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InDesign CS2 Professional Typography
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InDesign CS2 Professional Typography

with Nigel French

Video: Welcome

InDesign CS2 is the world's most sophisticated page layout program, offering a degree of typographic complexity and precision that graphic designers could until now only dream of. InDesign CS2 Professional Typography guides you through the program's type features, beginning with the basics of character and paragraph formatting, then progressing to the advanced features, such as paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids. In addition, Nigel French emphasizes timeless typographic principles throughout the training, using real-world design scenarios and examples. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.
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  1. 29s
    1. Welcome
      29s
  2. 23m 2s
    1. Where to find stuff
      5m 32s
    2. Typography workspace
      3m 7s
    3. Viewing your page
      4m 25s
    4. View options
      7m 8s
    5. Working around missing fonts
      2m 50s
  3. 16m 22s
    1. Flowing text
      8m 56s
    2. Threading text frames
      3m 4s
    3. Using placeholder text
      4m 22s
  4. 22m 48s
    1. Choosing fonts and sizing type
      11m 59s
    2. Character formatting options
      8m 32s
    3. Scaling type
      2m 17s
  5. 15m 5s
    1. What is leading?
      5m 2s
    2. Leading in action
      10m 3s
  6. 21m 51s
    1. Kerning and other optical illusions
      9m 26s
    2. Tracking
      8m 53s
    3. Kerning preferences
      3m 32s
  7. 35m 34s
    1. Special characters and typographers' quotes
      8m 31s
    2. Spaces galore! Ens, ems and more
      2m 56s
    3. En and em dashes
      3m 35s
    4. Using the Glyphs Palette
      2m 8s
    5. Beautiful fractions
      3m 34s
    6. Hanging punctuation
      1m 49s
    7. Using small caps
      2m 23s
    8. How and when to use italics
      1m 30s
    9. InDesign measurement units
      3m 17s
    10. Ellipses
      2m 55s
    11. Superscript/Subscript
      1m 24s
    12. Baseline shift
      1m 32s
  8. 12m 21s
    1. Where are OpenType fonts?
      12m 21s
  9. 11m 21s
    1. Resist the temptation to center
      3m 45s
    2. Pros and cons of justified text
      5m 6s
    3. Balancing ragged lines
      1m 18s
    4. Optical margin alignment
      1m 12s
  10. 7m 4s
    1. First line indents
      2m 42s
    2. Space before and after paragraphs
      2m 0s
    3. Indent alternatives
      2m 22s
  11. 16m 32s
    1. The purpose of initial caps
      9m 27s
    2. Tricks with drop caps
      3m 41s
    3. Optical alignment of drop caps
      1m 30s
    4. Tricky drop caps
      1m 54s
  12. 8m 21s
    1. Hyphenation settings
      6m 9s
    2. Multilingual documents
      53s
    3. Discretionary and non-breaking hyphens
      1m 19s
  13. 5m 48s
    1. Dot, dot, dot... using tab leaders
      2m 23s
    2. Aligning numbered lists with tabs
      3m 25s
  14. 10m 2s
    1. Creating a table from scratch
      5m 49s
    2. Importing tables from Word and Excel
      4m 13s
  15. 34m 14s
    1. Paragraph and character styles
      5m 20s
    2. Paragraph style options
      2m 44s
    3. Editing styles
      3m 25s
    4. Based on
      2m 55s
    5. Importing styles from Word
      2m 30s
    6. Working with manual overrides
      1m 42s
    7. Copying styles between documents
      2m 44s
    8. Using Quick Apply
      5m 31s
    9. Paragraph rules
      7m 23s
  16. 24m 49s
    1. Automating first paragraphs
      3m 13s
    2. Nested styles in action
      9m 9s
    3. Object styles
      3m 0s
    4. Anchored objects
      2m 55s
    5. More nested style tricks
      6m 32s
  17. 15m 6s
    1. Applying text wraps
      4m 18s
    2. Wraparound transparency
      3m 48s
    3. Text wrap overrides
      1m 54s
    4. Silly text wrap tricks
      5m 6s
  18. 23m 28s
    1. Type on a path
      5m 20s
    2. Type on a circle
      6m 41s
    3. Stroked type
      3m 18s
    4. Transparency effects
      5m 33s
    5. Type masks
      2m 36s
  19. 18m 26s
    1. Setting margins
      5m 32s
    2. Column grid strategies
      2m 48s
    3. Using fixed column width
      3m 22s
    4. Vertical justification
      2m 54s
    5. First baseline options
      3m 50s
  20. 9m 28s
    1. Working with baseline grids
      6m 20s
    2. Text frames with different grids
      3m 8s
  21. 6m 32s
    1. Copy fitting
      6m 32s
  22. 14m 56s
    1. Find/change tips
      4m 1s
    2. Wild card characters
      4m 15s
    3. Formatting attributes
      3m 47s
    4. Cleaning up email text
      2m 53s
  23. 1h 2m
    1. Setup
      7m 8s
    2. Text flow
      12m 42s
    3. Pictures
      12m 43s
    4. Tables
      5m 25s
    5. Inline
      4m 49s
    6. Captions
      3m 32s
    7. Headline
      6m 16s
    8. Fine tuning
      9m 36s
  24. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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InDesign CS2 Professional Typography
6h 56m Intermediate Nov 08, 2005

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InDesign CS2 is the world's most sophisticated page layout program, offering a degree of typographic complexity and precision that graphic designers could until now only dream of. InDesign CS2 Professional Typography guides you through the program's type features, beginning with the basics of character and paragraph formatting, then progressing to the advanced features, such as paragraph and character styles, nested styles, and baseline grids. In addition, Nigel French emphasizes timeless typographic principles throughout the training, using real-world design scenarios and examples. Exercise files accompany the training videos, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Topics include:
  • Using a baseline grid Leading, kerning, and tracking How to get great justified type Preventing widows and orphans Hyphenation Indents and spacing En and em dashes Ligatures How to format dates and times Initial and drop caps Tabs and tables Paragraph and character styles Nested styles
Subjects:
Design Typography
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Nigel French

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