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Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS3: Essentials

Video Description

Adam's combination of real-world design experience, technical expertise, and training background make him an ideal InDesign CS3 software guide. In Part 1, he shows you how to navigate the new Adobe InDesign CS3 interface as well as all the paragraph, text, and character options available. In Part 2 you'll learn how to insert Photoshop, Illustrator and PDF files into your work and how to create and transform shapes and effects. Plus, you'll learn necessary skills for using color, working with layers, and preparing your designs for final output.

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: QUICK START TOUR OF INDESIGN CS3
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:01:28
    2. Creating a New Document 00:03:14
    3. Creating Guides 00:01:31
    4. Placing Photoshop® Files 00:05:35
    5. Placing Illustrator® Files 00:03:58
    6. Using Transparency Effects 00:08:14
    7. Placing & Formatting Text 00:06:08
    8. Exporting to Adobe PDF 00:05:07
  2. CHAPTER 2: CUSTOMIZING THE INTERFACE
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:37
    2. Navigating the New Interface 00:06:04
    3. Introducing the Control Panel 00:05:19
    4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:04:11
    5. Customizing Menus 00:02:27
  3. CHAPTER 3: ADJUSTING APPLICATION PREFERENCES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:28
    2. Adjusting Interface Preferences 00:03:11
    3. Customizing Typography 00:04:25
    4. Adjusting Units, Grids & Guides 00:02:54
    5. Customizing Spell Check 00:04:09
    6. Controlling Display Settings 00:05:41
    7. Handling Files & Clipboards 00:03:43
  4. CHAPTER 4: WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:35
    2. Creating New Documents 00:04:42
    3. Working with Document Presets 00:02:06
    4. Working with Templates 00:03:50
    5. Opening Existing Documents 00:02:41
    6. Missing Fonts & Outdated Links 00:04:54
    7. Saving Backwards for Compatibility 00:02:27
  5. CHAPTER 5: NAVIGATING INDESIGN DOCUMENTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:40
    2. Navigating Pages & Layers 00:03:01
    3. Zooming & Panning in a Document 00:03:58
    4. Previewing a Document 00:04:15
    5. Exploring Adobe Bridge® 00:05:06
  6. CHAPTER 6: USING GUIDES & GRIDS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:27
    2. Working with Margins & Columns 00:01:48
    3. Setting Up Rulers 00:03:23
    4. Working with Guides 00:03:56
    5. Using Advanced Guide Techniques 00:06:46
  7. CHAPTER 7: ADDING TEXT TO YOUR LAYOUTS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:26
    2. Understanding Frame Types 00:03:53
    3. Formatting Text 00:05:00
    4. Selecting Text 00:02:40
    5. Placing Text Content 00:05:26
    6. Threading Text Frames 00:04:00
    7. Creating Text on a Path 00:04:13
    8. Auto-Flowing Text Stories 00:03:22
  8. CHAPTER 8: CHARACTER FORMATTING OPTIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:28
    2. Choosing Fonts 00:05:47
    3. Controlling Font Size & Leading 00:04:27
    4. Exploring Character Options 00:04:10
    5. Adjusting Tracking & Kerning 00:04:12
    6. Using the Eyedropper Tool 00:02:12
  9. CHAPTER 9: PARAGRAPH FORMATTING OPTIONS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:35
    2. Controlling Alignment Options 00:04:24
    3. Understanding Indents & Spacing 00:04:03
    4. Controlling Hyphenation 00:04:55
    5. Creating Drop Caps 00:03:15
    6. Using Optical Margin Alignment 00:02:13
  10. CHAPTER 10: FORMATTING TEXT WITH STYLES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:40
    2. Creating Paragraph Styles 00:03:43
    3. Applying Styles 00:06:00
    4. Understanding Next Styles 00:02:44
    5. Clearing Style Options 00:02:22
    6. Redefining Styles 00:02:03
    7. Importing & Managing Styles 00:04:14
    8. Managing Styles 00:03:10
  11. CHAPTER 11: DESIGNING WITH TABS & TABLES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Formatting Text with Tabs 00:05:33
    3. Creating, Selecting & Navigating Tables 00:07:06
    4. Formatting Tables & Cells 00:03:36
    5. Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles 00:08:40
    6. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:02
  12. CHAPTER 12: PLACING PHOTOSHOP® FILES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:55
    2. Introduction to Placing Photoshop Files 00:02:07
    3. Scaling Images 00:05:57
    4. Modifying Object Layer Options 00:04:26
    5. Frame & Content Fitting Options 00:06:27
    6. Placing Multiple Files 00:03:13
    7. Managing Linked Images 00:04:43
  13. CHAPTER 13: PLACING ILLUSTRATOR® & INDESIGN® FILES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:47
    2. Placing Illustrator Files 00:07:27
    3. Placing InDesign Files 00:04:24
    4. Working with Snippets 00:04:06
    5. Using Libraries 00:06:40
  14. CHAPTER 14: WORKING WITH SHAPES & TEXT WRAP
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:31
    2. Creating Shapes & Frames 00:08:50
    3. Customizing Shapes 00:05:14
    4. Transforming Shapes 00:08:37
    5. Aligning & Distributing Shapes 00:03:56
    6. Applying Text Wrap 00:06:05
  15. CHAPTER 15: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:47
    2. Applying a Stroke Color 00:05:12
    3. Choosing Colors in the Color Panel 00:03:05
    4. Creating New Color Swatches 00:06:30
    5. Working with Gradient Swatches 00:03:52
    6. Managing Swatches 00:06:33
  16. CHAPTER 16: WORKING WITH LAYERS
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:33
    2. Creating Layers 00:03:45
    3. Putting Content on Layers 00:04:50
    4. Managing Layers 00:06:00
  17. CHAPTER 17: EFFECTS & TRANSPARENCY
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:49
    2. Introducing Transparency 00:02:56
    3. Using Transparency 00:06:28
    4. Exploring New Effects 00:06:32
    5. Finding Transparency 00:06:15
  18. CHAPTER 18: INTRODUCING OBJECT STYLES
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:32
    2. Creating New Object Styles 00:05:10
    3. Applying Object Styles 00:02:00
    4. Updating Object Styles 00:04:25
    5. Defining Default Object Styles 00:07:25
  19. CHAPTER 19: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF
    1. INTRODUCTION 00:00:29
    2. Preflighting Files 00:04:35
    3. Packaging for Output 00:06:32
    4. Understanding Printing Options 00:07:29
    5. Exporting to Adobe PDF 00:10:22
    6. Final Comments & Credits 00:02:07