InDesign CC Designing a Flyer

Whether you're a new designer, the office manager, or helping out your local church or school, you'll have fun spending a fast-moving hour designing your first - or hundredth, single-page flyer for print or online use in InDesign. Software required: Adobe InDesign.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 23, 2017
Duration
1h 3m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jan 23, 2017
Duration
1h 3m
Description

Whether you're a new designer, the office manager, or helping out your local church or school, you will at some point want to create a single-page flyer for print or online use. This course, InDesign CC Designing a Flyer, is a short, sweet, and end-to-end project course that will have you beginning with a blank page and little to no prior knowledge of InDesign, and end with you having a ready-to-print and ready-to-post flyer in hand. First, you'll learn how to choose the correct "New Document" when beginning, as well as learning about the bleed and live areas, and how to draw shapes. Next, you'll explore filling, stroking, aligning, and distributing objects. You'll wrap up the course by learning about placing images, creating text frames, using backgroung colors, and posting your flyer online. By the end of this course, you'll have the confidence to design again anytime without help, designing your next one, two, or a hundred fliers with ease. Software required: Adobe InDesign.

About the author
About the author

As a freelance graphic designer with over 20 years' experience, Pariah sits on the Adobe Advisory Group, is an Adobe Freelancer, and is an Adobe Community Professional and a former trainer and technical lead for Adobe's technical support teams for InDesign, InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, I'm Pariah Burke, one of the world's most prolific InDesign educators and experts with a few dozen books and video courses, hundreds of articles, and hundreds of hours of classroom training, consulting, and public speaking about InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, and other creative and publishing technologies. Creating a single-page flyer is a common task, and InDesign is perfectly suited for it. In the next hour, you and I are going to build a single-page flyer together from scratch. We'll start the next 15 short, and dare I say, fun video lesson clips by quickly and easily setting up a new document. With the mechanics quickly out of the way, we'll start to create by drawing basic and not-so-basic shapes. Using alignment and distribution buttons, we'll easily create cleanly-organized, precisely-positioned objects before we put photographs inside those objects with point and click ease. With shapes, color, images, and vector graphics well in hand, it's time to start adding text to the flyer. The moment we will have worked up to, the end goal of the design process, we'll print your single-page flyer. Finally, I'll give you some parting tips on where to get help with this course and InDesign in general, and what other courses you might like to take after this one. When we're done, you'll have not just a flyer fully designed, printed, and published online, you'll also have the skills and confidence to do it again and again, designing all your future flyers for work, home, church, school, and wherever. On behalf of myself and everyone here at Pluralsight, I hope you'll join me for InDesign CC Designing a Flyer.