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Adobe InDesign Training in Chicago or Online

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign Level 1

This intensive InDesign training teaches you to create print and digital publications with InDesign. Create projects from scratch and learn about placing photos, drawing and manipulating objects theading text frames, paragraph and character styles and more.

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign Level 2

Explore the more advanced features in creating sophisticated documents for print, web and tablets. Learn more advanced styling such as nested styling, complex layout functionality and more. Prerequisite: InDesign Part 1 class or SOLID, daily working knowledge of InDesign.This class builds on concepts taught in the part 1 classes, and introduces new skills and shortcuts to the seasoned InDesign user.

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign/XML

This workshop is designed to teach current intermediate to advanced InDesign users how to use XML within InDesign for print and Web applications. You will learn how to create basic XML files and produce a variety of projects in InDesign, including: business cards, catalogs and direct mail postcards using XML data. Additionally, you will learn how to export existing InDesign layouts to XML for reuse on the Web and in other print applications. Please contact us regarding pricing and availability.


InDesign Interactive Courses for Apps & Digital Distribution

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign Interactive: Apps and HTML5 Publications

Learn to use the interactive tools in InDesign to create web apps/presentations/pages, ipad or tablet apps, interactive forms, interactive PDF files, export HTML5 from InDesign, Magazines and more. Learn to create buttons to show and hide content, create hyperlinks, slide shows, table of contents with text anchors, add animations and more. Understand the different types of interactive elements, like buttons and hyperlinks, and placing video and audio content – explore the many interactive features and how or if they export to the different platforms.

Learn the advantages and disadvantages between creating documents in these methods as opposed to using Adobe DPS (Digital Publishing Suite). Create a fillable form directly in InDesign: with text fields, checkboxes, drop-down menus, print, clear and submit buttons. Discuss costs of the different ways to export content out of InDesign to the various platforms.

Adobe InDesignAdobe InDesign ePUB: Creating and Publishing eBooks

Learn to use Adobe InDesign to create dynamic ePubs for eReaders including iPad and Kindle. Add interactivity to fixed layout EPUBs with slideshows, animations and trigger buttons. Set up paragraph and character styles, work with CSS. You will also learn how to work with XHTML, XML and CSS files.

Adobe InDesign Training Class

Adobe Indesign Training

Adobe InDesign is a publishing application to produce publications for web, print and digital. It is used to create brochures, catalogs, eBooks, apps and more. It closely integrates with Photoshop and Illustrator to incorporate graphics from each application.

I use Photoshop and Illustrator, do I need InDesign also?

InDesign is essential if you are creating a multi-page document or app. It does an excellent job of managing text, and is able to import graphics from Illustrator and Photoshop.

I’ve been using InDesign for a while, where should I start?

InDesign has changed quite a bit, so if you’re self-taught and haven’t kept up on all the latest tips, Level 1 is a good place to start. If you want to broaden your current skills, Level 2 looks at more advanced features of InDesign. Our InDesign Interactive and ePub classes enable you to create apps and digital publications.