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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

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
View full syllabus

Adobe InDesign Bootcamp 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
Section 3
Professional Typesetting Techniques

Topics

  • Bulleted Lists
  • Hanging Bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary Hyphens
  • Special Break Characters
Drawing Bézier Curves

Topics

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

Topics

  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Drop Caps
  • Baseline Grid
  • Text Wrap
Magazine Cover

Topics

  • Placing Transparent Art
  • Type on a Path
  • Defining & Using Color Swatches
Section 4
Style Sheets in a Magazine Article

Topics

  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Nested Styles
Tables

Topics

  • Creating Tables
  • Placing Excel Tables (with their formatting)
  • Auto-Flowing across Multiple Pages
  • Table Headers
  • Formatting Tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
Anchored Frames

Topics

  • Anchoring Frames So They Reflow with Text
  • Positioning Anchored Objects

Section 5
Leaders Magazine—Master Pages & 1st Article

Topics

  • Master Pages
  • Spanning Columns
  • Step & Repeat
  • Paragraph and Character Styles
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More

Topics

  • Libraries
Leaders Magazine—Searches & Spell Check

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

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

Topics

  • Auto Page Number 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.

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

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

NYC or Live Online