InDesign Masterclass Training

What is InDesign Masterclass Training?

Gain a complete overview of Adobe InDesign from a professional designer with 1 day of hands-on InDesign Masterclass training.

InDesign Training

Aimed at beginners and self-learners, our InDesign training course runs through the process of creating, editing and outputting a document from start to finish.

You will learn how to use InDesign effectively with a toolkit of time-saving tips to speed up your workflow.

Our public training courses run on the latest version of Adobe InDesign but the fundamentals taught on this course can be applied to any version. Private training can be arranged for older versions of InDesign.

For information on private and in-company InDesign Masterclass training call us on +44 (0)1273 622272.

Course Objectives

After your InDesign Masterclass training course you will be able to:

  • Use InDesign with confidence and skill
  • Create documents from design through to output
  • Apply styles to documents
  • Manage documents effectively
  • Produce professional quality print material

Who is this course for?

Anyone creating layouts for print or for the web, including graphic designers, web designers, small business owners, creative professionals and marketers. We recommend that you familiarise yourself with the InDesign interface before attending. Download the free trial version.

InDesign Training Introduction

  • Introduction to the interface
  • Creating and saving workspaces
  • Overview of the toolbox
  • Document setup
  • Specifying page attributes
  • Setting margins and columns
  • Adjusting document setup
  • Setting preferences
  • Using ruler guides
  • Using x and y references
  • Locking a point in the proxy box
  • Showing hidden characters
  • Creating shapes
  • Resizing, repositioning & rotating

Text frames in InDesign

  • Specifying frame options
  • Text frame properties
  • Frame alignment options
  • Fitting content to a frame
  • Changing a frames content
  • Locking and unlocking
  • Grouping and ungrouping
  • Magnification and views
  • Placing text files
  • Linking and unlinking text frames
  • Introduction to typography

Typographic terms

  • Typeface, style and size
  • Leading and spacing
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
  • Setting rules and drop caps

Kerning and Tracking in InDesign

  • Text Frame Options
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Hyphenation & Justification
  • Spanning, Splitting and balancing columns

Applying Styles in InDesign

  • Applying & modifying style sheets
  • When to use paragraph or character styles
  • Creating Object Styles

Working with Images in InDesign

  • Importing graphics
  • Bridge & Mini Bridge
  • Resizing graphics
  • Use of the gap tool
  • Use of auto fit
  • Link to files
  • Editing and updating original files
  • Placing multiple images at once
  • Checking resolution and colourspace

Document Management in InDesign

  • Layout techniques
  • Setting a text wrap
  • Duplicating objects
  • Step & repeat
  • Duplicating objects in multiple grid
  • Using arrangement options
  • Master pages
  • Creating different size pages within same document
  • Creating, applying and modifying master pages
  • Inserting automatic page numbering
  • Working with colour
  • Using the colour panel
  • Applying colour to objects and text
  • Stroke and fill options
  • Swatches panel
  • Specifying a pantone colour
  • Spot and process colour
  • Customising the swatches Panel
  • Gradient panel
  • Using the gradient tool
  • Creating graduated blends
  • Adding and deleting colours
  • Using effects


  • Preparing documents for print
  • Saving InDesign files
  • Printing InDesign files
  • Creating PDF files for print and web

the Trainer is a bright, enthusiastic and dynamic tutor who clearly loves the software and wants to share her considerable knowledge with others so they can enjoy it (and really use it) too! Thank you!

Gwynneth Burrows - RH Partnership

Huge amount of content covered and very amusingly presented. Good structure, good pace and all questions answered.

Stephen Lloyd - Teva UK Ltd

I just wanted to say thanks again for the InDesign training course that I took earlier this week. Back in the office today, I've spent a few hours designing my first document. I'm absolutely delighted to find that I've remembered what I need to know and haven't hit any major frustrations... yet! As far as I'm concerned, this is down to the hands-on nature of the course which included plenty of practice rummaging around inside InDesign and creating documents of varying complexities. Plus being given the time to play and have fun with design in the process, which is a great way to learn. Now all I need to do is play with it more. Onwards and upwards, I hope!

Kate Naylor - Sutton Winson Insurance and Risk Managers Ltd

Well thought out - lots of learning interspersed with breaks and chatter about individual situations. I thoroughly enjoyed learning this software and now feel confident using it at work. Very nice personable tutor, great software package which is intuitive and fun to use - well paced teaching.

Heather Stanley - University of Sussex

The real life examples and plethora of hints and tips are invaluable. Being taught by someone who uses the software professionally was very effective. The nature of the course meant that it was quite free-form with questions and answers; my next project in InDesign will be quicker, easier and look more professional.

Hannah Patterson - WPM Education Ltd

InDesign is a gigantic programme but I feel that I have learnt enough not to be scared of it! The course gave a good broad introduction. A good number of people and a good mix of interests - so questions that I wouldn't have asked were raised.

Andy Ford - Spectrum Photographic

I learnt lots of things I didn't know I needed to know. I can already see how much time it will save, can't wait to get started! I enjoyed the chance to play with practical applications and gained lots of new information.

Faye Russell - Family Investments

So useful and some brilliant examples, it was a great pace as well. It took us through the journey of InDesign with examples, and our questions were answered along the way. I have so many ideas to take back to my company - I can't wait to start.

Joey Wojtanowska - WPM Education Ltd

We covered plenty with time to practice and ask questions. Basic through to advanced material including colour. All very useful for everyday application.

Kate Storey - Will Create

I cannot emphasise enough how helpful this course was! It was ideal for the audience as the trainer had an excellent knowledge of all things InDesign, he tailored it to our needs and it flowed really well.

Amanda Collins - Psychological Consultancy Ltc

I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is thinking of using InDesign. It has really helped me improve the way I use InDesign and produce work!

Alison Cheesley - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

I took an InDesign course with the Trainer. She was a brilliant trainer, really lively, full of life and inspiring. Being taught by a practising graphic designer, who is currently using and continually learning about the software, meant that all the information was practical, and up to date, including tips and tricks in using the software. She even supplied us with a great little booklet of all the information covered and more, so if I can’t remember anything, it’s all there to jog my memory. I trained as a stand-in designer, so this is particularly useful as I won’t be using the software every day. We packed so much into two days it was exceptional value for money, I went from zero knowledge to having the ability to do almost anything I wanted in just a few hours. Many thanks!

Rose Hales - Pro Landscaper

A great course with an energetic, enthusiastic trainer who knows the subjects she trains inside out. the Trainer was always willing to answer the easy and complicated questions posed to her. Thanks.

Kim Churchill - Southern Railway Ltd

Great course! Great trainer! Great location! Love Silicon Beach

Veronica Malley - University of Brighton

A totally brilliant course - covers everything and more! Perfect if you have experience of Photoshop - but adaptable & flexible enough if you don't.

Louise Walden - Big Beach Marketing

Very accurate, fun and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the two day course and would definitely recommend it.

Fae Forrest - Oyster Healthcare Communications Ltd

Brilliant course, lots of tea, what more could you want?!

Rachel Guy - Leaders Ltd

Excellent course, with an excellent trainer. Learnt everything I needed to know to be able to make the documents I needed. 10 out of 10. Highly recommended.

April Whitfield - Liz Earle Beauty Co.

An enjoyable training course, with easy to follow teaching. Have left with new found confidence with this software.

Claire Lightfoot - Liz Earle Beauty Co.

Excellent, informative and fun. I'm actually looking forward to getting to work on Monday morning so I can start implementing everything we covered!

Jemma Jones - University of Sussex

Great course, I can go away feeling confident and happy with what I learnt. Would definitely recommend.

Tammie Fulford - Liz Earle Beauty Co.

A whirlwind course with some great content and a chance to apply what we've learned. Taught by a real master!

Des Covill - University of Brighton

Excellent! the Trainer is full of character and made the course really exciting and fun. Learnt everything I wanted and more. Thank you!

Amy Downes - Eljays44

Awesome course! Can't wait to start exploring!

Cara Locke - Independent Lives

Another A++ course - I have learnt so much with the Trainer and really advanced my skills and knowledge of the software. Lots of practice and great friendly facilities. Just excellent.

Nina Cornwall

The InDesign course was excellent. I am self-taught and the couse confirmed I have been on the right track, but revealed so much more! The tutor was knowledgable, helpful and positive despite the fact that I am not a trained designer. It was tailored to people like me and a great foundation for mastering the basics of InDesign.

Fiona Henderson - Heat Mat Limited

Brilliant course, learnt alot more than expected in the two days!

Luke Chamberlain - The Rydon Group Ltd

Enthusiastic tutor that gives a thorough overview of InDesign and transforms what, at first glance seems like a complicated package; to a manageable package. Intensive two days that has given me the confidence to apply my learnings into practice.

Lesley McKenna - Brightwell Dispensers Ltd

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