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InDesign Intro

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

Course description

InDesign Intro

Design stunning, polished documents like magazines, brochures, reports and more. Learn how professional designers produce industry standard work.

InDesign is the go-to software for anyone looking to create beautiful magazines, newsletters, reports and other publications.

This intro course is suitable for all and does not require any previous design experience. It is particularly popular with marketing and communications teams as well as freelancers and those working in the publishing industry.

This two-day Adobe authorised introductory course is designed to give you a comprehensive knowledge of Adobe InDesign and the confidence to create beautiful and effective page layouts.

The course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch and explores layout and typographical controls, working with layers and creating multipage documents.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Create documents from scratch
  • Integrate graphics, images and text
  • Work with multiple pages
  • Optimise work for print and web
  • Tips, shortcuts and good practice

Training Course Content

Get to grips with the essentials in no time:

  • Explore, adjust and personalise InDesign's interface to suit your work
  • Learn speed tips, shortcuts and good practice
  • Open existing InDesign documents and understand everything you see and how to edit it
  • Create InDesign documents of any size and any number of pages optimised for print, web or mobile devices

Manipulate text and typography:

  • Import text from Word and RTF files, or even type it in directly
  • Master InDesign's powerful typographical controls for styling text
  • Create your own custom type styles, use them in any document and update them instantly
  • Edit text like a pro with multilingual spell-check, Find/Change, Story Editor and other advanced features
  • Flow text around pictures and other shapes

Integrate pictures freely into layouts:

  • Import photos and graphics from a variety of file formats
  • Scale, fit, crop and transform images directly on the page
  • Update, replace and embed images, and find lost graphics
  • Keep track of image 'resolution' to ensure top quality results

Take full control of complex layouts:

  • Learn how to use rulers, guides, layers, and transform and alignment tools
  • Flow text across columns and from page to page, then change it all around as you wish
  • Add, delete and move pages; automate page numbering; and create your own 'master' templates to standardise your page designs

Create colours and graphical effects

  • Mix, apply and update your own branded colours and tints, and re-use them in any document
  • Understand and work with RGB and CMYK colours
  • Copy colours out of photos and produce your own beautiful colour themes
  • Play with transparency, drop shadows and other special visual effects
  • Build a custom library of layout designs, graphics, type styles and colours, and use them anywhere – even in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – or share them with your colleagues

Export to PDF, the web and more:

  • Turn your InDesign layouts into press-ready PDFs for your printer and ultra-compact PDFs optimised for your customers to download
  • Publish your InDesign layouts to the web instantly so they can be viewed by anyone using a web browser
  • Save your designs or even whole pages to JPG and PNG file formats for use on the web, social media, in-app content, etc

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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Average rating 4.8

Based on 1447 reviews.

Quanta Dialysis Technologies
Kate was a fantastic course leader, really calm and clear and made things really easy to follow
King's College London
I was really impressed with how well Kate showed us everything remotely!
Oxford Bus Company
Kate was very knowledgeable and willing to answer all questions
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