Master InDesign’s most powerful and advanced features on this advanced InDesign course.

Build on your existing skills and learn how to create more sophisticated page layouts and add eye-catching special effects to your documents.

Our friendly, experienced Adobe trainers will quickly get you using these advanced features and share lots of tricks that they’ve learned over the years.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practise and try things out for yourself.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using a wide range of InDesign’s features.

An advanced course that covers all of the InDesign’s more technical features.
Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
Friendly, expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.
All the materials and extras that you’ll ever need.
Ongoing support and help with issues you have after the course.

The Trainer

Our usual trainer for this course is Paul. He has been training people to use layout and graphic design packages for over 30 years.

He started his career working as a graphic designer. Then in 1989 he was asked to help train people use Aldus Pagemaker and CorelDraw and the rest is history.

He has focused on training Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator for the last 15 years.

What Will I Learn?

This course will turn you into an InDesign power user.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Quickly set up advanced page layouts using Master Text Frames, facing pages and bleed and slug.
  • Gain complete control of your images using anchors, clipping paths and the feathering effect.
  • Use advanced text features like glyphs, nested styles and baseline grid.
  • Automate new page and document creation using the Page tool and multiple Master Pages.

Course Details

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  • Using Master Text Frames
  • Using Facing Pages
  • Understanding Bleed and Slug
  • Advanced Typography
  • Using Glyphs
  • Tabulated Text
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Setting Default Paragraph Styles
  • Custom Bullet Text
  • Vertical Alignment
  • Inset Spacing
  • Nested Styles
  • Creating a Table of Contents
  • Using the Baseline Grid
  • Working with Columns
  • Column Breaks
  • AutoCorrect
  • Find and Replace
  • Typography Preferences
  • Linking to Text Files
  • Ignoring Text Wrap
  • Anchored Images
  • Clipping Paths
  • Embedding
  • Placing Multiple Images
  • Auto Fit
  • Feather Effect
  • Transparency
  • Using the Page Tool
  • Rotating Pages
  • Multiple Master Pages
  • Section Breaks
  • Copying Pages across Docs
  • Shuffle Pages

The key topics trained are:

  • Basic Shapes
  • Using Pathfinder
  • Drawing Multiple Frames
  • Outlining Text
  • Text Along Paths
  • Setting Default Colours
  • Using Gradients
  • Using Libraries
  • Object Styles
  • Layers

Am I Ready For This Course?

This is an advanced InDesign course for people who already have experience with InDesign.

This course is designed for delegates who have attended our Introductory Adobe InDesign training course, or who have an equivalent working knowledge of the package from their day-to-day work.

The Day

We provide everything you need for a really productive, engaging day of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for lunch.

We offer a fun, supportive learning environment and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

A full-colour A4 manual covering everything in the course.
A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practise more in your own time.
A Certificate of Attendance to show that you have been professionally trained.

Online Training Requirements

To attend this InDesign course online, you will need:

InDesign on your Windows PC/laptop with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom to attend the course

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.