Adobe InDesign Essentials

Adobe InDesign is the leading prefessional design layout programme used by graphic design professionals worldwide. It works seamlessly with Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat providing an integrated design environment. It can also open files previously created in QuarkXPress*

On day one you will learn how to build a document layout, place text and images and use colour to create a document layout. Day two will explore more advanced layout and typographical controls, clipping paths, using libraries, creating multipage documents for production and printing. This course will give you an excellent grounding in Adobe InDesign.

Throughout the two days the emphasis is on practical, hands-on learning with a series of exercises designed to consolidate new skills and build confidence.

  • Course Outline

    The Tools and Panels
    How to Create Layouts
    How to Import Text and Graphics
    How to Use Typography Creatively
    Specify Colours to International Standards
    Create Complete Document Artwork
    Create Print or Web PDFs for Distribution

    Download the PDF which shows a more detailed description of what is covered. 

  • Who Should Attend?

    Anyone who wants to create professional looking documents for printing and uploading to the web.

    • Marketing Personnel
    • Business Owners & SME's
    • Anyone Wanting to Produce Professional Artwork for Print
    • Printers and Publishers and Designers

    A separate course is available for those wanting to create ebooks and Digital publications.

  • Takeaways

    On this course you will learn how to work efficiently and productively using the various drawing tools to create graphics that can be used for all types of documents and media.

For those seeking to produce interactive InDesign documents for online delivery, this can be covered in our Advanced Course.

*An additional plug-in is required.


Perfect choice! Classroom great! Fantastic people and facilities! They were very welcoming everyday, so I looked forward to the course very much! Thanks again for a great course - will in touch again later!


A very thorough introduction to InDesign, as a novice I now feel I have more than adequate knowledge to use the program successfully in my work.

Claire Wright
Thoroughly enjoyable and found the course both useful and informative. Very nice setting to learn in.
HELEN BLANCHE – MEDWAY COUNCIL - GREEN SPACE - Indesign and Illustrator Tailored

General Information

Training typically starts at 9.30am and finishes at approximately 4.30pm each day.

For Tailored courses we can adjust the timings to suit the individual or group.

Online training can be taken at a prearranged time and date and typically in three or four hour sessions.


  • Comprehensive Course Notes & Resources
  • Certificate for Career Progression
  • Lunch & refreshment each day
  • Dedicated experienced trainer
  • All equipment & software PC or MAC*
  • For tailored courses - combine relevant applications
  • Tailored courses on Dates/times to suit you
  • UNLIMITED post-training email or phone supports

About Us

Computer Graphics Training have been providing software training courses, consultancy and graphic design services to a diverse range of companies for over 25 years.