This bootcamp focuses on the most essential and in-demand InDesign skills on the market.
By the end of the course, students feel confident using tables and columns effectively for publication in books, news, magazines, and more.
Likewise, students learn to create advanced text styles, use XML with InDesign, manage color profiles, and work with 4-color printing.
This class is intended 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.
This course is offered at our design school, Noble Desktop. View upcoming dates and register for this course directly on Noble Desktop’s website.Register at nobledesktop.com
Video Training and Workbook Included
Students get a workbook and lifetime access to self-paced training videos, a $95 value.
Modern computer classroom with your choice of Mac or PC to work on.
Small In-Person Classes
Get personalized attention in small groups with an expert instructor in the classroom.
Refresh the course materials within six months for free as long as there's space in the class.
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
“Took advanced indesign class with Eugenio and he was awesome! I highly recommend him as an instructor.”
— Ari B.
Full Course SyllabusDownload PDF Outline
- 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
- Setting up a document bleed
- Placing images
- Combining text & images
- White type on a black background
Advanced Word Processing/Formatting
- Paragraph spacing
- Optical vs. metric kerning
- Kerning vs. tracking
- Manual kerning
2-Page Magazine Ad
- Facing pages
- Color swatches
- Defining colors
- Placing text, photos, & illustrations
- Gradient swatches
- Drop shadows
- Text wrap
Professional Typesetting Techniques
- Bulleted lists
- Hanging bullets
- 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
- Placing transparent art
- Defining & using color swatches
- Type on a path
Style Sheets in a Magazine Article
- Paragraph styles
- Character styles
- Nested styles
- Placing Excel tables (with their formatting)
- Table headers
- Formatting tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
- Reordering table cells
- Anchoring frames so they reflow with text
- Positioning anchored objects
Leaders Magazine: Master Pages & 1st Article
- Master pages
- Spanning columns
- Step & repeat
- Paragraph & character styles
Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More
Leaders Magazine: Searches & Spell Check
- Spell checking
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
- Using multiple files to create a book
- Synchronizing files
Books: Auto Page Numbering
- Auto page numbering across files
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring a computer?
No. We provide a computer with the necessary software for each attendee. Choose a Mac or a PC during the checkout process.
Are discounts available for this course?
No. This course is not eligible for any discounts.
We offer discounts for packages of classes, including our Excel Bootcamp, SQL Bootcamp, Data Analytics, and PowerPoint Bootcamp.
We also provide discounts for ten or more classes purchased together. Please reach out for more information on our voucher programs.
Does this course come with a book?
Yes. This course includes a complimentary book or manual at no additional cost.
What if I need to retake this course? May I retake it for free?
Yes. You may retake this course for free once within six months, provided that the class is running with an available seat. For more information, visit our policies page.
InDesign Bootcamp Classes in New York City
Through expertly led, hands-on lessons, you’ll master how to create dynamic page layouts for books, magazines, advertisements, and more. You’ll be able to package your files and generate PDFs for print or web. Lessons include but are not limited to: paragraph/character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, tables, and essential techniques for professional typesetting.