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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Tools Digital Classroom by Jennifer Smith, AGI Creative Team

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InDesign Lesson 1: InDesign CC Essential Skills

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This lesson gets you started with InDesign CC, covering essential skills necessary for working efficiently with InDesign documents. It provides a high-level overview of key concepts associated with creating layouts using InDesign. You’ll work with an existing document to understand how to navigate, place graphics, and add formatting to text, creating a finished newsletter that can be printed or distributed as a digital document.

What you’ll learn in this lesson:

  • Understanding the InDesign CC Workspace
  • Working with panels and tools
  • Navigating through InDesign documents
  • Importing text and images
  • Using styles to quickly format text and objects

Starting up

Before you begin, make sure that your tools and panels are consistent by resetting your preferences. (For more information, see “Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences” in the Starting up section of this book.)

In this lesson, you will work with several files from the id01lessons folder. Make sure that you have copied the CClessons folder onto your hard drive from www.digitalclassroombooks.com/CC/DesignTools. For more information, see “Loading lesson files” in the Starting up section of this book. If you are completely new to InDesign and don’t have much computer experience, it might be easier to follow the lesson if the id01lessons folder is placed on the desktop ...

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