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Computer Education & Training Center

Desktop Publishing

Designing with Adobe InDesign

The following course teaches the principles of page layout and design using hands-on projects in Adobe InDesign to reinforce the concepts. Learn the techniques and strategies to create atractive and professional looking publications.

Virtual Classes: Our Design Principles Using Adobe InDesign class is now available online with an instructor present for the entire course. You will see the instructor's screen throughout the class and you can share your screen if you need individual help from the instructor. You will have time to practice, ask questions, and receive hands-on training. If you don't have Indesign installed on your machine, you can remote into one of our computers.

In-person classes are also available at our West County facility with limited enrollments to promote social distancing. When you register, choose your class section based on how you want to attend the class: virtual or in-person.

  • Choose "West County In-Person" if you want to attend a class at our West County location.
  • Select "Live Online" if you want to attend virtually from your workplace or home.

For more information, email info@cetc.umsl.edu.

Design Principles for Desktop Publishing

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of InDesign or equivalent experience.) This course teaches you how to combine the electronic capabilities of InDesign with established principles of design and layout. Topics include using a grid, call outs, and optical center. Other topics include page flow, typography, white space, paper and ink selection, planning for multi-page documents, and using spot color. Learn to prepare your documents for a commercial printer or service bureau. [Course Outline]
Fee: $249

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E1204 Mon., Oct. 26Virtual/WCMark Ratliff

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are also available in Adobe InDesign that help you master the skills of desktop publishing from simple flyers to more complex documents as well as classes in digital publications for creating eBooks and interactive digital documents.