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Adobe InDesign CC : Introduction

  2097 reviews

Two Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


InDesign is the go-to page layout software for creating beautiful magazines, brochures and reports, as well as anything from postcards to posters – even web and social media graphics!

This two-day introductory 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.

You will develop the extensive core skills you need to master Adobe InDesign and gain the confidence to create beautiful and effective page layouts.

You will explore design and typographical controls, incorporate photos and graphics, work with colour, and handle multi-page documents. You will build a variety of real-world layouts from scratch, learning essential time-saving skills and good practice along the way.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Create a variety of visually appealing InDesign documents from scratch
• Effectively, efficiently and consistently format text in documents
• Understand how to handle multi-page documents
• Produce perfect PDF files, optimised for printing presses, in-house printing and web
• Know how to export your designs as digital assets for online

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.

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 per day

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Course Outline

  • Get to grips with the essentials in no time:
    • Explore, adjust and personalise InDesign's interface to suit your work
    • Learn speed tips, shortcuts and good practice
    • Open existing InDesign documents and understand everything you see and how to edit it
    • Create InDesign documents of any size and any number of pages optimised for print, web or mobile devices

    Manipulate text and typography:
    • Import text from Word and RTF files, or even type it in directly
    • Master InDesign's powerful typographical controls for styling text
    • Create your own custom type styles, use them in any document and update them instantly
    • Edit text like a pro with multilingual spell-check, Find/Change, Story Editor and other advanced features
    • Flow text around pictures and other shapes

    Integrate pictures freely into layouts:
    • Import photos and graphics from a variety of file formats
    • Scale, fit, crop and transform images directly on the page
    • Update, replace and embed images, and find lost graphics
    • Keep track of image 'resolution' to ensure top quality results

    Questions and answers
  • Take full control of complex layouts:
    • Learn how to use rulers, guides, layers, and transform and alignment tools
    • Flow text across columns and from page to page, then change it all around as you wish
    • Add, delete and move pages; automate page numbering; and create your own 'master' templates to standardise your page designs

    Create colours and graphical effects
    • Mix, apply and update your own branded colours and tints, and re-use them in any document
    • Understand and work with RGB and CMYK colours
    • Copy colours out of photos and produce your own beautiful colour themes
    • Play with transparency, drop shadows and other special visual effects
    • Build a custom library of layout designs, graphics, type styles and colours, and use them anywhere – even in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator – or share them with your colleagues

    Export to PDF, the web and more:
    • Turn your InDesign layouts into press-ready PDFs for your printer and ultra-compact PDFs optimised for your customers to download
    • Publish your InDesign layouts to the web instantly so they can be viewed by anyone using a web browser
    • Save your designs or even whole pages to JPG and PNG file formats for use on the web, social media, in-app content, etc

    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 more than 7 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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Our Clients

We've worked very hard over the last 20 years to grow our business through personal recommendations.

When you attend a course we ask you to tell us how it went. We use your feedback to help us improve our courses.

We publish all our customer satisfaction stats live on our site (good or bad) because we want everyone to know just how highly you rate us every day, every week and every year.

We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20709 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 surveyed20709
  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

"Pacing the course, really clear explanations and time to actively practise using the software"

"Adapting to online training under the circumstances"

"Being patient and going through specific examples"

"Attention to all students and excellent instruction and feedback."

"Vicki was super friendly, very informative and made the experience really enjoyable! She answered any/all questions and made the course adaptable to my needs! Would recommend :)"

"Ian was concise, friendly and helpful."

"Explaining thoroughly and ensuring that participants understood each concept. "

"Ian was fantastic, very helpful and knowledgeable. "

"Ian was a great tutor. Excellent knowledge of InDesign. Clear and concise guidance throughout."

"It was really well organised and planned and easy to follow..."

"Great examples and relevant exercises for what I will create in my role. Really useful keyboard shortcut hints and tips. Ian is great at answering questions on the spot and has an accessible and friendly presentation/training style. Thank you!"

"Course was really informative and pace was good"

"Matt knows his stuff! On time, organised, well prepared and kept it interesting and fun. Great personality and he came across brilliantly in his first virtual training session (confirmed by him) I really enjoyed the small group of four that we had and I would suggest keeping the groups small where possible. Matt was also very patient with my absolute beginner skills and never had an issue with going over the same thing many many times... I would definitely come back and feel like I can go and use InDesign confidently at work, with the basics learned. Thanks very much! "

"Trainer was very patient and knowledgeable. Set up was good, as was over all design and lay out of the course. (i.e. we went at a good pace and breaks well timed). "

"Ian took a good amount of time to explain everything - and really the variety of designs we went through over two days was amazing! One of the best training courses I have honestly been on so thank you once again Ian! "

"Really enjoyed the online course experience! The instructor was really helpful and very clear. "

"very clear content, good balance of exercises and very well explained, thank you! "

"Ian was a really good coach who knew his stuff.. very kind and patient when going back over things that we didn't quite catch. Would definitely recommend Ian and the course to other work colleagues."

"Providing clear examples of how the skills would be used in a work environment."

"personal patient service"

"Really kind staff. "

"Welcoming, hospitality, atmosphere. "

"Great course! Definitely interested in doing more! :) "

"Matt was helpful and very patient - a really excellent trainer! The venue, lunch and refreshments were superb."

"Most things! Food, location and atmosphere and overall knowledge "

"The course was very flexible and easy to follow."

"small class sizes and set up of room was great trainer was very good "

"Great teacher and great lunch! "

"The small class sessions where really helpful for asking questions and following along in time. The room set up with two screens was particularly helpful. Food was fantastic! Alistair was very helpful!"

"All very good"

"Explanation, small group size so lots of attention and delicious refeshments!"

"Facilities were great, trainer was good, good class size"

"Friendly, knowledgeable and efficient"

"Lovely venue, friendly team!"

"Trainer was very knowledgable and helpful. Very insightful. Lunch nice, location nice, staff friendly,"