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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Create Professional Ads, Magazines, Books & More

In this class, you’ll start with styling text and adding photos. You’ll then learn to create colors, add multiple pages, and thread text frames.

By the end of the training, you’ll understand how to create page layouts for books, magazines, ads and more.

InDesign is covered comprehensively. You’ll learn paragraph and character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, and more. You’ll be able to package your files to send them to be printed, and generate PDFs for print or web. You’ll even learn essential techniques for professional typesetting!

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

Register for a class

$975 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Create multi-page documents
  • Prepare your files for final output, such as a print or PDF
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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp Class Syllabus

Section 1
Letter Creation
  • Setting preferences
  • The Control panel
  • Text frames
  • Basic text attributes
  • Basic keyboard shortcuts
Large Type Letter
  • More text attributes
More Text Styling
  • Baseline shift
  • Small caps
  • The Line tool
  • Making proper fractions
Magazine Ad
  • Setting up a document bleed
  • Placing images
  • Combining text & images
  • White type on a black background
Advanced Word Processing/Formatting
  • Paragraph spacing
  • Tabs
Section 2
Kerning/Tracking
  • Optical vs. metric kerning
  • Kerning vs. tracking
  • Manual kerning
2-Page Magazine Ad
  • Facing pages
  • Color swatches
  • Defining colors
Sporktown Brochure
  • Placing text, photos, & illustrations
  • Gradient swatches
  • Drop shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text wrap
Section 3
Professional Typesetting Techniques
  • Bulleted lists
  • Hanging bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary hyphens
  • Special break characters
Drawing Bézier Curves
  • The Pen tool
  • Segments, anchor points, & curves
Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap
  • Multiple text columns
  • Drop caps
  • The baseline grid
  • Text wrap
Magazine Cover
  • Placing transparent art
  • Defining & using color swatches
  • Type on a path
Section 4
Style Sheets in a Magazine Article
  • Paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Nested styles
Tables
  • Placing Excel tables (with their formatting)
  • Table headers
  • Formatting tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
  • Reordering table cells
Anchored Frames
  • Anchoring frames so they reflow with text
  • Positioning anchored objects
Section 5
Leaders Magazine: Master Pages & 1st Article
  • Master pages
  • Spanning columns
  • Step & repeat
  • Paragraph & character styles
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More
  • Libraries
Leaders Magazine: Searches & Spell Check
  • Spell checking
  • Find/change
Section 6
The Lawyer Joke Book: Setup
  • Master pages
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Automatic text flow
  • Running heads
The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text
  • Paragraph rules
  • The baseline grid
  • Find/change with paragraph formatting
Creating a Table of Contents
  • Defining & building a table of contents
  • Formatting & updating a table of contents
Books: Creating
  • Using multiple files to create a book
  • Synchronizing files
Books: Auto Page Numbering
  • Auto page numbering across files
  • Learn to create gradients, dropshadows, text wrap and much more.

  • Learn to use baseline grid and customize the wrap text around images.

  • Learn to lay out an entire magazine from scratch.

  • Learn to use style sheets, multiple columns, and baseline grid.

  • InDesign lets you create great-looking tables fast.

  • Learn to use InDesign’s powerful table of contents features.

  • Learn to place images, add rules, kern text, and more.

Learn to Create Layouts in InDesign

Learn how to use InDesign in this 18-hour comprehensive class. By the end of the training, you’ll understand how to create page layouts for books, magazines, ads, and more. Small sized classes are lead by industry professionals who will also guide you through step-by-step exercises.

  • “The instructor, Sneha, was informative and attentive when teaching Adobe InDesign CC. I learned many tips that I can use for work. I would recommend anyone to take one of her courses.”

    Katja Lewis

    Learned to design robust layouts with InDesign

  • “I can't believe how much I learned in three days with Michelle. I feel confident about taking InDesign files and tweaking them on my own, without having to go back and forth with someone in the art department. Invaluable!”

    Ann Treistman

    Attended the InDesign CC 3-day course and is now an expert

  • “If you want to walk away knowing InDesign, this is THE class to take! The entire 3-day course was captivating.....and the exercises were both very practical AND humorous, which kept things lively. No fear of losing interest or falling asleep during class! Kudos to Noble! I would take any class with you guys.”

    Susie W.

    Attended the 3-day InDesign course

  • “The class was an excellent introduction to InDesign, providing everything one could need to begin designing and producing documents, magazines or books. From importing text and images, to more complex skills, the course provided step-by-step tutorials at an excellent tempo.”

    Richard Harris

  • “I can’t overestimate the value of this course. With the personalized, hands-on training and step-by-step guide, I gained a much-needed proficiency with InDesign’s core features. From creating brochures to books, these “real world” projects gave me the tools to advance my professional career. Very comprehensive and expertly delivered by the instructor!”

    Jennifer Edwards

    Loved Noble's teaching method to learn InDesign

Learn InDesign Through Step-by-step Exercises

“The class was an excellent introduction to InDesign, providing everything one could need to begin designing and producing documents, magazines or books. From importing text and images, to more complex skills, the course provided step-by-step tutorials at an excellent tempo.”
Richard Harris

Student learning InDesign with step-by-step exercises

Custom Workbook Included

Our InDesign class comes with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the InDesign materials anytime after the class.

Every InDesign class comes with a custom workbook

Learn then Practice

“I would highly recommend Noble Desktop to anyone. It offers both lecture and hands-on training which I think is vital for any student to comprehend what the class is about and to leave knowing they got something out of it.”
Michele Curley

Students in InDesign class at Noble Desktop

Register for Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

$975 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online