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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Create Professional Ads, Magazines, Books & More

Learn InDesign to Create Professional Page Layouts

In this class you’ll learn InDesign comprehensively: creating page layouts with text, graphics, and multiple pages. Learn to style text, import photos and graphics, define/use colors, add multiple pages, thread text frames, and much more.

Throughout this course you’ll work on a variety of projects such as books, magazines, and advertisements. Learn paragraph/character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, tables, 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!

If you only have 1 day (or 2 nights) to spare, check out our 6-hour InDesign workshop.

Take this class with Photoshop, Illustrator, and our project-based Graphic Design Bootcamp course to earn a New York State-licensed Graphic Design Certificate.

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

Take this class as part of a certificate program and save:

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.

Student learning InDesign with step-by-step exercises
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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

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.

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

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.

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, Norton

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., The Medical Letter

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, Cammack LaRhette Consulting

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, I.I.I.

This is my second time attending Noble Desktop's classes and I had a lot of fun from start to finish. They really helped provide me with the foundational knowledge needed to get started with my creative interests!

Austin Easterling, Moody's Analytics

This class provided me with a lot of applicable knowledge. I am a graphic designer whose weakest program was InDesign. I was able to brush up on the basics while also learning a fair amount of more advanced techniques. I would love to take a Noble Desktop class in every category now!

Ari, Vanguard

The Adobe InDesign Bootcamp is a great way to pick up new skills in short time. If you're interested in learning Adobe and graphic design skills without the rigors of academic classics at a university or college, this is a great place to come.

Nicole Siciliano

The InDesign class at Noble Desktop is really worthwhile. It gives you hands-on projects which you can continue to work on after the class, using the basic skills you've learned. It gears you up for a lifelong of learning with InDesign by teaching you the fundamentals of the software.

Sneha Shah, n/a

I had Eugenio for Photoshop and InDesign, he is very patient and knowledgeable. I had a lot of tools to take back to work.

Traci-lea Dixon, GFI Realty

Fabulous intensive technical class showing the ins and outs of InDesign. The instructor was super informative, was great at keeping everyone involved and interested and most importantly had a lot of patience. The workbook that we got to take home at the end was very helpful.

Sari Mizrahi, Sari Mizrahi Designs

Even if you don't know anything about InDesign upfront, this bootcamp will really upscale your level of working with InDesign, by providing a balanced course consisting of detailed instruction and in-class assignments.

Anthea van der Velden

I've taken many courses at this school (NYIM/Noble Desktop) and am signed up for more. The instructors expertly and patiently completely convey very comprehensive material on each subject. I would not go anywhere else to learn these programs and have recommended the school to many friends and associates.

Stacey Brody

This class was exactly what I was hoping for. It was the perfect length of time to learn the basics and more. The instructor was great and very helpful. The pace was just right, and I'm walking away happy with my new skills.

Emma Pinkus

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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
    • 10% Alumni Discount: Get 10% off this course if you’ve previously taken any 12+ hour course.
    • $100 Individuals Discount: Take $100 off this course if you’re an individual paying for yourself (you’re not being reimbursed by a company).

    Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.

    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.

    Take this course as part of a certificate program and save:
  • 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!

Create page layouts for books, magazines, and ads in InDesign

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