Adobe InDesign is an industry-leading layout and page design publishing software application for creating a wide range of professional-quality print and digital materials, including magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, interactive PDFs, and more. It is part of Adobe Creative Suite and is used by designers, publishers, marketers, and communication professionals. Possessing this highly marketable skill can be a valuable tool for anyone looking to learn a new skill or change careers. Having it on your resume can make you more attractive to potential employers.
InDesign is known for its advanced typography and layout capabilities. Features include paragraph and character styles, text wrap, threaded text frames, and multiple columns and grid support. It also supports advanced typography features such as OpenType fonts, ligatures, and hyphenation. InDesign is designed to work seamlessly with other Adobe applications, such as Photoshop and Illustrator, making it easy to incorporate graphics, images, and other elements into InDesign layouts. InDesign also includes built-in features for creating and editing tables, charts, and other data visualizations.
MicroTrain instructors have real-world experience in their fields, which can help you gain practical, hands-on knowledge relevant to your work. They offer flexible learning options, including live, instructor-led online training and day, evening, and weekend classes.
Who Benefits from Adobe InDesign Training?
- Graphic designers looking to expand their skill set and make them more competitive in the job market.
- Advertising or marketing professionals focused on improving their marketability, demonstrating their design skills, workflow efficiency, collaboration abilities, consistency in branding, and versatility, making them an asset to any team.
- Anyone looking to learn a new skill, regardless of their professional background. InDesign training can help you create professional-looking documents, presentations, and reports.
About this Course
This 3-day course provides students with a solid understanding of InDesign. You will learn about paragraph/character styles, colors, master pages, and create layouts with text, color, & graphics and learn practical skills by working on real projects such as books, magazines, and advertisements.
- Letter Creation
- Large Type Letter
- More Text Styling
- Magazine Ad
- Advanced Word Processing/Formatting
- 2-Page Magazine Ad
- Sporktown Brochure
- Professional Typesetting Techniques
- Drawing Bézier Curves
- Multiple Column Ad with Text Wrap
- Magazine Cover
- Style Sheets in a Magazine Article
- Anchored Frames
- Leaders Magazine: Master Pages & 1st Article
- Leaders Magazine—Libraries & More
- Leaders Magazine: Searches & Spell Check
- The Lawyer Joke Book: Setup
- The Lawyer Joke Book: Styling the Text
- Creating a Table of Contents
- Books: Creating
- Books: Auto Page Numbering
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Student Employment Success - Project/Process Manager
My Career Services Manager was very friendly and helpful and had excellent follow-up. She seemed to really care how things were going and kept me moving in the right direction. The resources available in job search were great and the visibility that there were jobs out there looking for my skillset was promising. Additionally, the training, as well as having an updated resume stating the Microtrain course work I had taken made me feel more confident and marketable as I looked for employment. It showed that I was dedicated and took project management and process management seriously.
Great class, loved the interaction and team-building exercises. Plenty of materials and learning tools supplied. Although it was a full week's class, never boring. Donna [Russell] was awesome and gave many supporting examples for better understanding.
Very thorough, good mix of lecture and lab work. Al is great! Keeps classes interesting and supplements required test material with need-to-know items from real world experience.
A Cisco Success Story
I attended a resume writing seminar & conducted mock phone interviews with a Microtrain career counselor. These two activities gave me a leg up on distinguishing myself from all the other people looking for work. Since the career counselor's at Microtrain had a track record of getting people hired, their insight and positive past experiences helped me tremendously in getting hired with a Cisco Voice Systems Integrator in the Chicago area. I was hired as a Cisco Voice Tech Engineer with a starting salary of $65,000 / year with a Cisco voice systems reseller located in the Chicagoland area. Microtrain was very instramental in making this a reality. From expediting my WIA grant, to providing excellent hands-on training from knowledgable instructors I was able to achieve becoming certified with my CCNP. Microtrain's career services was the final catalyst in connecting me with this company by communicating with them on my behalf and with me in setting up the interview. One week later and I was hired. No joke. Thanks Microtrain!
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