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Adobe InDesign CC : Introduction

  1065 reviews

Two Day Course


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.

Day one of the course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch. Day two explores more advanced layout and typographical controls, clipping paths, working with layers and creating multipage documents. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Day one
    The InDesign interface
    • InDesign preferences
    • Creating a new document
    • Creating and using frames
    • Setting tool defaults
    • Using shortcuts

    Working with text
    • Placing text
    • Selecting and editing text
    • Handling missing fonts
    • The Font Favourites feature
    • Using the Content Indicator

    Formatting copy
    • Character-level formatting
    • Paragraph-level formatting
    • Using the Eyedropper tool

    Working with styles
    • Character and paragraph styles
    • Creating styles
    • Editing and applying styles
    • Creating and applying object styles
    • Loading attributes from other documents

    Working with graphics
    • Different file formats
    • Placing multiple graphics
    • Wrapping text around images
    • Understanding fitting options
    • Sizing images with Auto-fit
    • Smart guides and smart spacing
    • The Effects panel
    • Creating gradients
    • Setting up an Object library

    Layout controls
    • Understanding the notion of Gridify
    • Working with the Gap tool
    • Using the Align panel
    • Selecting, arranging and grouping objects

    Understanding colour
    • Spot and process colours
    • Using stroke and fill options
    • Creating tints
    • Sampling colours from images

    Laying out pages accurately
    • Using rulers, grids and guides
    • Working with layers

    Questions and answers
  • Day two
    Multi-page documents
    • Using the Pages panel
    • Targeting pages and spreads

    Editing copy
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Using Find/Change
    • Using the Spell Checker

    Working with transparency
    • Creating drop shadows
    • A look at Blending modes
    • The Flattener Preview panels

    Transforming objects
    • Scaling objects vs contents
    • Transforming objects
    • Grouping and ungrouping

    Finessing text content
    • Threading and unthreading frames
    • The Auto-Fit text function
    • Flowing text through frames
    • Text frame options
    • Multi-column text frames
    • Allowing text to flow across columns

    Working with Master Pages
    • Creating and editing Masters
    • Applying Master Pages
    • Auto-numbering pages
    • Adjusting margins and columns
    • Numbering and Section options

    Combining text and graphics
    • Image import options
    • Images with clipping paths
    • Creating a new clipping path
    • Removing image backgrounds
    • Tolerance and threshold options

    Exporting and printing
    • Exporting as a PDF
    • Using Live PreFlight
    • Anticipating potential problems
    • Packaging files for handoff

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 9225 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed9225
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

  Recent Feedback

"Good group and relaxed atmosphere"

"Small groups, knowledgable trainer and great lunch "

"welcoming, helpful and attentive, GREAT teaching and this experience has encouraged me to come back. "

"Pace of training was ideal"

"Good course"


"Organised, friendly, course content and speed of each topic was great. Example exercises were very good. "

"Kate was calm, patient and understanding, and the exercises were really helpful in making sure that all the information was properly drilled in. Excellent lunch and tea and coffee breaks. Thanks. "

"Overall, I have learnt a lot and am sure the knowledge i've gained will help me immensely once i'm back at work."

"ensuring that we learned in a friendly, laid back environment that was easy to use "

"Everything was great, the course was really informative and relevant for me, our trainer was great and the atmosphere was friendly and enjoyable. "

"Great course."

"Everything! Kate was great and repeated anything we asked for. I haven't had a chance to look at the additional notes you offer - as it's a lot of information to take in I'm sure I'll need them so hopefully they're informative! I'm sure they will be as everything has been great. Thanks!! "

"Everything was explained very clearly and the whole course was extremely easy to follow. "

"overall, an excellent environment and an enjoyable, fun course"

"Matt explained everything clearly and thoroughly"

"Very good course, ran at a good pace."

"Friendly and approachable trainer who was very knowledgeable and happy to help in any way. Great pace."

"Really nice training space and team. Liked the small class and liked the natural training style from Kate. It didn't feel like we were being lectured. Liked how we did lots of examples and practices. "

"Our trainer Kate was amazing! Very informative, very patient and Kate really boosted my confidence when using INDESIGN. "

"Very approachable friendly atmosphere, great group sizes, much smaller than I had expected which was a great surprise. "

"Informative training - Good food and snacks"

"Being patient and providing informative training. It was really beneficial that we got regular breaks as my mind remained engaged throughout"

"Really engaging and personable. Instantly felt comfortable and like I could ask stupid questions!"

"The environment was lovely to work in and the staff and trainer (Kate) were really attentive and friendly. Great building! Kate was also very patient and helpful"

"overall location, atmosphere, equipment provided, trainer was nice, lunch was really good"

"Training, set up and services and food was great! "

"Patient and strong attention to detail. Charming!"

"Knowledgeable and helpful"

"Patient clear explanations and an environment where it was fine to ask questions."

"Providing detailed explanation and good examples, while keeping a very friendly attitude."

"Small classes, lunch, refreshments, clear instructions, casual environment "

"Food and trainer were both excellent. Katie was really friendly and made sure that everyone was on the same page when we were doing an exercise, and took extreme pains to help super newbies in the group."

"Really enjoyed the content of the course and I now feel confident in using the indesign programme."

"- Regularly checking that trainees were keeping up with the programme. - Extremely knowledgeable trainer with lots of expertise - Lots of up-to-date resources that will be useful for future reference"