InDesign 501 – Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Class Description
This 5-day InDesign training class is a thorough course covering the concepts and skills to use Adobe InDesign effectively for professional publishing. It is designed to efficently take you from an InDesign beginner to expert.

Through hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques you will learn to use InDesign for creating print documents as well as publishing to tablets and eBooks, Participants will learn type controls, graphics file management, layers and document setup. Whether you are a designer, pre-press professional or just a beginner, Participants will find InDesign to be a powerful but intuitive page layout application.

With in-depth instruction on how to maximize Participants efficiency with quick keys, importing and exporting complicated files, and working with styles, including the nesting of styles. Increase Participants ability to work within tables, table styles and graphics within tables the ease of utilizing transparency and Photoshop Blending Modes will make it easy for Participants to integrate Illustrator files and work with type and photo effects from Photoshop. 

Course Benefits
Upon completion of this InDesign training course, you will be able to create simple or complex page layouts quickly and efficiently using Adobe InDesign’s tools and design environment. This training will give you the skills you need to create InDesign files that look polished and professional.

You will learn to use InDesign to create top-notch marketing materials. You will be able to create proposals that sizzle, catalogs that sell, and top notch magazines, newsletters or documents for professional print or online use.  Instructors are experienced Adobe certified, industry professionals and have the real world knowledge needed to cover common mistakes made by InDesign novices.

Designers will gain stronger typographic, page layout, and document-construction skills that will enable them to produce higher quality print and digital publications in less time. Maximize efficiency with quick keys, become comfortable importing and exporting more complicated files, learn InDesign best practices, and get a fast track to creating rich layouts using the latest design standards.

Who Should Attend
This 5-day Adobe InDesign training class is recommended by Adobe for creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign.

This class is appropriate for those with little to no prior knowledge of using Adobe InDesign. Intermediate InDesign users with no formal training will also benefit from this class as tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundational InDesign skills are covered throughout this class. The class is also appropriate for those responsible for managing the workflow of a team of production artists as well as those who typically outsource much of their creation process but desire increased control and flexibility when editing and updating InDesign documents.

Suggested Prerequisites

  • No prior experience of InDesign is needed to attend this class. It is expected that users have a basic understanding of why and how they expect to use InDesign for publishing their documents. Bringing samples of desired or previous work is helpful but not required.
  • We recommend that you have access to the Adobe InDesign software before starting the class. You can purchase InDesign or obtain a free trial version from the Adobe website.
  • Knowledge of your operating system and basic computer navigation is required for all classes. 

Certifications, Exams, and Continuing Education
Adobe Certified Expert – InDesign

The Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) program helps you gain professional recognition for your Adobe product skill and expertise. Adobe certifications are recognized as an industry standard of technical excellence worldwide – and it’s the best way to promote your proficiency in InDesign to employers or prospective clients.

Adobe InDesign CC ACE Certification Exam GuideCourse Outline
This class is a discounted combination of the InDesign 101,  InDesign 201 and InDesign 301 classes. For student cancellation purposes, each separate component is treated as a separate class. We schedule our InDesign 101 and InDesign 201 classes in the same week so we offer a discount on the bundle of classes. Please have a look at our InDesign 101InDesign 201 and InDesign 301 classes for topics covered.

This bundle/workshop provides a significant discount off of our regular pricing. Our standard policy for all bundled workshops is that once one of the classes in the bundle, package or workshop is attended, no refunds are available for unused portions of the bundle. Student rescheduling is available under our regular policies.

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.