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Adobe Indesign Introduction

This course is for people with minimal experience using InDesign who would like to learn how to create printed published documents.

2 days course
4.51  (204 reviews)
What you will learn:
  • Set up new document attributes
  • Create text frames and format text with character and paragraph commands
  • Place text and images onto the page
  • Work with colour, applying fill and stroke attributes to objects
  • Create, manipulate and arrange basic shapes
  • Prepare publications for press
What you'll get:
Post course support
Capped class sizes
Course prerequisites

Participants will need to be familiar with Windows or Mac OS and have an understanding of page layout programs.

Do I need to bring my own laptop?

Participants are not required to bring their own laptops as our dedicated computer training labs are equipped with the programs and files you will need access to on your training day.

Topics covered in this training course
  • Opening a publication
  • Changing views
  • The toolbox and tools
  • Using default colours
  • Restoring colours
  • Reversing colours
  • Applying a colour
  • Moving between pages
  • Editing text
  • Finding and changing text
  • Using the story editor
  • Previewing your document
  • Printing your document
  • Changing font type and size
  • Changing leading
  • Aligning text
  • Hyphenating text
  • Working with bullets
  • Manipulate tracking and kearning
  • Copying type attributes
  • Basic text frames
  • Text threads
  • Deleting a text box
  • Threading text
  • Columns within a text box
  • Placing text
  • Place an image
  • Adding borders and fill
  • Restoring default colours
  • Applying colours
  • Accessing a template
  • Applying paragraph styles
  • Using object styles
  • Applying colours
  • Identifying the purpose
  • Identifying the audience
  • Determine printing requirements
  • Design elements – connecting, contrast, repetition, alignment
  • Working with images
  • Design the flyer
  • Placing a graphic
  • Resizing a graphic
  • Rotating a graphic
  • Deleting a graphic
  • Linking and embedding images
  • Clipping paths
  • Send to back
  • Bring to front
  • Aligning and distributing elements
  • Creating and manipulating swatches
  • Using a swatch library
  • Selecting colours with the eyedropper
  • Applying gradients and tints
  • Setting up tabs
  • Aligning tabs
  • Setting indents
  • Creating a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating and applying styles
  • Editing styles
  • Loading styles from other documents
  • Object styles
  • Inserting and deleting pages
  • Master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Create a package
  • Create a PDF
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from 204 reviews
“Great structure, just the right detail. Overall happy. Thank you Annie!”
Annika, May 2019
“Very knowledgeable instructor. Very enthusiastic and engaging.”
Oliver, May 2019
“Annie was lovely and very knowledgeable. ”
Kelly, May 2019
“The trainer Katherine was excellent and was able to teach additional knowledge based on questions of the class that was not covered in the structure.”
Joey, May 2019