Dreamweaver course in north London

Introduction to InDesign (Level 1)

Adobe InDesign has all the features and flexibility that you'll need to publish professional-quality layouts for brochures, newsletters, reports. Whether you're new to layout design or making the switch from another similar program like Quark express, our Adobe InDesign course will provide you with the skills to use the software effectively.

It's totally hands-on. You will learn type controls, graphics file management, layers and document setup.
Whether you are a designer, prepress professional or just a beginner, you will find InDesign to be a powerful but intuitive page layout application.

This course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, Graphic professionals who need an essential understanding of page layout using Adobe’s flagship page layout application, with an emphasis on real-world issues.

The amount of material covered in class is quite vast (see outline below). It's therefore required that students are comfortable using a mouse, opening/ saving files and with the general operation of computers. While we will make every reasonable effort to help, students with insufficient skills still wanting to take this course should first consider undertaking an IT skills course so as to not slow down the rest of the class.

Course outline

  • The Interface
  • Using tools, palettes and menus
  • Workspce and windows arrangements
  • Changing Views
  • Zooming and scrolling
Creating Documents
  • Designing Documents
  • Create the Structure of a document
  • Alter a document layout
  • Develop Master Pages
  • Using Guides, Rulers and grids
  • Optimising preferences
Manage Text Formatting and Placements
  • Develop Layers
  • Formatting Text
  • Find / Change Tool
  • Characters and Paragraphs
  • Text Wrap
  • Placing text
  • File Types
  • Importing options
  • Image Frames
  • Apply Transparency
  • Libaries
  • Inner Shadow
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Inner Glow and Outer Glow
Tabs and tables
  • Create and modify Tables
  • Format a table - table styles
Utilising Colours, Swatches and Gradients
  • Arrange, Align and distribute
  • Transforming Objects
  • Rotating, scaling, skewing and mirroring
  • Object Styles
  • Links Panel
Preparing for print
  • Print a document
  • Package files
  • Print and flatten
  • Print Options
  • Prepare PDF Files for web distribution
  • Manage PDF Presets
  • Export PDF files for Print

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch.

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Adobe Photoshop Introduction and Adobe Illustrator

Course Duration 1 Day
Dates and Prices This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00