InDesign Tutorial - Essentials Training Course
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Build professional company newsletters, brochures and long annual reports.
4.8 (34 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • 76 lectures 5+ hours of well structured content.
  • You'll learn to design a flyer, newsletter, brochure, annual report & business cards.
  • Learn how to create PDF files ready for printing.
  • You will get the finished files so you never fall behind.
  • Downloadable exercise files & cheat sheet.
  • Forum support from me and the rest of the BYOL crew.
  • Techniques used by professional graphic designers.
  • Professional workflows and shortcuts.
  • A wealth of other resources and websites to help your new career path.
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  • You will need a copy of Adobe InDesign CC 2017 or above. A free trial can be downloaded from Adobe.
  • No previous design skills are needed.
  • No previous InDesign skills are needed.

Hi there, my name is  Dan. I am a graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for InDesign.

Together we will work through real life projects starting with a simple company flyer, then a brochure & a company newsletter. We’ll make business cards & take control of a really long annual report.

We will work with colour, picking your own and also using corporate colours. You will explore how to choose & use fonts like a professional. We will find, resize & crop images for your documents.

There are projects for you to complete, so you can practise your skills & use these for your creative portfolio.

In this course I supply exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine - handy if something goes wrong.

Know that I will be around to help - if you get lost you can drop a post on the video 'Questions and Answers' below each video and I'll be sure to get back to you.

I will share every design trick I have learnt in the last 15 years of designing. My goal is for you to finish this course with all the necessary skills to start making beautiful documents using InDesign.

Who is the target audience?
  • No previous InDesign experience is necessary.
  • This course is for people completely new to InDesign. No previous design or publishing experienced is necessary.
  • This is a relaxed, well paced introduction that will enable you to produce most common publications. Only basic computing skills are necessary - If you can send emails and surf the internet then you will cope well with our course.
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Curriculum For This Course
76 Lectures
PROJECT 1: One page flyer
15 Lectures 01:17:39
How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

How to color the background of a page in InDesign

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

Class Exercise 1
PROJECT 2: Other people's files
7 Lectures 20:20
Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

How to replace images in InDesign?

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me save as

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?
PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure
21 Lectures 01:30:22
Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

How do I add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

Removing a masterpage & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

Production Video 1

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign

What is a the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign

How to us Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread
PROJECT 4: Long Business Document
23 Lectures 01:46:10
How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

How do I import paragraph styles from another document?

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign?

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign?

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign?

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap?

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Ke

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap?

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign?

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping?

What is Adobe Stock?

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business?

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Excel into Adobe InDesign?

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign?

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

Can i change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?
PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge
2 Lectures 10:20
How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card
What next
3 Lectures 09:29
How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

What to do after this InDesign tutorial course?

Class project for your own portfolio
Cheat sheet & shortcuts
1 Lecture 13:31
InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts
About the Instructor
Daniel Walter Scott
4.6 Average rating
1,109 Reviews
15,940 Students
15 Courses
Microsoft trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor

Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.

I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.

I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) – but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.

I'm a certified Adobe instructor (ACI) in Ireland. I'm also an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and have completed the Adobe Certified Associate training (ACA). And I don't just do Adobe. Remember, media is a very broad term – digital blew out the borders, so we are all constantly learning.

I've been teaching for 14+ years. I come from being a media designer and content creator – so I understand exactly where you're at now. I've been there. I love this stuff. Print, digital publishing, web and video. I can see how it all connects. And I can see how we can share those connections.

I built Bring Your Own Laptop in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia & online. I have a great team working with me to keep BYOL at the top of Adobe and digital media training. I understand business, I have one – so I know how important it is to get it right and make it work for you.

Now my focus is on Udemy. It's my mission to bring you the best training for digital media on Udemy.

Daniel Walter Scott