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Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Publishing 1: Adobe InDesign

This course introduces students to Adobe InDesign, the page layout software program used by professional graphic artists to publish ads, business cards, brochures, postcards, newsletters, magazines, books, and more. It involves considerable hands-on instruction and projects similar to those faced by today's designers. Students learn how to prepare documents for professional publication, how to format type, import images, use styles, generate tables, create swatches, and apply shortcuts. Students learn typographic and publishing techniques, basic design principles, and how to apply spot and process color. Students will examine, troubleshoot, and package digital files for output to a commercial press and for the Web.

Subject: MAT
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
LMS link: https://blackboard.miracosta.edu
Course start page:
Course email: rcornish@rcocreative.com
Office:
Office hours: Office hours to be held in Second Life, http://secondlife.com/whatis/
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Instructor notes: Required textbook is Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book. Before class be sure to get your copy of the book and download the exercise files from Peachpit Press, http://www.peachpit.com/ There will be required online lab sessions on some Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the semester.

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