Getting Started With InDesign CC

Take the mystery out of Adobe InDesign CC!

This course includes…

  • Unlimited lifetime access
  • Downloadable project files
  • 30 day money-back guarantee

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$62

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  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“Awesome. I LOVE how easy it was to follow you. The way you took time to explain every single action made this a great course. Many thanks!”

Joe

Thread text with ease!

Discover how simple it is to thread and connect mulitple text flows!

Fit your content right!

See how to set various fitting options to get the exact result you’re after in your layouts!

Export your work the right way!

With so many ways to export your content, discover methods to get the best results!

Free course included!

Enrollment includes Foundations In Web Design, a free bonus course, at no extra cost!

  • Worksheets
  • Hands-on lessons
  • Other extras and goodies!

Let’s make sure this is a good fit

Before going further, let’s make sure you’re in the right spot. The info below will help…

Who is this course for?

Those wanting a solid understanding of design, including…

  • People who don’t know where to start, who just want simple answers.
  • People who want to become full or part-time designers.
  • Print designers who want to expand their skills.
  • Employees who want to add to their skills, advance their careers, and become more marketable.
  • Small business owners who want complete control over their design.
  • Those who’ve been out of design for a while, who feel out of touch, but who want to get back into the swing of things.
  • Those wanting to save the cost and headache of hiring an expensive designer.
  • Non-profits, churches, and fundraising organizations.
  • Those who are retired, who want to supplement their income and help their community.
  • Hobbyists and those interested in doing design on the side.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

Course description

InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!

Course prerequisites

It’s a good idea to be familiar with the following before enrolling in this course:

  • General computer skills (comfortable copying and pasting, navigating through folders…the basics).
  • A working copy of InDesign CS6 or above (the free trial version is fine).
  • No prior experience with graphics is required.
  • An understanding of Photoshop is helpful (my Getting Started With Photoshop CC course or equivalent), but not required.
  • An understanding of Illustrator is helpful (my Getting Started With Illustrator CC course or equivalent), but not required.

Sound like a good fit? Then let’s get started! If not, then let’s find the right course for you.

“Man, that was the BEST video course ever! Thanks Geoff, that makes so much sense to me, and is easy to follow!”

Aaron

Let a friend show you how

Hey, I’m Geoff. I help graphic designers, small business owners, and creative people just like you learn about web design, develop valuable, in-demand skills, launch online businesses and creative projects…and yeah, make more money! Learn more about me here.

Learning how to build websites is no different than figuring out perspective drawing, how to weave literary prose, or how to combine chords to make beautiful music. It’s like cooking or woodworking or learning how to fix your car…But for whatever reason, web design’s made out to be highly technical and overly complicated. Let’s change that.

Whatcha waitin’ for?!

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$62

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  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

What others are saying

People just like you are building dream web projects every day. A few would love to tell you how Ten Ton helped them get there.

“With Geoff’s excellent training, I graduated at the top of my 3-year college program in just 2 years.”

Ian’s story

“I fired my web designer and saved tons of money, thanks to Geoff’s videos.”

Bridgette’s story

“It’s because of Geoff that I can now call myself a web designer and can get paid for it.”

Patrick’s story

Start right now!

$62

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

Course outline

Here’s a complete outline of all of the topics covered in this course

Chapter 1: Introduction

  1. Welcome

Chapter 2: The InDesign Environment

  1. Touring the Interface
  2. Zooming, Navigating And Getting Around
  3. A Quick Note On Display Performance
  4. Creating Custom Workspaces

Chapter 3: Working With Documents

  1. Creating New Documents
  2. Setting Up Multiple Columns
  3. Setting Your Document Up For Offset Printing
  4. Using Rulers And Guides
  5. InDesign’s Preview Mode
  6. Inserting, Deleting, And Rearranging Pages

Chapter 4: Handling Text In InDesign

  1. Creating Text Frames & Importing Text
  2. Adjusting Text Frames
  3. Setting Text Frame Options
  4. Threading Text Frames
  5. Basic Text Formatting
  6. Advanced Text Formatting

Chapter 5: Working With Shapes, Colours & Graphics

  1. Creating Shapes And Working With Colour
  2. Applying Strokes To Shapes
  3. Managing Objects In Your Layout
  4. Inserting Images Into Your Layout
  5. Fitting Graphics Within Frames

Chapter 6: Saving & Exporting Your Work

  1. Saving And Exporting Layouts
  2. Exporting Your Work As A PDF

Chapter 7: Wrapping Up

  1. Where to Go From Here

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We’ve got answers!

What is Ten Ton?

Hey, I’m Geoff, an award-winning teacher, artist, and designer. Ten Ton Online is my premium online training platform to help graphic designers, small business owners, hobbyists, and other creative rabble-rousers learn about web design. If you want to discover how to build beautiful looking websites, how you can develop valuable, in-demand skills, or how to launch and market online businesses and creative projects, you’re in the right spot! You can view the full list of courses here.

Can I sign up any time?

Yes. All courses are completely self-paced. This means you can enroll now, and start your course whenever you like.

How do I watch the videos?

After enrolling, you’ll be able to stream your course lessons on the web, to your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Can I download the video lessons?

To best serve the community, lessons are provided as streaming video only. This is because courses are sometimes updated to provide users with the latest information and content.

How long will I have access to my courses?

All courses come with unlimited, lifetime access. This means you can access your course as often as you’d like, without any limitations.

Are there recurring monthly costs?

Nope. There’s just a single one-time enrollment fee for your course.

Are courses self-paced or scheduled?

Courses are completely self-paced, allowing you to work through lessons at your own speed. You can skip ahead or go back, and otherwise move through your courses as quickly or slowly as you’d like. You can find out more about how it all works right here.

Are project files included?

You bet! Courses come with downloadable project files, allowing you to get the most out of your learning experience. You’re encouraged to follow along, step-by-step, so you can gain real-world, hands-on skills.

What is your refund policy?

All courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied with your course within 30 days of purchase, let us know. We’re here to help.

Where should I start?

Start with my free Foundations In Web Design course. It’ll give you a solid foundation in web design, and help you determine which direction you should head in based on your interests and goals.

I have more questions, how can I contact you?

You can contact me right here.

Start right now!

$62

Enroll in this course
  • Project files included!
  • No recurring monthly fees!
  • Unlimited lifetime access!

How does it work?

“This course was great. Geoff’s concise, easy way of teaching is fantastic. Everything is so easy to understand and makes so much sense. I’ve used other online schools but was totally lost until I found Ten Ton. It is a real pleasure to learn from these videos.”

Mark