Adobe Graphics & Web Technology Courses

InDesign Level 1
Two Days - Instructor-led


This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs. You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents.


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface
  • Design documents
  • Enhance documents with formats, color, and styles
  • Work with page elements
  • Manage objects
  • Work with tables
  • Finalize documents

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Exploring the InDesign Environment

  • Identify the InDesign Interface Components
  • Customize the Interface
  • Explore the Navigation Controls
  • Set General and Interface Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing Documents

  • Create a New Document
  • Add Text
  • Add Graphic

Lesson 3: Enhancing Documents

  • Format Characters and Paragraphs
  • Apply Color, Swatches, and Gradients
  • Apply Fills and Strokes
  • Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

  • Arrange Objects
  • Align Objects
  • Manage Page Elements with Layers

Lesson 5: Managing Objects

  • Transform Objects
  • Manipulate Objects
  • Thread Text Frames
  • Search and Replace Objects
  • Edit Text

Lesson 6: Working with Tables

  • Create a Table
  • Modify a Table Structure
  • Format a Table

Lesson 7: Finalizing Documents

  • Check Documents for Errors
  • Print a Document
  • Package Files
  • Export PDF Files for Commercial Printing
  • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution