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Introduction to InDesign CS5
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Released Oct 3, 2011
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this collection of lessons we will learn the fundamental tools, techniques and workflows for InDesign CS5. It can safely be said that InDesign has established a firm grasp on the graphics Industry, excelling with ease in the area of print design. However, in this day and age of the ebook and other electronic publications, InDesign has truly helped pave the way. In this course, we will begin at square one and get you up and running quickly. We will explore the interface together and learn how InDesign sees various types of files, text and graphics. Once we have the basics down, we will begin to harness the power of InDesign by learning about things like styles, color management and print preparation. After completing this course, you will have built a solid foundation of knowledge using this industry leading layout application.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:10
Workspace and UI overview
2

Workspace and UI overview

 
09:14
Navigating documents in InDesign
3

Navigating documents in InDesign

 
11:01
Understanding panels
4

Understanding panels

 
09:07
Using InDesign workspaces
5

Using InDesign workspaces

 
05:48
Exploring the tool panel
6

Exploring the tool panel

 
10:27
Creating and saving a new document
7

Creating and saving a new document

 
11:55
Opening and working with multiple documents
8

Opening and working with multiple documents

 
06:03
Managing pages in the pages panel
9

Managing pages in the pages panel

 
10:23
Understanding master pages
10

Understanding master pages

 
09:21
Customizing margins and columns
11

Customizing margins and columns

 
10:42
Understanding and customizing Indesign's rulers
12

Understanding and customizing Indesign's rulers

 
08:45
Using InDesign's guides
13

Using InDesign's guides

 
13:49
Using InDesign's grids
14

Using InDesign's grids

 
11:20
Understanding the basics of vector graphics
15

Understanding the basics of vector graphics

 
14:26
Understanding the layering of artwork
16

Understanding the layering of artwork

 
10:52
Understanding InDesign frames
17

Understanding InDesign frames

 
12:31
Adding image or graphic content to a layout
18

Adding image or graphic content to a layout

 
12:26
Customizing frame fitting options
19

Customizing frame fitting options

 
08:38
Creating and formatting basic text objects
20

Creating and formatting basic text objects

 
13:10
Customizing text frame options
21

Customizing text frame options

 
11:41
Creating threaded text frames
22

Creating threaded text frames

 
08:24
Formatting text using character styles
23

Formatting text using character styles

 
12:49
Formatting text using paragraph styles
24

Formatting text using paragraph styles

 
10:26
Using character and paragraph styles together
25

Using character and paragraph styles together

 
10:14
Adding text content from Microsoft Word and Excel
26

Adding text content from Microsoft Word and Excel

 
08:31
Editing text in the story editor
27

Editing text in the story editor

 
10:04
Adding automatic page numbering to a document
28

Adding automatic page numbering to a document

 
05:47
Spell checking InDesign documents
29

Spell checking InDesign documents

 
07:15
Adding type to a path
30

Adding type to a path

 
08:48
Wrapping text around images and graphics
31

Wrapping text around images and graphics

 
10:24
Saving InDesign objects using snippets and libraries
32

Saving InDesign objects using snippets and libraries

 
10:31
Transforming InDesign objects
33

Transforming InDesign objects

 
11:25
Aligning and distributing InDesign objects
34

Aligning and distributing InDesign objects

 
08:34
Aligning objects with the gap tool
35

Aligning objects with the gap tool

 
09:25
Applying color in InDesign
36

Applying color in InDesign

 
09:53
Understanding the swatch panel in InDesign
37

Understanding the swatch panel in InDesign

 
19:58
Creating and applying gradients
38

Creating and applying gradients

 
10:38
Using the Kuler extension
39

Using the Kuler extension

 
07:50
Customizing and using the eyedropper tool
40

Customizing and using the eyedropper tool

 
07:56
Adding object effects and transparency
41

Adding object effects and transparency

 
10:10
Formatting objects with object styles
42

Formatting objects with object styles

 
09:31
Performing search and replace queries in InDesign
43

Performing search and replace queries in InDesign

 
11:16
Preflighting indesign documents
44

Preflighting indesign documents

 
10:17
Packaging InDesign files
45

Packaging InDesign files

 
08:45
Configuring InDesign's print settings
46

Configuring InDesign's print settings

 
07:28
Exporting InDesign files
47

Exporting InDesign files

 
07:16