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Getting Started with Adobe InDesign CC 2015

Video Description

In this Getting Started with Adobe InDesign CC 2015 training course, expert author Andy Anderson will teach you everything you need to know to design and create documents in Adobe InDesign. This course is designed for the absolute beginner, meaning no previous experience with InDesign is required.

You will start by learning about working with text, including how to generate text frames, thread text frames, and work with spell check. From there, Andy will teach you how to add images to a document, control documents, and work with strokes and fills. This video tutorial also takes you through building a brochure, including adding fonts from Typekit, setting up margins and guides, and adding images and text. You will also learn how to build a magazine cover, including how to add images, edit images externally, and apply styles. Finally, you will learn how to prep and package a document, print a booklet, and publish your document online.

Once you have completed this computer based training course, you will have learned everything you need to know to be able to design and create your own documents in Adobe InDesign. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:01:06
    2. About Andy 00:04:16
    3. Andy's Top Ten 00:04:45
    4. How To Access Your Working Files 00:01:15
  2. Getting Started
    1. Introduction 00:00:48
    2. The Indesign Start Screen 00:05:20
    3. The Indesign Interface 00:04:53
    4. Generating A New Document 00:04:34
    5. Working With Preferences 00:07:02
  3. Working With Text
    1. Introduction 00:00:53
    2. Generating Text Frames 00:08:56
    3. Editing Tips & Tricks 00:04:34
    4. Threading Text Frames 00:06:54
    5. Basic Character Formatting 00:09:35
    6. Basic Paragraph Formatting 00:06:27
    7. Working With Character & Paragraph Styles 00:08:42
    8. Understanding Text Frame Options 00:04:47
    9. Editing In The Story Editor 00:03:59
    10. Working With Spell Check 00:03:56
  4. Adding Images To A Document
    1. Introduction 00:00:48
    2. Setting Up The Document 00:05:06
    3. Adding Full-Bleed Images 00:05:40
    4. Creating A Color Workflow 00:03:57
    5. Tips On Placing Graphics 00:06:31
    6. Working Smart With Frame Options 00:02:48
    7. Using External Graphic Editors 00:02:39
    8. Adding A Text Wrap To A Graphic 00:05:17
    9. Creating An Inline Graphic 00:05:08
    10. Working With The Links Panel 00:04:31
  5. Controlling Documents
    1. Introduction 00:00:42
    2. Working With Layers 00:08:11
    3. Adding & Deleting Pages 00:05:48
    4. Working With Master Pages 00:08:46
    5. Generating Page Numbers 00:04:41
    6. Creating A Nested Master 00:06:23
    7. Using Customized Page Sizes 00:03:47
    8. Adding Special Characters 00:04:09
  6. Additional Considerations
    1. Introduction 00:00:35
    2. Working With Strokes & Fills 00:07:14
    3. The Swatches Panel 00:07:45
    4. Working With Guides 00:03:21
    5. Generating Bullets & Numbers 00:07:48
    6. Using Graphic Styles 00:06:48
  7. Building A Brochure
    1. Introduction 00:00:44
    2. Building The Bones Of The Brochure 00:05:31
    3. Loading Styles 00:03:26
    4. Adding Fonts From Typekit 00:02:08
    5. Setting Up Margins & Guides 00:06:04
    6. Adding Backdrops 00:02:47
    7. Adding Images 00:03:36
    8. Adding Text 00:05:54
    9. Bringing The Brochure To Life With Styles 00:07:07
  8. Building A Magazine Cover
    1. Introduction 00:00:54
    2. Working With A Template 00:06:53
    3. Adding Images 00:03:52
    4. Editing Images Externally 00:02:44
    5. The Creative Cloud Library 00:02:33
    6. Adding Text 00:02:31
    7. Applying Styles 00:02:37
  9. The End Game
    1. Introduction 00:00:51
    2. Prepping A Document 00:05:25
    3. Packaging A Document 00:03:46
    4. Printing A Booklet 00:03:49
    5. Creating Links 00:05:30
    6. Converting A Document To PDF 00:04:06
    7. Publishing Your Document Online 00:03:14
    8. Closing Thoughts 00:01:39