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Adobe InDesign CC : Introduction

  973 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

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  • 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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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed8233
  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

"Covered everything on there and in good time. Plus lunches and biscuit selection = top notch."

"Being friendly and welcoming, being organised, providing relevant training at a manageable pace. Thank you!"

"No complaints - I enjoyed my two days here."

"Training was at a good place, great environment at the training centre. Trainer really knowledgeable and friendly."

"Very well organised, the training was very clear. The food and the refreshments were nice and I would definitely recommend this course to someone else. "

"I enjoyed the course. Very knowledgeable trainer, and simplified (as far as possible) a very complicated system ."

"Very personable, friendly and explanatory"

"Kate was really helpful and so knowledgeable, i really enjoyed the course!"

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"Very welcoming, thanks."

"Everything was good over all"

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"Good instructor, very helpful and explained thoroughly."

"Course was incredibly well delivered, Kate was helpful, friendly and approachable. Lunch was excellent too! Will definitely use Media Training Ltd again. "

"I really enjoyed the course, learned a lot over the 2 days and now can go away and use InDesign confidently. The online support will be great to help with things I inevitably forget over the coming months and it's great to know there is always the help desk if i get REALLY lost!"

"taking from basic, to good knowledge - thank you Ian! "

"Overall a consistently efficiently run and highly useful course"

"All round very good experience"

"very impressed with facilities and trainer. Speed of class was good and class size was good - which meant we didnt have to wait for people etc etc."

"Very friendly, trainer was great and happy to answer all questions"

"Fantastic trainer, team, atmosphere, food, resources. "

"Explaining tools and giving practical examples, great shortcuts, very obvious the trainer was extremely experienced in InDesign so was able to show each tool but also multiple ways of doing things in a more clever/quick/easy way. The opportunity to put learning into practise was excellent and something many training courses often miss. Great hands on course. "

"Good pace of training. Attentive and a good working environment"

"Very patient and friendly, would definitely recommend"

"it was a very enjoyable learning experience, great facilities, great class sizes, and a lovely trainer."

"Great trainer (Vicki), great atmosphere, love the location, would happily come back"

"Friendly and accommodating service, knowledgeable trainer."

"Really loved the training environment. Trainer was very knowledgeable and clearly a very skilled designer. The readymade templates are really useful and the activities were good quality. "

"Nice lunch, excellent trainer!"

"Overall friendly and valid communication and training. Relaxed atmosphere and not daunting"

"Offering help individually as well as a group to answer any specific questions towards the end of the day."

"really clear logical explanations, very relevant examples and interesting, good pace and his explanations were really concise, and easy to understand. interesting examples given, Excellent course. Thanks Peter"

"Good at time-planning and teaching things in the right order, and then answering questions afterwards. It was also nice to eat lunch together for informal chatting in addition to the actual course."

"Demonstration digitally and practically (magazines and such). Food, healthy and delicious options."

"I have enjoyed the whole experience."