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Adobe InDesign®

InDesign is the new standard in professional layout and design software, delivering faster production workflows and a fluid creative environment for designing professional layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. PubCom is currently offering the following InDesign classes:

InDesign Basics — Level 1
With Bevi Chagnon

This basic introduction to Adobe InDesign teaches you how to create desktop publishing projects from start to finish making master pages, creating stylesheets for formatting text, importing text and graphics, setting up printing ink colors, preflighting, exporting press-quality and web-quality PDFs, and packaging files for the service bureau. Bevi also slips in a lot of graphic design concepts and guidelines, too.

This class is for beginners who may or may not have previous experience with another desktop publishing program, or who might have rusty DTP skills. By the end of the class, you will have completed at least one flyer and a multi-page booklet.

InDesign Basics — Level 1
Instructor: Bevi Chagnon
When: TBA
Length: 2 days
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm + extended lab time
Where: PubCom's training lab in Takoma Park
Platforms: Windows and Mac logosWindows and Mac
CEUs: 1.2 CEUs, certificate awarded
Books: Textbook and PubCom's workbook
Fee: $795
Registration: •> Register for classroom or live-online attendance
  •> Download our registration form
  •> More details about registration
Discounts: •> Returning students and groups, email us for registration codes.
GOVT: •> Email us for our government price code and payment options.

InDesign Intermediate — Level 2

This is an intensive, one-day hands-on class in the most important advanced features for long documents, including multi-chapter books, long documents, pagination, tables, indexes, tables of content, and templates. By the end of the class, you will have completed a multi-chapter book with the above features.

This class is only for experienced InDesign users who have either completed PubCom's InDesign Basics or InDesign...Quick! class, or who have equivalent experience: as a pre-requisite, you must be able to create a basic document —including master pages, paragraph stylesheets, and character stylesheets — from scratch.

InDesign Intermediate — Level 2
Instructor: Bevi Chagnon
When: TBA
Length: 2 days
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm + extended lab time
Where: PubCom's training lab in Takoma Park
Platforms: Windows and Mac logosWindows and Mac
CEUs: 1.2 CEUs, certificate awarded
Books: Textbook and PubCom's workbook
Fee: $795
Registration: •> Register for classroom or live-online attendance
  •> Download our registration form
  •> More details about registration
Discounts: •> Returning students and groups, email us for registration codes.
GOVT: •> Email us for our government price code and payment options.

Creative InDesign

Master Class with BeviThis is Bevi Chagnon's fun, eclectic hands-on class in how to do fancy designer tricks and special effects in InDesign. She'll demo the steps and give handouts with detailed how-to's so you'll be able to replicate these tricks when you're back at your desk. As usual, Bevi will also include the technicalities you need to know to ensure that your files fly smoothly through your service bureau's RIP and imagesetter. By the end of the class, you will have created a whole bunch of cool stuff and will be inspired to include them in your next projects.

This class is only for experienced InDesign users who have either completed PubCom's InDesign Basics or InDesign — Quick! class, or who have equivalent experience. You must be able to create a basic document — including master pages, paragraph stylesheets, and character stylesheets — from scratch.

Creative InDesign — Master Design Class
Instructor: Bevi Chagnon
When: TBA
Length: 1 day
Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm + extended lab time
Where: PubCom's training lab in Takoma Park
Platforms: Windows and Mac logosWindows and Mac
CEUs: 0.6 CEUs, certificate awarded
Books: Textbook and PubCom's workbook
Fee: $495
Registration: •> Online registion
  •> Download our registration form
  •> More details about registration
Discounts: •> Returning students and groups, email us for registration information
GOVT: •> Email us for our government price schedule and registration form.

Instructor

Adobe Certified Expert logoBevi Chagnon is not only an award-winning publications designer, she's an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) for InDesign — so you know you'll receive superior training in her classes.

Working in digital media since the early 1980s, when the first primitive desktop publishing applications were developed, Bevi describes herself as being in "pig heaven" every time she teaches a class that demystifies fancy technologies and helps people put them to work.

Extended Lab Time

PubCom's hands-on computer classes include self-paced practice time after class, from 4 - 5pm. Although our instructors are available for assistance, the extended lab period is intended to give you a chance to practice what was covered in class, delve into additional topics, and hone your skills in the software.

 

Want to save time and money at the printer?

Check out PubCom's
•> Perfect Files for Print & Press series — with Bevi Chagnon

•> Perfect Printing series — with Les Greenberg

 

On site group classes

We can bring any of our classes and seminars to your place.

•> Ask for our group price schedule.

Classes can be customized for your specific publications and website needs, and follow-up consulting and technical support is also available.