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Adobe InDesign Crash Course (1 day Intro)

Course Information

  • Price : £195 + VAT
  • Level : Introduction
  • Version : CS & Creative Cloud
  • Venue : City Centre, Nottingham
  • Duration : 1 day
  • Times : 9:30am - 5pm

This one day 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 course includes

Adobe Indesign Training
  • 1 day trainer led in small groups (typical maximum 6)
  • Your own printed course manual
  • Course files & exercises to take away
  • 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

InDesign Crash Course 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!

Our One Day Crash Course 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

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!

Course 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

Course Feedback

"I found the course to be very beneficial. As it was a small group we were able to ask and discover answers to specific challenges faced in our everyday work." - Natasha @ Kimal plc

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Course Trainer

Tily FernandezTilky has been working as a professional graphic designer for 15 years and has experience in both the private and public sector.

After spending some time at an advertising agency in Miami, Florida, she transitioned to an in-house role at a large US engineering firm where she specialised in corporate identity branding and print design for marketing campaigns and various publications including magazines and annual reports.

Having previously conducted training to assist media groups transitioning from using Quark XPress to Adobe InDesign in America, she hopes to facilitate the process for Creative Suite users in Nottingham.

Course Software

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 Adobe CS6 and Creative Cloud suite.

Course Location

This Adobe InDesign intensive course is run from our rooms at Cumberland House in Nottingham, located in the city's main commercial district. 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.