Adobe InDesign CS6 Training

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Adobe InDesign training explains how to use this powerful tool for creating high-quality layouts for digital and print media graphics. Participants will gain insight on the fundamentals of designing and the software. Under the mentorship of an experienced professional, the aspirants will learn the process of creating documents, adding and formatting text, inserting tables and graphics, adding colors and effects, and making the documents interactive.

Upon the completion of the training, the learners will be able to:

  • Customize workspace and explore
  • Manage documents and applying master themes
  • Define frames and nicely wrap graphics and objects into it
  • Showcase text in different styles, colors, alignment, character spacing
  • Import and export graphics and manage the library to handle objects
  • Work with tables and managing text and graphics into it
  • Set transparency settings by using blending modes, feathering, and drop shadow
  • Make the documents interactive by facilitating navigation, adding appropriate hyperlinks, and providing call to action buttons
Target audience
  • Graphics professionals
  • Print design professionals
  • Candidates willing to learn the InDesign fundamentals and practice them
Prerequisites

While there is no formal prerequisite for this training, however candidates with a strong interest in creating page layouts and designs are the ideal candidates for this course.

1. Work Area

  • Arranging palettes
  • Customizing workspace
  • Palette menus
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Layers
  • Context menus
  • Selecting objects
  • Using help

2. Documents

  • Starting new documents and page size
  • Master pages
  • Footers
  • Placeholder master
  • Applying master and overriding master
  • Editing master pages

3. Frames

  • Modifying and resizing text frames
  • Modifying and resizing graphic frames
  • Wrapping graphics
  • Creating and duplicating frames
  • Rotating and aligning objects

4. Importing and editing text

  • Managing fonts
  • Creating and entering text
  • Creating headline
  • Flowing text Working with styles
  • Aligning text
  • Threading text
  • Changing number of columns
  • Changing text alignment
  • Character style
  • Find and Replace and Spell check
  • Text on a path

5. Typography

  • Vertical spacing
  • Baseline grid
  • Space above and below paragraph
  • Font and type style
  • Paragraph alignment
  • Special font features and drop cap
  • Fill and stroke for text
  • Kerning and tracking
  • Working with tabs
  • Rule for paragraph

6. Working with color

  • Adding color to swatch palette
  • Applying color to objects
  • Dash stroke
  • Gradient
  • Tint
  • Spot color
  • Apply color to text
  • Apply color to object
  • Creating and applying gradient swatch

7. Importing and linking graphics

  • Adding graphics
  • Vector and bitmap graphics
  • Managing links to imported graphics
  • Updating graphics
  • Clipping paths
  • Settings for display performance
  • Library to manage objects

8. Tables

  • Importing and formatting a table
  • Formatting borders and alternating row colors
  • Graphics within tables
  • Formatting text in table
  • Character style to table text
  • Adjust column size

9. Vector graphics

  • Document grids
  • Applying color to path
  • Pencil tool
  • Pen tool
  • Drawing curve and straight segments
  • Compound path
  • Slicing a path with scissor
  • Adding end shape to open path
  • Creating texture effects
  • Inline graphics

10. Transparency

  • Transparency setting
  • Opacity of objects
  • Blending modes Feathering
  • Transparency settings for EPS images
  • Drop shadow

11. Interactive document

  • Bookmarks
  • Hyperlinks
  • Navigation buttons
  • Adding a movie
  • Button with rollover and down states
  • Adding an action to button
  • Exporting to puff

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