InDesign CC Essential Training (2013)

with David Blatner
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InDesign CC Essential Training (2013)
Video duration: 0s 9h 31m Beginner Updated Oct 06, 2014


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

Welcome (CC 2014)

- [Voiceover] 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 eBook.

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 title 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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