With Total Training for Adobe InDesign CS5 Essentials, you’ll learn all the key new features that are packed into this robust design and publishing tool.
In this InDesign CS5: Essentials series, Adobe Certified Expert James Lockman teaches you the fundamental tools, tips and techniques you’ll need to create professionally designed layouts, text, tables and graphics. This training is just what you need to quickly take your skills to the next level when working with Adobe InDesign CS5.
Learn to create self-adjusting layouts using auto-fit and the gap tool
Discover the MiniBridge to browse for, then drag and drop, images onto your layout, all from within InDesign
See how to adjust the corners on an InDesign frame independently
Learn to insert text and graphics into your InDesign layout
Create text that spans or splits columns without creating new text frames
Changing Text Color in the Swatches & Control Panels
Adjusting Alignment, Tracking & Kerning
Adjusting Columns within a Text Frame
Using the Eyedropper Tool to Sample Attributes
Finding & Replacing Fonts
Adding Indents, Spacing & Hyphenation Control
Creating Drop Caps
Chapter VIII: FORMATTING TEXT USING STYLES (15 min)
Creating Paragraph Styles
Chapter IX: TABS, TABLES & LISTS (25 min)
Formatting Text Using the Tab Panel
Creating & Navigating Tables
Selecting & Formatting Tables & Cells
Saving Time with Table & Cell Styles
Working with Bulleted & Numbered Lists
Chapter X: WORKING WITH PLACED GRAPHICS (26 min)
Exploring Mini Bridge
Placing & Scaling Images
Using the Free Transform, Position & Scale Tools
Frame & Content Fitting Options
Using the Gap Tool
Using the Links Panel
Chapter XI: CREATING SHAPES & USING TEXT WRAP (19 min)
Creating Shapes & Frames
Customizing & Transforming Shapes
Live Corner Effects
Aligning & Distributing Shapes
Applying Text Wrap
Chapter XII: WORKING WITH COLOR & SWATCHES (27 min)
Creating Color Swatches
Working with Gradients
Using Transparency & Transparency Effects
Using the Gradient Feather Tool
Chapter XIII: USING LAYERS (22: min)
Placing Content on Layers
Naming Layers & Objects
Moving Content between Layers & Grouping Layers
Selecting, Locking & Managing Layers
Chapter XIV: OBJECT STYLES (8 min)
Creating Object Styles
Applying Object Styles
Redefining Object Styles
Chapter XV: PREFLIGHT, PRINT & PDF (22 min)
Packaging for Output
Setting Up Print Options
Printing a Booklet
Exporting to Adobe PDF
Total Run Time: 6.5 hrs
James Lockman is the owner of James Lockman Consulting, a digital workflow consulting and training company. James holds a degree in physics and applied physics from Yale University, and has years of experience teaching high school and college physics. James joined Working Words & Graphics in 1995 to head its Digital Prepress division. Since then, he has become a technical resource for manufacturers, software vendors, printers, agencies and graphic designers worldwide. His long practical experience with PostScript and PDF workflows, coupled with his teaching skills, make a great fit for training technical subjects.
James is an Adobe Certified Creative Suite Master and Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Consultant. With customers ranging from large agencies to small boutique newspapers, his expertise in Acrobat and web-based collaboration make them more agile in today’s electronic document workflows. He is a frequent presenter at industry events and online for Adobe Systems. James is also a seasoned instructor. In the early 1990s, he taught physics at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts and at Worcester Academy, Worcester, Massachusetts. He also taught Astronomy and Physics at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey, where he studied Physics and Electrical Engineering. On graphics subjects, he is the host of several Total Training series, including Total Training for Acrobat 9 Essentials and InDesign CS4 Essentials, and has more titles in the works.
James lives in Maine with his wife and three sons, and enjoys making maple syrup and playing the tuba.
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