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InDesign in a Day

InDesign Classes for Beginners

Learn Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

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 will quickly get you started with the essentials. It’s for people who use InDesign lightly and only have 1 day (or 2 nights) to spare. If you want to learn InDesign in greater depth, you should check out our 18-hour Adobe InDesign Bootcamp.

If you’re looking for portfolio-based classes, check out the Graphic Design Bootcamp, or our Graphic Design Certificate Program.

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake

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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.

InDesign in a Day teaches students the fundamentals of the app
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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

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

Highly Reviewed by Our Alumni

From our hands-on training style to world-class instructors and proprietary curriculum, we deliver a learning experience our alumni can be proud of.

Was definitely worried about learning InDesign in one day as I wasn't sure how much I could truly learn but this class was amazing. Taught me a bunch of skills that I can take back to my team and begin executing against.

Tori Bremer

"Can't wait to take another class!"

Sydney Schmidt, American Management Association

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, World Animal Protection

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, GVSHP

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

Diana Pascale, MAC Cosmetics

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, UNDP

InDesign in a Day gave me everything I needed and wanted to learn for my job (and more!). The syllabus develops from topic to topic to give you a full understanding of the application.

Tiffany, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Adobe InDesign in a Day was a terrific crash course. A plethora of material was covered in a very short period of time, the instructors are articulate yet fun which makes the class fly by!

Jackie Olson

Great class to get you up and running with the basics of InDesign and the different features that it offers. 5/5

Josie Washburn

Sneha was a fantastic, patient instructor who made things really easy to understand. I haven't used InDesign in over 10 years and it was a really easy guide to jump right back in. I would definitely recommend taking a class with her - she knows what she's doing and helps you along the way!

Molly Mengual, The Estee Lauder Companies

A great class if you're starting from scratch or need to brush up on beginner skills. The workbook provided with the class is also an excellent step-by-step reference that could easily be used as a guide to help with independent projects.

Rachel, The Real Deal

Dan did an incredible job covering the basics! I left the class feeling so much more comfortable about using inDesign in the future. Can't wait to put my new skills to use.

Kayla Young, amfAR

This class was amazing! I would absolutely recommend it to a beginner in InDesign, I can't wait to use the techniques I learned in real life!

Taylor Cobb, Lee & Associates NYC

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there prerequisites for this course?

    No. Prior experience is not required for this class. Students only need to be comfortable with using a computer. 

  • Do I need to bring anything to the class?

    No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with InDesign installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.

  • Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?

    Discounts

    Shorter courses such as this are already affordably priced and are not eligible for discounts.

    Payment Plan

    This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.

  • Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

    You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).

    How does attending “live online” work?
    • Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
    • Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
    • For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
    • Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!

InDesign Page Layouts, Styles, and Master Pages

Adobe InDesign
  • InDesign is the standard application used for creating professional layouts.
  • Use master pages, paragraph and character styles to layout ads, brochures, books, magazines, and more.
Page Layout
  • Arrange all text and design elements together
  • Set up margins, columns, spacing, etc.
Books & Magazines
  • Setting up multiple page documents
  • Keeping consistent styles throughout a large document
  • Combine text and images, headers and footers
  • Table of contents, Index
Flyers & Short Documents
  • Combine text and images
  • Create a precise layout
  • Text wraps, color, text styles
Paragraph & Character Styles
  • Keeping fonts, font size, spacing, indents, etc. consistent throughout the document
  • Saving different text styles for different uses
Master Pages
  • Keeping consistent design elements on each page
  • Such as having a consistent header, footer, or logo placement
Packaging Files & Making PDFs
  • Packaging is saving files along with images in fonts so it can be sent to the printer in a bundle
  • PDFs can be sent through email, as a presentation, or to a printer