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Introduction to Object Styles in InDesign

by Eddie Russell

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on introducing you to object styles in Adobe InDesign. Software required: InDesign CS5.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we'll focus on introducing you to object styles in Adobe InDesign. We'll begin this process by learning what an object style is, and then we'll move on to some basic functionality, including creating, applying, and editing our styles. Once we have a good understanding of object style basics, we'll focus on more advanced functionality, such as integration of paragraph styles into object styles and creating parent child relationships between object styles. We'll wrap things up by learning how to apply effects to the different parts of an object using an object style. A word of caution, however: it is highly recommended that you have already completed our Introduction to Paragraph Styles and Character Styles course before working through this one. After completing these lessons, you'll have a good understanding of how to add object styles into your workflow to quickly and efficiently control the formatting of both text and graphic-based objects. Software required: InDesign CS5.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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