(83 customer reviews)

InDesign: Beginner

£397.00 + VAT

COURSE DURATION: 2 Days

By the end of this course you will 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

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Description

Introduction: 2 Days
Overview: Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour publications after just two days of training! That’s what’s on offer with the InDesign 101: Yellow Belt course. It’s an essential skill for anyone working in the publishing industry, but also for anyone who would like to be able to create marketing documents for their company.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard layout program. It is used in the production of brochures, magazines, newsletters, and PDF’s. InDesign is also the source for most publishing from eBooks, printed material and even Apps for smartphones and tablet devices.

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

 

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

Our InDesign course targets the beginner or first-time user and will give you a thorough grounding is this graphic design program. 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.

 

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

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Why Train At Academy Class

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18 month class retake included.


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If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Let us know on the FIRST day of your training if something isn’t quite right and give us a chance to fix it or give you your money back.

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We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 10% any like-for-like Training course price.

Experienced Instructors

Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

“The investment in knowledge pays the best interests.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00
Course

11:00 – 11:15
Break

11:15 – 13:00
Course

 13:00 – 14:00
Break

14:00 – 16:30
Course

How You Want To Learn

Individual

Corporate

Customised

Classroom

Live-Online

Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green
London
EC1R 0QJ

Manchester

Universal Square
Devonshire Street
Ardwick
M12 6JH

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    Setting up InDesign projects

    • Identify project requirements
    • Establish target audience and needs
    • Apply design principles to create a professional layout

    User interface

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

    InDesign documents

    • Setting up an InDesign document
    • Working with master pages
    • 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
    • Selecting and Grouping objects
    • Transform and modify elements
    • Align and arrange content
    • Placing images
    • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
    • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool
    • Working with Layers and Organise artwork using layers

    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

    83 reviews for InDesign: Beginner

    1. Steven Wood

      Top bloke, excellent trainer.

    2. Kim Lowden

      Looking forward to the rest of the curse

    3. Cliff Caswell

      Outstanding course and trainer. Huge thanks

    4. Asha

      it was great, thank you very much

    5. Claudia Mlcek

      Peter made InDesign more user friendly with clear and concise advice.

    6. Deena

      Very helpful and knowledgeable

    7. Kerry Laredo-Vince

      Totally brilliant. Have learned so much. A total convert and appreciator of InDesign now. Absolutely exhausted but very much worth it. Can’t fault any element. Peter Bone, our trainer, was lovely, knowledgeable and really helpful. Thank you very much. 🙂 I can’t wait to apply all my new knowledge and skills.

    8. Caroline Flexman

      Nigel is an excellent trainer.

    9. IFEOLUWA SAMUEL

      Great Training, I’m really enjoy every bit of the class and I’m sure with what have learnt I will be able to do great works, and also a big thank you to my Tutor – Nigel.

    10. Emma Holford

      Best instructor so far!!

    11. Angela Scott

      The instructor was very knowledgable and patient and answered all questions and problems as they occurred.

    12. Sandie

      I’ve just completed the InDesign 101 Yellow Belt course at Academy Class. Instructors and staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Already booked on the next stage in November, would have no hesitation in recommending Academy Class.

    13. Becky

      This was far better than I anticipated. Great small class size made it easy to ask questions in a relaxed environment. Was also able to shape the class around our needs. Brilliant, learnt a huge amount in a short time.

    14. Jeaulina Cato

      Very informative, found it easy to learn and got to answer many questions while learning new things and shortcuts.

    15. Catriona Lawson

      Matyas had an obvious passion for InDesign which enabled him to explain the uses of each step coherently and concisely.

    16. A. Grange, IDG

      I attended the 2 day introductory course for InDesign with Academy Class and was hoping to pick up a few tips to support my limited experience. In the end I came away with a wealth of advice, tips, examples and notes that will really help me back at work and hit the ground running in preparing new documents and materials. The tutor’s knowledge was excellent and he presented the information in a simple and easy to understand way, giving us confidence to get going with InDesign. Definitely recommended.

    17. Evie Copland, DGHP

      Completed the InDesign Yellowbelt course last week. Having used the software before, I was looking forward to learning some new techniques, short cuts and changing bad habits!! I wasn’t disappointed, the trainer was great and had excellent knowledge of all of the Adobe programs we used over the course. Training is tailored to whatever you need, we could work quickly and got a first class service the entire time we were with the Academy. The training environment is fantastic too – industry standard equipment and trainers. The fact that you can learn everything you might need when you return to your office in a relaxed place over the course of a couple of days makes training at the Academy Class the best choice. I’d recommend them to anyone.

    18. Kathryn Penny

      I’ve just completed the InDesign 101 Yellow Belt course. Academy Class delivered everything they promised. Instructors and staff were knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I would definitely go on another of their training courses.

    19. A. Thorpe

      I have just completed the In Design 101 Yellow Belt training course. It was very well structured, providing a good overview of what can be achieved using InDesign software. By the end of the course I wasconfident enough to start exploring and designing on my own. I would defiantly recommend this course to anyone who is starting out, as it will save you a great deal of time, promote good habits and professional practice.

    20. Sonny Lajinska

      Average

    21. Kate Kohanzad

      excellent

    22. Ben

      Great course, great instructor, will definitely do the green belt course.

    23. Chrissie Bond

      I really enjoyed this course, thank you Mark!

    24. Daniel Paget

      Hopefully Mark will be teaching my Illustrator course!

    25. Amy G.

      I attended the 2 day introductory course for InDesign with Academy Class in Manchester and was hoping to pick up a few tips to support my limited experience. In the end I came away with a wealth of advice, tips, examples and notes that will really help me back at work and hit the ground running in preparing new documents and materials. The tutor’s knowledge was excellent and he presented the information in a simple and easy to understand way, giving us confidence to get going with InDesign. Definitely recommended.

    26. Sovay A.

      Attended Indesign and Illustrator training. The tutor was helpful and gave clear instructions, the calss size was small so I could get personal assistance when I needed it. A good learning experience.

    27. Kerrin B.

      I did the InDesign 101 course at Academy Class. The instructor was fantastic. He was friendly, knowledgeable and always more than happy to re-explain points that anyone missed. The course content was relevant and the class was paced perfectly for my group. Great facilities too!

    28. Sara T.

      The InDesign 101: Yellow Belt course was excellent and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn the basics and beyond of InDesign CS5. I attended the course in Manchester and the tutor taught the course in an interesting, engaging way. The facilities were of a high standard and the other course attendees were friendly and eager to learn. I enjoyed the course and learnt a lot in the 2 days.

    29. Verified Client

      A fantasic 4 days! I went on the InDesign 101 and Photoshop 101 course and had a great time, learning new techniques (which would have saved me hours if I had have known before!!) Fantastic staff and trainers, great facilities and ideal location. Looking forward to Illustrator 101 in January.

    30. Maddy

      Peter was very knowledgeable, approachable and helpful

    31. Alan M Baird

      Excellent! Very relaxed learning environment.

    32. Kendra

      really great instructor, went at a good pace to encompass the different levels of the students current use.

    33. Suze Jones

      Very good

    34. Gina Sheldon

      Pete was a great course leader, his knowledge and enthusiasm rubbed off. I really enjoyed the course and am looking forward ti using the skills learnt

    35. Hanna Kemsley-Gilbert

      Excellent course, well delivered. I started with no knowledge of InDesign and now I feel confident that I could complete most of the work I need to do with it. Amazing how much you can learn in two days!