Adobe InDesign

Introduction to advanced level Adobe InDesign course in London taught by graphic designers. Learn Indesign, prepare for Adobe ACA exam and create practical projects for your portfolio

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Upcoming dates

There are no open public schedule dates for Adobe InDesign course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

Adobe InDesign course overview

Adobe InDesign is an application widely used for its brilliance in creating professional layouts for print and digital publishing, Adobe InDesign is very popular amongst Graphic Designers for that very reason. This course will guide you through from the very basics to the advanced skills you will need to be a professional.

This InDesign course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public InDesign training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Who is Adobe InDesign training for?

This course is for those of you who wants to learn how to create beautiful vector artworks using the industry standard software, Adobe InDesign.

Prerequisites for Adobe InDesign course

There are no prerequisites for this course.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional InDesign designers:

    Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional InDesign  graphic designs for many years. Those consultants write and teach our InDesign training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our InDesign courses are designed to get you started in InDesign . We work on industry related projects and tasks in this InDesign course.

  • Course Material:

    InDesign electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive InDesign course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding InDesign  do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.


Adobe InDesign Course Contents

Part 1. Introduction to InDesign

Why Choose InDesign?

  • New Document Configuration
  • Custom Presets and Saving Presets
  • InDesign Panels
  • Configuring Workspace
  • Preferences

Settings for your Document

  • Rulers and Guides
  • Paginating Spread Pages
  • Using Adobe Bridge for Organisation
  • Developing Master Pages

Working with Frames

  • Placing Text and Graphics
  • Colours, Tints and Gradients
  • Understanding the Stroke Panel
  • Shapes and Corner Options
  • Changing Frames Content

Working with Text

  • Editing and Threading Text
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Managing Styles
  • Wrapping Text
  • Leading
  • Spacing
  • Tracking and Kerning
  • Creating Bulleted and Numbered lists
  • Rules
  • Decorative Fonts and Special Characters

Working with Graphics

  • File Types
  • Importing Options
  • Working with Image qualities
  • Working with Display Options
  • Sharing Colours with Swatch Exchange Format
  • Working with Vectors
  • Using the Effects Panel to the Fullest
  • Path Tools – Pen and Bézier Tools
  • Working with Special Effects
  • Inner Shadow, Bevel and Emboss, Gradient Feather, Inner Glow and Outer Glow
  • Utilising Colours and Swatches

Part 2. Getting into Details

Working with Layouts

  • What are Placeholders?
  • Using Placeholders
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Arranging and Aligning Objects
  • Distributing and Transforming Objects
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Rotating Objects
  • Styling Objects
  • Using Baseline Grid Alignment
  • Master Page Tips and Tricks
  • Using Facing Pages
  • Allowing Pages to Shuffle

Tabs and Tables

  • Creating a Table
  • Modifying a Table
  • Formatting Tables
  • Styling Tables
  • Placing Graphics in Tables

Productive Workflow

  • Section Starts
  • Defining Prefixes
  • Using Find and Change Function
  • Indexing and Table of Content
  • Navigational Buttons
  • Embedding Sound and Movies

Drawing with InDesign

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Pen Tool Shortcuts
  • Using the Pencil and Scissor Tools
  • Working with Bézier Curves
  • Combining Shapes
  • Using Clipping Paths
  • Gradient Feather Tool
  • Importing and Colouring Black and White Images

Part 3. Advanced Techniques

Text Techniques

  • Defaulting
  • Creating Custom Variables
  • Style Overrides
  • Using Story Editor
  • Sharing Styles with Snippets
  • What are Nested Styles?
  • Hanging Indents
  • Hyphenation and Advanced Justification
  • Inline Graphics
  • Anchored Objects
  • Creating Type Outline
  • Using Transparency

Importing and Exporting

  • Adding Excel or Word Tables
  • Importing Text Options
  • Importing Graphic Options
  • PDF Exporting for Printing
  • PDF Export Styles
  • Understanding PDF/X ISO Standards
  • Colour Mapping and Options for CMYK
  • Understanding Bleed and Slug
  • Spot and Processing Colours
  • Managing Missing Fonts

Printing Documents

  • Using Printer Styles
  • LiLive Preflight
  • Defining Profiles
  • Managing Prepress and Printing
  • Checking Object Resolution and Colours
  • Overprinting and Advanced Previews

Advanced Techniques

  • Snippet Files, Libraries and Templates
  • Using User Dictionaries
  • Live Captions
  • Integrating Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • Exporting to SWF
  • Using the Script Pallette
  • Text Cleanup and Multi-page PDF Import

Projects in InDesign

Project 1. Build a Business Card

Project 2: Create a letterhead

Project 2. Create a brochure, pamphlet or leaflet

Project 3: Build a greeting card using InDesign

Project 4: Create a digital publication with InDesign

Create an eBooks for iPhone, iPad, Amazon Kindle and other tablets. This interactive ebook would contain videos, links and images.

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Daily schedule

The scheme below shows what a typical day at Training Dragon looks like.

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Looking for a
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Graphic Designer career programme

Our Trainers

Leads our teaching team with many years of experience in teaching web development.
Brings many years of Python and Java software development experience to classrooms.
Microsoft and Oracle certified developer with years teaching experience in Android, .NET and databases.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many maximum people are on my course? 

To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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