ADINDCS6L1 – Adobe InDesign CS6 – Level1

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  • Code: ADINDCS6L1
  • Duration: Days 2
  • Price per delegate: £595.00 +VAT

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Course Description

This 2-day introduction course has been devised for learners who are new to InDesign as well as InDesign users wishing to get an overview of best practices allowing them to improve efficiency and increase accuracy in their current workflow.

The opportunity to explore beyond the lesson files is available and learners are encouraged to bring along their own sample work.

At all stages the opportunity to experiment and practise with new learning techniques will be encouraged.

At the end of the course learners will be confident in their approach to a new project and have an understanding of the tools available to them in InDesign.

Learners will also be aware of the many other features InDesign has to offer allowing them to explore further at their leisure.

Target Student:

This course is intended for students who want to explore the basic tools and features of InDesign for creating professional page layout and designs.


No previous knowledge InDesign is necessary however, a competent level of computer skills would be assumed.

Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.

Performance Based Objectives

To cover the fundamental requirements of working on a page layout.  At the end of the two day course the learner will know how to:

create different document in a range of sizes.
populate these documents with text and images.
manipulate and edit text and images
customise and edit existing documents

At every stage in the course, delegates will be advised on best practices ensuring accuracy, efficiency when approaching any
new project.

Course Content
Day 1
InDesign Environment

Getting to know the Workspace
Customising the Workspace
Navigating through a Document

Setting up a Document

Creating a New Document
Creating and Saving Custom Page Settings
Adding New Pages & Moving Pages
Working with Master Pages

Working with Frames

Creating and Editing Text Frames
Creating and Editing Graphics Frames
Working with Frames
Corner Effects
Working with Layers

Working with Text

Creating and Entering Text
Vertical Text Alignment
Text Flow (manual & automatic)
Columns in a Text Frame
Spell Check

Working with Typography

Adjusting Vertical Spacing
Changing Fonts & Type Style
Changing Paragraph Alignment
Creating a Drop Cap
Adjusting Letter and Word Spacing

Day 2

Working with Colour

Creating and Applying Colours
Working with Gradients
Creating a Tint
Creating a Spot Colour
Applying Colour to Text

Working with Styles

Creating & Applying Paragraph Styles
Creating & Applying Character Styles
Creating & Applying Object Styles
Loading Styles from another Document

Working with Graphics

Adding Graphics from other Programs
Comparing Vector & Bitmap Graphics
Managing Links to Imported Files
Adjusting View Quality

Creating Tables

Creating Tables from Text
Importing & Formatting Tables
Formatting Text within a Table

Working with Transparency

Applying Transparency Settings
Adjusting Transparency of Images

How to Output and Export Files

Live Preflighting Files
Printing a Laser or Inkjet Proof
Creating an Adobe PDF Proof
Packaging Files