Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving a workspace, part of Designing a Poster with InDesign CS4.
So you are itching to get started, and I am too, but it's really going to help us if we take a moment just to set up a workspace that has all of the palettes or panels as they are now called that we need for the kind of work that we are going to be doing. So I'm going to start out with the Typography workspace, which is a good starting point. But there are some panels there that I'm frankly not going to be using and there are other panels that I need that I'm going to need to add to this workspace. Then save the workspace and we've always got them to return to anytime.
So let's see. Gradient. We are not going to be using Gradient too much. So I'm just going to pull that one out and close it. If we need it I can always go get it again from under the Window menu. Hyperlinks, don't need it. Paragraph, don't need it. And I don't need it because all of the options on the Paragraph panel are available on the Control panel up here. So might as well save space by not having that one and Character, don't need that one either for the same reason. All of the options that are on the Character panel are available on the Control panel.
But in addition to these, there are some that we don't have that would be worth us getting. Info - nice to have that around, handy for word counts and also to check the resolution of images. So how about we drag Info onto the Stroke group. And let's see. What else? Object and Layout. Nice to have the Align panel. Well, we can put that in that group right there. Don't need the Pathfinder and then Object Styles, which I'll group with Paragraph Styles, and then I'll also put Character Styles in the same group. That looks good.
I am now going to come up to the Window menu > Workspace > New Workspace and give it my name. Click OK. So now at anytime throughout the course of our working session, things are going to get messed up as they inevitably do, but I can reset to that working space at any time.
Adobe InDesign CS4 and Illustrator CS4 Essential Training are recommended prerequisites to fully execute the techniques in this title.
- Generating ideas for layout and design
- Combining InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
- Establishing a workflow that blends maximum efficiency with maximum editing flexibility
- Choosing appropriate typefaces and imagery
- Choosing colors that convey the message
- Making the most of images
- Creating mockups for client approval and in preparation for printing