This Adobe InDesign course will build on your typography skills to ensure that your documents have maximum impact.
Our friendly, experienced Adobe trainers will quickly get you producing and using different sorts of type and show you how to use it to transform your documents.
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 intermediate course that covers all of the InDesign’s type 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.
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. These days he is focused on training Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator.
What Will I Learn?
This course will make you a master of using InDesign to control your typography.
The 10 Commandments of type.
How to use type, colour and contrast for maximum effect.
How to ensure that your type is easily read.
Am I Ready For This Course?
This intermediate InDesign course is designed for delegates who have attended our Introduction to Adobe InDesign training course, or who have equivalent working knowledge of InDesign from their day-to-day work.
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 InDesign 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 trained professionally!
• What do you already know about type?
• Case study: newspapers
• What do typefaces say?
• The different personalities – classy, serious, fresh, authoritative, reliable or fun typefaces
• Examples of type that really works
The origins of the serif
Classic serif typefaces
Classic sans-serif typefaces
Traditional conventions; points, picas and ciceros
• Ways of controlling the vertical space between text
• Ways of controlling the horizontal space between characters
• Troublesome kerning pairs
• Optical kerning in InDesign
What the Swiss school can teach us
Choosing a typeface
Typefaces that work well together
Using white space effectively
• Using rules, dingbats, symbols and glyphs
• Ligatures and hanging indents
• Examples of great typography
• Using contrast
• Type for on-screen display
• Colour theory
• Using Font Favourites
• Font conversion
• Buying fonts
• Free fonts
• Trouble-free printing
• Embedding fonts
• Creating a coherent style
Discover the 10 Commandments of Type
Online Training Requirements
To attend this InDesign course online, you will need:
✔ InDesign on your Windows PC with a camera, speakers & microphone ✔ A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom ✔ To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom
If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.