Get a thorough introduction to InDesign, the industry-standard page-layout program. Learn how to assemble text and images into multipage documents for print, the web, and more.
(gentle music) - Hi, I'm Deke McClelland. Welcome to Adobe's industry standard page layout application, InDesign. InDesign lets you assemble text, graphics, and other elements to create professional quality multi-page documents. Look at any book, newspaper, or magazine and you can bet it was created with InDesign. The same goes for online PDF documents, EPUBS, and any other book or periodical intended to be read on a screen.
The purpose of the following movies is to introduce you to InDesign in the shortest time possible. I make no attempt to cover every feature of the software. In fact, far from it. Instead, we'll focus our attentions on just those features that you need to know to make your first professionally-composed document. Specifically, I'll show you how to add text to your pages, as well as apply fonts, styles, and other essential formatting attributes. I'll show you how to navigate inside a document so you can move between pages without even thinking.
And I'll show you how to import, crop, and scale photographs, as well as make your imported graphics look their absolute best on screen and in print. Note that I assume no prior knowledge. If you happen to know a thing or two about InDesign, great, but if not, no problem. And if you've ever wanted to design a multi-page document, but you weren't even sure what questions to ask, this is the perfect place to start. Allow me to introduce you to Adobe InDesign.
- Creating a new InDesign document
- Navigating in InDesign
- Creating and formatting text
- Formatting text with paragraph styles
- Creating dynamic hyperlinks
- Adding, deleting, and moving pages
- Importing, cropping, and scaling photos
- Placing artwork
- Stacking and layering objects
- Wrapping text around a graphic
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Document and Setup
2. Rulers and Guides
Working with the rulers4m 4s
3. Text and Formatting
4. Automated Formatting
5. Pages and Pouring
6. Photos and Graphics
7. Combining Type and Graphics
8. Publishing Your Document
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