Top Chicago InDesign Courses

  • Ledet Training Adobe InDesign 101

    This 2-day program on Adobe InDesign teaches the essentials of this publishing layout software. Students in this class will learn how to design and publish many types of content, such as marketing materials, newspapers, magazines, catalogs, and more. With no need for previous experience, students will leave this program ready to create high-quality layout designs.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $899
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    In this 18-hour class, participants will learn the important fundamentals of InDesign to start using it right away. Attendees will work on a variety of projects: 1 and 2-page advertisements, a double-sided brochure, a magazine layout, and even an entire book! Students will learn how to work with type, graphics, manage large files using paragraph and character styles. Students will also master pages, learn how to prepare files for printing, and how to export to a PDF. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $975
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Ledet Training Adobe InDesign 201 - InDesign Advanced

    Elevate your Adobe InDesign skills in this two-day, intermediate-level class. Using the most current InDesign version, participants strengthen their document construction skills, maximize work efficiency, and incorporate the latest design standards into their creations. Specific topics include advanced transparency techniques, blending modes, page layout, shape conversion, stylesheet techniques, tables, and text flow, linked file management, Creative Cloud utilization, long document management, PDF accessibility, and HTML/CSS exports.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $799
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • Ledet Training Adobe InDesign 301 - InDesign Tablet Publishing

    Further develop your Adobe InDesign Tablet and Mobile publishing skills in this one-day intermediate course. Participants who have successfully completed an InDesign Essentials class learn how to create new documents, or modify existing ones, to formats like EPUB, Kindle/AZW, MOBI, PDF and HTML for Kindle, iPad, and other such users. Added interactive elements, like video and music, enhance your creations. Specific topics include creating e-books, hyperlinks, and EPUB documents, converting graphics, redefining reading orders, adding metadata, exporting HTML code, creating and exporting documents, and learning best practices for Section 508 compliance.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $499
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • Ledet Training Adobe InDesign 303 - Automated publishing using XML with InDesign

    Advanced your Adobe InDesign knowledge with this two-day, advanced-level class. Participants learn how to optimize publishing workflow without writing code. That enables users to preserve design aesthetics and stay on deadline. Through a combination of hands-on learning, class discussions, and instructor leadership. Students look at topics like XML basics, DTD structures, cross media exports, anchored objects, and advanced CSS styling.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,199
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
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  • Ledet Training Adobe InDesign 501 - InDesign Bootcamp

    Get comfortable with Adobe InDesign in this five-day beginner course. Participants learn basic desktop publishing skills, as well as basic desktop publishing concepts. That includes both physical and virtual documents. Using hands-on, instructor-led learning, students examine topics like creating marketing materials, advanced page layout and troubleshooting, and desktop publishing. This class prepares students to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) examination for InDesign.

    In-person @ 17 North State St, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $1,899
    • 5 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • New Horizons Adobe InDesign CC - Part 1

    In this 2-day course, students will get a comprehensive introduction to Adobe InDesign CC. Beginning with the user interface and navigation controls, students will then learn how to design their first document. Students will also practice adding text and graphics, formatting characters, paragraphs, and colors, and work with page elements such as layers and objects. The final lesson involves the export of InDesign files for delivery.

    In-person @ 525 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL
    • $790
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • New Horizons Adobe InDesign CC - Part 2

    This 2-day course expands on the foundations of Adobe InDesign, teaching students more advanced skills. Students will learn how to prepare documents for different layout versions, manage libraries, anchor objects, and create dynamic documents. They will be able to manage long documents such as books, including building a table of contents, an index and system of footnotes.

    In-person @ 525 W Van Buren St, Chicago, IL
    • $790
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • General Assembly Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    This Adobe InDesign course is a beginner-friendly bootcamp for creative individuals who aspire to breathe life into their artistic visions. In this hands-on bootcamp, students learn many of the InDesign basics, like creating a new file, setting up master pages, how to place images, and the best practices around text usage and creating print-ready files. Students will also learn the fundamentals of typography and industry standards for page layout design.

    In-person @ 444 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL Also available online
    • $250
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Noble Desktop InDesign in a Day

    In this 6-hour class, participants will get started with the basics of InDesign for creating or editing page layouts. Students will learn how to work with type, graphics, apply color, create 2-page layouts, prepare files for printing, and export to a PDF. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $395
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays, Evenings, or Weekends
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • CTS Training InDesign Part 1

    This introductory 1-day InDesign course will teach students the basics of layout publishing, from organizing document pages, working with master pages, and understanding how to use columns and guides. Students will earn a working knowledge of how to format text, photos, and graphics, finishing off with creating a newsletter. Document preparation will be discussed for exporting to a printer as well.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
    • $349
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • CTS Training InDesign Part 2

    From text styles to page elements, this intermediate one day InDesign course will take students through the program’s more in-depth capabilities. The story editor will be explored, and participants will learn how to anchor graphics in text, work with libraries and layers, and use tables. Projects involving long documents will be developed, and students will come away understanding how to import and export files.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
    • $399
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • CTS Training InDesign Part 3

    Learn advanced InDesign skills in this 1-day course covering date merging, conditional text, and the content collector tool. Starting from pen tool techniques, students will be taught how to produce graphics with special effects, clipping paths, automatic page, and section numbering, and advanced text tricks. Colors and gradients will be discussed as well as incorporating sound and movies. The class will then go on to learn how to create interactive E-books, create shortcuts, use hyperlinks, and work with form fields.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL
    • $425
    • 1 Day
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
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  • Certstaffix Training Adobe InDesign CC (2020)

    This 3-day course teaches the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Students will learn how to work with colors, objects, styles, and typography to develop designs for publishing. Completing 15 projects in this course will allow students to practice creating rich layouts and interactive .pdf forms. While intended for beginners, advanced users are also encouraged to take the course to expand their skills.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 205 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
    • $1,330
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ascend Training Adobe InDesign Part 1

    Master the basics of Adobe InDesign in this 3-week beginner level course. Participants create digital and print publications to learn about photo placement, object manipulation, text threading, and text formatting. Advanced topics include graphic design, publication, master pages, effects and transparency, color pallets, and gradients.

    In-person @ 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL
    • $999
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Ascend Training Adobe InDesign Part 2

    Advance your Adobe InDesign proficiency with this 2-week intermediate level course. Existing users learn how to create more complex documents and professional-grade product. Knowledge of typographic procedures, such as nested styling and complex layout functionality, fuels this development. Specific topics include advanced graphics and effects, document and page information, CC darker interface, layers, tables, and styles.

    In-person @ 515 North State Street, Chicago, IL
    • $999
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Intermediate
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  • Computer Training Source, Inc. InDesign Part 2

    This advanced course delves into complex techniques of using Adobe InDesign. Participants will learn about long document elements, advanced styles, XML, text variables, and more to further develop their working knowledge of this renowned publishing software. With an emphasis on practical use, the course is designed to empower individuals seeking proficiency in layout and design applications.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois
    • $649
    • 7 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Computer Training Source, Inc. InDesign Part 3

    The specified course focuses on providing in-depth knowledge about Adobe InDesign, with emphasis on setting preferences, customizing documents, and color management. Participants also acquire skills in managing long documents, using advanced book features, and implementing thorough techniques for creating PDF files. Master the art of page layout and design by fine-tuning your Adobe Indesign skills and capabilities.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois
    • $649
    • 7 Hours
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    • Intermediate
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  • Computer Training Source, Inc. InDesign Part 1

    This course offers comprehensive training on utilizing Adobe InDesign, a leading tool used in the publishing industry. Participants can expect to learn essential skills such as designing flyers, brochures, and other printed materials. By the end of the course, students will have gained a deeper understanding of Adobe InDesign's vital functions and be well-equipped to produce professional-quality layouts.

    In-person @ 420 N Wabash Ave, Chicago, Illinois
    • $649
    • 7 Hours
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    • Beginner
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  • ONLC Training Centers Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 1

    This class offers novice learners a comprehensive introduction to Adobe InDesign, focusing on core skills and concepts. Participants will learn layout creation, working with type and graphics, creating and styling text, and exporting PDFs. Offering hands-on exercises and expert instruction, this course provides a solid foundation for understanding and utilizing this professional page layout application.

    In-person in Chicago (location TBD)
    • $795
    • 13 Hours
    • See provider
    • Beginner
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