Down & Dirty with Adobe Creative Suite          Session #2: InDesign
InDesign’s primary purpose is to           layout books, boards and other documents.InDesignPurpose
InDesign’s primary purpose is to           layout books, boards and other documents.InDesignPurpose
Basic properties of currently                            3      selected objects                Tools that cover          ...
To Zoom In                  To Zoom Out                    To Move Around            ctrl + “+”                    ctrl + ...
*tip: default unit is pica, which is a                      typographic measure.                 ex. 12pt for reports = on...
*tip: distance between                                                                        baseline grid line is one pi...
3                            Leading    1   Text tool                                                                     ...
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2       Swatches menu     1    Rectangle tool                                                                             ...
2   Adjust colors                                      1   Add a swatchInDesignDrawing Objects
Master pages      1                                                                                          2   Add pages...
InDesign              Insert page header and a line to your documentMaster page
Font size: 30 pt                                                       Leading: 36 pt                                     ...
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2                                            1InDesign                               2. Add another column to the textbox ...
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1           2InDesign                                 2. Package to create a folder that contains the           1. Save as...
*tip: select Adobe PDF (Print),             NOT Adobe PDF (Interactive)InDesignSaving
*tip: select latest version of                                                                           PDF whenever poss...
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  1. 1. Down & Dirty with Adobe Creative Suite Session #2: InDesign
  2. 2. InDesign’s primary purpose is to layout books, boards and other documents.InDesignPurpose
  3. 3. InDesign’s primary purpose is to layout books, boards and other documents.InDesignPurpose
  4. 4. Basic properties of currently 3 selected objects Tools that cover 1 most InDesign Capabilities 4 Menu for panels 2 Object fill & strokeInDesignInterface
  5. 5. To Zoom In To Zoom Out To Move Around ctrl + “+” ctrl + “-” hold down the (pc) (pc) space bar, cmd + “+” cmd + “-” (mac) (mac) Click & Drag *tip: press ctrl + alt, and roll mouse wheel to zoom in and out ctrl + “0” to fit entire page in current screenInDesignInterface
  6. 6. *tip: default unit is pica, which is a typographic measure. ex. 12pt for reports = one pica One pica equals to 1/6 of an inch and consists of twelve units. ex. 1p6 is one and half picaInDesignPage Set-Up
  7. 7. *tip: distance between baseline grid line is one pica To toggle between preview and normal “W” The Columns and Baseline GridInDesign View > Grids & guides > should dictate the size of every item inPage Set-Up Show Baseline Grid your document.
  8. 8. 3 Leading 1 Text tool 2 *tip: black arrow (selection tool) white arrow (partial selection tool) 1. Using the Text Tool,InDesign 2. Right click > Fill with 3. Set the Font Size, click and drag toAdding Texts Placeholder Text. Weight, and Leading draw a textbox
  9. 9. 1 2 *tip: set leading as 12. As this equals to one pica, which will fit texts neatly into the baseline grid.InDesign 1. Object > 2. Switch panel to 3. ChangeAdding Texts Text Frame Options... Baseline Options Baseline Grid to Leading
  10. 10. 2 Swatches menu 1 Rectangle tool *tip: some tools are hidden 3 Object fill & stroke beneath the basic onesInDesign 1. Using the Rectangle Tool, 2. Open swatches menu 3. Set the Font Size,Drawing Objects draw a box and apply fill & stroke Weight, and Leading
  11. 11. 2 Adjust colors 1 Add a swatchInDesignDrawing Objects
  12. 12. Master pages 1 2 Add pages Right click > Insert Special Master pages properties will be applied toInDesign Character > Markers > all the sub-pages automatically.Master page Current Page Number Insert page numbering to your document.
  13. 13. InDesign Insert page header and a line to your documentMaster page
  14. 14. Font size: 30 pt Leading: 36 pt Font size: 24 pt Leading: 24 pt Font size: 10 pt Leading: 12 pt *tip: to edit character and paragraph styles, you have to double click inside the box (Hit esc to deselect) Keep leading to multiples of 12InDesignCharacter and Create a title, subtitle and contents for your documentParagraph Styles
  15. 15. 1 3 2InDesign 1. Select with black arrow, 2. In the Character Styles 3. Double-click on theCharacter and one of your styled textboxes panel, Create New Style. new Character StyleParagraph Styles
  16. 16. 2 1InDesign 2. Add another column to the textbox 1. Create a new textboxColumns using the Number of Columns property.
  17. 17. 1 3 2 3. Click on the red plus box andInDesign 2. If your text exceeds the box 1. Draw two textboxes then click on your empty box toColumns size, you will see a red plus box let the text spill over
  18. 18. 1 2 *tip: InDesign treats image as two separate elements: frame & content Frame only Frame & content Image looks pixelated because, InDesign does not store the image directly in current document. It only links to the original file. 1. Using the Rectangle 3. Select the fileInDesign 2. Hit ⌘D or CTRL-D Frame Tool, you want to PlacePlacing Images or drag the image in draw a rectangle in the Frame.
  19. 19. 1 2 *tip: hold down shift to scale frame/image proportionallyInDesign 1. Select image with black arrow 2. Select image with white arrowFitting Images to resize the “frame” to resize the “image”
  20. 20. 1 3 *tip: you can also simply drag 2 the image into the document. You can place many different types of files, such as .pdf .psd .aiInDesign 1. Select image with 2. Right click > Fitting > 3. Adjust frame or imageFitting Images black arrow Fit Content Proportionally using black/white arrows
  21. 21. 1 2InDesign 2. Package to create a folder that contains the 1. Save as an InDesign fileSaving InDesign file, fonts, and Images all together.
  22. 22. *tip: select Adobe PDF (Print), NOT Adobe PDF (Interactive)InDesignSaving
  23. 23. *tip: select latest version of PDF whenever possible. This will reduce your file size.InDesign 1. Check spreads if you want 2. Compression > Bicubic Downsampling to >Saving your document side by side. 150 pixels per inch

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