WTF Andrew

Introduction to Adobe InDesign

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Courses Bristol

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Courses Bristol from WTF Andrew – all the beginner needs to produce professional, high-quality layouts for just about anything you can imagine – brochures, point-of-sale material, certificates, books, posters, newsletters, you name it – Adobe InDesign is the tool for the job.

WTF Andrew’s Adobe Authorised Introduction to InDesign training courses starts from the basics and over two days teaches you everything needed to take an idea from first ideas right through to publication – in print, PDF format, or even as an ebook.  Get to grips with the InDesign interface, learn how to deal with your commercial printer, avoid expensive mistakes, discover some design principles and terms – it’s all in the Introduction to Adobe InDesign training course.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign Training Courses can be run at your workplace, or in the WTF Andrew Studio in central Bristol.

Who should attend?

This course is for Graphic Designers, Marketing People, Technical Authors, Advertisers, Editors, Publishers and anyone else who needs to create and edit layouts online or for print.

It’s an introductory course for people who’ve had a little or no experience with InDesign and want to be able to efficently layout brochures, POS material, presentions, reports, newsletters, adverts, catalouges etc.

Course outline

The InDesign Workspace

  • About Workspaces
  • Control
  • Tools
  • Panels
  • Keyboards and Menus
  • Undo and Revert
  • Navigation

Setting up publications

  • Page Sizes
  • Guides and grids
  • About Objects and Frames
  • Inserting and deleting pages
  • About Layers
  • Colours
    • Swatches
    • Spot
    • Process
    • Gradients
    • Sharing Swatches
    • Default Swatches
    • Eyedropper Colours
  • Understanding defaults and preferences

Laying out pages

  • Adding frames
  • Working with frames
  • Fills and Stokes
  • Adjusting corners
  • Using the Pathfinder panel
  • Frame content
    • Text
    • Graphics
    • Shapes
  • Using the Align panel

Working with Type

  • Creating text frames
  • Text Frame Options
  • Importing copy
  • Text flow
  • Story Editor
  • Autoflow
  • Typography
  • Fonts
  • Glyphs
  • Find/Change


  • Why resolution matters
  • Which formats
  • Importing imagres
  • Fitting images into frames
  • Using Gridify to speed page layout
  • Links panel
  • Transparency Effects
  • Text Wrap

Working with Tables

  • About tables
  • Creating tables
  • Importing tables
  • Formatting tables

Workflow: Styles and Master Pages

  • Character styles and paragraph styles
    • Paragraph alignment
    • Hyphenation
    • Spelling
    • Rules Above and Below
    • Bullets and Lists
  • Object styles
  • Master Pages
    • Page Numbering
    • Working with Master page items


  • Preflighting your publication
  • Preparing for print
  • Creating PDF’s
  • Packaging and archiving