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InDesign Special Effects for Fun and Profit

InDesign Special Effects for Fun and Profit

Prerequisites: Success in this course depends on students having this knowledge before beginning this class.

All skill levels are welcomed. The event can be tailored to address an audience that is already expert in the use of InDesign or that is completely new and has never touched InDesign before.
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In Tracks:

This course is part of the following workflow-oriented and product- or technology-oriented learning tracks: ePublishing & Digital Publishing, Graphic Design, InDesign, Personal Growth

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A BIG WOW in Artwork & Graphic Images...Every single bit of it invaluable.

— Grace F., Designer


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Ever want­ed to put pho­tographs inside text or cre­ate stamped or cutout text for your brochures? How about cre­at­ing cast shad­ows of text for fliers? Making your own hol­i­day cards or invi­ta­tions? Why not cre­ate a col­lage of images inside the shape of a jack-o-lantern, valen­tine, or any shape? In this course you’ll learn how to do all of that and more in just a few easy steps in Adobe InDesign.

We make every train­ing class fun, but our unique Effects for Fun and Profit events are a real blast! They’re all about cool effects and fun, cre­ative tech­niques. Each event is a series of tuto­ri­als that take you through recre­at­ingand hav­ing fun withcre­ative InDesign Special Effects you can use on the job or at home on per­son­al projects. Every attendee has a good time and learns some­thing new, for begin­ners and advanced InDesign users.

As a class or as a lec­ture, InDesign Special Effects for Fun and Profit is ide­al for…

  • Corporate par­ties
  • Employee rewards and moti­va­tion
  • Celebrations
  • Capping off stan­dard train­ing cours­es and rein­forc­ing pri­or days’ edu­ca­tion

InDesign Special Effects for Fun and Profit is a hands-on, instructor-led ses­sion that can be adapt­ed to fit your timetable. It’s min­i­mum length is 1 hour in lec­ture (non-hands-on) form or as a 2- to 4-hour hands-on course with stu­dents fol­low­ing each tech­nique to cre­ate their own designs.

The below are just some of the effects and tech­niques you can learn in InDesign Special Effects for Fun and Profit. We have hun­dreds more hands-on effects recipes ready and wait­ing for you!

  • Creating Cast Shadows (Not Drop Shadows, Real Cast Shadows)
  • Filling Text with an Image
  • Filling Text with Multiple Images
  • Creating a Letterpress Effect
  • Creating Illustrative Image Frames in 10 Seconds & with­out the Pen Tool
  • Tinting B&W Images
  • Coloring Text with Gradients
  • Creating Highlighted Text Effects
  • Turning Any Image Frame into a Polaroid
  • Creating Metallic Type
  • And More!

Note that the length you select for the course will alter the num­ber of tech­niques pre­sent­edthe longer the course, the more tech­niques you can learn.

As a 3-hour hands-on class or as a fun 1-hour lec­ture at your next cor­po­rate retreat, our unique Effects for Fun and Profit events are prac­ti­cal and fun for every­one.