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Adobe InDesign CS5: Essentials

Video Description

With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS5 Essentials you'll learn all the key new features that are packed into this robust design and publishing tool. Adobe Certified Expert James Lockman teaches you the fundamental tools, tips and techniques you'll need to create professionally designed layouts, text, tables and graphics. This training is just what you need to quickly take your skills to the next level when working with Adobe InDesign CS5.

Table of Contents

  1. EXPLORING THE INTERFACE
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Start Screen, Application Bar & Workspace Menu 00:07:01
    3. Panels, Application Frame & Tab View 00:04:37
    4. Using the Control Panel 00:06:00
    5. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts & Menus 00:05:15
    6. Enabling Tool Hints 00:01:38
    7. Customizing Workspaces 00:05:14
  2. CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Setting General & Interface Preferences 00:03:54
    3. Setting Type & Composition Preferences 00:01:45
    4. Customizing Units, Grids & Guides 00:02:21
    5. Dictionary, Spelling, Autocorrect & Story Editor Display Preferences 00:02:53
    6. Display Performance & Appearance of Black 00:02:53
    7. Document Previews, File & Clipboard Handling 00:03:42
  3. WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Setting Up a New Document & Saving a Preset 00:05:16
    3. Differences Between Web & Print Documents 00:02:05
    4. Working with Templates 00:05:53
    5. Replacing Missing Fonts & Updating Links 00:08:28
    6. Using a Document Fonts Folder 00:02:29
    7. Converting Documents for CS4 Compatibility 00:03:22
  4. NAVIGATING & VIEWING DOCUMENTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Navigating Pages & Layers 00:06:04
    3. Using the Pages Panel & the New Page Tool 00:07:57
    4. Finding & Editing Links in the Links Panel 00:05:42
    5. Zooming, Display Performance & Panning 00:05:17
    6. Changing View Modes & Presentation Mode 00:03:39
  5. MARGINS, COLUMNS, RULERS & GUIDES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Setting Up Units, Margins & Columns on a Page 00:07:33
    3. Using Rulers 00:02:00
    4. Working with Guides 00:05:25
    5. Using Smart Guides to Align & Place Objects 00:05:53
    6. Using Gridify 00:06:55
  6. ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUT
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Adding & Formatting Text in a Frame 00:05:18
    3. Exploring Frame Types 00:04:05
    4. Creating Text on a Path 00:06:34
    5. Threading Text Frames 00:04:26
    6. Placing Text from a File 00:05:48
    7. Auto-Flowing Text 00:04:02
    8. Using Smart Text Reflow 00:05:24
  7. TEXT FORMATTING OPTIONS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Choosing Fonts 00:04:48
    3. Controlling Font Size & Leading 00:02:24
    4. Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Control Panels 00:02:17
    5. Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning 00:03:46
    6. Adjusting Columns within a Text Frame 00:05:36
    7. Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Attributes 00:01:56
    8. Finding & Replacing Fonts 00:01:35
    9. Adding Indents, Spacing & Hyphenation Control 00:05:16
    10. Creating Drop Caps 00:01:45
  8. FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Paragraph Styles 00:05:34
    3. Applying Styles 00:04:13
    4. Changing Styles 00:01:20
    5. Redefining Styles 00:01:43
    6. Importing Styles 00:02:13
  9. TABS, TABLES & LISTS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Formatting Text Using the Tab Panel 00:06:13
    3. Creating & Navigating Tables 00:02:30
    4. Selecting & Formatting Tables & Cells 00:09:20
    5. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles 00:02:55
    6. Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists 00:03:37
  10. WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Exploring Mini Bridge 00:03:55
    3. Placing & Scaling Images 00:08:10
    4. Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools 00:02:29
    5. Frame & Content Fitting Options 00:03:44
    6. Using the Gap Tool 00:03:35
  11. CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Shapes & Frames 00:03:39
    3. Customizing & Transforming Shapes 00:04:29
    4. Live Corner Effects 00:03:29
    5. Aligning & Distributing Shapes 00:03:47
    6. Applying Text Wrap 00:03:33
  12. WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Color Swatches 00:07:34
    3. Working with Gradients 00:05:38
    4. Using Transparency & Transparency Effects 00:06:08
    5. Using the Gradient Feather Tool 00:07:38
  13. USING LAYERS
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Layers 00:03:45
    3. Placing Content on Layers 00:02:18
    4. Naming Layers & Objects 00:03:21
    5. Moving Content between Layers & Grouping Layers 00:07:59
    6. Selecting, Locking & Managing Layers 00:05:07
  14. OBJECT STYLES
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Creating Object Styles 00:03:54
    3. Applying Object Styles 00:02:01
    4. Redefining Object Styles 00:02:20
  15. PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
    1. Introduction 00:00:07
    2. Live Preflighting 00:06:51
    3. Packaging for Output 00:03:29
    4. Setting Up Print Options 00:04:36
    5. Printing a Booklet 00:01:43
    6. Exporting to Adobe PDF 00:05:35
    7. Credits 00:00:12