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
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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.