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InDesign: Ultimate Mastery


This course contains the full curriculum for

  • InDesign: Beginner
  • InDesign: Intermediate

  • InDesign: Advanced
  • The Adobe ACA Exam


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Immerse yourself in Adobe InDesign. Learn InDesign from beginners to an advanced level.

The Adobe InDesign Certification package includes the entire curriculum for total immersion into Adobe InDesign. The Adobe InDesign Certification package is a training program that features a combination of 3 Adobe InDesign courses for a discounted price. The package does not have a schedule of its own. Each class is scheduled separately and can be taken over a year’s period.

Courses include:

  • InDesign 101: Yellow Belt – 3 Days
  • InDesign 201: Green Belt – 2 Days
  • InDesign 301: Black Belt – 2 Days
Who is this course for?

This course is intended for graphic designers, small business owners, creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, prepress professionals, and marketing communications professionals. It’s focused on those creating layouts for print.


Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.


What you will learn

You’ll learn everything about InDesign from start to finish. So if you have little or no knowledge of Adobe InDesign right now then we can guarantee by the end of the Creative Licence in InDesign training package that you will have more knowledge than most InDesign users in the industry!

InDesign 101: Yellow Belt

Imagine being able to create documents of many types, from single page advertisements and flyers, to complex multi-page colour publications after just two days of training! That’s what’s on offer with the InDesign 101: Yellow Belt course. It’s an essential skill for anyone working in the publishing industry, but also for anyone who would like to be able to create marketing documents for their company.

InDesign 201: Green Belt

Sometimes advancing to the next stage is all about changing your working process and ways of thinking. This is exactly what the InDesign 201: Green Belt course is for. Not only will you learn the advanced tools of the program, but you’ll also learn the ways in which the professionals use the program in order to work quickly and effectively, speeding up tasks, reducing repetitive tasks, and creating documents so that they can be easily updated.

InDesign 301: Black Belt

Whatever your profession, if it involves designing books, leaflets, brochures, or other official documents, you’ll probably already know how to use InDesign. The question is do you really know how to make the most of it? On the InDesign 301: Black Belt course, you’ll learn the most advanced features of the program, the workflows used by the most experienced professionals, and all the tips and tricks you can use to make your tasks quicker and easier.

Worried about COVID-19?

Good News! All of our courses are offered virtually as well.

Why Train At Academy Class

Virtual Student (Attend Class Remotely)

Work Faster, Earn More
Reduce your production time by improving all your
workflow processes, best practices and shortcuts.

Gain a Competitive Edge

Boost your career by improving your skills and getting Accreditation.

Practical, Cutting-Edge Training
From industry experienced professionals.

Repeat for Free

18 month class retake included.

Benefit from the Wisdom

Delivering Quality Training since 2006.

Training Budget Maximised!

Lower Price Match Guarantee & Flexible Training Vouchers

Why Choose Us?

Money-Back Guarantee

If you don’t absolutely LOVE your class, we’ll give you a full refund! Let us know on the FIRST day of your training if something isn’t quite right and give us a chance to fix it or give you your money back.

Lower Price Guarantee

We think our prices are pretty fair but we won’t be beaten on our fee. We’ll match and discount by 10% any like-for-like Training course price.

Experienced Instructors

Equipped with years of industry experience our instructors will assure a successful leap in your knowledge, improvement and preparation.

“The investment in knowledge pays the best interests.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

How You Want To Learn






Where You Want To Learn

London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green


Universal Square
Devonshire Street
M12 6JH




    Setting up InDesign projects

    • Identify project requirements
    • Establish target audience and needs
    • Apply design principles to create a professional layout

    User interface

    • Identify user interface elements
    • Create and select Workspaces
    • Navigate and zoom documents
    • Rulers, guides and grids

    InDesign documents

    • Setting up an InDesign document
    • Working with master pages
    • Adding automatic page numbers

    Working with Text

    • Creating and modifying text frames
    • Threading text frames
    • Managing overset text
    • Formatting text using paragraph and character styles
    • Placing text from a Word document
    • Spell checking
    • Adding special characters
    • Assigning text wrap

    Images and graphics

    • Creating basic shapes
    • Assigning fill and stroke to objects
    • Selecting and Grouping objects
    • Transform and modify elements
    • Align and arrange content
    • Placing images
    • Frame fitting options and frame shapes
    • Collecting and placing content using the conveyor tool
    • Working with Layers and Organise artwork using layers


    • Creating colour swatches
    • Applying and modifying gradients
    • Working with spot colours
    • Adding transparency to elements


    • Identifying common file formats
    • Using the packaging feature
    • Create a template
    • Prepare page layouts for print


    Edit and Modify Pages

    • Creating foldouts with Page re-shuffle
    • Using page tool techniques to create custom formats

    Images and graphics

    • Re-linking edited images
    • Extracting image information
    • Adjusting PSD import options
    • Adding effects

    Advanced Type management

    • Inserting anchored objects and Inline graphics
    • Adding type to vector paths
    • Creating a table of contents
    • Applying paragraph rules
    • Modifying paragraph style options
    • Creating bulleted and numbered lists
    • Setting up textflow import options
    • Adding footnotes
    • Creating story jumps

    Advanced drawing techniques

    • Working with the Pen tool and shortcuts
    • Creating compound paths
    • Using the Pathfinder window


    • Creating tables
    • Importing tables from Excel and Word
    • Styling tables and cells
    • Add rows and columns
    • Split and merge

    Interactive publications

    • Creating bookmarks and hyperlinks
    • Inserting email links
    • Placing buttons
    • Creating a slideshow
    • Placing movies
    • Creating a basic animation


    • Publish and share interactive documents online
    • Manage and gather analytics for online documents
    • Exporting files for different media
    • Editing PDF presets
    • Transparency flattening options
    • Customising Preflight settings

    Advanced Page Layout & Document Features

    • Working with snippet files
    • Creating and managing book files and content
    • Utilising quick apply and story editor
    • Customising user dictionaries
    • Using gridify and gap tool
    • Data merge

    Image Techniques

    • Inserting live captions
    • Integrating InDesign with Photoshop and Illustrator


    • Generating a table of contents for interactive documents
    • Alternate layouts and liquid layouts options
    • InDesign’s ePub export features
    • Preflight adjustment
    • Creating Interactive PDFs
    • Creating interactive Acrobat Forms in InDesign

    Colour Management

    • Assigning colour profiles
    • Soft proofing
    • Rich black vs CMYK black
    • Attributes panel
    • Ink manager
    • Separation panel
    • Adding a spot varnish

    Advanced Text Formatting Techniques

    • Creating hanging indent styles
    • Spanning and splitting columns
    • Using conditions
    • Setting up text variables
    • Creating an index
    • Searching with GREPS

    Workflow Optimisation

    • Using the scripts window
    • Importing and styling XML documents
    • Managing assets using Adobe Bridge

    1 review for InDesign: Ultimate Mastery

    1. Dean Neill

      I attended the 1 day introductory courses event and came away with a wealth of knowledge and insights in InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator as well as web and app designing. Definitely will recommend it.

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