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InDesign Bootcamp Training Course

Course Description

On this 5-day bootcamp you will complete 13 real world desktop publishing projects. You will learn all the essential tools and skills needed to master InDesign.


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


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.

View our full range of Adobe InDesign courses, or see below for the detailed outline for InDesign Bootcamp.


5 Days | $1695.00


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Detailed course outline

  • Project 1: Letterhead Design
    • Setting up the workspace
    • Creating basic page elements
    • Placing external images
    • Creating and formatting basic text
    • Printing InDesign Files
  • Project 2: Jazz Festival Poster
    • Create a 5-color print poster
    • Using gradients, graphics and image effects
    • Adding and formatting text and paragraphs
    • Using inline graphics to highlight text
    • Creating a PDF file for the printer
  • Project 3: Heartsmart Newsletter
    • Working with templates
    • Managing missing fonts and links
    • Working with style sheets
    • Working with tables
    • Preflighting and packaging the job
  • Project 4: Ireland Travel Brochure
    • Building a folding template
    • Converting text into complex frames
    • Importing data from MS Word
    • Clipping paths and alpha channels
    • Controlling irregular text wraps
    • Using tabs to format columns
  • Project 5: Realtor Brochure
    • Controlling facing page layouts
    • Working with master pages
    • Controlling text flow across pages
    • Controlling page breaks
    • Outputting variations of files
  • Project 6: Digital Layout Variations
    • Managing color in print layout
    • Hyperlinks for digital layouts
    • Creating interactive elements
    • Preparing files for ebooks and Web publishing
    • Exporting EPUB and HTML files
  • Project 7: National Parks Pieces
    • Building a layout from imported XML content
    • Merge XML into tagged frames
    • Creating interactive overlays for digital folio files
    • Creating alternatives for vertical and horizontal tablet orientations
  • Project 8: Multi-chapter Booklet
    • Create a 5-color print poster
    • Using gradients, graphics and image effects
    • Adding and formatting text and paragraphs
    • Using inline graphics to highlight text
    • Creating a PDF file for the printer
  • Project 9: Restaurant Menu
    • Cleaning up placed text with find/change
    • Creating nested styles
    • Using tab alignment
    • Redefining styles
  • Project 10: Gallery Price Sheets
    • Creating conditions for conditional text
    • Using GERP to apply conditions
    • Creating sets to manage conditions
  • Project 11: Travel Guide
    • Using styles based on other styles
    • Creating a table of contents
    • Setup a cross reference
    • Using content sheet cascade
    • Installing InDesign user scripts
    • Using scripts to augment the application
    • Using corner options to enhance graphic frames
    • Secret Stroke Styles
  • Project 12: Conference Name Badges
    • Smart text reflow
    • Using next style and keep options
    • Using an InDesign script to prevent text reflow
  • Project 13: Postcards from the Edge
    • Outlined type and placing images into text
    • Reflecting type
    • Apply effects and adjusting opacity
    • Arranging Object

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

Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

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Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

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Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

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