Adobe InDesign for Beginners: Work with Color and Effects

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Demonstrate the ability to apply colors to a design.

Demonstrate the ability to create new documents and apply effects.

Demonstrate the ability to create a complete document by applying colors and effects in Adobe InDesign.

2 hours
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

This Guided Project: Adobe InDesign for Beginners: Work with Color and Effects is for people interested in graphic design for book pages, magazines, blogs, and all kinds of digital and print media. In this project-based course, you will demonstrate the ability to create a document and apply colors and effects to the design in Adobe InDesign. To accomplish this, we will work through various tasks where you will learn to use the software, apply colors to text and shapes, apply effects to colors, and create a page for a magazine. This project is unique because it will help you start from scratch using the Adobe InDesign platform. To be successful in this project, you will need to have basic knowledge of using computers and editing programs, and additionally, you must have an Adobe account to be able to use the software.

Skills you will develop

  • Color Theory

  • Color Design

  • Graphic Design

  • Computer Program

  • Adobe Indesign

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Explore Adobe InDesign and become familiar with the software.

  2. Use the color management component in Adobe InDesign.

  3. Apply various colors to objects and text.

  4. Demonstrate the ability to work with color groups in Adobe InDesign.

  5. Incorporate color swatches into an Adobe InDesign document.

  6. Create a magazine page and apply color to shapes and text.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.

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At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.

Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.

You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.