InDesign 2020

Fundamentals Training Course

On this 3-day beginner to intermediate class you will complete a series of real world publishing projects including letters and articles, an advertisement, a magazine cover, a map, a travel brochure and more.

Our instructors will lead you step-by-step through each project, teaching the correct workflow, how to master each tool and useful shortcuts to speed up your production.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
3 Days $1195.00
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Live face-to-face instructor

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

No prior experience of InDesign is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the fundamentals of the lnDesign interface and navigation as well as basic text formatting.
  • New document settings
  • Creating a document
  • Layout and navigation
  • Creating a text frame
Use special tools to re-create a de-classified UFO letter using the text formatting features of lnDesign.
  • Working with and re-sizing text frames
  • Importing and managing graphics
  • Working with bullet points
  • Multi-Frame document
Create an entire retro poster and learn how to import a graphic logo and work with eye-catching titles.
  • Creating a document for Print
  • Setting the bleed
  • Working with titles and subtitles
  • Creating decorative elements
Learn the basics of page layouts and a deeper study of working with type inside of lnDesign.
  • Simple layout sketching
  • Working with a multi-column document
  • Placing and formatting images
  • Text wrapping
Learn how to create and layout a 2-Page Magazine Ad for delivery to a printer.
  • Setting up the document as a 2-Page spread
  • Working with facing pages
  • Working with and formatting bulleted lists
  • Working with FX to solve object issues
  • Working with decorative fonts
  • Printing as a spread
  • Simple web export
Learn how to create useful graphics and effects within lnDesign to use in your projects.
  • Segments, Anchor Points, Curves
  • Creating Custom Shapes & Page Elements
  • Working with Effects to enhance graphics
  • Simple Perspective graphic creation
Take your new text and graphics skills to the next level by creating a one-page recipe for a delicious cake!
  • Layout a one-page recipe with images
  • Create custom graphics elements
  • Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool
  • Working with Swatches
Learn more advanced techniques to bring vector and raster content together to create a map for a Haunted Tour.
  • High Quality vector map creation
  • Using the Ellipse Frame Tool
  • Working with Multiple FX on single object
Learn how to setup and create a two-sided promotional postcard for print.
  • Setting up a 2-Sided Project for Print
  • Working with custom-sized documents
  • Bar Codes/QR Codes and Beyond
  • Understanding Basic Blending Modes
Learn about the various ways to expand the power and features of lnDesign by using Extensions & Scripts.
  • Extensions & scripts to know about
  • Installing extensions & scripts
  • Managing list, style modifications, sorting functions
  • Batch image treatments
Use Advanced level Paragraph Styles to design and layout a Newspaper for print.
  • Create and manage a multi-page document
  • Turning on and modifying the Baseline Grid
  • Stylizing Text with Paragraph Styles
  • Managing multiple columns
Take the Newspaper to the next level by creating and customizing graphics and prep images with captions.
  • Adding Metadata to media
  • Live vs Static Captions
  • Manipulating Master Pages
  • Creating Page Numbers & Repetitive Graphics
Design a 4-panel brochure with custom graphic elements for a travel company.
  • Understanding the various brochure folds
  • Learn about 3rd party plugins for lnDesign
  • Pro Brochure Workflows
Add some wow factor to the travel brochure panels 3-4 by creating some amazing graphics.
  • Converting points to Bezier Curves
  • Re-create a Polaroid-style frame for Images
  • Working with FX to create shadows
  • Layering Graphics for visual impact
  • Working with Slugs
Get more advanced training by going into a deeper level of color and exporting for Print, Web and beyond.
  • Advanced PDF Presets Information
  • What happens to your color on export
  • Exporting for the Printer
  • Understanding Color Conversion
  • Packaging your Project for Archive or Transfer

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.