Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Adobe InDesign Training Classes in NYC

The InDesign Bootcamp class concentrates on the most common design needs of NYC's business owners. By the end of this InDesign bootcamp, you'll feel confident using tables and columns effectively, creating long documents (like books and magazines), creating advanced text styles (such as drop caps), using XML with InDesign, managing color profiles, working with 4-color printing, and more.

This class is was designed for those who want to take their InDesign knowledge to the next level.  Whether you're interviewing for positions that require an advanced level of InDesign, or you're working in the print, advertising, or graphic design industries, our comprehensive curriculum will help you reach your goals.  We even offer a free retake if you feel that you need a bit more time to practice.

This InDesign Bootcamp is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, at 594 Broadway.

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$975 18 Hours Mac and PC provided 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop, in SoHo. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.

Register at nobledesktop.com 

What You'll Learn

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Create a 2-page magazine spread
  • Style text, use color swatches, and format paragraphs
  • Professional typesetting techniques
  • Book layout creation

Full Course Syllabus

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Section 1

Letter Creation

  • Setting preferences
  • The Control panel
  • Text frames
  • Basic text attributes
  • Basic keyboard shortcuts

Large Type Letter

  • More text attributes

More Text Styling

  • Baseline shift
  • Small caps
  • The Line tool
  • Making proper fractions

Magazine Ad

  • Setting up a document bleed
  • Placing images
  • Combining text & images
  • White type on a black background

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2

Kerning/Tracking

  • Optical vs. metric kerning
  • Kerning vs. tracking
  • Manual kerning

2-Page Magazine Ad

  • Facing pages
  • Color swatches
  • Defining colors

Sporktown Brochure

  • Placing text, photos, & illustrations
  • Gradient swatches
  • Drop shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text wrap

Section 3

Professional Typesetting Techniques

  • Bulleted lists
  • Hanging bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary hyphens
  • Special break characters

Drawing Bézier Curves

  • The Pen tool
  • Segments, anchor points, & curves

Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

  • Multiple text columns
  • Drop caps
  • The baseline grid
  • Text wrap

Magazine Cover

  • Placing transparent art
  • Defining & using color swatches
  • Type on a path

Section 4

Style Sheets in a Magazine Article

  • Paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Nested styles

Tables

  • Placing Excel tables (with their formatting)
  • Table headers
  • Formatting tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
  • Reordering table cells

Anchored Frames

  • Anchoring frames so they reflow with text
  • Positioning anchored objects

Section 5

Leaders Magazine: Master Pages & 1st Article

  • Master pages
  • Spanning columns
  • Step & repeat
  • Paragraph & character styles

Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More

  • Libraries

Leaders Magazine: Searches & Spell Check

  • Spell checking
  • Find/change

Section 6

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setup

  • Master pages
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Automatic text flow
  • Running heads

The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text

  • Paragraph rules
  • The baseline grid
  • Find/change with paragraph formatting

Creating a Table of Contents

  • Defining & building a table of contents
  • Formatting & updating a table of contents

Books: Creating

  • Using multiple files to create a book
  • Synchronizing files

Books: Auto Page Numbering

  • Auto page numbering across files

InDesign Bootcamp Classes New York City

The InDesign Bootcamp class concentrates on the most common design needs of NYC's business owners. By the end of this InDesign bootcamp, you'll feel confident using tables and columns effectively, creating long documents (like books and magazines), creating advanced text styles (such as drop caps), using XML with InDesign, managing color profiles, working with 4-color printing, and more.

This class is was designed for those who want to take their InDesign knowledge to the next level.  Whether you're interviewing for positions that require an advanced level of InDesign, or you're working in the print, advertising, or graphic design industries, our comprehensive curriculum will help you reach your goals.  

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