InDesign Basics for the A/E/C Professional

July 29, 2020
1:00 PM CDT - 4:30 PM CDT

Virtual Meeting

InDesign Basics for the A/E/C Professional

Many of you were thrown into developing proposals and collateral and figuring out how to use InDesign while trying to meet deadlines. Have you wasted countless hours manually formatting submittals with design inconsistencies and alignment issues with little time to find a solution? Join Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign CC, Julie Shaffer, CPSM, to learn the basics of InDesign for the A/E/C industries that will help you stand out from the competition.  Julie will introduce the InDesign workspace and teach how to build a proposal. She’ll also share ideas and best practices on how to expedite your workflow to leave a lasting impression on your current and potential clients. 

This course, comprised of three 60-minute modules, is perfect for those starting out with InDesign or needing a refresher. Viewing the modules in sequential order is recommended to enhance learning.

Module 1: Introduction to InDesign CC | Understanding the InDesign Workspace
InDesign is a powerful page-layout tool, but it may not be intuitive for new users. This first module will get you comfortable with the workspace and show you the key aspects of the software to begin developing layouts.

During this 60-minute module, participants will learn:

  • Navigating InDesign
  • Pages
  • Panels
  • Text Frames
  • Graphic Frames


Module 2: Building a Proposal
Building on the first module, Module 2 will begin creating pages, adding content, and modifying fonts and colors. We will focus on building a small design piece from beginning to end.

During this 60-minute module, participants will learn:

  • Master Pages
  • Layers
  • Swatches
  • Working with Text and Graphics
  • Putting it all together


Module 3: Expediting Your Workflow

Now that you’re comfortable building layouts in InDesign, Module 3 will focus on the aspects of InDesign that make your workflow efficient and consistent by creating and using styles. We’ll walk through each step of building styles and discuss best practices to use them for effective design.

During this 60-minute module, participants will learn:

  • Efficient Ways to Create Project Sheets, Resumes, Schedules, and Organizational charts with:
  • Paragraph, Character, and Object Styles
  • Next and Nested Styles
  • Cell and Table Styles

 

- Module 1 will be from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Module 2 will be from 2:15pm - 3:15pm
- Module 3 will be from 3:30pm - 4:30pm

There will be 15-minute break in between Modules. If you choose not to attend all three, just log in for the time of the module you wish to view. 

Log in information will be emailed to you prior to the event. 

 

Domains: Proposals, Promotional Activity
Who Should Attend: Marketers, Content Editors, Proposal Writers, Graphic Designers

Tickets

$0.00 Education Series Events are free for SMPS Members

$50.00 Non-Member Guest TIcket

$0.00 SMPS Member - Other Chapters

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