Introduction to Indesign CS5 & CS5.5
Start Creating Documents with InDesign in 2 hours. Perfect for beginners!
InDesign is an important part of the Adobe Creative Suite. In many ways, it’s the canvas where everything comes together. The de facto industry standard in desktop publishing and page layout software, InDesign is the essential software for publishing to print and to screen. Best-selling author and layout expert, Sandee Cohen will provide you with an intensive review of the features you need to start working and create professional looking documents today. In her soothing and easy-to-follow signature style, Sandee makes it a breeze for you to gain a solid understanding of the things you NEED to get started.
Students and graphic designers, production managers, photographers, and layout personnel will all benefit from this informative training by one of today’s top experts.
Lesson 1: Setting up your document
Starting from scratch to create a new document. Adding pages and changing their order.
Lesson 2: Master Pages
The secret to automating your layouts. Creating master pages, applying them to your document, modifying masters and adding page numbers.
Lesson 3: Text Frames
The backbone of any InDesign to create text frames as well as flow text for multi-page documents.
Lesson 5: Paragraph Attributes
The formatting that separates the professionals from the amateurs! Setting alignment, indents, and paragraph spacing.
Lesson 6: Colors and Swatches
Jazz up your documents by creating custom colors and applying them as swatches to fill and stroke objects. Find out how to import swatches from one document to another.
Lesson 7: Gradients
Create blends from one color to another by using gradients. Discover the differences between linear and radial gradients.
Lesson 8: Images
Add images to your documents scaled to the correct size. Then crop them to focus in on your subject. Finally create inline graphics that flow along with your text.
Lesson 10: Objects
The controls and secret keystrokes for working with rectangles, circles, and polygons. How to enhance rectangles with corner effects
Lesson 11 part 1: Transparency
From setting opacity to creating gradient blends, here’s where you can see right through InDesign’s transparency effects.
Lesson 11 part 2: Special Effects
From the ever-so-popular drop shadow to the sophistication of bevels and embossing, here’s how to add incredible effects to your pages.
Lesson 12: Text Styles
What separates the amateurs from the pros is how they use character and paragraph styles to automate text formatting.