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Learning Adobe InDesign CS6

Video Description

In this Adobe InDesign CS6 training course expert author and Adobe Certified Trainer Jeff Witchel teaches you how to use this powerful digital and print layout software. With the introduction of amazing new digital layout features, InDesign CS6 really is the industry standard when it comes to not only traditional media layouts, but also EPUB and other digital standards. Starting with the absolute basics, Jeff assumes you have no prior knowledge in InDesign. This video based training begins with how to setup preferences and work in the InDesign interface. You will learn how to start you layout and begin adding text and objects to your design. As you continue on you cover features such as formatting your text, working with tables and graphics, adding color and effects, and even making your layout interactive. Finally you cover eBooks and how InDesign can expedite creating your EPUB publications, as well as publishing or printing your layouts. By the time you have completed this computer based training course for Adobe InDesign CS6 you will have a deep understanding on how to utilize the powerful tools and techniques available to you in this software to create your own high-quality layouts. Working files are included to allow you to work with the same files that the author uses throughout the training course.

Download the working files for this course at: http://www.infiniteskills.com/01710

Table of Contents

  1. 01. Introduction
    1. Who Am I? 00:02:02
    2. Laying Out The Future 00:01:26
  2. 02. Workspace And Preferences
    1. Customize The Workspace 00:08:44
    2. The Magic Of Auto Recovery 00:04:14
    3. Get In Total Control Of The Control Panel 00:10:15
    4. What's Your Preference - Part 1 00:08:03
    5. What's Your Preference - Part 2 00:09:33
    6. Changing Defaults Is So Easy 00:04:43
    7. Creating And Saving Your Own Workspace 00:05:24
  3. 03. Layout
    1. Creating, Saving, And Opening Documents 00:10:22
    2. Making Your Rulers Measure Up 00:04:51
    3. Your Guide To Ruler Guides 00:08:12
    4. Outside-The-Box Thinking With Grids 00:11:43
    5. Pages: All The Basics 00:05:29
    6. Pages: Beyond The Basics 00:09:52
    7. Pages: Mastering Master Pages 00:11:56
    8. Pages: The Problem Solving Of Sections 00:07:04
    9. Pages: Using Alternate Layout 00:05:40
    10. Pages: Using Liquid Layout 00:08:59
    11. Stacking Order 00:06:23
    12. Layers Of Efficiency 00:11:06
  4. 04. Frames And Objects
    1. Drawing Objects 00:07:50
    2. Secrets To Selecting And Moving Objects 00:08:14
    3. The Trick To Finding And Changing Objects 00:04:50
    4. Transforming Objects 00:12:43
    5. Align Objects Like Never Before Possible 00:08:05
    6. Working Smart With Smart Guides 00:06:20
    7. Use The Content Collector To Grab Hold Of Efficiency 00:10:27
    8. Harness The Power Of Pathfinder 00:07:44
    9. Cornering Objects At High Speed 00:04:32
    10. Fun With Impossible Objects 00:05:32
    11. The Object Of This Project Is To Play With Objects 00:05:06
  5. 05. Working With Text, From A To Z
    1. Placing Text From Word Processing Applications 00:06:35
    2. To Edit Text, You Have To Select It 00:05:16
    3. Tricks To Editing Text 00:11:08
    4. Find/Change For The Power User 00:10:27
    5. GREP For Designers 00:07:02
    6. New, Improved Hunspell Spelling 00:08:50
    7. Now Placeholder Text Speaks Your Language 00:05:18
    8. Make The Type In Your Layout Format Itself 00:07:17
  6. 06. Give Your Type Lots Of Character
    1. Character Formatting - Part 1 00:12:28
    2. Character Formatting - Part 2 00:06:56
    3. Hidden Options For Character Formatting? 00:07:04
    4. The Hidden Power Of OpenType 00:09:37
    5. Custom Underline & Strikethrough Magic 00:10:37
    6. Finding Hidden Glyphs With The Glyphs Panel 00:05:50
    7. Format An Annual Report Page 00:08:26
  7. 07. Formatting The Whole Paragraph
    1. Powerful Paragraph Alignment Features 00:10:18
    2. Positioning Paragraphs With Indents & Spacing 00:08:03
    3. Make Align To Baseline Grid Work For You 00:06:21
    4. Get Composed With Text Formatting 00:07:06
    5. Make Keep Options Work For You 00:06:45
    6. Making Type Span Columns 00:07:20
    7. Doing The Impossible With Paragraph Rules 00:10:07
    8. Bullets & Numbering Secrets 00:09:34
    9. Tabs Tips - Part 1 00:09:32
    10. Tabs Tips - Part 2 00:07:16
    11. Setting Up A Newsletter Page 00:07:54
    12. Knowing Your Options With Text Frames 00:06:34
  8. 08. Styles
    1. An Inside Look At Paragraph Styles 00:09:26
    2. Character Styles That Do It Your Way 00:07:51
    3. What The Heck Is Next Style? 00:03:07
    4. The Power Of Nested Styles 00:08:51
    5. Line Styles Apply Character Styles By The Line 00:05:22
    6. GREP Styles For Artists 00:03:30
    7. Format Objects Efficiently With Objects Styles 00:06:55
    8. Using Styles To Format A Magazine. 00:07:43
  9. 09. Text With Objects
    1. Anchoring Objects To The Flow Of Your Text 00:06:33
    2. Get All Wrapped Up In Text Wraps - Part 1 00:06:50
    3. Get All Wrapped Up In Text Wraps - Part 2 00:05:11
    4. Using Text & Objects In A Layout 00:02:51
  10. 10. Long Documents
    1. The Ins And Outs Of Linking Text Frames 00:05:18
    2. Next Page Number, Previous Page Number 00:05:46
    3. Making Captions Work Automatically 00:05:24
    4. Books, One Chapter At A Time 00:09:27
    5. Tables Of Contents 00:06:34
    6. Setting Up A Simple Index 00:05:55
    7. A Short Review Of Long Documents 00:08:26
  11. 11. Tables
    1. The Basics Of Setting Up Tables 00:03:40
    2. Editing Tables - Part 1 00:09:11
    3. Editing Tables - Part 2 00:09:52
  12. 12. Graphics
    1. Mastering The Art Of Placing Graphics 00:06:42
    2. InDesign, AI, And PSD - Made For Each Other 00:05:14
    3. A Look Inside The Links Panel 00:08:11
    4. Snippet Secrets Revealed 00:04:18
    5. Playing With Graphics In A Layout 00:04:50
  13. 13. Color, Swatches, Fills, And Strokes
    1. Mixing Color 00:05:38
    2. Creating & Using Swatches - Part 1 00:07:40
    3. Creating & Using Swatches - Part 2 00:07:28
    4. Working With Gradients 00:04:45
    5. Stroke Secrets - Part 1 00:09:12
    6. Stroke Secrets - Part 2 00:07:39
    7. Design A Colorful Flyer 00:05:50
  14. 14. Transparency And Effects
    1. Transparency Basics 00:03:56
    2. Working With Feather Effects 00:08:10
    3. Adding Transparent Shadows 00:09:56
    4. Bevel And Emboss 00:05:59
    5. Adding A Glow To It 00:03:56
    6. Creating A Transparent Design 00:04:05
  15. 15. Printing
    1. An Advanced Dialog About Printing 00:06:14
    2. Set up Your Own Custom Pre-Flight Profile 00:08:41
    3. Packaging For Printing 00:04:51
    4. Exporting Acrobat For Press 00:07:14
    5. Printing Booklets From Your Desktop Printer 00:03:49
  16. 16. Interactive And Animation
    1. Making A Slide Show With Transitions 00:05:20
    2. Super Hyperlinks 00:06:05
    3. Have Buttons All Sewn Up 00:05:17
    4. Authoring PDF Forms Right In InDesign 00:08:11
    5. Multi-State Objects 00:06:12
    6. Animating Layouts 00:08:12
    7. Export Your Interactive Layout 00:07:37
    8. An Animation Project 00:04:22
  17. 17. eBooks With EPUB 2 And EPUB 3
    1. An Introduction To eBooks 00:02:09
    2. Articles Get Everything In Order 00:04:58
    3. Anchoring Objects In Text 00:04:17
    4. Tagging Styles For Export 00:04:06
    5. Export To EPUB 00:06:28
    6. A Quick Look At The Finished eBook 00:02:44
  18. 18. Conclusion
    1. Conclusion 00:01:46