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Discover a variety of Adobe InDesign classes in Chicago on CourseHorse and learn how to design professional page layouts, create stunning graphics, and master the art of typography. Gain valuable skills to enhance your creative projects and boost your graphic design and publishing career.

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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of page layout and design with Adobe InDesign at Noble Desktop. Create stunning books, magazines, and advertisements while learning essential techniques for professional typesetting. Elevate your design skills and unleash your creativity with this comprehensive InDesign course.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 1

ONLC Training Centers @ 1320 Tower Rd, Chicago, IL

Master the essential skills of Adobe InDesign and create professional layouts with this comprehensive course from ONLC Training Centers. Learn how to navigate the interface, set up documents, work with text and images, apply styles, and export your projects. Whether you're a beginner or looking to fill in knowledge gaps, this course is designed for you.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 9am–3:45pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)

InDesign Part 1

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 1821 Walden Office Sq, Schaumburg, IL

Learn how to create professional page layouts and designs with InDesign in this comprehensive course by Computer Training Source, Inc. Develop the skills to customize documents with color, swatches, and styles, manage page elements, add tables, and prepare documents for deployment. Master the essential tools and features needed to deliver stunning printed and interactive documents.

Wednesday, Apr 24th, 9am–4pm Central Time

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Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 2

ONLC Training Centers @ 1320 Tower Rd, Chicago, IL

Enhance your Adobe InDesign skills with Level 2 training from ONLC Training Centers. Learn advanced techniques, shortcuts, and valuable tips and tricks to improve your workflow. Gain expertise in working with objects, text, typography, color, styles, graphics, tables, transparency, and more.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 9am–3:45pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)

InDesign Part 2

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 1821 Walden Office Sq, Schaumburg, IL

Expand your knowledge of Adobe InDesign with advanced features and collaboration tools in this comprehensive course from Computer Training Source, Inc. Learn how to prepare documents for multiple formats, manage advanced page layouts, build complex paths, and create dynamic documents. Take your InDesign skills to the next level and enhance your professional design abilities.

Thursday, Apr 25th, 9am–4pm Central Time

InDesign Part 3

Computer Training Source, Inc. @ 1821 Walden Office Sq, Schaumburg, IL

Enhance your graphic design skills with our advanced InDesign course, covering everything from modifying graphics and creating interactive elements, to working with advanced text techniques and managing complex documents. Join us at Computer Training Source, Inc. to take your InDesign skills to the next level.

Friday, Apr 26th, 9am–4pm Central Time

Graphic Design Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn the Adobe Creative Cloud apps used by professionals and master graphic design concepts to create stunning modern designs and build an impressive portfolio that showcases your skills to prospective clients or employers.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (14 sessions)

$2,995

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn the essentials of Adobe InDesign in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard tool used by artists, designers, and publishers for print and digital publishing. In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the core features and techniques of this powerful page-layout application including managing documents and pages, editing text and graphics, flowing text among pages and around artwork, working with styles, exporting for print and screen, and creating interactive documents. 

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

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Adobe InDesign Tutorial—Private Training

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn essential Adobe InDesign tools, tips and techniques at your own pace with private one-on-one training. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with special training needs or specific project goals that may fall outside of the scale and scope of group workshops. Private sessions are appropriate for beginner skill levels.

Wednesday, Feb 21st, 5–6pm Eastern Time

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InDesign in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the fundamentals of InDesign and take your design skills to the next level with this intensive course. Learn how to create stunning layouts, work with text and images, and create professional-grade designs in no time. Take the first step towards becoming an InDesign pro at Noble Desktop.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

InDesign Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Join the InDesign Bootcamp at Training Connection and become an expert in professional design. Learn the correct workflow, master each tool, and discover useful shortcuts to speed up your production. Complete real-world publishing projects and leave fully competent in InDesign.

Monday, Mar 18th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,795

5 sessions

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InDesign Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master the art of professional publishing projects in InDesign with this comprehensive 3-day course. From magazine covers to travel brochures, our expert instructors will guide you through each step, teaching you valuable shortcuts and best practices along the way. Get hands-on experience and receive a certificate of completion.

Monday, Mar 18th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

3 sessions

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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of design with the InDesign Bootcamp at NYC Career Centers. Enhance your skills in creating long documents, managing color profiles, and working with 4-color printing. Take your InDesign knowledge to the next level and achieve your professional goals.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 1

ONLC Training Centers - Virtually Online

Learn the essential skills of Adobe InDesign, the industry-leading layout design software. Master the interface, create professional layouts, format text, and graphics, and export projects for print or digital use. Suitable for beginners and experienced users looking to enhance their skills.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 10am–4:45pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

InDesign Quick Start

Training Connection @ Online

Master the art of InDesign with this 1-day beginner course. Create visually stunning layouts, control typography, add images, and more. Unlock your design potential today!

Monday, Mar 18th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

InDesign Training: Essential Skills 1

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Master the art of professional desktop publishing with InDesign Training at Lumenbrite. Learn essential skills to create captivating layouts, utilize typography effectively, and publish stunning print-ready documents. Elevate your design game and unlock your creative potential.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 9am–4pm Central Time

 (2 sessions)

InDesign Training: Bootcamp

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Master the art of professional desktop publishing with the comprehensive Adobe InDesign Bootcamp. This hands-on course will teach you everything from creating flowing text to incorporating graphics, colors, and typography. Gain the skills you need to create stunning layouts for business cards, books, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 9am–4pm Central Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,545

4 sessions

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InDesign Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

Take your InDesign skills to the next level with this advanced course at Training Connection. Learn how to create complex projects like books and decks, and discover the advanced features that will boost your productivity. Join us for a 2-day immersive experience and unlock your full potential with InDesign.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

InDesign in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of page layout and design with this comprehensive Adobe InDesign course. Discover how to effortlessly control typography, incorporate stunning graphics, and create visually captivating publications. Unlock your creative potential and learn the essential skills needed to create professional-quality designs.

Monday, Apr 1st, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

InDesign: Create Beautiful Layouts Efficiently

Accelerate Computer Training @ Live Online via webmeeting

Master the essential features of Adobe InDesign and create stunning print documents with the InDesign course at Accelerate Computer Training. Learn to navigate the interface, work with objects, manipulate text, handle graphics, and understand color. Prepare for output and explore ePub fixed layouts.

Tuesday, Feb 27th, 8am–3pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

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Discover the Best InDesign Classes in Chicago

InDesign is a software application that is used for page layout and desktop publishing. It was first released in 1999. According to Adobe, this app changed desktop publishing by making it accessible to more people. Adobe explains, “InDesign was introduced to the world on the heels of the desktop-publishing revolution when personal computing and print publishing became more accessible to the masses. For the first time, individuals, businesses, and organizations—large and small—could directly design, layout, and publish almost any content effortlessly.” 

Today, InDesign is an industry-standard program for publishing design. Designers can use it to create a wide variety of content including magazines, brochures, books, newspapers, business cards, stickers, and flyers. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud and is often used in combination with other Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator. 

Best InDesign Classes & Schools in Chicago

There are a number of different places to learn InDesign in Chicago. Ledet Training, an Adobe Authorized Training Center runs in-person InDesign classes in Chicago. Its Adobe InDesign Bootcamp takes 5 days to complete. Tuition is $1,599. Participants in this class learn a wide range of different skills including graphics file management, layers and document setup, quick keys, exporting complicated files, working with styles, working with tables, and utilizing transparency. This class is appropriate for beginners, and will take them to an expert level of mastery in InDesign.

Computer Training Source also offers InDesign training courses for Chicago residents. InDesign Part 1 is designed for beginners and covers InDesign’s basic tools and features. Students learn to create a document and customize it with color, gradients, swatches, and styles. They also learn to manage the elements of the page, add tables, and prepare the page for delivery. Computer Training Source offers classes in the Chicago area and online. Tuition for this class is $649, and there are two class meetings.

For students who want to advance beyond the basics, ONLC Training Centers runs a class called Adobe InDesign Core Skills: Level 2. There are two class sessions, and tuition is $795. Students learn to work with objects, flow text, edit text, work with color and styles, work with typography, import and modify graphics, create tables, work with transparency, and print and export. ONLC Training Centers was founded in 1983 and has hundreds of physical training center locations across the United States.

Noble Desktop is a New York City-based school that was founded in 1990 and offers a range of different design and coding classes, both in-person and live online. For students who want to learn InDesign, it offers a class called InDesign in a Day, which costs $395. In this 6-hour class, students learn the fundamentals of InDesign including how to work with text, pictures, and pages. They will learn how to layout pages, control typography, add photos, and use colors. Students also work on a brochure and a two-page magazine ad. All Noble Desktop classes include the option of a free retake within a year.

Chicago students who want to learn live online will also find a number of other options. InDesign Fundamentals: An Introduction to InDesign CC is offered by Future Media Concepts, which is a training school for IT professionals and content creators. This class is designed for professional designers who are new to using InDesign. Students should have some experience with Photoshop. The InDesign class covers the basic tools and features of InDesign including setting up a document, working with objects, editing and flowing text, working with color, working with typography, working with styles, importing and modifying graphics, creating tables, and printing and exporting. This class has three sessions and costs $1,195.

Lumenbrite Training runs a bootcamp called InDesign Training: Bootcamp, which has 4 sessions, and costs $1,595. The class takes students from a beginner to intermediate level of mastery. The instructor covers a wide range of InDesign skills including creating flowing text, incorporating graphic frames to import images and background, and using color and typography concepts in the workflow. Students also learn to master pages, paragraphs, and character styles so that they can build layouts, and they learn to export a PDF file with the best settings. In addition, the class covers using quick keys, importing and exporting complicated files, nesting of styles, working with tables and graphics within tables, using transparency, and adding files from Photoshop and Illustrator. Lumenbrite is a school that offers a range of different Adobe classes for content creators. It was founded in 2003, and is headquartered in Texas.

Chicago Industries That Use InDesign

According to the City of Chicago government website, Chicago has a population of almost three million people, and is the third largest city in the country. As a result, it has a busy economy, with a wide range of different businesses. These include many publishing, marketing, and design companies, which are industries where InDesign is often used. There are also many tech companies in Chicago. The Flatiron School says, “These days, Chicago is a growing tech hub where major tech companies and tech startups are embracing the future of technology. Chicago is one of the largest tech employers in the United States.”

InDesign Jobs & Salaries in Chicago

InDesign is commonly used in publishing, marketing, and graphic design. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is a federal agency that provides job information about all of these fields. The agency reports that the Chicago metropolitan area is the fifth highest-paying metropolitan area for desktop publishing, with an annual mean salary of about $63,000. For graphic design, it has the third-highest employment level, according to BLS. 

Glassdoor is a website that compiles salary information for a range of different occupations. It finds that a content creator in Chicago earns about $50,000 per year, a digital media specialist makes close to $60,000, and for a graphic designer, the average yearly salary is about $55,000. BLS reports that graphic design jobs in the United States are expected to increase by about 3 percent over the next ten years. Desktop publishing jobs are predicted to decline, however, there is expected to be growth in online publishing.

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