InDesign CC Professional Design Techniques

2 days. An amazing array of tools for designers, introduced by the Adobe Creative Cloud set of applications, creates a need for learning good print design fundamentals. 

This class covers design principles and workflow techniques in real-life projects. It will show the best practices for using the applications offered by Adobe Creative Cloud CC and will help you decide which tools are best for a given task.

Some typical publications completed during the sessions will demonstrate the design process, production workflow, and management of numerous parts, such as stories, data, charts, and images. Students are encouraged to bring their own projects to compare with class files. This class focuses mainly on print projects.

  • Principles of graphic design
  • Use of grids in a page structure
  • Choosing the right application for the job
  • Organizing your work with Adobe Bridge
  • Setting up application preferences
  • Creating newsletters and feedback forms
  • Using styles, grids, tables, and interactive form fields
  • Designing magazines and newspapers
  • Choosing color palette, layout, type
  • Designing annual reports
  • Creating covers, artwork, spreadsheet tables
  • Presenting and reviewing projects in Acrobat


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Susan Linders
Art Director
We were very pleased with the class and the instructor. Mike Witherell was a treat. He can come back anytime. His rapport with the students and his … read more
Ronald Keeney
Asst Dir, Creative Services, US GPO
We have a number of very happy designers. Everyone is eager to report that the training was great, and one stated that it couldn't have been better. … read more
Laurianne Thoury
External Relations Department, IMF
Bonjour Mike! I would like to thank you again for your excellent presentation on Photoshop, I have learned a lot and I am definitely motivated to do … read more

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