This Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials Course 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 program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics.
Adobe Certified Expert, Randy Hagen, shows you how to set up custom InDesign workspaces, the basics of layouts, how to build, quality check and package your InDesign projects, and how to use InDesign's formatting tools to quickly and efficiently produce quality, consistent documents.
You'll also learn to work with InDesign's long document production functions, how to create and work with templates, and how to design interactive digital forms and PDFs.
WORKING WITH THE INDESIGN INTERFACE (86 min) Getting Started with InDesign CS6 Creating a New Document Selecting & Placing Content Working with the Type & Shape Tools Using the Control Panel Formatting Text Viewing & Arranging Panels Creating & Saving a Custom Workspace & Performing a Text Wrap
LAYOUT BASICS (71 min) Creating InDesign CS6 Document Presets Working with Master Pages Margins, Column & Ruler Guides & Zooming Placing, Scaling & Arranging Graphic Elements Placing & Formatting Text, Part 1 Placing & Formatting Text, Part 2 Copying Elements between Documents Printing Documents
PACKAGING & PREPARING DOCUMENTS (40 min) The Capabilities & Limitations of Spellchecking Live Preflighting & Creating Custom Preflight Profiles Correcting Preflighting Problems Packaging InDesign Documents for Remote Printing
CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES (74 min) Setting General & Interface Preferences Setting Type & Composition Preferences Customizing Measurement, Grid & Guide Preferences Setting Dictionary, Spelling & Auto-Correction Preferences Setting Notes, Track Changes & Story Editor Display Preferences Adjusting Display Performance & Appearance of Black File & Clipboard Handling Preferences
CREATING A TEMPLATE (77 min) Setting Up a Trifold Brochure Layout Manipulating Page Size & Orientation with the Page Tool Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 1 Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 2 Creating Character Styles Adding Custom Color Swatches Understanding Differences between Templates & Documents
CREATING A DOCUMENT FROM A TEMPLATE (89 min) Placing a Picture & Adjusting Display Performance Settings Placing, Formatting & Modifying Text with Paragraph Styles Creating Bulleted Lists & Formatting Graphics Replicating & Placing Repeated Elements Placing & Scaling Graphic Elements Formatting Type & Splitting Type within Text Frames Quality Checking, Packaging & Saving in InDesign CS6
CREATING LONG DOCUMENTS (108 min) Creating Long Document Templates, Part 1 Creating Long Document Templates, Part 2 Auto-Flowing & Formatting Type for Long Documents Refine Long Document Layouts by Extending Type Style Attributes Building a Table of Contents Making Index Entries Combining Multiple InDesign CS6 Documents into a Book Generating Master Indexes for InDesign CS6 Books Printing Review Proofs
CREATING PRINT FORMS (72 min) Using the Tab Ruler Aligning with the Tab Ruler Using Spot Color, Inline Graphics & Fixed Space Alignment Studying Table Creation & Formatting Working with Table Styles
CREATING INTERACTIVE PDF FILES (71 min) Building Text Fields in PDF Documents Creating Check Boxes for Interactive Forms Setting up Radio Button Groups List Boxes & Combo Boxes for Interactive Forms Placing & Formatting Buttons Preparing for Digital Signatures & Saving Interactive PDFs Resetting Tab Order for Interactive Forms Credits
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Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access Running Time: 11.5 Hours Platform: Windows & MAC OS Level: Beginner to Intermediate Project Files: Included
Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.
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