Adobe InDesign Tips and Tricks

The perfect guide to create awesome stuff in Adobe InDesign (PDFs, Text, Images, Flyers , Brochures and many more)
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Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn lots of great stuff.

You will learn to work with images , to wrap text around objects, to create awesome PDF, to create tables and many more!

The course is designed for beginners and for the Pro. Anyone can learn something new , that will help you in your career .

  • You should enroll in this course , because NOW is the perfect time to add ADOBE INDESIGN to your CV.

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. InDesign can also publish content suitable for tablet devices in conjunction with Adobe Digital Publishing Suite. Graphic designers and production artists are the principal users, creating and laying out periodical publications, posters, and print media. It also supports export to EPUB and SWF formats to create e-books and digital publications, including digital magazines, and content suitable for consumption on tablet computers. In addition, InDesign supports XML, style sheets and other coding markup, making it suitable for exporting tagged text content for use in other digital and online formats. The Adobe InCopy word processor uses the same formatting engine as InDesign.

What are the requirements?

  • Students have to know some InDesign, basic knowledge
  • If they already know something about inDesign is a plus
  • Working with any program in Adobe is a plus (because they have some experience)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • know how to create awesome things
  • know how to create an interactive PDF
  • know how to wrap text
  • know how to use Alignment Tools
  • know how to work with Tables, how to work with Images in Adobe InDesing

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone should have this course in the check list , because it is interactive, and a great way to creat and learn special design things.
  • The course is made for any class of students. Beginners and even Pro students.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Intro - Overview and what we will learn in this Course
Intro
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01:43
Section 2: Introduction to Adobe InDesign
02:59

You use the Align panel (Window > Object & Layout > Align) to align or distribute objects horizontally or vertically along the selection, margins, page, or spread. Consider the following when working with the Align panel:

  • The Align panel doesn't affect objects to which you've applied the Lock Position command, and doesn't change the alignment of text paragraphs within their frames.
  • Text alignment is not affected by the Align Objects options. (See Align or justify text.)
  • You can use the Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box (Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts) to create custom align and distribute shortcuts. (Under Product Area, select Object Editing.)
Section 3: Learning to work with Tables
05:51

Create tables

A table consists of rows and columns of cells. A cell is like a text frame in which you can add text, inline graphics, or other tables. You can create tables from scratch or by converting them from existing text. You can also embed a table within a table.

When you create a table, the new table fills the width of the container text frame. A table is inserted on the same line when the insertion point is at the beginning of the line, or on the next line, when the insertion point is in the middle of a line.

Section 4: Learning to work with images in InDesign
08:07

Modifying objects using graphics frames

Adobe InDesign objects include any item you can add or create in the document window, including open paths, closed paths, compound shapes and paths, type, rasterized artwork, 3D objects, and any placed file, such as an image.

If a graphic exists inside a frame (as all imported graphics do), you can modify it by changing its relationship to its frame, as in the following examples:

  • Crop a graphic by making its frame smaller.
  • Create various masking and layout effects by pasting an object into a frame.
  • Add a keyline or outline to a graphic by changing the stroke weight and color of its frame.
  • Center a graphic against a background rectangle by enlarging its frame and setting the frame's fill color.
Section 5: Learning to wrap text
05:40

Wrap text around objects

You can wrap text around any object, including text frames, imported images, and objects you draw in InDesign. When you apply a text wrap to an object, InDesign creates a boundary around the object that repels text. The object that text wraps around is called the wrap object. Text wrap is also referred to as runaround text.

Keep in mind that text wrap options apply to the object being wrapped, not the text itself. Any change to the wrap boundary will remain if you move the wrap object near a different text frame.

Wrap text around simple objects

  1. To display the Text Wrap panel, choose Window > Text Wrap.
  2. Using the Selection tool or Direct Selection tool , select the object you want to wrap text around.
  3. In the Text Wrap panel, click the desired wrap shape:
Section 6: How to create an interactive PDF
08:18

Create interactive documents for PDF

You can export Adobe PDF documents that include the following interactive features.

Bookmarks

Bookmarks you create in the InDesign document appear in the Bookmarks tab on the left side of the Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader window. Each bookmark jumps to a page, text, or graphic in the exported PDF file.

Movies and sound clips

You can add movies and sound clips to a document, or you can link to streaming video files on the Internet. These movies and sound clips can be played back in the exported PDF file. .

Hyperlinks

In an exported PDF document, clicking a hyperlink jumps to another location in the same document, to a different document, or to a website.

Cross-references

A cross-reference refers readers from one part of your document to another in the exported PDF file. Cross-references are especially useful in user guides and reference manuals. When a document with cross-references is exported to PDF, the cross-references act as interactive hyperlinks.

Page transitions

Page transitions apply a decorative effect, such as a dissolve or wipe, when you turn the page in the exported PDF while in Full Screen Mode.

  1. Choose File > Export.
  2. Specify a name and location for the file.
  3. For Save As Type (Windows) or Format (Mac OS), choose Adobe PDF (Interactive), and then click Save.
  4. Specify options in the Export To Interactive PDF dialog box, and then click OK.
09:25

Draw a placeholder shape

A placeholder shape is an ellipse, rectangle, or polygon that appears in the document window with an X, indicating that it should be replaced by text or an image later.

  1. In the toolbox, select the Ellipse Frame tool , the Rectangle Frame tool , or the Polygon Frame tool .
  2. Drag in the document window to create the path or frame. Hold down Shift to constrain the width and height of the frame.

You can change the crop amount, reference point, and other fitting options for a placeholder frame by choosing Object > Fitting > Frame Fitting Options.

06:14

Draw basic lines and shapes

  1. In the toolbox, do one of the following:
    • To draw a line or shape, select the Line tool , the Ellipse tool , the Rectangle tool , or the Polygon tool . (Click and hold the Rectangle tool to select either the Ellipse or Polygon tool.)
    • To draw a placeholder (empty) graphics frame, select the Ellipse Frame tool , the Rectangle Frame tool , or the Polygon Frame tool .
  2. Drag in the document window to create the path or frame.
    • To draw from the center out, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS).
    • To constrain a line to 45° angles, or to constrain the width and height of a path or frame to the same proportions, hold down Shift as you drag.
    • To create multiple shapes in a grid, press the arrow keys while holding down the mouse button. See Draw multiple objects as a grid.
    • To change the number of sides of a polygon, begin dragging, press the Spacebar, and then press the Up and Down arrow keys. Press the Left and Right arrow keys to change the star inset. Press the Spacebar again to return to grid mode.
Section 7: Supplementary PDF

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Instructor Biography

Luft Andrews, Instructor at Udemy

I am 27 years old and I am a web & graphic designer based in Madrid with over 10 years of freelance and studio experience. Computers have been in my life since I was a child and I always loved anything related with pixels so I started to design at a very young age, most of my skills and knowledge are self taught.

I have a passion for designing detailed, creative and modern websites & graphics, I'm always keeping an eye on the latest trends over typography, shapes, colours, etc.

I have been working as web-designer (freelance and studio) for over 7 years, and have done lots of work over that time. My skills cover many aspects of graphic design, web design, illustration and technical knowledge, I am rather skilled on hardware, software, and computers knowledge too.

Motto: " Perfect is inexistent, but perfection i can get close to it "

I currently work in:

Adobe InDesign

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