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Adobe InDesign
9 Weeks | $595 | Online & In-Class

Learn to use Adobe InDesign, a comprehensive page layout software, in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create various kinds of publications and documents for print and onscreen viewing. This course includes easy-to-follow exercises and several projects which will be reviewed and evaluated throughout the course. You will use InDesign to learn about three primary disciplines: type, images, and color. You will also learn how to examine, troubleshoot, fix, and package digital files.

What You Will Learn:

  • A detailed understanding of type management and art direction.
  • How to integrate all elements to create cohesive design.
  • A core understanding of image manipulation through all mediachannels.
  • How to identify the relationship between page layout and other software programs.
  • A detailed understanding of industry specific software, and an understanding of specific color issues relating to design and production.
  • How to prepare artwork for appropriate output.
  • Exhibit client specific solutions to design problems.


Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer | Online & In-Class
Course Fee: $595
Prerequisite: none
Required Materials: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator (Creative Cloud) and LinkedIn Learning, which will be used as a reference guide.
Note: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator required. In-class students must bring a USB flash drive to class (minimum 8GB) or have a cloud storage subscription available.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email unex-digital@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40533
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Children’s Book WritingCommunication DesignTechnical Communication

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