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InDesign CC Essential Training
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InDesign CC Essential Training

with David Blatner

Video: Welcome (CC 2014)

Hi, I'm David Blatner.
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  1. 1m 23s
    1. What is InDesign?
      1m 23s
  2. 6m 14s
    1. Welcome (CC 2014)
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files (CC 2014)
      2m 7s
    3. Adjusting the interface: Dark and light
      1m 52s
    4. What's new in InDesign CC (CC 2014)
      1m 17s
  3. 20m 3s
    1. Getting started (CC 2014)
      3m 2s
    2. Adding and editing text
      3m 10s
    3. Adding and replacing graphics
      4m 8s
    4. Moving objects
      4m 58s
    5. Printing and creating a PDF
      4m 45s
  4. 30m 27s
    1. Exploring the application window
      6m 19s
    2. Navigating and magnifying pages and objects
      7m 25s
    3. Setting rulers and measurements
      2m 57s
    4. Working with panels
      6m 0s
    5. Setting the view quality of artwork
      2m 58s
    6. Adjusting view and preview settings
      4m 48s
  5. 33m 25s
    1. Creating a new document
      8m 59s
    2. Saving and reverting documents
      4m 40s
    3. Saving for CS4, CS5, or CS6 with IDML
      1m 59s
    4. Setting margin and column guides
      5m 19s
    5. Putting ruler guides on your page
      6m 55s
    6. Bleeding colors or images off the side of the page
      5m 33s
  6. 30m 4s
    1. Inserting, deleting, and moving pages
      5m 34s
    2. Changing page size
      5m 56s
    3. Creating and applying master pages
      6m 58s
    4. Overriding master page items
      3m 38s
    5. Adding page numbering
      3m 1s
    6. Changing page numbering with sections
      4m 57s
  7. 58m 11s
    1. Understanding text frames
      4m 13s
    2. Selecting and editing text
      3m 13s
    3. Inserting special characters
      4m 50s
    4. Importing text
      4m 8s
    5. Threading text frames
      3m 35s
    6. Setting text frame columns
      4m 56s
    7. Setting text inset and vertical justification
      4m 11s
    8. Allowing text frames to grow and shrink
      4m 40s
    9. Putting text on a path
      6m 17s
    10. Using the Story Editor
      5m 33s
    11. Checking spelling
      5m 47s
    12. Using Find/Change (CC 2014)
      6m 48s
  8. 35m 55s
    1. Importing graphics
      9m 16s
    2. Using the Links panel
      8m 24s
    3. Editing graphics in their original application
      3m 35s
    4. Fitting graphics to the frame
      5m 40s
    5. Taking advantage of transparency and clipping paths
      5m 14s
    6. Inserting QR codes and barcodes
      3m 46s
  9. 39m 7s
    1. Selecting objects
      5m 33s
    2. Applying basic strokes and fills
      5m 56s
    3. Colorizing images
      2m 16s
    4. Adjusting transparency
      4m 18s
    5. Adding drop shadows
      3m 41s
    6. Using other transparency effects
      6m 10s
    7. Copying formatting with the Eyedropper tool
      6m 14s
    8. Finding and changing object formatting
      4m 59s
  10. 28m 6s
    1. Creating color swatches
      5m 36s
    2. Understanding the danger (and power) of unnamed colors
      6m 20s
    3. Creating gradient swatches (CC 2014)
      5m 11s
    4. Applying gradients
      5m 56s
    5. Setting up color groups (CC 2014)
      5m 3s
  11. 16m 41s
    1. Editing frame and path shapes
      5m 15s
    2. Adding rounded corners and other corner options
      4m 25s
    3. Making polygons and starbursts
      2m 29s
    4. Creating text outlines
      4m 32s
  12. 36m 3s
    1. Stacking objects
      2m 16s
    2. Creating and controlling layers
      5m 56s
    3. Managing objects in the Layers panel
      3m 40s
    4. Grouping and locking objects
      3m 0s
    5. Nesting objects
      3m 42s
    6. Aligning and distributing
      4m 33s
    7. Understanding text wrap
      6m 31s
    8. Using anchored objects
      6m 25s
  13. 18m 54s
    1. Duplicating objects
      6m 0s
    2. Rotating objects
      2m 43s
    3. Scaling objects
      5m 16s
    4. Skewing objects
      1m 40s
    5. Mirroring objects
      3m 15s
  14. 33m 20s
    1. Applying basic character styling
      8m 5s
    2. Using Typekit
      4m 52s
    3. Applying advanced character formatting
      4m 24s
    4. Changing case
      3m 52s
    5. Using Find/Change for text formatting
      5m 27s
    6. Using Find Font
      6m 40s
  15. 36m 17s
    1. Applying formatting to a paragraph
      4m 41s
    2. Spanning a paragraph across multiple columns
      2m 35s
    3. Splitting a paragraph into multiple columns
      2m 5s
    4. Using drop caps
      3m 12s
    5. Setting tabs
      8m 20s
    6. Adding rules (lines) above or below a paragraph
      3m 47s
    7. Adding automatic bullets
      4m 51s
    8. Numbering paragraphs
      6m 46s
  16. 23m 5s
    1. Creating and applying paragraph styles
      7m 42s
    2. Using character styles
      5m 26s
    3. Editing and redefining styles
      2m 41s
    4. Using object styles
      3m 13s
    5. Applying styles with Quick Apply
      4m 3s
  17. 33m 24s
    1. Creating a table
      4m 58s
    2. Adjusting rows and columns
      4m 56s
    3. Adding and deleting rows and columns
      3m 13s
    4. Formatting a table
      4m 47s
    5. Formatting cells
      7m 12s
    6. Applying table styles
      6m 19s
    7. Moving rows and columns (CC 2014)
      1m 59s
  18. 16m 52s
    1. Building a multidocument book
      7m 2s
    2. Creating a "Continued on..." jump line
      4m 0s
    3. Constructing a table of contents (TOC)
      5m 50s
  19. 39m 30s
    1. Adding hyperlinks
      3m 18s
    2. Adding bookmarks
      3m 23s
    3. Creating an interactive PDF
      6m 56s
    4. Making form fields in PDF files
      6m 19s
    5. Exporting an EPUB
      7m 7s
    6. Exporting a reflowable EPUB (CC 2014)
      8m 39s
    7. Exporting a fixed-layout EPUB (CC 2014.1) UPDATED
      3m 48s
  20. 32m 14s
    1. Checking your document with the Preflight panel
      6m 20s
    2. Packaging for output (CC 2014)
      5m 46s
    3. Using the Print dialog
      5m 3s
    4. Printing a small booklet
      2m 59s
    5. Exporting a PDF
      8m 38s
    6. Exporting text
      3m 28s
  21. 1m 47s
    1. Next steps (CC 2014)
      1m 47s

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Watch the Online Video Course InDesign CC Essential Training
9h 31m Beginner Jun 17, 2013 Updated Oct 06, 2014

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Find out how to build well-crafted print publications, interactive documents, digital magazines, and ebooks all in one application: InDesign CC. In this course, David Blatner guides you through the core features and tools of this popular page-layout application, including concepts such as setting up documents with master pages and easily formatting text, objects, and tables using styles. The first chapter helps those who are new to the program get up to speed with creating and editing documents. From there, the course shows how to navigate and customize the workspace, work with text frames and graphics, add and format tables, build interactive documents and EPUBs, and much more. Last, learn how to package, print, and export your finished project.

Topics include:
  • Getting started in just 20 minutes
  • Becoming familiar with the user interface
  • Setting up a new document
  • Placing graphics such as QR codes and barcodes
  • Formatting objects
  • Creating color and gradient swatches
  • Organizing projects with layers
  • Transforming objects
  • Incorporating drop caps, bullets, and numbering
  • Applying character and object styles
  • Building a multidocument book
  • Creating an interactive PDF and exporting to EPUB
  • Proofing a document with the Preflight panel
  • Printing and exporting a document
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
InDesign
Author:
David Blatner

Welcome (CC 2014)

Hi, I'm David Blatner. Welcome to InDesign Essential Training. In this course I'll show you everything you need to start building your high quality InDesign documents. I'll teach you how to create a new document and build strong and flexible master pages, which can really speed up laying out your file. I'll explain how to bring text and graphics onto your page, manipulate them and style them to make effective and engaging designs, and I'll discuss how to ready your pages for final output, whether that's print, PDF, or even an interactive e-book.

However, InDesign is so rich that every feature relates to every other feature. And that's why I recommend that you watch this Essential Training feature once all the way through, and then go back and watch specific videos when you need a review. I've been doing page layout for over 20 years, and I've been working with InDesign since version 1.0. Come on, let's have some fun with InDesign.

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Q: This course was updated on 01/16/2014. What changed?
A: When Creative Cloud applications are updated, we refresh our training to make sure it covers the latest features and interface changes from Adobe. This update covers the inclusion of Typekit and changes to the behavior of hyperlinks and bookmarks, among many other smaller changes.
Q: This course was updated on 6/18/2014. What changed?
A: We revised chapters on text (Find/Change), color, and packaging to include enhancements from the June 2014 update toInDesign CC. Additionally, new movies were added, including “Setting up color groups,” in the chapter on color, “Moving rows and columns” in the chapter on tables, and new movies on EPUB export in the chapter on interactive documents.
Q: This course was updated on 10/06/2014. What changed?
A: The author added one short movie, "Understanding print terminology," to the Packaging, Print, and Exporting chapter.
 
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