Adobe InDesign CS5: Learn by Video

Video description

This innovative product from Adobe Press combines video and a full-color reference to teach the fundamentals of InDesign CS5.

Experienced instructors present 10 hours of high quality HD video, complete with lesson files.

Project files used in the lessons are included so viewers can practice what they've learned.

Table of contents

  1. 1.1 How InDesign Works
    1. 1.1.1 Understanding Frames
    2. 1.1.2 Understanding Tools
    3. 1.1.3 Understanding Graphics
  2. 1.1 InDesign Jumpstart
    1. 1.2.1 Creating a Letterhead
    2. 1.2.2 Making Banners
    3. 1.2.3 Creating a Newsletter
    4. 1.2.4 Using Animation and Interactivity
    5. 1.2.5 Working with Pages and Master Pages
    6. 1.2.6 Enhancing Your Documents with Graphics
    7. 1.2.7 Using Tables
    8. 1.2.8 Finalizing and Outputting Documents
  3. 2.1 Exploring the InDesign Interface
    1. 2.1.1 The Welcome Screen
    2. 2.1.2 The InDesign Interface
    3. 2.1.3 Using Panels
  4. 2.2 The Interface
    1. 2.2.1 What Are Workspaces?
    2. 2.2.2 Keyboard Shortcuts
    3. 2.2.3 Menu Customization
    4. 2.2.4 Rulers and Measurements
  5. 2.3 Exploring the Navigation Controls
    1. 2.3.1 Navigating in Your InDesign Documents
    2. 2.3.2 Handling Multiple Windows
  6. 2.4 Setting the General and Interface Preferences
    1. 2.4 Setting the General and Interface Preferences
  7. 3. Interactive Tool Panel
    1. The Selection Tool
    2. The Direct Selection Tool
    3. The Page Tool
    4. The Gap Tool
    5. The Type Tool
    6. The Line Tool
    7. The Pen Tool
    8. The Pencil Tool
    9. The Rectangular Frame Tool
    10. The Rectangle Tool
    11. The Scissors Tool
    12. The Transform Tool
    13. The Gradient Tool
    14. The Gradient Feather Tool
    15. The Note Tool
    16. The Eyedropper Tool
    17. The Hand Tool
    18. The Zoom Tool
    19. The Fill and Stroke Tools
    20. The Apply Color Tool
    21. Preview Modes
  8. 4. Working With Documents
    1. Varying Page Sizes
    2. New Document Settings
    3. Document Presets
    4. Document Setup
    5. Margins and Columns
    6. Layout Adjustment
    7. Opening Documents
    8. Unlimited Undo and Crash Protection
    9. Saving and Reverting Documents
    10. Saving Backwards
  9. 5.1 Setting Up Pages
    1. 5.1.1 Document Navigation and Spread Rotation
    2. 5.1.2 Using the Pages Panel to Manage Pages
    3. 5.1.3 Adding Sections and Page Numbering
  10. 5.2 Master Pages
    1. 5.2.1 Introduction to Master Pages
    2. 5.2.2 Working with Master Items
    3. 5.2.3 Sharing Masters Across Documents
  11. 6.1 Working with Text
    1. 6.1.1 The Anatomy of a Text Frame
    2. 6.1.2 Text Frame Options
    3. 6.1.3 Placing Text
    4. 6.1.4 Buzzword Integration
    5. 6.1.5 Using Conditional Text
    6. 6.1.6 Adding Glyphs
  12. 6.2 Threading Text Frames
    1. 6.2.1 What’s the Story? – Definition of an InDesign Story
    2. 6.2.2 Overset Text
    3. 6.2.3 Text Threading and Unthreading
  13. 6.3 Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
    1. 6.3.1 Character Formatting
    2. 6.3.2 Paragraph Formatting
    3. 6.3.3 Paragraphs That Span or Split Columns
    4. 6.3.4 Formatting Text with the Eyedropper Tool
    5. 6.3.5 Creating Outlines
  14. 7.1 Working with Graphics
    1. 7.1.1 Graphic Frames
    2. 7.1.2 Multi-File Place and Image Import Options
    3. 7.1.3 Live and Static Captions
    4. 7.1.4 Grid Place and Contact Sheet
    5. 7.1.5 Fitting Options and Handling Graphics
    6. 7.1.6 Text Wrap
    7. 7.1.7 Mini Bridge
  15. 7.2 Links Panel
    1. 7.2.1 Links Panel Overview
    2. 7.2.2 Panel Menu Commands
    3. 7.2.3 Embed vs. Link
    4. 7.2.4 Viewing Links in an InDesign File While in Bridge
  16. 7.3 File Information and Other Document Settings
    1. 7.3.1 The Info Panel
    2. 7.3.2 File Info and Metadata
    3. 7.3.3 Display Performance
  17. 8.1 Applying Colors
    1. 8.1.1 What Are Strokes and Fills?
    2. 8.1.2 The Power of Swatches
    3. 8.1.3 Creating New Swatches
    4. 8.1.4 Loading Swatches
    5. 8.1.5 Creating Gradient Swatches
    6. 8.1.6 Spot Colors
    7. 8.1.7 Colorizing Images
    8. 8.1.8 Using Kuler
  18. 8.2 Special Effects and Transparency
    1. 8.2.1 Using Transparency
    2. 8.2.2 Using Blending Modes
    3. 8.2.3 Applying Photoshop-Like Effects
  19. 8.3 Creating and Applying Styles
    1. 8.3.1 Styles Defined
    2. 8.3.2 Character Styles
    3. 8.3.3 Paragraph Styles
    4. 8.3.4 GREP and Nested Styles
    5. 8.3.5 Object Styles
    6. 8.3.6 Modify Styles
    7. 8.3.7 Style Groups
    8. 8.3.8 Quick Apply
    9. 8.3.9 Importing Styles from Other Documents
  20. 9.1 Working with Objects
    1. 9.1.1 Understanding Stacking Order
    2. 9.1.2 Nudging Objects
    3. 9.1.3 Grouping Objects
  21. 9.2 Aligning Objects
    1. 9.2.1 Document Guides
    2. 9.2.2 Custom Guides
    3. 9.2.3 Using Grids
    4. 9.2.4 Aligning Objects
    5. 9.2.5 Using the Gap Tool
    6. 9.2.6 Gridified Tools
  22. 9.3 Managing Objects with Layers
    1. 9.3 Managing Objects with Layers
  23. 9.4 Transforming Objects
    1. 9.4.1 Duplicating Objects
    2. 9.4.2 Rotate, Scale, and Shear
    3. 9.4.3 Transform Again Commands
    4. 9.4.4 The Transform Panel
  24. 9.5 Editing Objects
    1. 9.4.5 Editing Shapes (Frames and Paths)
    2. 9.4.6 The Convert Shape Command
    3. 9.4.7 The Pathfinder Tool
    4. 9.4.8 Live Corner Effects
  25. 10.1 Using the Find/Change Features
    1. 10.1.1 Basic Text Searches
    2. 10.1.2 Searching Using GREP
    3. 10.1.3 Searching Glyphs
    4. 10.1.4 Object-Based Searches
  26. 10.2 Editing Text
    1. 10.2.1 Meet the Story Editor
    2. 10.2.2 Using Autocorrect
    3. 10.2.3 Spellcheck
    4. 10.2.4 User Dictionaries
    5. 10.2.5 Adding Notes to Collaborate
    6. 10.2.6 CS Review
    7. 10.2.7 Track Changes
    8. 10.2.8 Using the Find Fonts Feature
  27. 11. Working with Tables
    1. 11.1 Creating a Table
    2. 11.2 Importing Tables
    3. 11.3 Modifying a Table
    4. 11.4 Formatting a Table
    5. 11.5 Adding Headers and Footers
    6. 11.6 Creating Table and Cell Styles
    7. 11.7 Adding Graphics to a Table
  28. 12. Finalizing Documents
    1. 12.1.1 Live Preflight
    2. 12.1.2 Fixing Errors
    3. 12.1.3 Creating a Preflight Profile
  29. 12.2 Printing Documents and Packaging Files
    1. 12.2.1 Printing a Document
    2. 12.2.2 Packaging Files
    3. 12.2.3 Working with Document Fonts
  30. 12.3 Exporting PDF Files for Commercial Printing
    1. 12.3.1 Exporting a PDF File
    2. 12.3.2 Using PDF Presets
  31. 12.4 Preparing PDF Files for Web Distribution
    1. 12.4.1 Creating Bookmarks
    2. 12.4.2 Using the New Convert URLs to Hyperlinks Command
    3. 12.4.3 Exporting PDF for Web
  32. 12.5 Preparing Documents for Presentations
    1. 12.5.1 Using Presentation Mode
    2. 12.5.2 Adding Page Transitions
  33. 12.6 Exporing for Flash Player
    1. 12.6.1 Exporting to SWF
    2. 12.6.2 Exporting to FLA
  34. 12.7 Export to ePub
    1. 12.7 Export to ePub

Product information

  • Title: Adobe InDesign CS5: Learn by Video
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: September 2010
  • Publisher(s): Peachpit Press
  • ISBN: 9780132616669