Adobe InDesign Introduction 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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Outline & Course Information

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

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Course Description: InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control, and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It has long been the industry standard for books, magazines, and brochures, and has now become the industry standard for creating ePubs, interactive PDFs, and interactive magazines that are viewed on tablets. In this two-day, hands-on InDesign introduction training class, you will learn the basics of InDesign.

Prerequisites: 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 Introduction 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, 2021, 2022).

1. Introducing the Workspace
Looking at the workspace
Working with panels
Customizing the workspace
Changing the magnification of a document
Navigating through a document
Using context menus
Using panel menus
Modifying interface preferences

2. Getting to Know InDesign
Viewing guides
Adding text
Working with styles
Working with graphics
Working with objects
Working with object styles
Preflighting as you work
Viewing the document in Presentation mode

3. Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
Creating a new document
Creating and saving custom document settings
Creating a new document from a preset
Working with parent pages
Applying parent pages to document pages
Adding new document pages
Rearranging and deleting document pages
Changing the size of pages within one InDesign document
Adding sections to change page numbering
Overriding parent page items and placing text and graphics
Printing to the edge of the paper: Using the bleed guides
Viewing the completed spread

4. Working with Objects
Introducing layers
Working with layers
Creating and modifying text frames
Creating and modifying graphics frames
Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
Wrapping text around a graphic
Transforming the shape of frames
Transforming and aligning objects
Selecting and modifying grouped objects
Flowing type along a path
Drawing lines and modifying arrowheads

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

6. Flowing Text
Flowing text into an existing frame
Flowing text manually
Creating text frames while flowing text
Creating threaded frames automatically
Flowing text automatically
Using Find/Change to delete extra paragraph returns
Applying paragraph styles to text
Adjusting columns
Using the baseline grid to align text
Adding a jump line page number

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), and others
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Student Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Student 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

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

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

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Dates to Register

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
InDesign Intro InDesign Intro
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ThinkB!G - Online Live ONLY (NOT Self-Paced)

Monday, Aug 01, 2022 Tuesday, Aug 02, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Intro InDesign Intro
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Tuesday, Sep 06, 2022 Wednesday, Sep 07, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Intro InDesign Intro
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Monday, Oct 03, 2022 Tuesday, Oct 04, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Intro InDesign Intro
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Monday, Nov 07, 2022 Tuesday, Nov 08, 2022 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Register
InDesign Intro InDesign Intro
Think BIG. Learn Smart https://thinkbiglearnsmart.com

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

Monday, Dec 12, 2022 Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022 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!

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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: 4.9 out of 5 - 20 Reviews

On Our Own
Definitely Will Not Be My Last ThinkBIG course.
The course layout was intricate and fast-paced, yet easy to understand. The Instructor is amazing who is patient, knowledgeable, calm, and helpful. Definitely will not be my last ThinkBIG course.-Huck, On Our Own MD (Adobe InDesign Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)  
Holy Cross Health
I Look Forward To Applying These Skills Immediately!
This class has been great. We learned a lot of basics that will help carry me forward in my work. I look forward to applying these skills immediately. -Holy Cross, Bridget (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Think BIG Is A Company That Provides A Safe Environment!
Think BIG is a company that provides a safe environment for people at different skill levels to learn together. I was pleased. -DINFOS, Marlon (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Lots Of Hands-On Training!
The course had a very clear instructor and lots of hands-on training. -DOD, Elise (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Loved Taking The InDesign Course!
I loved taking the InDesign Course! The instructor was knowledgeable and gave a lot of tips to use while working on the software. -DOD, Keva (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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A Good Learning Enviroment!
Great experience - knowledgeable instructor and good learning environment. -DOD, John (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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This Class Was Very Helpful!
This class was very helpful and the instructor did a great job of going through all of the InDesign tools, how to perform different actions in multiple ways, and tried to fit the material to us personally. -WebbMason, Kristen (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Interactive And Easy To Follow!
Think BIG training will help me in my job. I'm glad I attended the course. It was interactive and made it easy to follow along. -DINFOS, Emma (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Think BIG Forever!
Appreciate your staff, quality of training. ThinkBig forever! -DOD, Michelle (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
Excellent InDesign Class Taught By An Experienced Instructor!
Excellent InDesign class taught by an experienced instructor with a professional artist background. Highly recommend! -FCA, Claire (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Superb Instruction As Always!
Superb instruction as always. The instructor was knowledgeable and was in tune with students who had a variety of experiences. -DINFOS, Alicia (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Now I’m Aware Of Tools And Commands I Never Knew I Had!
Think Big Learn Smart InDesign class was a great experience. I learned how to navigate InDesign. I am an Adobe user, and now I’m aware of tools and commands I never knew I had. I’m excited to apply what I have learned to my day-to-day projects.-Wagner and Sons, Amanda (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Class Was Easy & Instructor Was Easy To Follow!
I had a great time. This class was easy to follow, and the instructor was clear, friendly, and professional. -DOD, Carlyn (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Always Learn Something New!
I love Think BIG training! I always learn something new. -DINFOS, Diandra (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
HRSA
Terrific Class With Great Information!
Terrific class with great information. Excited to go back to work and put everything into practice. -HRSA, Shulamit (Adobe InDesign CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
Quite Different From Other Training!
I think the best thing about ThinkBig is the fact that I feel well-supported starting before the course all the way to after taking the course. I think this is because there is a personal touch as to how they operate—quite different from other training resources. -DODIIS, Alexis (InDesign Bootcamp)
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Did Not Disappoint!
This was my first course with ThinkB!G and it did not disappoint! After two days, I am confident in the skills I learned and cannot wait to apply them in future projects - Lauren, DOD (InDesign Intro)
Would highly recommend!
"Excellent instructor. She is very knowledgeable in graphic design and really knows how to engage students. Would highly recommend!" - Ashley, GPO (InDesign Intro)
This is going to make me stronger in my graphic design for my agency
"Great experience, the instructor added more tips and tricks that I can use across Adobe applications. This is going to make me stronger in my graphic design for my agency." - Teresa, GPO (Intro to Adobe InDesign)
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The instructor held my hand (virtually) throughout the course.
"The instructor held my hand (virtually) throughout the course. She's a master at juggling among each student's screen and addressing each student's issues." - Rebecca, DoD (Adobe InDesign Intro)