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InDesign CS3 Essential Training

with David Blatner

Video: Welcome

Welcome to {italic}InDesign CS3{plain} Essential Training, I'm David Blatner. And many of you might know me from my many books and articles about {italic}InDesign, {plain} {italic} Photoshop,{plain} or {italic}QuarkXPress.{plain} I'm also the co-host of InDesignSECRETS.com, and I'm the editorial director of both {italic}InDesign{plain} magazine and the {italic}InDesign {plain}conference. In this title I'm going to guide you through everything you need to know to get up and running with Adobe {italic}InDesign CS3. {plain}Before I do, let me say a little bit about {italic}InDesign{plain} itself. Adobe{italic} InDesign {plain}has become the new standard for page layout applications around the world, replacing {italic}QuarkXPress, PageMaker,{plain} and perhaps even most design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, and book publishers around the world. And there's a reason for this. I've worked with a number of different page layout programs since 1987, and there's no doubt in my mind that {italic}InDesign{plain} {italic}CS3{plain} is simply the best page layout program on the planet.
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  1. 18m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 33s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 37s
    3. New features in InDesign CS3
      4m 45s
    4. InDesign workflow overview
      10m 42s
  2. 20m 47s
    1. The Document window
      4m 59s
    2. Navigating your document
      3m 42s
    3. Rulers and measurements
      2m 3s
    4. Positioning panels
      3m 33s
    5. Saving workspaces
      1m 46s
    6. View options
      3m 7s
    7. Opening a new window
      1m 37s
  3. 17m 56s
    1. The Tool panel
      6m 27s
    2. Keyboard shortcuts
      4m 25s
    3. Contextual menus
      1m 37s
    4. Customizing menus
      2m 16s
    5. Quick Apply
      3m 11s
  4. 24m 49s
    1. New documents
      5m 9s
    2. Saving documents
      1m 41s
    3. Using Undo
      1m 34s
    4. Margin and column guides
      2m 9s
    5. Layout adjustment
      1m 38s
    6. Ruler guides
      3m 49s
    7. Libraries and snippets
      4m 34s
    8. Saving for CS or CS2
      1m 17s
    9. Converting QuarkXPress files
      2m 58s
  5. 22m 57s
    1. Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
      3m 53s
    2. Sections, page numbers, and chapter numbers
      4m 59s
    3. Creating and applying master pages
      5m 16s
    4. Overriding master page items
      3m 41s
    5. Parent/Child master pages
      3m 31s
    6. Loading master pages
      1m 37s
  6. 52m 44s
    1. Text frames
      3m 44s
    2. Typing and editing text
      2m 40s
    3. Filling with placeholder text
      2m 19s
    4. Special characters
      2m 44s
    5. Importing text
      5m 52s
    6. Threading text frames
      3m 15s
    7. Text frame options
      4m 11s
    8. Text on a path
      4m 54s
    9. The Story Editor
      4m 35s
    10. Spelling
      4m 15s
    11. Auto Correct
      2m 41s
    12. Finding and changing text
      5m 26s
    13. Text variables
      6m 8s
  7. 29m 58s
    1. Importing graphics
      5m 54s
    2. Importing InDesign files
      2m 23s
    3. The Links panel
      3m 32s
    4. Embedding links
      1m 55s
    5. The Edit Original command
      2m 23s
    6. Frame fitting options
      3m 55s
    7. Transparency and Clipping Paths
      3m 33s
    8. Colorizing images
      1m 58s
    9. Turning image layers on and off
      2m 31s
    10. Copying and pasting from Illustrator
      1m 54s
  8. 38m 18s
    1. Selecting objects
      5m 50s
    2. Basic strokes and fills
      4m 37s
    3. Advanced strokes
      2m 33s
    4. Transparency
      4m 8s
    5. Drop shadows
      4m 11s
    6. Feathering
      6m 6s
    7. Other effects
      2m 33s
    8. The Eyedropper tool
      4m 42s
    9. Finding and changing object formatting
      3m 38s
  9. 38m 31s
    1. Stacking objects
      2m 11s
    2. Layers
      4m 32s
    3. Nesting objects
      2m 45s
    4. Editing frame and path shapes
      7m 35s
    5. Corner effects
      2m 41s
    6. Grouping and locking objects
      2m 33s
    7. Aligning and distributing
      3m 52s
    8. Text wrap
      7m 31s
    9. Editing text wrap
      1m 33s
    10. Anchored objects
      3m 18s
  10. 21m 46s
    1. Duplicating
      3m 27s
    2. Rotating
      2m 16s
    3. Scaling
      8m 29s
    4. Skewing
      2m 1s
    5. Mirroring
      2m 42s
    6. The Transform Again command
      2m 51s
  11. 32m 24s
    1. Basic character styling
      8m 53s
    2. Advanced character styling
      6m 2s
    3. Changing case
      3m 40s
    4. OpenType features
      4m 17s
    5. Finding and changing text formatting
      4m 48s
    6. The Find Font command
      4m 44s
  12. 46m 2s
    1. Paragraph formatting
      5m 38s
    2. Drop caps
      4m 44s
    3. Hyphenation
      4m 43s
    4. Justification
      3m 40s
    5. Tabs
      4m 57s
    6. The Align to Baseline Grid button
      4m 38s
    7. The Keep Options command
      3m 11s
    8. Paragraph rules
      3m 44s
    9. Automatic bullets
      4m 29s
    10. Numbering paragraphs
      6m 18s
  13. 32m 18s
    1. Character styles
      7m 40s
    2. Paragraph styles
      10m 12s
    3. Nested styles
      6m 4s
    4. Object styles
      5m 50s
    5. Load styles
      2m 32s
  14. 59m 56s
    1. Creating a table
      5m 23s
    2. Adjusting rows and columns
      5m 32s
    3. Adding and deleting rows and columns
      5m 58s
    4. Formatting a table
      4m 48s
    5. Formatting cells
      12m 43s
    6. Headers and footers
      4m 9s
    7. Table styles
      8m 2s
    8. Placing graphics in cells
      3m 45s
    9. Working with Microsoft Word and Excel tables
      9m 36s
  15. 24m 23s
    1. Creating color swatches
      4m 40s
    2. Unnamed colors
      4m 52s
    3. Tint swatches
      1m 49s
    4. Gradient swatches
      3m 22s
    5. Applying gradients
      4m 41s
    6. Overprinting
      1m 48s
    7. Separations preview
      3m 11s
  16. 27m 57s
    1. Exporting a PDF
      10m 51s
    2. Snippets and INX
      6m 49s
    3. Exporting stories
      4m 26s
    4. Exporting a JPEG
      2m 11s
    5. Exporting an EPS
      3m 40s
  17. 21m 34s
    1. Preflight
      5m 17s
    2. Packaging for output
      4m 39s
    3. The Print dialog box
      11m 38s
  18. 9m 6s
    1. InDesign and InCopy overview
      7m 1s
    2. Where to go next
      1m 44s
    3. Goodbye
      21s

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InDesign CS3 Essential Training
9h 0m Beginner Apr 16, 2007

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Designed for new and experienced InDesign users, as well as those who are migrating from other layout applications, InDesign CS3 Essential Training covers all the bases. From exploring each of its tools in depth to teaching layout principles and techniques, instructor David Blatner covers everything needed to use InDesign productively. He demystifies InDesign's powerful features, including converting QuarkXPress files, formatting characters and paragraphs, setting up style sheets for better productivity, and much more. Exercise files accompany the tutorial.

Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
InDesign
Author:
David Blatner

Welcome

Welcome to {italic}InDesign CS3{plain} Essential Training, I'm David Blatner. And many of you might know me from my many books and articles about {italic}InDesign, {plain} {italic} Photoshop,{plain} or {italic}QuarkXPress.{plain} I'm also the co-host of InDesignSECRETS.com, and I'm the editorial director of both {italic}InDesign{plain} magazine and the {italic}InDesign {plain}conference. In this title I'm going to guide you through everything you need to know to get up and running with Adobe {italic}InDesign CS3. {plain}Before I do, let me say a little bit about {italic}InDesign{plain} itself. Adobe{italic} InDesign {plain}has become the new standard for page layout applications around the world, replacing {italic}QuarkXPress, PageMaker,{plain} and perhaps even most design firms, ad agencies, magazines, newspapers, and book publishers around the world. And there's a reason for this. I've worked with a number of different page layout programs since 1987, and there's no doubt in my mind that {italic}InDesign{plain} {italic}CS3{plain} is simply the best page layout program on the planet.

It's ease of use, combined with its powerful features goes way beyond anything else out there. But, the amazing thing is it's also fun to use. However, I have discovered one problem, or should I say challenge, when teaching about {italic}InDesign.{plain} Every feature relies on every other feature. So really, to get the most from the program, you might consider watching the whole series through not once, but twice. The first time through, you'll learn plenty. But the second time around, you'll really begin to master {italic}InDesign. {plain}On the other hand, if you need just a little tidbit of information about a specific topic, you can always jump right to that topic, without having to see all the movies before it. We've tried to make this as easy and flexible as possible for you. I'm glad you're coming along for this ride, because as I always like to tell my students, the more you know, the better it gets.

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