DescriptionInDesign CS4 Digital Classroom is like having a personal instructor guiding readers through each lesson, while they work at their own pace. This book includes 12 self-paced lessons that let readers discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Adobe InDesign CS4. Every lesson is presented in full color with step-by-step instructions. Learning is reinforced with video tutorials and lesson files that were developed by the same team of Adobe Certified Instructors and Flash experts who have created many of the official training titles for Adobe Systems. Each video tutorial is approximately five minutes long and demonstrates and explains the concepts and features covered in the lesson. This training package shows how to design, produce and develop a streamlined workflow for page layout. Jam-packed with information, this book and DVD takes users from the basics through intermediate level topics and helps readers find the information they need in a clear, approachable manner.
**** InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom contains a DVD with both lesson files and video tutorials. The authors are constantly working to improve the lesson files so that you have the greatest experience with the Digital Classroom books, lesson files, and video tutorials. The most recent lesson files for the book are available at the Digital Classroom Books web site at: http://www.digitalclassroombooks.com/idcs4_update. zip
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About InDesign Digital Classroom.
Starting Adobe InDesign CS4.
Fonts used in this book.
Resetting the InDesign workspace and preferences.
Loading lesson files.
Working with the video tutorials.
Setting up for viewing the video tutorials.
Viewing the video tutorials with the Adobe Flash Player.
Lesson 1: InDesign CS4 Essential Skills.
The InDesign workspace.
The document window.
Working with panels.
The Tools panel.
Working with the Control panel.
Saving your workspace.
Navigating through an InDesign document.
Using the Pages panel.
Changing the magnifi cation of your document.
Working with type.
Entering and formatting type.
Placing and formatting type.
Applying paragraph styles.
Applying character styles.
Apply styles using Find/Change.
Working with graphics.
Positioning graphics within a frame.
Applying text wrap.
Resources for additional help.
Conferences, seminars, and training.
Lesson 2: Building Documents with Master Pages.
Planning your document.
Creating custom page sizes.
Creating a new custom-sized document.
Creating and formatting master pages.
Formatting master pages.
Adding automatic page numbering.
Using text variables.
Basing master pages on other master pages.
Overriding master page items.
Adding layout pages.
Placing formatted text.
Creating the classified page.
Adding images and text to the master frames.
Applying master pages to multiple pages.
Lesson 3: Working with Text and Type.
Adding text to your document.
Creating a text frame.
Changing character attributes.
Changing font and type styles.
Adjusting line spacing.
Adjusting character spacing: kerning and tracking.
Using a baseline shift.
Changing paragraph attributes.
Horizontally aligning text.
Changing the spacing before and after paragraphs.
Adding rules above or below paragraphs.
Changing text color.
Creating drop caps.
Checking and correcting spelling.
Finding and changing text and text attributes.
Adding words to the dictionary.
Checking spelling as you type.
Automatically correcting spelling.
Editing text using the Story Editor.
Drag-and-drop text editing.
Special characters and glyphs.
Using the Glyphs panel and glyph sets.
Text frame options.
Adjusting text inset.
Vertically aligning text.
Flowing text manually.
Threading text between frames.
Using semi-autoflow to link several text frames.
Changing the number of columns in a text frame.
Viewing and changing the baseline grid.
Adding story jumps.
Using styles to format text.
Creating a headline and applying a style.
Importing styles from other documents.
Redefi ning styles.
Type on a path.
Importing text from Microsoft Word.
Finding and fixing missing fonts.
Lesson 4: Working with Styles.
Applying a paragraph style.
Defi ning a character style.
Applying a character style.
Using nested styles.
Globally updating styles.
Loading styles from another document.
Organizing styles into groups.
Defining an object style.
Applying an object style.
Changing an object style.
Lesson 5: Working with Graphics.
Understanding how InDesign handles graphics.
Locating missing images.
Working with the Links panel.
Customizing the Links panel.
Adding graphics to your layout.
Fitting an image within an existing frame.
Using Adobe Bridge to import graphics.
Placing multiple graphics.
Using object styles for images.
Wrapping text around images.
Wrapping text around the bounding box.
Using graphics with clipping paths and alpha channels.
Removing an image background using InDesign.
Using anchored objects.
Importing layered Photoshop files.
Importing InDesign layouts as graphics.
Lesson 6: Creating and Using Tables.
Creating a table.
Designing a table from scratch.
Copying and pasting table information.
Converting text to table and table to text.
Importing a table.
Editing tables and table options.
Changing row width.
Editing the border.
Formatting rows and columns.
Formatting cells and text.
Resetting the cell styles within a table.
Text alignment and inset within a cell.
Formatting text within a cell and saving paragraph styles.
Formatting text in tables by column.
Working with tables in Story Editor.
Defi ning a header cell.
Setting column and row dimensions.
Setting a fi xed row height.
Setting column width.
Using graphics in tables.
Placing graphics in cells.
Cell styles and table styles.
Applying cell styles.
Creating table styles.
Applying table styles.
Lesson 7: Using Color in Your Documents.
Applying colors to frames and text.
Applying color to text.
Applying color to frames.
Creating and saving a new swatch.
Applying strokes to text.
Creating a tint reduction.
Making a dashed stroke.
Creating and saving gradients.
Saving a gradient.
Adjusting fill opacity.
Adjusting the direction of a radial gradient.
Using the Eyedropper tool to copy frame attributes.
Applying colors to multiple objects.
Updating and editing colors.
Using and saving spot colors.
Colorizing a grayscale image.
Setting up color management.
Color management essentials: about color models CMYK, RGB, and spot.
About the device-independent color space.
About color management engines.
Setting up color management.
Saving color settings.
Changing a source profile.
Assigning a new source profile.
Lesson 8: Using Effects.
Applying opacity to objects.
Apply effects to stroke or fill only.
Adjusting effects for objects.
Bevel and Emboss.
Object styles with effects.
The Gradient Feather tool.
Converting text to a path.
Applying blending modes to objects.
The Screen blending mode.
The Multiply blending mode.
Working with imported files that use transparency.
Applying an alpha channel selection.
Applying a path selection.
Lesson 9: Advanced Document Features.
Adding text variables.
Creating a book from multiple files.
Defi ning pagination and document order.
Synchronizing attributes across a book file.
Creating a Table of Contents.
Building an index.
Generating the index.
Creating PDFs and printing from the Book panel.
Lesson 10: Document Delivery: Printing, PDFs, and XHTML.
Packaging your document.
Creating an Adobe PDF.
Adding CSS formatting.
Printing a proof.
Lesson 11: Using XML with InDesign.
XML tags in InDesign.
Importing and applying XML Tags.
Using a DTD.
Viewing and organizing structure.
Viewing and applying attributes.
Preparing the document template.
Applying an XSLT on import.
Mapping tags to styles.
Using data merge.
Lesson 12: Creating Interactive Documents.
Interactive design considerations.
Importing multimedia content.
Creating buttons to control multimedia content.
Adding more buttons.
Creating page transitions.
Creating an interactive PDF.
Viewing an interactive PDF.
Creating a Flash .swf file.
Viewing a Flash file.
Lesson 13: What's New in Adobe InDesign CS4.
Improved navigation and user experience.
Scrolling with the Hand tool.
Additional cursor information.
New method for creating styles.
The Edit With command.
Gone but not forgotten.
Guides and rulers.
Delete all guides.
Ruler origin on spine.
Images and Contact sheets.
Placing a constrained image.
Creating a grid and placing images.
Dynamic autoflow .
Smart guides and Smart object alignment.
Smart dimensions and Smart spacing.
Enhanced preflight capabilities.
The authors are constantly working to improve the lesson files so that you have the greatest experience with the Digital Classroom books, lesson files, and video tutorials.
The most recent lesson files for the book are available at the Digital Classroom Books web site at: http://www.digitalclassroombooks.com/idcs4_update. zip
|Updated Lesson Files|
These updated InDesign files replace those that are located on the DVD. Copy these updated InDesign files into the appropriate lesson folder on your computer, overwriting the existing files that were included with the DVD. These updates are necessary to correct a change in the file format used by InDesign. Unfortunately this change was neither announced nor expected. Please Download the updated lesson files Here.