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Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production

Mastering InDesign CS3 for Print Design and Production

Pariah S. Burke

ISBN: 978-0-470-11456-8

Aug 2007

512 pages

Description

Mastering InDesign for Print Design and Production shows how experienced professionals with deadlines and billable hours use InDesign efficiently and effectively. Through the case studies and interviews, readers will find inspired to look beyond the over-emphasized basic features and into the depths of InDesign's utility for real-world print design.

Most InDesign books are written for beginners, and experienced users are frustrated by them. When you already know how to make, fill, and thread a text box, the entire first half of most InDesign books is useless. But this one doesn't dwell on the basics. Mastering InDesign for Print Design and Production fulfills the promise of the Mastering series, to provide real-world skills to professionals and students. Like all Mastering books, this one includes:

  • A "by pros for pros" approach: The author is an active professional working in the field of graphic arts, layout, and design, writing for professionals who want to improve their skills or learn new skills.
  • Real-world examples: Running throughout the text are examples of how the various skills are applied in real scenarios, described throughout the book in the form of examples and case studies from the author's own design and consulting work, as well as interviews with other designers using InDesign on the job.
  • Skill-based teaching and hands-on exercises

Although the book has a comprehensive glossary, page one begins right away speaking to the core market—print professionals—in industry terms about industry challenges. This immediately lets experienced InDesign users know the book is about them. The approach is humorous, making the digestion and retention of complicated information easier for the reader through quips, anecdotes, and design- and print-geek humor. But at all times the book is true to its mission: Helping a professional do their job in InDesign without frustration, confusion, or aesthetic compromise.

Introduction.

Chapter 1: Customizing.

Chapter 2: Text.

Chapter 3: Characters.

Chapter 4: Drawing.

Chapter 5: Images.

Chapter 6: Objects.

Chapter 7: Pages.

Chapter 8: Stories.

Chapter 9: Documents.

Chapter 10: Output.

Chapter 11: Efficiency.

Chapter 12: Collaboration.

Appendix: The Bottom Line.

Glossary.

Index.

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