Designing an Invitation

with Nigel French
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Designing an Invitation
Video duration: 0s 1h 16m Intermediate


Celebrations are an important part of life and in this course Nigel French shows how to create an eye-catching invitation using Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Learn about the various parts of an invitation and how to brainstorm design ideas, add text and imagery, incorporate a map to your event's location, and explore different design treatments.

Topics include:
  • Looking at type choices
  • Creating a digital letterpress effect
  • Adding text and images
  • Creating alternate versions of your invitation


- Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Designing an Invitation. In this short course, we're going to create an invitation for a 30th birthday party. The techniques I'm going to cover apply not just to 30th birthday invitations, nor just to birthday invitations in general, but can be used for any sort of informal invitation, for any sort of event. We'll be using the Adobe Creative Suite; InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop; to create our invitation. But, we're also going to give the invitation a hand-made, personal quality by combining digital with traditional techniques.

We'll be looking at different approaches to the invitation. There will be an obvious approach, a somewhat obscure approach, and, what I hope, is a humorous approach. The bigger point is that there is always more than solution to any design problem, and, hopefully, this course will give you ideas for how to approach similar design projects. So, let's get started with, Designing an Invitation.

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