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Indesign Training Course | Indesign Courses in London

Learn Indesign from Indesign graphic designers in classroom based training course in London

Upcoming Indesign Classes:

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10:00 - 17:00 Sun 02 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
10:00 - 17:00 Sat 22 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 31 Jan 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
10:00 - 17:00 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 14 Feb 2022 4 £950.00 Reserve your place
  • Classroom based course
  • eNotes included
  • Hands on training
  • Free online support after course

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Indesign course overview

This course explains how to create modern graphic designs for print using Adobe Indesign. After completing this course you would be able to create designs in Indesign yourself.
The complete course is hands-on based. Few practical Indesign projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can create designs for print.

Goal oriented approach

The aim of this course is to teach Adobe Indesign from beginner to advanced level and also create projects for your portfolio. If you have a project or an idea that you wanted to create using Adobe Indesign then present that idea during the course and our trainers will help you to work on your own project.

Adobe ACA Qualification

This course also prepare you for Adobe ACA certification in Indesign.

Learn from Indesign graphic designers

DotPeak’s consultants have been creating Indesign based designs for different businesses. Those consultants write and teach our Indesign training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

Who is this Indesign training for?

This course is for you if you are interested in creating designs using Indesign.
Our training courses are classroom based, instructor-led and help you learn advanced Adobe Indesign techniques.

Requirements for Indesign training

This course is for complete beginners but some previous experience of any graphic design software would be helpful.

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

Adobe Certified Exam

  • Preparations
  • What to Expect
  • Pass or Fail

Projects in InDesign

Project 1. Create a brochure, pamphlet or leaflet

Project 2. Create a newspaper design with InDesign

Project 3: Build a magazine for print using InDesign

Project 4: Create a Digital Magazines with InDesign

Project 5: Create an interactive Ebooks

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