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Indesign CS3 - basics Patrick Van den Broeck
Indesign = DTP software <ul><li>Illustrator – Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop – Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Word – ...
Existing files New files
 
Same for all Different
Tool panel
Menu
Control panel
Custom panels
Document window
Document window Page
Document window Page Pasteboard Pasteboard
<ul><li>Single / double column view </li></ul><ul><li>Selection tool </li></ul><ul><li>Direct selection tool </li></ul><ul...
Position Dimensions Rotate – shear – flip object scale object
Click to open panel >> = Collapse panel Contextual menu
Contextual menu
t Additional Panels (menu – window)
Move Panels / panel groups close minimize Move group Move single panel
Move Panels / panel groups Drag to another group <<<<<< Blue   = release
Move Panels / panel groups Drag to panel dock >>>>>>> Blue  = release
Select text tool (T) Draw text frame Adding text
Fill with text
Text overflow Text oveflow Click  +  and draw  another text frame
text connection Menu – view  - show text threads Text oveflow
Right mouse button On text frame Text frame options
 
Add pictures
Add pictures Fit content Fit frame Change existing picture: Select image box File – place (ctrl+d)
Styles <ul><li>Create styles! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy DTP </li></ul><ul><li>To create t.o.c. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to make...
Book Seperate file Collection of documents <ul><li>Easy pagenumbering </li></ul><ul><li>Adding blank pages </li></ul><ul><...
Export -> pdf
High quality = Print Smallest File Size = Screen / web Export -> pdf
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Indesign Basics

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Indesign Basics

  1. 1. Indesign CS3 - basics Patrick Van den Broeck
  2. 2. Indesign = DTP software <ul><li>Illustrator – Illustrations </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop – Photos </li></ul><ul><li>Word – Composing text </li></ul><ul><li>Indesign – Putting it all together </li></ul>
  3. 3. Existing files New files
  4. 5. Same for all Different
  5. 6. Tool panel
  6. 7. Menu
  7. 8. Control panel
  8. 9. Custom panels
  9. 10. Document window
  10. 11. Document window Page
  11. 12. Document window Page Pasteboard Pasteboard
  12. 13. <ul><li>Single / double column view </li></ul><ul><li>Selection tool </li></ul><ul><li>Direct selection tool </li></ul><ul><li>Pen tool </li></ul><ul><li>Text tool </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil tool </li></ul><ul><li>Line tool </li></ul><ul><li>Rectangle frame tool </li></ul><ul><li>Rectangle tool </li></ul><ul><li>Button tool </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors tool </li></ul><ul><li>Rotate </li></ul><ul><li>Scale </li></ul><ul><li>Gradient swatch </li></ul><ul><li>Transform </li></ul><ul><li>Note tool </li></ul><ul><li>Eyedropper tool </li></ul><ul><li>Pane tool </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom tool </li></ul><ul><li>Fill / stroke </li></ul><ul><li>Container / text </li></ul><ul><li>Color </li></ul><ul><li>Preview mode </li></ul>
  13. 14. Position Dimensions Rotate – shear – flip object scale object
  14. 15. Click to open panel >> = Collapse panel Contextual menu
  15. 16. Contextual menu
  16. 17. t Additional Panels (menu – window)
  17. 18. Move Panels / panel groups close minimize Move group Move single panel
  18. 19. Move Panels / panel groups Drag to another group <<<<<< Blue = release
  19. 20. Move Panels / panel groups Drag to panel dock >>>>>>> Blue = release
  20. 21. Select text tool (T) Draw text frame Adding text
  21. 22. Fill with text
  22. 23. Text overflow Text oveflow Click + and draw another text frame
  23. 24. text connection Menu – view - show text threads Text oveflow
  24. 25. Right mouse button On text frame Text frame options
  25. 27. Add pictures
  26. 28. Add pictures Fit content Fit frame Change existing picture: Select image box File – place (ctrl+d)
  27. 29. Styles <ul><li>Create styles! </li></ul><ul><li>Easy DTP </li></ul><ul><li>To create t.o.c. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to make changes </li></ul>
  28. 30. Book Seperate file Collection of documents <ul><li>Easy pagenumbering </li></ul><ul><li>Adding blank pages </li></ul><ul><li>Synchronizing between documents </li></ul><ul><li>Large documents </li></ul><ul><li>Combining different formats </li></ul>
  29. 31. Export -> pdf
  30. 32. High quality = Print Smallest File Size = Screen / web Export -> pdf
  31. 33. twitter.com/patjevdb

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