Adobe® InDesign CC Level 1

Duration: 1 Day
Delivery methods:   Classroom, Virtual Learning, Onsite Event
Price per delegate: $400.00
Trained over 60000 delegates
Delivered by world class instructors
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Course Description

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

The Adobe InDesign CC Level 1 course covers key techniques and features, including setting up new documents, shapes, frames and placeholders, textual content, formatting text, working with styles, placing images, using layers, creating special effects, tables, object libraries, and pre-flighting.

Target Student

This course is intended for people with no previous experience of InDesign or those who have used the product but require the official training on how to use the basics of the application in the best manner. Ideally suited for people wanting to edit existing InDesign documents or those wishing to create very simple newsletters or flyers.


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. No previous knowledge of InDesign is necessary however, a competent level of computer skills would be assumed.

Performance Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Create different documents in a range of sizes
  • Populate these documents with text and images
  • Manipulate and edit text and images
  • Customise and edit existing documents

Course Content

InDesign Environment

  • Getting to know the Workspace
  • Customising the Workspace
  • Navigating through a Document

Setting up a Document

  • Creating a New Document
  • Creating and Saving Custom Page Settings
  • Adding New Pages & Moving Pages
  • Working with Master Pages

Working with Frames

  • Creating and Editing Text Frames
  • Creating and Editing Graphics Frames
  • Working with Frames
  • Corner Effects
  • Working with Layers

Working with Text

  • Creating and Entering Text
  • Vertical Text Alignment
  • Text Flow (manual & automatic)
  • Columns in a Text Frame
  • Spell Check

Working with Typography

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts & Type Style
  • Changing Paragraph Alignment
  • Creating a Drop Cap
  • Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing

Working with Colour

  • Creating and Applying Colours
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a Tint
  • Creating a Spot Colour
  • Applying Colour to Text

Working with Styles

  • Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Creating & Applying Character Styles
  • Creating & Applying Object Styles
  • Loading Styles from another Document

Working with Graphics

  • Adding Graphics from other Programs
  • Comparing Vector & Bitmap Graphics
  • Managing Links to Imported Files
  • Adjusting View Quality

Creating Tables

  • Creating Tables from Text
  • Importing & Formatting Tables
  • Formatting Text within a Table

Working with Transparency

  • Applying Transparency Settings
  • Adjusting Transparency of Images

How to Output and Export Files

  • Live Preflighting Files
  • Printing a Laser or Inkjet Proof
  • Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
  • Packaging Files

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