Adobe InDesign

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Adobe InDesign Department[edit]

Welcome to the School of Graphic Design's Adobe InDesign Department. In this department, you will learn the basic elements of Adobe InDesign and how to use it to accomplish simple tasks. Many versions of InDesign are used in these lessons, as this was created by many users. Use the screenshots as a guideline, not as a definitive. The lessons in this department will walk you through a variety of subject areas.

Other Creative Suite Training Resources:

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Dreamweaver

Department news[edit]

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - Added a lesson on creating a new document directly for InDesign.
  • Saturday, April 28, 2007 - Added diagram of workspace and toolbox, lessons reorganized into parts
  • Sunday, December 17, 2006 - Basics lesson finished.
  • Monday, December 4, 2006 - Department founded!

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  1. Introduction
  2. Workspace
  3. Creating A New File

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This learning project offers learnings activities to teach people how to use Adobe InDesign, a graphics editing program for Windows and Macintosh platforms. Starting with the very basics, people will learn the various functions of the program through a series of hands-on tutorials, and learn how to use them together to create different results.

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