Adobe InDesign Training Course – Level 2

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Course description

Once you’ve mastered the basics of Adobe InDesign, there are a number of advanced features that can take your designs to the next level and allow you to work more efficiently.

We show you the essential techniques and functions that any experienced InDesign user should be aware of, including the use of layers, transforming objects, using drawing tools, and creating tables.

Is it right for me?

If you’re already confident in using Adobe InDesign – either you’ve attended our Adobe InDesign Level 1 programme, or have equivalent knowledge – this advanced Adobe InDesign training course will enhance your current skill level.

What will I get out of it?

By the end of the course you will be able to:


  • Work with text and text frames
  • Insert and edit tables
  • Create and use master pages
  • Use the extensive range of drawing tools
  • Work with layers
  • Use preflight and package for printing
We worked at a pace that was great for me.  Having completed a few IT courses with different providers over the years - I prefer Thales and will hopefully be able to return again as and when further training is required.
Sales & Marketing, Remmers UK Ltd

What does it cover?

  • Create a new file and save as a preset
  • Create and delete guides and ruler guides
  • Create text frames
  • Thread/unthread stories
  • Set text frame options
  • Text import options
  • Create parent and child frames (CS6 only)
  • Create and edit paragraph and character styles
  • Load text styles from document to document
  • Insert, edit and format tables
  • Import data from Excel
  • Creating and applying master pages
  • Inserting page numbers
  • Overriding master page items
  • Hiding master page items
  • Loading masters pages from document to document
  • Using the page tool
  • Draw simple shapes
  • Use the pen tool to adjust shapes
  • Work with colour, colour tints, gradients and swatches
  • Sample colour from images using the eye dropper tool
  • Adjust shapes with the Pathfinder panel
  • Use the ‘paste into’ and ‘paste in place’ commands
  • Create a grid of shapes with ‘Step and Repeat’
  • Create frames and shapes with the Gridify command
  • Corner effects
  • Add a drop shadow
  • Apply basic feathering
  • Create and apply object styles
  • Load object styles from document to document
  • The role of layers within an InDesign document
  • Create new layers
  • Move items between layers
  • Show and hide different layers
  • Change the order of layers
  • Using the preflight panel
  • Packaging for print

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Course leader

Susan Howard

Head of Technical, Digital and Project Management

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