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SPARKS: InDesign Basics With Erik Custer



During InDesign Basics, you will gain experience creating a variety of printed materials, such as posters, brochures, and your own book. Each class will provide you with a basic overview of InDesign’s tools and basic design skills that can be used in projects and how it integrates with other software and print processes.

Lesson 1: Saturday, January 19, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Lesson 2: Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Lesson 3: Saturday, February 2, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Lesson 4: Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10am – 1pm

Individual lessons are $50

Discounted rate for all 4 classes is $175

(Limited – 3 seats available)


Lesson One – What to consider when starting a new project 

Page Size 

Bleeds and Margins 


How fonts work 

How BoldItalic and other font attributes work in Indesign 

Why Opentype fonts are always the preferred option 

Downloading from the internet 

Shapes and Blends 

When to use Illustrator or Indesign 


How to place photos and other imported images 

How to adjust placed images

Lesson Two – Creating a flyer or poster 

Layout considerations 

Bleed and Margin set ups for different printers 

Build the flyer

Lesson Three – Creating a brochure 

Layout considerations 

Folding styles Bleed and Margin set ups for different printers 

Build the brochure

Lesson Four – Creating a book 

Layout considerations 

Page count Bleed and Margin Seperate Cover 

Build the book

Erik Custer is a contemporary artist exploring many mediums in a provocative and engaging style.

Instagram: @eplusc_studio

Later Event: January 31
Lynchburg Salsa