The InDesign Field Guide

Does Adobe InDesign make you squirm a bit?
Does it make your palms sweaty?

Are you afraid to click that pink icon because of #allthemenus?
Button overwhelm is a thing, I get it. 😵


The InDesign Cliff Notes by Paper + Oats –

Well good news for you, I recently put together a brand new InDesign training for beginners — it's called the InDesign Cliff Notes.

In this easy-to-follow 1-week email series, you’ll get your feet wet with this mysterious program, learn what InDesign is used for, how it works, and how YOU can learn it fast. (As in, I'm passing you my cliff notes for free here, don't tell the teacher!)

Here’s what I’ll be covering in the series...

  • what types of projects InDesign is best used for (what it’s NOT used for)
  • we’ll crack the code on some common InDesign lingo to help you get the lay of the land
  • a video tour showing you the 4 most important elements of using InDesign (errrr…. it’s 25 minutes 😬)
  • my secret sauce to working smarter + faster in InDesign

Did I mention these cliff notes are F-R-E-E? Yep. I created the InDesign Cliff Notes training with YOU in mind, and I think you'll quickly see how not-scary InDesign really is. 😉



Drop your email in below to start the free InDesign training today!


The InDesign Field Guide complete online course will reopen for enrollment in the fall of 2018.

What does the complete InDesign Field Guide course cover?

Lesson 1 — Logistics
your first introduction to InDesign's interface, when to use each Adobe program, preparing your workflow, and file setup

Lesson 2 — Pages
detailed tutorials on page setup + organization, using master pages, and page numbering + sections

Lesson 3 — Typography
working with text + typefaces, in-depth with characters + paragraphs, using styles, and footnotes + endnotes

Lesson 4 — Objects
rounding out your layouts with shapes, color, linked files + photos, tables, and interactive tools in InDesign

Lesson 5 — Production
finishing your workflow, file prep standards for web + print use, and organizing your final files

go in-depth with more advanced tools, and get on-going support long after you finish the course


The InDesign Field Guide has taught 500+ students to finally stop avoiding InDesign, learn how to use it like a pro for their creative businesses or personal projects, sans overwhelm ... and dare I say, enjoy it?!


When you sign up for the FREE Cliff Notes above, I'll keep you in the loop with the full course, so you won't miss a thing.