December 12, 2007
Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One--New from O'Reilly Media
Sebastopol, CA--If you're getting ready to learn something new, nothing
beats having a trainer by your side. And if you want to learn InDesign
CS3, nothing comes closer to a personal coach than Deke McClelland's
unique and effective multimedia package, Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One
(O'Reilly, $54.99 US).
Indeed, Michael Ninness, Adobe InDesign's senior product manager heartily
agrees. He recommends Deke's new book and companion video to anyone who
needs immediate results. "Deke really gets it. He understands what it
takes to pick up InDesign CS3 for the first time and make it work for
Deke--who has written more than 85 books on computer graphics and design
books and logged hundreds of hours of tutorial-style video training for
industry leader lynda.com--says his new book was designed for visual
learners. "I tried to devise creative ways to weave the graphics into the
text. Throughout the book, every step is clearly illustrated as well as
Aimed at students, teachers, and anyone working in electronic design,
Deke's important new guide to InDesign CS3 serves as an all-in-one
training package. It comes packed with many exciting new projects, 900
full color images, diagrams, and screenshots, and more than three hours of
lynda.com video instruction to show you how to do the work in real time.
"All the video instructions were created for my new book. We provide a
video for each lesson along with an overview of what's going on in a
design program and how it differs from text editors," explains Deke.
Throughout his new book and video system, Deke encourages you to proceed
at your own pace. Under Deke's seasoned guidance, through twelve
step-by-step lessons and relevant, real-world projects, you learn both
fundamental and advanced concepts, theories, techniques, and best
practices for making the most out of InDesign.
Deke's comprehensive multimedia training solution teaches you how to:
- Create professional-looking documents with InDesign's powerful text and
- Import text from a word processor, move and scale existing text frames,
and check spelling
- Use the line, pen, and geometric shape tools to draw complex graphic
- Apply fill and stroke, specify process and spot colors, and design
- Use Adobe Bridge to organize and manage your digital assets
- Import and modify layered artwork from Photoshop and Illustrator
- Create inline graphics and anchored objects that move automatically with
your text from one page to the next
- Create, edit, and link paragraph styles, complete with nested character
- Apply a sequence of style sheets to format an entire document in one
- Build object styles with embedded paragraph styles in order to format
entire frames at a time
- Use master pages to automate repeating page features
- Automatically generate a table of contents
- Compose a fully interactive document--with bookmarks, hyperlinks,
buttons, sounds, and movies--and export your creation to a PDF file that
can be played on most computers
"By the time you're finished with my book, you'll be ready to take on any
design challenge that comes your way," adds Deke. "You aren't going to
waste time and you aren't going to need any other guides."
Advance Praise for Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One
"Deke McClelland is a joy to watch present and in many ways more of a joy
to read. Deke is best known for his work in Photoshop; however, one of
Deke’s best-kept secrets is his understanding of Adobe InDesign. Adobe
InDesign CS3 has tons of little nuances and hidden features. Deke helps
you uncover them all. Having used InDesign since version 1.0, I’m often
surprised when I can learn a tip or trick that I hadn’t seen before. When
I read Deke’s books, I always learn something new."
Director, Creative Pro Sales, Adobe Systems, Inc.
"Deke McClelland’s 'Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One' is an effective and
thorough way to learn how to get the most out of Adobe InDesign in a
step-by-step, hands-on fashion. There’s no substitute for learning by
doing, and if you’re looking for a hands-on tutorial to learn how to tap
into all the power of InDesign, this is the book for you."
Senior InDesign Evangelist, Adobe Systems, Inc.
"This book is not only enjoyable and approachable, it’s a valuable
reference for just about anybody. Whether you’re going through lessons
step by step or merely skipping from one 'Pearl of Wisdom' to the next,
you’ll find it well worth the price."
Editor in Chief of InDesign Magazine and Creativepro.com
More About Deke
One of the most award-winning technology writers, digital publishing guru
Deke McClelland has written 85 books on computer graphics and design. An
Adobe Certified Expert, Deke is a featured speaker at The InDesign
Conference and a member of the PhotoshopWorld Instructor Dream Team. He
hosts hundreds of hours of tutorial-style video training for industry
leader lynda.com, which in 2007 won him both an Omni Award and The
Videographer Award of Excellence. In 2002, Deke was inducted into the
National Association of Photoshop Professionals’ Photoshop Hall of Fame.
More information about the book, including table of contents, index,
author bio, and samples
Adobe InDesign CS3 One-on-One
ISBN: 0-596-52976-7, $54.99 US,
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