Adobe InDesign Introduction 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 Adobe InDesign Introduction with Generative AI training course, participants will gain practical skills for designing and automating publishable documents with InDesign. Through interactive lessons and activities, users will navigate the InDesign interface to set up professional documents, incorporate images and graphics, flow and format text, and develop an efficient workflow. Generative AI assists by automatically generating design elements like tables of contents and indexes and identifying possible design improvements via computer vision. By the end of the training, users will be equipped to independently publish books, magazines, posters and more while leveraging AI to boost creativity and productivity. With personalized instruction and opportunities for collaborative learning, creative professionals will leave with enhanced InDesign capabilities enriched by AI.

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.

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 Introduction with AI Course Outline

1. Introducing InDesign Workspace and Navigation
Explore the InDesign workspace and interface
Customize the workspace with panels
Change magnification and navigate pages
Use context menus and panel menus
Modify program preferences

2. Document Set Up and Management
Create new print documents with custom settings
Work with parent pages and document pages
Add, rearrange, and delete pages
Create sections and change page numbering
Set bleed guides and slug area

3. Working with Objects and Layers
Explore using layers for organization
Create and modify text and graphic frames
Transform and align objects on the page
Group items and modify contents
Wrap text around images
Flow text along paths
Draw lines and modify arrowheads

4. Applying and Managing Color
Explore color management for print
Create and apply colors with swatches
Work with tints and gradients
Organize colors into groups

5. Flowing and Formatting Text
Flow text into existing frames
Create threaded text frames
Adjust columns
Apply paragraph and character styles
Use baseline grid for alignment
Use AI to automatically create a table of contents
Add automatic page numbering

6. Additional Features
Preflight documents
Export to PDF
Use Presentation Mode
Use AI to identify design issues
Review additional tools and automation features like: AI-generated index, book files, libraries, AI-powered search and replace

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 Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • June 17, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • June 18, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • July 22, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • July 23, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • August 19, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • August 20, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • September 16, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • September 17, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • October 21, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • October 22, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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InDesign Intro InDesign Virtual Classroom
  • December 2, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • December 3, 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: 4.9 out of 5 - 20 Reviews

Neptune West
I Learned Rapidly!
I had a great time here, and I enjoyed learning rapidly in the three days. -Neptune West, Jomally (Adobe InDesign Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
Instructor Patient And Helpful!
Great Instructor. Remained patient and helpful throughout. -DOJ/FBI, Zach (Adobe InDesign Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
Merritt Companies
I Appreciate How Friendly Everyone Is!
I appreciate how friendly everyone is. It's hard to make a 7-hour class entertaining-- so it's nice to have friendly, fun staff leading the class and helping with the virtual setup. -Merritt Companies, Lexi (Adobe InDesign Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Will Definitely Be Looking To Attend More Classes With ThinkB!G!
The Instructor was excellent and very patient in assisting us with making sure we understood the concepts as well as the actions during instruction. The group moderator was great making sure we got logged in each day and right there to solve any problems. The tech check was awesome a couple of days before to ensure I was set up and prepared to attend the class. I will definitely be looking to attend more classes with ThinkB!G! -Army, Varncille (PVT Adobe InDesign Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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 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)
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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)