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.
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
M.M. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
M.M. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
J.D. attended InDesign Private Training
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.
K.W. attended InDesign Private Training
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.
J.J. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
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!
C.J. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
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.
M.M. attended InDesign Private Training
Advanced Indesign - Great Class! Great Teacher! Very personal and attentive to every question you may have no matter your skill set.
James M. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
Great teacher, great course, a lot of helpful info I will use in my job!
Daniel C. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
I am very satisfied with the quality of training and will continue taking classes at NYIM. Completely satisfied.
Elena V. attended InDesign Private Training
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
S.C. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
Jill attended InDesign Private Training
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!
A.H. attended InDesign Private Training
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.
T.H. attended InDesign Private Training
Took advanced indesign class with Eugenio and he was awesome! I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Ari B. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
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.
K.P. attended InDesign Private Training
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!
D.L. attended Adobe InDesign Bootcamp
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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. attended InDesign Private Training
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.
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.
By the end of this InDesign bootcamp, you'll feel confident using tables and columns effectively, creating books and magazines, creating advanced text styles (such as drop caps), using XML with InDesign, and more!