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Adobe InDesign

This hands on Adobe InDesign course is suitable for new or existing InDesign users. Learn Adobe InDesign CC to design a magazine, a brochure, and more. Go from beginner to advanced in editorial design. You'll Master the art of creative page layout with Adobe InDesign.


Intermediate to Advanced

2 Day Course

Certification Awarded

Online Resources

Course overview

  • Go from Zero to Hero on this 2 Day hands on course that takes you through the Key fundamentals of this amazing layout application.

Skills you’ll learn

  • To design for print and screen
  • Design and create professional documents from scratch
  • Work with text and images and create artwork for posters, fliers and ads
  • Save time working with styles and master pages
  • Use interactive elements for a more engaging user experience
  • Learn the design principles of layout design

Who would benefit

  • Existing InDesign users, beginners looking to get an understanding of Adobe InDesign, or upskill to a career into the following creative areas, desktop publishing, graphic design, advertising, marketing, online digital publishing.

Why take this course

  • To become proficient in InDesign, to be able to produce a wide range artwork. This includes being able to create and edit long documents, brochures, magazines, annual  reports, posters, flyers, press ads and point of sale artwork and design.


  • At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training.
  • CPD Certification

CPD Certification


  • Course participants must have good computer, file management, keyboard and mouse skills. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required.
  • Software is provided in the Classroom and Live Virtual options

Learning paths

Why choose IACT

  • Ireland’s leading training provider for 30 years
  • Full-time Certified Trainers who use the software every day
  • Smaller class sizes to accelerate learning

Course curriculum

Day 1 : Indesign Course Curriculum
Day 1


On Day 1 you will cover the following topics;

  • The Workspace
  • Take a look around
  • Panels and Palettes


  • Starting a New Document
  • Print vs Screen
  • Spreads or Singles
  • Margins and Columns
  • Page layout concepts
  • Bleed
  • Intro to PDF


  • Basic Drawing objects
  • Document Navigation, Zooming and Panning
  • The Stacking order
  • An Introduction to Layers
  • Grouping and Isolation mode
  • The White arrow


  • Alignment Tools
  • Pathfinder and Shape making
  • Vectors and Anchor points


  • Working with Images
  • Adobe Bridge
  • The Place command
  • Rectangle Frame tool
  • Fitting options
  • Linked files
  • Errors
  • Resolution and Colour space


  • Intro to Text
  • Basic Character formatting
  • Leading Tracking Kerning
  • Text Alignment
  • The Pasteboard


  • The Surfer exercise day 1 recap from zero to hero
Day 2 : Indesign Course Curriculum
Day 2


On Day 2 you will cover the following topics;


  • Output to PDF
  • Print settings, Screen settings, Interactive settings
  • Export to other file formats


  • The Swatches palette
  • Gradient swatches
  • Tint swatches
  • Pantone References


  • Text advanced
  • Tabs
  • Rules
  • Tables
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Styles
  • TOC
  • Text boxes
  • Linking
  • Flowing
  • Columns


  • Working with pages
  • Pagination
  • Spreads and singles
  • Master pages
  • Page numbering


  • Overview of online content


  • Recipes layout exercise recap of Day 2

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