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Learning Adobe InDesign CC

Video Description

In this Adobe InDesign CC training course, Adobe Certified Instructor Jeff Witchel shows you how to use InDesign from the ground up - no experience required. InDesign is a desktop publishing application that allows you to design, layout and publish documents. This tutorial will show you how to use the tools and features available to you in this industry standard publishing software from Adobe.
Jeff starts off by introducing you to the new InDesign CC interface. He shows you how to set up your workspace and preferences to make your workflow efficient. As you work through each of the lessons in this video tutorial, you will learn how to layout your document with pages, add and manage objects, insert and format text, create styles, add tables and work with graphics. This training video covers all of the basic functions that you will need to create and publish amazing documents. You will learn how to work with color, swatches fills and strokes, add effects such as bevel and emboss, and even prepare your document for printing.
Once you have completed this computer based training course for Adobe InDesign CC, you will have a comprehensive understanding of how to create and publish your projects using the tools and techniques available in InDesign. Working files are included, allowing you to follow along with the author throughout the lessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC With Jeff Witchel 00:02:29
    2. Laying Out The Future With Unbelievable Speed 00:01:41
  2. Workspace And Preferences
    1. A Whole New Workspace For CC 00:08:38
    2. The Magic Of Auto Recovery 00:04:33
    3. Get In Total Control Of The Control Panel 00:08:13
    4. What Are Your Preferences - Part 1 00:11:55
    5. What Are Your Preferences - Part 2 00:07:01
    6. Changing Defaults Is So Easy 00:04:47
    7. Creating And Saving Your Own Workspace 00:04:15
  3. Layouts
    1. Creating, Saving, And Opening Documents 00:13:30
    2. Making Your Rulers Measure Up 00:05:42
    3. Your Guide To Ruler Guides 00:08:59
    4. Thinking Outside The Box With Grids 00:10:06
    5. Pages - All The Basics 00:06:20
    6. Pages - Beyond The Basics 00:11:05
    7. Pages - Mastering Master Pages 00:11:53
    8. Layers Of Efficiency - Part 1 00:06:28
    9. Layers Of Efficiency - Part 2 00:08:02
  4. Frames And Objects
    1. Drawing Objects 00:08:12
    2. Secrets To Selecting And Moving Objects 00:09:33
    3. Transforming Objects 00:09:21
    4. Aligning Objects 00:09:33
    5. Working Smart With Smart Guides 00:06:19
    6. Harness The Power Of Pathfinder 00:08:27
    7. Cornering Objects At High Speed 00:05:28
    8. Fun With Impossible Objects 00:10:59
    9. Project - Play With Objects 00:06:40
  5. Working With Text
    1. Placing Text From Word Processing Applications 00:12:05
    2. To Edit Text, You Have To Select It 00:08:52
    3. Tricks To Editing Text 00:09:04
    4. Using Find And Change 00:12:20
    5. Spelling 00:06:23
  6. Give Your Type Lots Of Character
    1. Character Formatting - Part 1 00:11:06
    2. Character Formatting - Part 2 00:10:35
    3. Hidden Options For Character Formatting 00:07:10
    4. The Hidden Power Of OpenType 00:09:45
    5. Finding Hidden Glyphs With The Glyphs Panel 00:08:24
  7. Formatting The Whole Paragraph
    1. Powerful Paragraph Alignment Features 00:08:25
    2. Positioning Paragraphs With Indents And Spacing 00:08:31
    3. Get Composed With Text Formatting 00:04:22
    4. Making Paragraphs Span Columns 00:07:16
    5. Doing The Impossible With Paragraph Rules 00:10:58
    6. Bullets And Numbering Secrets 00:10:56
    7. Tabs Tips - Part 1 00:11:28
    8. Tabs Tips - Part 2 00:05:45
    9. Knowing Your Text Frame Options 00:06:20
  8. Styles
    1. An Inside Look At Paragraph Styles 00:07:54
    2. Character Styles 00:07:36
    3. The Power Of Nested Styles 00:10:04
    4. Using Line Styles 00:05:45
    5. Grep Styles For Artists 00:04:27
    6. Efficient Object Formatting With Objects Styles 00:08:37
    7. Using Styles To Format A Magazine 00:08:25
  9. Text With Objects
    1. Anchoring Objects To The Flow Of Your Text 00:06:34
    2. All Wrapped Up In Text Wraps - Part 1 00:06:48
    3. All Wrapped Up In Text Wraps - Part 2 00:05:42
    4. Using Text And Objects In A Layout 00:05:36
  10. Long Documents
    1. The Ins And Outs Of Linking Text Frames 00:05:05
    2. Next And Previous Page Numbers 00:06:30
    3. A Short Review Of Long Documents 00:08:47
  11. Tables
    1. The Basics Of Setting Up Tables 00:04:04
    2. Editing Tables - Part 1 00:11:43
    3. Editing Tables - Part 2 00:07:11
  12. Graphics
    1. Mastering The Art Of Placing Graphics 00:08:52
    2. InDesign, AI, And PSD Are Made For Each Other 00:09:53
    3. A Look Inside The Links Panel 00:07:54
    4. Generating QR Codes 00:03:50
    5. Playing With Graphics In A Layout 00:05:12
  13. Color, Swatches, Fills, And Strokes
    1. Mixing Color 00:05:57
    2. Creating And Using Swatches - Part 1 00:08:53
    3. Creating And Using Swatches - Part 2 00:07:23
    4. Working With Gradients 00:05:12
    5. Secrets With Strokes - Part 1 00:09:45
    6. Secrets With Strokes - Part 2 00:13:28
    7. Design A Colorful Flyer 00:08:28
  14. Transparency And Effects
    1. Transparency Basics 00:04:50
    2. Working With Feather Effects 00:11:38
    3. Adding Transparent Shadows 00:09:21
    4. Bevel And Emboss 00:05:56
    5. Glowing Effects 00:04:41
    6. Creating A Transparent Design 00:05:34
  15. Printing
    1. An Advanced Dialog About Printing 00:06:31
    2. Packaging For Printing 00:03:25
    3. Exporting Acrobat For Press 00:08:18
    4. Printing Booklets From Your Desktop Printer 00:04:12
  16. Extending The Capabilities Of InDesign
    1. Using InDesign Sample Scripts 00:10:31
    2. Overview Of The New Exchange Panel 00:03:28
  17. Conclusion
    1. Wrapping Up Your InDesign CC Training 00:01:50