Adobe InDesign for Beginners


This online masterclass is tailored towards those with no prior experience with the graphic design software. In addition to learning the principles of minimalist design and how you can apply it to your personal memory keeping, you will also learn the fundamentals of using Adobe InDesign for designing photo book pages and life-album layouts. Complimentary design templates will be included in this online class.

Why InDesign, not Photoshop?

Photoshop was designed primarily for image editing, whilst Adobe InDesign was built specifically for graphic layout and desktop publishing. In other words, InDesign allows you to easily create long multi-page documents like story books, and it is without question the best software for formatting large bodies of text. Once you are accustomed to using the software, creating a 200-page story book and other similar memory-keeping projects will become a breeze.


Lesson One

  • Principles of minimalist design

  • Introducing Adobe InDesign

Lesson Two

  • Working with pages and spreads

  • Working with images

  • Working with frames

  • Working with colours and swatches

Lesson Three

  • Designing photo books

  • Designing story books

  • Working with text and text frames

Lesson Four

  • Positioning content

  • Advanced object manipulation

  • Tips and tricks

Lesson Five

  • Further InDesign tips

  • Story books—file management

  • Story books—workflow

Lesson Six

  • Life albums—an overview

  • Life albums—a weekly workflow


This self-paced masterclass is taught by Ronnie. The course content includes videos, revision questions, practical exercises, homework assignments, individual feedback, and a dedicated private forum where students can get to know each other and ask Ronnie any questions to do with the course content.

The investment for this online masterclass is $335.00 AUD, which includes a study pack containing the complete set of course booklets—all printed on recycled paper stock. This will be mailed to you prior to the commencement of the masterclass.

Registration for Session 1 is now closed.


No prior knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required. However, you will need Adobe Lightroom installed on your laptop or computer. You can download a trial copy of the software here, or you can read our Software page for more information about subscribing to the Adobe Creative Cloud.


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