Getting to Know Adobe InDesign

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Getting to Know Adobe InDesign

  1. 1. Getting to Know Adobe InDesign Dan Randall ThinkBadges Karianne Salisbury Annesali Communications
  2. 2. A Few Examples See more examples at: https://plus.google.com/photos/109217564475786962958/albums?banner=pwa
  3. 3. Who Uses InDesign? Used by most publicationsAll LDS church magazinesPublishing companiesPretty much any professional marketing-
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Adobe Illustrator Vector Graphics (mathematical equations) Ex. logos, most computer generated images Uses: creating or modifying vector images Benefits: No pixilation of images!
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. InDesign is Not a… Word processor (use Word first) Photo editor (make these changes in Photoshop) Vector image manipulator (use Illustrator)
  9. 9. Thank You Please visit our sites Dan Randall DanRandall.com Karianne Salisbury Annesali.com

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