ADOBE INDESIGN TRAINING
BEGINNERS

For those who have no experience
£4 / HOUR

£48 for the entire training
12 HOURS

6 live sessions of 2 hours each

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER AS A LAYOUT DESIGNER

This short InDesign training course is for those who are looking to learn the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign. Taught by some of the best designers in the industry, the training will focus on developing your skills and helping you enter the world of design in a matter of hours.

Scroll down to find out more about this InDesign training course.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Class 1 - Introduction to InDesign, Preferences and Page Settings
In this introduction you will learn what each part of the screen (toolbox, control bar, menus and workspace) does. The 'preference' settings will be changed to suit individual needs, and a new, named workspace saved so that the programme is set up to suit your work. Then you will learn how to adjust the settings in the 'new document' window to create the page layout for your project.
Class 2 - Creating, Editing and Applying Colour Styles
Anything placed in an InDesign document can have a colour fill or 'stroke' (the outline) applied to it. In this class you will learn how to create colour styles and apply them as strokes and fills, and how to then edit the colour. Doing so updates every object to which it had already been applied. Flat colour, gradients and tints will be covered.
Class 3 - Creating, Editing and Applying Paragraph Styles
Paragraph styles are 'macros' holding all the information necessary to format type, whether it's a large colourful heading or a small italic caption. This class also looks at uses for 'placeholder text', and how to create hanging indents, bulleted type and ruled styles - which are difficult unless you know how. Styles will be edited to update the appearance of all the text to which they have been applied.
Class 4 - Working with Text Wrap
Essential methods for getting the text out of the way of placed objects of all kinds. This class looks at creating different shapes - rectangles, ellipses and polygons - and the different text wrap options for each. It also looks at adjusting 'offset', the amount by which text stands away from the object, and refined features such as 'detect edges', which looks for a 'clipping path' within the image as the basis for the offset.
Class 5 - Placing Images into InDesign Documents
The picture speaks the thousand words, so it had better be the right size and in the right place! This class looks at how to import single or multiple images, how to crop, rotate and resize both the images and the frame through which we can see them. We will use various menu-based 'fitting' options as well as auto- and manual-fitting.
Class 6 - Using Master Pages
In this class we'll add various objects to master pages and use them to format a multi-page document. This will include items such as headers and footers, and automatic page numbering. Multiple master pages offer a way to pre-format long documents where set layouts are required for blocks of pages. We will also create 'section starts' which allow the user to redefine the numbering sequence within the document, and use the 'none' master to remove unwanted formatting.
COURSE STRUCTURE
Live Online Training Sessions
You will learn Adobe InDesign by attending live online training sessions. Just like you would in a real classroom environment, you will be able to interact with your instructor and your peers in real time.
Challenging Tasks
After each session, you will be given a set of tasks to help you solidify what you learn during the live training sessions.
Lifetime Library Access
As well as supporting documents for your course, everything you learn during the sessions will be recorded and made available to you. You will have access to an extensive collection of support documents. Forever.
One-to-One Feedback
At the end of the training, you will have the option to attend a one-to-one feedback and evaluation session with your instructor.
UPCOMING DATES
6 JUNE 2016
Class 1
06 June 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 2
08 June 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 3
11 June 2016 — 10am - 12pm

Class 4
14 June 2016 — 8pm - 10pm

Class 5
17 June 2016 — 8pm - 10pm

Class 6
19 June 2016 — 11am - 1pm
11 JULY 2016
Class 1
11 July 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 2
14 July 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 3
17 July 2016 — 11am - 1pm

Class 4
19 July 2016 — 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Class 5
22 July 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 6
24 July 2016 — 10am - 12pm
29 AUGUST 2016
Class 1
29 August 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 2
31 August 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 3
03 September 2016 — 11am - 1pm

Class 4
06 September 2016 — 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Class 5
09 September 2016 — 7pm - 9pm

Class 6
11 September 2016 — 12pm - 2pm
FAQs
Question 1
How do I make a booking?
Answer
Once you decide which date you would like to start (check the upcoming dates above), just fill in the application form below and you will receive an email with the payment instructions for your course.
Question 2
What happens after the booking?
Answer
You will receive an email, giving you access to our online training portal. This is where you will find all the information about your course, support documentation and start interacting with your instructors & peers.
Question 3
How do the live courses run?
Answer
Each live course runs for two-hours and during this time, you will be joining the rest of your peers and watch/listen to your instructor. You will be able to interact with your instructor and ask any questions during the course as you would in a traditional classroom set-up.
APPLICATION FORM