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Adobe InDesign Training Overview

This Adobe InDesign training course is designed for those who need to know how to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, books and ebooks. Adoble InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users.

We offer Adobe InDesign training courses in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Hobart.


StressLess Learning works in partnership with clients to customise and refine all course content and duration to suit both organisational goals and individual learners requirements. All course outlines are therefore to be used as a guide only.



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Course Objectives

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Create, modify and import text and graphic frames
  • Use master pages and guides to design a document
  • Define colours and swatches and apply them to fills and strokes
  • Apply character and paragraph formatting
  • Place and manage graphics, text wrap and layers
  • Apply transparency effects to objects and work with transparency flattener settings
  • Create sophisticated tables
  • Prepare documents for handoff to commercial printers
  • Create Acrobat PDF files for the Web and for print

InDesign Environment

  • InDesign Environment Elements
  • Document Navigation

Basic Documents

  • Document Setup
  • Creating Text
  • Working with Graphics
  • Creating Masters
  • Applying Masters
  • Importing and Threading Text

Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

  • Colours and Swatches
  • Gradients
  • Applying Fills and Strokes to Frames and Type

Formatting Type

  • Character Formatting
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Styles
  • Text Inset Spacing

Graphics and Layout

  • Placing and Manipulating Graphics
  • Text Wrap
  • Layers


  • Applying Transparency
  • Transparency Effects and Blending
  • Modes
  • Printing with Transparency

Using Tables

  • Creating Tables
  • Formatting Tables

Creating Acrobat PDF Files

  • PDF Files for the Web
  • PDF Presets
  • PDF Files for Printing

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