Adobe Indesign CS6 - Fundamentals

Commencement Dates

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Course Duration

15 Hours 

Target Audience

Graphic designers requiring to “cross the bridge” into publication design are encouraged to attend, as are designers new to page layout.

Designers converting from QuarkXpress or Publisher are strongly encouraged to attend.


No working knowledge of Adobe InDesign is required to take this course.

Learners are only expected to demonstrate familiarity with the computer – such as the opening and saving of files, navigating the Windows operating system and mouse usage. 


Successful trainees will receive Certificate of Attainment from Genetic Computer School.

Course Pathway

For more information on the ICDL Progression Pathway please refer to the link below:

ICDL Courses Progression Pathways


At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. navigate InDesign;
  2. create and set proper page layouts;
  3. set and use page elements – tables, frames, master pages;
  4. work with typography;
  5. use graphics and effects efficiently;
  6. employ correct colour;
  7. prepare documents for prepress;
  8. manage basic cross-platform media publishing;
  9. output and hand-off files correctly.

Course Details




Section - 1 General The Interface - Tools & Panels, Navigation ( Getting around the workspace, Customising & saving the workspace ), Saving DocumentsPage Layout

Section - 2 Page Layouts


Setting Document Attribute, Guides & Grids ( Creating guides, Using Smart Guides, Using a baseline grid ), Master pages ( Creating a layout master, Page auto-numbering & repeating elements, Basing one Master on another, Overriding Master page objects )

Frames ( Working with Frame content, Understanding the Frame Fitting options, Wrapping ), Tables ( Inserting tables, Setting table options, Placing content from Microsoft Word & Excel ), Liquid Layout (• Adapting content with liquid rules, Creating alternate layouts )

Section - 3



Text in InDesign ( Placing text, Text flow & threading ), Typographical Controls ( Applying local character & paragraph formatting, Alignment, tabulation & indentation, Tracking, Kerning & Leading, Hyphenation & justification, Bullets & numbering, Missing fonts – font matching issues )

Section - 4 Colour

Defining & applying Colour, Colour Models & Libraries – Process & Spot Colours,

• Workng with Gradients

Section - 5 Document Management                                                 


Working with Layers, Object Libraries, Managing links to external elements, Document Templates

Section - 6 Graphics


Working with Paths ( Creating clipping paths, Creating customised shapes ), Picture Frames ( Placing graphics, Scaling & cropping images, Handling images with Clipping Paths, Importing from Illustrator & Photoshop), Live Effects ( Gradient & directional feathering, Beveling & embossing, Satin finishing, Shadows & glows )

Section - 7 Styles


Understanding character & paragraph styles, Defining & applying styles, Creating, editing and applying Object Styles, Loading external styles, Nesting Styles

Section - 8 Output

Printing from InDesign ( Outputting Proofs & Colour Separations ), Creating & Setting PDF Files, Packaging for hand-off

Fees Structure

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