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InDesign in a Day

InDesign Classes for Beginners

This class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of InDesign: text, pictures, and pages. Learn how to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you’ll be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more!

This 6-hour class is meant to get you started fast. If you want to learn InDesign in greater depth, you should check out our 18-hour Adobe InDesign class.

  • 6 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$325 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

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What You’ll Learn

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Create a 2–Page Magazine Ad
  • Style text, use color swatches, and format paragraphs
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InDesign in a Day Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Letter Creation

Topics

  • Setting Preferences
  • The Control Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
Large Type Letter

Topics

  • More Text Attributes
More Text Styling

Topics

  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions
Magazine Ad

Topics

  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background
Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

Topics

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2
Kerning/Tracking

Topics

  • Optical vs. Metric Kerning
  • Kerning vs. Tracking
  • Manual Kerning
2–Page Magazine Ad

Topics

  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors
Sporktown Brochure

Topics

  • Placing Text, Photos, & Illustrations
  • Gradient Swatches
  • Drop Shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text Wrap
Outputting Files

Topics

  • Exporting PDFs
  • Packaging Files to send to a printer
  • Learn to create gradients, dropshadows, text wrap and much more.

  • Learn about strokes, caps, how to make proper fractions, and other professional typesetting techniques.

  • Learn to set up a document bleed, place a photo, and combine text and images.

  • Learn to create two-page spreads.

Get Started Creating Layouts in InDesign

This beginner InDesign class will get you started laying out pages with text and graphics. You’ll learn enough of the fundamentals to integrate text, pictures, and pages, as well as working with typography and colors.

  • “Everything you always wanted to know about InDesign in one day. No prior knowledge needed and you will still be able to create your first magazine spread by 4:30 pm.”

    Antje Watermann

    Learned to create InDesign layouts in one day

  • “A great way to set up any student for basic InDesign use for creating different print publications - learn to be flexible and creative with this class and the guides and templates that you can take with you!”

    Ariel Kates

    Completed the InDesign in a Day course

  • “InDesign in a Day really gave me all the tools needed to successfully begin creating content using Adobe InDesign.”

    Diana Pascale

    Loved the InDesign in a Day course

  • “Adobe InDesign in a Day was the perfect class to get me started on using the software for work right away! We learned how to lay out text and images and create practical and fanciful pieces, relevant to both professional and personal interests! Michele was engaging throughout the entire day and really kept the pace of the class up. I would recommend this class to anyone looking for a jump start to getting the most out of Adobe Creative Cloud!”

    Robyn Wolin

    Learned InDesign fundamentals in just one day

Learn InDesign Fundamentals

“Adobe InDesign in a Day was the perfect class to get me started on using the software for work right away! We learned how to lay out text and images and create practical and fanciful pieces, relevant to both professional and personal interests! Michele was engaging throughout the entire day and really kept the pace of the class up.”
Robyn Wolin, Donor Relations Specialist

InDesign in a Day teaches students the fundamentals of the app

Learn with Real-world Exercises

“Noble Desktop is far and away the most efficient way of gaining computer graphics skills. They give real-world exercises to work on, teach best practices, and inspire many an 'aha!' moment. Highly recommended.”
Joanne Hus

Students learning InDesign through step-by-step exercises

Register for InDesign in a Day

$325 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

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