Adobe InDesign Made Easy. A Beginners Guide To InDesign

Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to build comprehensive page layouts. A beginners course by Infinite Skills
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  • Lectures 105
  • Contents Video: 11 hours
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  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

This Adobe InDesign CS5.5 training video by Infinite Skills is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to learn this powerful, often intimidating page layout and design program. Including a complete chapter on the latest edition to InDesign - EPUB, this computer software training program is designed to teach the absolute beginner how to use the industry standard Adobe InDesign CS5.5 software.

Starting with the basics in this video training tutorial, this course teaches you how to use Adobe InDesign CS5, covering topics ranging from setting up your workspace, to using grids, the new layers panel in CS5, working with text, paragraph formatting, creating and using styles, and combining text and objects. New to CS5.5 is the EPUB export capabilities, and the course goes in-depth with this new feature, as well as exporting your finished work in a variety of formats, from print, to interactive documents.

By the conclusion of this computer based training program, you will be fully versed in creating print and digital ready documents in Adobe InDesign . The author has included more than 2GB of work-files, so that you can work alongside him as he teaches you the ins and outs of this powerful desktop publishing software!

What are the requirements?

  • PC or Mac

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn Adobe InDesign

What is the target audience?

  • Users of all levels

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: Introduction
Important - Download These First - Working Files
Article
0102 A Quick Sampling Of Features
01:35
0103 Finding Answers With Adobe Help
02:04
0104 Having InDesign Resources At Your Fingertips
04:48
Section 2: Workspace Basics
0201 Setting Up Your Own Workspace
06:28
0202 The Ins And Outs Of Preferences
08:11
0203 Recovery And Undo
06:12
Section 3: Layout
0301 Setting Up New Documents
09:17
0302 Opening And Saving Documents
07:46
0303 Rulers And Setting Up Guides
08:26
0304 Using Grids
04:51
0305 Pages Panel Basics
02:28
0306 Rotating Page View
04:35
0307 Creating And Using Masters Pages
08:29
0308 Setting Up Sections
05:25
0309 Varying The Size Of Pages With The New Page Tool
06:46
0310 The All New Layers Panel - Part 1
09:11
0311 The All New Layers Panel - Part 2
09:40
Section 4: Frames And Objects
0401 Selecting Objects And Moving Objects
04:43
0402 Transforming Objects And Content
09:05
0403 Transforming With The Control Panel
08:45
0404 Aligning And Distributing Objects
08:48
0405 Copying, Pasting And Duplicating Objects
07:08
0406 Creating And Working With Groups
04:24
Section 5: Drawing
0501 Understanding Paths And Frames
07:13
0502 Using The Pen Tool
05:51
0503 Using The Rectangle And Ellipse Tools
03:37
0504 Creating Polygons And Stars
03:12
0505 Pathfinder And Compound Paths
11:24
0506 Corner Options
04:18
Section 6: The Basics Of Working With Text
0601 Adding Or Placing Text
08:54
0602 Using The Basics Of Find/Change
07:01
0603 Check Spelling
03:02
0604 Selecting And Editing Text
06:52
Section 7: Character Formatting
0701 Using The Character Panel - Part 1
04:55
0702 Using The Character Panel - Part 2
09:48
0703 A Look Under The Character Panel Options Menu
06:50
0704 Creating Custom Underlines And Strikethroughs
10:01
Section 8: Paragraph Formatting
0801 Using The Paragraph Panel
08:52
0802 Composing Type
05:17
0803 The New Span And Split Columns Feature
05:32
0804 Fun With Paragraph Rules
08:35
0805 Formatting Bullets And Numbering
06:46
Section 9: A Look At Other Type Options
0901 Basic Tab Formatting
11:06
0902 Creating A Fill-In-The-Blanks Form Using Tabs
04:54
0903 Fun With Type On A Path
08:24
0904 Using The Glyphs Panel
07:10
0905 Inserting Special Characters - Part 1
06:24
0906 Inserting Special Characters - Part 2
08:32
0907 Inserting White Space
08:11
0908 Inserting Break Characters
02:55
0909 Text Frame Options
08:00
Section 10: Styles
1001 Creating And Using Paragraph Styles
06:39
1002 Creating And Using Character Styles
08:04
1003 Understanding Nested Styles
08:34
1004 Creating And Using Line Styles
04:42
1005 Using GREP Styles Without Being An Engineer
03:54
1006 Using Next Style
04:32
1007 Creating And Using Object Styles
05:50
Section 11: Combining Text With Objects
1101 Working With Anchored Objects
04:14
1102 Text Wrap Basics
04:34
1103 Taking Text Wrap Beyond The Basics
06:28
Section 12: Using Long Document Features
1201 Threading Text Frames Made Simple
04:54
1202 Using Next And Previous Page In Continued Stories
04:45
1203 Setting Up And Working With Books
06:08
1204 Creating And Updating A Table Of Contents
04:35
Section 13: Setting Up Tables
1301 Creating Simple Tables
05:14
1302 Editing And Customizing Tables - Part 1
08:26
1303 Editing And Customizing Tables - Part 2
06:32
Section 14: Adding Graphics
1401 Understanding Graphics Formats
03:19
1402 Placing Graphics
05:12
1403 Fitting Graphics To Their Frames Automatically
07:08
1404 Using The New Gap Tool
03:46
1405 Managing Graphic Links
05:07
1406 Creating And Using Snippets
05:24
Section 15: Color
1501 Mixing Colors In The Color Panel
03:03
1502 Creating Swatches And Tints
05:54
1503 Working With Gradients
05:14
1504 Understanding Process And Spot Colors
05:01
1505 Making Much More Of Two Colors With Mixed Ink
06:43
1506 More Swatches Panel Options
06:30
Section 16: Transparency
1601 Effects Panel Basics
04:42
1602 Adding Feather Effects
09:19
1603 Working With Shadow Effects
06:52

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Infinite Skills, High Quality Training

Infinite Skills is a Canadian based company who offer a huge and ever growing range of high quality eLearning solutions that teach using studio quality narrated videos backed-up with practical hands-on examples and comprehensive working files. All courses are created by trained educators and experts in video based education.

The emphasis is on teaching real life skills that are essential for progressing in today's commercial environment.

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