Adobe InDesign for Beginners Introduction | Training Course

Learn the basic functionality of Adobe InDesign to bring your ideas to life.

Adobe InDesign for Beginners training will introduce you to this revolutionary application.

Considered by many in the publishing industry as the leading page design and layout tool for digital and print media, it is used to create a diverse range of material, such as newsletters, infographics, book and magazine covers, interactive PDFs, brochures, flyers and ads.

This Adobe InDesign for Beginners training is the perfect course for newcomers to make the most of this powerful tool to meet your creative potential.

If you've already been using InDesign, you might find our InDesign Advanced course more appropriate.


Before enrolling on this Adobe InDesign for Beginners Introduction training:

You are expected to have basic computing skills, and be familiar with web and design-related terminology

Why take this InDesign for Beginners course?

You will gain valuable insights and learn how to create experiences that will make an impact. Learn about the latest trends and tools, and explore the technology that delivers world-class customer experiences.

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for anyone new to Indesign who wants to explore its basic tools and features to create and edit print-ready documents.


2 days

2-Day Course Content

  • What is desktop publishing
  • Why InDesign.
  • Overview of the interface
  • Creating customised workspaces
  • Organising panels
  • Customising menu
  • Changing default settings.
  • Creating a new document
  • Bleed
  • Slug and margins
  • Facing pages
  • Columns and gutter
  • What are frames
  • Creating frames
  • Moving frames
  • Aligning frames
  • Sizing and positioning
  • Rounded corner
  • Anchoring frames
  • Rotating and skewing
  • Creating frames from text
  • Creating text frames
  • Using placeholder text
  • Inserting special characters
  • Glyphs
  • Threading text frames
  • Viewing threads
  • The story editor
  • Text frame options
  • Inset spacing
  • Hyphenation
  • Paragraph shading
  • Importing from Word
  • Leading
  • Kerning and tracking
  • Drop caps
  • Baseline shift
  • Justification and alignment
  • Lowercase
  • Sentence case and title case
  • Indents
  • Bullets
  • Formatting bullets
  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Change object shape
  • Rotating a spread
  • Arranging objects
  • Layers panel
  • Different file formats
  • Placing images
  • Frame fitting options
  • Text wrap options
  • Resizing and positioning images
  • Select vs direct select
  • Content grabber (and how to turn it off)
  • Display performance
  • Clipping paths
  • Creating layouts
  • Guides and smart guides
  • The gap tool
  • Liquid layout
  • Alternate layout using the page tool
  • Live distribute
  • Merging frames
  • Compound shapes
  • Working with masters
  • Creating masters
  • Importing masters
  • Applying masters
  • Master options
  • Page numbering
  • Numbering and sections
  • Understanding colours: CMYK, RGB, pantone etc.
  • Creating colours
  • Saving colours as swatches
  • Sampling colours from images
  • Exporting and importing colours
  • Applying colours to strokes and fills
  • Adobe colour themes panel
  • Creating gradients
  • Saving gradients as swatches
  • Applying gradients to items
  • Linear vs radial
  • Angle and location
  • Creating a new table
  • Convert text to table
  • Strokes and fills
  • Alternating row and column strokes
  • Adding rows and columns
  • Deleting rows and columns
  • Merge and unmerge
  • Placing images into tables
  • Drop and inner
  • Shadow
  • Inner and outer
  • Glow
  • Bevel and emboss
  • Satin
  • Transparency
  • Character styles
  • Paragraph styles
  • Style priority
  • Creating styles
  • Applying and removing styles
  • Overrides
  • Redefining styles
  • Importing styles
  • Removing unused styles
  • Nested styles
  • Why preflighting
  • Detecting errors
  • Identify and correct errors
  • Custom profiles
  • Packaging all files
  • PDF presets (print ready, small size etc.)
  • Including printers marks/bleed
  • Compression
  • Export to interactive PDF
  • Page transitions (fade, blind, etc.).
  • Brief overview of related technologies and features
  • Publish online (technology preview)
  • CC libraries
  • Adobe Comp
  • Adobe Muse.