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Adobe InDesign CC

Create Professional Ads, Magazines, Books and 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!

  • 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.

Upcoming Classes

Price: $975 Click for Discounts

  • 18 hours of Hands-On Training
  • Custom Written Workbook Included
  • Mac or PC
  • In New York City and Live Online

We Literally Wrote the Book!

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To make the perfect class we had to write our own workbooks which are included with each class.

Can’t take a class? Our workbooks are the next best thing.

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What You’ll Learn

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
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions
Magazine Ad


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


  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2
Professional Typesetting Techniques


  • Bulleted Lists
  • Hanging Bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary Hyphens
  • Special Break Characters


  • 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
Drawing Bézier Curves


  • Pen Tool
  • Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap


  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Drop Caps
  • 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


  • Creating Tables
  • Placing Excel Tables (with their formatting)
  • Auto-Flowing across Multiple Pages
  • Table Headers
  • Formatting Tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
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 and Character Styles
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More


  • Libraries
Leaders Magazine—Searches & Spell Check


  • Spell Checking
  • Find/Change
Section 6
The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up


  • Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Running Heads
The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text


  • Paragraph Rules
  • Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting
Table of Contents Creation


  • Table of Contents Defining & Building
  • Table of Contents Formatting & Updating
Books: Creating


  • Using Multiple Files to Create a Book
  • Synchronizing Files
Books: Auto Page Numbering


  • Auto Page Number across Files

Why Train With Noble?

27 Years of Experience

Noble Desktop has been teaching computer graphics and web development since 1991. In all those years we have perfected the craft of teaching. If students get hung up on any issue, we tweak the class to make it work better. Every instructor uses the same time-tested curriculum we have developed. Ask around: Noble Desktop has a stellar reputation for exceptional computer graphics training.

Our Teaching Method is Better

We don't ask you to simply "follow along," copying what the instructor does. Instead we ask you to focus 100% attention on the lesson at hand. Only after the lesson do you then put into practice what you have learned by working on a computer with our step-by-step workbooks. This "learn, then practice" method results in the student learning and retaining much more than traditional "follow along" classes.

We Wrote the Book Ourselves

Most of our classes include a custom training workbook written by our top instructors. Take it home with you: with step-by-step exercises and power-user keyboard shortcut guides, it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk. We wrote the book ourselves because we couldn't find any book that was good enough. Now our books are being used by other schools and training centers worldwide.

We Provide Computers, Mac or PC

Since when did training centers expect you to "bring a laptop"? Noble Desktop has always had classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. The next time you are asked to "bring a laptop," ask why you aren't being provided a computer. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in our state-of-the-art classrooms.

Not Just Anyone Can Teach

All our instructors are working professionals who bring on-the-job experience to the classroom. But we don't just let anyone teach a course. How many experts do you know who can't teach? We've learned to audition and test our instructors. Only after they have been through our screening process will they be put in front of students. And they are required to use our time-tested curriculum, assuring a positive learning experience for all our students. Read our instructor bios.

Money-Back Guarantee

We’re the only school to offer an unconditional money-back guarantee. If within the first half of the class you don’t absolutely love it, we’ll give you a full refund. Please note any request needs to be made before the halfway point of any class.

We Are NY State-Licensed, and Adobe Authorized

When looking at a computer training school, check to see if they are NY State-licensed. Any school in New York should be licensed by law. Noble Desktop follows state-issued guidelines for curriculum development and teacher licensing. Adobe Authorized means our instructors have passed the rigorous Adobe Certification Exam, and that we follow Adobe's quality-control standards.

Our Students Love Us! 2200+ Testimonials and Counting

We offer our guarantee because we think we’re the best—but don’t take our word for it. Ask more than 2200 industry professionals who have enjoyed our classes and are putting what they learned to use on the job. Read their testimonials.