Adobe InDesign CS6: Essentials

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Overview Adobe InDesign is an in-demand and this course in Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials is a good choice of course …


Adobe InDesign is an in-demand and this course in Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials is a good choice of course for anyone aspiring to work in the creative industry. You will learn how to create professional documents with this software. The tutorial provides in-demand features that will equip you with the right skills in InDesign and make you a marketable candidate in the creative industry. Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials offers a comprehensive foundation for working with this versatile desktop publishing application. This course will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the programme and interface, then moving into more advanced topics.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Project managers
  • Editorial managers
  • Chief editors
  • Writers
  • Designers
  • Design managers

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Module 01: Working with Indesign Interface
  • Module 02: Layout Basics
  • Module 03: Packaging & Preparing Documents
  • Module 04: Customizing Application Preferences
  • Module 05: Creating a Template
  • Module 06: Creating a Documents from a Template
  • Module 07: Creating long Documents
  • Module 08: Creating Print forms
  • Module 09: Creating interactive PDF files

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in InDesign CS6: Essentials.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Obtain a good basis for working with this publishing application. With this course, you will learn how to design page layouts effectively for both print and screen. With this qualification you can demonstrate your skills in InDesign, and prove to potential employers that you are a marketable candidate. A career with bright prospects await you with the completion of this course. According to, some of the key job positions along with the average UK salary per annum you can go for after completing this course will be as follows.

  • Video Editor - £23,994 per annum
  • Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum
  • Digital Designer - £24,870 per annum
  • Graphic designers - £21,956 per annum
  • Visual Designer - £29,338 per annum
  • Production Designer - £31,997 per annum
  • Project Manager - £42,118 per annum
  • Office Manager - £24,447 per annum

Randy has 30 years of real world experience helping business and commercial publishers improve their print production operations, with more than 20 years of that experience in helping publishers, printers and design professionals use computerized design and production tools. Over that time he has learned a lot about what does – and doesn’t – work in a successful print production environment.

Like many publishing professionals, Randy has expanded his skills to include tools and skills to leverage traditional content into new areas, including web, video and multimedia production. As tools and techniques have been refined, Randy has developed more sophisticated and efficient solutions for making the most from legacy content and enhancing its presentation in new media.


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Course Curriculum

InDesign CS6 Essentials FREE 00:00:00
1. Getting Started with InDesign CS6
2. Creating a New Document
3. Selecting & Placing Content
4. Working with the Type & Shape Tools
5. Using the Control Panel
6. Formatting Text
7. Viewing & Arranging Panels
8. Creating & Saving a Custom Workspace & Performing a Text Wrap
1. Creating InDesign CS6 Document Presets
2. Working with Master Pages
3. Margins, Column & Ruler Guides & Zooming
4. Placing, Scaling & Arranging Graphic Elements
5. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 1
6. Placing & Formatting Text, Part 2
7. Copying Elements between Documents
8. Printing Documents
1. The Capabilities & Limitations of Spellchecking
2. Live Preflighting & Creating Custom Preflight Profiles
3. Correcting Preflighting Problems
4. Packaging InDesign Documents for Remote Printing
1. Setting General & Interface Preferences
2. Setting Type & Composition Preferences
3. Customizing Measurement, Grid & Guide Preferences
4. Setting Dictionary, Spelling & Auto-Correction Preferences
5. Setting Notes, Track Changes & Story Editor Display Preferences
6. Adjusting Display Performance & Appearance of Black
7. File & Clipboard Handling Preferences
1. Setting Up a Trifold Brochure Layout
2. Manipulating Page Size & Orientation with the Page Tool
3. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 1
4. Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 2
5. Creating Character Styles
6. Adding Custom Color Swatches
7. Understanding Differences between Templates & Documents
1. Placing a Picture & Adjusting Display Performance Settings
2. Placing, Formatting & Modifying Text with Paragraph Styles
3. Creating Bulleted Lists & Formatting Graphics
4. Replicating & Placing Repeated Elements
5. Placing & Scaling Graphic Elements
6. Formatting Type & Splitting Type within Text Frames
7. Quality Checking, Packaging & Saving in InDesign CS6
1. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 1
2. Creating Long Document Templates, Part 2
3. Auto-Flowing & Formatting Type for Long Documents
4. Refine Long Document Layouts by Extending Type Style Attributes
5. Building a Table of Contents
6. Making Index Entries
7. Combining Multiple InDesign CS6 Documents into a Book
8. Generating Master Indexes for InDesign CS6 Books
9. Printing Review Proofs
1. Using the Tab Ruler
2. Aligning with the Tab Ruler
3. Using Spot Color, Inline Graphics & Fixed Space Alignment
4. Studying Table Creation & Formatting
5. Working with Table Styles
1. Building Text Fields in PDF Documents
2. Creating Check Boxes for Interactive Forms
3. Setting up Radio Button Groups
4. List Boxes & Combo Boxes for Interactive Forms
5. Placing & Formatting Buttons
6. Preparing for Digital Signatures & Saving Interactive PDFs
7. Resetting Tab Order for Interactive Forms
8. Credits

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