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  • InDesign Training - Introduction Course

    InDesign Training – Introduction

    This InDesign Training  is run in Kenilworth, Stoneleigh Park and across Warwickshire and provides the skills needed to edit current documents and create, design and output new documents. This is an onsite InDesign Course delivered at your premises for team roll outs, small company groups and 121 individual sessions. It is perfect for absolute beginners or those with rusty skills looking for a refresher course. InDesign is probably the worlds most popular desktop publishing software and is used to create just about every type of document there is for both print and digital output. 


    This InDesign training course is very much hands on and you will learn to create and layout various communicative, branded and professional documents during the training. These will include working with type, colour and imagery for visual continuity and a consistent look. Because this is onsite training it can be tailored specifically to your industry including marketing, construction, design, administration, publishing and so forth with layouts relevant to your daily work flow. For example reports, financial reports, brochures, short or long tender documents, POS materials, marketing documents, brochures and so forth. 


    InDesign Training can be run in all versions of the software including InDesign CS5, InDesign CS6, InDesign CC, InDesign CC 2015, InDesign CC 2017 and InDesign CC 2018 on either MAC or PC


    InDesign Introduction Training – what you will learn

    Full InDesign Introduction overview below but in short you will learn how to:


    • Edit & Update existing documents
    • Create New Documents (including bleed, slug, margins & columns)
    • Work with colour, typography and use grids and guides to publish accurate and consistent looking documents
    • Understand the tools, features and techniques used to create highly effective and communicative layouts and spreads
    • Learn to edit and work with existing documents
    • Format, Layout and Design Documents
    • Create basic Interactive documents
    • Publish to various outputs including InDesign, PDF and Export


    InDesign Course Info

    This InDesign Course content takes between one and two days depending on the amount of people sitting on the training.


    For one person a day usually suffices but for small groups of between 4 and 6 people two days is more realistic.   


    Onsite InDesign Training – what are the benefits to you?

    Mainly that you save a considerable amount of money because you keep everyone in-house. Onsite InDesign training can be arranged for large team roll outs, 121 sessions, company groups /workshops. There are a number of benefits to onsite courses but the main ones are:  


    • The training is focused entirely on your and your company requirements

    • No traveling involved for you or your team saving travel & expenses

    • Cheaper than traditional training

    • 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

    • InDesign course is tailored to suit you or your team

    • Flexible dates & times to suit you


    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 Photoshop training course – again, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat about your needs.


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    InDesign Training - Introduction Course - Overviews

    InDesign Getting started

    • Creating and saving a document
      New document setup
    • (Bleed, slug, margins, columns)
    • Tools Menu, Panels, Control Bar
    • Arrange & Tile
    • Workspaces


    Smart layout

    • Guides
    • Grids
    • (including baseline grid for individual text frames)
    • Rulers
    • (understanding the zero point)


    Text Basics

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


    InDesign Pages Panel

    • Creating New Pages
    • Deleting, reordering pages
    • Understanding Shuffle options

    Type Handling

    • Placing Type
    • Character & Paragraph Styles
    • Type & Layout


    InDesign Interactive Panel

    • Interactive Documents
    • Interactive Presentations
    • Buttons & Hyperlinks
    • Rich Media
    • Exporting Interactives



    • Colour Models
      (CMYK, RGB, Pantones)
    • Creating & Editing Colour
    • Accurate Colour for Print


    InDesign CC Libraries

    • Creating CC Libraries
    • Editing CC Libraries
    • Organising CC Libraries
    • Library Permissions
    • Working with Assets


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


    Paragraph Shading & Borders

    • Creating Paragraph Borders
    • Paragraph Borders Options
    • Paragraph Shading
    • Paragraph Shading Options
    • Combining Type and Imagery


    Text and graphics

    • Text wrapping
    • Text wrap options
    • Clipping paths

    Print output

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

    Being Midlands based means I’m perfectly poised to travel across the UK including all major cities and surrounding areas. As well as Kenilworth & Stoneleigh I also deliver InDesign Training in Coventry, Leamington Spa, Warwick,  in the Midlands,  Leicestershire, Nottingham, Liverpool, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Oxford, Cheltenham, Chester, Crewe


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