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The Non-Designer’s InDesign Book: Essential design techniques for print projects by Robin Williams

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7. All About Graphics

Well, certainly not all about graphics, but enough to get you started and keep you busy for a while.

InDesign has added more and more graphic capabilities to its page layout features. If you are an Illustrator user, you’ll find the drawing tools are very similar, though more limited. If you are a Photoshop user, you’ll be pleased to see how quickly you can pop into Photoshop from InDesign to adjust your images. And if you’ve never used any of Adobe’s Creative Suite before, you will be astounded at what you can do with your unleashed creativity.

Graphic formats

The short story: Use PDF, .ai, .psd, or .tif for graphics to be printed (although you can get away with .jpg files on your small desktop printer). Scan images as ...

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