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InDesign Quick Start

at Training Connection - Downtown

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$495 5 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Apr 13, 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Location:
Downtown, Downtown/Northeast
915 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1800
Btwn Harbor Fwy & S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, California 90017
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

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.

Course Outline

Getting Started

This exercise will introduce you the InDesign Interface before creating a Presidential Letter.

  • Welcome to InDesign 2019
  • New Document Settings
  • Understanding Units
  • Creating a document
  • Layout and Navigation
  • Understanding Workspaces
  • Accessing Panels
  • Creating a Text Frame
  • Frame vs Content
  • Anatomy of a Frame
  • Adding placeholder text
  • Where to turn on Grids and Guides
  • The Properties Panel
  • The Character Panel (basic overview)
  • The Paragraph Panel (basic overview)
  • Basic Text Spacing & Alignment
  • All about Adobe Fonts

Top Secret! Letter Creation

This exercise will introduce you to the basics of creating a document, by having you re-create a de-classified UFO letter.

  • Creating a Print Document
  • Understanding the Parts of a Letter
  • Working with and Re-sizing Text Frames
  • Importing and Managing Graphics
  • Working with Bullets
  • Saving an InDesign Project
  • Multi-Frame Document
  • More Text Attributes
  • Position Text with Baseline Shift
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Control Leading in Character Options
  • Using Tabs
  • Hanging Bullets and Check Marks
  • Adding Hyphenation/Discretionary

Simple Magazine Ad

In this exercise, you will create an entire magazine ad, pulling in a photo, graphic logo and laying out text.

  • Creating Document for Print
  • Setting the Bleed
  • The Rectangle Frame Tool
  • Working with Headlines
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • Auto Drop Caps vs Manual Drop Caps
  • Layout Adjustments

Pyramid Pets Article

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.

  • Creating a 1-Page article for web
  • Simple Layout Sketching
  • Creating a Document based on Sketch
  • Working with a Multi-Column Document
  • Rectangle Frame Tool Again!
  • Adding Graphics Elements
  • Placing and formatting images
  • Text Wrapping
  • Working with Loaded Cursors

Pure Elegance: 2-Page Simple Magazine Ad

Learn how to create and layout a 2-Page Magazine Ad for Print.

  • Setting up the Document as a 2-Page Spread
  • Working with Facing Pages
  • Understanding & Working with Bleed
  • Working with and formatting Bulleted Lists
  • Working with FX to solve object issues
  • Simple Paragraph Formatting
  • Working with Decorative Fonts
  • Printing as a Spread
  • Simple Web Export
  • Working with the Pages Panel

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

Please send all requests to [email protected] .

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations, however we can issue you a training voucher for the same value that can be used to book any class in the future.

Rescheduling requests made 7 days before the commencement of the training are free. Rescheduling that takes place within 7 days of the commencement of the training will incur a $100 administration fee. We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

Due to the Coronavirus we are waving the transfer fee when you reschedule your training.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds or training vouchers for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

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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)
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    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!
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    Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (126)

    (126 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 Megan F. on 3/10/2020
    InDesign Quick Start
    Reviewed by Courtney L. on 2/13/2018
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