Hands-on training in Adobe InDesign with a free 8 month retake policy. Taught by industry experts, out unparalleled classes are the best in the industry.
You are new to publishing and have not used Adobe InDesign before
Adobe InDesign Level 1: Fundamentals to Intermediate, explores the use of the most powerful desktop publishing program on the market. Students will use frames to place text and graphics, learn typography and paragraph formatting, and explore how to draw and manipulate objects and graphics.
You understand publishing and typography basics and have some exposure to InDesign
Adobe InDesign Level 1: *Accelerated Pace* for Current InDesign Users class is for students who have a knowledge of core InDesign concepts. The benefits of this course over the InDesign Level 1 class are that basic publishing concepts are not covered and when applicable, comparisons of InDesign to QuarkXPress are made.
Students have solid experience in Adobe InDesign and want to learn the advanced features
InDesign Level 2: Advanced Master Class is for those who want to take their InDesign skills to the next level. In addition, we will cover the new features of InDesign.
Learn to use the XML functions within InDesign for catalogs, business cards, or other data driven projects
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 product.
You are working in a collaborative editorial workflow and need to track content among coworkers
Explore workflow features and learn to organize, assign metadata and make your files more searchable in Bridge. Synchronize your files among those in a workgroup and track content amoung your coworkers and work with alternates and commenting.
Current Adobe InDesign users want to translate print publishing skills to creating and publishing eBooks with InDesign and Dreamweaver
Learn how to create and publish Adobe InDesign documents for ePub and mobile with InDesign and Dreamweaver. Understand the electronic workflow for publishing to iPad, Nook, Kindle, iPhone, Android and other mobile devices. Learn the differences between images for print versus web, font issues, CSS and more. *Students must have solid InDesign skills before taking the class.
Current Adobe InDesign users who want to create magazines for the iPad, Kindle Fire, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
Learn to create highly designed, immersive content for tablets and mobile with Adobe InDesign. Create complex documents such as magazines using this turnkey hosted service. See how magazines such as such as WIRED and The New Yorker have transitioned to iPad DPS apps with InDesign. Develop for both the iPad and mobile devices.
Current Adobe InDesign DPS users with some experience creating magazines for the iPad, Kindle Fire, Android and BlackBerry PlayBook tablets
In our DPS Advanced class we will take you to the next level in your understanding of digital magazine design and production. You will be lead through hands-on training to build an entire publication from scratch. You will learn how to put into action the skills you learned in our introductory class.
InDesign Interactive Level 1 is a 1 day class for current InDesign users wishing to transition from print to mobile devices. Students learn to use the interactive features in Adobe InDesign to incorporate interactive content such as animations, interactive navigation, rollover buttons, and page transitions. You will also learn to import audio and video, and export to both Flash and PDF files.
What type of Class do you Need?
Hands-On Classroom Training in Chicago
Our training center is in downtown Chicago in which each student is provided their own computer, Mac or Windows. Our Photoshop class size maxes out at 10 students, and include a free 8 month retake policy.
We also offer online training that you can participate in anywhere. Online classes follow the same teacher-student style, but you participate remotely. You can ask questions, and interact with other students the same way you would at our Chicago facility.
We also can send an instructor to your office and deliver customized Photoshop training. We are happy to incorporate any projects or files into the class. If you have a group, this can be more cost effective.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Adobe InDesign used for?
A: In a nutshell, InDesign is a desktop publishing application. It’s original purpose was designing for print i.e. leaflet/book/magazine layout and graphic design. It is considered the industry standard, replacing programs like Quark and PageMaker. However it is an incredibly versatile tool which has evolved over the years to allow for incorporation of XML data, the creation of eBooks and stand-alone digital publications (DPS).
Q: Why do my images look pixelated (blurry) in InDesign?
A: By default, when working in InDesign, the images you see in your document are a low-resolution preview. The purpose of this is to reduce strain on your computer’s processor and avoid slowing down performance. To make InDesign display your images in full resolution, simply go to View > Display Performance > High Quality Display.
Q: I am having problems selecting tools in InDesign.
A: This can be caused by a number of things, but is usually solved the same way. Quit InDesign, then hold down Command+Option+Shift+Control keys (Mac) or Ctrl+Alt+Shift keys (windows) while you launch InDesign again. Keep the keys held down until you see a notification asking to 'Delete InDesign Preferences File'. Release the keys and click Yes. InDesign will start up with all of your workspaces and global defaults restored to factory settings.