Adobe InDesign Level I

at Manhattan Edit Workshop - Chelsea

Course Details
$1,095 6 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Jun 27, 10:00am - Jun 28, 6:00pm (2 sessions)

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Chelsea, Manhattan
119 W 23rd St Ste 700
Btw 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10011
Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this indesign class:

Our two day course will provide you with the core skills you need to make the most of this extremely powerful application.

Adobe InDesign software lets you focus on your layout, with the flexibility to publish your pages to a wide range of media. Whether you’re creating print or digital documents, you can save time with online services that integrate with and are directly accessible from InDesign, as well as other substantial productivity enhancements. Whether you need to reposition an image within a frame or change the radius of a rounded corner, InDesign helps you work more efficiently.

A robust set of new tools let designers create interactive documents that capture readers’ attention both online and offline. Now you can include complex interactivity, animation, flv video (a popular online video format), and mp3 audio files within InDesign documents. 

InDesign makes it easier to export documents in swf format, hand off layouts to Adobe flash® professional software, and produce epub documents for use with popular ebook readers and devices. InDesign has everything you need to lay out memorable and engaging pages in print or digital format. 

Who should attend:
Producers, editors, assistant editors and motion graphics artists interested in learning the basics of Adobe InDesign.

Basic MAC OS X Knowledge

Adobe InDesign: An Introduction of Adobe InDesign – Course Outline – (2 Days)

Introducing the Workspace
• Looking at the workspace
• Working with panels
• Customizing the workspace
• Changing the magnification of a document
• Navigating through a document
• Using context menus
• Modifying Interface preferences
• Exploring on your own

Getting to Know InDesign
• Viewing guides
• Preflighting as you work
• Adding text
• Working with styles
• Working with graphics
• Working with objects
• Working with object styles
• Viewing the document in Presentation mode
• Exploring on your own

Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
• Creating and saving custom document settings
• Creating a new document
• Switching between open InDesign documents
• Working with master pages
• Applying master pages to document pages
• Adding new document pages
• Rearranging and deleting document pages
• Changing the size of pages
• Adding sections to change page numbering
• Overriding master page items on document pages and placing text and
• Viewing the completed spread
• Exploring on your own

Working with Objects
• Working with layers
• Creating and modifying text frames
• Creating and modifying graphics frames
• Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
• Placing and linking graphics frames
• Changing the shape of a frame
• Wrapping text around a graphic
• Modifying the shape of frames
• Transforming and aligning objects
• Selecting and modifying grouped objects
• Creating a QR code
• Finishing up

Flowing Text
• Flowing text into an existing frame
• Flowing text manually
• Creating text frames while flowing text
• Flowing text automatically
• Creating threaded frames automatically
• Resizing text frames automatically
• Adding a jump line page number
• Exploring on your own

Editing Text

• Finding and changing a missing font
• Entering and importing text
• Finding and changing text and formatting
• Checking spelling
• Editing text by dragging and dropping
• Using the Story Editor
• Tracking changes

Working with Typography
• Adjusting vertical spacing
• Changing fonts and type styles
• Fine-tuning columns
• Changing paragraph alignment
• Creating a drop cap
• Adjusting letter and word spacing
• Adjusting line breaks
• Setting tabs
• Adding a rule above a paragraph

Working with Color

• Managing color
• Defining printing requirements
• Creating and applying colors
• Working with gradients
• Creating a tint
• Creating a spot color
• Applying colors to text and objects
• Using advanced gradient techniques

Working with Styles
• Creating and applying paragraph styles
• Creating and applying character styles
• Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
• Creating and applying object styles
• Creating and applying table and cell styles
• Globally updating styles
• Loading styles from another document

Importing and Modifying Graphics
• Adding graphics from other programs
• Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
• Managing links to imported files
• Updating revised graphics
• Adjusting display quality
• Working with clipping paths
• Working with alpha channels
• Importing native Adobe graphics files
• Using a library to manage objects
• Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Printing and Exporting
• Preflighting files
• Packaging files
• Creating an Adobe PDF proof

School Notes:

Once you have signed up for this class, please email [email protected] if you are signing up for personal improvement or for business and if the company will be paying for your tuition.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Rescheduling policy: Bookings transferred by the customer more than 14 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee. Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 0 to 14 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee. All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.

Cancellation/exclusion policy: Any student who cancels at least 7 days before the class should receive a 100% refund. If they cancel 0 - 6 days before the course, they should be charged a registration fee of 10% of the total course cost or $100, whichever amount would be less.

In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

Exclusion of a student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or the school. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.

Note: Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]


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