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MDIA 2049 - Adobe InDesign 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This hands-on course expands on the skills and knowledge that you gained in Adobe InDesign 1 by using different tools, drop-down menus, and panels to create a more complex series of projects. You will create multiple master pages with different columns and grids, create a digital imposition, add video with sound controls, precisely position pictures, text, and graphics, and transform digital graphics. As well, you will use step and repeat to create a background pattern, span text columns, and smart link InDesign with Photoshop. You will use a pen tool to create advanced computer graphics with compound paths.


MDIA 1049





Fall 2020

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 32380

Tue Oct 27 - Tue Dec 01 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 27 - Dec 01 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Online Delivery


Paul Sawyer

Course Outline



CRN 34004

Thu Oct 29 - Thu Dec 03 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 29 - Dec 03 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 DTC Online Delivery


Rodney Kovacs

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  • Set up multiple master facing pages so that items appear consistently on each page of a document.
  • Apply consistent formatting to objects through using paragraph and character styles.
  • Create tables with formatting specifically set for rows, columns, stroke weights, and colours.
  • Apply different transparency settings to objects on different layers for visual design effects.
  • Apply different layers to assign text, graphics and pictures.
  • Demonstrate use of filling frames proportionally with pictures.
  • Integrate Photoshop smart objects into InDesign for painting effects by applying layer masks.
  • Create an interactive PDF file with layers to view in Adobe Acrobat.
  • Create interactive buttons that control picture placements, videos, and audio.
  • Use a pathfinder panel to intersect different objects on a page.
  • Use scissors to cut different part of computer graphics.
  • Practice using a pen tool to hand draw and rotate letters around to create headlines.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 2049 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate


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