While QuarkXPress is the most-widely used page-layout program in the world, Adobe InDesign is rapidly gaining ground with better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more overall control. Plus, InDesign 2 is Mac OS X native, QuarkXPress 5 isn't. But if you're a QuarkXPress user thinking of making the switch to InDesign, you know you can't afford to lose time and productivity at the office while learning a new program. Thanks toInDesign for QuarkXPress Users,you don't have to. InDesign for QuarkXPress Usersis the only book on the market that shows experienced graphic designers how to use InDesign from a QuarkXPress user's perspective. Using an easy-to-read and easy-to-digest style, this unique title focuses on common tasks, giving you quick solutions rather than bogging you down with lengthy theory. Written by well-known experts in the field, the book is abundantly illustrated and covers topics such as using InDesign's transparency features (possible in QuarkXPress only by unwieldy workarounds), and making the most of master pages and style sheets. It's also loaded with real-world tips on how you can apply your QuarkXPress know-how to this up-and-coming software.
Presents step-by-step instructions and advice on using Adobe InDesign CS2, covering such topics as formatting tables, building multi-page documents, creating indexes and table of contents, and working with photographs.
Learn Adobe® InDesign® CS2 with hands-on exercises and demo movies. Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving realworld examples? Do you want concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this is the book for you. These hands-on exercises, complete with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, teach you the latest techniques for powerful page layout using Adobe InDesign CS2. You’ll learn to set up documents, work with text and type styles, add color, work with tables, use transparency and other effects, and bring in graphics to your InDesign projects. You’ll also learn how to use the new features in InDesign CS2 such as Adobe Bridge, drag and drop text editing, layer visibility, and shareable swatches, to name only a few. Accompanied by a CD-ROM loaded with classroomproven exercises, QuickTime movies, and bonus tutorials, this book ensures you'll master the key features of InDesign CS2 in no time. 100+ Step-by-Step Tutorials • Learning the interface • Applying character and paragraph formatting • Using leading, kerning, and tracking • Creating paragraph and character styles • Creating colors • Placing and working with graphics • Creating and transforming vector artwork • Planning documents with Facing Page layouts • Working with tables • Using drop shadows, transparency, and feathering • Using long document tools • Outputting and exporting • Plus much more! Brian Wood is the vice president/ director of training and co-owner of eVolve Computer Graphics Training Inc., a Seattle-based company that specializes in providing training in Adobe Creative Suite applications. Brian has been an Adobe Certified Expert (A.C.E) in InDesign since version 2.0, and is also an Adobe Certified Instructor (A.C.I) in the program. He is also certified in QuarkXPress and has taught and used page layout programs for well over 10 years. lynda.com, Inc. specializes in training books and video instruction for creative professionals. Check out the web site at www.lynda.com. .
You've mastered page design and can easily work your Quark magic. Now you are ready to take the plunge and switch to Adobe InDesign CS2 and you need to learn and start successfully using the award-winning software, immediately! Real World Adobe InDesign CS2 has all the industrial-strength techniques and time-saving tips you need to start laying out, proofing, and printing pages with InDesign CS2, without missing a beat or a deadline! You'll find everything you need here to master InDesign's advanced page layout tools, manage color, snippets, use the Bridge effectively, and more. You'll also find complete coverage of InDesign CS2's new features: Object Styles, Photoshop and Adobe PDF layer support, using InCopy, Smarter text handling, flexible XML support, and much more. Written by pros for design pros, this book has all the real-world, industrial-strength InDesign CS2 techniques that will make all the difference in your fast-paced production environment!
Take the kinks out of working with QuarkXPress QuarkXPress still remains one of the top tools for layout and design projects, even thirty years after it made its debut. This full-color, hands-on guide is here to help you take the guesswork out of using this powerful tool to create stunning print or digital designs. In QuarkXPress For Dummies, you'll find information on the latest changes to QuarkXPress, easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance on using the tools built into the software to aid in designing and outputting visual product, and quick solutions to common Quark problems when you get stuck. QuarkXPress dominated the page layout world for decades. It's stuck around thanks to how it readily adapts to customer needs. This new version contains updates and features driven solely by customer feedback. That responsiveness is luring new and former users to the fold. That resurgence in the design community has Quark users clamoring for an authoritative book on how to use it to its fullest. Created in partnership with the pros at Quark, this is the book for new and experienced QuarkXPress users looking to make sense of the latest version. Offers unbeatable tricks for working with text Provides guidance on managing larger design projects Includes tips on how to correct mistakes Take a tour of the palettes, add style to your work, and make QuarkXPress work for you!
Over the last few years, Adobe InDesign has made significantinroads against QuarkXPress, with adoptions by major mediacompanies such as Meredith Corporation and Hearst Magazines; it isnow the only desktop publishing program taught at many artschools Shows graphic designers how to get up to speed quickly on thelatest InDesign release, make the most of program tools, creategreat page designs, add sparkle, and output to a variety ofmedia The authors, both Quark experts who've converted to InDesign,offer special tips and insights to Quark users who are making (orthinking of making) the switch to InDesign
Packed with the latest InDesign tips and techniques The secrets of InDesign page layout - explained in plain English! New to InDesign? Making the switch from QuarkXPress®? No worries - this easy-to-follow guide shows you how to master this electronic publishing tool, customize the interface, work with objects and graphics, calibrate color, create PDF files, and more. From pages, panels, and pictures to text, tabs, and tables, you'll design and output like a pro every time! Set up a new publication Create and use master pages Add frames, lines, and colors Manage chapters and books Output your files Import and place pictures
Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5 is the definitive reference to Adobe's industry-standard vector graphics software. With an easy, engaging style, author and past Illustrator product manager Mordy Golding takes readers through all of the features of the program, explaining not only how to use the multitude of features but also why and when to use them. This edition has been thoroughly updated for Illustrator CS5 and includes techniques on using the new perspective tools to draw, move, scale or duplicate objects in perspective. This edition also covers the refinements to Illustrator's drawing tools, such as its Stroke panel and brushes, including the new Bristle Brush for painting, as well as the Shape Builder tool, which makes it easier to merge, break apart, or modify objects. The multiple artboards that were introduced in CS4 are easier to manage in CS5, with a full Artboards panel. Along with tips, sidebars, and expert commentary, there are also numerous 4-color illustrations and screen shots from contributing artists included to offer readers the most complete coverage on this extraordinary application. Designers from all fields--illustrators, animators, package designers, graphic designers, web designers, and more--will find Real World Adobe Illustrator CS5 their one-stop guide to creating powerful designs in Illustrator.