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InDesign Fundamentals

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$1,195 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 9:00am - Nov 13, 4:30pm (3 sessions)

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Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 14 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

Students will complete 6 different projects including a corporate identity package (letterhead and business card), a festival poster, a professional newsletter, a restaurant menu, a full color brochure, and more.

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

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

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 5-Color Print Poster
  • Using Gradients, Graphics & Image Effects
  • Adding and Formatting Text & Paragraphs
  • Using inline Graphics to Highlight Text
  • Creating a PDF File for the Printer
Project 3: Ireland Travel Brochure
  • Building a Folding Template
  • Convert Text into Complex Frames
  • Importing Data from MS Word
  • Clipping Paths & Alpha Channels
  • Controlling Irregular Text Warps
  • Using Tabs to format Columns
Project 4: 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 5: Digital Layout Variations
  • Managing Color in Print Layout
  • Hyperlinks for Digital Output
  • Creating Interactive Elements
  • Preparing Files for Ebook and Web Publishing
  • Exporting EPUB and HTML Files
What's Included:
  • Adobe InDesign Training Manual
  • CD ROM with Students Files
  • 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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  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

    Start Dates (4)
    Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
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    Tue, Nov 12 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Nov 13 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
    This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
    Tue, Dec 17 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Dec 18 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
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    Tue, Feb 04 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Feb 05 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 3 $1,195
    This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
    Tue, Mar 10 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD
    Wed, Mar 11 9:00am - 4:30pm TBD

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    Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (106)

    (106 Reviews)
    InDesign Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Kevin B. on 1/31/2019
    Very good instructor. Enjoyed the class and learned a lot about InDesign in the 3 days I was there.
    InDesign Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Linda H. on 2/23/2017
    Both the InDesign class, taught by Beverly Houwing, and the Training Connection were excellent, perfect. Beverly went through the material with many real world examples, using both her experience working for Adobe and doing design. She included specific information and techniques that I am confident will be extremely useful for me as I begin using the InDesign software at my current marketing position. The Training Connection facility was convenient, designed well and had great computers. The staff were helpful and friendly. Great experience!
    InDesign Fundamentals
    Reviewed by Vi P. on 10/17/2019
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    Reviewed by Kara M. on 4/12/2019
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