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Adobe InDesign Training Course - Introduction

Adobe InDesign Training onsite in Derby, Midlands & UK -



£275 inc VAT
Or £45.83/mo. for 6 months...
Study method
6 hours · Full-time
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students


This is an onsite Adobe Indesign Training Course - ideal for beginners or anyone looking to update their skills.

It is available as a one to one session or for small company groups. It is also available as a one to one session online with a live instructor.

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Adobe InDesign

You will learn how the InDesign workspace, panels, tool box and properties panel work and find out how to navigate the software.

This has a hands on approach showing you how to design, create and produce a variety of different layouts and spreads during your training. These usually consist of flyers, magazines, newsletters, marketing materials and social media images.

You are quite welcome to bring along your own images, logos and files to work with during the course.

Design Principles

  • We cover the the basics of professional and accurate design during the training. We will set up and work with grids* and understand why they are so important to use when designing documents.
  • Learn how colour works and set a colour theme for documents
  • Decide on typefaces, apply and understand the basic principles of type

Adobe InDesign Interface

  • Change InDesign Workspaces & create your own
  • Select, change and use the tools in the Toolbox
  • Work with Properties / Control Bar
  • Window Menu and Panels
  • Preferences

InDesign Document Setup

Setup your own documents from scratch.

  • New Document
  • Printers Marks, (Bleed, Slug etc)
  • Print, Saved, Web Tabs

Adobe InDesign Toolbox

In the Toolbox are tools such as selection tools, Type Tool to create your text amidst others needed to work on InDesign pages

  • Set Toolbox options
  • Work through the InDesign Tools
  • Select /Direct Select Tools
  • Gap Tool, Type Tool, Line Tool
  • Frame Tool /Shape Tool
  • Gradient Feather /Gradient Swatch Tools

Adobe Frames

  • Work with Text Frames
  • Flow Text between Frames /Pages
  • Fill & Stroke
  • Working with Frames
  • Corner Options
  • Adjusting Shapes

Adobe InDesign Pages Panel

  • Adjust Layout (2019 style)
  • Changing Page Attributes
  • Master Pages & None Master Pages
  • Understanding Spreads

InDesign Colour & Swatches

Find out how to mix, match and colour in InDesign using these panels. Understand the correct colour model and process to export accurate colour to print.

  • Colour Panel
  • Matching Colour
  • Spot /Process /Pantones
  • Creating & Editing Swatches
  • Working with Tints
  • Creating & Editing Gradients
  • Fill & Stroke Colours

Adobe InDesign Layout

You will find out the principles of grid layout in design by working with Margin & Column Guides to produce accurate and professional spreads.

  • Align /Pathfinder /Transform
  • Margins /Columns /Ruler Guides
  • Smart Guides /Snap to Grid

Layers Panel

  • Why use Layers in InDesign?
  • Create New, Rename, Hide Layers
  • Shuffle Layers

InDesign Type

  • Placing Text
  • Working with Text
  • Text Flow
  • Leading, Tracking & Kerning
  • Glyphs, Special Characters
  • Hypenation & Auto-Hyphenation

InDesign Styles

  • Character Styles
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Applying Styles
  • Editing Styles

InDesign Graphics

  • Working with Graphics
  • Placing Graphics
  • Links Panel
  • InDesign Fitting Options
  • Exporting Graphics

InDesign Text Wrapping

  • Wrap Text to Graphic
  • Text Wrapping Options
  • Wrap around Bounding Box /Wrap around Object
  • Clipping Path /Clipping Path Options

Print & Publish

  • Print
  • Send to Professional Printer
  • Export to PDF
  • PDF Presets

Who is this course for?

This is perfect for those with little to zero skills in InDesign.


Apart from being able to use a MAC /PC there are no formal requirements for this course.

Career path

InDesign is so useful in most walks of life especially those where crisp, professional and elegant layouts are required. It already is a prerequisite on many CV's.

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Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included


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