Adobe InDesign CS6 - Introduction

Course duration: 2 days

Adobe InDesign CS6 - Introduction

Two day: Instructor-Led

Course Description

Adobe InDesign CS6 can create a simple document like a postcard or an encyclopedia. You may need to create huge documents that are attractive as well as can be accessed globally. In this course, you will deploy the advanced InDesign techniques to enhance the look and functionality of your documents. This intense2 day class will let you get hands on experience with many of the advanced tools and functionality of InDesign CS6.

Course Objective

You will use the advanced features of Adobe InDesign CS6 to create and design content for print and web.

Target Student

The target student is any professional who would like to create and design print documents.

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • manage styles.
  • develop complex paths.
  • handle page elements.
  • import and export data to external files.
  • work with XML.
  • manage long documents.
  • adjust print settings.

Course Content

Lesson 1 - Introducing the Workspace

  • Working with panels
  • Learning the Tools Panel
  • Customizing your Workspace
  • Changing the Magnification
  • Navigating the Document
  • Using Context Menus
  • Finding resources for using InDesign

Lesson 2 - Getting to know InDesign

  • Viewing the lesson document
  • Preflighing as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding Text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Placing Graphics and Text
  • Working with object syles

Lesson 3 - Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages

  • Creating and saving custom page settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign Documents
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbers
  • Adding new pages
  • Arranging and deleting pages
  • Placing text and graphics on the document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Changing the size of the pages
  • Viewing the completed spread

Lesson 4 - Working with Objects

  • Working with Layers
  • Creating and Editing Text Frames
  • Creating and Editing Graphics Frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphics frames
  • Changing the shape of a frame
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Modifying the shape of frames
  • Transforming and Aligning Objects
  • Selecting and Modifying Grouped Objects
  • Finishing up

Lesson 5 - Flowing Text

  • Flowing text into an existing frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Creating threaded frames automatically
  • Adding a jump line page number

Lesson 6 - Editing Text

  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Check spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using Story Editor
  • Tracking changes

Lesson 7 - Working with Typography

  • Adjusting Vertical Spacing
  • Changing Fonts and Type Style
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding rule above a paragraph

Lesson 8 - Working with Color

  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with Gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advanced gradients techniques

Lesson 9 - Working with Styles

  • Creating and applying paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying character styles
  • Nesting character styles inside paragraph styles
  • Creating and applying object styles
  • Globally updating styles
  • Loading styles from another document

Lesson 10 - Importing and Modifying Graphics

  • Adding graphics from other programs
  • Comparing vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing Links to Imported Files
  • Updating revised graphics
  • Adjusting display quality
  • Working with clipping paths
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Importing native Adobe graphics files
  • Using a library to manage objects
  • Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics

Lesson 11 - Creating Tables

  • Creating text to a table
  • Formatting a table
  • Creating a header row
  • Adding graphics to table cells
  • Creating and applying table and cell styles

Lesson 12 - Working with Transparency

  • Importing and colorizing grayscale images
  • Applying transparency settings
  • Adjusting transparency to settings for EPS images
  • Adding transparency effects
  • Importing and adjusting Illustrator files
  • Applying transparency settings to text
  • Working with Effects

Lesson 13 - Printing and Exporting

  • Preflighting files
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF proof
  • Previewing separations
  • Previewing How transparency will be flattened
  • Previewing the Page
  • Printing a laser or inkjet proof
  • Using the Ink Manager

Guaranteed to Run

2020-02-20 09:00 to 2020-02-21 17:00
Attend Online
2020-02-17 09:00 to 2020-02-21 17:00
Attend Online
09:00 to 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
NYC-23rd Street (Virtual Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
Mid-Town New York City (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2020-02-12 09:00 to 2020-02-14 17:00
Attend Online
2020-02-12 09:00 to 2020-02-14 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Instructor-Led)
09:00 to 17:00
Newark, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2020-02-06 09:00 to 2020-02-07 17:00
Attend Online
2020-02-06 09:00 to 2020-02-07 17:00
Washington, D.C. (Instructor-Led)

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