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Adobe InDesign is a tool for design and layout that allows you to produce high quality, professional documents for print and on-screen display. The Essentials class is designed for the new InDesign user and for those who are using the program, but feel like they are taking a round-about way to getting the job done. Students transitioning to InDesign from Quark and PageMaker will also find this class beneficial. This class focuses on the core features of InDesign. This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software.

Cost: $700.00
Register more than a week prior to the class start date to take advantage of our early bird rate of $600.00

To register for this class, click the registration link above or call 215-643-8580 option 3.

Course Outline

  • Introducing the Workspace 
    A quick overview of the Creative Cloud interface, including how to create custom workspaces.
  • Setting Up A Document and Working with Pages
    Create a new document from scratch, with a focus on working with Master Pages and placeholder frames.
  • Working with Objects 
    A look at the difference between the Selection and Direct Selection tools, and everything you need to know about InDesign frames, along with placing and sizing graphics.
  • Flowing Text 
    Import Word files into InDesign using Manual, Semi- and Auto flow, learn about threaded text frames, and control the formatting through Paragraph Styles.
  • Editing Text 
    Learn how to handle missing fonts, plus Find/Change, spell-check options, Auto-correct and how to use Story Editor in your workflow.
  • Working with Color
    Define and apply color, tint and gradient swatches.


Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.