InDesign in a Day

Beginner InDesign Classes in NYC

Learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign in this one-day course: text, pictures and pages. Learn how to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you’ll be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more!

During this class, you'll complete step-by-step exercises which will teach you to create various layouts, posters, and magazine spreads by adding images and creative text effects.

InDesign in a Day

$325 7 Hours 594 Broadway, NYC In-person classroom training

Register for a class

Jan 14 Mon, 10am–5pm
Jan 28–30 Mon–Wed, 6–9pm
Feb 8 Fri, 10am–5pm
Mar 25 Mon, 10am–5pm
Apr 26 Fri, 10am–5pm

Corporate training available

Call 212-658-1918 or email us

What You'll Learn

  • Create layouts with text, color, and graphics
  • Create a 2–Page Magazine Ad
  • Style text, use color swatches, and format paragraphs
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Full Course Syllabus

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Letter Creation

  • Setting Preferences
  • The Control Panel
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Magazine Ad

  • Setting up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background

More Text Styling

  • Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions

2–Page Magazine Ad

  • Facing Pages
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors

Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Drop Caps
  • Baseline Grid
  • Text Wrap

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up

  • Master Pages
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Running Heads

The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text

  • Paragraph Rules
  • Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting