InDesign 2023

Bootcamp Training Course

This bootcamp you will take you from an InDesign beginner to expert. You will complete a series of Real World publishing projects including an advertisement, a magazine, a corporate brochure, a novel, a movie poster, a receipe book, a restaurant menu, a travel guide, pitch deck, and much more.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and useful shortcuts to speed up your production. You will leave the course fully competent and able to use InDesign in a professional design environment.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
5 Days $1695.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face instructor

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

No prior experience of InDesign is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the fundamentals of the lnDesign interface and navigation as well as basic text formatting.
  • New document settings
  • Creating a document
  • Layout and navigation
  • Creating a text frame
Use fundamental tools to re-create an infamous radio news bulletin from the 1940's.
  • Working with and re-sizing text frames
  • Importing and managing graphics
  • Importing and managing text
Create an entire retro poster and learn how to import a graphic logo and work with eye-catching titles.
  • Creating a document for Print
  • Setting the bleed
  • Working with titles and subtitles
  • Creating decorative elements
Learn the basics of page layouts and a deeper study of working with type inside of lnDesign.
  • Simple layout sketching
  • Working with a multi-column document
  • Placing and formatting images
  • Text wrapping
Learn how to create and layout a 2-Page Magazine Ad for delivery to a printer.
  • Setting up the document as a 2-Page spread
  • Working with facing pages
  • Working with and formatting bulleted lists
  • Working with FX to solve object issues
  • Working with decorative fonts
  • Printing as a spread
  • Simple web export
Learn how to create useful graphics and effects within lnDesign to use in your projects.
  • Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
  • Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
  • Working with Effects to enhance graphics
  • Simple Perspective graphic creation
Take your new text and graphics skills to the next level by creating a one-page recipe for a delicious cake!
  • Layout a one-page recipe with images
  • Create custom graphics elements
  • Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool
  • Working with Swatches
Learn more advanced techniques to bring vector and raster content together to create a map for a Haunted Tour.
  • High Quality vector map creation
  • Using the Ellipse Frame Tool
  • Working with Multiple FX on single object
Learn how to setup and create a two-sided promotional postcard for print.
  • Setting up a 2-Sided Project for Print
  • Working with custom-sized documents
  • Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
  • Understanding Basic Blending Modes
Learn how to set up and design a multi-panel brochure meant to promo the Los Angeles Art & Music scene.
  • The various ways to set up a multi-panel project
  • Layout workflows and design
  • Batch design tricks
  • Print project outputs
Use Advanced level Paragraph Styles to design and layout a Newspaper for print.
  • Create and manage a multi-page document
  • Turning on and modifying the Baseline Grid
  • Stylizing Text with Paragraph Styles
  • Managing multiple columns
Take the Newspaper to the next level by creating and customizing graphics and prep images with captions.
  • Adding Metadata to media
  • Live vs Static Captions
  • Manipulating Master Pages
  • Creating Page Numbers & Repetitive Graphics
Design a 4-panel brochure with custom graphic elements for a travel company.
  • Understanding the various brochure folds
  • Learn about 3rd party plugins for lnDesign
  • Pro Brochure Workflows
Add some wow factor to the travel brochure panels 3-4 by creating some amazing graphics.
  • Converting points to Bezier Curves
  • Re-create a Polaroid-style frame for Images
  • Working with FX to create shadows
  • Layering Graphics for visual impact
  • Working with Slugs
Get more advanced training by going into a deeper level of color and exporting for Print, Web and beyond.
  • Advanced PDF Presets Information
  • What happens to your color on export
  • Exporting for the Printer
  • Understanding Color Conversion
  • Packaging your Project for Archive or Transfer
Learn how to create, manage and style Tables and the content within.
  • Stylizing Tables & Content
  • Excel and Text to lnDesign Tables
  • Text to Table Conversions
  • Creative Table Design and more!
GREP is a special language that lets you tell lnDesign to find, change and apply all kinds of formatting.
  • Two Ways of Adding GREP in your Projects
  • Composing a GREP Phrase
  • Using GREP to apply conditions
  • GREP in Paragraph and Character Styles
Learn about the various ways to expand the power and features of InDesign by using Extensions & Scripts.
  • Extensions & scripts to know about
  • Installing extensions & scripts
  • Managing lists, style modifications, sorting functions
  • Batch image treatments
Setup a Novel for publishing from scratch and use Styles & GREP to manage the content.
  • The Anatomy of a Book
  • Setting up a standard trade book
  • Creating Book Styles for easy formatting
  • Formatting, Numbering & Defining Content
  • Importing content from Word files and more!
  • Eliminate "Runts" or Forced Line Breaks
Learn the art of creating and stylizing indexes, Table of Contents and more!
  • Preparing content for a TOC
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Stylizing a table of contents
  • Prepping a document for an Index
  • Creating an Index
  • Working with Scripts to manage data
  • What are XMLs? How are they used?
Use lnDesign to get creative and design and layout a cover for a Fiction Novel complete with Spine.
  • Setup for 6" x 9" Trade Book with 200 Pages
  • Creating a document with a Spine
  • Manipulating multiple pages as one document
  • Working with Photoshop and lnDesign
  • Working with Importing layered content
Learn about the benefits and power of working with Book Projects in lnDesign.
  • Documents vs Book Projects
  • INDB File Formats
  • Anatomy of the Book Panel
  • Synchronizing, Preflighting, Error Reporting
Learn about Pitch Decks & Presentation design and how to create and output them in lnDesign.
  • Creating a Presentation or Pitch Deck document
  • Defining and labeling Sections
  • Setting up Pitch Deck Master Pages
  • Creative Continuity with Master Pages
  • Creative Page Titles with FX
Create and manage attractive graphics through your Presentation/Pitch Deck Project.
  • Working with Object Styles
  • Formatting Text using Styles and Next Style
  • Creating a Gallery-Style TOC
  • Understanding Clippings Masks
  • Creating a Clipping Mask
  • Pitch Deck Tweaks
  • Exporting for PowerPoint, Web, PDF & Print
Convert and Design your Presentation/Pitch Deck to be an Interactive Document for presentations and more.
  • Exploring Interactive PDFs
  • Create and manage Hyperlinks
  • Interactive In-Document Navigation
  • How to embed Video and Audio
  • Buttons and Forms menu
  • Testing & Exporting an Interactive PDF

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.