Course Code: AID01

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

This one day beginner's InDesign course covers everything you need to know to be able to create all types of documents with the application. InDesign is Adobe’s industry standard solution for designers, publishers and marketers who need to produce attractive single and multi-page documents. Our introductory course is aimed at those with little or no existing experience of using the application. However, by the end of the course you will be able to create documents and prepare them for print or export as a .pdf. On this course you will learn professional page layout, text formatting, colour and typography management, incorporating graphics, applying effects and more.


Completing this Adobe InDesign course will enable you to do the following and more:

  • Format Text
  • Use Colours and Swatches
  • Understand professional design considerations
  • Create single and multi-page InDesign documents
  • Create effective page layouts
  • Prepare documents for commercial print
  • Create complex Acrobat PDF files
  • Design a magazine cover


  • Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment
  • Designing Documents
  • Managing and Formatting Text
  • Typography
  • Format Characters
  • Working with Objects
  • Colour Management: Process or Spot
  • Colour Systems and Profiles
  • Utilizing Colours and Swatches
  • Managing Transparency
  • Graphics
  • Effects
  • Preflight and Packaging
  • Creating Acrobat PDF File


This introductory course is perfect for anyone just starting out with the software. No prior knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required; only basic PC or Mac skills. If you already have a basic grasp of Adobe InDesign, then you may prefer to take our Intermediate Adobe InDesign course. We also offer an Advanced Adobe InDesign short course. Alternatively, you can also book a one-to-one training session with one of our highly experienced, Adobe certified expert tutors.


We offer this course in live online format for you to participate from your home or your office. We also run classroom based courses at our London studios. Whichever mode you choose you can be assured that all other attendees will be attending in the same mode as you.

To book a (live) online course and learn from home click on the 'Online' tab above. To book a classroom based course, at our studios, click on the 'Classroom' tab above.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about our Adobe InDesign Introduction course please send us a message using our contact page and we will reply to you as soon as possible - or call us on 0203 3974567.

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Book an online place

These courses are delivered live and online using Zoom. To participate you will need a reliable broadband internet connection and a copy of the software already installed on your computer.

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Book a classroom place

These courses are delivered at our London studios. You do not need to bring anything with you as all equipment is provided. You can choose to use Windows or Mac when you book.

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Introduction to Adobe InDesign
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