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InDesign Training Class - Introduction

Adobe InDesign Training Class - Introduction

This in-depth Adobe InDesign training course will get you up-and-running in just two days. This is the entry level course of all our InDesign classes, and you'll learn how to use InDesign to create master pages, work with text and type, create styles, and use graphics in this training class. AGI's InDesign trainers are Adobe Certified Experts and have written Adobe's official training books for InDesign, and are the authors of the Adobe InDesign Digital Classroom book.

All our InDesign classroom sessions include a live instructor in the same classroom with you. This InDesign class has been updated for Adobe InDesign CC, but training for previous versions of Adobe InDesign is also available. This course is suitable for users of InDesign CC, CS6, and CS5. This Adobe InDesign training class is available as a regularly scheduled class at AGI's classroom locations, as a private or custom course at your location, or as an online class with a live instructor.

This introductory InDesign class includes a copy of the InDesign Digital Classroom book, written by our team of expert instructors.

Contact AGI about this InDesign training class or call to speak with a training representative: 800-851-9237.

InDesign Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
InDesign Training Class - Introduction


American Graphics Institute
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
150 Presidential Way
Boston - Woburn, MA 01801
2019-01-14 11:56:47 $695.00

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Class: Complete Topics

InDesign Essential Skills

  • InDesign tools
  • The InDesign workspace
  • The document window
  • Using guides
  • Viewing modes
  • Working with panels
  • Managing panels
  • Saving your workspace
  • Working with the Control panel
  • Navigating through a document

Building InDesign Documents with Master Pages

  • Planning your document
  • Creating a custom-sized document
  • Formatting master pages
  • Using text variables
  • Basing master pages on other masters
  • Overriding master page items
  • Adding layout pages
  • Placing formatted text
  • Adding images and text to master pages
  • Applying masters to pages

Working with Text and Type in InDesign

  • Creating a text frame
  • Inputting text
  • Changing character attributes
  • Changing paragraph attributes
  • Finding and changing text
  • Checking and correcting spelling
  • Using the Glyphs panel
  • Creating Glyph sets
  • Flowing text
  • Threading text between frames

Working with InDesign's Styles

  • Style types
  • Defining paragraph styles
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Defining character styles
  • Applying character styles
  • Updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document
  • Organizing styles into groups
  • Creating object styles
  • Applying object styles

Working with Graphics in InDesign

  • How InDesign handles graphics
  • Locating missing images
  • The Links panel and Link badge
  • Creating a graphic frame
  • Adding graphics
  • Repositioning graphics
  • Fitting graphics to frames
  • Placing multiple graphics
  • Wrapping text around graphics
  • Importing layered Photoshop files

Creating and Using InDesign Tables

  • Creating a table
  • Copying and pasting table information
  • Adding text to tables
  • Converting tables and text
  • Importing a table
  • Editing table options
  • Using cells
  • Merging cells
  • Defining columns and rows
  • Using graphics in cells

Using Color in Your InDesign Documents

  • Applying color to text
  • Applying color to frames
  • Creating and saving a new swatch
  • Applying Live Corner Effects
  • Applying strokes to text
  • Creating a tint reduction
  • Working with gradients
  • Using the Eyedropper
  • Updating and editing colors
  • Using and saving spot colors

Preflighting, Printing and PDF creation from InDesign

  • Package inventory
  • Actual vs. effective resolution
  • Preflight checks
  • Packaging your document
  • Package options
  • Creating a PDF
  • Adobe PDF Presets
  • PDF Export Options
  • Separation preview
  • Printing a proof

Adobe InDesign New Features

  • About the new features
  • Content Collector
  • Linked content
  • Liquid Layouts
  • Alternate layouts
  • PDF forms
  • Primary text frame
  • ePub enhancements


Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Course Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe InDesign software before starting the class. You can purchase the software, subscribe to the Creative Cloud, or obtain a trial version of it at from the Adobe website.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Class: Course Materials

The Introduction to Adobe InDesign training course includes a copy of the InDesign Digital Classroom book, which is one of the more than 10 InDesign books created by AGI's InDesign instructors and published by Wiley.

A certificate is issued upon course completion, and this course is also available as part of the comprehensive series of InDesign certification training courses offered at American Graphics Institute. 



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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our consulting practice areas and as practicing professionals. For Federal agencies, American Graphics Institute classes are offered under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y.

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