Adobe InDesign Courses in NYC or Live Online

Hands-on InDesign Classes & Corporate Training

Learn Adobe InDesign, the industry-standard page design and layout application, in hands-on classes in New York City. Get started creating layouts for books, ads, and magazines in our InDesign workshop, or learn more in our InDesign Essentials class.

  • In-person courses
  • Flexible training solutions
  • Small class sizes
  • Hands-on & interactive

Small Group InDesign Classes

Our Adobe InDesign Courses courses are instructor-led in our Manhattan classrooms or live online (virtual learning).

Corporate Training

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Highly Reviewed by Our Alumni

From our hands-on training style to world-class instructors and proprietary curriculum, we deliver a learning experience our alumni can be proud of.

Our Adobe InDesign Courses are rated 5.0 stars

in the past 24 months

Thank you so much to Karyn for arranging my private training. Thank you to Garfield, Scott and Eugenio who have taught me new skills in Excel, Power point and In Design. They were all patient and explained well the programs. Looking forward to retake some of the class to learn more:)

Natacha F.

Took Photoshop class with Eugenio, he was extremely patient with so many questions asked by the audience. He let us have some fun while learning. Overall great experience.

Anne G.

I enrolled in the 2 day InDesign training. Eugenio was my instructor, he is very knowledgeable of the Adobe suite. His teaching style is to have you learn through using the program, he is clear and thorough and takes time to answer questions outside of the curriculum. The class size was small so each person was given person attention. Eugenio taught us some fun tricks as well as professional skills to work smart and efficiently. I researched a number of other training centers before signing up with NYIM, I am very happy with my choice and will enroll in other courses. I would definitely recommend NYIM Training to anyone wanting to enroll.

Cara D.

Eugene presented material in a lively and interesting manner, to engage the students. He was always available for questions and took time out of his own to go over things. He clearly knows his stuff and made me more comfortable as a beginner to the class.


I took a two-day Adobe Illustrator course here and found it well worth my time. Eugenio was the instructor and covered everything I was looking for, and more. The class was small, so he made extra effort to make sure our individual needs were met. His teaching style is mostly hands-on, and very quick, which I find to be helpful in courses like this, where there's a ton to learn and you really just need an overview. He had many examples to test out the tools in real time, printed takeaway material, and his contact information for questions later. If you're looking for a beginner to intermediate course on Illustrator, I'd definitely recommend NYIM, especially with Eugenio. Bring ideas and questions if you want more personalized help - there's time allotted for this.

John K.

Took an InDesign class with Eugenio and he was great! We learned so much in only two days. He is very patient and clearly has experience. I definitely recommend him.

Mimi F.

The InDesign Essentials was definitely worth it. It went above and beyond what I need for my own work projects, and I was given a lot of skills I look forward to incorporating. The teacher was more Apple friendly, but was helpful with PC questions as well.

Aj R.

I thought the class was wonderful and extremely informative. I would definitely train at NYIM again. Eugene was great! Overall, excellent experience....great class...great professor...very successful! Thanks so much. I really did enjoy the day!


I enjoyed the training very much. It was well planned and well paced. Since it was kept small, the instructor was able to focus the topics to each of our experience levels and our intended goals.


Took advanced indesign class with Eugenio and he was awesome! I highly recommend him as an instructor.

Ari B.

I thought the class was very informative. Some people picked things up quicker than others, so we spend more time on some points than others.... The instructor was very knowledgeable and professional. The small classroom atmosphere was also good for sharing ideas and learning as a team.


Eugenio was fabulous, he answered all of our questions and helped us get familiar with InDesign pretty quickly. We created tri-fold brochures, flyers, and even a 16-page magazine. Some of the sizing and spacing was a little tricky, but other than that the program is a breeze and fun to use. Great class!

Nicole D.

Eugene was so good to me, that I am really interested in taking an Illustrator class too! Very educational and fun at the same time! Thanks!


Eugene is top notch when it comes to instructors! I'm confident that I can operate and utilize InDesign with the core understanding that is needed beyond my job requirements. Thank you for your professionalism and patience!


Just took my first InDesign class with NYIM and Eugenio is brilliant. Very nice guy and patient and helpful. We were 4 people in the class and he paid great attention to everybody. Made it so easy! Will definitely take more classes from his place. Also, you can RETAKE the class you've taken for free whenever in the future. Love the concept!

Brooks K.

This experience was a great one. I learned everything I was hoping to and then some and this was the Advanced class! Eugene applies the class to our backgrounds and throws in extra tips for us. Great teacher! Very professional!


Eugene was excellent, very informative, very helpful. I took the beginners class and this one surpassed everything i have learned before. Eugene is very knowledgeable and willing to sit down with everyone and show the best practices and methods for your industry.


I am very satisfied with the quality of training and will continue taking classes at NYIM. Completely satisfied.

Elena V.

Great teacher, great course, a lot of helpful info I will use in my job!

Daniel C.

Eugene was very helpful and thorough. He took his time in explaining different parts in detail and answering all questions in a very comprehensible manner.


Advanced Indesign - Great Class! Great Teacher! Very personal and attentive to every question you may have no matter your skill set.

James M.

Our instructor was the best I've had for a computer class. Eugene was extremely attentive to each individual and the class surpassed my expectations. I am now confident that we will be able to make the most out of Indesign.


Eugenio, just wanted to thank you for helping me out today with the InDesign, it went really well and I appreciate your patience. I feel much more comfortable going forward. Thanks so much!


Eugene was an excellent instructor. Very thorough, very clear, and very attentive to the students if they ran into any problems. I found him very easy to follow, and feel like I learned a lot of material.


Eugene was very helpful, stopped when anyone needed help, and checked to make sure we were all on the same page. He acknowledged when we did a good job. Very good instructor. Will definitely take additional classes with him again!!!


My instructor, Eugene was an excellent teacher. The pace was not too fast nor too slow. He was easy to understand and was extremely thorough. He always took the time to make sure our questions were answered and even covered extra topics with us. I would highly recommend Eugene to other students.


Thanks so much Eugene! The class was extremely helpful and well-worth the money! He made it relevant to our work and also fun to learn! I hope to be taking a class in Illustrator next. I can't wait!


Eugene was great. He used the available class time wisely and taught at a reasonable pace. He was always attentive to our different class goals and kept the class lively. Any question we had, he answered and went above and beyond!


Eugene was very willing to help answers all of our questions and stressed that he would be available beyond the class as well for any questions we would have. He is very knowledgeable and goes above and beyond to make sure we are comfortable with the program!


Eugenio is such a patient teacher! He is so knowledgeable and always providing tips and tricks for the class. Very fun and very flexible with his teaching.

Rosanna C.

I just finished the 2-day Adobe Illustrator course. The course was one of the better computer software courses I have taken. The instructor, Eugenio, took the time to find out about us and tailor much of what we covered to our interests and needs. He gave welcome advice on where we should go next and what we should investigate to further our knowledge and our careers. Eugenio knew Adobe Illustrator inside and out so when I pressed the wrong keys, he knew exactly what I had done and got me on track again without numerous explanations. We were on the computer from the very first minute until the last; he walked us through each assignment. I particularly like that NYIM has the computers and the software on site for use (no need to bring your own). Loved the coffee available upon arrival on a Sunday morning!


Eugenio was great, extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher. I took this class for work and have already applied things I learned! So happy that I took this.

Grace M.

Upcoming InDesign Classes in NYC

All times are listed in Eastern Time unless otherwise specified.

July 2024
July 15–17
Monday to Wednesday 10–5pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this 18-hour Illustrator Bootcamp, you'll learn to create vector art for designs and websites, create perspective drawings, and control your brushes to create a more natural brush stroke.

July 16 & 18
Tuesday & Thursday 6–9pm
6 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign in this one-day course. Lay out pages, customize text and graphics, experiment with various layouts, and explore unique text and image effects.

July 16–August 1
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6–9pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Grow your InDesign knowledge through project-based lessons that expertly weave skills such as text styling and color defining together in a way that best suits your needs.

July 21–August 4
Sundays 10–5pm
18 Hours
NYC or Live Online

In this 18-hour Illustrator Bootcamp, you'll learn to create vector art for designs and websites, create perspective drawings, and control your brushes to create a more natural brush stroke.

August 2024
August 5
Monday 10–5pm
6 Hours
NYC or Live Online

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign in this one-day course. Lay out pages, customize text and graphics, experiment with various layouts, and explore unique text and image effects.

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Learn more about InDesign & our classes

Released much later than its counterparts Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign was created to manage document layout. Publishers, newspapers, and magazines needed a way to design text-heavy documents and preserve the layout for multiple issues of the same style at a later date. InDesign was created and released at a time when print books, newsletters, and magazines dominated the world of knowledge. Fortunately, InDesign is a valuable tool that still has retained much value in the modern world of digital publishing, as it can be used to design the layout of eBooks, digital magazines, PDF presentations or brochures and other multi-page documents.

What Adobe InDesign Is Used For

InDesign is used to create and manage text layout. The program is often used in conjunction with Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to develop visually-appealing texts. For example, if you are designing a PDF presentation in InDesign, you might use Illustrator to create the logo that appears on the first page of the presentation and Photoshop to create and crop company headshots in the biography section of the presentation. For documents that are mostly text and exceed one page, Adobe InDesign is likely your best choice.

What Is the Difference Between Photoshop and InDesign?

Comparing Photoshop to InDesign is like comparing apples to oranges. As the name suggests, Adobe Photoshop’s primary function is editing photos or other digital artwork. In contrast, Adobe InDesign is primarily used to format and layout text for a book or other multi-page document. When considering which tool is best, ask yourself if the concept will consist of mostly text or images. Photoshop has minimal ability to set and format text, while InDesign has limited functionality to edit and create photos or artwork. Because the programs are companions, you can design or edit a photo in Photoshop and quickly insert it into a text layout in InDesign.

If you plan to do the following tasks, Adobe Photoshop may be a better fit for you:

  • Editing or adding filters to images
  • Designing web banners or interactive graphics

Should I Use Adobe InDesign or Illustrator?

The line between Illustrator and InDesign is a bit fuzzy. Both programs can format typography and edit text and are used to create one-page documents, but that’s where the similarities end. Adobe Illustrator has a few limitations that InDesign is designed to address. Firstly, if you are planning to create a master template or plan to use the same format repeatedly, InDesign makes it easy to create “master templates,” a feature that is not available in Illustrator. Second, because InDesign’s primary purpose is the layout of books, magazines, and texts, InDesign includes a page-numbering feature, which is not available in Illustrator’s current iteration.

If you plan to do the following tasks, Adobe Illustrator may be a better fit for you:

  • Design ads, banners, or notecards with limited text
  • Design one-page documents with multiple graphics and minimal texts
  • Design the cover for a book or eBook

What Does Adobe InDesign Do?

Adobe InDesign has a robust suite of tools to craft the layout of documents, books, magazines, and texts. The following are a few things that you can create with InDesign:

  • Multi-page documents with text and images
  • Layouts with multiple columns and pictures
  • Split designs with one, two, and three column sections on one page
  • Brochures, PDF presentations, proposals, and other handouts
  • Book, magazine, or newspaper layout
  • eBook and digital magazine layouts
  • Coupons, ads, and newsletters
  • Master layouts or pages to be reused

You can also add page numbers, change fonts and paragraph alignment, and split designs into multi-column sections on one page. If you’re learning InDesign, you’ll likely need to add photos and graphics to texts. Consider learning InDesign’s companion products, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator in order to fully master the art of creating visually-appealing documents in InDesign.

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