Adobe InDesign for Designers
An Adobe Authorized Certificate Course
This course is for those who want to design and deliver real world projects such as marketers, designers, and publishers, for the web and print with InDesign, the premiere layout and design program from Adobe.
Taught at the Orange County Photography Center where teachers are mentors, the instruction is hands on, a learning methodology that encourages you to learn InDesign by doing, not by watching prerecorded tutorials. You will begin with the basic concepts and then for the next three days, you will apply these and more advanced concepts to 6 different projects including a corporate identity package (letterhead and business card), an art poster, a professional newsletter, a full color brochure, an art show catalog and more.
The course emphasizes creative design approaches for issues such as style, branding, and communication values. You will learn via a step-by-step method for each of the assignments an approach that teaches proper workflow and is best practices method to master InDesign.
The classes are small so that you can ask questions, interact with your fellow students and your instructor is by your side providing hands on help that will guide you to create award winning print and interactive web publications.
Successful students who complete the class and the Metrics that Matter Survey, earn an Adobe Certificate of Achievement, which is employer recognized.
Summary of the Course
- Concepts of Design
- Imagining and Planning a Design
- Locating and placing resources in Adobe Bridge.
- Tools and layout fundamentals
- Project 1
- Project 2
- Project 3
- Project 4
- Project 5
- Project 6
- Proofing a project in print
- Proofing a project for the web.
- Preparing a project for print output
- Preparing a project of online presentation with hyperlinks.
- Fundamentals of digital publishing
We supply a complete workbook, supplemental materials and images.
Perquisite: A desire to learn, a teachable spirit, a passion for photography. We assume you know little or nothing about the program, or perhaps you know a great deal but don’t know what you don’t know.
Taught by Bob Killen, an Adobe Certified Expert, an Adobe Certified Instructor, a nationally recognized fine art photographer and one of Adobe’s top rated instructors.
In 2008, Bob became the First Artist in Residence for Mojave National Preserve, a National Park Service Program. He also is an Affiliated Artist for the National Park Service’s Mojave Arts Program and the Artist Guide for the Desert Light Gallery. He is currently on work on his new book, The Fine Art of Creating Fine Art Photography, and several new fine art projects for release in late summer.
California Center for Photography & Digital Arts
"California Center for Photography & Digital Arts" as it's called by it's members and clients is a state of the art facility featuring plenty of room for photographic lectures and hands on classes. With several shooting areas, sets, props and all needed supplies, THE Center is the ultimate choice for your photographic education.