InDesign Advanced


  • 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
  • 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 Advanced

    Informative, educational and well delivered.

    Ernst & Young
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Excellent. The best training I have ever had.

    National Housing Federation
    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 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

    I attended an excellent course on InDesign - it was engaging, informative and very useful. Completely recommend.

    Somerville College, Oxford University
    July 2024
  • The course was well presented and well paced, giving me the knowledge I needed.

    KPMG
    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 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 Intermediate

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

    Naomi 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

    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
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 2 day course
  • 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

  • Preferences
  • Interface
  • Objects
  • Object Styles
  • Strokes
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  • 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
  • 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 Advanced

    Informative, educational and well delivered.

    Ernst & Young
    March 2024
  • InDesign Intermediate

    Excellent. The best training I have ever had.

    National Housing Federation
    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 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

    I attended an excellent course on InDesign - it was engaging, informative and very useful. Completely recommend.

    Somerville College, Oxford University
    July 2024
  • The course was well presented and well paced, giving me the knowledge I needed.

    KPMG
    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 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 Intermediate

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

    Naomi 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

    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
  • Great delivery, enjoyable training session.

    March 2024

Course Dates


Date Location   Price (ex VAT)  
Mon 15 - Tue 16 Jul 2024 Live Online £545
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jul 2024 London £545
Thu 25 - Fri 26 Jul 2024 Live Online £545
Thu 1 - Fri 2 Aug 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 5 - Tue 6 Aug 2024 London £545
Thu 15 - Fri 16 Aug 2024 London £545
Tue 27 - Wed 28 Aug 2024 London £545
Tue 27 - Wed 28 Aug 2024 Live Online £545
Wed 4 - Thu 5 Sep 2024 London £545
Thu 12 - Fri 13 Sep 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2024 London £545
Wed 25 - Thu 26 Sep 2024 London £545
Wed 25 - Thu 26 Sep 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 30 - Tue 1 Oct 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 7 - Tue 8 Oct 2024 London £545
Mon 14 - Tue 15 Oct 2024 Live Online £545
Thu 17 - Fri 18 Oct 2024 London £545
Mon 28 - Tue 29 Oct 2024 Live Online £545
Wed 30 - Thu 31 Oct 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 4 - Tue 5 Nov 2024 London £545
Thu 14 - Fri 15 Nov 2024 London £545
Thu 21 - Fri 22 Nov 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 25 - Tue 26 Nov 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Dec 2024 Live Online £545
Wed 4 - Thu 5 Dec 2024 London £545
Thu 19 - Fri 20 Dec 2024 London £545
Mon 30 - Tue 31 Dec 2024 Live Online £545
Mon 30 - Tue 31 Dec 2024 Live Online £545
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Overview

This course is designed for experienced InDesign users who wish to achieve mastery over those aspects of InDesign that most contribute to creativity and workflow efficiencies. It examines the time saving features and shortcuts which can help layout artists and designers avoid repetitive formatting and layout tasks and free up time to be creative. The course also explains how to streamline your workflow and improve your productivity, to get a greater return on investment. 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. Topics covered include InDesign Preferences and Interface, Objects, Object Styles, Strokes, Text, Advanced Styles, Advanced Typography, Advanced text features, Images, Colours, Documents, Tables, Working with Transparency, Working with Interactivity, Print Production and InDesign Utlities.
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Course Outline

Preferences

  • Detailed look at key options in Preferences
  • Changing Application/Document defaults

Interface

  • Spread view rotation
  • Normal, preview and presentation mode
  • Shortcuts for quick navigation

Objects

  • Combining/converting objects
  • Transforming objects with different methods
  • Pasting objects within objects
  • Creating Bezier paths
  • Pathfinder and Align
  • Compound paths

Object Styles

  • Advanced Object Styles
  • Picture fitting controls
  • Activating paragraph styles in object styles

Strokes

  • Creating custom strokes
  • Pen/Pencil/Smooth/Erase tools

Text

  • Text Import options
  • MS Word to InDesign style sheets workflow
  • Creating and using custom dictionaries
  • Using the story editor
  • Turning text to outlines
  • Find/Change options
  • Basic GREP searches
  • Mapping Styles to Tags on Export
  • Open type
  • Column Guides

Advanced Styles

  • Bullets and numbering - with styling and using Space Between
  • Nested Styles
  • Grep Styles
  • Cross References
  • Understanding Character style behaviour
  • Understanding Object style behaviour

Advanced Typography

  • Single Line/Paragraph Composers
  • Working with OpenType
  • Justification/Hyphenation controls
  • Keep with Next
  • Creating Custom Glyph sets
  • Word space kerning
  • Controls for Drop Caps
  • Paragraph rule options
  • Optical Margin alignment
  • Span and Split
  • Column rules and custom Baseline grid

Advanced text features

  • Text variables - Running Heads
  • Conditional Text
  • Indexes
  • The Notes features
  • Footnotes and Endnotes

Images

  • Working with native Photoshop files
  • Working with AI Illustrator and EPS files
  • Object Layer options and Layer Comps
  • Re-linking based on file extension
  • Live image captions
  • Update using Edit With

Colours

  • Named and Unnamed Colours
  • Multi-ink colours and groups
  • FOGRA39
  • Aliasing spot colours in the ink manager
  • Rich Black

Documents

  • Document Presets
  • Advanced Master Page options
  • Sections and numbering
  • Working with CC and ordinary Libraries vs Content Collector
  • Creating and placing Snippets
  • Books
  • Linking for Text and Spreadsheets files

Tables

  • Creating Cell and table styles
  • Linking to Spreadsheets/updating information using import options

Working with Transparency

  • Effect behaviour in the effects panel
  • Transparency with Blending modes
  • Isolating blending with groups

Working with Interactivity

  • Buttons and forms
  • Hyperlinks and QR
  • Print v Interactive PDF
  • EPUB, Jpeg, PNG output
  • Creative Cloud functionality - CC Libraries, Share and collaborate, Publish Online
  • Liquid Layout

Print Production

  • Separations preview
  • Flattener Preview
  • Bleed and slug
  • Crop/Reg/Bleed marks
  • Define PDF settings

Utlities

  • Using and adding scripts
  • Data Merge
  • Track Changes

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