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  • Certification
  • Supporting Material
  • 18-month Free course retake

 
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InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

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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

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

Public Scheduled Classes

Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.

Virtual Student

Attend a real-time class without leaving home.

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Private Training

We can organise training for you. We can do it for only one person or a group. Give us a call an we can make arrangements for your course.

Live Online Training

With our online toolbox let your global team learn together. Give us a call and we can make arrangements for your course.

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If you can’t come to us we can come to you. Give us a call and we can make arrangements for your course.

Spreading the cost of your training

You know that in the long term it pays to be skilled up in the latest software. But you’ll also know that, in the short term, investing in yourself can feel painful on your pocket. So we’ve got a solution that will help you learn the skills you need, at a monthly price that you can afford.

Introducing Academy Class Payments.

Because we’re committed to your success, we’re offering you the opportunity to pay for your training monthly, rather than the whole cost upfront. We want to remove every barrier we can to your success, and if having the flexibility to spread the cost of your training helps you, as it helps thousands of others, then let’s do it.

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Save With Academy Class Vouchers

Academy Class Vouchers are a flexible, cost-effective solution for training multiple individuals within a team or across an organisation and allow any member within your organisation to book a training course anytime over a 12 month period.

Multiple users can make dramatic savings, booking 10 to 30 day training blocks from the Academy Class schedule. It’s up to you how many Academy Class Vouchers you purchase.

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50 reviews for InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chakib was great!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark was a fantastic instructor. His extensive industry experience and vast knowledge of Adobe’s programs was evident. He was generous in his sharing of these insights and made sure all students were equipped more than adequately to use the software. I would thoroughly recommend him as a tutor and would definitely attend a course run by him in the future.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark Gatter is excellent. If doing any courses in the future we will be requesting Mark again.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark was wonderful. Very knowledgeable, patient and interesting. He showed us additional skills based on our needs and kept training interesting throughout. Whenever I did anything incorrectly, Mark helped to fix it, but also helped me to understand why it had gone wrong so that I could fix it. I would love to attend further training in Photoshop with Mark.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Mark was a fantastic instructor and we are already hoping to take a Photoshop course with him again soon.

    I’d highly recommend the course and Mark as an instructor.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good instructor, has a lot of experience.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you Mark for all your help

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    instructor was clear and helpful

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Friendly and approachable – good at bringing in real life examples to embed theory into reality

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thank you for helping me so far. I have learnt a lot and it has made a big difference.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mark is a friendly and patient teacher, would definitely recommend Mark to friends and colleagues.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ian was excellent at explaining and demonstrating how to use In Design and provided lots of useful hints and tips that were applicable to how we were going to be using the package on returning to work.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    At times, I found the lesson a bit too fast in terms of showing us how to use certain tools or create certain items/graphics/etc. Overall, very good instruction and I feel so much more confident in my ability to use InDesign at work.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Overall Great Class, Gave me a good understanding of the system

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very good

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Excellent! Very relaxed learning environment.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter was very knowledgeable, approachable and helpful

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hopefully Mark will be teaching my Illustrator course!

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    I really enjoyed this course, thank you Mark!

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    excellent

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Average

  32. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  33. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  34. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  35. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  36. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  37. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  38. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  39. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  40. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  41. Rated 5 out of 5

    Best instructor so far!!

  42. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  43. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nigel is an excellent trainer.

  44. Rated 5 out of 5

    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.

  45. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very helpful and knowledgeable

  46. Rated 5 out of 5

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

  47. Rated 5 out of 5

    it was great, thank you very much

  48. Rated 5 out of 5

    Outstanding course and trainer. Huge thanks

  49. Rated 5 out of 5

    Looking forward to the rest of the curse

  50. Rated 5 out of 5

    Top bloke, excellent trainer.

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