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InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Welcome

How to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, and Adobe Bridge together effectively and efficiently.
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  1. 21s
    1. Welcome
  2. 1h 32m
    1. Essential CS2 preferences - InDesign
      17m 32s
    2. Essential CS2 preferences - Illustrator
      4m 24s
    3. Essential CS2 preferences - Photoshop
      4m 15s
    4. Essential CS2 preferences - Bridge, Acrobat and System preferences
      5m 20s
    5. Saving workspaces for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
      15m 16s
    6. Customizing keyboard shortcuts for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
      11m 16s
    7. Customizing Bridge
      7m 50s
    8. Synchronizing color settings with Version Cue and Bridge
      4m 20s
    9. Creating a Version Cue project
      8m 17s
    10. Setting application default character/paragraph attributes and styles in InDesign
      11m 40s
    11. Creating an application default Rich Black swatch
      2m 48s
  3. 53m 16s
    1. Creating a new InDesign document (including saving and using presets)
      4m 50s
    2. Setting up margin and column guides
      4m 48s
    3. Creating and applying master pages
      6m 32s
    4. Organizing with layers
      7m 53s
    5. Setting document default text frame options
      10m 3s
    6. Adding text frames to pages (including threading)
      8m 41s
    7. Using Libraries and Snippets with Master Pages
      10m 29s
  4. 1h 11m
    1. Setting document default styles
      2m 40s
    2. Importing text from Microsoft Word
      14m 25s
    3. Formatting
      6m 35s
    4. Creating styles based on formatting
      7m 26s
    5. Positioning text
      9m 27s
    6. Applying styles
      14m 44s
    7. Nested and linked styles pt. 1
      9m 28s
    8. Nested and linked styles pt. 2
      6m 41s
  5. 59m 10s
    1. Viewing and opening images with Bridge
      6m 15s
    2. Resizing and resampling
      6m 29s
    3. Utilizing smart objects
      11m 57s
    4. Photoshop clipping paths vs. transparent graphics
      11m 7s
    5. Batch RGB to CMYK conversion
      9m 40s
    6. Utilizing layer comps
      13m 42s
  6. 58m 15s
    1. Benefits of creating vector print graphics in Illustrator
      7m 0s
    2. Drawing and tracing with the Pen tool
      14m 12s
    3. Converting bitmaps to vectors with Live Trace
      10m 0s
    4. Utilizing layers
      14m 40s
    5. Exporting a layered PDF
      7m 49s
    6. Editing Illustrator paths in InDesign
      4m 34s
  7. 1h 17m
    1. The Pen and Shape tools
      14m 28s
    2. Creating shapes with Pathfinder
      6m 8s
    3. Making and releasing Compound paths
      4m 14s
    4. Converting text to outlines
      11m 1s
    5. Drawing your own frames
      17m 29s
    6. Utilizing object styles
      7m 20s
    7. Creating type effects in InDesign
      17m 2s
  8. 1h 11m
    1. Importing graphics
      15m 39s
    2. Drag and drop from Bridge
      3m 3s
    3. Understanding placed image scaling and resolution in InDesign
      3m 59s
    4. Updating and relinking
      9m 5s
    5. Embedding links
      4m 54s
    6. Anchored objects
      13m 20s
    7. Applying and editing text wraps
      8m 2s
    8. Object layer options and layer overrides
      8m 27s
    9. Object layer options and layer comps
      5m 23s
  9. 24m 45s
    1. Using the Story Editor
      8m 8s
    2. Drag-and-drop text editing
      3m 4s
    3. Spelling and the Dictionary
      8m 26s
    4. Using Find/Change
      5m 7s
  10. 18m 52s
    1. Formatting an imported Microsoft Word table
      18m 52s
  11. 55m 42s
    1. Exporting a PDF for review
      14m 24s
    2. Enabling a PDF for commenting in Adobe Reader
      8m 29s
    3. Other PDF options
      7m 10s
    4. Emailing a PDF for reviewing and commenting
      7m 49s
    5. Making PDF comments
      4m 37s
    6. Importing and exporting comments from multiple reviewers
      5m 34s
    7. Setting up a Version Cue PDF review
      7m 39s
  12. 21m 36s
    1. Master page edits
      11m 10s
    2. Style edits
      6m 13s
    3. Utilizing Version Cue versions
      4m 13s
  13. 27m 23s
    1. Printing and print presets
      11m 58s
    2. Flattener/Separations preview
      9m 25s
    3. Preflight and package
      6m 0s
  14. 20s
    1. Goodbye

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InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow
Video duration: 0s 10h 33m Intermediate


It's already a major accomplishment if you've mastered any one of the many applications in the Adobe Creative Suite. It's quite another to know how to use Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat Professional, and Adobe Bridge together effectively and efficiently. In InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow, veteran graphic designer Ted LoCascio guides you through designing and producing a promotional brochure from start to finish. He shares expert techniques for the creation of individual elements in Photoshop and Illustrator - photographs, illustrations, and information graphics - and then brings the project together by importing and laying out these elements in InDesign. Once finished, Ted reveals how to best prepare and manage a design review with a client using Adobe Acrobat Professional. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Setting up the individual applications to work well together Building the document structure in InDesign Preparing the images in Photoshop Creating the graphics in Illustrator Importing the elements into the InDesign document Adding, importing, and formatting the text Importing and formatting tables from Microsoft Word Creating graphics directly in InDesign Client reviews with PDF and Version Cue Preparing the project for output


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