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InDesign Training Class - Advanced

Advanced InDesign Training Class Length: 2 days

This Adobe InDesign training course is for you if you understand the basics of InDesign and want to master the application, improve your skills, and increase your productivity. This is the highest-level of our InDesign classes, and helps you master the text-handling capabilities of InDesign, the advanced features, document layout and template building, long document features, and the essentials of InDesign’s XML capabilities. You will also discover how to create interactive documents for online distribution. This class covers content that applies for InDesign CC and InDesign CS6 , but can be adapted for earlier versions of InDesign.

All our regularly schedule InDesign training sessions in our classrooms include a live instructor in the same classroom with you. We also offer live online training if you can't make it to our classrooms, or if you wish to schedule a private InDesign training session, you can contact AGI.

InDesign Training Class - Advanced 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 - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
InDesign Training Class - Advanced
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Class: Complete Topics Covered

InDesign Productivity Enhancers

  • Customizing keyboard shortcuts
  • Using Smart Guides
  • Importing and pasting text
  • Using the Eyedropper on text
  • Applying styles efficiently
  • Nested and next styles
  • Updating styled text
  • Using libraries and snippets
  • Enabling Layout Adjustment
  • Proportionally placing graphics

Helpful Preferences

  • Applying leading to entire paragraphs
  • Enabling Smart Text Reflow
  • Controlling text wrap
  • Setting up a baseline grid
  • Changing units and increments
  • Choosing the appearance of black
  • Viewing and changing the baseline grid
  • Restoring preferences and defaults
  • Resetting warning boxes
  • Clipboard Handling

Building InDesign Templates

  • Advantages of template use
  • Creating a template layer
  • Loading swatches
  • Loading styles
  • Creating master pages
  • Basing masters
  • Overriding and detaching master objects
  • Creating styles
  • Basing styles
  • Clearing style overrides

Using Color and Transparency in InDesign

  • Adjusting gradients
  • Using the Eyedropper with colors
  • Copying swatches between documents
  • Previewing color separations
  • Connecting effects and transparency
  • Feathering graphic margins
  • Blending mode options
  • Solving printing issues
  • Transparency flattener options
  • Understanding stitching

Working with Long Documents using InDesign

  • Combining files into books
  • Setting the page order
  • Creating a table of contents
  • Specifying a style source
  • Synchronizing long documents
  • Creating an index
  • Adding topics and cross-references
  • Generating an index
  • Exporting a book file
  • Print Booklet

Harnessing InDesign's XML capabilities

  • Viewing XML
  • Importing XML tags
  • Applying tags to text
  • Applying tags to graphic
  • Using the Structure pane
  • Exporting a document to XML
  • Importing XML data
  • Mapping tags to styles and styles to tags
  • Understanding DTD files
  • Validating XML structure

Using InDesign Data Merge

  • Merging steps
  • Choosing a data source
  • Inserting a text data field
  • Adding image fields
  • Previewing records
  • Updating data fields
  • Removing data fields
  • Replacing data fields
  • Merging records
  • Using data fields on master pages

Creating Interactive Documents using InDesign

  • Adding TOC bookmarks
  • Arranging, grouping and sorting bookmarks
  • Creating a hyperlink
  • Creating a button
  • Action types
  • Changing button appearance
  • Adding a movies or sound
  • Choosing a poster frame
  • Changing movie options
  • Selecting an Acrobat format

 

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Class: Prerequisites

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

If you are looking to use InDesign as part of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, see our Adobe DPS training class details.

Advanced Adobe InDesign Training Class: Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive InDesign course manual for this class developed by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors that have created many of the official InDesign training guides and books for Adobe Systems, including more than 10 books on Adobe InDesign. This includes the InDesign Digital Classroom for versions CC, CS6, and CS5. You can view our InDesign tutorials as examples of the training materials created by our instructors.

Advanced InDesign Class
Move from proficiency to mastery with this advanced InDesign course, created for designers ready to explore the depths of InDesign's capabilities. Learn templates, advanced color features, interactive documents, and digital publishing options in this InDesign class.

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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.