Who is this course for

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.

What you will learn

By the end of the course you should be able to:
• Confidently use the essential feature of the application
• Setup multiple page documents
• Import and format text using paragraph and character styles
• Place and arrange images
• Prepare and publish documents for screen or print

Outline

Setting up InDesign projects

  • Identify project requirements
  • Establish target audience and needs
  • Define media format and publishing requirements

User interface

  • Identify user interface elements
  • Create and select Workspaces
  • Navigate and zoom documents
  • Rulers, guides and grids

InDesign documents

  • Setting up a single and multiple page document
  • Apply design principles to create a professional layout
  • Working with master pages
  • Selecting and Grouping objects
  • Transform and modify elements
  • Align and arrange content
  • Organise artwork using layers
  • Adding automatic page numbers

Working with Text

  • Creating and modifying text frames
  • Threading text frames
  • Managing overset text
  • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
  • Placing text from a Word document
  • Spell checking
  • Adding special characters
  • Assigning text wrap

Images and graphics

  • Creating basic shapes
  • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
  • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool

Colours

  • Selecting and applying colours
  • Creating colour swatches
  • Applying and modifying gradients
  • Working with spot colours
  • Adding transparency to elements

Publishing

  • Identifying common file formats
  • Using the packaging feature
  • Create a template
  • Prepare page layouts for print
  • Export InDesign projects for multiscreen devices

Course details

Evening class duration Weekend class duration Weekday class duration Course level
2 Beginner - Yellow Belt - 101

How to book

Simply select your start date from below and pay online to book your course.

If you are joining us during a weekday class then the lessons begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:30. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during an evening class then the lessons begin at 18:00 and finish at 21:00 each week. This class will run for 2 weeks.
If you are joining us during a weekend class then the class starts at 10:00 and will finish at 17:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.