Lynda.com has long been one of my favorite paid sites to learn anything and everything computer related whether its education technology, computer programming or digital design. In this tutorial you’ll learn all the essentials for selecting and editing text. For example, you'll easy learn changing case, adding special characters, formatting lists and inserting breaks. These are all essential skills students and teachers must master before attempting to build and publish a school publication.
Need help, hints or advice with teaching students about Adobe InDesign? Perhaps you have questions about designing a yearbook or school newsletter? Look no further than the insightful Adobe Education Exchange. The link I’ve provided is an example of a high school teacher asking for help with InDesign on the “Adobe Education Exchange”. The teacher received 47 responses that were helpful and contained very useful information.
This blog post from "Tutsplus" features 30 quick and concise tutorials to help you get started using InDesign. You’ll quickly learn how to set up documents, create masers, format type and images, use layers and much, much more. You’ll also discover links to other great tutorials! For example, be sure and check out the "Digital Publishing With InDesign CC: Introduction". Finally, check out http://design.tutsplus.com/ for even more InDesign tutorials.
Visit the official Adobe website for a wide range of InDesign tutorials whether you’re a novice or expert. The “Learn Essentials" section has 80+ tutorials that cover everything you need to know. There is also a ‘Key Techniques” section that covers projects like creating a magazine, business cards, letter head, resumes and more. Adobe regularly adds new features to InDesign so make sure and check out the “New Features” section as well.
This post featured on the “makeuseof” website is excellent and includes all the training resources you’ll need to get started with InDesign. Initially, the post explains the differences between Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. The website's best feature is the list of “7 Free Learning Resources For InDesign” that include tutorials, online magazines and websites. Several paid tutorial options are listed as well.
Where does an educator or student purchase Adobe products? How much does Adobe charge for its software? I’ve included the link to Adobe’s “How to Buy” website to help you research these questions. Although Adobe software can be expensive Adobe offers their software for classroom and school use at a discount. Also, Adobe offers over 27 software titles that can be purchased individually or bundled together in the Creative Cloud.