Adobe InDesign for Beginners

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Learn layout design in Adobe InDesign with our Adobe Creative Cloud courses in Sydney.

Get a handle on the basics of Adobe InDesign, a professional page layout application for print and digital publishing in this affordable short course in Sydney. Adobe InDesign lets you design, preflight, and publish a broad range of content for print, web, and tablet apps. It offers precise control over typography, built-in creative tools, an intuitive design environment and tight integration with the entire Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe InDesign is built for designers, prepress and production professionals and print service providers. Looking to upskill? Get into the industry? This beginners course tailors to those who want to work for magazines, advertising agencies, newspapers, book publishers and retail/catalog companies as well as in corporate design, commercial printing and other leading-edge publishing environments.

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your door step after enrolment.

Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will have learned to:

  • use the main tools of Adobe InDesign in Adobe Creative Cloud
  • apply design skills in Adobe InDesign to create page layouts
  • create digital or print-ready files for publication

Ideal for

  • Anyone who needs to create digital artwork for printing, those who are aspiring graphic artists, textile artists and illustrators and animators.

Course content

  • The InDesign interface
  • Document setup
  • Pages palette and master pages
  • Working with layers
  • Placing and working with image files
  • Basic and advanced text formatting and font usage
  • Working with colour modes for print and digital
  • Creating and working with style sheets
  • Creating and working with tables
  • Preflight, PDF and printing

Please bring to class

  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work and/or course notes & files

Other information

  • Please note, all Adobe Creative Cloud courses at Sydney Community College require basic computer competency as a pre-requisite. We expect that you can confidently and quickly navigate the computer directory and be able to locate files with ease. Adobe apps are professional-level software and an inability to use a computer confidently will restrict you from progressing in the class. If you are unsure about your computer competency, please contact Customer Service so that we can arrange a call to discuss.
  • This is a crash course in Adobe InDesign, the course facilitator will aim to fit as much in as possible but some of the above might not be covered in time. If you have a specific aspect of the program you are interested in learning then please let the tutor know.
  • This course runs in our City Campus computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems with the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe InDesign functions the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage.


Adobe InDesign for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn layout design in Adobe InDesign with our <a href="">Adobe Creative Cloud courses</a> in Sydney.

$559 Limited GST free / $447.20 / $503.10
Enrol in any two Adobe classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Enrolment may be for different people. Enrolment must be in the same transaction. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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  • said: Practical advice tailored to what we needed, many were 'editting documents' for work.

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