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Adobe InDesign Training - Crash Course (1 day Intro)

This one day Adobe InDesign training course is for those who want to quickly learn to work with print and digital documents. This training course is ideal for designers and marketers responsible for newsletters, catalogues, brochures and marketing materials.

Course Information

  • Price : £195 + VAT
  • Level : Introduction Level 1
  • Version : InDesign CC
  • Venue : Jubilee Campus, Nottingham
  • Duration : 1 day
  • Times : 9:30am - 5pm

The crash course in Adobe InDesign is for anyone who quickly want to become familiar with this fantastic desktop publishing application. This course looks at the basic functionality needed create and edit InDesign documents.

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This InDesign Training includes

Adobe Indesign CC
  • 1 day trainer led in small groups
  • Your own printed course manual
  • Course files & exercises to take away
  • Choice of PC or Mac for training
  • Professional environment with high spec computers
  • Refreshments throughout the day
  • Lunch provided
  • Printed course certificate
  • Post course support via email
  • Access to our FREE workshop days

Adobe InDesign Training Overview

Have you been asked to take on that dreaded monthly newsletter? Barely enough time to look through the files, let alone know what to do with them? Need to learn InDesign in a hurry? Then this is the course for you!

InDesing grid template

Our one day training for Adobe InDesign will quickly guide you through this industry standard design and layout programme used by designers, publishers, artists and writers to produce professional-quality brochures, magazines, books, posters and many other Portable Document Format (PDF) or print based marketing materials.

With its powerful, user-friendly interface, InDesign gives you the capacity to create templates and manage large amounts of styled content making your workflow efficient, consistent and simple to produce and edit stylish publications.

As part of the Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign is seamlessly integrated with the other packages in the suite, including Adobe Bridge, Illustrator and Photoshop, allowing the user to import, manipulate and replace graphics, creating a smart, efficient and time-saving workflow.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this concentrated day of training, students will understand how InDesign can be used to maximise their workflow in creating print productions including :

  • professional quality brochures
  • books and magazine layouts
  • templates for frequently used layouts
  • online PDF documents

Course Requirements

As this is an intensive one-day course, previous use or knowledge of document editing software is not required, but would be helpful.

Participants should be comfortable using computers for office tasks; prior experience with any Adobe products would be advantageous but not essential.

If you are unsure whether you will be suitable for this course, please feel free to contact us and we will arrange for the InDesign Course trainer to give you a call. Alternatively, click here if you prefer a longer Introduction to Adobe InDesign course.

Course Description

InDesign course print colours

This Crash Course for Adobe InDesign will quickly guide you through the workspace, toolbox and an array of panels that by the end of the day you will no longer fear and be equipped with the essentials of creating a layout for publication.

Some real-world, hands-on practice lessons will teach you how to build basic spreads, templates and create master pages that you can count on again and again to accomplish the task at hand. Together we will also look at applying and creating styles, placing text and graphics, basic colour management and packing it all up to go to press.

In one concentrated day of creating and working with documents, this course will broaden your understanding of structure, text, styles and graphics and give you control of the properties and editing tools that contribute to a great looking layout. We will also cover the output functions within InDesign for final press, including the use of the pre-flight process and exporting in the PDF digital format.

By the day's end, you will understand the wide range of possibilities available to you from this powerful software, gaining the desktop publishing confidence you need to hit the ground running!

InDesign Training Highlights

The course covers the following areas :

  • Overview
    • The Workspace
    • The Toolbox
    • The Control Panel
    • Working with Panels
    • Contextual Menus
    • The Preflight Panel
  • Placing Graphics
    • Interactive Graphic Placement
    • Content Grabber
    • Working with Graphics Frames
    • Links and Layers Panels
    • Updating Graphics
    • Vector Shapes
  • Enhancing Documents
    • Customising New Documents
    • Arranging Pages
    • Building a Basic Spread
    • Saving Document Presets
    • Utilising Master Pages
  • Placing Text
    • Placing and Flowing Text
    • Working with Text Frames
    • Leading, Tracking & Kerning
    • Finding and Changing Text
    • Spell Check Settings
    • The Story Editor
    • Using Glyphs
  • Colour
    • Creating Colour Swatches
    • Creating Gradients
    • Creating Tints
    • Loading Colours/Swatches
  • Final Output
    • Running Preflight
    • Soft Proofing
    • Previewing Options
    • Final Packaging for Print
    • Exporting as Adobe PDF

InDesign Training Feedback - 4.8 out of 5.0 stars

"The breadth of material covered, the small group size, the friendly atmosphere, the willingness of the trainer (Bjorn) to adapt to the specific needs of the group, as well as his patience, depth of knowledge, and teaching techniques. The course was everything I expected it to be, and more! I also very much appreciated the specific assignments given at the end of day one and two (re-create an A4 brochure, recreate a tri-fold brochure). For me, this was better than simply saying 'now you have 30 minutes to play around with the software', since it gave us something specific to aim for. - Excellent. I feel that I now have a good grasp of InDesign. Not only that, but I want to learn even more - that is surely the sign of an effective course! I look forward to putting my new skills to use!" - Anonymous University Of Nottingham
"The steady build up of knowledge and skills. Bjorn really helps you understand both how and why the software works as it does which makes it seem much more intuitive when you come to use it. - The course took me from having absolutely no experience using InDesign to having a basic (but solid) understanding of how to use it productively and successfully. I am subsequently considering using the software more broadly to better disseminate my research." - William @ M4c
"The trainer has been extremely helpful and always excellent in explaining everything in such tight time. He's also offered to help outside of the course hours. - It's been a fantastic opportunity and intensive immersion in the software, which I had never used before. The course will definitely also impact on my skills as I'm going to develop my InDesign skills on my own after this course. It's been a fabulous introduction to the software and thorough at the same time. Very useful for my poster. I'd highly recommend this course to my peers in the future." - Giulia @ University Of Nottingham
"The trainer was very personable and knowledgable. The training was delivered in a relaxed manner. - The course was very useful for designing my research poster. It has provided me with some design skills to go forwards with, which will hopefully have a positivity impact on my studies and future career. Thanks!" - Elizabeth @ Nottingham Trent University
"Relaxed, open environment. Opportunity to ask questions. - Excellent." - Erin @ Gleeds

Course Trainer

Bjorn Adobe Certified Instructor

Bjorn is an Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Associate in Photoshop and inDesign, the industry recognised certification for Adobe products.

He has been involved in working with and training Adobe products for over 15 years. He has a wealth of experience using Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro and Lightroom for editing digital media for use in print, web and video campaigns.

Course Software

Adobe Creative Cloud

The trainers of our Adobe training courses are familiar with most previous versions of Adobe's Creative Suite and therefore will be able to guide your learning no matter which version of the software you have. We try to provide course content that is generic to versions CS3 to CS6 & Creative Cloud, but your trainer will also showcase the features of the latest version. Currently we now demonstrate the functionality of the Creative Cloud suite.

Course Location

This Adobe InDesign intensive course is run from our rooms on Jubilee Campus in Nottingham, which is part of the University of Nottingham's Innovation Park. These are serviced by a state-of-the-art tram system allowing easy access to the city centre as well as direct hourly rail services from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.

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