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Course Details

(inc GST)
$ 1320
Duration:3 days
Level 3
321 Pitt St
Sydney NSW 2000
Participants:Max 10
Length:9:00 to 16:30
Break Times:
10:30 (15mins)
12:30 (1hr)
14:45 (15mins)
Course Dates: View
Course Outline: View

InDesign Essentials Course

   (4.8 out of 5)
Location: Level 2
80 Mount St
North Sydney
NSW 2060
Break Times:
10:30 (15mins)
12:30 (1hr)
14:45 (15mins)
Duration: 3 days Participants: Max 10
Course Length: 9:00 to 16:30 Price:
(inc GST)
$ 1320
Sale Price:
(inc GST)

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InDesign Essentials Course

Course Overview

People with little or no experience with InDesign who need to create a variety of documents, from simple, one-page layouts to longer documents, including books. You will gain the skills needed to create advertisements, flyers, brochures, newsletters etc. The fast track course includes typography techniques, text threading, text and image management, formatting, styles, tables, tabs, layers, masters and more.

Course Prerequisites

Participants need to be comfortable using computers generally and have basic mouse and keyboard skills. Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, though not essential, would be an advantage.

Course Inclusions

FREE Course Re-sit

8 months

When you book a public course at Raisng the Bar we offer you a FREE course re-sit for up to 8 months from the scheduled course date.

FREE Email Support

12 months

Free email support for up to 12 months from the scheduled course date.

Small Class Sizes

10 students

All of our courses are capped at a maximum of 10 students to maximise your learning experience.

Classroom Training

All of our courses are face to face, hands on, classroom based training delievered by .

Course Manual

With each course we provide you with a comprehensive course manual for you to practice post course.

Computer Lab

No need to bring your own laptop. Our training courses are conducted in fully equipped computer labs with free Wi-Fi.

Course Certificate

Every student receives a certificate of completion at the end of course to recognise your new skills.

Public Course Dates

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If you have 3 or more people interested in this course, call us today to discuss group training - 1300 937 782.

Virtual Course Dates (via Zoom)

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Course Outline

InDesign Interface

  • InDesign Basics
  • Open Documents
  • Page Views
  • Hand Tool
  • Panels
  • Multiple Documents
  • Workspaces
  • Custom Workspaces
  • Create New Documents
  • Document Setup
  • Text Frames
  • Frame Tools
  • Create Frames
  • Preferences
  • Units and Increments

Text Basics

  • Text Frames
  • Default Screen Mode
  • Text Frames & Typing Text
  • Overset Text
  • Format Text Frames
  • Simple Edits
  • Select & Move Text
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Character Attributes

Add Text & Format Paragraphs

  • Create Document Preset
  • Place Text
  • Drag & Drop In Layout
  • Align Paragraphs
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Multiple Columns
  • Indents & Spacing
  • Leading
  • Paragraph Rules
  • Bullets & Numbers
  • Hanging Indents
  • Edit Bullets
  • Custom Bullets
  • Numbered Lists

Advanced Threading

  • Place Longer Text Files
  • Multiple Page Text Flow
  • Navigate MultiPage Docs
  • Page Panel Options
  • Insert & Delete Pages
  • Master Text Frames
  • Step & Repeat
  • Ruler Guides
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Unthreading & Edit Threads
  • Threading Techniques
  • Thread With Shapes

Tab Stops, Strokes & Inset Spacing

  • Tabs Basics
  • Set & AdjustTab Stops
  • Tab Leaders
  • Decimal Tab Stops
  • Hanging Indents
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Stroke a Frame
  • Inset Spacing
  • Vertical Justification

Graphics & Clipping Paths

  • Place Images
  • Existing Frames
  • Move & Resize Images
  • Rotate & Skew Images
  • Resize Shortcuts
  • Create Clipping Paths
  • Thresholds & Insets
  • Customise Clipping Path

Objects & Gradients

  • Step & Repeat
  • Align Objects
  • Group & Ungroup
  • Lock Position
  • Resize Group
  • Smart Guides
  • Combine Objects
  • Compound Paths
  • Stacking Order
  • Shape Editing
  • Add Arrowheads
  • Change Frame Content
  • Object Styles
  • Create Gradient Swatches
  • Create Object Styles

Activity – Create Flyer, Prepare for Printing

  • Multi-Column Text Frames
  • Page Borders
  • Find/Change
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Use Guides
  • Place Graphics
  • Text Wrap
  • Dynamic Spell Check
  • Spell Check Document
  • Autocorrect
  • Package Documents
  • Create a PDF

CMYK Colour, Libraries & Bridge

  • Units and Increments
  • Load & Delete Document Presets
  • Create & Modify Objects
  • CMYK Colour Basics
  • Process Colours
  • Libraries
  • Adobe Bridge

Master Pages, Page Numbering & Text Wrapping

  • Create Master Pages
  • Add Master Page Objects
  • Add Spread Guides
  • Automatic Page Numbers
  • Duplicate & Rename Master Pages
  • Enable Layout Adjustment
  • Assign Master Pages
  • Custom Text Wrap


  • Body Text Paragraph Styles
  • Heading Styles
  • The Story Editor
  • Edit Styles
  • Orphan Widow Control
  • Keep Options
  • Direct Formats
  • Create Styles Based on Selection
  • Baseline Grid
  • Drop Caps
  • Character & Nested Styles

Tracking, Kerning & Hyphenation

  • Tracking
  • Kerning
  • Adjust Hyphenation
  • User Dictionaries
  • Hyphenation Exceptions
  • Discretionary Hyphens
  • Prevent Text From Breaking

Tables with Styles

  • Create Tables
  • Add Data, Columns & Rows
  • Combine Cells & Format Text
  • Format Table
  • Rotate Text
  • Cell Stroke Weight
  • Graphics in Tables
  • Text to Table
  • Text to a Table
  • Scale Tables and Content
  • Table & Cell Styles
  • Create a Table Style

Fonts, Links & Templates

  • Fonts in InDesign
  • Find & Replace Fonts
  • Image Links
  • Templates

Layers, Inline Graphics & Anchored Objects

  • Layers Basics
  • Create & Modify Layers
  • Move Objects to Layers
  • Hide & Show Layers
  • Reorder Layers
  • Inline Graphics
  • Show Object Threads
  • Object Styles

Create Books

  • Book Basics
  • Create a Book
  • Add, Reorder & Remove Documents
  • Synchronise Files

Student Comments

  • InDesign Essentials training course
    very good thank you Cressida
    - Kim
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    Excellent teaching and patience gives me a lot of encourage to try new ideas
    - Sarah
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    The instructor Cressida was extremely helpful, patient and very knowledgeable. I felt extremely comfortable asking Cressida questions and she was extremely patient and insightful too. I definitely will be recommending this course, instructor and Raising t
    - Sonika
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    Having one on one was brilliant!
    - Elizabeth
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    It actually taught me loads of things about InDesign that I didn't know so it was much more helpful than I ever thought it would be.
    - Rose
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    I enjoyed the training and appreciated Randall's patience when I got lost at times.
    - Emma
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    I had a great time, thank you!!
    - Mercedes
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    Trainer was very helpful and approachable and explained things at every point - much better than previous training provider used.
    - Rochelle
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    Looking forward to getting started and using it!
    - Carly
  • InDesign Essentials training course
    Great course and trainer
    - Denise
  • InDesign Essentials Training Course
    Excellent teaching and patience gives me a lot of encourage to try new ideas
    - Sarah
  • InDesign Essentials Training Course
    Fantastic - might be better if it was stretched over three days
    - Emily

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