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Getting Started with InDesign

Get started with Adobe InDesign, setting up documents for consistent layout. Work with typography and graphics to create amazing content.

About this Event

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard desktop publishing program, used for everything from print production to digital publishing. On this course you will learn to use InDesign to combine text, images, and other content into a polished product ready for publishing.

You will explore how InDesign allows for a variety of digital publication methods ranging from interactive PDFs to full-fledged tablet applications.

This is an introductory level course.

What you get

  • Class size kept to a maximum of 10 participants.
  • Average class is 4-6 people.
  • Qualified, experienced and approachable facilitators.
  • Training materials and take away practice files.
  • Lifetime post course support.

We encourage you to bring along your own laptop so you are familiar with its layout and functionality. If you do not have a laptop, we can supply one on the training day.

Getting Started with InDesign Course Content

InDesign Essentials

  • The InDesign Interface
  • Understanding Panels
  • Displaying and Hiding Rulers
  • Displaying, Hiding & Docking Panels
  • Using the Hand & Zoom Tools
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Working With Workspaces
  • Creating a Custom Workspace

Laying Out Pages

  • Creating a New Document
  • Adjusting Margins & Columns
  • Smart Guides & Smart Spacing
  • Using Shortcuts
  • Using Rulers, Grids and Guides

Working with Layers

  • Creating a New Layer
  • Naming Layers
  • Assigning Objects to Layers
  • Reordering Layers
  • Hiding and Viewing Layers

 Working with Text

  • Entering Text
  • Selecting and Editing Text
  • Handling Missing Fonts

Formatting Text

  • Character Level Formatting
  • Paragraph Level Formatting

Working with Graphics

  • Different File Formats
  • Placing Multiple Graphics
  • Wrapping Text Around Images
  • Understanding Fitting Options

Placing Text in InDesign

  • Threading and Unthreading frames
  • The Auto-Fit Text Function
  • Flowing Text through Frames

Working with Styles

  • Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Creating, Editing and Applying Styles
  • Creating and Applying Object Styles

Understanding Colour

  • Spot and Process Colours
  • Using Stroke and Fill
  • Creating Tints
  • Sampling Colours from Images

Exporting, Printing & Saving

  • Saving InDesign Files
  • Exporting as a PDF
  • Using Live PreFlight
  • Packaging Files for Hand Off

If you need to book a course after the ticket sales have closed, please get in touch and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

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Due to COVID-19 some events may be operating differently than planned.
Please contact the event organiser directly to confirm.

Category Business

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