using the Rectangle Frame Tool

    • Using the Rectangle Frame Tool
  • U10

    Designing with Images - Practice

    • Designing with Images - Practice

Course 4: Objects and Colors

  • U1

    Object Transformation

    • Object Transformation 1
    • Object Transformation 2
  • U2

    Frame Fitting Options

    • Frame Fitting Options
  • U3

    Effects

    • Effects 1
    • Effects 2
  • U4

    Text Frame Options

    • Text Frame Options
  • U5

    CMYK and RGB

    • CMYK and RGB
  • U6

    Fills and Strokes

    • Fills and Strokes 1
    • Fills and Strokes 2
  • U7

    Swatches

    • Swatches 1
    • Swatches 2
  • U8

    Gradient

    • Gradient
  • U9

    Designing with Objects and Colours - Practice

    • Designing with Objects and Colours - Practice

Course 5: Spaces

  • U1

    Layout: Pages

    • Layout: Pages 1
    • Layout: Pages 2
  • U2

    Guide Creation

    • Guide Creation
  • U3

    Margins and Columns

    • Margins and Columns
  • U4

    Working with Layers

    • Working with Layers 1
    • Working with Layers 2
  • U5

    Working with a Baseline Grid

    • Working with a Baseline Grid 1
    • Working with a Baseline Grid 2
  • U6

    Organising Pages and Spreads

    • Organising Pages and Spreads
  • U7

    Working with Master Pages

    • Working with Master Pages 1
    • Working with Master Pages 2
  • U8

    Working with Alternate Layouts

    • Working with Alternate Layouts
  • U9

    Using Libraries

    • Using Libraries 1
    • Using Libraries 2
  • U10

    Designing with Spaces - Practice

    • Designing with Spaces - Practice

Course 6: Shortcuts and Functions

  • U1

    Introducing Shortcuts

    • Introducing Shortcuts
  • U2

    Getting Familiar with Commonly Used Features

    • Getting Familiar with Commonly Used Features 1
    • Getting Familiar with Commonly Used Features 2
    • Getting Familiar with Commonly Used Features 3
  • U3

    Saving and Opening Documents

    • Saving and Opening Documents
  • U4

    Using InDesign to Work with Different Content

    • Using InDesign to Work with Different Content
  • U5

    New Workspace

    • New Workspace
  • U6

    View

    • View 1
    • View 2
  • U7

    Being Organised when Designing with InDesign

    • Being Organised when Designing with InDesign
  • U8

    Designing with Features - Practice

    • Designing with Features - Practice

Course 7: Saving and Exporting

  • U1

    Using Bleed and Slug

    • Using Bleed and Slug
  • U2

    Check Spelling

    • Check Spelling
  • U3

    Find / Change

    • Find / Change
  • U4

    Checking Documents with Preflight

    • Checking Documents with Preflight
  • U5

    Hyperlinks

    • Hyperlinks
  • U6

    Packaging

    • Packaging
  • U7

    Export

    • Export
  • U8

    Designing a Project - Practice

    • Designing a Project - Practice

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About Domestika Basics

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Adobe InDesign for Beginners. A Design course by Jamie Sanchez Hearn

Adobe InDesign for Beginners

By Jamie Sanchez Hearn
Graphic Designer and Lecturer. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
On Domestika since 02/13/2020
  • 100% Positive reviews (41)
  • 1639 students