This course is for those completely new to Adobe InDesign and offers an introduction to the key concepts of InDesign and how to prepare print publications. The objective of this course is to give the participants a basic understanding of InDesign and the potential that it offers. Participants should have strong computer skills. Please read more information about suitability below the course dates.
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This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course. The subsidised course fee is $60.
Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.
This beginner-level course is designed for those who have no experience of InDesign and is an introduction to this powerful software. Topics include: document set up, the workspace, working with colour, shapes and pictures, setting text including text wrapping and paragraph styles, plus InDesign extras including the effects pallet, pathfinder, gradients and gradient feather. During the course you'll prepare some simple print publications such as a flyer and a pamphlet.
This twelve-hour course is held in a school PC computer suite. Software version Adobe Cloud 2019 (most recent update to 2022 version). Don't bring your own device unless you already have your own personal access to Adobe via your device.
This course suits those with strong computer skills, new to Adobe Indesign.
For evening courses, you will need to practise between classes so should have access to Indesign software at your home or workplace. Visit www.adobe.com to find out more information about the software. Adobe may offer a free trial of their software. As each lesson builds upon knowledge and skills gained in the previous session, it may be difficult to catch up if you miss classes. Therefore only enrol at a time when you are confident you can attend all six classes.
For weekend courses, bring your lunch.
This course is taught at a level to suit those who are completely new to Indesign.
Strong computer skills. For evening courses, students will need access to Adobe Indesign software to practise between classes.