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InDesign Bootcamp

at Training Connection - The Loop

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$1,695 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 9:00am - Nov 15, 4:30pm (5 sessions)

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The Loop, Downtown/Loop
230 W Monroe St Ste 610
Btwn S Franklin & Wells Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60606
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

Students will learn the essential tools and techniques to perfect desktop publishing.

Our most comprehensive InDesign course, taking you from InDesign beginner to InDesign master in 5 days.

The trainer will show you step-by-step how Professional Desktop Publishers use InDesign on a range of different layout jobs. This approach not only teaches you proper workflow techniques but is also a proven training method for those looking to master InDesign. Training available on Mac and Pc.

Target Audience: This InDesign course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of InDesign is needed.

Detailed Course Outline:

Project 1: Letterhead Design

  • Settling up the Workspace
  • Creating Basic Page Elements
  • Placing External Images
  • Creating and Formatting Basic Text
  • Printing InDesign Files
Project 2: Jazz Festival Poster
  • Create 5-Color Print Poster
  • Using Gradients, Graphics & Image Effects
  • Adding Format and Text & 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
  • Prelighting and Packaging the Job
Project 4: Ireland Travel Brochure
  • Building a Folding Template
  • Convert Text into Complex Frames
  • Importing Data from MS Word
  • Clipping Paths & Alpha Channels
  • Controlling Irregular Text Wraps
  • Using Tabs to Format Columns
Project 5: Realtor Collateral Booklet
  • Controlling Facing Page Layouts
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Special Characters & Markers
  • 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 Output
  • Creating Interactive Elements
  • Preparing Files for Ebook and Web Publishing
Project 7: National Park Pieces
  • Building a Layout from Imported XML Content
  • Merge XML into Tagged Frames
  • Creating Interactive Overlays for Digital Folio Files
  • Creating Alternatives for Vertical & Horizontal Tablet Orientations
Project 8: Multi-Chapter Booklet
  • Combining Documents into Books
  • Building a Table of Contents
  • Building an Index
  • Exporting Book Files
  • Merging Data into an InDesign Layout
Project 9: Restaurant Menu
  • Cleaning up placed text with Find/Change
  • Creating Nested Styles
  • Using Tab Alignment
  • Redefining Styles
Project 10: Art Gallery Price Sheets
  • Creating Conditions for Conditional Text
  • Using GREP to apply Conditions
  • Creating Sets to manage Conditions
Project 11: Indian Travel Guide
  • Using Style Based on Other Styles
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Set up a Cross Reference
  • Using Contact 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
  • Use Next Style & Keep Options
  • Using an InDesign Script to prevent Text Reflow
Project 13: Postcards from the Edge
  • Outlined Type & Placing Images into Text
  • Reflecting Type
  • Applying Effects & Adjusting Opacity
  • Arranging Objects
What's included:
  • 2 Adobe InDesign Training Manuals
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • 6 Months Free Repeat Policy

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Refund Policy
Cancellations made more than 5 days before the commencement of the training, qualify for a refund less a $100 administration fee. 
Cancellations made 5 days or less before the commencement of the training, will not be eligible for a refund 
We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

Rescheduling requests made 5 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 5 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

If your student wants to confirm her seat on the future class now, then there is a $100 transfer fee payable. Alternatively, as she may not have been aware of our terms, if she is willing to check back with us 2-3 days before a future class, and provided the class is confirmed to run, we will slot her in and waive the cancellation fee.

Money Back Guarantee
We offer a money back guarantee on our public classes.

If the training does not meet expectations, students can leave the class at the end of Day 1 (or by lunchtime in the case of single day courses) and request a refund. Students have to notify the training center manager before they leave and return all the training materials to qualify for a refund.

We are unable to offer a money back guarantee to students who leave a class later than the times noted above. Students can however still repeat the training (often with a different trainer).


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Trains CTA - Blue and Red Lines - Monroe Station Walk approximately 4 blocks west on Monroe Street to Franklin Street. CTA - Orange, Pink, Purple and Brown Lines - Quincy station Walk approximately 1.5 blocks north on Wells Street, turn left (west) on Monroe Street, and go to corner of Franklin Street. CTA - Green Line Swap at Clark for Blue line or Roosevelt for Orange line. Metra - Union Station Walk 3 blocks east on West Adams (crossing river). Turn left (North) on Franklin and walk 1 block to Monroe Street.

Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 5 $1,695
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Tue, Nov 12 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Nov 13 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Nov 14 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Nov 15 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 5 $1,695
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Tue, Jan 07 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Jan 08 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Jan 09 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Jan 10 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 5 $1,695
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Tue, Feb 18 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Feb 19 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Feb 20 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Feb 21 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 5 $1,695
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Tue, Mar 31 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Wed, Apr 01 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Thu, Apr 02 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
Fri, Apr 03 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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