Your First Day with InDesign CC

If you are opening InDesign for the very first time, the application can be quite intimidating. Software required: InDesign CC v9.0.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 19, 2013
Duration
5h 27m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Aug 19, 2013
Duration
5h 27m
Description

If you are opening InDesign for the very first time, the application can be quite intimidating. Where do you start? What do you learn first? This InDesign tutorial was specifically designed to answer just those questions for you. We will be focused here on getting you up and running in the application quickly, teaching you about tools and workflows that you will need to understand from day one. To begin this course, we will start out slow, introducing you to some important terminology. From here we will spend some time focusing on InDesign objects and frames and how to add and manage their attributes and contents. Moving on, we will learn about a variety of topics to help make you successful including color, effects, rulers and guides, layers and object organization as well as some of the really powerful styles that InDesign uses. By the end of this training, you will have accumulated a solid foundation of knowledge and be ready to move deeper into the powerful application. Software required: InDesign CC v9.0.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi. I'm Eddie with Digital-Tutors. In this series of tutorials, we'll teach you about many of the powerful tools and workflows you'll need to know about on your first day with InDesign CC. If you're opening InDesign for the very first time, the application can be quite intimidating. Where do you start? What do you learn first? This course was specifically designed to answer just those questions for you. We'll be focused here on getting you up and running in the application quickly, teaching you about tools and workflows that you'll need to understand from day one. To begin this course, we'll start out slow-- introducing you to some important terminology. From here, we'll spend some time focusing on InDesign objects and frames and how to add and manage their attributes and contents. Moving on, we'll learn about a variety of topics to help make you successful, including color, effects, rulers and guides, layers and object organization, as well as some of the really powerful styles that InDesign uses. By the end of this course, you'll have accumulated a solid foundation of knowledge and be ready to move deeper into this powerful application. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson. <<MUSIC PLAYING>>