Typography is the foundation of graphic design, and the most effective way to be a better designer is to understand type and use it confidently and creatively. This fully updated third edition is a comprehensive guide to creating professional type with Adobe InDesign. It covers micro and macro typography concepts, from understanding the nuance of a single spacing width to efficiently creating long and complex documents. Packed with visual examples, InDesign expert and acclaimed design instructor Nigel French shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.
With its intuitive interface and seamless integration with other Adobe software, InDesign is rapidly gaining ground on QuarkXPress in the page layout and desktop publishing market The only InDesign book that shows designers step by step how to produce amazing effects and cool tricks that they can immediately incorporate into their own work A stunning full-color guide that offers a highly visual, spread-based interior design Includes cross-platform Mac and Windows coverage
Author: Olav Martin Kvern,David Blatner,Bob Bringhurst
Publisher: Pearson Education
Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to lay out, proof, export, and print/publish pages in InDesign CS5. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign. In Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 you’ll learn how to: Use the new Layers panel to simplify working in complex documents Optimize your workflow with multiple page sizes and track text changes Learn the best practices for consistent color management Increase efficiency with scripts and other automation features Make your layouts come to life with the new Animation and Media panels for interactive documents Note from the publisher: FREE Adobe InDesign CS5.5 updates are available for this title. Simply register your product at www.peachpit.com/register and you will receive the updates when they become available.
Adobe InDesign is a full-fledged, sophisticated program, tightly integrated with the other Adobe industry leading graphics and Web programs in the Creative Suite. It's the essential tool for anyone doing page layout and design. Real World Adobe InDesign CS4 offers industrial-strength and time-saving techniques for design professionals who need to start laying out, proofing, and printing pages with InDesign CS4, without missing a beat (or a deadline!) in their fast-paced production cycles. Design pros will find everything they need here to successfully master InDesign's advanced page layout tools, manage color, snippets, and use the program more efficiently. They'll also find complete coverage of essential features in InDesign CS4, including: live preflight, customizable Links panel, conditional text, cross references, interactive document capability with the new SWF file, animated page transitions, export to Flash CS4 functionality, Smart Guides and Smart Spacing, spread rotation, and smart text reflow.
With many software guides serving as high-tech recipe books, teaching cookie-cutter habits with little relevance to complex, real-world projects, EXPLORING ADOBE INDESIGN CS6 takes a different approach. Emphasizing on fundamental design principles, critical thinking skills, and practical applications to prepare you for professional success, this unique text features step-by-step tutorials, vibrant illustrations, and realistic exercises to engage your interest while helping you develop essential software skills. Each chapter builds on what you have learned, guiding you from exploring basic operations to creating complex documents with confidence and efficiency. In addition to mastering InDesign CS6--including standard functionality and features new to this release--the text prepares you to analyze new design projects, identify potential challenges, develop effective strategies, and apply industry-standard principles and practices to execute your plans successfully. The Data Files used to complete the projects found in the book are now available online. For access information please refer to the directions available in the preface of the book. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe InDesign CC (2014 release) Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does—an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book contains 16 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. In addition to learning the key elements of the InDesign interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including rows and columns in tables, dual PDF and IDML file packaging, fixed and reflow EPUBs, and major improvements in the way text and graphics are handled during EPUB export. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto www.peachpit.com/redeem and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training
InDesign CS4 is more than just a page layout tool; as part of Adobe's new Creative Suite 4, it's a key component of an overall design workflow that lets users work seamlessly among all of their graphics applications to create spectacular layouts. Work faster, create more is what Adobe wants users to do with InDesign, and this info-packed guide lets users get right down to doing just that by focusing on the InDesign CS4 features they're most likely to use and showcasing each in a stand-alone tip--complete with a relevant hint or two and a graphic example. In this fashion, readers learn as they go, exploring the program in a way that makes sense to them. Before they know it, users will be using the Bridge to manage their files, object styles to format their images, and snippets to save layout parts for reuse. Features new to InDesign CS4 that are covered include: live preflight, customizable Links panel, conditional text, cross references, interactive document capability with the new SWF file, animated page transitions, export to Flash CS4 functionality, Smart Guides and Smart Spacing, spread rotation, and smart text reflow.
InDesign CC: Visual QuickStart Guide (2014 release) is your complete guide to the core functions of InDesign as well as all the important new features. New to this edition is coverage of the greatly expanded ebook export capabilities, including Fixed Layout EPUB. With the growth in digital publishing, these new functions will empower designers to create more compelling digital documents than ever before. Other landmark new features in the 2014 release of InDesign CC include: the ability to reformat tables by dragging and dropping; integration with the hot portfolio site, Behance, and improvements to footnotes. Using the task-based, visual approach that is the trademark of the Visual QuickStart Guides readers will learn not only how to create documents, but also to use automation to streamline the process, as well as importing and styling text and objects, managing long documents, exporting files for a wide variety of purposes, and much more.
Delivers the goods on the latest Adobe product for graphics users of all levels. Teaches not just which InDesign command does what but also why it works and when to use it. Includes short, real-world projects that teach just enough information that you’ll be able to learn it and absorb it. Plus, provides details for those converting their layouts from Quark or PageMaker2, and includes a color insert with examples of good layout choices, InDesign’s Swatches palette, and more.
Jeff Witchel is a self-taught computer artist with over 24 years of experience. His initial introduction to the computer was with PageMaker, but he switched to Quark 1.0 when it was first introduced in 1987. Having arrived on the desktop publishing scene so early, Jeff became a go to guy for answers when others started getting into computer graphics. As an Adobe Certified Expert, hes provided online support for Adobe and is now an Adobe Certified Training Provider for both Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe InDesign CS5. Jeff is one of just a handful of Adobe Certified Instructors for InDesign CS5 in the New York metropolitan area. He also is a Quark Certified Expert as well as a master of Adobe Photoshop and related applications. He counts among his training clients advertising agencies, design studios, marketing departments, magazines, newspapers, illustrators, and photographers. Jeff has written literally thousands of tips for Layers Magazine Tip of the Day over the past 4 years. He also produces online video tutorials for the Layers Magazine website (http://layersmagazine.com/category/tutorials) and writes articles for InDesign Magazine (http://www.indesignmag.com/default.asp).
In the world of design, projects don’t come with directions. The recipe book approach used by most software books does little to prepare designers for the demands of a highly competitive industry. Exploring InDesign CS4 takes a different approach. With an emphasis on typography and critical thinking, Exploring InDesign CS4 transforms the novice into a professional who is able to use the software while applying industry-standard design principles. In addition to using the new features of Adobe InDesign CS4, users learn to identify each project’s challenges and to strategize the best production sequence. Chapters and projects are carefully organized to move learners from basic operations to creating complex documents. Each chapter builds upon the skills presented in the previous chapter. As in industry, the emphasis throughout is on technical accuracy and productivity. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Computers by David Blatner,Christopher Smith,Steve Werner
Author: David Blatner,Christopher Smith,Steve Werner
Publisher: Peachpit Press
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.
If you’re a designer or other creative professional who needs to create digital documents that will be read on multiple devices, you will be thrilled with the powerful tools in Adobe InDesign CC. Now you just need to know what to do with them. Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign CC examines not just the “How” of using the tools, but also the “When” and “Why” of choosing among the various digital format options–ePub, PDF, HTML, tablet app, and so on. Clear explanations and plenty of full-color graphics will guide you through the potentially confusing digital publishing landscape. Written by two longtime publishing experts, the book thoroughly covers the theory and best practices for creating and using buttons, hyperlinks, video, audio, forms, animations, slideshows, and iPad interactivity to enhance and enliven your digital publications. You’ll learn to: Select the digital format that best fits the needs of your content and your audience Design both Reflowable and Fixed Layout ePub documents Use Liquid Layout Rules to automatically resize and reflow content to fit different-sized devices Add interactivity to create exciting PDF presentations Configure your ePub files for the best results across various reader “I’m really thrilled to see this second edition of Digital Publishing with Adobe InDesign. The InDesign team is always trying to push the possibilities of digital publishing whether via ePub, DPS or PDF. This book captures that excitement and helps the reader be successful in this ever-changing field.” Chris Kitchener, Group Product Manager, Design Segment, Adobe Systems
Computers by Chris Botello,Elizabeth Eisner Reding
THE DESIGN COLLECTION REVEALED provides comprehensive step-by-step instruction and in-depth explanation for three of today's most widely used design and layout programs: Adobe InDesign CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, and Adobe Illustrator CS5. Readers gain practical experience with the software as they work through end-of-chapter learning projects and step-by-step tutorials. An integration chapter demonstrates how to move from one application to the other. Full-color illustrations and a user-friendly design combine to create a robust learning experience that reveals how to master the latest features of Adobe's popular design suite. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Harness the Power of XML to Automate your Print and Web Workflows
Author: James J. Maivald,Cathy Palmer
Publisher: Adobe Press
Is this book for programmers? Written specifically for graphic designers and production artists already comfortable working with Adobe InDesign, this book teaches you how to automate publishing without learning a lot of scary code. XML simplifies the process of moving content in and out of your layouts and can speed up any print or Web assignment. Why should I care about XML? If you’re managing data-intensive layout projects, and you want to keep that data consistent, accurate, and up-to-date, then incorporating XML can help. You can also use XML to automate processes like importing text and large numbers of graphics into a layout, or repurposing content from one application to another. Do I need additional plug-ins or special software? You need only the powerful features built into InDesign CS2, CS3 or CS4 to use this book. How will I learn XML? This guide includes nine easy-to-follow projects with downloadable support files. With these hands-on tutorials, you will learn XML in context. By the final project, XML will no longer be a mystery, but a powerful tool you can use to support your company or clients. These real-world projects will teach you: l Business cards: Create a structured layout in InDesign and then import XML. Format text automatically and flow the text into multiple examples. l Product catalog: Learn how to import XML data into a structured layout using nested styles and cloned text. l Direct mail and variable data printing: Use XML and InDesign to create sophisticated direct mail pieces without costly plug-ins or third-party software. l Magazine and newspaper: Build and export magazine-style publications for online distribution. l Web: Transform XML into XHTML to incorporate directly into your Web pages, or use Cascading Style Sheets to instantly format your exported XML.
Optimize the latest version of InDesign for your most efficient project workflow yet InDesign is a powerful publishing tool that serves as the standard program for professional layout and design. The latest version boasts a variety of updates and enhancements. Packed with real-world examples and written by industry expert Galen Gruman, this in-depth resource clearly explains how InDesign CS5 allows for better typography and transparency features, speedier performance, and more user control than any other layout program. Shows you the vast updates to the newest version of InDesign, including speedier performance, sharper functionality, and new object styles Offers insight for taking advantage of using the dynamic spell check, creating anchored objects that follow text, creating object styles that can be applied for consistent formatting, and more Shares real-world tips and techniques as well as helpful examples from industry expert and popular author Galen Gruman Whether you are aiming to produce ad campaigns, magazines, interactive PDF files, or other forms of media, InDesign CS5 Bible offers everything you need to know to quickly get up to speed with the latest version of InDesign. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
This step-by-step book and accompanying CD gets readers working with InDesign--a popular page layout/publishing program--immediately so they can build real-world projects while mastering fundamental and advanced concepts. Original. (Beginner).
Got designs on learning InDesign? Let this book-and-video training package be your instructor! Adobe InDesign is a leading design and page layout program that allows you to create and produce stunning publications, from brochures to full-length books. The latest version of InDesign features enhanced features for creating sophisticated page layouts and an executing an efficient workflow. This unique full-color book-and-video training combo makes learning the new features of InDesign less intimidating. Thirteen self-paced lessons explain how to design, produce, and develop a streamlined workflow for page layout. The complementary lessons featured in the downloadable videos are each approximately five minutes long and demonstrate the concepts and features covered in the lesson. Walks you through the basics of designing and developing sophisticated page layouts with the newest release of InDesign Features full-color, step-by-step tutorials in the downloadable videos that complement the topics covered in each lesson of the book Allows you to absorb each lesson at your own pace Adobe InDesign CS5 Digital Classroom is just like having your own personal instructor guiding you through each unique lesson. Note: DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file. These materials are available for download upon purchase.