InDesign Training San Diego

InDesign Training San Diego

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Instructor-led InDesign classes delivered via Zoom or Webex webinar. Hands-on training from the comfort of your home or office.

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Group InDesign training delivered by an Adobe certified trainer at your location or via webinar.

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These are small instructor-led webinar classes. We use Zoom or Webex to deliver hands-on training to you in the comfort of your home or office.

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InDesign Quickstart
1 day | Windows | Mac
Duration: 5 hours
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the basics of Adobe InDesign. Topics include text styling, designing a magazine ad, page layout and advanced formatting, typesetting techniques, kerning and tracking and designing a 2-page ad.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe InDesign is needed. Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of InDesign.

Online Class Price

$350.00

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Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learn the fundamentals of the lnDesign interface and navigation as well as basic text formatting.

New document settings
Creating a document
Layout and navigation
Creating a text frame

Lesson 2: Top Secret! Letter Creation

Use special tools to re-create a de-classified UFO letter using the text formatting features of lnDesign.

Working with and re-sizing text frames
Importing and managing graphics
Working with bullet points
Multi-Frame document

Lesson 3: Simple Retro Poster

Create an entire retro poster and learn how to import a graphic logo and work with eye-catching titles.

Creating a document for Print
Setting the bleed
Working with titles and subtitles
Creating decorative elements

Lesson 4: Pyramid Pets Article

Learn the basics of page layouts and a deeper study of working with type inside of lnDesign.

Simple layout sketching
Working with a multi-column document
Placing and formatting images
Text wrapping

Lesson 5: 2-Page Magazine Ad

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

Setting up the document as a 2-Page spread
Working with facing pages
Working with and formatting bulleted lists
Working with FX to solve object issues
Working with decorative fonts
Printing as a spread
Simple web export

InDesign Fundamentals
3 days | Windows | Mac
Duration: 15 hours
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Topics include text styling, designing a magazine ad, page layout and advanced formatting, typesetting techniques, kerning and tracking, designing a 2-page ad, working with shapes, designing a map, working with multiple-columns, designing a magazine cover, style sheets, tables, anchored frames, designing a brochure, master pages, building a multipage book and much more.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe InDesign is needed. Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of InDesign.

Online Class Price

$975.00

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Obtain a Quote for Group Training

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learn the fundamentals of the lnDesign interface and navigation as well as basic text formatting.

New document settings
Creating a document
Layout and navigation
Creating a text frame

Lesson 2: Top Secret! Letter Creation

Use special tools to re-create a de-classified UFO letter using the text formatting features of lnDesign.

Working with and re-sizing text frames
Importing and managing graphics
Working with bullet points
Multi-Frame document

Lesson 3: Simple Retro Poster

Create an entire retro poster and learn how to import a graphic logo and work with eye-catching titles.

Creating a document for Print
Setting the bleed
Working with titles and subtitles
Creating decorative elements

Lesson 4: Pyramid Pets Article

Learn the basics of page layouts and a deeper study of working with type inside of lnDesign.

Simple layout sketching
Working with a multi-column document
Placing and formatting images
Text wrapping

Lesson 5: 2-Page Magazine Ad

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

Setting up the document as a 2-Page spread
Working with facing pages
Working with and formatting bulleted lists
Working with FX to solve object issues
Working with decorative fonts
Printing as a spread
Simple web export

Lesson 6: Creating Basic Graphics

Learn how to create useful graphics and effects within lnDesign to use in your projects.

Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
Working with Effects to enhance graphics
Simple Perspective graphic creation

Lesson 7: The Ultimate Lemon Cake

Take your new text and graphics skills to the next level by creating a one-page recipe for a delicious cake!

Layout a one-page recipe with images
Create custom graphics elements
Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool
Working with Swatches

Lesson 8: Haunted Tours Map

Learn more advanced techniques to bring vector and raster content together to create a map for a Haunted Tour.

High Quality vector map creation
Using the Ellipse Frame Tool
Working with Multiple FX on single object

Lesson 9: Postcard Promotional

Learn how to setup and create a two-sided promotional postcard for print.

Setting up a 2-Sided Project for Print
Working with custom-sized documents
Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
Understanding Basic Blending Modes

Lesson 10: Backend Tweaks and Secrets

Learn about the various ways to expand the power and features of lnDesign by using Extensions & Scripts.

Extensions & scripts to know about
Installing extensions & scripts
Managing list, style modifications, sorting functions
Batch image treatments

Lesson 11: Newspaper Design

Use Advanced level Paragraph Styles to design and layout a Newspaper for print.

Create and manage a multi-page document
Turning on and modifying the Baseline Grid
Stylizing Text with Paragraph Styles
Managing multiple columns

Lesson 12: Newspaper Graphics

Take the Newspaper to the next level by creating and customizing graphics and prep images with captions.

Adding Metadata to media
Live vs Static Captions
Manipulating Master Pages
Creating Page Numbers & Repetitive Graphics

Lesson 13: Multi-Panel Brochure

Design a 4-panel brochure with custom graphic elements for a travel company.

Understanding the various brochure folds
Learn about 3rd party plugins for lnDesign
Pro Brochure Workflows

Lesson 14: Brochure Graphics

Add some wow factor to the travel brochure panels 3-4 by creating some amazing graphics.

Converting points to Bezier Curves
Re-create a Polaroid-style frame for Images
Working with FX to create shadows
Layering Graphics for visual impact
Working with Slugs

Lesson 15: Fundamental Publishing

Get more advanced training by going into a deeper level of color and exporting for Print, Web and beyond.

Advanced PDF Presets Information
What happens to your color on export
Exporting for the Printer
Understanding Color Conversion
Packaging your Project for Archive or Transfer

InDesign Advanced
2 days | Windows | Mac
Duration: 10 hours
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Course Description

On this advanced class you will learn the advanced features and techniques in Adobe InDesign. You will complete a series of projects which include a movie poster, a restaurant menu, a newspaper, Interactive PDFs, table of contents, event tickets, a pitch deck, conditional text and images using GREP, a multi-page booklet, XML and much more.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed InDesign Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of InDesign.

Online Class Price

$700.00

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Lesson 1: lnfographics

Take your skills to the next level and create various types of infographics for a colorful power presentation.

lnfographics tools & techniques
Working with Compound Paths in lnDesign
The Illustrator relationship
Repetititve design tips & tricks
Outputting options for presentations

Lesson 2: Intro to Tables

Learn how to create, manage and style Tables and the content within.

Stylizing Tables & Content
Excel and Text to lnDesign Tables
Text to Table Conversions
Creative Table Design and more!

Lesson 3: Intro to GREP

GREP is a special language that lets you tell lnDesign to find, change and apply all kinds of formatting.

Two Ways of Adding GREP in your Projects
Composing a GREP Phrase
Using GREP to apply conditions
GREP in Paragraph and Character Styles

Lesson 4: Formatting a Novel

Setup a Novel for publishing from scratch and use Styles & GREP to manage the content.

The Anatomy of a Book
Setting up a standard trade book
Creating Book Styles for easy formatting
Formatting, Numbering & Defining Content
Importing content from Word files and more!
Eliminate "Runts" or Forced Line Breaks

Lesson 5: Indexes and TOCs

Learn the art of creating and stylizing indexes, Table of Contents and more!

Preparing content for a TOC
Creating a table of contents
Stylizing a table of contents
Prepping a document for an Index
Creating an Index
Working with Scripts to manage data
What are XMLs? How are they used?

Lesson 6: Novel Cover Design

Use lnDesign to get creative and design and layout a cover for a Fiction Novel complete with Spine.

Setup for 6" x 9" Trade Book with 200 Pages
Creating a document with a Spine
Manipulating multiple pages as one document
Working with Photoshop and lnDesign
Working with Importing layered content

Lesson 7: Book Project Workflow

Learn about the benefits and power of working with Book Projects in lnDesign.

Documents vs Book Projects
INDB File Formats
Anatomy of the Book Panel
Synchronizing, Preflighting, Error Reporting

Lesson 8: Presentation Design

Learn about Pitch Decks & Presentation design and how to create and output them in lnDesign.

Creating a Presentation or Pitch Deck document
Defining and labeling Sections
Setting up Pitch Deck Master Pages
Creative Continuity with Master Pages
Creative Page Titles with FX

Lesson 9: Presentation Graphics

Create and manage attractive graphics through your Presentation/Pitch Deck Project.

Working with Object Styles
Formatting Text using Styles and Next Style
Creating a Gallery-Style TOC
Understanding Clippings Masks
Creating a Clipping Mask
Pitch Deck Tweaks
Exporting for PowerPoint, Web, PDF & Print

Lesson 10: Interactive Docs

Convert and Design your Presentation/Pitch Deck to be an Interactive Document for presentations and more.

Exploring Interactive PDFs
Create and manage Hyperlinks
Interactive In-Document Navigation
How to embed Video and Audio
Buttons and Forms menu
Testing & Exporting an Interactive PDF

InDesign Bootcamp
5 days | Windows | Mac
Duration: 25 hours
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Course Description

This bootcamp you will take you from an InDesign beginner to expert. You will complete a series of Real World publishing projects including an advertisement, a magazine, a corporate brochure, a novel, a movie poster, a receipe book, a restaurant menu, a travel guide, pitch deck, and much more.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe InDesign is needed. Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of InDesign.

Online Class Price

$1,500.00

View Online Class Schedule and Register

Obtain a Quote for Group Training

Lesson 1: Getting Started

Learn the fundamentals of the lnDesign interface and navigation as well as basic text formatting.

New document settings
Creating a document
Layout and navigation
Creating a text frame

Lesson 2: Top Secret! Letter Creation

Use special tools to re-create a de-classified UFO letter using the text formatting features of lnDesign.

Working with and re-sizing text frames
Importing and managing graphics
Working with bullet points
Multi-Frame document

Lesson 3: Simple Retro Poster

Create an entire retro poster and learn how to import a graphic logo and work with eye-catching titles.

Creating a document for Print
Setting the bleed
Working with titles and subtitles
Creating decorative elements

Lesson 4: Pyramid Pets Article

Learn the basics of page layouts and a deeper study of working with type inside of lnDesign.

Simple layout sketching
Working with a multi-column document
Placing and formatting images
Text wrapping

Lesson 5: 2-Page Magazine Ad

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

Setting up the document as a 2-Page spread
Working with facing pages
Working with and formatting bulleted lists
Working with FX to solve object issues
Working with decorative fonts
Printing as a spread
Simple web export

Lesson 6: Creating Basic Graphics

Learn how to create useful graphics and effects within lnDesign to use in your projects.

Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
Working with Effects to enhance graphics
Simple Perspective graphic creation

Lesson 7: The Ultimate Lemon Cake

Take your new text and graphics skills to the next level by creating a one-page recipe for a delicious cake!

Layout a one-page recipe with images
Create custom graphics elements
Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool
Working with Swatches

Lesson 8: Haunted Tours Map

Learn more advanced techniques to bring vector and raster content together to create a map for a Haunted Tour.

High Quality vector map creation
Using the Ellipse Frame Tool
Working with Multiple FX on single object

Lesson 9: Postcard Promotional

Learn how to setup and create a two-sided promotional postcard for print.

Setting up a 2-Sided Project for Print
Working with custom-sized documents
Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
Understanding Basic Blending Modes

Lesson 10: Backend Tweaks & Secrets

Learn about the various ways to expand the power and features of lnDesign by using Extensions & Scripts.

Extensions & scripts to know about
Installing extensions & scripts
Managing list, style modifications, sorting functions
Batch image treatments

Lesson 11: Newspaper Design

Use Advanced level Paragraph Styles to design and layout a Newspaper for print.

Create and manage a multi-page document
Turning on and modifying the Baseline Grid
Stylizing Text with Paragraph Styles
Managing multiple columns

Lesson 12: Newspaper Graphics

Take the Newspaper to the next level by creating and customizing graphics and prep images with captions.

Adding Metadata to media
Live vs Static Captions
Manipulating Master Pages
Creating Page Numbers & Repetitive Graphics

Lesson 13: Multi-Panel Brochure

Design a 4-panel brochure with custom graphic elements for a travel company.

Understanding the various brochure folds
Learn about 3rd party plugins for lnDesign
Pro Brochure Workflows

Lesson 14: Brochure Graphics

Add some wow factor to the travel brochure panels 3-4 by creating some amazing graphics.

Converting points to Bezier Curves
Re-create a Polaroid-style frame for Images
Working with FX to create shadows
Layering Graphics for visual impact
Working with Slugs

Lesson 15: Fundamental Publishing

Get more advanced training by going into a deeper level of color and exporting for Print, Web and beyond.

Advanced PDF Presets Information
What happens to your color on export
Exporting for the Printer
Understanding Color Conversion
Packaging your Project for Archive or Transfer

Lesson 16: lnfographics

Take your skills to the next level and create various types of infographics for a colorful power presentation.

Infographics tools & techniques
Working with Compound Paths in lnDesign
The Illustrator relationship
Repetititve design tips & tricks
Outputting options for presentations

Lesson 17: Intro to Tables

Learn how to create, manage and style Tables and the content within.

Stylizing Tables & Content
Excel and Text to lnDesign Tables
Text to Table Conversions
Creative Table Design and more!

Lesson 18: Intro to GREP

GREP is a special language that lets you tell lnDesign to find, change and apply all kinds of formatting.

Two Ways of Adding GREP in your Projects
Composing a GREP Phrase
Using GREP to apply conditions
GREP in Paragraph and Character Styles

Lesson 19: Formatting a Novel

Setup a Novel for publishing from scratch and use Styles & GREP to manage the content.

The Anatomy of a Book
Setting up a standard trade book
Creating Book Styles for easy formatting
Formatting, Numbering & Defining Content
Importing content from Word files and more!
Eliminate "Runts" or Forced Line Breaks

Lesson 20: Indexes and TOCs

Learn the art of creating and stylizing indexes, Table of Contents and more!

Preparing content for a TOC
Creating a table of contents
Stylizing a table of contents
Prepping a document for an Index
Creating an Index
Working with Scripts to manage data
What are XMLs? How are they used?

Lesson 21: Novel Cover Design

Use lnDesign to get creative and design and layout a cover for a Fiction Novel complete with Spine.

Setup for 6" x 9" Trade Book with 200 Pages
Creating a document with a Spine
Manipulating multiple pages as one document
Working with Photoshop and lnDesign
Working with Importing layered content

Lesson 22: Book Project Workflow

Learn about the benefits and power of working with Book Projects in lnDesign.

Documents vs Book Projects
INDB File Formats
Anatomy of the Book Panel
Synchronizing, Preflighting, Error Reporting

Lesson 23: Presentation Design

Learn about Pitch Decks & Presentation design and how to create and output them in lnDesign.

Creating a Presentation or Pitch Deck document
Defining and labeling Sections
Setting up Pitch Deck Master Pages
Creative Continuity with Master Pages
Creative Page Titles with FX

Lesson 24: Presentation Graphics

Create and manage attractive graphics through your Presentation/Pitch Deck Project.

Working with Object Styles
Formatting Text using Styles and Next Style
Creating a Gallery-Style TOC
Understanding Clippings Masks
Creating a Clipping Mask
Pitch Deck Tweaks
Exporting for PowerPoint, Web, PDF & Print

Lesson 25: Interactive Docs

Convert and Design your Presentation/Pitch Deck to be an Interactive Document for presentations and more.

Exploring Interactive PDFs
Create and manage Hyperlinks
Interactive In-Document Navigation
How to embed Video and Audio
Buttons and Forms menu
Testing & Exporting an Interactive PDF

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