Adobe Indesign CS6 - Foundation

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Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to :

  • Understand the basic technical skills required to work with types, text, layers, shapes, brushes and to create effects in Adobe InDesign CS6


Adobe InDesign is a software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite.

This course contains 8 lessons, which will cover the basics of learning InDesign and provides countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program.

You'll learn how to create printing designs for such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines and more!


The primary audience for this course is Desktop Publishing Artists, Graphic Artists, IT Executive, Designers, Webmaster and Programmers.

This course will go through the foundation to the advance features of Adobe InDesign CS6. Thus, it is suitable for anyone who is new to InDesign environment or those who have not had formal training.


  • Participants should be comfortable using a mouse, opening and saving files and the general operations of computers
  • Familiarity to any graphics program would be an advantage


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussion and practical exercise.

Introducing The Workspace
  • Looking at the workspace
  • Working with panels
  • Customizing workspace
  • Navigating through a document
  • Using context menus
Getting To Know InDesign
  • Viewing documents
  • Preflighting as you work
  • Viewing guides
  • Adding text
  • Working with styles
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with objects
  • Working with Object Styles
Setting Up A Document And Working With Pages
  • Creating and saving custom document settings
  • Creating a new document
  • Switching between open InDesign documents
  • Working with Master pages
  • Applying master pages to document pages
  • Adding sections to change page numbering
  • Adding new pages
  • Arranging and deleting pages
  • Placing text and graphics on document pages
  • Overriding master page items
Working With Objects
  • Working with layers
  • Creating and editing text frames
  • Creating and editing graphics frames
  • Adding metadata captions
  • Text wrapping around graphics
  • Modifying shape of frames
  • Transforming and aligning objects
Flowing Text
  • Flowing text into existing text frame
  • Flowing text manually
  • Creating text frames while flowing text
  • Flowing text automatically
  • Adding jump line page number
Editing Text
  • Finding and changing missing font
  • Entering and importing text
  • Finding and changing text and formatting
  • Checking and spelling
  • Editing text by dragging and dropping
  • Using Story Editor
  • Tracking changes
Working With Typography
  • Adjusting vertical spacing
  • Changing fonts and type styles
  • Fine-tuning columns
  • Changing paragraph alignment
  • Creating a drop cap
  • Adjusting letter and word spacing
  • Setting tabs
  • Adding rule
Working With Color
  • Defining printing requirements
  • Creating and applying colors
  • Working with gradients
  • Creating a tint
  • Creating a spot color
  • Applying colors to text and objects
  • Using advances gradient techniques