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InDesign CS3 Professional Typography
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InDesign CS3 Professional Typography

with Nigel French

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Hi, my name is Nigel French, a graphic designer and instructor living in Brighton, England and I am here to teach InDesign CS3 Professional Typography where we will be looking at the finer points of working with type in Adobe InDesign as well as digging deep into many timeless typographic concepts and principles. We will be looking at the type related features and preferences within the application. To effectively use this title it is advisable that you have some prior knowledge of InDesign. If you are new user, lynda.com has the InDesign Essentials Training title, which I advise you to check out first.
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  1. 1m 17s
    1. Understanding how to use this course
      46s
    2. Using the exercise files
      31s
  2. 9m 13s
    1. Working with essential preferences and setup
      6m 12s
    2. Dealing with missing fonts
      3m 1s
  3. 25m 44s
    1. Working with text frames
      3m 33s
    2. Working with manual text flow
      3m 40s
    3. Working with Autoflow
      1m 28s
    4. Working with semi-automatic text flow
      2m 13s
    5. Using Autoflow without adding pages
      2m 34s
    6. Placing multiple text files
      4m 12s
    7. Mocking up pages with placeholder text
      3m 22s
    8. Working with text threads
      2m 15s
    9. Stretching a headline across columns
      2m 27s
  4. 25m 6s
    1. Choosing fonts
      1m 28s
    2. Sizing type
      3m 46s
    3. Using italics
      2m 15s
    4. Using condensed type
      1m 38s
    5. Using the ALL CAPS feature
      2m 19s
    6. Using small caps
      3m 22s
    7. Underlining type
      2m 16s
    8. Using superscript and subscript
      2m 18s
    9. Doing a baseline shift
      3m 0s
    10. Combining fonts in the same document
      2m 44s
  5. 15m 0s
    1. Setting leading
      4m 6s
    2. Understanding autoleading and why to avoid it
      4m 19s
    3. Leading headlines
      1m 36s
    4. Using Optical leading
      1m 44s
    5. How leading affects readability
      3m 15s
  6. 26m 0s
    1. Understanding the difference between kerning and tracking
      3m 41s
    2. Understanding Metrics kerning vs. Optical kerning
      1m 53s
    3. Using kerning to avoid character collisions
      1m 36s
    4. Kerning a headline
      2m 22s
    5. Tracking to fix widows and orphans
      3m 47s
    6. Tracking and readability
      5m 5s
    7. Using preferences and keyboard shortcuts
      5m 19s
    8. Adjusting word spaces only
      2m 17s
  7. 24m 41s
    1. Using the Glyphs palette
      5m 17s
    2. Using typographer's quotes
      3m 41s
    3. Using fractions
      2m 49s
    4. Using apostrophes
      1m 4s
    5. Using ellipses
      2m 53s
    6. Understanding your dashes
      2m 42s
    7. Avoiding two spaces after a period
      2m 48s
    8. Spacing characters
      1m 34s
    9. Reducing punctuation size in headlines
      1m 53s
  8. 16m 25s
    1. Understanding OpenType fonts
      1m 56s
    2. Understanding ligatures
      3m 31s
    3. Understanding small caps
      1m 25s
    4. Understanding numerals
      1m 43s
    5. Understanding fractions
      3m 22s
    6. Understanding other OpenType features
      4m 28s
  9. 26m 52s
    1. Aligning your type
      2m 50s
    2. Setting Justification options
      5m 56s
    3. Setting left alignment
      3m 5s
    4. Setting Optical margin alignment
      2m 38s
    5. Hanging punctuation
      2m 8s
    6. Using Adobe Paragraph Composer
      1m 51s
    7. Align to or away from spine
      1m 50s
    8. Setting vertical alignment
      6m 34s
  10. 13m 49s
    1. Using first-line indents
      3m 40s
    2. Using paragraph spacing
      3m 17s
    3. Using indent alternatives
      3m 17s
    4. Using last-line indents
      2m 22s
    5. Establishing visual relationships
      1m 13s
  11. 11m 26s
    1. Using line breaks
      1m 45s
    2. Balancing ragged lines
      45s
    3. Using no-break and non-breaking characters
      2m 53s
    4. Using column and frame breaks
      4m 32s
    5. Defining Keep options
      1m 31s
  12. 13m 11s
    1. Understanding the different types of tabs
      1m 55s
    2. Using tab leaders in a TOC
      3m 1s
    3. Creating a Reply Coupon
      2m 42s
    4. Using Flush tab
      39s
    5. Creating a bullet list
      2m 54s
    6. Creating a numbered list
      2m 0s
  13. 11m 21s
    1. Setting Hyphenation options
      5m 13s
    2. Using the Hyphenation Slider
      1m 7s
    3. Adding discretionary and non-breaking hyphens
      1m 49s
    4. Using the Optical hyphen
      1m 9s
    5. Understanding the Hyphenation Zone
      2m 3s
  14. 14m 3s
    1. Understanding the purpose of drop caps
      4m 6s
    2. Understanding the optical alignment of drop caps
      2m 42s
    3. Navigating tricky drop caps
      3m 30s
    4. Using a nested character style with a drop cap
      2m 53s
    5. Understanding other uses of drop caps
      52s
  15. 53m 30s
    1. Applying Paragraph Styles
      8m 7s
    2. Creating Styles
      10m 0s
    3. Editing and redefining Styles
      5m 33s
    4. Using Parent and Child Styles
      2m 30s
    5. Organizing Styles
      3m 10s
    6. Loading Styles from another document
      3m 22s
    7. Importing Styles from Word
      5m 56s
    8. Applying Styles with the Eye Dropper
      1m 14s
    9. Removing manual overrides
      3m 41s
    10. Using Paragraph Rules creatively
      9m 57s
  16. 7m 21s
    1. Creating and applying Character Styles
      2m 25s
    2. Understanding “relative” Character Styles
      2m 40s
    3. Using Find/Change to convert local formatting to Character Styles
      2m 16s
  17. 31m 42s
    1. Creating a run-in head
      4m 51s
    2. Creating a Contents page
      8m 21s
    3. Creating complex Nested Styles
      7m 37s
    4. Using Sequential Styles
      2m 45s
    5. Combining Nested Styles, Sequential Styles, and Object Styles
      3m 41s
    6. Combining even more
      4m 27s
  18. 16m 54s
    1. Applying a Text Wrap
      7m 1s
    2. Making items ignore the Text Wrap
      1m 15s
    3. Using Text Wrap tricks
      2m 45s
    4. Setting Text Wrap preferences
      5m 53s
  19. 13m 5s
    1. Understanding column grid strategies
      1m 35s
    2. Setting up a baseline grid
      5m 22s
    3. Aligning the first line only
      1m 19s
    4. Determining the size of your type area
      2m 2s
    5. Customizing baseline grids
      2m 47s
  20. 36m 27s
    1. Typing on a path
      7m 38s
    2. Typing on a circle
      5m 27s
    3. Understanding offset outlines and gradients
      3m 9s
    4. Creating a custom ligature
      1m 39s
    5. Creating interlocking type
      2m 50s
    6. Creating see-through letters
      1m 18s
    7. Using type as picture frames
      1m 35s
    8. Using type and transparency effects
      5m 55s
    9. Using custom-shaped text frames
      2m 4s
    10. Using effects on type
      4m 52s
  21. 15s
    1. Goodbye
      15s

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6h 33m Intermediate Feb 05, 2008

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A successful layout starts with the smart use of typography.InDesign CS3 Professional Typography begins with the basics by working with text manually and understanding character formatting, then progresses through the more advanced features of InDesign CS3, such as setting up and applying paragraph and character styles, using OpenType fonts, and understanding how kerning, tracking, and leading affect readability. InDesign CS3 Professional Typography also covers the advanced implementation of nested styles and sequential styles, finessing such typographic details as ellipses, apostrophes, and fractions, using baseline grids, and applying special effects to your type. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Placing and flowing text Choosing and formatting type Setting leading for best readability Using kerning and tracking Working with special characters Aligning type Applying paragraph styles Creating nested and sequential styles Working with text wraps Working with baseline grids Applying type effects
Subjects:
Design Typography
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Nigel French

Understanding how to use this course

Hi, my name is Nigel French, a graphic designer and instructor living in Brighton, England and I am here to teach InDesign CS3 Professional Typography where we will be looking at the finer points of working with type in Adobe InDesign as well as digging deep into many timeless typographic concepts and principles. We will be looking at the type related features and preferences within the application. To effectively use this title it is advisable that you have some prior knowledge of InDesign. If you are new user, lynda.com has the InDesign Essentials Training title, which I advise you to check out first.

Feel free to jump around from chapter to chapter but these lessons are intended to built upon each other, enjoy.

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