Adobe® InDesign® Workshop

Adobe® InDesign® Workshop

Would you like to advance your layout and digital production skills and move beyond word processing software?

This course will provide the basic skills necessary to use Adobe InDesign to electronically design layouts for printed materials (advertising, brochures, catalogs, etc.) in single-and multi-page formats. Students will learn how to import .DOC and .TXT text-based files and image files (.EPS, .JPG, .TIF). The course will also provide an understanding of how to properly export files to .PDF, .JPG, and legacy .IDML formats as well as how to ‘package’ files for production. Additionally, students will learn proper file management/organization and folder/file nomenclature. Keyboard shortcuts (key commands) will be a central focus of the course.

Learning outcomes:

  • Basic understanding of layout/composition principles
  • Ability to adjust ‘Preferences’ and ‘Document Setup’ application/file settings• Ability to create multi-page files with text linked across multiple pages
  • Ability to edit/add/delete color swatches
  • Ability to properly import .DOC and .TXT text-based files
  • Ability to properly import image files (.EPS, .JPG, .TIF, etc.)
  • Ability to properly export .PDF, .JPG, and legacy. IDML file formats
  • Ability to properly ‘package’ files for production
  • Knowledge of proper file management/organization and folder/file nomenclature
  • Knowledge of production-level keyboard shortcuts (key commands)


Craig Welsh is associate professor of communications and humanities with primary teaching responsibilities in advertising and graphic design. Welsh has had work exhibited in more than fifteen countries and regularly speaks about design at industry conferences and colleges. 

To Register

Register three or more people from the same company and receive a 20 percent discount on the regular registration fee.
Penn State Alumni and Penn State Employees receive a 10 percent discount.

Note: To receive the 10 percent or 20 percent discount contact Kristin Deibler at 717-948-6500.  


Contact 814-867-4973 for immediate assistance.