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InDesign 101 Yellow Belt


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
    • Transparency
    • 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

Duration: 2 days
Level: Introduction
Price: £397.00

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