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Adobe InDesign is used to produce high quality, attractive publications. You will learn to use the tools and techniques needed to work confidently with text, graphics, colour and layout for professional publications. We have Adobe InDesign courses running in Sydney and Melbourne.

Course Price (inc GST where applicable): 
Sydney, Melbourne
2 days

CS5, CS6

You'll Learn how to: 
  • Understand basic graphic design principles
  • Work with the features in the InDesign window
  • Select and work with tools
  • Create new documents
  • Add text to documents
  • Format text using a variety of techniques
  • Add graphics to a document
  • Create and work with layers
  • Work with and apply colour
  • Create and work with objects
  • Create and use Styles
  • Create and use Tables
  • Prepare your document for printing
Course Content: 

InDesign Basics

The InDesign workspace
Working with panels and navigating documents
Using keyboard shortcuts
Opening, saving and closing


Selecting objects and text
Creating frames and shapes
Line, transform and navigation tools

Creating Documents

Creating ruler guides
Setting document bleed and slug
Changing screen views
Creating master pages
Inserting auto page numbering


Working with text frames
Importing text from a word document
Editing text and using the story editor
Using glyphs

Formatting Text

Applying a typeface and style
Changing font size and leading
Changing text alignment
Applying indents and adjusting kerning
Adjusting tracking and setting tabs
Drop caps, subscript and superscript
Creating a bulleted list


Using adobe bridge to place graphics
Using the links panel
Embedding graphics
Creating a clipping path
Applying text wrap
Creating a caption
Changing display performance


Creating and working with layers


Creating and adding process colours
Creating spot colours
Working with colour


Creating and modifying objects
Duplicating, arranging, grouping and distributing
Creating an outline

Formatting Objects

Corner effects, drop shadow, transparency and feathering
Using the eyedropper tool
Creating and inserting a snippet


Creating and using styles
Creating character, paragraph and object styles
Editing styles


Creating tables
Selection tables and table cells
Entering test
Editing, formatting and deleting

Preparing for Printing

Running a preflight check
Printing a document
Defining a print preset
Understanding ink handling terms
Adjusting overprint and trap settings
Creating a postscript file
Exporting a pdf and soft-proofing
Packaging a document

This Course Suits: 

This course will suit you if you need to produce high quality, attractive publications


Basic Windows and file management skills.

The Learning Process: 
Preparing to learn

Get the most out of your course by preparing before you attend. TP3 provide pre-course materials that enable you to reflect on and align your learning outcomes with the course content.

After the course

TP3's online Learning Resources contains additional tools and resources to help you consolidate and continue your learning. For more details, click here.

Customising this course: 

TP3 can provide a range of consulting services to better meet your business needs, including closed courses for your organisation, customised course material relevant to your industry and requirements, individual or group coaching and blended learning solutions.

Booking Information: 
Call 1300 658 388 to book this course, or book and pay online below.
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