Determining the best InDesign course
For help deciding which InDesign course to take or how to best learn InDesign, contact us for guidance in selecting the best InDesign course for your needs, or take our free online InDesign skills assessment.
What you'll learn with InDesign courses
Participants in Adobe InDesign classes learn skills for designing digital and print layouts, with InDesign courses for beginners through experienced users. Learn InDesign for creating flyers, brochures, magazines, newsletters, books, catalogs and newspapers.
Beginner InDesign Courses
In beginner InDesign courses participants learn to create page layouts of various sizes and for online and print use. Learn the essentials for importing text and graphics into a layout, and precisely controlling their position using InDesign’s many capabilities to control and organize content. Participants learn the basics of InDesign layers, master pages, and styles for working efficiently and keeping documents professional and consistent. Participants also learn to print and generate PDF files.
Intermediate InDesign Courses
In the intermediate InDesign classes, learn to work with tables, more advanced styles and layers, as well as advanced options when importing files and creating tables. More advanced color options, and integration with Photoshop and Illustrator are also covered. The ability to create a consistent set of printing and PDF rules is also a part of the intermediate InDesign course.
Advanced InDesign Courses
The advanced InDesign courses teach advanced layout techniques, advanced use of master pages, advanced find and change capabilities, and the advanced use of color, printing, exporting, data merge, and interactive document creation. Class participants learn to create interactive InDesign documents including adding audio, video, and multiple digital distribution options.
Corporate InDesign Training
If your company, group, or organization are looking to learn InDesign, AGI offers custom classes that can be tailored for your group or organization. The course content and curriculum are tailored specifically to the needs of your organization, and can include content from any level of the InDesign courses, or materials developed specifically for your group.
Private InDesign Courses
If you are looking for a private InDesign course for yourself or your group, any InDesign class can be delivered as a private InDesign course for an individual or group. Complete the contact form for private InDesign training or call 781-376-6044 to schedule a private InDesign course for you or your group.
You can learn more about the best InDesign classes to meet your learning objectives and budget.
InDesign Courses GSA
American Graphics Institute offers InDesign Classes under GSA contract 47QTCA19D003Y. As a GSA contract holder, InDesign training GSA pricing for federal agencies is available for both private and public InDesign workshops and courses. Contact an American Graphics Institute representative for additional information or to register.
Night and Weekend InDesign Courses
In addition to our many weekday classes, American Graphics Institute also offers weekend and night InDesign courses. These options are listed within the course schedules listed above, or contact AGI for upcoming night and weekend dates.
You can find InDesign classes near you with live InDesign courses nearby, as well as live online InDesign classes you can join from your home or office. AGI also offers instructors that come to your location, making it easy to schedule InDesign training near you. With InDesign training available in many cities, various options for training, classes, and workshops, AGI helps you to choose the best options for learning InDesign that meets your location, schedule, learning preference, and budget while receiving training near you.
The benefits of learning InDesign
It is useful to learn InDesign because it is the standard software tool used by graphic designers, marketing professionals, and those working in communications and design roles. InDesign is the professional tool for creating flyers, brochures, magazines, books, marketing collateral, and any type of layout for print or digital distribution. You should learn InDesign if you need to create professional documents including:
InDesign is used to create professional print and digital designs and can be used and purchased on its own or it can be integrated with Photoshop and Illustrator, which are available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Learn about how InDesign training helps you.
Learn InDesign for a New Career
Learning InDesign can serve as a starting point for a design career, although InDesign skills are only one part of what is needed for a career. Design careers require a well rounded set of skills including an understanding of graphic design principles along with related Creative Cloud skills such as Photoshop and Illustrator. Marketing and communications roles that use InDesign will also require skills in communications and analytics as well.
Careers that use InDesign
There are many jobs and careers that use InDesign including:
Because InDesign is used for graphic design, corporate communications, and marketing documents, it is used across a wide variety of professions, industries, and roles. You can read more regarding what is InDesign.
Become a Graphic Designer by learning InDesign
Learning InDesign is one of the skills needed to become a graphic designer. A graphic designer uses InDesign to produce posters, bus wraps, billboards, pamphlets, advertisements, window displays, menus, advertisements, and a range of content that is distributed visually.
Graphic designers also are charged with preparing ideas, refining them through the editing process, and presenting them to clients and colleagues. Because the graphic design process is iterative and often collaborative, InDesign skills need to be combined with skills in communication, team work, and collaboration.
Graphic designers that use InDesign are more than just visual storytellers, as they need to achieve the objectives of clients who are often looking to communicate, brand, and sell. A successful graphic designer ensures a client’s vision is incorporated and that the client goals are met.
The average salary for a graphic designer is between $45,000 per year and $49,000 per year based upon information from indeed.com and glassdoor.com.
Along with learning InDesign, AGI also offers a dedicated graphic design fundamentals course to learn foundational skills for making all of your designs look great, or you can learn more about becoming a graphic designer.
Adobe InDesign is a professional level desktop publishing tool used for creating flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, and books. Documents created with InDesign can be shared in digital and print formats. Learn more about Adobe InDesign by reading the detailed article What is InDesign.
InDesign for High School Students
Adobe InDesign is great for high school students to learn, especially for those interested in pursuing studies or a career in graphic design or visual design. The graphic design programs for high school students provide an opportunity for high school students to learn InDesign and other related skills.
InDesign Courses FAQ
Because there are many options for learning InDesign you may have questions. We have assembled a list of InDesign course FAQ here along with answers:
Can you teach yourself InDesign
While you can teach yourself InDesign using InDesign tutorials and InDesign books, the fastest way to learn InDesign is through InDesign courses. For more details read the best ways to learn InDesign.
How do I become certified in InDesign
You can become certified in InDesign through the independent InDesign certification exam available from your home or office, or through the Adobe Certified Expert exam program which requires you to visit a testing center. For complete details see how to become InDesign certified.
How long are InDesign courses and training
InDesign courses are typically two-days for those gaining essential skills to use the program comfortably. An entire course of study to become an advanced user requires an additional four days of training to complete a series of three InDesign classes: introduction, intermediate, and advanced, or can be achieved with one or more years of using InDesign.
Are online InDesign courses better than in-person InDesign classes
The live online InDesign classes are led by the same instructors that lead in-person InDesign courses. The online class format allows participants to join into a live class that they might not be able to otherwise attend due to distance or travel time and cost.
If I’ve used InDesign before, do I still need an introductory course?
The introductory InDesign course is the best place for those with no formal training to start their learning. The introduction to InDesign class provides a solid foundation in the core skills necessary for using InDesign efficiently including styles, master pages, layers, and overall document construction.
When can I take InDesign classes
Live Adobe InDesign classes are available monthly, with classes enrolling every 30 days for both live online and live in-person InDesign courses.
Will learning InDesign help me get a job
InDesign is a good foundational skill for gaining work in a design, communications, or marketing role. InDesign is one of many skills that is required for most roles, and should be learned as part of the range of skills that are necessary to get a job in the fields of graphic design, marketing, or communications.
How much do InDesign courses cost
InDesign training costs between $495 and $695 for most introductory courses led by a live instructor at a credible school such as American Graphics Institute.
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