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  • 1. Workshop #1: Down & Dirty with Adobe Creative Suite http://tinyurl.com/duspviz-indesign 1 2 3 Photoshop Illustrator InDesignMonday, December 12, 2011
  • 2. InDesign’s primary purpose is to lay out text and images in documents. InDesign InterfaceMonday, December 12, 2011
  • 3. InDesign’s primary purpose is to lay out text and images in documents. InDesign InDesign is great for laying out Interface boards, books, and other documents.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 4. 3 basic properties of currently selected objects 5 tools that cover pages panel 1 most InDesign capabilities 6 layout area object fill color 2 & stroke color 4 menus for object properties InDesign InterfaceMonday, December 12, 2011
  • 5. To Zoom In To Zoom Out To Move Around CTRL + CTRL - Hold down the (PC) (PC) Spacebar. ⌘+ ⌘- Click & Drag. (MAC) (MAC) InDesign InterfaceMonday, December 12, 2011
  • 6. 2 3 4 5 InDesign 2. Select Facing Pages in 3. Set the Page Size 4. Set the 1. Create a New Orientation to 5. Set the Number order to have a left and Page Set-Up Document. right page in a Spread. to Letter. Portrait. of Columns to 12.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 7. InDesign 1. View > Grids & Guides Page Set-Up > Show Baseline Grid.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 8. 2 3 Rectangle Tool InDesign The Columns and Baseline Grid 1. Using the Rectangle 2. You can change the 3. Here is where you should dictate the size of every item in Tool, draw some shapes Fill and Stroke colors in toggle between Fill Page Set-Up your document. that fit within the grid. the Swatches Menu. and Stroke.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 9. 2 2 1 InDesign There are two ways to add 1. Using the Create New 2. Clicking and dragging a Master down Adding Pages new pages to your document: Pages button. into the bottom portion of the Pages panel.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 10. 5 6 3 4 Text Tool 1 Font: Myriad Weight: Regular Font Size: 10 pt Leading: 12 pt InDesign 1. Using the Text Tool, 3. Set what Font 4. Set the 5. Set the 6. Set the 2. Type > Fill with Weight of Font Size draw a textbox that is you would like Alignment Adding Text 8 grid columns wide. Placeholder Text. to use. type. and Leading. style.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 11. 2 1 3 InDesign 3. Change 4. Set the 1. Object > 2. Switch panel to Baseline Grid Font Size 5. Set the Baseline Text Frame Options... Baseline Options. to Leading. and Leading. Alignment style.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 12. Font: Helvetica Weight: Bold 2 Font Size: 36 pt Leading: 36 pt Text Tool Font: Myriad 3 4 Weight: Regular Font Size: 8 pt Leading: 12 pt Font: Helvetica Weight: Regular Font Size: 24 pt Leading: 24 pt InDesign 1. Using the Text Tool, create two new textboxes, 2. Create title- 3. Set the 4. Set the Adding Text each 8 grid columns wide and 3 baselines tall. scale text. Font Size. Alignment style.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 13. 1 3 2 InDesign 1. Direct Select one of 2. In the Character Styles 3. Double-click on the new Character Style to open Character Styles your styled textboxes. panel, Create New Style. Character Style Options and change formats.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 14. 3 2 InDesign 1. Create a new textbox and fill 2. Add another column to the textbox 3. Create even columns using Columns of Text it with three paragraphs of text. using the Number of Columns property. the Balance Columns property.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 15. Direct Selection Tool 3 InDesign 1. Draw two more textboxes 2. Copy-Paste a large 3. Using the Direct Selection Tool, click side by side, this time tall and section of text into the on the red checkbox and then click on Flowing Text narrow. first box. the empty textbox to flow the text.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 16. Rectangle Notice: You can place Frame many different file-types Tool InDesign 1. Using the Rectangle Frame 2. Hit ⌘D or CTRL-D. 3. Select the file Tool, draw a rectangle that is This will bring up the you want to Place Placing Images 8 columns wide. Place Menu. in the Frame.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 17. 3 Direct Selection Tool InDesign 1. Use the Direct Selection 2. Play around with scaling the 3. You can also set the image Tool to select the image image. Remember, you can use using Fill Frame Proportionally Fitting Images inside the frame. shift to scale things proportionally. and Center Content.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 18. 4 2 2 InDesign 1. On the Pages panel, 2. Draw a new textbox 3. Type > Insert Special 4. To apply the Master, right click and create a in the bottom left-hand Character > Markers > drag the icon onto a Aligning Objects New Master... corner of the spread. Current Page Number. spread in the panel.Monday, December 12, 2011
  • 19. InDesign ExportingMonday, December 12, 2011
  • 20. InDesign ExportingMonday, December 12, 2011