Adobe InDesign CS6 Level II

This course builds on the fundamentals taught in InDesign CS6 Level I. Students will start by learning how to create complex document structures, create tint and gradient swatches, and use object libraries and snippets to work more efficiently. Students will then learn how to create vector paths and wrap type on a path. Students will also learn advanced typography and composition techniques. In addition, students will work with graphics, object styles, tables, special characters, and the Story Editor. Finally, students will learn how to manage long documents.

Course Outline

Text Editing

  • Import and edit text
  • Special characters
  • Column, frame and page breaks

Linked files

  • Linked files
  • Replicate and link content

Flexible Document Setup

  • Alternate page sizes and layouts
  • Placeholders, templates, and conditional text
  • Object libraries and snippets
  • Data merge

Working with Colour and Transparency

  • Create colours, tints and mixed ink swatches
  • Gradients
  • Colourize a grayscale image
  • Transparency

Vector Paths

  • Creating vector paths
  • Vector paths and pictures
  • Vector paths and type


  • Create tables
  • Change table structure
  • Format tables