Adobe InDesign Introduction and Intermediate

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Duration: 2 Days
Accredited: Available upon request
Exams: N/A
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
Company group booking discount available

Course Information

Course Overview

This 2 day course is ideal for those who have little or no experience using Adobe InDesign and who need to learn the basic skills that are necessary to begin using the program effectively.

At the end of the course the students will be able to familiar with the InDesign working environment and will be able to confidently begin creating new, or modifying existing InDesign documents.

Outline

Introducing InDesign

  • An introduction to InDesign and its features
  • A tour around the work area
  • The toolbox
  • Palettes
  • Opening files
  • Navigation techniques
  • Saving and closing files and file export

Setting Up a New Document

  • Document creation
  • Working with Guides
  • Grids and Master pages

Shapes, Frames and Placeholders

  • Drawing and editing shapes, frames and placeholders
  • Filling objects with colour and gradients
  • Stroking shapes and lines,
  • Creating text and graphic frames and transforming objects
  • Using the Pen tool to create and edit free-form shapes

Textual Content

  •  Creating text frames
  • Entering and placing text and special characters
  • Text editing
  • Specifying text frame options
  • Using Find/Change and the Spell checker

Formatting Text

  • Using the character and paragraph palettes to format text
  • Using tabs, leaders and indents, drop caps and optical margin alignment

Working With Styles

  • Defining and applying character and paragraph styles
  • Removing styles from selected tex
  • Assigning keyboard shortcuts
  • Nested styles
  • Importing and deleting styles

Working With Images

  • Adding images
  • Modifying graphic frames and their contents
  • Creating in-line frames
  • Wrapping text around objects
  • Managing links

Layers

  • Using layers to group and separate objects
  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating layers
  • Moving and copying objects between layers
  • Merging and deleting layers

Special Effects

  • Creating and handling transparency
  • Using feathering
  • Drop shadows and adding corner effects to frames

Tables

  • Creating tables and adding content
  • Inserting and deleting rows and columns
  • Making selections in tables
  • Formatting tables
  • Breaking tables across frames
  • Adding strokes and fills

Object Libraries 

  • Working with an object library
  • Changing the library display
  • Cataloging objects

Preflighting, Packaging And Printing

  • Using the preflight command and options to check the integrity of a document
  • Using the package command and the print menu

Assessment

There is no formal assessment for this course and learners knowledge will be tested with informal activities throughout the session. For accredited Adobe training options please contact us.

What's Included

  • 2-days training from NILC’s accredited Adobe Certified Trainer
  • Course files and practice activities
  • Recording from each training day (virtual-live courses only)
  • Course completion certificate

Dates & Prices

Upcoming Courses

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Start Date: Thu 13 June 2024

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£750.00excl. VAT

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Start Date: Thu 11 July 2024

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£750.00excl. VAT

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How we deliver our courses

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Onsite
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Virtual

Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.

Classroom

Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.

Onsite

Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.

Online

Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews

Testimonials

“Highly Recommended”

A complex course subject was delivered clearly and with great passion and enthusiasm by our tutor. Subjects were explained in clear, real-life examples. Without doubt, I'm sure my successful result is in large part due to his experience and skill in this area.

- Neil Wilson

“Fantastic Course Thank You”

Fantastic course. Amazing from start to finish. Julie was absolutely outstanding. She was professional and has given me the knowledge and confidence to continue my studies. I cant thank Karim and team enough.

- Jodie Gee

“Great Tuition"

Great tuition. Felt really comfortable to ask questions and the course was engaging. Tony and Karim were brilliant.

- Amy Jones

“Great Instructor”

Great instructor. Well delivered and knows the subject inside and out. Friendly and provides a warm atmosphere conducive for feeling relaxed. A lot of context to cover in a short time.

- David Schofield

“Five Star Quality Course”

I received all the resources in advance which helped me prep for the course. The tutor was engaging and explained complex topics really well. The exam coaching was a unique selling point for me as it got me prepared for the exams so that nerves were less of a factor. Great communication throughout, thank you Tony and the whole team.

- Kim Darkin

Adobe FAQ's

Are your Adobe courses accredited?

Our standard Adobe courses are focused around key skills individuals and organisations need to be a confident and efficient Adobe user. If you require an accredited course please contact us.

Do I have to attend both training days?

If you are wanting to complete both Introduction and Intermediate level you would be required to attend the 2-day course. If you wanted to attend just Introduction or Intermediate level, we can offer this as a 1-day course.

What version of Adobe do your courses run on?

We always run our courses on the latest version of Adobe.

Do you offer other Adobe courses?

We can offer courses on all Adobe Creative Cloud applications. If you require a Adobe course that is not listed on our website just contact us and we will be happy to help.

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