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Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

Master the art of page layout and design with Adobe InDesign. 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.

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Class Description


What you'll learn in this indesign class:

In this class, you’ll learn InDesign comprehensively: creating page layouts with text, graphics, and multiple pages. Learn to style text, import photos, and graphics, define/use colors, add multiple pages, thread text frames, and much more.

Throughout this course, you’ll work on a variety of projects such as books, magazines, and advertisements. Learn paragraph/character styles, master pages, baseline grid, hyphenation, libraries, tables, and more. You’ll be able to package your files to send them to be printed and generate PDFs for print or web. You’ll even learn essential techniques for professional typesetting.

Learn more about Adobe InDesign Bootcamp at Noble Desktop.


Section 1

Letter Creation

  • Setting preferences
  • The Control panel
  • Text frames
  • Basic text attributes
  • Basic keyboard shortcuts

Large Type Letter

  • More text attributes

More Text Styling

  • Baseline shift
  • Small caps
  • The Line tool
  • Making proper fractions

Magazine Ad

  • Setting up a document bleed
  • Placing images
  • Combining text & images
  • White type on a black background

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2


  • Optical vs. metric kerning
  • Kerning vs. tracking
  • Manual kerning

2-Page Magazine Ad

  • Facing pages
  • Color swatches
  • Defining colors

Sporktown Brochure

  • Placing text, photos, & illustrations
  • Gradient swatches
  • Drop shadows
  • Alignment
  • Text wrap

Section 3

Professional Typesetting Techniques

  • Bulleted lists
  • Hanging bullets
  • Hyphenation
  • Discretionary hyphens
  • Special break characters

Drawing Bézier Curves

  • The Pen tool
  • Segments, anchor points, & curves

Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap

  • Multiple text columns
  • Drop caps
  • The baseline grid
  • Text wrap

Magazine Cover

  • Placing transparent art
  • Defining & using color swatches
  • Type on a path

Section 4

Style Sheets in a Magazine Article

  • Paragraph styles
  • Character styles
  • Nested styles


  • Placing Excel tables (with their formatting)
  • Table headers
  • Formatting tables (fills, strokes, etc.)
  • Reordering table cells

Anchored Frames

  • Anchoring frames so they reflow with text
  • Positioning anchored objects

Section 5

Leaders Magazine: Master Pages & 1st Article

  • Master pages
  • Spanning columns
  • Step & repeat
  • Paragraph & character styles

Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More

  • Libraries

Leaders Magazine: Searches & Spell Check

  • Spell checking
  • Find/change

Section 6

The Lawyer Joke Book: Setup

  • Master pages
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Automatic text flow
  • Running heads

The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text

  • Paragraph rules
  • The baseline grid
  • Find/change with paragraph formatting

Creating a Table of Contents

  • Defining & building a table of contents
  • Formatting & updating a table of contents

Books: Creating

  • Using multiple files to create a book
  • Synchronizing files

Books: Auto Page Numbering

  • Auto page numbering across files

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

Reviews of Classes at Noble Desktop (374)

(4.6-star rating across 374 reviews)
  • Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    Reviewed by drucie Belman on 1/25/2014
    I really liked this class. The teacher kept it interesting (even amusing!), he was very organized and up beat. I really liked the way the class was structured, the course book is great, the exercises are clear and varied. I would definitely take another class at Noble Desktop.
  • Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Christie O. on 2/4/2016
  • Adobe InDesign Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Abby H. on 12/22/2014
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Students who took the Adobe InDesign Bootcamp at Noble Desktop had a positive experience, noting that the teacher was engaging and the class was well-structured. They appreciated the course book and found the exercises to be clear and varied. Students expressed a desire to take more classes at Noble Desktop in the future. Quote: 1. "The teacher kept it interesting (even amusing!), he was very organized and upbeat."

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