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Adobe InDesign CS2 Tutorial


Produce pages quickly and output them more reliably with Adobe® InDesign® CS2. By combining extraordinary production power and creative freedom with innovative cross-media support, Adobe® InDesign® CS takes page design to a whole new level. Long time author, Brian White, covers the application’s many tools, page setup, creating and importing tables, text and image manipulation, previewing and printing, and much, much, more. Due to its tight integration with Adobe Photoshop®, Illustrator®, and Acrobat® software, Adobe® InDesign® CS2 is an essential tool in the CS suite. To begin learning today, simply click on one of the movie topics.

Intro

Introduction
Computer Set-up
The ID Screen
The Control Pallet
Pallets
Customizing Shortcuts
Context Menus
Opening Files
Missing Fonts
Missing Links
Changing the View
Zoom Tool
Navigator Pallet
Scrolling/Hand tool
Turning pages
Multiple Windows
Save and Save As
Undo/Revert

Page Setup

New Documents
Bleeds and Slugs
Document Preset
Document Measurements
Document Window
Pasteboard
Margins and Columns
Ruler Guides I
Ruler Guides II
View guides
Baseline Grid

Pages and Masters

Intro to Pages Pallet
Adding and Deleting Pages
Duplicating Pages
Multiple Page Spreads
Re-organizing Pages
Master Pages Intro
Page Numbering
Advanced Page Numbering
Prefix and Section Markers
Multiple Master Pages
Overriding Masters

Layers

Intro to Layers
Creating New Layers
Moving and Copying to Layers
Adjusting Text Wrap
Duplicating / Deleting and Moving
Pasting onto layers
Locking Layers
Layers and Master Pages

Adobe Bridge

Intro to Bridge
Viewing Files
Organizing files
Searching / Labeling and Rating
Adobe Stock Photos
Opening Files

Selecting and Manipulating

Selecting
Selecting Multiple Objects
Direct Select
Position Tool
Toggling Selection Tools
Moving Objects
Positioning by numbers
Nudging
Rotating
Shearing
Scaling Tool
Scaling - other
Free Transform
Transform Again
Duplicating
Step and Repeat

Drawing tools

Intro to Drawing Tools
Line Tool
Frame vs Rectangle tool
Rectangle/Oval Tools
Sizing Rectangle/Ovals
Creating Polygons
Pencil Tool
Smooth/Erase
Pen Tool
Adding/Deleting Direction Points
Using Direction Lines
Changing Curves
Converting text to Outlines

Working with Objects

Aligning Within a Frame
Sizing Objects in Frame
Aligning Objects
Distribute
Order of objects
Locking Objects
Adding a Drop Shadow
Feathering
Corner Effects
Intro to Clipping Paths
Clipping Paths - Creating
Clipping Paths - Importing
Clipping Paths – Detect Edges
Grouping
Transparency
Flattening
Duplicating Effects
Compound Paths
Convert Shape
Object Styles I
Object Styles II
Object Styles III
Paste Into

Working with Text

Creating Text Frames
Moving and Resizing Text Frames
Auto Text Frames
Frames on Master Pages
Creating text - Pasting
Importing Text Files
Threading Text Frames I
Threading Text Frames II
Automatic Text Flow
Frames Columns
Frames - Insets/Align
Frames – Text Wrap
Break Characters
Spell Checker
Story Editor
Story Editor Preferences
Find/Change
Finding Meta characters
Glyphs
Quotation Marks
Special Characters
Type on a Path
Type on a Path - Alignment
Type on a Path - Effects
Text Wrap I
Text Wrap II
Text Wrap III
Overriding Text Wrap
Drag and Drop Text
In-line Graphics
Anchored Objects I
Anchored Objects II
Anchored Objects III

Formatting Text

Introduction
Selecting Text
Applying Fonts
Font Size and Leading
Changing Case
Small Caps and Super/Subscript
Kerning
Tracking
Scaling Type
Baseline Shift
Skew
Dictionary
Paragraph Formatting
Alignment
Setting Indents
Space Above/Below
Drop Caps
Baseline Alignment
Hyphenation
Rules Above/Below
Setting Tabs
Hanging Indents
Bullets
Copying Attributes
Setting Defaults

Paragraph and Character Styles

Intro
Paragraph Styles I
Paragraph Styles II
Editing Paragraph Styles I
Editing Paragraph Styles II
Setting Next Style
Overrides and Clearing Overrides
Creating a Character Style
Nesting a crop Cap
Nesting a Character Style
Importing Styles
Deleting Styles

Stroke and Fill

Intro to Color I
Intro to Color II
Color Modes
Intro to Swatches
Applying Color
Coloring Imported Graphics
Adding and Deleting Swatches
Import/Export Swatches
Creating Tints
Creating Gradient Swatches
Spot Color Gradient
Multi Colored Gradients
Modifying Gradients
Using the Color Picker

Tables

Intro
Creating a table
Importing a table
Moving Around a Table
Selecting cells
Inserting Columns and Rows
Formatting Type
Merging Cells
Resizing Columns and Rows
Cell Formatting
Alternating Colors
Strokes
Adding Graphics
Scaling Tables

Working with Imported Graphics

Types of Graphics I
Types of Graphics II
Placing Graphics
Cut and Paste
Dragging from Pasteboard
Intro to Links
Updating Links
Editing Links
Replacing Links
Photoshop Layers
Libraries
Snippets

Long Documents

Creating a Book
Synchronizing Book Documents
Table of Contents

Pre-viewing the Document

Viewing Separations
Ink Limit
Flattener Preview
Pre-flighting
Packaging

PDF and Printing

Exporting to PDF
PDF Options
PDF Presets
Printing Basics
Print Bleeds and Slugs
Printing Separations
Print Presets
Imposition

The End

Wrap up
Samples
About This Author


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