InDesign In-Depth Course

Take InDesign to the next level

Learn the industry standard publishing app

Become an InDesign Hero!

You will learn and build your confidence

On this in-depth InDesign course, you will build on the features covered in the fundamentals course, as well as learn those more advanced ones not covered there. These, plus techniques which can help speed up your process flow, will enable you to create complex and stunning media and publications.

Lots of high quality content

 

Amongst topics covered are advanced Pen Tool tricks, adding and editing scripts, exporting to other formats, creating indexes, how to work with libraries, how to manage long documents, Table of Contents and advanced text flow.

 

Lots of support

 

180 days unlimited support by phone or email

 

Course materials and notes

 

A certificate of completion

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Would you like to see the InDesign Fundamentals course, or other courses?

What type of course would you like?

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.

 

*from £385!

 

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

Private Group Courses at your office

If you have a number of staff who require training, contact us for group training rates.

InDesign In-Depth Course Outline

InDesign Workspaces

  • Saving Workspaces
  • Customising menus
  • Customising shortcuts
  • Multiple document windows

 

Page Layout

  • Creating foldouts with ‘Page re-shuffle’
  • Using Alternate Layouts
  • Page tool techniques
  • Liquid layout controls

 

Working with Longer Documents

  • Creating spread documents
  • Smart Text Reflow
  • Templates
  • Creating pages with different sizes
  • Master Pages
  • Based-on Masters
  • Loading and managing styles
  • Sections
  • Numbering
  • Table of Contents
  • Creating an Index
  • Libraries and Snippets
  • Books

 

Working with Text

  • Styling text
  • Text Wraps
  • Filtering font choices
  • Targeting Layers
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Drop Caps
  • Breaks
  • Special Characters
  • More with Tables

 

Working with Tables

  • Creating tables in InDesign
  • Saving table and cell styles
  • Importing tables from Excel and Word
  • Relinking edited table data

 

Advanced Image Options

  • The Content Conveyor tool
  • Relinking edited images
  • Using Layers
  • PSD import options
  • Adding a spot varnish
  • Creating an RGB to CMYK workflow

 

Drawing

  • Mastering the Pen tool
  • Pen tool shortcuts
  • Compound Paths
  • Using the Pathfinder window
  • Aligning objects

 

Interactive InDesign

  • Bookmarks and hyperlinks
  • URL and email links
  • Creating buttons
  • Creating a ‘slideshow’
  • Adding movies
  • Adding sounds
  • Animation in InDesign

 

Output

  • Pre Flight
  • Print Presets
  • Export to PDF
  • Export to ePUB
Create beautiful spreads
Create beautiful spreads