Adobe InDesign Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £1275

Self-funding: £1085

Online: £1045

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Overview of the course
InDesign Fast Track – Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. You will learn many of the advanced skills you need, in order to create amazing publications for print, web and mobile devices. With hands-on practice, you will be guided through some real life projects by one of our expert instructors. This class will also prepare you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, which will help you prove your InDesign skills and stand out from the crowd.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible Adobe InDesign training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn InDesign inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online InDesign training course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your InDesign training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe InDesign training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your InDesign Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Adobe InDesign training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 3 months with 2.5% interest, 6 months with 5% interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your InDesign course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of InDesign is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your InDesign training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your InDesign course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of InDesign, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Adobe Certified InDesign instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide. 

This course is for…
Those who want to learn the fundamentals of one of the most powerful desktop publishing applications out there. Our instructors will help you learn how to create eye-catching brochures, posters, fly-outs and more.

You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard software that the experts use to create books, newspapers, magazines, brochures, posters, flyers and publications for both print and digital distribution. InDesign gives you precise control over typography, page layout and interactivity. In the recent years, this application has become the key tool in the arsenal of any designer, who is willing to create spectacular publications.

  • InDesign workflow
  • Interface
  • Creating a new document
  • Tools and panels
  • Navigation
Smart Layout
  • Guides
  • Grids
  • Rulers
  • Working with text
  • Placing text
  • Text frames
  • Multi column setup
  • Character Styles
  • Paragraph Styles
  • Layouts
  • Tab palette
  • Characters
  • Editing tabs
  • Adding leaders
  • Colour models
  • Creating and saving colours
Working with Images
  • Placing images
  • Editing images
  • Using graphic frames
  • Image formats
  • Preview
  • Preflight
  • Export / Print
Master Pages
  • Introduction
  • Multiple master pages
  • Page numbering
  • Breaking master sections
Long Document Handling
  • Advanced TOC features
  • Indexes
  • Advanced Indexing
  • Using the Book Palette
  • Book lists
  • Synchronising style and colour across books
  • TOCs across books
  • Working with libraries
Pen Tool
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Freehand shapes
  • Bezier curves
  • Compound paths


  • Interactive options
  • Page transitions
  • Object states
  • Adding media

Artistic Effects

  • Eyedropper
  • Text on path
  • Drop shadow
  • Gradients
Advanced Graphic Handling
  • Clipping Paths
  • Alpha channels from Photoshop
  • Different Formats
Advanced Printing
  • Preflight
  • Print to PDF
  • PDF security
  • Exporting interactive media to Flash and PDF
Expanding Frames
  • Auto-size options
  • Hot corner resizing
  • Expanding workflow
GREP Logic
  • Find and replace
  • Creating a GREP query
  • Executing a GREP query
  • Using GREP styles
Text Variables
  • Understanding how variables work
  • Using the variables library
  • Executing a variable
  • Editing a variable
  • Working with variable lists
  • Footnote options
  • Inserting a footnote
  • Footnote shortcuts
  • Considerations for ePubs
Scripts and Plugins
  • Scripts Panel
  • Sample scripts
  • Using scripts and plugins
Snippets and Libraries
  • Understanding the differences
  • Exporting snippet content
  • Controlling the origin of content
  • Creating a library
  • Adding content and metadata
Conditional Text
  • Using conditional text
  • Creating conditions
  • Sets
  • Automatically adding and removing pages
Adobe Certified Exam (ACE)
  • What to expect on the exam day
  • Booking an exam
  • Sample questions
  • Practice Exam
  • Results

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.

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