InDesign Fundamentals Course

Learn all the basics to get you up and running as soon as possible

Learn the industry standard publishing app

You will learn and build your confidence

This fundamentals course is suitable for anyone and doesn’t require any previous design experience. Marketing departments and those working in the publishing industry, amongst others, find it exceptionally useful.


A Red Rocket Studio introductory course is designed to give you an excellent working knowledge of Adobe InDesign. You will finish the course with confidence to create beautiful, effective page layouts.

Let us teach you the industry standard publishing Software and the world is your oyster!

Training Group learning indesign

Lots of high quality content


The first half of the course concentrates on building a document layout from scratch. The second focuses on more advanced layout and typographical controls, working with layers and creating multiple page documents.


Lots of support


180 days unlimited support by phone or email


Course materials and notes


A certificate of completion

Would you like to see the InDesign In-Depth course, or other courses

What type of course would you like?

1-day private one-to-one customised course, at your office

Covering your exact needs, this one-to-one bespoke course will allow you to work on your own files and go at your own pace.


We offer a free consultation service with your trainer, to help build your perfect course.


180 days free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate included.


*all for £447!


*Travel / accommodation expenses might be added depending on distance.

2-day public classroom course

You attend a small class with delegates from other companies at our Chelmsford training room.


180 days free email and phone support, lunch and refreshments, course materials and a certificate all for £385!

Indesign Fundamentals Course Outline

Managing InDesign

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


Working with Colours, Fills & Strokes

  • Creating Objects
  • Transforming Objects
  • Corner Effects
  • Duplicating and aligning Objects
  • Using Smart Guides to align, rotate and resize Objects
  • Drag and drop on Anchored Objects
  • Use the Strokes Panel
  • The fill and stroke settings
  • Creating, using and editing solid colours
  • Creating, using and editing Gradients
  • Pantone colours


Text & Style Sheets

  • Selecting text
  • Formatting text
  • Spanning text across columns
  • Kerning and Tracking controls
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Dealing with overflow
  • Using Linked Stories
  • Linking frames and text flow options
  • Spell Checking
  • Bullets and Numbering
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Text Frame Options
  • Smart Text Reflow
  • Creating and using Paragraph style sheets
  • Creating and using Character style sheets
  • Editing style sheets


Working with images

  • The Place command
  • Resizing images and frames
  • Rotating Objects
  • Using the Text Wrap window
  • Transparency
  • Special effects
  • Shape and corner options


Text Wrap

  • Text Wrap options
  • Allowing text to ignore Text Wrap


Creating Documents

  • Working with Master Pages
  • Page numbering options
  • Adding and deleting pages
  • Working with Tables
  • Basic table and cell formatting options


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