Introduction to Adobe InDesign® CS6


A comprehensive 2 day course for beginner users of the Adobe InDesign program

COURSE LENGTH: 2 days
UPCOMING DATES: TBA
TIME: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
PRICE: $1095.00
INSTRUCTOR: Sean Cooke


Adobe InDesign CS6 software, available for both Mac and Windows®, breaks down the barriers between online and offline publishing. Now you can create compelling print materials, immersive content for playback in the Adobe Flash® Player runtime, and interactive PDF documents—all with beautiful typography and stunning design. InDesign CS6 professional page layout software is the ideal tool to deliver sophisticated layouts for traditional and online media.

Tight integration with other Adobe Creative Suite®6 components includes new cross-product support. For example, InDesign layouts can now be opened directly in Adobe Flash CS6 Professional software with page design and typography preserved. Use InDesign CS6 as your layout tool of choice to deliver dynamic, interactive content across media.

This is the perfect class for those new to Adobe software or desktop publishing. Over the course of two days, we’ll orient you with the program, functions, tools, and more; by the end of the second day you’ll be able to comfortably use the software. If you have been using Quark or Adobe software, you might prefer our one day class, Down and Dirty Basics.

Class Prerequisites:

In order to be successful with this course, a basic understanding of the operating system and of using applications in general is needed.

You’ll Be In Demand When You Learn Adobe InDesign CS6!

  • Manage the InDesign environment
  • Design documents
  • Manage text
  • Utilize colors, swatches, and gradients
  • Manage transparency
  • Utilize tables
  • Prepare for handoff to a service provider
  • Create Acrobat PDF files

Class Outline

Lesson 1: Managing the InDesign Environment

  • Introduction to InDesign
  • Customize your Workspace
  • Set General Preferences
  • Manage Document Presets

Lesson 2: Designing Documents

  • Create a New Document
  • Alter a Document’s Layout
  • Create the Structure of a Document
  • Develop Master Pages
  • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
  • Develop Layers

Lesson 3: Managing Text

  • Add Text
  • Edit Text
  • Spell Check Text
  • Thread Text
  • Change Text Threads
  • Format Characters
  • Format Paragraphs
  • Manage Styles

Lesson 4: Utilizing Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

  • Utilize Color
  • Utilize Swatches
  • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes

Lesson 5: Managing Transparency

  • Apply Transparency
  • Apply Transparency Flattener Presets

Lesson 6: Utilizing Tables

  • Create Table
  • Modify Table
  • Format Table

Lesson 7: Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider

  • Check Documents for Problems
  • Print a Document
  • Package Files
  • Preview Output

Lesson 8: Creating Acrobat PDF Files

  • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
  • Manage PDF Presets
  • Export PDF Files for Printing

Your Place or Ours…

Not convenient to visit our Richmond training center? No problem… we’re flexible! Give us a call to discuss an on-site or custom training event for your team or business at 1-877-TECHEAD. We also offer hourly computer training consultation services to help you solve your specific design challenges or our Creative Solutions team can do your Adobe InDesign project for you.

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