Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

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Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for 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.

Prerequisites: 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 InDesign CC Advanced Course Outline

This Adobe Creative Cloud CC Hands-On Training Course covers all previous versions of CC apps (CS6, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2015.5, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020).

1. Working with Typography
Adjusting vertical spacing
Working with fonts, type styles, and glyphs
Working with columns
Changing paragraph alignment
Creating a drop cap
Adjusting letter and word spacing
Adjusting line breaks
Setting tabs
Working with paragraph shading and rules

2. Working with Color
Managing color
Defining printing requirements
Creating colors
Applying colors
Working with tint swatches
Working with gradients
Working with color groups

3. 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

4. Importing and Modifying Graphics
Adding graphics from other programs
Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
Managing links to imported files
Updating revised graphics
Adjusting display quality
Importing and sizing graphics
Editing placed pictures
Working with dropped backgrounds
Importing native Adobe graphic files
Filling type with a graphic
Using an InDesign library to manage objects

5. Creating Tables
Working with tables
Converting text to a table
Changing rows and columns
Formatting a table
Adding graphics to table cells
Creating a header row
Creating and applying table and cell styles

6. Working with Transparency
Importing and colorizing a grayscale image
Applying transparency settings
Adding transparency effects to imported vector and bitmap graphics
Importing and adjusting Illustrator files that use transparency
Applying transparency settings to text
Working with effects
 
7. Printing and Exporting
Preflighting files
Previewing separations
Managing colors
Previewing transparency effects
Previewing the pages
Creating an Adobe PDF proof
Creating a press-ready PDF and saving a PDF preset
Printing a proof and saving a print preset
Packaging files
Exporting graphics for the web and other digital destinations

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

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.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • 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)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Oct 05, 2020 Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Oct 07, 2020 Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 16, 2020 Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Dec 14, 2020 Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2020 Thursday, Dec 17, 2020 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jan 11, 2021 Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2021 Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2021 Friday, Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 Friday, Feb 19, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Apr 12, 2021 Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021 Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, May 03, 2021 Thursday, May 06, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, May 05, 2021 Thursday, May 06, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jun 14, 2021 Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021 Thursday, Jul 29, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Tuesday, Sep 07, 2021 Friday, Sep 10, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Thursday, Sep 09, 2021 Friday, Sep 10, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Oct 04, 2021 Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Oct 06, 2021 Thursday, Oct 07, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Nov 01, 2021 Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Nov 03, 2021 Thursday, Nov 04, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign BootCamp / ACA Training and Certification Pack (Online Live ONLY)
Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Dec 13, 2021 Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign - Advanced (Online Live ONLY)
Learn more.

"> Think BIG. Learn Smart

ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Wednesday, Dec 15, 2021 Thursday, Dec 16, 2021 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register

Certification

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam is Available for InDesign!

See Latest Exam Available!

Exam Objectives Include:

Working in the Design Industry
Project set up and interface
Organizing documents
Creating and modifying visual elements
Publishing digital media

Register for our Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Training & Certification Pack:

If you choose the Certification Pack option in the pricing dropdown upon checkout, this Includes:

✓ InDesign Intro–Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)

✓ Online Test Prep Tool (Simulates actual test & provides targeted learning based on your assessed needs)

✓ 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)

This course is a stepping stone to becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)!

What is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)?

The ACE Certification validates that professional has demonstrated proficiency with one or more Adobe software products.

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.
Reviews

Average Review: 4.86 out of 5

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This is my second training course with Think BIG!
"This is my second training course with Think BIG!, and I will take more. I've also shared your course offerings with my team in hopes they will take courses, too!" - Natalie, CBP (Advanced InDesign Training)
Great experiences
"Great experiences - learned more than just what the textbook had. The instructor gave great advice and real life examples." - Teresa, GPO (Advanced InDesign Training)
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I'll be back for sure!
"Awesome class overall! I got to touch up on my skills and learn new materials. The teacher was amazing and we were on the same page the entire time. She was incredibly hands on and made sure the students were getting the material. I'll be back for sure!" - Bree-Ann, DOD (Advanced Adobe InDesign Course)
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I can't wait to get back to my office and show off my new skills.
"This was overall a great course. I love the fact that I was able to come in knowing nothing, and leave knowing so much. I can't wait to get back to my office and show off my new skills. Throughout the training I thought of multiple ways to utilize these skills so I'm very much satisfied." - Tomi, USDA (Advanced Adobe InDesign Training)
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Very Knowledgeable Instructor
"Very knowledgeable instructor, very approachable. Flexible to adjusting to the different levels of experience and desired learning." - Alex P., DMA (Advanced Adobe InDesign Training)
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Inspirational
"I found the lessons inspirational. This course has allowed us to look at what we teach and how we can use it to advance the coursework." - Ryan M., DMA (Adobe InDesign Advanced Training)
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Very Impressed With The Company
"Another great class. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and brings a wealth of knowledge to the class. Think BIG is a premier training site. Very impressed with the company." - Michael D., DOD (Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Course)