InDesign Training

Rating 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews

Adobe InDesign Course Brighton

2 days – £495 + vat

Adobe InDesign is the undisputed champion of print & layout design software. Many businesses now look for knowledge of InDesign as an attractive skill on a CV.

This 2-day InDesign Training course in Brighton teaches delegates how to produce professional documents from the design stage to print.

Adobe InDesign Training is for those who have never used InDesign or have taught themselves.

We also offer private and in-company training. Please call 01273 622272 to discuss.

Adobe InDesign Course Objectives

On competition of InDesign Training delegates will be able to:

  • Produce documents from design through to print.
  • Understand the processes and features involved in producing documents
  • Navigate Adobe InDesign efficiently

InDesign Training Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with either Windows or Mac operating systems
  • Competence with a mouse and keyboard
  • We recommend that delegates familiarise themselves with the InDesign interface before attending the course. Trial software is downloadable from

Adobe InDesign Training Course Content

Introduction to InDesign

  • Introduction to the interface
  • Overview of the toolbox
  • Document setup
  • Creating and saving workspaces
  • Specifying page attributes
  • Adjusting document setup
  • Using ruler guides
  • Using x and y references
  • Setting preferences
  • Setting margins and columns
  • Locking a point in the proxy box
  • Creating shapes
  • Resizing, repositioning & rotating
  • Showing hidden characters

Using Text frames

  • Specifying frame options
  • Frame alignment options
  • Text frame properties
  • Fitting content to a frame
  • Changing a frames content
  • Placing text files
  • Linking and unlinking text frames
  • Locking and unlocking
  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Magnification and views
  • Introduction to typography

Typographic terms in InDesign

  • Typeface, style and size
  • Setting rules and drop caps
  • Leading and spacing
  • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
  • Formatting paragraphs

Tracking and Kerning

  • Text Frame Options
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Justification
  • Hyphenation
  • Spanning, Splitting and balancing columns

Applying Styles

  • Applying style sheets
  • Modifying style sheets
  • When to use paragraph or character styles
  • Creating Object Styles

Working with Images in InDesign

  • Importing graphics
  • Bridge & Mini Bridge
  • Images formats
  • Resizing graphics
  • Use of the gap tool
  • Use of auto fit
  • Link to files
  • Editing and updating original files
  • Placing multiple images at once
  • Checking resolution and colourspace

Managing Documents

  • Layout techniques
  • Setting a text wrap
  • Duplicating objects
  • Step & repeat
  • Duplicating objects in multiple grid
  • Using arrangement options
  • Master pages
  • Creating different size pages within same document
  • Creating, applying and modifying master pages
  • Inserting automatic page numbering
  • Working with colour
  • Using the colour panel
  • Applying colour to objects and text
  • Stroke and fill options
  • Swatches panel
  • Specifying a pantone colour
  • Spot and process colour
  • Customising the swatches Panel
  • Gradient panel
  • Using the gradient tool
  • Creating graduated blends
  • Adding and deleting colours
  • Using effects


  • Preparing documents for print
  • Saving InDesign files
  • Printing InDesign files
  • Creating PDF files for print and web

9 Reviews

5 / 5 stars

I certainly learned loads of useful things that should help in day to day work. It fitted all the areas we really needed and gave us lots to think about for future project

5 / 5 stars

Brilliant, learned loads of things which we can hopefully use at work. Definitely worthwhile. Great InDesign Migration course, well delivered.

5 / 5 stars

I really found the InDesign course useful thank you. I have already created some design concepts for our Roaming Newsletter which will go to all new and future Roaming partners internationally. Also I have created two ads for our Airline B2B customers. I wouldn’t have known where to start before the course, so it really was a valuable use of my time!

5 / 5 stars

Just a quick note to say thanks. Phil was great, and Holly and I really enjoyed our couple of days as well as learning a lot about Indesign.

5 / 5 stars

I just wanted to say thanks again for the training course, in InDesign, that I took earlier this week.

Back in the office today, I’ve spent a few hours designing my first document. I’m absolutely delighted to find that I’ve remembered what I need to know and haven’t hit any major frustrations… yet!

As far as I’m concerned, this is down to the hands-on nature of the course which included plenty of practice rummaging around inside InDesign and creating documents of varying complexities. And being given the time to play and have fun with design in the process, which is a great way to learn.

Now all I need to do is play with it more. Onwards and upwards, I hope!

5 / 5 stars

I enjoyed the 2 day course very much, the trainer takes the time to clearly explain the software in a user friendly and educational way. The trainer’s knowledge is outstanding and he clearly communicates everything that is going on.

From Basic to Advanced, all aspects were covered giving us a sound knowledge in this software. This course has given me greater confidence and knowledge of InDesign CSS which will greatly help me with my work projects.

5 / 5 stars

I thought it was a brilliant course. Really good content throughout, everything flowed very nicely.

Being able to use InDesign and physically try out everything the trainer explained helped everything stick and become familiar.

5 / 5 stars

I enjoyed the content which was not too highbrow for a “luddite”. Excellent that the course covered the basics and the top tips/shortcuts.

5 / 5 stars

The course was well thought out – lots of learning interspersed with breaks and chatter about individual situations. Thoroughly enjoyed learning this software and now feel confident and able to use it at work.

Very nice personable tutor, great software package which is intuitive and fun to use – well paced teaching.

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