Adobe InDesign Workshop

April 02, 2020
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

332 E. 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Event Details
We’re bringing Claudia McCue into town for this highly sought after training experience. You won’t want to miss it! Invest in training that is relevant to your day-to-day job responsibilities. Learn the application features specific to the A/E/C industry for documents, proposals, and marketing collateral without wasting time learning functions you won’t use. Claudia McCue will show you the tips and tricks needed to make your document creation process better and faster in just a few easy steps. In this fun and informative workshop, you will gain tips and techniques for dealing with some of the most common InDesign questions. Learn the program features that are relevant to your work:

  • A $650 value offered at a discounted rate
  • Realistic training for real-world application
  • Hands-on training specific to the A/E/C industry–participants are encouraged to bring their laptops so they can work along (documents will be provided to registrants prior to the event)
  • Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced sessions–come for one or both!

Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)

  • Setting up InDesign defaults (never see picas again!)
  • Basic document setup, including bleed
  • Understanding frames
  • Importing and transforming graphics
  • Display options
  • Importing and flowing text
  • Using “Import Options” to control Word and Excel import
  • Find/change
  • Spell check
  • Creating swatches (and understanding spot colors)
  • Creating and using Paragraph Styles
  • Creating and using Character Styles
  • Importing Styles
  • Simple but interesting visual effects
  • Understanding layers
  • Why you need to know a bit about Photoshop and Illustrator (in self-defense)
  • Using Preflight
  • Packaging files
  • Creating PDFs for print


Session 2 (Advanced)

  • Understanding how to master pages work
  • Creating a template file
  • Creating sections for different numbering styles (e.g. i, ii, iii, then 1, 2, 3...)
  • Bulleted lists (and how to create custom bullets)
  • Numbered lists (and how to handle double-digit lists)
  • Nested paragraph styles
  • Multiple columns: two approaches
  • Span/split columns
  • Anchored graphics
  • Creating and editing tables
  • Table and cell styles
  • Great trick for creating 3-panel folding brochures
  • Adding interactivity


Claudia McCue
Adobe Certified Instructor: Print Specialist | Practicalia

Claudia McCue is the author of the book "Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud," and the presenter for a number of print-related Learning courses, including “Learning Print Production,” “InDesign for the In-House Designer,” and “Acrobat Pro DC Essentials.”

After more than 25 years in real-world print production, she now teaches creatives, marketers, and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves (or their printers). Claudia is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. 

She has delivered training for a wide range of clients, including the Centers For Disease Control, The Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, MTV Networks, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

Twitter: @claudiamccue

7:30 - 8:00AM | Light Breakfast + Networking
8:00 AM - 12:00PM | Session 1 (Beginner/Intermediate)
12:00 - 1:00PM | Lunch + Networking
1:00 - 5:00PM | Session 2 (Advanced)

*A light breakfast will be provided prior to the morning program. Lunch will be provided to all registered participants. If only attending the afternoon program, please note that lunch begins promptly at noon.


$150.00 SMPS Member | One Session

$200.00 SMPS Member | Both Sessions

$250.00 Non-Member | One Session

$300.00 Non-Member | Both Sessions

$75.00 Student | One Session

$100.00 Student | Both Sessions