Adobe InDesign Advanced with AI Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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Outline & Course Information

Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

Locations for Training:

Course Description: In this hands-on, two-day InDesign Advanced with Generative AI training course, experienced InDesign users will take their skills to the next level by mastering advanced functionality and leveraging AI tools to boost productivity. Through interactive lessons and collaborative activities, participants will hone their typography, styles, graphics integration, and layout techniques to create professional print and digital publications. Generative AI assists throughout by automatically tagging images, applying styles, catching errors, collecting form data, and identifying any final issues. By the end, proficient creatives will be able to independently publish complex documents like books, brochures, interactive PDFs and responsive websites while tapping into machine learning to refine workflows. With personalized instruction tailored to each learner’s goals, this course equips designers to produce engaging content with enhanced efficiency, creativity and automation powered by AI.

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.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

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 Advanced with AI Course Outline

1. Advanced Text Editing
Enter, import, and edit text
Use Story Editor for advanced editing
Track changes and collaborate
Use AI to catch typos and grammar errors
Review edits before publishing

2. Typography and Styles
Customize spacing, fonts, alignment
Create stylistic elements like drop caps
Set tabs and paragraph rules
Create and apply styles
Nest character styles
Use AI to automatically apply styles

3. Working with Tables
Create and format tables
Convert text to tables
Import graphics into tables
Create reusable table styles

4. Graphics Integration
Import and modify vector/bitmap graphics
Manage links and update images
Apply transparency effects
Use libraries to organize objects
Use AI to automatically tag and caption images

5. Publishing and Exporting
Preflight and package files
Export PDF proofs and print presets
Create press-ready PDFs
Export optimized web graphics
Use AI to identify any final issues

6. Interactivity
Create forms with fields and buttons
Export interactive PDF forms
Add animations and multimedia
Publish accessible web content
Use AI chatbot to collect form information

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
  • Instructor Led Hands-On Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Digital Official Curriculum Courseware (Not Used During Class) & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training Pricing

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


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Dates to Register

Event Venue Start Date End Date
InDesign Advanced InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • June 19, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • June 20, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Advanced InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • July 24, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • July 25, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Advanced InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • August 21, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • August 22, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Advanced InDesign Accessibility Virtual Classroom
  • September 18, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • September 19, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Advanced InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • October 23, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • October 24, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Advanced InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • December 4, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • December 5, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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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!

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Instructor Led Hands-On Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

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

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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. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
Reviews

Average Review: 4.85 out of 5 - 20 Reviews

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Always Come Away With New Knowledge!
I have taken multiple classes with Think Big, and have always come away with new knowledge that has been beneficial in my work productivity. -NASA, Carletta (Adobe InDesign Advanced With AI Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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We Are Always Happy To Taking A Course At ThinkB!G!
We are always happy to have the pleasure of taking a course with ThinkBIG! Our group looks forward to collaborating after our courses and improving our templates and processes. -NOAA, Brittany (Adobe InDesign Advanced With AI Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Love These Classes!
I love these classes. I hope to be able to take more in the future! 🙂 -ATF, Xzaryne (Adobe InDesign Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Fantastic Course!
Fantastic course that teaches you not only the fundamentals but sparks the curiosity to learn even more! -DMA, Dakota (Adobe InDesign Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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The Instructor Was Exceptionally Knowledgeable!
The Instructor was very knowledgeable and explained each step of the lessons in a simple and approachable manner. I'd love to try another class as soon as possible! -DMA, Samuel (Adobe InDesign Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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This Training Is Directly Accessible And Applicable To What I Do!
I enjoyed the ability to ask specific questions about problems we are currently facing and the instructor willing to teach us how to overcome the problem by helping us find a solution. This training is directly accessible and applicable to what I do and I can put this training to work right away. -IRS, Jeremy (Adobe InDesign Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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The Materials Covered Were Outstanding!
This is the first Virtual Online Live Training event I have done with Think BIG. Like their live classes, the materials covered were outstanding and significantly decreased the learning curve for a complicated platform! -JHU, Kelly (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Easy To Follow!
Great class, easy to follow, and very well done for a fully online class..-PeaceCorp, Yaneth (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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This Class Has Been A Great Experience!
This class has been a great experience, I've learned a lot as I knew nothing about Indesign before taking this class. I'm looking forward to taking more classes with Think BIG! -DOD, Brandi (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Time Well Spent Learning Adobe InDesign!
Not strictly a regimented, audience-type class setting. We're able to ask questions, have thoughtful discussions, and provide input for what we'd find most useful in our individual workplace and environment—definitely, time well-spent learning more about Adobe Indesign.-DOD, Lisa (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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The Course Was Well Delivered And Engaging!
The course was well delivered and engaging, the pace was perfect, and the instructor was fun and knowledgeable! -MIEMSS, Nicole (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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New Tools To Explore!
The training was good and it has helped me prepare for the certification test. It has given me some new tools to explore. -Ntrepid Corp, Terry (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Gained Much Insight Regarding The Use Of InDesign!
I gained much insight regarding the use of InDesign. I discovered new shortcuts and ways to make my work cleaner and more efficient.- Independent, Maria (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Learn New Things Every Time!
This is my 3rd Think Big course, and I always love to attend. I learn new things every time, even for those programs that I'm familiar with.- DINFOS, Lucelia (Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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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)
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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)