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Indesign Essential Training
5.0( 3 REVIEWS )
5h 39m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of using the InDesign software.

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About This Course

Hi there, my name is Dan. I am a graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for InDesign.

Together we will work through real-life projects starting with a simple company flyer, then a brochure & a company newsletter. We’ll make business cards & take control of a really long annual report.

We will work with color, picking your own and also using corporate colors. You will explore how to choose & use fonts like a professional. We will find, resize & crop images for your documents.

There are projects for you to complete, so you can practice your skills & use these for your creative portfolio.

In this course, I supply exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine – handy if something goes wrong.

Know that I will be around to help – if you get lost you can drop a post and I’ll be sure to get back to you.

I will share every design trick I have learned in the last 15 years of designing. My goal is for you to finish this course with all the necessary skills to start making beautiful documents using InDesign.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a copy of Adobe InDesign CC 2017 or above. A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • No previous design skills are needed.
  • No previous InDesign skills are needed.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Lectures with well-structured content.
  • You’ll learn to design a flyer, newsletter, brochure, annual report & business cards.
  • Learn how to create PDF files ready for printing.
  • You will get the finished files so you never fall behind.
  • Downloadable exercise files & cheat sheet.
  • Techniques used by professional graphic designers.
  • Professional workflows and shortcuts.
  • A wealth of other resources and websites to help your new career path.

Who is the target audience?

  • No previous InDesign experience is necessary.
  • This course is for people completely new to InDesign. No previous design or publishing experienced is necessary.
  • This is a relaxed, well-paced introduction that will enable you to produce most common publications. Only basic computing skills are necessary – If you can send emails and surf the internet then you will cope well with our course.

Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned the essentials of the InDesign software.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Overview
InDesign Tutorial Basics Course Introduction. 00:00:00
Exercise Files And Projects. 00:00:00
What Does Adobe InDesign Do? 00:00:00
What Are The Differences Between InDesign And PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark? 00:00:00
Section 2 - PROJECT 1: One Page Flyer
How To Change MM To Inches And Changing UK To US Dictionary In InDesign? 00:00:00
New Document In InDesign – What Is Bleed And Slug? 00:00:00
How To Create Your Own RGB And CMYK Colors In Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
How Do I Steal Colors From A Logo Using InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Color The Background Of A Page In InDesign? 00:00:00
Importing Resizing Rotating And Flipping Images And Logos Inside InDesign. 00:00:00
How To Import Text From Microsoft Word Into Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
How To Group, Ungroup And Rotate Images In Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
How To Make A Dotted Line, Dashed Line And Borders In InDesign 00:00:00
How Best To Preview Your Work In Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
How To Make A Simple PDF From InDesign. 00:00:00
How To Save Your InDesign File As A JPEG. 00:00:00
Why Should I Use CC Libraries In InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Share Your InDesign Files With Others By Using Package Document. 00:00:00
Class Exercise 1 00:00:00
Section 3 - PROJECT 2: Other People's Files
Ideas, Inspiration And Starter Templates. 00:00:00
Working With Other People’s InDesign Documents, Missing Images. 00:00:00
How To Find Missing Fonts In InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Replace Images In InDesign? 00:00:00
Opacity, Transparency And See Through Ness In Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
Why Is InDesign Adding [Converted] And Making Me ‘Save As’. 00:00:00
What If I Can’t Find The InDesign File – Can I Open The PDF? 00:00:00
Section 4 - PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter / Brochure
Creating A New Company Newsletter Or Brochure, What Are Spreads In InDesign 00:00:00
How To Use A Master Page In Adobe InDesign. 00:00:00
How Do To Add Automatic Page Numbering To A InDesign File 00:00:00
Removing A Master Page And Deleting Parts Off The Master Page In InDesign. 00:00:00
Production Video 1 00:00:00
What Is Effective PPI And Image Resolution In The InDesign Links Panel 00:00:00
How To Add Drop Shadows To An Image Or Logo In InDesign 00:00:00
What Is TypeKit Used For In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Add The Copyright, Registered And Trademark Symbols In InDesign 00:00:00
Where Can I Find The Different Versions Of Letters In InDesign – Ligatures. 00:00:00
How To Add Placeholder Text And Lorem Ipsum And Get A Word Count In InDesign 00:00:00
Importing Text From Microsoft Word And Keeping Or Removing The Formatting 00:00:00
Creating Columns In A Text Box Using Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Justify Text And Turn Off Hyphenation In InDesign? 00:00:00
What Is The Space After And Leading In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Underline Text With A Full Width Line In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How Do I Make A Paragraph Style In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Update A Paragraph Style In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Use Find And Change To Remove Double Spaces After A Period Or Full Stop. 00:00:00
Stealing Colours From Images, Is There A Format Painter In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
InDesign Class Exercise 2 – Magazine Spread 00:00:00
Section 5 - PROJECT 4: Long Business Document
How To Bring In Lots Of Text Into InDesign At Once 00:00:00
How Do I Import Paragraph Styles From Another Document 00:00:00
How Do I Insert Completely Blank Pages In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Create A Gradient In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
Do I Need To Use Layers In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
Opacity Advanced, Mater Marks And Transparency Effects In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Add Rounded Corners To An Image Or Box In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How To Add A Large First Letter To My Text Aka Drop Cap 00:00:00
How Do I Increase The Space Between Letters In Adobe InDesign Aka Tracking Or Kerning 00:00:00
How Do I Get Text To Move Around An Image Or Shape Using Text Wrap 00:00:00
Why Can’t I Put Text Over Anything That Has Text Wrap Applied? 00:00:00
How To Draw An Arrow Or Triangle Or Star In Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Put An Image Inside Other Shapes Like A Circle – Cropping 00:00:00
What Is Adobe Stock 00:00:00
Where Can I Find Free Images And Icons That I Can Use For My Business 00:00:00
How Do I Add Bullets And Numbered Lists In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How Can I Create A Table Inside Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How Do I Convert Tables From Microsoft Word Or Microsoft Excel Into Adobe InDesign 00:00:00
How Do I Get Images To Move With The Text In Adobe InDesign Using Anchored Objects? 00:00:00
How Do I Create A Line Break, Column Breaks And Page Breaks In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How Do I Make An Automatic Table Of Contents In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
How Do You Change The Tabs In Adobe InDesign? 00:00:00
Can I Change The Numbering Of My Pages So 1 Starts Later In The InDesign File? 00:00:00
Section 6 - PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge
How Do I Combine Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet In InDesign? 00:00:00
Class Exercise: Create Your Own Business Card 00:00:00
Section 7 - What Next
How To Create A Mockup For Your Portfolio Using InDesign 00:00:00
What To Do After This InDesign Tutorial Course? 00:00:00
Class Project For Your Own Portfolio 00:00:00
Section 8 - Cheat Sheet And Shortcuts
InDesign Cheat Sheet And Shortcuts 00:00:00

Course Review


3 Ratings
  1. Anonymous

    InDesign Essential Training


    Great course! Great instruction! Easy to follow and I love the projects Dan gave along the way. I’m going back and taking his other courses now.

  2. Anonymous


    Excelent Course! I love the way everything is so well explained. It is easy to learn with Dan. I will be taking the advanced course.

  3. Anonymous

    Amazing Course!!


    Dan is very clear and shares great knowledge with actionable ways to implement and learn the course! Loved this so much!! Thanks Dan!!