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InDesign CS Essential Training

with David Reeser

Video: welcome

Shows the fundamentals of working with text and graphics, creating templates, setting up a book, and outputting to PDF.
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  1. 20s
    1. welcome
  2. 45m 27s
    1. what we will learn
      1m 17s
    2. the work area
      3m 19s
    3. preferences
      3m 47s
    4. toolbox color
      3m 44s
    5. swatches palette
      3m 53s
    6. layers palette
      2m 10s
    7. info palette
      1m 31s
    8. navigating the pages
      2m 52s
    9. measurements
      2m 21s
    10. guides and grids
      7m 34s
    11. working with objects
      5m 35s
    12. context menus and undos
      2m 22s
    13. viewing modes
      2m 46s
    14. customize the keyboard
      2m 16s
  3. 48m 14s
    1. selection tools
      6m 21s
    2. pen tool
      7m 29s
    3. type tools
      2m 2s
    4. pencil tool
      2m 52s
    5. line tool
      2m 36s
    6. frame tools
      3m 43s
    7. shape tools
      2m 26s
    8. measure tool
      1m 6s
    9. rotate, scale and shear
      6m 6s
    10. free transform
      1m 34s
    11. eyedropper tool
      2m 33s
    12. gradient tool
      3m 36s
    13. scissors tool
      1m 46s
    14. button tool
      1m 39s
    15. duplicate
      2m 25s
  4. 24m 56s
    1. new document
      4m 27s
    2. document presets
    3. master pages
      5m 42s
    4. numbering pages
      3m 26s
    5. layout on master
      4m 25s
    6. adding text and graphics
      4m 7s
    7. override master
      1m 53s
  5. 45m 17s
    1. threading text frames
      2m 57s
    2. text wrap
      3m 33s
    3. text frame properties
      3m 56s
    4. setting type
      7m 51s
    5. open type fonts
      1m 56s
    6. paragraph palette
      3m 53s
    7. paragraph styles
      7m 27s
    8. character styles
      1m 28s
    9. nested styles
      1m 46s
    10. removing styles
      2m 19s
    11. story editor
      1m 57s
    12. path type options
      2m 8s
    13. creating outlines
      2m 21s
    14. check spelling
      1m 45s
  6. 46m 52s
    1. importing file types
      5m 19s
    2. placing art
      6m 17s
    3. links palette
      6m 11s
    4. clipping paths
      6m 22s
    5. compound path frames
      2m 40s
    6. stroke palette
      4m 0s
    7. transparency
      4m 34s
    8. drop shadows
      2m 2s
    9. feathering
      1m 37s
    10. working with gradients
      3m 20s
    11. CMYK color
      2m 21s
    12. pathfinder palette
      2m 9s
  7. 11m 3s
    1. creating a logo
      7m 29s
    2. adding to library
      3m 34s
  8. 12m 21s
    1. create a table
      6m 0s
    2. headers and footers
      1m 52s
    3. table content
      2m 21s
    4. tabs
      2m 8s
  9. 22m 21s
    1. the book
      13m 25s
    2. table of contents
      3m 4s
    3. package or export to PDF
      2m 38s
    4. index feature
      3m 14s
  10. 20m 2s
    1. PDF files
      5m 24s
    2. package files
      2m 26s
    3. print dialog box
      2m 44s
    4. color settings
      2m 36s
    5. interactive PDF
      6m 52s
  11. 8m 54s
    1. building a template
      8m 54s
  12. 11s
    1. goodbye

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InDesign CS Essential Training
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InDesign CS Essential Training with David Reeser is a movie-based tutorial developed for beginning InDesign users interested in learning the basic tools and features of Adobe InDesign CS for page layout and design. Using simple step-by-step exercises, the training begins by covering the fundamentals of the tools and quickly advances to cover working with text and graphics, creating templates, setting up a book, outputting to PDF and much more. Discover the flexibility and outstanding typography features of this easy-to-use page design program. Exercise files accompany the tutorial, allowing you to follow along and learn at your own pace.

Note: This product was previously named Learning Adobe InDesign CS

Topics include:
  • Overview of the work area Setting up pages Working with text Paragraph styles Working with graphics Clipping paths Transparency Tables Creating a book Interactive PDF PDF output Printing


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