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InDesign in a Day

Master the fundamentals of InDesign and take your design skills to the next level with this intensive course. Learn how to create stunning layouts, work with text and images, and create professional-grade designs in no time. Take the first step towards becoming an InDesign pro at Noble Desktop.

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  • 185 Madison Ave, New York, NY & Virtually Online
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This class is designed to get you up and running quickly with the fundamentals of InDesign: text, pictures, and pages.

Learn how to layout pages with text and graphics. In no time at all you’ll be able to control typography, add photos, create/use colors, and more.

This 6-hour class will quickly get you started with the essentials. It’s for people who use InDesign lightly and only have 1 day (or 2 nights) to spare. If you want to learn InDesign in greater depth, you should check out our 18-hour Adobe InDesign Bootcamp.

If you’re looking for portfolio-based classes, check out the Graphic Design Bootcamp, or our Graphic Design Certificate Program.

Learn more about InDesign in a Day at Noble Desktop.

Syllabus

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
  • Line Tool
  • Making Proper Fractions

Magazine Ad

  • Setting Up a Document Bleed
  • Placing Images
  • Combining Text and Images
  • White Type on a Black Background

Advanced Word Processing/Formatting

  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Tabs

Section 2

Kerning/Tracking

  • 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

Outputting Files

  • Exporting PDFs
  • Packaging Files to send to a printer

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)
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 11/28/2023
    The class did not cover all the basic elements of this program that I had hoped to learn.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 5/3/2019
    The class started out well, but the instructor took things up a notch or two and I was lost at a certain point. I'm a beginner, but it seemed like the objective was to get through the whole book instead of making sure every one was up to speed.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 4/29/2019
    Perfect!! Well organized and very informative.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Tiffany C. on 3/27/2019
    The class equips with everything that you need to know to make something as simple as a letter to a magazine spread. Our instructor, Michele, is clearly experienced in the field and offers personal tips with the program and is able to answer all questions thrown at her.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Mahasiah B. on 12/9/2017
    Michelle was great! She was very knowledgeable about the program and answered every question throughly. I would highly recommend this course.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 7/22/2017
    Michelle is a cool teacher, I know she only has so many hours to teacher everything, but she wen t a liitle quick for me. But then again I am a hands on learner. Besides that the class was great.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Liz C. on 10/22/2016
    Michelle was a great teacher and I feel so much less intimidated by indesign. I can't wait to start practicing and using my skills at work. I would definitely recommend this course and I am already looking to take another class maybe in photoshop!
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 10/22/2016
    This class was well organized and the teacher was very good. The workbook and exercises were totally clear and easy to follow. My only small complaint is that if class begins 10 or 15 minutes late because not everyone has showed up, then that time should be added on at the end. Also, an hour for lunch isn't necessary, could be half an hour. Overall, though, great class, good intro to indesign, a fair amount of material gets covered.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Daniel D. on 1/22/2016
    Very good class.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Jessica S. on 12/22/2015
    Instructor was very helpful and even took me and my team aside to go over some things outside of the class that we needed to learn how to do specific for our brand guidelines. It felt a bit redundant in the beginning but overall was a very great class. I feel so much more confident using the program now!
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Sally T. on 12/21/2015
    The instructor was awesome, & very helpful. The class was the perfect pace for a beginner & easy to follow.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Anonymous review on 12/12/2015
    I thought the class was a good introduction, but not necessarily worth the $300+. Michelle was a phenomenal teacher and it's nothing about her teaching skills, but I feel like I could have just used the book and did it myself. I suggest that the practical exercises don't mimic what we do in class, bc that isn't always about learning, but about memory recall. We should be asked to create something new based off what we learned in class and not just follow the book, word for word.
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Lual C. on 11/25/2019
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by Madeline H. on 10/24/2019
  • InDesign in a Day

    Reviewed by William K. on 7/9/2019
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students have many opinions on the InDesign in a Day class. Students mentioned that the class covered everything they needed to know, from creating a simple letter to a magazine spread, and that the instructor was knowledgeable and able to answer all questions. Many students felt more confident in using InDesign after taking the class and expressed interest in taking additional courses. Overall, most students found the class to be great and a strong introduction to InDesign that got them going. Quotes: 1. "The class equips with everything that you need to know to make something as simple as a letter to a magazine spread. Our instructor, Michele, is clearly experienced in the field and offers personal tips with the program and is able to answer all questions thrown at her." 2. "Michelle was great! She was very knowledgeable about the program and answered every question throughly. I would highly recommend this course." 3. "The instructor was awesome, & very helpful. The class was the perfect pace for a beginner & easy to follow."

Questions & Answers (3)

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Question from Natalie
Can I take this class with an ipad?
Answer from Nick S.
InDesign is not available as an iPad app, so the course should be taken on a PC or Mac computer. If you attend at the NYC location, the school provides a computer you can use during the class.
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Question from michelle b.
Hi, will this class teach me how to design my letters in a swirly way or curve design? Also, I'm interested in learning more about photoshop and what it is. Thanks,
Answer from Darwin V. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
HI Michelle, We will teach enough of the basics in this course to be able to work it out with an additional tutorial, but we don’t actually get into learning how to type on a path in this class. We do however cover this in our full 18-hour InDesign Bootcamp: https://www.nobledesktop.com/classes/indesign-beginner As for Photoshop, we teach a similar 6-hour Photoshop in a Day, and an 18-hour Photoshop Bootcamp.
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Question from Dave
Do I need to have a computer with InDesign already installed or do they provide computers with it installed?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! The school has classrooms full of computers, Mac and PC. Each computer is loaded with software and has a 19-inch monitor. Noble Desktop always has up-to-date equipment in their state-of-the-art classrooms.
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