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Adobe InDesign CS6

Learn about creating professional posters, flyers, brochures and more with this free online Adobe InDesign CS6 course.

Art and Crafts
Free Course
This free online Adobe InDesign CS6 course teaches you how to use the popular desktop publishing platform Adobe InDesign. In this course you will learn about the basics of text formatting, image file formats and colour, as well as how an InDesign document is printed, and how its contents can affect your printing methods. Get started making professional posters, brochures, business cards and more in InDesign CS6 today with this free online course.
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    SimonSezIT

Description

Modules

Outcome

Certification

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Description

InDesign is a desktop publishing and typesetting software program made by Adobe, and is widely used by publishing and print industry professionals for creating posters, brochures, flyers, and even eBooks. This free online course will give you a detailed understanding of what it is and how to use it.

The course starts off with a basic introduction to the application, such as creating documents, navigating the interface, setting preferences and saving documents. Then the course moves on to the main tools taking you through each type, from basic selection tools to object creation, and object manipulation. Next the course moves on to creating text frames, importing text, how to use features such as find and change, and how to track changes for collaborative work on a document. You will also learn about formatting text, paragraphs and creating columns for displaying your content in magazine or newspaper layouts.

You will also learn about images, starting of with the digital image formats, and the differences between them and which to use where and why. You will learn about importing images, moving, resizing and cropping images; along with importing images from Adobe's free Mini Bridge software, fitting images into a content frame and how to add caption to them. You will learn about creating and drawing shapes using both the predefined shapes tools, and free hand drawing using the pen and pencil tools. You will learn about editing and formatting the shapes and how to work with anchor points. Finally, the course will teach you about colors and how different settings of the color of your images and documents can affect the costs and effort required to print your documents.

So, why wait? Start this free course today and learn key skills for making professional posters, brochures and more using InDesign CS6.

 

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Recognize how to create documents and set your personal preferences
  • Identify how to use the tools for selection, moving, object creation, object manipulation, and framing
  • Recognize how to use frames to place text and graphics
  • Recognize to commands and tools for formatting text and paragraphs
  • Discuss the different types of image files that can be using in InDesign
  • Identify how to import and manipulate images
  • Identify how to draw and manipulate objects

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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