Adobe InDesign I, GRDSN 163

Project 2

In this project I will learn to:

  • Create a file with the appropriate settings for a four-color, commercially printed poster.
  • Use gradients, graphics, and image effects to attract the viewer's attention.
  • Add test elements and apply formatting as appropriate for a poster.
  • Thread a single test story across multiple test frames.
  • Understand the various options for formatting characters and paragraphs.
  • Use inline graphics to highlight important text elements.
  • Create a PDF file that meets the printer's requirements.


Read and work through the project in the Against the Clock book. You will use the sample files provided by Against the Clock.

The project files are stored in the Canvas Files area and also on the AVA Disciplines server in the Against_the_Clock_CC2015-student_files folder.

Against the Clock provides the files to those who purchase the books on their website. If you work outside the lab, files can be downloaded by following the instructions on the inside back cover of the book. If you are checking out books from the Library the online code may not work, so be sure to save files from our lab server.

You may find it convenient to copy the files onto your personal storage area.

The Exercises

Complete the exercises for the poster. You will turn in the high quality PDF file.

What to turn in.

The Jazz Poster

You can turn in the PDF file directly into the Canvas turn-in item.

Take the quiz

Go to the Assignments section in Canvas and take the project quiz. You are allowed to take the quizzes only twice. You might review and print the quiz before starting the project and locate the answers as you work.

You are done with the first project!



You are done learning the Interface!



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