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Adobe InDesign: Fundamentals of Layout Design

Adobe InDesign: Fundamentals of Layout Design

London College of Communication
Taught by
Antonello Romano


Whether you are new to layout design or looking to expand your portfolio with distinct designs, this course will help you get your creative ideas on the page.During this engaging and unique course you will develop an understanding of the structural foundations of layout design through case studies, demonstrations and projects while learning the fundamentals of Adobe InDesign.

Working with supplied copy and images (or personal images), you can expect to develop an understanding of the principles of balance, negative space, and focal points in a composition so as to create compelling layouts. You will learn to use different grid structures to organize page content and place fundamental elements in a page layout.

Course projects include magazine spreads, book designs and advertising designs.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of Adobe InDesign
  • The principles of balance
  • Negative space and focal points in a composition
  • Various grid structures to organize page content
  • Fundamental elements in a page layout

Course Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Evaluate and apply the principles of layout design and aesthetic judgement to the preparation of digital documents
  • Resolve design and layout problems using Adobe InDesign
  • Format and integrate diverse text, graphic and image elements in a cohesive and appropriate digital design format

Who Should Attend
Publishers, designers, marketing professionals, advertisers or anyone looking to create content or who are asked to approve work and give feedback on design


Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to continue your Adobe education with Adobe InDesign: Intermediate.

"This was an excellent course. After a lot of searching online I was really pleased to find a course which combined basic design principles with practical instructions about how to use inDesign. Great tutor who was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I really feel that I learned a lot from this course and would happily recommend it to others."

Tutor Description

Antonello Romano is a marketing professional with more than 20 years experience developing and implementing traditional and digital marketing strategies within both the private and public sectors. Antonello’s main areas of focus include user experience and digital strategy. 

He takes a user-centric approach to help organizations make ustrategy decisions and has worked with leading brands including the British Council, BBC, Cohn Wolfe, BNP Paribas Real Estate, as well as small organisations, and start-ups.

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