Introduction to InDesign CS5

In this collection of lessons, we will learn the fundamental tools, techniques, and workflows for InDesign CS5. Software required: InDesign CS5.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 3, 2011
Duration
7h 47m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Introduction to InDesign CS5
Workspace and UI Overview 9m Navigating Documents in InDesign 11m Understanding Panels 9m Using InDesign Workspaces 6m Exploring the Tool Panel 10m Creating and Saving a New Document 12m Opening and Working with Multiple Documents 6m Managing Pages in the Pages Panel 10m Understanding Master Pages 9m Customizing Margins and Columns 11m Understanding and Customizing InDesign's Rulers 9m Using InDesign's Guides 14m Using InDesign's Grids 11m Understanding the Basics of Vector Graphics 14m Understanding the Layering of Artwork 11m Understanding InDesign Frames 13m Adding Image or Graphic Content to a Layout 12m Customizing Frame Fitting Options 9m Creating and Formatting Basic Text Objects 13m Customizing Text Frame Options 12m Creating Threaded Text Frames 8m Formatting Text Using Character Styles 13m Formatting Text Using Paragraph Styles 10m Using Character and Paragraph Styles Together 10m Adding Text Content from Microsoft Word and Excel 9m Editing Text in the Story Editor 10m Adding Automatic Page Numbering to a Document 6m Spell Checking InDesign Documents 7m Adding Type to a Path 9m Wrapping Text Around Images and Graphics 10m Saving InDesign Objects Using Snippets and Libraries 11m Transforming InDesign Objects 11m Aligning and Distributing InDesign Objects 9m Aligning Objects with the Gap Tool 9m Applying Color in InDesign 10m Understanding the Swatch Panel in InDesign 20m Creating and Applying Gradients 11m Using the Kuler Extension 8m Customizing and Using the Eyedropper Tool 8m Adding Object Effects and Transparency 10m Formatting Objects with Object Styles 10m Performing Search and Replace Queries in InDesign 11m Preflighting InDesign Documents 10m Packaging InDesign Files 9m Configuring InDesign's Print Settings 7m Exporting InDesign Files 7m
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 3, 2011
Duration
7h 47m
Description

In this collection of lessons, we will learn the fundamental tools, techniques, and workflows for InDesign CS5. It can safely be said that InDesign has established a firm grasp on the graphics industry, excelling with ease in the area of print design. However, in this day and age of the eBook and other electronic publications, InDesign has truly helped pave the way. In this course, we will begin at square one and get you up and running quickly. We will explore the interface together and learn how InDesign sees various types of files, text, and graphics. Once we have the basics down, we will begin to harness the power of InDesign by learning about things like styles, color management, and print preparation. After completing this course, you will have built a solid foundation of knowledge using this industry leading layout application. Software required: InDesign CS5.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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