2 Day(s)

Skills Gained

This course provides industry professionals migrating from Quark XPress to the industry-standard Adobe InDesign with the skills need to make a seamless transition to a new way of working. It is delivered by professionals who understand the intricacies and pressures of real-world issues.


The course is aimed at designers, production staff or print professionals working in publishing or design. Delegates should have a good working knowledge of QuarkXPress and familiarity with basic design and print concepts.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

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    Combining Text and Graphics

    • Drawing Shapes
    • Basic shapes
    • Freeform shapes

    Effects and Transparency

    • Creating transparency
    • Using effects - Drop Shadows, Feathering and Gradient.
    • Flattener Preview
    • Importing files with transparency
    • Photoshop effects within InDesign - Bevel and Embossing, Inner and Outer Glows etc.

    Selecting and Transforming Objects

    • Moving objects
    • Anchored Objects - using drag and drop
    • Using the Transform panel
    • Grouping and ungrouping objects
    • Alignment tools
    • Pathfinder
    • Using layers to isolate and manipulate objects

    Using Colours

    • Defining and applying colours
    • Importing colours from colour libraries
    • Mixed inks
    • Loading colours from other applications
    • Creating and applying gradients


    • Creating tables and Saving tables
    • Cell styles
    • Merging and unmerging cells
    • Viewing cell frame edges
    • Table headers and footers

    Exporting InDesign Documents

    • PDF, PDF/X, JPEG and EPS
    • Animation and interactivity


    • Preparing for commercial printing
    • Installing and selecting a PPD
    • Separation Preview
    • Printing a document
    • Performing a preflight check before printing
    • Document fonts
    • Packaging files for hand off

    File Management with Adobe Bridge

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
2 435 £435 2018-09-12