Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

InDesign Fact Sheet

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course Description:

In ThinkBIG’s Advanced Adobe InDesign training class, students will learn advanced tips, tricks, and techniques for publishing with InDesign in a 2-day, hands-on, instructor-led course. This advanced Adobe InDesign training class will expand on the concepts in Intro and will cover best practices and additional features.

•Insert special characters; create a heading that straddles columns; create and format a drop cap.
• Adjust spacing between letters/ words/ lines; set tabs and create ruling lines attached to paragraphs.
• Create paragraph, character, object, table, and cell styles, and see how they all work together.
• Understand how graphics from Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are integrated in InDesign.
• Edit images using Photoshop and Illustrator after they have been placed in InDesign.
• Create, convert, and place tables into InDesign, then learn how to format the table and table cells
• Understand how transparency works inside InDesign as it is applied to text, graphics, and native Illustrator files.
• Preflight your file to ensure no errors, Package it so that all of parts are delivered correctly to the printer.
Create a PDF that is Press-Ready.

Prerequisites for Attending InDesign Advanced:

Students need to have completed our InDesign Introduction course or have working knowledge in all topics covered in the InDesign Introduction course outline. Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use InDesign:

Graphic Designers
Print Editors
Writers
Artists

Projects That Use InDesign:

Creating brochures, newsletters, ads, business cards and books
Producing professional-quality, full-color documents
Designing publications for electronic devices

Adobe Certification Available For This Course:

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certifications are available for InDesign. ThinkB!G offers all-inclusive ACA Certification Packs that will give you everything you need to become an Adobe Certified Associate in InDesign.

Locations for InDesign Advanced:

In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for InDesign Advanced:

In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

InDesign Training Includes:

Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
Free Parking (In Person Only)

Software Versions:

ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course Reviews:

“Another great class by Jane (Instructor). Jane is extremely knowledgeable and brings a wealth of knowledge to the class. ThinkBig is a premier training site. Very impressed with the company.” – Michael D. – Department of Defense

“The two-day InDesign Advanced training was awesome! I realized that what I thought I knew about the program was so minuscule compared to everything it can do. The instructor was fantastic–I learned so much. Great class!” – Loren M. EBA Engineering

“Over the past two weeks, I took both Advanced InDesign and Advanced Illustrator with this instructor. I was already familiar with each program, but learned many new tips and tricks that I know will be valuable in my day to day work as a Graphic Designer. These courses were extremely helpful and I hope to take more in the future!” – Rebecca O. – Department of Defense

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Related Training and Certification Courses:

InDesign Intro
InDesign – Working Efficiently with InDesign Long Documents
InDesign ACA Training & Certification Pack
Illustrator Intro
Illustrator Advanced
Illustrator ACA Training & Certification Pack
Photoshop Advanced
Photoshop Intro
Photoshop ACA Training & Certification Pack
Digital Publishing Suite
ePUB – Produce Digital Publications for Web & Mobile Devices

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course Outline

1. Working with Typography
Adjusting vertical spacing with leading & a baseline grid
Inserting glyphs, special characters, and fractions
Creating a straddle head and balancing columns
Creating and formatting a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing; setting tabs
Adding and formatting a ruling line above a paragraph

2. Working with Styles
Creating and applying paragraph and character styles
Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
Creating and applying object styles
Creating and applying table and cell styles
Copying styles from another document

3. Importing and Modifying Graphics
Understanding vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating modified graphics
Adjusting display quality of images
Working with clipping paths and alpha channels
Importing native Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files
Creating anchored graphics with text wrap
Creating and using a Library to manage objects
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

4. Creating Tables
Converting text to a table
Adding and deleting rows and columns
Adding borders, fills, and strokes
Adjusting row height and column width
Creating and applying table and cell styles

5. Working with Transparency
Colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings and effects to graphics
Adjusting transparency in Illustrator files and text
Working with effects

6. Printing and Exporting
Preflighting and packaging files
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Previewing separations and transparency effects
Changing the Screen Mode
Examining printer settings
Using the ink manager

7. Creating PDF Files with Form Fields
Adding Form fields: text, radio buttons, combo box
Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file

Disclaimer:

All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Watch below to learn more about Adobe InDesign. This is just an informational video from Adobe & does not reflect how our online live courses are conducted.

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Class Reviews

“Wonderful class with an extremely knowledgable instructor. Definitely took my InDesign knowledge to the next level.”– Vicki A., Cultural Vistas

“Another great class by Jane (Instructor). Jane is extremely knowledgeable and brings a wealth of knowledge to the class. ThinkBig is a premier training site. Very impressed with the company.” – Michael D. – Department of Defense

“The two-day InDesign Advanced training was awesome! I realized that what I thought I knew about the program was so minuscule compared to everything it can do. The instructor was fantastic–I learned so much. Great class!” – Loren M. EBA Engineering

I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to take their InDesign skills to the next level. The instructor provided valuable insight from her many years of experience. Now I can spend more time designing and less time being frustrated. The staff was great, the facility was great and from this point I’ll “Think Big and Learn Smart”! 🙂 – Monroe J.

“Over the past two weeks, I took both Advanced InDesign and Advanced Illustrator with this instructor. I was already familiar with each program, but learned many new tips and tricks that I know will be valuable in my day to day work as a Graphic Designer. These courses were extremely helpful and I hope to take more in the future!” – Rebecca O. – Department of Defense

Chad is extremely knowledgable on Adobe InDesign as well as other software. He is great to deal with teaching learners of all skill levels without making you feel like you don’t know what you’re doing.” Brad D. (Roche, LTD)

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InDesignACA

Get Certified! Validate Your Skills!

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities. ACA Certification is valid for three years after you complete each exam. Plus, if you earn 3 ACA Certifications you automatically be awarded an ACA Specialist Certificate, proving your competencies in 3 different digital media categories!

Adobe InDesign CC is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It has long been the industry standard for publications such as books, magazines, and brochures, and it has now become the industry standard for creating ePubs, interactive PDFs, and interactive magazines that are viewed on tablets such as iPads. InDesign is used by designers, graphic artists, and anyone who wants more control over placing elements on a page.

ThinkB!G makes getting ACA Certified in InDesign CC easy!

Just purchase one of our ACA Certification Packs!

For only $1550, you will receive everything you need to Get Certified:

InDesign Intro-Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)
Self-Paced Online Test Prep Tool (Mapped to the exam objectives & simulates the actual test)
Testing Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)
Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Click here for a list of all the ACA Certification Packs we offer.

 

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
InDesign ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Sep 11, 2017 Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 Thursday, Sep 14, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
InDesign ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 23, 2017 Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Oct 25, 2017 Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
InDesign ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 04, 2017 Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017 Thursday, Dec 07, 2017 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register