Introduction

This Authorised Advanced InDesign course will build on your existing skills to teach you how to make the most of InDesign’s advanced features.

Refine your DTP skills and learn to add more sophisticated page layouts and add eye-catching special effects to your documents.

Our friendly, certified 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 the things that you are being taught.

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.

What Will I Learn?

This course will make you 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.

Am I Ready For This Course?

This advanced InDesign 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.

Your Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for a tasty, freshly prepared 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 so that you can recap.
✔ 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 trained professionally to use InDesign.

  • 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

Adobe Certification

We are an Adobe Authorised Training organisation.