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Create layouts in InDesign for Brochures Magazines Presentations Business cards Branded Stationery

Bespoke InDesign CC - 2 Day Introduction

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2 Days (10am-5pm)

Price:

From £949 + VAT

Dates:

Dates to suit you

Learn the fundamentals of InDesign with this bespoke comprehensive introduction to the leading desktop-publishing program. We will show you how to create and export attractive, simple documents and is the perfect starting point to digital publishing.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe InDesign CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn the fundamentals of InDesign with this bespoke comprehensive introduction to the leading desktop-publishing program. We will show you how to create and export attractive, simple documents and is the perfect starting point to digital publishing.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe InDesign CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke InDesign CC - 2 Day Introduction

    Course Details

    Adobe InDesign CC is the page layout application of choice for many users. It contains a host of advanced text, colour, print and layout features not found in any other application that can be applied to text and objects. It also boasts an interface similar to Adobe’s other leading design applications and so is intuitive for users of these applications.

    Further, Adobe InDesign CC integrates seamlessly with the other Adobe applications and can include native Photoshop and Illustrator files, and in CC you can now centralise your whole workflow through Adobe Bridge. PDF output, XML, and export to GoLive output are also supported, making InDesign the perfect tool for repurposing content.

    In this 2 day course we cover all of the key features of InDesign CC you’ll need to create attractive, professional page layouts. Over the 2 days we also create a print-ready version of a publication that you work on, to ensure that when you have finished the training you are able to cover all aspects of document production you are likely to work on.

    (This course is also available as a 1 day course which covers most of the basics of the 2 day course but allows less time for experimenting and creating completed designs.)

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, and marketing communications professionals.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment
    • Preferences
    • Customise Your Workspace
    • Set General Preferences
    • Manage Document Presets
    • Workspace and Window arrangement
    Designing Documents
    • Create a New Document
    • Alter a Document’s Layout
    • Create the Structure of a Document
    • Develop Master Pages
    • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
    • Develop Layers
    Managing and Formatting Text
    • Add Text
    • Edit Text
    • Spell Check Text
    • Thread Text
    • Find/ Change
    • Change Text Threads
    • Format Characters
    • Format Paragraphs
    • Numbering paragraphs
    • Text variables
    • Manage Styles
    • Style Groups
    • Quick Apply
    • Text Wrap
    • Text on a path
    • Rules
    • The Glyphs panel
    Objects
    • Arranging, Aligning and Distributing
    • Transforming Objects
    • Duplicating
    • Rotating
    • Scaling
    • Skewing
    • Mirroring
    • The Transform Again commands
    • Object Styles
    • InDesign Snippets
    Utilising Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
    • Utilise Colour
    • Utilise Swatches
    • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
    Managing Transparency
    • Apply Transparency
    • Apply Transparency Flattener Presets
    Graphics
    • File Types
    • Importing options
    • Image Frames simple, compound & custom
    • Fitting images Control Palette and shortcuts
    • Inline graphics
    • Clipping Paths, Alpha channels
    • Importing InDesign documents
    Pen & Bezier tools
    • Path tools in InDesign
    Effects
    • Inner Shadow
    • Bevel and Emboss
    • Gradient Feather
    • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
    Tabs and Tables
    • Create a Table
    • Modify a Table
    • Format a Table
    • Table Styles
    Libraries
    • Using InDesign libraries
    Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider
    • Check Documents for Problems
    • Print a Document
    • Package Files
    • Preview Output
    • Print, Separation, Flattening
    • Print options
    • PostScript, preflighting and Packaging
    Creating Acrobat PDF Files
    • Prepare PDF Files for Web
    • Distribution
    • Manage PDF Presets
    • Export PDF Files for Printing
  • Training Location Options

    Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

    This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

    Remote Online

    Delivered Online to your location

    Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

    Click to view Full details of our
    Remote Online Training Courses

    Central London

    5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Click to view Full details of our
    London Training Centre

    Central Manchester

    Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in central Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

    Click to view Full details of our
    Manchester Training Centre

    Central Glasgow

    Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

    The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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    Glasgow Training Centre

    Onsite

    Onsite at your Offices/Premises

    If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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    Onsite Training
  • Related Courses

    Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.


    Bespoke Adobe InDesign CC Training Courses

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    Bespoke Adobe CC Design Combo Training Courses

    Adobe CC Design Combo - 3 Day Essentials introduction training

    Bespoke Adobe Illustrator CC Training Courses

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    Bespoke Adobe Photoshop CC Training Courses

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  • Client Reviews

    ''The training was excellent, well paced and all of our questions were answered. There was time at the end to put into practice what had been learnt and ask further questions or queries. Prepared handouts were are clear and useful for future reference.''

    Kerry Willis, Paignton Zoo, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    ''To say that this course has revolutionised my design life is an understatement; It will benefit my work certainly but also several projects currently ongoing in my personal life as I am an aspiring writer and food blogger. Fantastic course delivered by an amazing trainer!''

    Lyndsay Stewart, Next, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    ''Top quality facilities, instructor and training (as always.). I cannot praise everyone highly enough. ''

    Steve Linehan, The Stationery Office (TSO), InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Thoroughly enjoyed the two day training course. We had a fantastic trainer and the course content was very clear and helpful. Thank you very much.''

    Ella Luscombe, Kier Construction Southern, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    ''I have never used Adobe InDesign before and the course and instructor explained everything, pausing and helping if anyone needed. Nothing was a problem to him!''

    Molly Henderson, HSS Hire, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

    ''The trainer was excellent - she explained everything in depth and gave me enough time to keep up. The content was very useful and I know feel a lot more confident to use InDesign. ''

    Sian Hughes, UKTI, InDesign - 1 Day Introduction

    ''Clear, easy to follow training, well paced and interactive with positive tutition. Interesting and enjoyable, would recommend.''

    Emma Fullalove, Tom Parker Ltd, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    ''The course was thorough and well explained. The friendly approach made it all easy to understand and follow and all questions were dealt with straight away. Thank you!''

    Jade Hindley, Inspire, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    ''Excellent, answered all of my questions, now familiar with all of the shortcuts and tools I hoped to be familiar with. A great introduction that will save me a lot of time.''

    Robyn Wyatt, NHS Christie, InDesign - 2 Day Bespoke

    ''The course was great - a lot of content and adapted well for both attendees needs - brilliant trainer who obviously has a lot of experience which really helped. Thank you.''

    Amanda Hayes, Weil Gotshal & Manges, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

Frequently Asked Questions:

What dates are available for this course?

As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

Can this course be delivered live online?

Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

Can the course include my work samples?

It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.