Adobe InDesign CS6

Adobe InDesign is a powerful design and production application that offers precision, control and seamless integration with other Adobe professional graphics software. Using InDesign, you can produce professional quality, full color documents on high volume color printing presses, or print to a range of output devices, such as desktop printers and high resolution imaging devices, or export to a range of formats including PDF and EPUB.

Duration:45 hours
Validity:1 month


Who uses Adobe InDesign?

InDesign is an essential tool for design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, book publishers, and freelance designers around the world. Writers, artists, designers and publishers can communicate to a broader audience than ever before and through an unprecedented variety of media. InDesign supports this with its seamless integration with other Creative Suite 6 components.
Print designers use InDesign for creating rich typographic layouts using powerful typesetting tools, assembling photos and artwork into their designs easily, creating styles which instantly change the look of the document, packaging and preflighting the files for commercial print in an organized manner. InDesign gives publishers the ability to quickly convert their ordinary documents into digital formats and distribute across multiple marketplaces. Interactive designers use InDesign for creating rich interactive documents with audio, video and HTML content, building interactive PDF forms to collect data from customers and delivering digital publications to a wide variety of tablet and mobile devices using DPS


Course Details

This course presents the core features and techniques that make this powerful page layout application fun and easy to use. This course shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, manage documents and pages, work with text frames and graphics, export and print finished documents, explore creating interactive documents and much more. The course also covers popular topics such as EPUBs and long documents and includes advice on working with overset text, unnamed colors, and other troublesome issues that may arise for first-time designers.


Course Overview

Introducing the workspace
We will explore the InDesign workspace and tools, application bar, control panel, tools and context menu. We will also cover changing the magnification and navigating with the Hand and Zoom tool.
Getting to know InDesign
You will discover how to make your way around InDesign. The building blocks of an InDesign layout are objects, text and graphics. Layout aids such as guides help with size and placement, and styles let you format page elements automatically.
Setting up a document and working with pages
In this lesson, you will learn how to set up a new document, design master pages and work with document pages. You will see in this lesson how InDesign’s Text Wrap panel makes selecting a placed photo and applying text wrap a breeze.
Working with objects
InDesign frames can contain text, graphics, or color. As you work with frames, you will discover that Adobe InDesign CS6 provides you a great amount of flexibility and control over your design.
Flowing Text
Adobe InDesign provides methods for flowing short pieces of text into existing frames, creating frames while flowing text, and adding frames and pages while flowing text.
Editing Text
Learn the text editing features of Adobe InDesign which include the ability to search and replace text and formatting, check and correct spelling as you type.
Working with Typography
This lesson shows you how to use paragraph and character styles to help you quickly and consistently format your documents.
Working with Color
This lesson will teach you various options of adding colors to your InDesign document. Learn how to create, save and apply process and spot colors to objects, strokes and text.
Working with Styles
With Adobe InDesign Styles offer a quick, consistent method for formatting documents. Once you create a style and apply it, you can modify the settings and anywhere that style is used, the new style settings will be picked up. Watch and learn!
Importing and Modifying Graphics
You can easily enhance your document with photographs and artwork imported from Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or other graphics applications. If these imported graphics change, InDesign can notify you that a newer version of a graphic is available. Learn how to update and replace imported graphics at any time.
Creating Tables
This lesson shows you how to create, Import and format a table. You will also see how to use Graphics within tables and format text within a table.
Working with Transparency
This lesson shows some of the ways in which transparency can be added to objects using InDesign effect and transparency options.
Printing and Exporting
Adobe InDesign CS6 provides advanced printing and print preparation controls to manage your print settings, regardless of your output device. Learn how to easily output your work to a laser or inkjet printer, high-resolution film, or a computer to plate imaging device.
Working with Long Documents
This chapter is focused entirely on long document features of InDesign. Using the book feature you can break longer documents into sections and add each section to the Book panel. You can create multiple book files which reference individual InDesign files.
Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
InDesign CS6 provides all the tools you need to create simple forms and has the option to use Acrobat to add features and functionality that aren’t available in InDesign.
Creating and exporting an eBook
In this lesson about creating and exporting an InDesign document as an EPUB file that can be viewed on electronic reading devices.

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45 hours


1 month



This course is interactive and not taught in real-time. So you can login at your convenience and do your classes and exercises. Our interactive interface offers useful features such as fast forward, rewind, pause and you can even redo a lesson before moving ahead. These features help you track your progress and learn just what you want. Included are project files to allow you to learn right along with the instructor using the exact same files that they use. Each individual lesson has been provided with an eBook and a quiz to test your knowledge of each lesson before you take your final test. In addition to this hands-on learning experience, our trainers will evaluate your course work, clarify questions and give relevant feedback to help you grow