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About This Course

Do you want to work faster with InDesign? Work more intuitively? Know you’re doing things the best way? This course distills my 20+ years of using and teaching InDesign to many thousands of students. 

In this course, you’ll learn over 100 of InDesign’s best shortcuts, tips and tricks. I can guarantee you’ll not only use it much faster, but with more accuracy and confidence too.


  • Have at least a basic knowledge of Adobe InDesign

Who this course is for:

  • Users of InDesign who want to work with more confidence and speed
  • InDesign users who want to be more productive
  • InDesign users who love using keyboard shortcuts where possible
  • InDesign users who want to set things up for maximum ease of use
  • Graphic designers who use InDesign
  • Marketers who use InDesign

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to use InDesign much faster and more accurately.

30 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.

Get started today and learn more about InDesign.

Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Section 2 - Navigating InDesign Faster
Zooming In And Out – Images 00:00:00
Zooming In And Out – Text 00:00:00
Switching Between Selection And Type Tools 00:00:00
Hiding And Showing Guides 00:00:00
Intuitive Screen Scrolling 00:00:00
Navigating Within Presentation Mode 00:00:00
Section 3 - Working Faster With Panels And Menus
Quickly Hiding And Showing Panels 00:00:00
Workspaces 1: Switching And Resetting 00:00:00
Workspaces 2: About Custom Workspaces 00:00:00
Workspaces 3: Creating A Custom Workspace 00:00:00
Workspaces 4: Save And Amend A Custom Workspace 00:00:00
Alphabetical Menus And Quick Apply 00:00:00
Finding More Shortcuts 00:00:00
Create New Shortcuts 00:00:00
Section 4 - Working Faster With Images
Placing Multiple Images And Fill Frame Proportionally 00:00:00
Using Gridify And The Content Collector 00:00:00
Quickly Sorting Images With Bridge 00:00:00
Pre-Emptively Choosing Fill Frame Proportionally 00:00:00
Making Fill Frame Proportionally A Default 00:00:00
Scaling Images With Shortcut Keys 00:00:00
Selecting Underneath Something And Scaling Image Vs Frame 00:00:00
Scale A Logo By Dragging 00:00:00
Scale A Logo To A Specific Size 00:00:00
Section 5 - Working Faster With Text 1: General
Quickly Select A Word / Line / Paragraph / Story 00:00:00
Navigating Within Text 00:00:00
Quickly Selecting To The End Of A Story 00:00:00
Text Shortcuts: Size / Tracking / Kerning 00:00:00
Text Shortcuts And Preferences 00:00:00
Quick Control Panel Access 00:00:00
Control Panel: Swapping Text Modes 00:00:00
The Two Most Useful Text Shortcuts 00:00:00
Section 6 - Working Faster With Swatches
Quickly Sampling Colours From An Image 00:00:00
Selecting Swatches With Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
Previewing Text Colours 00:00:00
Section 7 - Working Faster With Pages
New Document Dialogue Box Shortcuts 00:00:00
Using Colours And Prefixes To Identify Pages 00:00:00
Making The Pages Panel More Useful 00:00:00
Section 8 - Working Faster With Text 2: Editorial
Quickly Removing Multiple Returns And Spaces 00:00:00
Quickly Changing Dashes To Em Dashes 00:00:00
Using An Additional Window When Removing Overset Text 00:00:00
Section 9 - Working Faster With Text 3: Paragraph Styles
Why You Should Use Paragraph Styles 00:00:00
How To Make A Paragraph Style 00:00:00
Making Text Consistent Quickly 00:00:00
Quickly Adjusting A Paragraph Style 00:00:00
Applying Paragraph Styles With Shortcuts 00:00:00
Applying Paragraph Styles With Shortcuts [On A Laptop] 00:00:00
Save Hours With Apply Next Style 00:00:00
Section 10 - Preparing For Print Faster
Find Low Resolution Images Faster 00:00:00
See At A Glance Where Your Images Reside 00:00:00
Quickly Copy And Re-Link All Your Images 00:00:00
Save Time With A Preflight Profile 00:00:00
Export Your Files Faster 00:00:00
Section 11 - Working Faster With Layouts
Changing Grid Gaps Quickly 00:00:00
Adjusting The Scaling And Space Between Multiple Objects 00:00:00
Automatically Placing An Object In The Right Location 00:00:00
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