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  • InDesign Training - Introduction Course

    InDesign Training – Birmingham

    These Birmingham InDesign Training Course ‘s are held across the region including Telford, Wolverhampton, Warwickshire and the West Midlands. They are ideal for anyone with little or no knowledge of the software or those seeking to update their current skills with refresher training.


    This Introduction to InDesign Training can be delivered for team roll-outs, company courses or individual 121 sessions where you will learn to create and design a range of different spreads and layouts. These will include flyers, tenders (if relevant), magazines, brochures, handouts, marketing materials which can be then be output for print or web.


    You ease into your InDesign Course by learning the workspace, tools, panels and the features and techniques used by designers and content creators on a daily basis. During the training you will learn how to work with Paragraph and Character styles and integrate these with best practice for handling text flow (placed text & threaded) and the different techniques used to place and text wrap images. The InDesign course explains grids and demonstrates their role in creating strong, professionally designed layouts. The whole objective of this InDesign training is to give you the ability and control to design and publish professional and consistent looking publications effectively and efficiently.


    InDesign Course Content –
    what will you learn?

    This InDesign Course covers the following features but for a full overview please take a look further down the page. 

    The main Introduction overview is below but in brief you will learn how to:

    • Create New Documents
    • Edit & Update existing documents
    • Work with colour, typography
    • Use Grid Layouts and Guides for Layout
    • Understand the tools, features and techniques used to create highly effective and communicative layouts and spreads
    • Learn to edit and work with existing documents, create & format new documents from scratch
    • Publish to various outputs including InDesign, PDF and Export


    InDesign Onsite Training –
    how does it work?

    This is in-house InDesign training delivered on your premises for large roll-outs, company groups or individuals.  You benefit from this more personal approach to InDesign training as:


    • The training is focused entirely on your and your company requirements
    • No traveling involved for you or your team which means savings on travel, accommodation and expenses
    • The approach is focused specifically on you and your specific needs this is not a generic one size fits all course. 
    • Prior to the training you chat with me about your aims, content preferences and levels of delegate /s knowledge, the InDesign course is then tailored to suit you / or your team
    • Flexible dates to suit


    I come directly out to you to deliver the training on your premises for either individuals, small company groups and larger scale projects at a time and date to suit you. Training can be ran in all versions of the software including InDesign CS5, InDesign CS6, InDesign CC and InDesign CC 2017 (even earlier versions if required). 


    Birmingham InDesign Training Course –

    As well as Birmingham this InDesign Training Course can be delivered across the UK including all major towns, cities and counties including Wales, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire


    Laptop Hire

    Short of a laptop or 6?  If so, then I can supply laptops and projector hire and take care of all aspects of your Birmingham InDesign Training Course. Please do not hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat about your InDesign Training needs.


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    Birmingham InDesign Training Course - onsite InDesign training held on your premises across the UK

    InDesign Training - Introduction Course - Overviews

    Getting started

    • Creating & saving documents
    • New document setup
    • Tools / panels
    • Document navigation


    Tab Handling

    • Tab palette
    • Tab characters
    • Editing tabs
    • Adding leaders



    • Working with Objects
    • Effects
    • Corner Options


    Stroke Panel

    • Stroke Weight
    • Stroke Options
    • Stroke Arrows

    Type Handling & Manipulation

    • Placing text
    • Character styles / Paragraph styles
    • Typography and layouts
    • Text frames


    Combining Type and Imagery

    • Text and graphics
    • Text wrapping
    • Text wrap options
    • Clipping paths


    Object & Layout

    • Align & Distribute
    • Pathfinder
    • Transform


    Text Basics

    • Text frames
    • Formatting Text frames
    • Text frame properties
    • Text frame – multi column setup



    • Placing images
    • Editing images / graphic frames
    • Image formats
    • Graphic frames


    Smart layout

    • Guides
    • Baseline Grids
    • Rulers (zero point)
    • Smart Guides



    • Colour models, RGB, CMYK & Pantones
    • Create New colour / New Gradient
    • Edit existing colour
    • Accurate colour for print


    Print output

    • Preview
    • Preflight 
    • Export (print) to .PDF




    Onsite InDesign Training in Birmingham price per day

    • Standard rate for one person: £275.00 All Inc per day
    • Subsequent persons: £75.00 All Inc per day
    • *Laptop Hire £25.00 per computer per day
      *T&C’s apply
    • Travel Expenses may be involved


    We are Midlands based so depending on your location in the UK travel expenses may be incurred.


    I travel extensively around the UK and this Birmingham InDesign Training Course can also be held in most areas including Yorkshire, Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire.  Please get in touch for an informal chat regarding dates and locations

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