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InDesign CS6

InDesign CS6

InDesign CS6

3 Sessions -
8 Hours of Interactive Training

If you want to become a publishing professional in today's workforce, having a working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is critical. Our new InDesign CS6 course taught by Adobe Certified Expert Chad Chelius will prepare you to design page layouts for both print and screens. Learn the basics of the program and interface and then gradually move onto more advanced and complex aspects of the software. This exciting new course will teach you how to perform repetitive layout tasks efficiently using convenient tools and on-object controls. Plus, learn how to use formatting tools to produce high-quality documents in no time.

  • Learn to adapt layouts to look great on a variety of page sizes, orientations, or devices
  • Learn how to add inline graphics and other anchored objects quickly and intuitively by simply dragging them to the desired anchor location in the text
  • Learn how to quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few steps

About The Author
Chad is an Adobe Certified Instructor and has a formal education in publishing technology. He has the trial-by-fire production experience that makes him a valuable contributor to every project on which he works. He’s served as the lead consultant for major InDesign migrations for publishing companies throughout the U.S. and is skilled in all aspects of print production, Web production, automation and XML. He is a contributing author of Adobe InDesign CS3 Digital Classroom, Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Digital Classroom and a Technical Editor of Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Dynamic Learning, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 Digital Classroom books.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Role of CS6 Applications
  • New InDesign Features
  • Adobe Creative Cloud

Section B: Understanding the InDesign Interface

  • InDesign Interface
  • InDesign Panels
  • Customizing Workspace, New Workspace
  • Multiple Documents, Arrange Documents

Section C: Navigating Your Documents

  • Navigating Documents
  • Zoom Tools and Shortcuts
  • Spread Rotation
  • Preview Mode

Section D: Setting Up a Document

  • Units and Increments
  • Document Properties and Presets
  • Margin Guides
  • Create a Magazine
  • Editing Presets

Section E: Drawing Objects

  • Shape Tools
  • Moving Shapes
  • Pen Tool
  • Object Grid, Duplicating Objects
  • Effects Panel

Section F: Transforming Objects

  • Transformations, Rotate Tool
  • Scale Tool and Free Transform Tool
  • Transform Again
  • Mathematical Transform
  • Group Objects
  • Snippets
  • Horizontal Transform

Session 2

Section A: Working with Color

  • Working with Swatches
  • Create a Swatch Manually
  • Load Swatches, Tint Swatch
  • Applying Colors
  • Create a Gradient Swatch
  • Adobe Kuler

Section B: Working with Spot Color

  • Spot Color Intro, PANTONE
  • Apply PANTONE, Mixed Ink
  • Separations Preview, Ink Manager

Section C: Working with Type

  • Text Frame, Formatting Text
  • Kerning
  • Text Path
  • Tracking, Text on a Shape
  • Alignment
  • Distribute Objects

Section D: Document Layout

  • Setting Up a Document
  • Create Text Frames
  • Multiple Master, Primary Text Frame
  • Placing Text, Smart Text
  • Spell Check, Detach from Master
  • Story Editor, Info Panel

Section E: Working with Graphics

  • Graphics Info, Placeholder Frame
  • Content Grabber, Crop
  • Place an Image, Graphic Shortcuts
  • Frame Fitting Options
  • Adobe Bridge
  • Scale Images
  • Photoshop Path, Text Wrap
  • Mini Bridge
  • Frame Fitting Options from Menu
  • Managing Graphics, Links Panel
  • Corner Effects

Section F: Styles

  • Character and Paragraph Styles
  • Paragraph Formatting
  • Font Options
  • Paragraph Indent
  • Span Columns
  • Adding Captions
  • Nested Style
  • PostScript, OpenType, TrueType

Section G: Alternate Layouts

  • Liquid Layout
  • Liquid Page Rules
  • Alternate Layout
  • Links Panel
  • Place Graphics
  • Content Collector, Content Placer
  • Split Layout

Section H: Creating a Book

  • Introduction, Selecting Template
  • GREP Search
  • Chapter Numbers
  • Book Panel
  • Synchronize Options
  • Table of Contents
  • Setting Up Styles
  • Insert Table of Contents
  • Conclusion

Session 3

Section A: Layers

  • Working with Layers
  • Pathfinder, Rearrange
  • Arrange Layers
  • Placing Layers
  • Stacking Order
  • Layers Panel, Merge Layers

Section B: Effects and Transparency

  • Transparency
  • Drop Shadow, Object Styles
  • Text Wrap
  • Transparency Flattening
  • Print, Export to PDF

Section C: Tables

  • Working with Tables, Create Table
  • Modify Tables, Import Tables
  • Format a Table
  • Table Styles
  • Cell Styles
  • Header and Footer, Edit Table

Section D: Advanced Type

  • Text Variables
  • Insert Variable, Footer
  • Baseline Grid, Edit Body Style
  • Hyphenation

Section E: Data Merge

  • Placeholders
  • Single Data Merge
  • Multiple Data Merge

Section F: Interactive Documents

  • Working with Interactive Documents
  • SWF
  • Export to PDF
  • Hyperlinks
  • Clipping Path
  • Movie Files

Section G: Preparing for Print

  • Preflight
  • Define Profiles, Customize
  • Package Options
  • Export to PDF
  • Print Document

Section H: EPUB

  • E-Book
  • Export Tags