InDesign Intermediate

Media Training
Course summary
2 days
449 GBP excl. VAT 299 - 449 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

InDesign Intermediate

Create more sophisticated documents in less time by building on your existing skills. Delve deeper and master time-saving automation tricks used by the pros.

This Adobe authorised course is for those with some existing InDesign experience who want to reach new levels of productivity.

The course will enable you to create complex and sophisticated documents harnessing the more advanced features and tools in Adobe InDesign.

The course covers text handling techniques, working with tables, using object libraries, InDesign's advanced transparency options and streamlining repetitive tasks.

You will also explore essential InDesign shortcuts, workflow management issues and receive hints and tips from experienced InDesign professionals.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • To fine-tune your text
  • Go further with graphics
  • Take full control of pages
  • Design with table
  • Change interface for workflow

Training Course Content

Rock InDesign like a boss:

  • Locate and tweak essential settings hidden in the Preferences
  • Customise the appearance and content of menus
  • Change InDesign's keyboard shortcuts and add new ones
  • Take charge of all those panels with workspace power tips
  • Use built-in automation scripts and add new ones (for free)

Finesse your text content:

  • Restyle specific words and phrases across hundreds of pages in a second
  • Access the full hidden character set of every font including accents, symbols and icons
  • Work with typographical glyphs, dashes and white spaces
  • Set up complex multi-style text formatting that works automatically
  • Master advanced formatting features such as paragraph shading, baseline alignment and column spanning
  • Simplify, customise and automate bulleted and numbered lists

Design with tables:

  • Insert tabular layouts with resizable rows and columns into any document and edit their content
  • Import spreadsheets from Microsoft Excel and continue working with them in InDesign
  • Restyle tables with fonts, colours and patterns, and even add graphics
  • Add, remove and re-arrange rows and columns at will
  • Flow tables across multiple pages with repeating headers and footers

Manage your design assets:

  • Use design industry colour references such as Pantone
  • Work with RGB, LAB and CMYK colours, including spot ink
  • Build re-usable and sharable libraries containing branded colours, type styles, graphics and layouts
  • Capture the visual style of anything in a layout and re-apply it anywhere with one click

Take full control of pages:

  • Automate complex documents with multiple master pages
  • Use different page sizes in the same document
  • Change page numbering and spread pagination anywhere in a document
  • Manage layout grids that automatically align text baselines

Go further with graphics:

  • Enable 'clipping path' cut-out graphics or create your own
  • Place multi-layered images or graphics and choose which layers to show
  • Create original graphics with shape and drawing tools
  • Apply advanced transparency effects and blending modes
  • Reposition graphics automatically when your text reflows
  • Make text roll along curves, turn corners and swerve into custom shapes

Produce better PDFs:

  • Ensure colour consistency between on-screen and print
  • Create custom 'preflight' checks to ensure clean and reliable output
  • Configure your own custom PDF presets for faster export
  • Make PDFs that your printing press people will love

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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Great new tips, answering questions, and handling my technical difficulties! Good break timings
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