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InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow
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InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow

with Ted LoCascio

Video: Welcome

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.
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  1. 22s
    1. Welcome
      22s
  2. 1h 33m
    1. Essential CS2 preferences - InDesign
      17m 33s
    2. Essential CS2 preferences - Illustrator
      4m 25s
    3. Essential CS2 preferences - Photoshop
      4m 16s
    4. Essential CS2 preferences - Bridge, Acrobat and System preferences
      5m 20s
    5. Saving workspaces for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
      15m 17s
    6. Customizing keyboard shortcuts for InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
      11m 17s
    7. Customizing Bridge
      7m 51s
    8. Synchronizing color settings with Version Cue and Bridge
      4m 21s
    9. Creating a Version Cue project
      8m 18s
    10. Setting application default character/paragraph attributes and styles in InDesign
      11m 41s
    11. Creating an application default Rich Black swatch
      2m 49s
  3. 53m 21s
    1. Creating a new InDesign document (including saving and using presets)
      4m 50s
    2. Setting up margin and column guides
      4m 49s
    3. Creating and applying master pages
      6m 33s
    4. Organizing with layers
      7m 54s
    5. Setting document default text frame options
      10m 4s
    6. Adding text frames to pages (including threading)
      8m 42s
    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 26s
    3. Formatting
      6m 40s
    4. Creating styles based on formatting
      7m 26s
    5. Positioning text
      9m 28s
    6. Applying styles
      14m 45s
    7. Nested and linked styles pt. 1
      9m 29s
    8. Nested and linked styles pt. 2
      6m 42s
  5. 59m 15s
    1. Viewing and opening images with Bridge
      6m 16s
    2. Resizing and resampling
      6m 30s
    3. Utilizing smart objects
      11m 58s
    4. Photoshop clipping paths vs. transparent graphics
      11m 7s
    5. Batch RGB to CMYK conversion
      9m 41s
    6. Utilizing layer comps
      13m 43s
  6. 58m 21s
    1. Benefits of creating vector print graphics in Illustrator
      7m 1s
    2. Drawing and tracing with the Pen tool
      14m 13s
    3. Converting bitmaps to vectors with Live Trace
      10m 1s
    4. Utilizing layers
      14m 41s
    5. Exporting a layered PDF
      7m 50s
    6. Editing Illustrator paths in InDesign
      4m 35s
  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 30s
    6. Utilizing object styles
      7m 21s
    7. Creating type effects in InDesign
      17m 3s
  8. 1h 11m
    1. Importing graphics
      15m 40s
    2. Drag and drop from Bridge
      3m 4s
    3. Understanding placed image scaling and resolution in InDesign
      4m 0s
    4. Updating and relinking
      9m 6s
    5. Embedding links
      4m 54s
    6. Anchored objects
      13m 21s
    7. Applying and editing text wraps
      8m 3s
    8. Object layer options and layer overrides
      8m 27s
    9. Object layer options and layer comps
      5m 23s
  9. 24m 49s
    1. Using the Story Editor
      8m 9s
    2. Drag-and-drop text editing
      3m 5s
    3. Spelling and the Dictionary
      8m 27s
    4. Using Find/Change
      5m 8s
  10. 18m 53s
    1. Formatting an imported Microsoft Word table
      18m 53s
  11. 55m 48s
    1. Exporting a PDF for review
      14m 25s
    2. Enabling a PDF for commenting in Adobe Reader
      8m 30s
    3. Other PDF options
      7m 11s
    4. Emailing a PDF for reviewing and commenting
      7m 50s
    5. Making PDF comments
      4m 38s
    6. Importing and exporting comments from multiple reviewers
      5m 34s
    7. Setting up a Version Cue PDF review
      7m 40s
  12. 21m 38s
    1. Master page edits
      11m 10s
    2. Style edits
      6m 14s
    3. Utilizing Version Cue versions
      4m 14s
  13. 27m 24s
    1. Printing and print presets
      11m 58s
    2. Flattener/Separations preview
      9m 26s
    3. Preflight and package
      6m 0s
  14. 21s
    1. Goodbye
      21s

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InDesign CS2 Print Project Workflow
10h 34m Intermediate Jan 27, 2006

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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
Subjects:
Design Print Production
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Ted LoCascio

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