Adobe InDesign

Duration: 2 days

Our Adobe InDesign course shows techniques to confidently create and modify existing InDesign documents, design and edit styles and master pages, work with tables and use InDesign’s drawing tools.

This course is designed for new users of InDesign or those who have dabbled and can create basic documents. Our course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to navigate your way around this powerful program.

By the end of the course you will be able to be:

  • Navigate within Indesign
  • Create and modify InDesign documents
  • Edit and format text
  • Use the InDesign graphics tools
  • Manipulate text by applying styles
  • Work with text and text frames
  • Insert and edit tables
  • Create and use master pages
  • Use the extensive range of drawing tools
  • Work with layers
  • Use preflight and package for printing
  • Work with menus, panels and workspaces
  • Create and save new files
  • Navigate between pages and spreads
  • Selecting different tools
  • Showing and hiding guides
  • Cut, copy and paste text
  • Use the spelling checker and dynamic spelling
  • Use Find and Change
  • Inserting special characters
  • Using the Glyphs panel
  • Using the Story Editor
  • Importing a text file
  • Apply paragraph and character formatting and styles
  • Working with guides and Smart Guides
  • Resizing and repositioning frames
  • Rotating frames
  • Locking objects
  • Using Align and Distribute
  • Working with Images
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting commands
  • Apply text wrap to images
  • Import images
  • Work with the links panel
  • Change the image display performance
  • Loading multiple images
  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Image import options
  • Working with Layout and Master Pages
  • Insert, move and delete pages
  • Set a file for print
  • Export to PDF
  • Create text frames
  • Thread/unthread stories
  • Set text frame options
  • Text import options
  • Create and edit paragraph and character styles
  • Load text styles from document to document
  • Insert, edit and format tables
  • Import data from Excel
  • Work with master pages
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Overriding master page items
  • Loading masters pages from document to document
  • Draw simple shapes
  • Use the pen tool to adjust shapes
  • Work with colour, colour tints, Gradients and Swatches
  • Sample colour from images
  • Adjust shapes with the Pathfinder panel
  • Create frames and shapes with the Gridify command
  • Corner effects
  • Add a drop shadow
  • Apply basic feathering
  • Apply paragraph and character formatting and styles
  • Create and apply object styles
  • Load object styles from document to document
  • The concept of layers
  • Create new layers
  • Move items between layers
  • Show and hide different layers
  • Change the order of layers
  • Using the preflight panel
  • Packaging for print
we can design bespoke programmes too


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