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InDesign: Create Beautiful Layouts Efficiently

at Accelerate Computer Training

Master the essential features of Adobe InDesign and create stunning print documents with the InDesign course at Accelerate Computer Training. Learn to navigate the interface, work with objects, manipulate text, handle graphics, and understand color. Prepare for output and explore ePub fixed layouts.

Course Details
Price $995
Start Date

Tue, Feb 27, 8:00am - Feb 29, 3:00pm Pacific Time ( 3 sessions )

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Location Live Online via webmeeting
Class Level Beginner
Age Requirements 16 and older
Average Class Size 5
System Requirements

You will need a reliable Internet connection as well as a computer or device with which you can access your virtual class. We recommend you arrive to class 5-10 minutes early to ensure you're able to set up your device and connection.

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Live Online via webmeeting
Beverly Houwing
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  • Tue, Feb 27 at 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Wed, Feb 28 at 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 29 at 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this indesign class:

This three-day class, taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, teaches you all the essential features of Adobe InDesign. After learning to navigate the application’s interface, you will master the tools necessary to build single and multi-page print documents, including graphics, threaded text, styles and master pages. 

You will learn to use layers, select and export color, export files to PDF and prepare documents for output by a service bureau as well as to ePub fixed layouts.

This class is ideally suited for people with at least good computer skills. Word processing or page layout experience is helpful, but not required.

Course Outline

Application Overview: 
  • workspaces 
  • best practices for panel management 
  • tools overview 
  • understanding the control panel 
  • terminology  
Working With Objects:
  • understanding frames
  • align
  • smart guides
  • object positioning
  • gap tool
  • scaling, resizing, rotating
  • selection vs. direct selection tool
  • guides
  • stroke and corner options
  • transparency
  • layers
  • eye dropper
Working With Text/Typography:
  • placing and importing text
  • paragraph vs. character formatting
  • keyboard shortcuts for text manipulation
  • text wrap
  • deconstructing text
  • text threading
  • paragraph styles / character styles
  • nested styles
  • baseline grid 
Working With Graphics:
  • importing images
  • the Links panel
  • understanding image file formats
  • understanding image resolution
  • image transformation  
  • understanding color separation 
  • fill vs. stroke
  • swatches panel vs. color panel
  • tint swatches
  • gradient swatches 
  • CMYK vs. RGB
  • spot color vs. process color 
Multiple Page Documents:
  • pages panel
  • master pages
  • adding / deleting pages
  • multiple page sizes
  • numbering, sections, automatic page numbering  
Advanced Content
  • tables
  • anchored objects
  • table of contents
  • the Book feature
ePub Fixed Layout Publishing
  • overview of ePubs
  • interactive elements and media
  • outputting to desktop, mobile or web
  • live preflight
  • the Preflight panel
  • packaging
  • print options
  • PDF export / options

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.

Refund Policy

  • You may cancel or reschedule a class registration at least 8 business days prior to the class without incurring any penalty.
  • After 8 business days, we may charge a penalty of up to 100% of the registration cost.
In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

In the event that an instructor or the school needs to cancel at the last minute, students will receive a refund less a 5% non-refundable registration fee.

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