Adobe InDesign

Course Description

Adobe InDesign is an industry standard design and layout programme used by designers, publishers, artists and writers to produceprofessional-quality brochures, magazines, books, posters and many other Portable Document Format (PDF) or print based marketing materials. With its powerful interface you can quickly create layouts, manage graphics, import and format tables and formatted text content. InDesign’s ability to create templates and manage large amounts of styled content makes your workflow efficient, consistent and simple to produce and edit entire documents. InDesign also has the potential to produce outputs for high-resolution print press and even create documents for export as Adobe Flash files with buttons and hyperlinks for the Web.

What You Will Learn

During InDesign course, the following topics are covered: The Basics

  • The Workspace
  • The Toolbox
  • The Control Panel
  • Working with Panels
  • Document Navigation
  • Context Menus


  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • The Preflight Panel
  • Placing and Flowing Text
  • Using Styles
  • Placing Graphics


  • Customizing New Documents
  • Master Pages
  • Arranging Pages
  • Building a Basic Spread


  • The Layers Panel
  • Working with Text Frames
  • Working with Graphics Frames
  • Working with Shapes
  • Aligning and Transforming Objects


  • Text Placement Options
  • Working with Styles
  • Finding and Changing Text
  • Spell Check Settings
  • Story Editor Settings


  • Working with a Grid
  • Working with Glyphs
  • Leading, Tracking and Kerning
  • Working with Tabs


  • Colour Documents for Print
  • Creating Colour Swatches
  • Creating Gradient Swatches
  • Creating Tint Swatches
  • Importing Colours/Swatches
  • Colour Management


  • Paragraph Styles
  • Character Styles
  • Nested Styles
  • Object Styles
  • Table Styles
  • Managing Styles
  • Importing Styles


  • Importing Graphics
  • Vector and Bitmap Graphics
  • The Links Panel
  • Graphics from Adobe Photoshop
  • Using Libraries


  • Importing Tables
  • Formatting a Table
  • Graphics within Tables
  • The Cell Styles Panel


  • Colourising Grayscale Images
  • Opacity Settings
  • The Effects Panel
  • Editing Effects

Final Output

  • Preflight
  • Producing Proofs
  • Previewing Options
  • Packaging

Non-Standard Outputs

  • Online Documents
  • Interactive Components
  • Exporting to Adobe Flash
  • Exporting to Adobe PDF
  • Converting Print Documents for Web