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Getting to Know Adobe InDesign
 

Getting to Know Adobe InDesign

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A very quickly put together slideshow to introduce a small group of learners to Adobe's InDesign.

A very quickly put together slideshow to introduce a small group of learners to Adobe's InDesign.

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    Getting to Know Adobe InDesign Getting to Know Adobe InDesign Presentation Transcript

    • Getting to Know Adobe InDesign Dan Randall ThinkBadges Karianne Salisbury Annesali Communications
    • A Few Examples See more examples at: https://plus.google.com/photos/109217564475786962958/albums?banner=pwa
    • Who Uses InDesign? Used by most publicationsAll LDS church magazinesPublishing companiesPretty much any professional marketing-
    • Adobe Photoshop Raster Graphics (map of pixels ) Ex. photos, bitmaps Uses: Cropping, enhancing, or otherwise modifying raster graphics Benefits: Only way to save and manipulate photos
    • Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics (mathematical equations) Ex. logos, most computer generated images Uses: creating or modifying vector images Benefits: No pixilation of images!
    • Print Design Principles Contrast – Make the differences in font type, size, color, etc, big! Avoid subtle differences. Go BIG or go home. Repetition – Use the same style (font, size, color) and elements (header all the same) through a document. Also, repeat other things, like my blue boxes. Alignment – Use strong lines by using left and right align. Avoid Center align. Proximity – Group related elements together. The grouping should make it clear the elements belong together . Taken from Robin Williams’ design book, which I highly recommend: http://www.amazon.com/Non-Designers-Design-Books-Deluxe-Edition/dp/0321534050
    • Print Design Principles Contrast – Make the differences in font type, size, color, etc, big! Avoid subtle differences. Go BIG or go home. R What you’ll likely epetition – Use the same style (font, size, color) and elements have if all the don’tthrough a document. Also, you same) (header followother things, like my blue boxes. repeat these design principles! Alignment – Use strong lines by using left and right align. Avoid Center align. Proximity – Group related elements together. The grouping should make it clear the elements belong together . Taken from Robin Williams’ design book, which I highly recommend: http://www.amazon.com/Non-Designers-Design-Books-Deluxe-Edition/dp/0321534050
    • InDesign is Not a… Word processor (use Word first) Photo editor (make these changes in Photoshop) Vector image manipulator (use Illustrator)
    • Thank You Please visit our sites Dan Randall DanRandall.com Karianne Salisbury Annesali.com