Discover Classes. Earn Rewards.

InDesign Quick Start

at Training Connection - Downtown

(107)
Course Details
Price:
$495 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Nov 11, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Next start dates (3)

Location:
Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
(Map)
Share:
Purchase Options
No Booking Fees Book Now Save to WishList

16 people saved this class

Give as a Gift
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in InDesign. You will learn to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you will be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more!

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.     

Detailed course outline 

Letter Creation

This exercise will introduce you to the basics of creating a document, drawing text boxes, and formatting text.
  • Setting Preferences and Default Measurements
  • Creating the Letter
  • Text Frames
  • Basic Text Attributes
  • Basic Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Saving and Printing
  • Large Type Letter
  • More Text Attributes
Text Styling

This lesson will teach you strokes, caps, how to make proper fractions, and other professional typesetting techniques.
  • Position Text with Baseline Shift
  • Small Caps for your Titles
  • Using the Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions  
Magazine Ad

In this exercise, you will create an entire magazine ad, pulling in a photo, graphic logo,and laying out text.
  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Adding the Headline
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background
Page Layout and Advanced Formatting

In this lesson, you will learn the basics of page layouts along with more text manipulation. You will master paragraph spacing, leading, and use tabs to complete the layout.
  • Page Setup and Orientation
  • Using the Rectangle Frame Tool
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Control Leading in Character Options
  • Using Tabs
Page Magazine Ad

2-page spreads can be a little tricky to create, but we make it easy for you in this exercise. You will learn how to create facing pages and handle page numbering.
  • Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
  • Facing Pages
  • Placing a Picture
  • Creating a Cover
  • Setting the Tagline
  • Color Swatches
  • Defining Colors
  • Printing as a Spread
Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

This lesson teaches you the often misunderstood but immensely important baseline grid. Plus we will show you some new text wrap options.
  • Multiple Text Columns
  • Importing the Text
  • Creating the Drop Cap & Other Type Changes
  • Setting the Baseline Grid
  • "Massaging" Text to Fit
  • Text Wrap

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setting it Up

In this exercise, you will layout a long, multi-page book the easy way! You will set up a master page, add page numbers, and design a running head.
  • Setting up a Master Page and adding Guides
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Automatic Text Flow
  • Adding Running Heads
The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling Text

First we will setup some text styles, then setup a baseline grid, and finally we will use some advanced Find/Change techniques to style all the jokes.
  • Creating Style Sheets
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Setting up the Baseline Grid
  • Find/Change with Paragraph Formatting

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
Cancellations: 
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:
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).

Map

Google Map

Training Connection

All classes at this location

The easiest access is from the State 110N Freeway (Harbor Hwy)

If traveling North-bound on 110N Hwy

  • Take the 9th St exit
  • Turn Left at Figueroa Street
  • Turn Left into Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Right (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • The entrance to our parking garage is also on the left hand side of building.

    If traveling South-bound on 110S Hwy
  • Take the 4th St exit towards WILSHIRE blvd / 6TH St / 3RD St
  • Turn left at Wilshire Blvd
  • 915 Wilshire is on the Left (look for the Bank of the West located in our lobby)

  • 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 1 $495
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 1 $495
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 1 $495
    9:00am - 4:30pm TBD 1 $495

    Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

    Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
    Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
    This class will earn you 4950 points. Points give you money off your next class!
    Questions about this class?
    Get help now from a knowledge expert!
    Questions & Answers (1)

    Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

    Question from anonymous
    Hi, do we need to bring a device with InDesign installed already?
    Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
    Hi there! Students are provided with computers with the software already installed. Hope this helps!
    Answer
    Cancel

    Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (107)

    (107 Reviews)
    InDesign Quick Start
    Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/15/2019
    Very informative! I was able to learn the basics so I can create flyers and such for my job. I would have liked to go a little more in-depth but that's probably what the 3 or 5-day course is for. The instructor was very knowledgeable!
    InDesign Quick Start
    Reviewed by Rebecca W. on 10/8/2019
    Great info, but a little slow paced. Would have been nice to receive parking info ahead of time.
    InDesign Quick Start
    Reviewed by Youssra M. on 7/21/2017
    We had an amazing teacher, very available, friendly and pedagogue. Outstanding support (many brand new computers with MAC or Windows) Too bad it was freezing in the room because of the AC Thank you
    InDesign Quick Start
    Reviewed by Courtney L. on 2/13/2018
    loading...
    Similar Classes

    School: Training Connection

    Training Connection

    Training Connection LLC is a computer and business skills training company.  

    Our Training Philosophy

    Our main focus is to provide exceptional computer desktop and business skills training. We strive to achieve this by following a 5 cornerstone approach:

    1. Our Instructors

    Without a doubt our most...

    Read more about Training Connection

    CourseHorse Approved

    This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified LA educator.

    Ready to take this class?
    BOOK NOW
    Taking this class for work? Get exclusive perks & discounts for free.
    Loading...