Beginners Course in InDesign

Introduction to InDesign for Book Publishers

Get up and running with this introductory practical one day InDesign course

You will learn with ease how to find your way around InDesign and use the tools and features you need in order to create professional looking layouts and books.

Course Summary

Date: March 23rd | Duration: 1 Day | Start: 09:30 –  End 17:15 | Venue: London | Trainer: Mark Bracey | Price: £395

What will I learn?

  • Understand the concept of a page make-up application, the Toolbar and Control Strip, which Panels you will need and how to manage them

  • Create new documents using Facing Pages setting page sizes, margins, columns. Learn how to use Bleed and how to add extra guides and use the rulers

  • Text create and manipulate Text and Text Boxes by changing character attributes such as font and size etc. Learn how to apply paragraph attributes such as indents and spacing. Get to grips with linking text boxes and importing text from other sources

  • Colour create and apply colour to text, boxes and line rules using colour pallets and swatches

  • Text Wrapscreate text wraps around images and other objects

  • Images learn how to import and manipulate images through understanding the concept of ‘container vs content’. Learn how to use the Links Panel

  • Layers to simplify the construction of your layout

  • Basic Transparencyunderstanding how to apply transparency effects

  • Create basic PDFs for review

What skills are needed for this course?

A complete beginners course or those with little experience of using page-make-up applications. Really useful for those working in Marketing, Publicity, Production and Editorial.

Mark Bracey

Mark has worked in book publishing as a designer and trainer for nearly twenty five years. After studying graphic design he worked for various design studios before taking on a training role at Dorling Kindersley.

While at DK he advised on best practices for book creation and ran a team of in-house DTP staff. Following DK’s merger with Penguin, Mark worked as a key member of the management team responsible for the group’s migration to InDesign.

Mark is currently working as a freelance book designer and typesetter and provides self-publishing services to individual authors and institutions through his own imprint

A great teacher, with bags of current and relevant experience – you will not be disappointed.

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