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InDesign 101: Red Belt

InDesign 101: Red Belt
  • Price £497.00
  • Level Introduction
  • Duration 2 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Adobe InDesign is the industry standard DTP layout program. Used in the production of brochures, proposal documents, newsletters, it’s also the source for all publishing from eBooks, printed material and even Apps for smart phones and tablet devices.

Our InDesign course is targeted at the beginner or first-time user and will give you a thorough grounding is this graphic design program.

This course starts from the program basics and quickly builds knowledge and confidence in how to navigate the application and use the tools to create layouts from single pages to complex multi-page documents


This course is intended for graphic designers, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on those creating layouts for print.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.


  • Layout Text & Graphics in a Document
  • Making use of InDesign Frames
  • Share formatting and appearance attributes with Styles
  • Manage linked files and missing Fonts
  • Automate the workflow with Master pages
  • Define Colours
  • Tints & Gradients using the Swatches panel
  • Output an Artwork for Prepress printing

Course Content

Managing InDesign
Setting up a new workspace
Zoom and scroll shortcuts
Setting up a new document
Working with rulers and guides

Working with colours
The fill and stroke settings
Creating, using and editing solid colours
Creating, using and editing gradients
Adding and converting Pantone colours

Working with text
Importing text
Creating Paragraph Styles
Applying styles to text
Editing styles
Linking multiple text frames frames
Creating ‘placeholder’ frames
The Glyphs window
Using the Tab command

Working with images
The Place command
Resizing images and frames
Rotating objects
Using the Text Wrap window
Managing layers
Special effects
Shape and corner options

The pages window
Adjusting the Pages window view
Adding and deleting pages
Working with master pages
Creating automatic page numbering
Creating new numbering sections
Using multiple master pages

Managing multiple documents
Templates and libraries
The Book option
Loading data from other documents
Using Adobe Bridge

Saving InDesign documents
Saving as a document
Saving as a template
Saving for earlier versions of InDesign

Output from InDesign

Creating a lo-res PDF for screen view / desktop printing
Creating a hi-res PDF for print

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