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InDesign CS6: Essentials

Adobe InDesign CS6 is a professional page layout application that gives you pixel-perfect control over design and typography. In this course, you will be train to create elegant and engaging pages with features including Live Preflight, comprehensive styles, and sophisticated text-handling capabilities. New tools make adapting layouts for myriad printed page and screen sizes more efficient. This course is suitable for anyone wish to learn the magic behind commercial multi-page printed designs.


Target Audience: New and basic users  | Prerequisite: Nil

Duration: 2 Days (9am - 6pm)  |  Course Fee: Please refer to the Courses page

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Introducing The Workspace

  • Looking at the workspace
  • Understanding the Application bar and Control panels
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Changing the magnification of a document


Page Layout

  • Document window overview
  • Creating a new document
  • Selecting pages & spreads from the pages panel
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding new document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Overriding master page items on document pages
  • Rotating the page/spread view


Text Handling

  • Text selection
  • Viewing non-printing characters
  • Working with text frames
  • Threading text frames manually & automatically
  • Resizing text frames automatically
  • Finding and changing a missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking spelling
  • Using the story editor
  • Tracking changes
  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Performing word or character count
  • Bullets and numbering
  • Creating and applying paragraph & character styles



  • Drawing lines & shapes
  • Drawing multiple objects as a grid
  • Using smart guides
  • Creating different corner appearances
  • Transforming shapes
  • Distributing objects using Live distribute



  • Creating & applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Applying colors to text & objects


Graphics Handling

  • Working with layers
  • Creating & modifying text & graphic frames
  • Adding metadata captions to graphic frames
  • Placing & linking graphics frames
  • Wrapping text around a graphic
  • Aligning objects
  • Selecting & modifying


Table Layout

  • Creating tables
  • Selecting elements of a table
  • Managing rows, columns & tables
  • Formatting a table
  • Working with header rows
  • Creating & using table & cell styles


Transparency And Effects

  • Applying transparency settings & blending modes
  • Working with effects


Final output

  • Digital printing
  • About document installed fonts
  • Preflighting files
  • Defining preflight profiles
  • Packaging files
  • Creating an Adobe PDF file
  • Previewing how transparency effects will be flattened


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