Adobe InDesign Lite Training

Adobe InDesign Lite Course

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Onsite and ONLINE

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Training Modules (Overview)

  • InDesign’s Interface
  • The Toolbar
  • Working with Documents
  • Selections
  • Frames and Objects
  • Working with Images
  • Working with Text
  • Introduction to Colour
  • Exporting and Printing
  • Automation

What You Get

  • Digital workbooks access
  • Class Exercises Relevant to Industry
  • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
  • After Course Support
  • Free Course Resit (6 Months)*
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)
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Course Outline

The InDesign Interface

  • Operating Systems, Versions, Menus and Shortcuts
  • Dialogue Boxes & Panels – Efficiency Tips
  • The Start Workspace
  • File Types
  • The InDesign Interface at a Glance
  • InDesign Preferences
  • InDesign Panels
  • InDesign Workspaces
  • The Tools Panel
  • The Control Panel
  • Using InDesign Help
  • The Pasteboard
  • The Context Menu
  • Zooming and Scrolling
  • Adding and Navigating Pages
  • Display Performance
  • Document Tabs
  • Control Panel Reference Points
  • Selecting Frames and Moving
  • Resizing Frames
  • Selecting Text
  • Hidden Characters
  • Screen Modes
  • Undoing, Redoing and Reverting
  • Saving Files

Creating Documents

  • Best Practice Workflow
  • Colour – RGB versus CMYK
  • New Document Dialogue at a Glance
  • Page Margins and Margin Guides
  • Columns
  • Bleeds
  • Page Sizes
  • Modifying the Document Setup
  • Modifying Margins and Columns
  • Creating a Document Preset
  • Document Rulers
  • Ruler Guides
  • Smart Guides
  • Creating and using Template Files
  • Adding and Deleting Pages

Adding Text and Graphics

  • Working with Text
  • Making the Frame Fit the Text
  • Selecting Text
  • Adding Placeholder Text
  • Placing Text Files
  • Importing Images
  • Resizing Images and Frames
  • Fitting Images
  • Positioning an Image within the Frame
  • Placing Multiple Images
  • Placing Multiple Images in a Grid (Gridify)
  • Creating Shapes
  • Corner Effects
  • Rotating Text, Images or Shapes
  • Grouping Objects
  • Stacking Objects

Working with Text Frames

  • Text Frame Indicators
  • Text Frame Options
  • Threading Text Frames
  • Text Flow
  • Import Options for Placing Text
  • Using Glyphs
  • Inserting Break Characters

Formatting Text

  • Formatting Text
  • Character Formatting
  • Selecting a Type Face and Type Style
  • Setting Type Size
  • Leading/Line Spacing
  • Kerning and Tracking
  • Capitalisation
  • Superscript or Subscript Characters
  • Underline and Strikethrough
  • Baseline Shift
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Paragraph Alignment
  • Space Before or After
  • Indenting Text
  • Hyphenation
  • Applying Colour to Objects
  • Creating a New Swatch
  • Editing Swatches
  • The Eyedropper Tool

Paragraph and Character Styles Preview

  • Paragraph Styles
  • Applying Paragraph Styles
  • Editing Paragraph Styles

Using Graphics and Links

  • Graphic Formats
  • Resolution
  • Managing Links (Linked Assets)


  • Preflighting Documents
  • Preflight Errors
  • Defining Export Format
  • Producing PDF Files for Approval and Screen Use
  • Exporting to a High-Resolution PDF
  • Packaging a Document InDesign
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My InDesign Lite course provided me with a great ‘basic’ skillset that will assist me in being able to edit existing files without having to go back to a contracted graphic designer each time minor amendments are required. Adrian was very informative and willing to answer any of our questions!
Ashleigh Gilcrhist, Comm. Consultant
Fantastic course - informative and interactive, and helped me solve a few problems that have been bugging me at work! Thank you Nikki 🙂
Lauren Strickland, Market. & Admin Asst.
Improved my knowledge and understanding of InDesign. Would highly recommend to others.
Michelle MacGillivray, Manager
The trainer was excellent, very knowledgable and great at explaining.
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Great step by step introduction to InDesign.
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Great intro course to get started with InDesign.
Amy Pedley, Comm. Officer
I was extremely happy with the course content, pace, and overall simplicity that all levels of computer users could understand and benefit from.
William, Marketing Manager
The course was very good and practical. We had a great trainer who gave very good explanations. This was a fantastic course – I would recommend it to anyone.
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Loved the class, learnt a lot!
Theresa, Publicity Manager
Was a great course, very interesting and engaging. Makes me want to learn more!
Hayley, Public Relations Officer
It's great, thorough and applicable to industry requirements. Can't wait to do the essentials course!!
Xena, Admin
Very good course, exceeded my expectations.
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Great course. Very good introduction to Adobe software.
Scott, Student Recruitment
I really loved this course, teacher and environment. I will be coming back definitely.
Melinda, Stills Archivist
Fantastic. In only a day, I feel I have learnt so much and am so much more equipped to do my job!
Peri, Publicist
Thoroughly enjoyable! I would definitely recommend City Desktop and will probably come back soon. Thanks.
Laura, Marketing Assistant and Freelance Writer
Thank you for an enjoyable and very beneficial day.
Kelley, Events Manager
Best training course I have been to. Can't wait to get into practice. Great delivery. Thank you.
Vanessa, PA
The trainer was great at explaining and very friendly and helpful.
Jane, Executive Assistant
The trainer did a fantastic job in training us on the very useful tool. I now know why it is so expensive to purchase given the depth of programming it contains.
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Great facilities. Modern, clean and friendly. Highly recommended.
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