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Adobe InDesign CS6 – Design beautiful page layouts

June 25, 2012

Harness the professional design and typography features in Adobe® InDesign® CS6 software to create stunning and sophisticated page layouts with pixel-perfect control.

Recently used fonts

Access fonts you use frequently. Recently used fonts appear at the top of the font list.

Persistent text frame fitting options

Set frames to grow with additional text, based on simple parameters. Expand and shrink frames automatically for headlines, callouts, or other variable content.

Multiple page sizes

Create pages with different sizes in a single document.

Hunspell dictionary enhancements

Access more than 100 open source dictionaries.

Drag-and-drop support for anchored objects

Add inline graphics and other anchored objects quickly and intuitively by simply dragging them to the desired anchor location in the text.

Paragraphs that span or split columns

Quickly create text that spans or splits into multiple columns in just a few steps.

Efficient object selection and editing

Perform repetitive layout tasks efficiently using convenient tools and on-object controls.

Document-installed fonts

Help eliminate font substitution issues with document-installed fonts.

Integration with other Adobe solutions

Move smoothly from design to output, thanks to tight integration with industry-leading Adobe software such as Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, Acrobat®, and Flash® Professional.

Built-in creative tools

Explore creatively with integrated drawing tools, nondestructive effects, built-in Adobe Photoshop effects, fine transparency controls, and support for 3D Photoshop artwork.

Adobe Mini Bridge

Find and drag images into page layouts from Adobe Mini Bridge without leaving InDesign.

Live captions

Generate static or live captions automatically from image metadata.

Robust text composition

Create beautiful, sophisticated text with styles, text wrap, the Paragraph Composer, OpenType® support, drop caps, and style mapping for EPUB export.

Comprehensive Layers panel

Easily manage page items with a Layers panel similar to the one in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.

Key object alignment

Align selected items to a key object you define.



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  1. I needed to do flexible layouts for my eMag to be compatible with multiple devices. I saw this video – and downloaded InDesign CS6 from here – and I have to say, it’s absolutely brilliant. I just work with one file and with a few clicks it’s compatible with an iPad, a Galaxy Tab and notebook and even mobile.

  2. Any designer or layout specialist who has created layouts for magazines, websites or even simple newsletters will know that keep track of content changes is a bitch! Check out this killer feature – in the new InDesign CS6 and you’ll be left wanting more! You can download the free trial like I did from here – and if you want to buy a copy you can get one here –

  3. Photoshop – Using the new three-part Blur Gallery
    Powered by the new Mercury Graphics Engine, the Blur Gallery allows you to apply and combine three kinds of blur. Use it to create depth-of-field effects in post. This highly versatile filter also allows you to customize specific points of blur and focus.

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    Photoshop – Using the new Crop tool
    Cropping is one of the most common operations in Photoshop. So it’s only fitting that the Crop tool has experienced a quantum leap in CS6. In this movie, watch how to preview the angle of your image to confirm that your crop is plumb. You can revisit a crop any time you like, so you never waste effort. And by default, the Crop tool hides pixels instead of permanently deleting them.

  5. I used to work for a print magazine doing design and layout and I always hated my writers for making last minute changes. Whether it was due to copy checks or copy fitting, it’s just pissing off to rework the layout, specially if the copy is linked to another page. I’m so glad this new feature in InDesign – has been created. Every designer will be dancing! I bought online from here – to test out its effectiveness with my blog and I have to admit, even the whole liquid and adaptive layouts stuff is pure gold!

  6. I work as the content editor at a startup fashion brand and we’ve been looking to make a mobile and tablet app to increase sales. Sadly our IT team said they did not have the knowledge and resources to pull off something too big so we scratched the project but then an intern told us about the new Adobe Digital Publishing Suite and showed us this demo video – of Nat Geo and their app for the Kindle. We bought it online and within 8 months of releasing our app, we’ve already recovered our software costs!

  7. I was looking for a convenient way in which a small time business could make its own app. I run a small scale printer supplies store and was hoping to make an app that sends out weekly updates on stocks, offers and new products and this eZine from Nato Geo was the perfect inspiration I needed. I shelled out the cost for the software and bought it online from, and got a few freelance designers and developers to help em go about the whole things. I’ve had my app out for 3 months now and it’s already helped increase sales by more than 50%!

  8. Watch the Adobe Creative Suite 6 Roadshow videos on demand…

  9. If you’re looking to get into designing, here’s a different way to help you make your decision. This isn’t about realizing your potential or anything, but it is about showing you how much potential digital software has to help you get your creativity out – Hat’s off to the Adobe guys for creating these brilliant features.

  10. I was wondering about the process through which ads/posters/movies even websites are conceptualized and executed. Someone mentioned that Adobe hosted a roadshow that helped people from the first step of content creation all the way to development and execution with the software features in their new CS6. The guys were nice enough to put the video online – and it’s quite cool to get such indepth look into how these things work.

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