Unit 5 – InDesign Basics

Learning Goals

In this unit, students are going to learn

  • to create a wireframe in InDesign
  • to import graphics into InDesign
  • to adjust the fit of graphics
  • to create master pages in InDesign
  • to create and use color swatches in InDesign
  • to import text document into InDesign
  • to create style in InDesign
  • to work with tabs in InDesign
  • to create tables in InDesign
  • to save and export a file from InDesign

Activities

Get the Evaluation Worksheet form the worksheet bin.

Get the resources for this unit from the Course Team Drive.

Follow along Chapter 7 and do what the instructor says. Save a copy at the end of the videos to your Google Drive – NOT the Team Drive folder – name them as listed below.

  1. Watch “InDesign Quick start tour” and take notes.
  2. Watch “Creating a new document” and do what is says. When it prompts you to create a new document, name it: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V2.indd
  3. Before you start, save a copy (File –> Save as …) of the file you created in the second video and name it: “GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V3.indd”. Then watch “Working with Master Pages” and do what is says. Save at the end again.
  4. Before you start, save a copy (File –> Save as …) of the file you created in the third video and name it: “GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V4.indd”. Then watch “Importing graphics into InDesign” and do what is says. Save at the end again.
  5. Roundtrip editing with Photoshop – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V5.indd
  6. Adjusting the fit of graphics – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V6.indd
  7. Importing text into InDesign – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V7.indd
  8. Creating text styles in InDesign – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V8.indd
  9. Creating object styles in InDesign – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V9.indd
  10. Creating tables in InDesign – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V10.indd
  11. Finalizing the design – Filename: GD-InDesign-Lastname_Firstname-V11.indd
  12. Just watch “Using InDesign Publish Online” – DON’T DO WHAT IT SAYS

Find the Evaluation Sheet here.