Introduction to InDesign CS5

Introduction to InDesign CS5

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
3,467 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

In this Adobe InDesign CS5 class, you'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't need to be a designer or an artist to produce beautiful documents! 

In each lesson, we'll cover an important aspect of InDesign CS5 as you prepare a range of print and online products for Natalie, the fictional owner of Natalie's Nautical Emporium. You'll get dozens of files to use in the lessons—partially completed InDesign files, as well as the graphics, images, fonts and other content required for the project. And to check your work or troubleshoot any problems you encounter, you'll always get a copy of the finished InDesign project file. 

Lesson by lesson, you'll discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish your InDesign training, you'll be comfortable with the tools and features that this program offers, and you'll know the most efficient ways to use it to produce the materials you need for your own work or hobbies.

About The Instructor

Donna Baker

Donna Baker is a freelance graphic designer and the author of many books about design software and Web design. You can read tips and tutorials from her books through Adobe Design Center (, and on websites such as She writes a monthly column for one of Adobe's websites and is an Adobe Community Expert and an Adobe Certified Expert, as well as a member of the Experts' Panel at, an Adobe community site.


This was an awesome class. I plan to recommend it to some of my fellow teachers in my state. You are a wonderful teacher. I hope to take another of your classes in the near future.

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