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Adobe InDesign: Intermediate

Adobe InDesign: Intermediate (Online Short Course)

London College of Communication
Taught by
Rick Cordell


Adobe InDesign is a widely used application for designing page layouts for print or screens to a professional standard. This hands-on three-day course will give you the chance to apply your creativity alongside your technical know-how to create elegant and engaging pages for print and screen.

Topics Covered

  • Kerning
  • Tracking
  • Font families
  • Paragraph creation
  • Character style
  • Master pages
  • Preferences

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

  • Create and apply object styles for your printed and online materials
  • Nest Character styles in a paragraph style
  • Lay out a double-page spread for your designs
  • Apply tracking and kerning to make your text look stunning

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

Intermediate: You should be familiar with Adobe InDesign CS6 or have completed Adobe InDesign: Beginners at LCC

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

Related Courses
We offer a wide range of Adobe courses for Adobe Creative Suite - find out more on our Digital Skills page.

"I found Rick Cordell to be an extremely brilliant teacher. He is knowledgeable, enthusiastic about creativity, an excellent presenter/ public speaker and very encouraging. The course materials that I understand Rick had added to due to them not being adequate, were fantastic. The topics covered, the pace and the materials he provided were great. I am interested in undertaking further training in magazine layout and publishing and happen to know that there is a course entitled the fundamentals of layout design."

Please note that Online courses are closed to all new bookings 48 hours prior to the course starting.

Tutor Description

Rick Cordell has extensive knowledge and experience of editorial design and photography. He has lectured at the University of the Arts London for over 14 years. He worked on the the BA (Hons) Magazine Publishing course for 10 years where subjects included magazine design and production, editorial photography and content generation. He has taught many short courses including Photoshop, InDesign and stop motion animation.

He is also a sessional tutor for the borough of Tower Hamlets’ IdeaStore Learning, teaching many aspects of photography including courses in portrait, product and digital photography as well as traditional darkroom techniques.

Prior to teaching Rick ran his own successful business specialising in editorial and corporate portraiture. He was commissioned both nationally and internationally by many of London’s leading design groups and his corporate executive portraits made him a frequent visitor to many of the capital’s top FTSE 100 company boardrooms.

He is currently working, in collaboration with a colleague, to establish a video production company that specialises in short video films and embraces the exciting trend towards the moving image, focusing on its importance in corporate communication and social media.

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