Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training and Certification Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018).

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

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course Description:

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

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.

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

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. [This Instructor] 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
Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Fine-tuning columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Adjusting line breaks
Setting tabs
Adding a rule above a paragraph
Working with paragraph shading

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

3. Importing and Modifying Graphics
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Importing graphics and managing links
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting display quality
Working with clipping paths to drop a background
Working with saved selections and path from Photoshop to drop a background
Importing native Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files
Using an InDesign library to manage objects
Importing graphics from Adobe Bridge

4. Creating Tables
Creating a table
Converting text with tabs to a table
Inserting, deleting, resizing rows and columns
Formatting a table
Adding graphics to table cells
Creating a header row to repeat on pages
Creating and applying table and cell styles

5. Working with Transparency
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Using the Effects panel to apply blending modes and opacity to objects
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with feathering
Applying and editing a drop shadow

6. Printing and Exporting
Preflighting files and fixing broken links
Previewing separations
Using the Ink Manager
Previewing the effects of transparency
Exporting a Press-Ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Packaging your InDesign document with fonts and links

7. Creating a PDF Form using InDesign
Adding text fields, radio buttons, check boxes, and combo fields
Setting the tab order of the fields
Adding a button to submit the form
Exporting an interactive Adobe PDF file
Testing your form in Adobe Acrobat

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

“I thoroughly enjoyed training at Think BIG. The staff was so accommodating and friendly. The instructor was energetic, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful with questions. He made sure you understood the topics before moving on. The training facility is equipped with the latest technology, and the classrooms are comfortable. There is no need to go out for lunch. Think BIG provides a plentiful variety for breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Parking is ample and close to the building entrance. The restrooms are clean and close to the training suite. This was my first time at their new location and I liked it even better than the previous facility. Will definitely return for additional software training.” – Carletta M., NASA

What a great class! Great pace, great instructor, great lunch! Thank you. I’ll be back!” – Keli S., JHU

As always, from instruction to catering, an awesome training experience. Thank you!” – Sam L., NSA

“Great job of providing succinct steps for complex tasks. Always a pleasure to visit!” – Valerie H., JHMI

“The experience of training at ThinkBig was fantastic- I highly suggest attending these courses in person or virtually.” – Megan G., Brownadvisory

Concise, informative, yet fun!” – Kathleen J.

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

“Another great class. [The Instructor] 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

“[This Instructor] is extremely knowledgeable 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 BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jan 14, 2019 Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019 Thursday, Jan 17, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Feb 25, 2019 Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2019 Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Apr 01, 2019 Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Apr 03, 2019 Thursday, Apr 04, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, May 13, 2019 Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jun 24, 2019 Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019 Thursday, Jun 27, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Jul 31, 2019 Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Sep 09, 2019 Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Nov 18, 2019 Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Dec 16, 2019 Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register
InDesign - Advanced

Columbia, MD - In Person & Online Live

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2019 Thursday, Dec 19, 2019 8:30 am EST - 3:00 pm EST Register