Adobe InDesign Masterclass with ACP Exam


  • InDesign Intermediate

    My course was great. I appreciated the teacher's expertise and willingness to answer any question. The best thing was that the class size was limited to six, meaning everyone had a chance to speak up.

    Gillian F
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Tony was a fantastic tutor, with an enormous amount of experience, which he shared patiently and creatively. I particularly liked being able to bring real life examples to work on together.

    Penelope V
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Excellent. The best training I have ever had.

    National Housing Federation
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    Our tutor was very helpful, informative and broke down step by step information on how do do certain things (tools/colours/settings) and creating my own defaults setting. Really enjoyed this course.

    Intellectual Property Office
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    The Transmedia team have an exceptional level of trainers leading on the delivery side. We had very positive responses from our trainees on the calibre of training they received. Thank you again.

    Cambridge Partnership for Education
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    An excellent and insightful course led by a great tutor, who tailored the course to our team's needs and clearly explained everything. We feel much more confident in InDesign now! Thank you.

    JD Malat Gallery
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    Informative, educational and well delivered.

    Ernst & Young
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    It was a pleasure to attend this training session which was catered to our specific needs. Lee was clearly adept with his InDesign skills and very flexible managing our queries.

    Broadwick Studio
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    Great course. Our trainer worked hard to tailor the course to our specific needs and work through the content at our pace.

    Saffery Champness
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    Thanks again for the session last week. I've received more glowing feedback about how inspired and engaged the team felt.

    Molson Coors
    April 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Amazing training session with Craig, explaining Keynote and PowerPoint. Very helpful but also SO entertaining! Thanks again!

    Naomi F
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    I have taken part in several Transmedia courses and will likely take part in a few more. Lee my trainer was always happy to help me. From booking to training, Transmedia is brilliant to work with.

    Reach plc
    March 2024
  • The course was well presented and well paced, giving me the knowledge I needed.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 4/6 day course (according to needs)
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Working in the Design Industry
  • Project Setup and Interface
  • Organising Documents
  • Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
  • Publishing Digital Media
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  • InDesign Intermediate

    My course was great. I appreciated the teacher's expertise and willingness to answer any question. The best thing was that the class size was limited to six, meaning everyone had a chance to speak up.

    Gillian F
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Tony was a fantastic tutor, with an enormous amount of experience, which he shared patiently and creatively. I particularly liked being able to bring real life examples to work on together.

    Penelope V
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Excellent. The best training I have ever had.

    National Housing Federation
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    Our tutor was very helpful, informative and broke down step by step information on how do do certain things (tools/colours/settings) and creating my own defaults setting. Really enjoyed this course.

    Intellectual Property Office
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    The Transmedia team have an exceptional level of trainers leading on the delivery side. We had very positive responses from our trainees on the calibre of training they received. Thank you again.

    Cambridge Partnership for Education
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    An excellent and insightful course led by a great tutor, who tailored the course to our team's needs and clearly explained everything. We feel much more confident in InDesign now! Thank you.

    JD Malat Gallery
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    Informative, educational and well delivered.

    Ernst & Young
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    It was a pleasure to attend this training session which was catered to our specific needs. Lee was clearly adept with his InDesign skills and very flexible managing our queries.

    Broadwick Studio
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    Great course. Our trainer worked hard to tailor the course to our specific needs and work through the content at our pace.

    Saffery Champness
    March 2024
  • InDesign Introduction

    Thanks again for the session last week. I've received more glowing feedback about how inspired and engaged the team felt.

    Molson Coors
    April 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Amazing training session with Craig, explaining Keynote and PowerPoint. Very helpful but also SO entertaining! Thanks again!

    Naomi F
    March 2024
  • InDesign Advanced

    I have taken part in several Transmedia courses and will likely take part in a few more. Lee my trainer was always happy to help me. From booking to training, Transmedia is brilliant to work with.

    Reach plc
    March 2024
  • The course was well presented and well paced, giving me the knowledge I needed.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • An excellent trainer with extreme depth of knowledge in the product. Also some really good and helpful shortcuts.

    March 2024
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Dates

These are the dates for the first part of the Masterclass: InDesign Introduction. More experienced users may wish to start with the next level: InDesign Intermediate.

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Date Location   Price (ex VAT)  
Thu 23 - Fri 24 May 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2024 London £485
Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 4 - Wed 5 Jun 2024 London £485
Tue 4 - Wed 5 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 6 - Fri 7 Jun 2024 London £485
Wed 12 - Thu 13 Jun 2024 London £485
Mon 17 - Tue 18 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 18 - Wed 19 Jun 2024 London £485
Mon 24 - Tue 25 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 25 - Wed 26 Jun 2024 London £485
Thu 27 - Fri 28 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 8 - Tue 9 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 8 - Tue 9 Jul 2024 London £485
Thu 11 - Fri 12 Jul 2024 London £485
Tue 16 - Wed 17 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jul 2024 London £485
Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jul 2024 London £485
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jul 2024 London £485
Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 5 - Tue 6 Aug 2024 London £485
Tue 6 - Wed 7 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 8 - Fri 9 Aug 2024 London £485
Mon 12 - Tue 13 Aug 2024 London £485
Thu 15 - Fri 16 Aug 2024 London £485
Thu 15 - Fri 16 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 19 - Tue 20 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 27 - Wed 28 Aug 2024 London £485
Thu 29 - Fri 30 Aug 2024 London £485
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 9 - Tue 10 Sep 2024 London £485
Thu 12 - Fri 13 Sep 2024 London £485
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2024 London £485
Wed 25 - Thu 26 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 26 - Fri 27 Sep 2024 London £485
Mon 7 - Tue 8 Oct 2024 London £485
Tue 8 - Wed 9 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 14 - Tue 15 Oct 2024 London £485
Mon 21 - Tue 22 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 28 - Tue 29 Oct 2024 London £485
Thu 31 - Fri 1 Nov 2024 London £485
Thu 31 - Fri 1 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 5 - Wed 6 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 7 - Fri 8 Nov 2024 London £485
Mon 11 - Tue 12 Nov 2024 London £485
Mon 18 - Tue 19 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 18 - Tue 19 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 25 - Tue 26 Nov 2024 London £485
Wed 27 - Thu 28 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 5 - Fri 6 Dec 2024 London £485
Mon 9 - Tue 10 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 9 - Tue 10 Dec 2024 London £485
Wed 11 - Thu 12 Dec 2024 London £485
Wed 18 - Thu 19 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 19 - Fri 20 Dec 2024 London £485
Mon 23 - Tue 24 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
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Private One-to-One Training

One-to-one tuition tailored to your exact requirements. Your choice of duration, dates and content.

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Team Training for Companies

Group bookings provide you with the most cost-effective way to train your team.

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Team Training and Bespoke Sessions

Booking a private training session allows you to focus on your exact needs on dates that work best for you or your team.

  • Sessions can be run online or in person, on your site or at our London training centre.
  • We manage training for many of the UK’s largest companies, taking care of all the admin, working with you to ensure the perfect course.
  • Our expert trainers will first understand your requirements and then tailor each session to your exact specification.
  • We offer a free consultation service to work out every detail of your course.

Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.

Overview

Our InDesign Masterclass is aimed at those with none, limited or an intermediate knowledge of InDesign. Rather than attending a single, intensive class, our flexible approach allows you to follow the agenda that best meets your needs, taking any combination of Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced, on the dates that suit you. In combination, you'll gain all the knowledge you need to pass the Adobe InDesign ACP Exam. And whether you take all three classes or just two, you'll always pay less than if you book the classes separately. All our Adobe InDesign courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools. Our free Training Needs Analysis will help you decide whether the Introduction or the Intermediate InDesign course is your best starting point. Our recommendation is usually to allow at least 3 to 4 weeks between classes, depending on your study time. When you've completed the curriculum you need to meet your goals, we'll arrange for you to take the ACP exam. Topics covered include Working in the design industry, Project setup and interface, Organising documents, Creating and modifying visual elements, Publishing digital media and Adobe certification preparation and ACP exam. Please note that there is a separate cost for the exam.
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Course Outline

Working in the Design Industry

  • Purpose, audience and requirements for preparing designs and artwork for target devices and media
  • Understanding key terms eg. client goals, target audience, demographics, accessibility etc
  • Identifying requirements based on how the design will be used, including print, web, and mobile
  • Demonstrating knowledge of basic design principles and best practices employed in the design industry
  • Do's and Don'ts of great print design
  • Communicating visually by using the elements and principles of design and common design techniques
  • Demonstrating knowledge of techniques for communicating about design plans with peers and clients
  • Demonstrating knowledge of basic project management concepts eg. project scope, scope creep, cloud utilisation and file management
  • Understanding key terms such as sketches, specifications, design process, wireframes, prototypes, iterations, change orders, drafts, feedback loop etc
  • Best practice in presenting design concepts to stakeholders
  • Designing business and ethics eg. copyright, permissions and licensing, including when and how to obtain permission to use images of people and locations
  • Legal and ethical considerations for using third-party content, such as copyright, permissions and licensing
  • Identifying when and how to obtain permission to use images of people and locations, including model release, location release, permission to use a person’s face or restricted location
  • Understanding key terms such as image resolution, image size, file types, linking and embedding, pixel, raster, bitmap, vector, path, object, type, resizing, units of measurement (picas, inches, pixels, centimetres etc)
  • Demonstrating knowledge of how colour is created in publications
  • Understanding key terms such as colour management, gamut, CMYK vs. RGB vs. grayscale etc
  • Identifying and using common typographic adjustments to create contrast, hierarchy, and enhanced readability
  • Understanding key terms related to multi-page layouts such as title, header, body text, block quote, footer, caption, table of contents, index, page size, page orientation, facing pages, spread, bleed, trim, slug, master page, alternate page layout, column, gutter, margin, frame etc.
  • Managing colour and applying colour effects
  • Working with multipage documents
  • Understanding key terms such as rule of thirds, foreground, background, tone, emphasis, movement, hierarchy, negative space, grids, focal point, gestalt principles (similarity, continuation, closure, proximity, figure/ground, and symmetry and order etc)
  • Communicating visually by using the elements and principles of design and common design techniques
  • Understanding key terms such as line, shape, form, colour, texture, contrast, balance, white space, proportion, rhythm, pattern, unity, repetition, alignment, balance, scale etc.
  • Understanding basic typographic principles such as line and character spacing, text and type and identify and use common typographic adjustments to create contrast, hierarchy and enhanced readability
  • Understanding key terms such as font, size, style, colour, alignment, kerning, tracking, leading, horizontal and vertical scale, line length, serif vs. san serif etc.
  • How to create custom typography for a brand
  • Looking into the future of layout design

Project Setup and Interface

  • Understanding the interface setup and program settings that assist an efficient and effective workflow
  • Understanding the proper use of digital assets for a project
  • Understanding the appropriate settings for mobile, web, print, film and video, art and illustration and printed and onscreen artwork
  • Understanding key concepts such as width, height, margins, columns, orientation, pages, bleed, slug, facing pages, primary text frame, column gutter etc.
  • Creating a new document preset to reuse for specific project needs
  • Changing page size and orientation
  • Adjusting layouts and creating text frames
  • Navigating, organising and customising the application workspace
  • Identifying and manipulating elements of the InDesign interface
  • Understanding key concepts such as Control bar, menus, panels, toolbars etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as tabbed documents, showing, hiding, nesting, docking panels, saving and resetting workspaces
  • Configuring application preferences
  • Understanding key concepts such as display performance, interface, grids, guides and pasteboard, spelling, story editor display, units and increments etc
  • InDesign tools
  • Workspace basics
  • Using non-printing design tools in the interface to aid in design or workflow
  • Navigating a document
  • Understanding key concepts such as panning, zooming, pasteboard etc
  • Using rulers, showing and hiding rulers, changing the measurement unit on rulers, adjusting and resetting ruler origin
  • Using guides and grids, including adding, removing, and locking/unlocking guides, showing grids, using snap or align options and creating guide layouts
  • Using views and modes to work efficiently with vector graphics
  • Understanding key concepts such as panning and scrolling, zooming, rotating pages, pasteboard
  • Showing and hiding rulers, changing the measurement unit on rulers
  • Understanding key concepts such as adding, removing and locking/unlocking guides, setting colour, hiding guides and grids, showing grids, Smart Guides, creating guide layouts, snapping, document and baseline grids
  • Using views and modes to work efficiently
  • Understanding key concepts such as changing screen mode; Normal, Preview, Bleed, Slug, and Presentation
  • Zooming in and out, using grids, using rulers
  • Importing assets into an InDesign document
  • Use the Adobe Camera Raw interface to import images
  • Managing colours, swatches and gradients
  • Setting the active fill and stroke colour
  • Understanding key concepts such as frame vs text, swatches, colour picker, Eyedropper tool, colour values etc.
  • Creating and customising gradients
  • Understanding key concepts such as gradient panel, editing colour and transparency stops, radial and linear gradient etc.
  • Creating, managing and editing swatches and swatch libraries including key concepts such as colour and gradient swatches; identifying colour swatch type including process and spot colour, creating, managing and loading swatch libraries including commercial libraries such as Pantone
  • Using tables
  • Managing paragraph, character and object styles

Organising Documents

  • Using layers to manage design elements
  • Using the Layers panel to modify layers
  • Understanding key concepts such as adding, deleting, hiding/showing, locking/unlocking, duplicating and renaming layers, layer options and the spread-based nature of layers
  • Managing and working with multiple layers in a complex project
  • Understanding key concepts such as layer colour, working with layers across spreads, hierarchy and stacking order, grouping, selecting and targeting objects using the Layers panel
  • Grouping, locking, and duplicating objects
  • Creating, editing and arranging pages in a document
  • Understanding key concepts such as adding/deleting pages, pages vs. spreads, selecting pages, rearranging pages, shuffling pages or spreads, page settings, alternate layouts, Page tool etc.
  • Creating and applying master pages
  • Understanding key concepts such as Master options, naming, unlocking objects and overriding

Creating and Modifying Visual Elements

  • The Core tools and functionality that particularly affect the visual outcome of a document
  • Understanding key concepts such as frame types (graphic, text, unassigned), creating frames using frame tools, the Type tool, the Pen tool etc
  • Manipulating graphics in frames
  • Understanding key concepts such as placing graphics into documents or into existing frames, using frames to affect visibility of the content, frame fitting options and Content-Aware fit
  • Adding and manipulating text using appropriate typographic settings
  • Using the Type tool and Type-on-a-path tool to add text
  • Using appropriate character settings in a design including for font, size, character style, kerning, tracking, leading, baseline shift, horizontal and vertical scale and colour, to enhance readability and hierarchy etc.
  • Using appropriate paragraph settings in a design including indentation, alignment, paragraph spacing, hyphenation, drop cap, numbered and bulleted lists, using and working effectively with paragraph styles etc.
  • Converting text to outlines: benefits and disadvantages
  • Managing text flow across multiple text areas including managing overset text, threading text, text wrap, primary text flow, text columns etc.
  • Using tools to add special characters or content including page numbers, table of contents, index markers and index, break characters, special characters, glyphs etc
  • Applying kerning and tracking
  • Making, managing, modifying and refining selections using a variety of tools and methods such as using the Selection tool, the Direct Selection tool, page selection, selecting frames vs content and content grabber
  • Understanding key concepts such as keyboard modifiers, selecting multiple objects with selection tools or in the Layers panel and moving and grouping objects
  • Transforming digital graphics and media within a publication
  • Modifying frames and frame content
  • Understanding key terms such as frames, content, redefining frame types, clipping paths, content collector etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as the relationship between a frame and its content, replacing frame content, using frames to crop content or split text, manipulating anchor points etc.
  • Rotating, flipping and transforming individual frames and content
  • Understanding key concepts such as alignment, distribution, scaling, shearing, rotating, the transform panel, registration point etc.
  • Working with frames and objects including transforming objects
  • Using basic reconstructing and editing techniques to manipulate document content
  • Using various tools to revise and refine project content
  • Using the Story Editor to edit text within a project including the Story Editor interface, editing within Story Editor, troubleshooting/proofreading in Story Editor
  • Editing text using Find/Replace, using custom dictionaries, dictionary language, spell check etc.
  • Evaluating or adjusting the appearance of objects, frames or layers using various tools
  • Understanding key concepts such as compound paths, fill and stroke, opacity, Pathfinder panel etc.
  • Modifying the appearance of design elements by using effects and styles, including using effects to modify images or frames, applying premade object styles, drop shadows, feathers, glow etc.
  • Creating, editing, applying, saving and deleting object styles, including Break Link to Style
  • Working with Interactive and dynamic content including interactive elements and behaviours, navigation, hyperlinks, cross references, buttons, bookmarks, events, page transitions, rich-media objects, video files, audio files and animation
  • Creating, selecting and editing tables including adding or importing tabular data, rows, columns, cells, graphic vs text cells etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as fill, strokes/borders, merging/splitting cells, distributing cells, converting text and table data, table and cell options etc.

Publishing Digital Media

  • Preparing documents for publishing to web, print and other digital devices
  • Checking documents for errors and project specifications
  • Understanding key concepts such as Preflight panel and process, resolving pre-flight errors, colour space, bleed, resolution, document size, profiles and pre-flight options
  • Understanding and using Printer's Marks and Bleeds and Adobe PDF options
  • Printing proof copies before publishing
  • Understanding key concepts such as: print settings, printing pages vs. spreads, printing thumbnails or tiles etc.
  • Understanding how to package an InDesign project including font and image management, packaging projects, handling protected fonts (CJK)
  • Saving and exporting documents to various file formats for print, screen or online including PDF, EPUB, HTML, Publish Online etc
  • Saving in the native file format for InDesign (.indd files)
  • Understanding key concepts such as saving for compatibility with earlier versions of the software (.idml), saving copies etc.

Adobe Certification Preparation and ACP Exam

  • Working through exam preparation sheet and sample exam questions
  • Taking a practice exam
  • Questions and answers
  • Taking the InDesign ACP Exam

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