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Adobe InDesign CC Digital Classroom

Book Description

Learn the newest version of Adobe's premiere page design software—InDesign CC— with this complete package

Written by a team of expert instructors, this complete book-and-DVD package teaches even the most inexperienced beginner how to design eye-popping layouts for brochures, magazines, e-books, and flyers. Step-by-step instructions in the full-color book are enhanced by video tutorials on the companion DVD. Thirteen self-paced lessons let you learn Adobe InDesign CC (Creative Cloud) at your own speed; it's like having your own personal tutor teaching you the hottest new version of this leading page layout software.

  • Includes 13 self-paced lessons that take you from InDesign basics through intermediate-level skills, allowing you to learn at your own speed

  • Explores the new features and capabilities of InDesign CC, the leading Adobe page design software

  • Features members of the AGI Creative Team who walk you through the latest version of Adobe InDesign

  • Contains step-by-step instructions in the full-color book and video tutorials on the DVD, which work together to provide a clear understanding of the topic

  • InDesign CC Digital Classroom is the ideal book-and-DVD training package to get you up to speed on InDesign so you can create designs that dazzle.

    Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Contents
    3. Starting up
      1. About InDesign Digital Classroom
      2. Prerequisites
        1. System requirements
        2. System requirements for Adobe InDesign CC
      3. Starting Adobe InDesign CC
      4. Fonts used in this book
      5. Access lesson files & videos any time
      6. Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences
      7. Loading lesson files
      8. Working with the video tutorials
      9. Additional resources
        1. On-demand video training from the authors
        2. Training from the authors
        3. Additional Adobe Creative Cloud books
        4. Seminars and conferences
        5. Resources for educators
    4. Lesson 1: InDesign CC Essential Skills
      1. Starting up
      2. InDesign tools
      3. The InDesign workspace
        1. The document window
        2. Using guides
        3. Viewing modes
      4. Working with panels
        1. The Tools panel
        2. Managing panels
        3. Saving your workspace
        4. Working with the Control panel
      5. Navigating through an InDesign document
        1. Using the Pages panel
        2. Changing the magnification of your document
      6. Working with type
        1. Entering and formatting type
        2. Placing and formatting type
        3. Flowing type
      7. Using styles
        1. Applying paragraph styles
        2. Applying character styles
        3. Apply styles across a story using Find/Change
        4. Applying object styles
      8. Working with graphics
        1. Placing graphics
        2. Positioning graphics within a frame
        3. Applying text wrap
        4. Understanding layers
        5. Applying effects
      9. Resources for additional help
        1. DigitalClassroomBooks.com
        2. In-product help
        3. Online help
        4. Forums
        5. Conferences, seminars, and training
      10. Self study
      11. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    5. Lesson 2: Working Smarter with Master Pages
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
        2. Planning your document
      2. Creating custom page sizes
        1. Creating a new custom-sized document
      3. Creating and formatting master pages
        1. Formatting master pages
        2. Adding automatic page numbers
        3. Using text variables
        4. Basing master pages on other master pages
        5. Overriding master page items
      4. Adding layout pages
        1. Placing formatted text
        2. Creating the classified page
        3. Adding images and text to the master frames
        4. Applying master pages to multiple pages
      5. Self study
      6. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    6. Lesson 3: Working with and Formatting Text
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Adding text to your document
        1. Creating a text frame
      3. Changing character attributes
        1. Changing font and type styles using the new font search feature
        2. Setting a font favorite
        3. Adjusting size
        4. Adjusting Leading
        5. Adjusting character spacing: kerning and tracking
        6. Using a baseline shift
      4. Changing paragraph attributes
        1. Horizontally aligning text
        2. Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs
        3. Using tabs
        4. Adding rules above or below paragraphs
        5. Changing text color
        6. Creating drop caps
      5. Finding and changing text
        1. Finding and changing text and text attributes
        2. Finding and changing text using GREP
      6. Checking and correcting spelling
        1. Checking spelling
        2. Adding words to the dictionary
        3. Checking spelling as you type
        4. Automatically correcting spelling
        5. Editing text using the Story Editor
        6. Using Track Changes
        7. Drag-and-drop text editing
      7. Special characters and glyphs
        1. Using the Glyphs panel and glyph sets
      8. Text frame options
        1. Adjusting text inset
        2. Vertically aligning text
      9. Importing text
        1. Flowing text manually
        2. Threading text between frames
        3. Using semi-autoflow to link several text frames
        4. Changing the number of columns in a text frame
      10. Baseline grid
        1. Viewing and changing the baseline grid
        2. Adding story jumps
      11. Using styles to format text
        1. Creating a headline and applying a style
        2. Importing styles from other documents
        3. Redefining styles
      12. Placing text on a path
        1. Importing text from Microsoft Word
      13. Missing fonts
        1. Finding and fixing missing fonts
      14. Self study
      15. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    7. Lesson 4: Using Styles to Save Time
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Style types
      3. Paragraph styles
        1. Defining paragraph styles
        2. Applying paragraph styles
      4. Character styles
        1. Defining character styles
        2. Applying character styles
      5. Using nested styles
      6. Updating styles
      7. Loading styles from another InDesign document
      8. Quick Apply
      9. Organizing styles into groups
      10. Object styles
        1. Creating object styles
        2. Applying an object style
        3. Changing an object style
      11. Finishing up
      12. GREP Styles
      13. Self study
      14. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    8. Lesson 5: Designing with Graphics
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
        2. Understanding how InDesign handles graphics
        3. Locating missing images
      2. Working with the Links panel and the Link badge
        1. Customizing the Links panel
      3. Adding graphics to your layout
        1. Fitting an image within an existing frame
        2. Auto Fitting
        3. Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics
        4. Placing multiple graphics using Mini Bridge
        5. Using object styles for images
      4. Wrapping text around images
        1. Wrapping text around the bounding box
        2. Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels
        3. Removing an image background using InDesign
        4. Using anchored objects
      5. Advanced importing
        1. Importing layered Photoshop files
        2. Importing InDesign layouts as graphics
      6. Adding a QR Code to a layout
      7. Self study
      8. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    9. Lesson 6: Organizing Information Using Tables
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Creating a table
        1. Creating new tables
        2. Copying and pasting table information
        3. Converting text to a table and a table to text
      3. Importing a table
      4. Editing tables and table options
        1. Changing row height
        2. Editing the border
        3. Formatting rows and columns
        4. Using fills
      5. Formatting cells and text
        1. Resetting the cell styles within a table
        2. Text alignment and inset within a cell
        3. Formatting text within a cell and saving paragraph styles
        4. Formatting text in tables by column
        5. Working with tables in Story Editor
        6. Merging cells
        7. Defining a header cell
      6. Setting column and row dimensions
        1. Setting a fixed row height
        2. Setting column width
      7. Using graphics in tables
        1. Placing graphics in cells
      8. Cell styles and table styles
        1. Cell styles
        2. Applying cell styles
        3. Creating table styles
        4. Applying table styles
      9. Self study
      10. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    10. Lesson 7: Designing with Color
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Applying colors to frames and text
        1. Applying color to text
        2. Applying color to frames
        3. Applying Live Corner Effects
      3. Creating and saving a new swatch
        1. Applying strokes to text
      4. Creating a tint reduction
      5. Making a dashed stroke
      6. Creating and saving gradients
        1. Linear gradients
        2. Saving a gradient
        3. Adjusting fill opacity
        4. Radial gradient
        5. Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient
      7. One-click edits
        1. Using the Eyedropper tool to copy frame attributes
        2. Applying colors to multiple objects
        3. Updating and editing colors
      8. Using and saving spot colors
        1. Colorizing a grayscale image
      9. Self study
      10. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    11. Lesson 8: Getting Creative with Effects
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Creative effects
        1. Applying opacity to objects
        2. Apply effects to stroke or fill only
        3. Drop shadow
        4. Adjusting effects for objects
        5. Bevel and Emboss
      3. Object styles with effects
        1. Using Find/Change to apply object styles
      4. Basic Feather
        1. The Gradient Feather tool
      5. Converting text to a path
      6. Applying blending modes to objects
        1. The Screen blending mode
        2. The Multiply blending mode
      7. Working with imported files that use transparency
        1. Applying an alpha channel selection
        2. Applying a path selection
      8. Self study
      9. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    12. Lesson 9: Working Efficiently with Advanced Document Features
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Adding text variables
      3. Creating a book from multiple files
        1. Defining pagination and document order
      4. Synchronizing attributes across a book file
      5. Creating Captions
      6. Creating a Table of Contents
      7. Building an index
        1. Adding topics
        2. Adding cross-references
        3. Generating the index
      8. Creating PDFs and printing from the Book panel
        1. Creating PDFs
        2. Printing
      9. Self study
      10. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    13. Lesson 10: Preparing Files for Output from InDesign
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Packaging
      3. Preflight checks
      4. Packaging your document
      5. Creating an Adobe PDF
      6. Separation preview
      7. Printing a proof
      8. Self study
      9. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    14. Lesson 11: Getting Started with Digital Documents
      1. Starting up
      2. InDesign as your Digital Publication Hub
        1. Interactive design considerations
      3. Importing multimedia content
        1. Adding a Hyperlink
        2. Creating a Multi-State object
        3. Creating buttons to control multimedia content
        4. Adding buttons to control a multi-state object
      4. Creating page transitions
      5. Creating animations
      6. Previewing your document
      7. Exporting your document
        1. Creating an interactive PDF
        2. Creating a SWF file
      8. New layout features
        1. Auto-Size text frames
        2. Flexible width text frames
      9. Layout adjustments
        1. Liquid layout
        2. Alternate layouts
        3. Linked content
        4. The Content tools
      10. Creating PDF forms
        1. Adding a Combo Box
        2. Creating a Submit button
        3. Creating the PDF form
      11. Self study
      12. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    15. Lesson 12: Creating an ePub in InDesign
      1. Starting up
        1. The project
      2. Preparing your InDesign document for ePub conversion
        1. Using styles
        2. Controlling Object Export Settings
      3. Adding interactive links
        1. Adding hyperlinks
        2. Creating an interactive Table of Contents
        3. Adding document metadata
      4. Creating an ePub
        1. Specifying Object Export Order
        2. Using anchored objects to control object placement
        3. Controlling object properties using Object Styles
        4. Specifying the cover
        5. ePub export settings
      5. Testing your ePub
        1. ePub viewers
      6. Distributing ePub files
      7. Self study
      8. Review
        1. Questions
        2. Answers
    16. Lesson 13: Adobe InDesign CC New Features
      1. Starting up
      2. About the new features in InDesign CC
      3. Updated user interface
      4. 64-bit support
      5. Improved Font menu
        1. Font favorites
      6. Native QR code generation
      7. The New Document dialog box
      8. ePub enhancements
        1. Object Style additions
        2. Emit CSS
        3. Index support
        4. Table of contents
        5. Improved CSS naming
    17. About the Authors
    18. Acknowledgments
      1. Adobe® InDesign® CC Digital Classroom®
    19. Credits