InDesign CS6: Part 1 - Creating Marketing Material


Description This hands-on workshop is perfect for individuals who want to use the basic tools and features of Adobe InDesign to create professional page layouts and designs for use in print and on the Web.

Adobe CS6 users needing the skills to create and deliver professional-looking printed and digital documents

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to use Adobe® InDesign® CS6 to create and deliver professional-looking printed and digital documents.

You will:

  • Identify the elements of the InDesign interface.
  • Create a new document.
  • Customize a document by using graphics, colors, and styles.
  • Manage page elements.
  • Build a table.
  • Prepare a document for delivery.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with InDesign

Topic A: Identify Components of the InDesign Interface

Topic B: Customize the InDesign Interface

Topic C: Use the Navigation Controls

Topic D: Set Preferences

Lesson 2: Designing a Document

Topic A: Create a New Document

Topic B: Add Text to a Document

Topic C: Add Graphics to a Document

Lesson 3: Customizing a Document

Topic A: Format Characters and Paragraphs

Topic B: Apply Colors, Swatches, and Gradients

Topic C: Create and Apply Styles

Lesson 4: Working with Page Elements

Topic A: Arrange and Align Objects

Topic B: Use Layers

Topic C: Transform and Manipulate Objects

Topic D: Thread Text Frames

Topic E: Edit Text

Lesson 5: Building Tables

Topic A: Create a New Table

Topic B: Modify a Table Structure

Topic C: Format a Table

Lesson 6: Preparing a Document for Delivery

Topic A: Resolve Errors in a Document

Topic B: Print a Document

Topic C: Package a Document

Topic D: Export Files for Printing

Topic E: Export Files for the Web

Appendix A: Productivity Enhancements

Appendix B: Adobe InDesign CS6 ACE Certification Exam Objectives

Appendix C: New Features in Adobe InDesign CS6