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Adobe InDesign CC - Essentials Training Course

teacher avatar Daniel Scott, Adobe Certified Trainer

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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78 Lessons (6h 40m)
    • 1. InDesign Tutorial Basics Course Introduction

    • 2. Exercise files & projects

    • 3. What does Adobe InDesign do?

    • 4. What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

    • 5. How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

    • 6. New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

    • 7. How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign.

    • 8. How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

    • 9. How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

    • 10. Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign.

    • 11. How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign.

    • 12. How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign.

    • 13. How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign.

    • 14. How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign.

    • 15. How to make a simple PDF from InDesign.

    • 16. How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG.

    • 17. Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

    • 18. How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document.

    • 19. Class Exercise 1

    • 20. Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates.

    • 21. Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images.

    • 22. How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

    • 23. How to replace images in InDesign?

    • 24. Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign.

    • 25. Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me save as.

    • 26. What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

    • 27. Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads.

    • 28. How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign.

    • 29. How do I add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file.

    • 30. Removing a masterpage & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign.

    • 31. Production Video 1

    • 32. What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel.

    • 33. How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

    • 34. What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

    • 35. How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

    • 36. Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

    • 37. How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

    • 38. Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

    • 39. Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign?

    • 40. How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

    • 41. What is a the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

    • 42. How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

    • 43. How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign

    • 44. How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

    • 45. How to us Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

    • 46. Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

    • 47. InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

    • 48. How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once?

    • 49. How do I import paragraph styles from another document?

    • 50. How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign?

    • 51. How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign?

    • 52. Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign?

    • 53. Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

    • 54. How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

    • 55. How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap?

    • 56. How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning?

    • 57. How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap?

    • 58. Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

    • 59. How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign?

    • 60. How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping?

    • 61. What is Adobe Stock?

    • 62. Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business?

    • 63. How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

    • 64. How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

    • 65. How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign?

    • 66. How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign?

    • 67. How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

    • 68. How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

    • 69. How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

    • 70. Can i change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

    • 71. How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

    • 72. CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card.

    • 73. How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

    • 74. What to do after this InDesign tutorial course?

    • 75. Class project for your own portfolio.

    • 76. BONUS: Software Updates

    • 77. InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts.

    • 78. Adobe InDesign CC 2021 New Features & Updates!

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Hi there, my name is  Dan. I am a graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for InDesign.

We will work with colour, picking your own and also using corporate colours. You will explore how to choose & use fonts like a professional. We will find, resize & crop images for your documents.

There are projects for you to complete, so you can practise your skills & use these for your creative portfolio.

In this course I supply exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine - handy if something goes wrong.

Know that I will be around to help - if you get lost you can drop a post on the video 'Questions and Answers' below each video and I'll be sure to get back to you.

I will share every design trick I have learnt in the last 15 years of designing. My goal is for you to finish this course with all the necessary skills to start making beautiful documents using InDesign.

NOTE: Adobe InDesign CC 2018 or above recommended.  

Exercise files: Download here

Completed filesDownload here

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I'm a Digital Designer & teacher at BYOL international. Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.

I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.

I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) - but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.See full profile

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1. InDesign Tutorial Basics Course Introduction : Hi, there. My name is Dan and I'm a graphic designer and an Adobe certified instructor full in design. I'm lucky enough to help Adobe directly with a lot with their help videos on their website. Also, I get to speak at their annual conference, which is Adobe Max, which is a very cool Conference. In this course, we are going to learn how to use Indesign to our really good level. Now Indesign is absolutely one of the essential tools for anybody that wants to work in desktop publishing or graphic design. Now this course is for complete beginners. There is no need for any experience in Indesign or graphic design or desktop publishing before. We'll work through real-world projects, starting with a simple and easy flier on to get us started. Then we'll work through a longer brochure, company newsletter, will make business cards and take control of a longer document like an annual report, we'll work with color, picking your own colors, and then working with corporate colors. Together we'll explore how to choose and use fonts like a professional. Working with images, we'll re-size, adjusting crop, throughout the course there are projects that you can complete. You can use them just to practice, you can also use them if you want to add them to your portfolio. It's part of the course as well. This is exercise falls, so you can play along. At the end of every video, I save my file to see where am at. That can be really help for you, if you're getting a little bit lost, you can compare yours with mine. Now, I'm gonna give you every single design tip and trick that I've learned over the years. Because my goal is for you to get to the end of this video series and have all the skills necessary to make beautiful in design documents. This is my Blue Steel Poles for a while look. Otherwise, I finished the video and rush towards camera to turn it off, and I come to relax. 2. Exercise files & projects : All right. So exercise files. Hi everyone. I've just paused myself here to add some super important new information that's come out in the latest version of InDesign. InDesign has changed the initial view you see in InDesign. We all just need to make one simple change here at the beginning of the course so that it's not confusing when you get started. Everyone open up InDesign and open up any documents. So File, New, Document. Click on Print and just click on any of these. I'm going to use US letter. This is the view that you see now in the latest version, but this entire course was filmed in the slightly different workspace. It's not going to change anything we do in the course. But what you need to do is go up to Window, go to Workspace, and go to this one here that says Essentials Classic. Click on that, and it goes back to how this will look throughout this course. One other thing to quickly double-check is go to Window, go to Workspace, and once you've got these techniques to Essentials Classic, go to Reset Essentials Classic. Just read it all to make it look like the rest of this course. All right, friends, that is it. Do the workspace update and continue on, on your merry way. Let's get this guy started again. All right. So exercise files. As part of this course, they're free, you can download them from a link just here. Now, as part of this course and an addition to the exercise files, I have something called the completed files. It just means at the end of every video, what I do is I save where I'm up to and upload it to every video. You'll see a link on the page somewhere for that. You better download it and it's helpful for you if you are doing the same video and yours just not coming out the same and you're like, "How did he do that?" Or, "Why is mine different?" You can open up my file, compare it with your file and just see what the differences are in the call completed files. The other thing you can do is there's lots of, they're not called homework, but the kind of things you can do by yourself, I set some tasks. I'd love to see those projects. Depending on where you're watching this video, it might be the comments that you push, put a JPEG in of what you've done. There are some places that have special places for projects. But any which way, social media, I'd love to see what you are making. The last thing I'd like to do, it's a bit early, I know, but a review. Reviews and likes are things that really helped me while I'm doing these courses. Helped my business and helped me grow and make more courses. A review, once you're happy with the course, even if you're not happy with that, feedback would be great. Leave a review at any stage. Now could be a good time, maybe later. 3. What does Adobe InDesign do?: Now what is InDesign? Basically it's a big desktop publishing. It's like a big version of Microsoft Word. Now, Microsoft Word gets to you to a certain level that navigates you to that kind of pro level, okay? It's quite intuitive. You can kinda teach yourself a bit of it. I've got a course, a full course on weight. If you want to go kick that out, that gets into a lot more of the detail. Okay. But InDesign is where you kind of InDesign finishes and we're sorry, we had weird finishes, InDesign stats. Now if I'm looking at a design agency or a desktop publisher or marketing or communications place. And I need to make a fly out a one-page little flyer. Indesign. If I need to make a series of business cards, InDesign, if I need to make some corporate stationary, InDesign, magazines, brochures, short ones, long ones. If I've got a 400 page book that I'm actually producing, k in design as a place to go is by far the most essential tool. And that kind of desktop publishing world, there aren't like, they're awesome, like some of the products for Adobe. They are direct competitors that adjust as successful, but InDesign doesn't have one. Okay, it has this quacking page maker, which I kind of that, that just really old versions of InDesign. You can still use those things k and they do a similar sort of job, but you'll find tons of an industry TO getting a job and just yeah. And designs the place to be for that type of work. Now that my friends hopefully is what InDesign is. 4. What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?: What is the difference between InDesign and say, Quack, Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, FrameMaker? There's all sorts of other programs out there. Let's quickly talk about where they all sit. In terms of InDesign, it has some direct competitors, one would be Microsoft Word, which is more of an amateur program. You're not going to get a design job with it and it has quite a lot of limitations. You can do some of my stuff in Word, but really that's the kind of entry-level program, and then you move into InDesign. Now, other competitors to InDesign, the main one would be QuackXPress. Now, when I was doing my degree as a graphic designer, we all did Quack. Now, as soon as I left my degree to get my first job, InDesign got launched. I started actually teaching Quack way back when, and it slowly but surely died a death. I'm sure the people that Quack right now they are still making versions and there are people still using it, but it's a very, very small percentage of work. Pretty much any kind of new work is all done in InDesign. Some legacy files you stumble across occasionally are done in Quack, but yeah, we don't use Quack very much anymore. Well, I don't use it at all. I haven't used it for probably about 10 years, so it's a long time dead. Now, PageMaker it's made by Adobe as well, and you probably never going to touch it, it's for really big things. Say I need to put together a scientific document about some sort of medical treatment medicine that we're making. I might open up PageMaker because it allows many people to work on one document and update it and track it. If I was going to build a nuclear reactor, I probably document how it's made and how it's being maintained via PageMaker; it's a big old program. Not a lot of people are using that one. Definitely not for like creative design, it's all about InDesign. Now, the other products that might go in hand in hand with InDesign is the Photoshop and Illustrator. Generally, designers will know Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign altogether. Now where they separate out, Photoshop is a nice clear difference, InDesign is a layout program. You bring in images, bring in text, and you combine them in amazing designs. Photoshop, you open up photographs and you manipulate them, make them better, change them, mess with them, fix them up. When you're finished with them, you bring into something like InDesign. If I was making a flyer, it's a one-page flyer and I start making it in Photoshop, I could probably get away with it and it would be fine and I can make it work. But that would be using Photoshop what it's not meant to be used for. You can do basic stuff like that. But as soon as you have to have multiple pages, Photoshop just falls over. Can't do multiple pages, can't have master pages or headers and footers, and it doesn't deal with type very well because it's mainly a photo editing program. That's where Photoshop gets used. Illustrator is the one that is reasonably close to InDesign, it can do a lot of the same things. Illustrator is mainly for people illustrating. But what I use it for mainly in that design field is more logo work and making icons. Is really get all the tools structure is around doing those things. But if I had to do a one-page flyer, it would look great in Illustrator or InDesign. It wouldn't really matter to me. I'd have both programs open and chose as one's open. I'm good at both of them, so it doesn't really matter. Where InDesign gets used, if I have to start doing things, say it's going to be a monthly newsletter or a flyer, then there are some tools in InDesign that make help that flow for doing monthly stuff. The other thing for InDesign is multiple pages. Illustrator can do it, you can have what's called Artboards. But if you've got a really image-heavy document and you start getting past 3, 4, 5 pages, you'll find Illustrator starts grinding to a halt. Get to 10 or 20 pages of images and text, and it's quite hard to use, starts struggling as a program. Whereas InDesign, you can have a 400-page document and fly through it and start working. It's engineered to deal with those lots of pages. Same thing with InDesign, you can do some basic Illustrator stuff. There's a pin tool, and you can build shapes, and you can make icons and import them. You can do that in InDesign, there's a bit of a crossover between those two. But if you're going to separate them out, Illustrator is for doing things like branding and logos and illustrations, and InDesign is all about desktop publishing. Now, I hope that helps with some of the software, and which ones you should be learning. If you're completely new to this, you can start with InDesign and probably the next step would be Photoshop. Unless you wanted to start making your own infographics and those sorts of things, then you look at Illustrator. I've got courses on all of those, so if you are keen, go check out those ones as well. That'll be it for the what and where does InDesign sit in the world of design? 5. How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?: Hi, everyone. In this video, before we get started making this lovely flyer, we need to adjust our measurements. By default often, InDesign comes with a measurement of picas and it just means that whenever these see this box at the top here, that's in millimeters. Yours might be set to picas. When I make a rectangle, all the measurements are set to that, or if you're just switching from imperial to metric. Let's go and change it. On a Mac, it's under InDesign CC, here down here to "Preferences" and then down to "Units and Increments" if you're on a PC. It's similar, it's on the "Edit", and then "Preferences" is down here. It'll have "Units and Increments". So, on a Mac CRM, and all you need to do here is we're going to change our horizontal, and it might be on picas, and we're going to switch it to millimeters or we're going to do this course in inches just because most of the people watching my videos American based, but you can switch it to millimeters. I'll show you a cool trick while you're working to interchange between the two. The other thing we might do here is if you go from millimeters to inches, you might want to change the default dictionary as well. Down here where it says dictionary, just make sure you're on the most relevant dictionary. I'm on English USA. You might have to switch yours to the one just up, which is UK English or Chinese, whatever your dictionary is. Let's click "Okay", and you can see up here that little box that I showed you earlier is now in inches. When I try and draw a rectangle, it comes up in inches. Quick, easy, short video. Let's go off and start making this flyer from scratch. 6. New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?: In this video, we're going to create our fly document. We're going to have the page size, this little red line around the outside which is bleed and our margins all set up, ready to go. Let's go and do that. So create our document. Your welcome screen might look a little different. I've got all these documents that I've previously worked on. I'm going to go up to here and go to "New". You might be on CC files or something else weird. I'm going to click on "New" and if you can't see that, go up to "File'', ''New Document", we all end up in the exact same place which is here. What we're going to do is, well, you're probably going to be working in print. We are in this case, and it gives you some presets. You can see here view all presets. There's a bunch of stuff we can use. We'll probably never use you compact disk anymore. But anyway, it's in there business cards some useful sizes. In terms of web and mobile sizes are done in here as well. If you're designing InDesign for web, it's not primarily used for that, but anyhow you can. So we are going to use print, and now case we're going to use US and we're going to do like a flyer size. We're going to do 1/2 letter, if you're following in a country that uses millimeters in the A sizes, this would be an A5. So we use it as 1/2 an A4. We're going to do 1/2 our US letter and you can see you can override it over here. It still thinks I'm in here, which I am. You can change it over here. Next thing is the orientation. I want to put it landscape. Facing pages, we're going to turn off and facing pages, we'll go into in a lot more detail when we start building our multiple page brochure further on in this course. But for the moment, if you're just doing a one-page thing, turn off facing pages. Probably takes frame as well. It's a little bit complicated and we'll do that in a later video as well. But just make sure they're off for the moment. Number of pages, you can add them later if you want. We're just going to start with one. Columns, we're only going to have one column in this case. We'll look at multiple column layout when we get into some more text heavy documents later on. Margins, we'll leave as the default and yours might be a little bit different. So you can see here, I can see margins and bleed. You might just pull those down if you can't see them. I'm going to go to this bleed one here, so I've done my margins, I left them as the default bleed. What I'll do is I'll get the real Dan to jump out and show you this because it's better in person. Take it away, Dan. Apparently I am the real Dan, and this real Dan would like to explain bleed and slug, this is my example book. Now what happens when they are printing? We all know that, say this image of the front here goes right to the edge, the black goes right to the edge. The ad on the back goes right to the edge, pretty much all of these pages, all these ads here go to the edge of the page. But we know that when we're printing say at home or at the office, we can never print right to the edge of a white bit of paper. Because the printer just doesn't go that close to the edge. That's the same for big commercial offset printers as well. So it doesn't really matter. You can't print right to the edge. So what happens is you print on a little bit of paper that's a little bit bigger. Say it needs to be letter or A4. What they do was they print it on a sheet called SI for which is just a little bit bigger, and then they print inside of that and then they guillotine it off afterwards down to the original size. Now that guillotine is never perfect. They try and line it up perfect, but you need a little bit of wiggle room for the guillotine to maybe slice a little bit higher or a little bit lower. You don't want to right on the edge because they might end up with a little white strip. So what you do in InDesign is you add a little bit of bleed, three millimeters for metric or an 1/8 of an inch for imperial, or 0.125 of an inch if you're using decimal places. What happens is you just make your document that teeny bit bigger all the way around so that the guillotine has got something to cut off and it ends up in the bin. So nothing important there because it'll end up in the bin, but it gets cut down to this final size. Happens especially with magazines. Magazines are printed and bound and often they don't look this nice. This has got a really sharp, crisp edge. But that never happens when it gets bound. That only happens after it's been guillotined. It's quite messy. If you've ever seen a magazine that's being printed, that hasn't yet been trimmed up, it's actually the pages are all mixed up and not lined up nicely. It's not until guillotine happens and the bleed is cut off before they look nice and tidy. Now in terms of slug. Now, the cool thing about slug is you just won't use it. People doing the design side often don't use slug. It's more the printing or production side of things. Let's say that the bleed is just like remember by a little bit around the outside. The slug is a bigger chunk like an inch around the outside and in that you can write notes. So if you're the printer and you know that this cover is a bit special and it has something that needs to be glued to it on a special spot, you could write, here is where this gets glued to or maybe this bit gets stapled to this bit and folded over or something special. Or just anything that maybe help the production later on after it comes off the printout says maybe this gets put with part A and part B. It's a terrible explanation, but it's just notes that the printer adds. It'll wait be trimmed off and chucked in the bin. I've never had to put bleed on in my entire career. You probably won't do either unless you're working maybe behind the scenes and not an offset printer, a big commercial printer. You might be adding slug afterwards and adding these notes to it. So bleed. Definitely slug, pretty much never. Did that help? I hope it helped. You can go back to the other Dan. The disembodied voice talking over the screen. Right. So we know we need a bleed of 0.125 inches or an 1/8 of an inch. Or if your metric, you can just type in three millimeters. You can see I can type in three millimeters and just click somewhere else and it does the conversion for me. I know it's not exactly the same, but this is just the way it is. Different people use different sized bleeds, and the slug, we don't use you, so we're going to leave that as is, and let's click ''Create''. Stand back. We have a document. So I'm going to zoom out a little bit. Zooming is Command minus on a Mac or Control minus on your keyboard if you're on a PC, and what I want to do is show you the different parts here. The edge of the big white box is the edge of our page. In our case, it's the US 1/2 letter. We've got these two other colored boxes here. We've got the red one and this magenta one here. The magenta is the margins. They don't do anything. It is just a visual guide to keep everything inside and away from the edges of the page because we all know that our printers don't print right to the edge, so there's like a consistent box around the edge there. The other one we're going to look at is this red one here and that is the bleed we discussed. Everything that goes over this edge here paid to get chopped off and put in the bin. Before we go any further, let's go and save this document. Let's go up to file and let's go up to save. Where are we were going to save it? I'm going to save on my desktop, I'm going to make a new folder. If you're using a Mac and it's a new Mac, you might be looking like this. It looks a little different. Click this little arrow here. Find your desktop on the left-hand side, make a new folder. I'm going to call this one InDesign class files, click ''Create'', and we'll stick everything we make during this long course into that folder. In terms of the naming, we're going to call this one good at heart because that's the client. I'm going to put a hyphen in and we're going to put in flyer and this is going to be V1. Always give it a version number because you're going to make changes, people could come back. A V1, V2 or ABC is just fine. Never call it final. Final is like the kiss of death. If you call it final, the universe will send you adjustments and you'll have to call it like final 2 pr final revisited. There's some people chuckling because you've probably got files just like that all over your computer. So we're going to use the V system. Let's click ''Save''. That's it for this video, my friends. Let's get onto the next one. 7. How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign. : Hi there. In this video, we're going to look at adding these sexy colors over here to InDesign. We'll look at color in general. It's a little bit long of a video, but it's the stuff you need to know if you're going to be getting into InDesign production. Let's go and add some pre-made colors. Before we go any further, let's just ensure that your screen is looking like mine. At the top here, go to Essentials. If you see something else, it might say Advanced or something else, click up in this random area at the top here, and click "Essentials." I'm pretty sure on a PC, it's over here as well. I remember an early version, it was all the way over here on the left. Double-check, but find something that looks like that. Make sure it's on Essentials and where it drops down, make sure you click on "Reset Essentials" as well. That means it just gets it back to square one. This is handy for when you're doing something and you accidentally drag this, and it ends up in a weird spot down with a weird spot there. It is there and this bit goes there, and everything's a bit mixed up and you get lost. Come back to this video and go to Essentials, and go to Reset Essentials, and everything comes back to normal. See these double arrows here? I prefer to have this group of tabs always out rather than little clickable in and out boxes. If you've got a small screen, you might have to keep them all pushed in. For the moment, let's ignore this little thing over here. That's something I've added for us later on. What we're going to do when we're setting a new job is we've created a new page, but one of the first thing you should do now is create a new CC Library. You might do CC Libraries per client, rather than per job. If you're working at one company, you might just have one. You can see all My Libraries here. I've got loads of them. All they are is a place to store things like you can see in this case, colors, fonts, images and the cool thing about it is that it's shared across all the Adobe products. You might be only using InDesign, but if you start using Photoshop or Illustrator, this library is in there as well so you can share these colors across. What we're going to do is CC Libraries. We can use this little dropdown. Yours is probably set to My Library. I've got a couple of My Libraries for some reason, but you've got one. I'm going to create a new library for this course. I'm going to call this one Great at Heart. You do the same, and let's click "Create." It's just a nice, empty library at the moment but what it's going to do is when we add our colors, we'll add them to the library at the same time. When we bring in images and icons, they'll go in there as well. To add colors, we're going to add corporate colors. If you are just playing around and you want to mix up any color, watch this. If I highlight this text here and just go, what might happen is in this case, you can see here that nice little rainbow thing that was there a second ago. Now, there's black and white. You're going to switch it up here in this little flat menu back to RGB, and you'll get that color thing back again. That happens quite a bit while you're working in InDesign. If you've got no design at the moment and you're randomly picking colors for the client or yourself, you can just use this little Eyedropper done here and just randomly pick colors. That might be great, but say we're working for a client that has specific color needs where we're going to have to put in their corporate colors. Let's go and do that now. One of the things we'll look at is Swatches are pre-made colors. InDesign is giving you a couple of pre-made ones. There is none, so empty box. There's Registration and it's reasonably complicated, but at our level here, just never ever use it. I never use Registration. We'll look at it a little bit more in our advanced class. We'll look at Registration and Plates, but just ignore that one for the moment. What you want to do is use Black, not Registration. So Black and then there's white. They call it Paper because you'd imagine if I printed this, and I was expecting this to be white, but I put blue paper in my printer, it's not going to actually be white. It's going to be blue of the paper. That's why they're clever with the word Paper there and not white, but it means white. Then they went and mixed in some really awful colors. These are there by default. You can't delete them. You can select them all, and say goodbye with a little trashcan. We'll leave them there for the moment. What we want to do is mix our own colors. You're going to have to find out what your corporate colors are. You might be working in a company, and they've got a corporate menu, and it lists out their colors. You might have to ask the marketing department what they are, or the design that was working there, or working with you. You're going to have to figure out what these colors are. To create a Swatch, go into this little fly out menu here in the Swatches panel, and there's one at the top here that says New Color Swatch. If it doesn't have anything, sometimes I'd be on my type tool and I've got text selected and it's freaking out a little bit. What I can do is just go back to my arrow, and I clicked off from the background. I can go through and get a new color Swatch. I'll pretend like I did that on purpose to show you a lesson, but really just got lost. Let's click on this top one here that says, Name with Color Value. If you leave that on, you're going to have colors like this which aren't very useful, the actual code for them especially when you're dealing with a client. Say like me, I have worked for hundreds of companies. If I type in green, it could be green from any company. I'm going to untick this, and I'm working for the Great at Heart. I'm just putting the little acronym in there. If you're working with Disney, put in Disney Green. I'm working with Great at Heart, Red. What we're going to do is the Color Mode. We're going to be using RGB in this class. You might look at your corporate manual and then you see CMYK. The times where you use each of them, RGB is probably the most common especially if you're going to be designing something that is going to be viewed on a screen. RGB is red, green, blue, and that's what your screen uses to display colors. CMYK is what your printer uses to display colors. You'll notice it's a lot less because if you've ever printed something from your laptop and it looks awesome, and then it prints out in the printer just a little bit washed out, it's because of CMYK. RGB, luckily has a bigger color field. It also has light coming out of it, luminance because your laptop screen is all bright. It's got lights in it, so it can achieve those colors like toxic green or like a Madonna pink are RGB. When you use CMYK is when you go into a commercial printer or an offset printer, they call it. That happens depends on what you're working. If you're doing stuff and it's going to be printed in the office, send the RGB. Office printers love RGB. Even if they're lazy color printers, they'll like RGB more. It's only if you're getting 10,000 printed at a large printing house, they'll expect CMYK. They'll look very similar in terms of the colors, but the codes are slightly different. We're going to use RGB, and here are the RGB colors that I've got. We're going to list all these out. I'm going to put in 255 for the first one, and 99, and then 88. You see it's still at pink, but if I click out here one of the other ones, it changes to my Swatch. What I want to do is I'm going to add it to My Library at the same time, Great at Heart. You might have a different one, lots of different ones but I'm going to add it to my Great at Heart at the same time. If you're confused by libraries and you just hate them, you don't want to use them, you can untick this. Let's click "Add" rather than Okay. Why? It just means it keeps us open so I can add more colors. This one's going to be Great at Heart, and this one's going to be the Yellow. Add another one, 255. I'm tabbing down. We'll click on the next box, 145. Actually, don't click anything because it's pink, not yellow. I think I left the two on the front of this one. Ignore the notes over here. It should be 255, 255, 145. I'm going to click "Add." You can see there, it appears in My Libraries and it also appears down here at my Swatches. Okay, in both places. What I want you to do now is pause, and go through and add these. I'm going to get Taylor, our wonderful editor to go through and speed this up so I'm going to insert mine. See you then. Raise you. Okay, here we are. When you finish, I could click "Add" or click "Okay." Either way it closes it down. Now, we need to click "Okay" so it's finished. Now, couple of things. You might have clicked "Okay" by accident, how do you get back in there? You just go back into the flat menu and say, New Color Swatch. If like me you've spelled one wrong, I've left the green off it, you can just double-click it, and it opens up. Put my N in, click "Okay." If you forgot to tick the box at the bottom, you can select on these guys. See this little cloud icon here? This will edit to the Swatches over here. That's the end of this super duper, long color [inaudible]. I realized we're a bit into this course and we still just have a blank page but it's okay. That's it for this video. We're going to move onto stealing colors from logos. Just in case you don't know where the corporate spec is, I'm going to show you a sneaky trick to go and do that. Let's go do that in the next video. 8. How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign? : In this video, we're going to steal colors from an image rather than knowing what the corporate colors are because we don't know what they are. Let's say, we're going to go and steal them using this handy little eyedropper. Then we're going to edit to down here into our swatches panel. But before we get started, will it be the exact color from the brand guidelines and be perfect? No. Will it be close enough that nobody will notice? Yes. I don't know why I don't like stealing colors, I like to use the official numbers. But let's go and do the stealy version. You rebel, renegade, outlaw, let's go and steal colors from a logo. Where did you get the logo from? You might have got it from your websites or you might have it sitting on your system somewhere. You go to File and go to Place. Place is what InDesign calls import. Just File Place. Find the logo. If you're playing along in this tutorial and you download the exercise files, inside those exercise files there's a folder called 01 Flyer, and inside of their is called Bring Your Own Laptop Logo or BYOL Logo. Click Choose, click once on your screen, and here's the logo we want to bring the color from. To make this thing work, what we need to do is, see this top tool here? Just click on the background so you've got nothing selected. Just click in the no man's land here, we got nothing selected. Then down the bottom here of our toolbar, see this one looks like an eyedropper? Click and hold it for a little while. By default, yours is probably set to the color theme tool, I want the eyedropper tool. You click hold on the mouse, and then you should be able to move over here, still holding down, and grab the eyedropper tool. Now what we can do is click, it's the tippy bottom left, or the tip of the little eyedropper, click on that once. Nothing really happens, but over here, my colors panel, it doesn't really matter whether it's got the stroke or the fill, we'll look at that in a second, it doesn't really matter, all you need to do now is go to this little flat menu and say, Add to Swatches. What's happened is, it's stolen that color. There it is there. I'm going to go back to my move tool or my selection tool, and I can double-click it, and that is a Name with Color Value, the Bring Your Own Laptop green. How close is it? It is not going to be absolutely 100 percent perfect, but it's going to be pretty close. That's a way of stealing colors from a logo. It's not going to be exact though. There's just a big asterisk saying don't come run to me if there's a problem, but I've never had a problem. Stealing colors from logos works just fine. I'm going to click Okay, you can see down the bottom here is my Bring Your Own Laptop Green. I haven't edited it to my library. With it selected, I can click on this, and then it goes over here. But because I don't want to do this, I'm going to delete that, select it with my selection tool, over here I've [inaudible] it. I don't want it in here and I don't want it in this one either so I'm going to right-click it and go to Delete. Back to happiness. We've got official colors and we're not doing any stealy stuff. I don't know why I have a problem with stealing colors. I think it's Design School, they beat that stuff into you so you get a bit scared about borrowing, appropriating, or stealing. That's it for this video. Let's get onto the next one. 9. How to color the background of a page in InDesign? : In this video we're going to make a nice, big colored background that's going to have no stroke around the outside a little line, but a nice big colored fill. Let's go and do that. Before we get started and put the big box in the background, we need to understand the difference between a fill and a stroke. It's reasonably easy but let's quickly look at it. We're going to use this tool down here, the rectangle tool. You've got two, the frame tool. If I draw out a frame or draw a rectangle tool, will look the same. You can actually fill these guys with colors if you want to. I never ever use the frame tool, it's totally up to you. The frame tool generally gets used for like a place holder. This is where an image is going to go. I never really have that problem, so I just leave a big hole where the image is going to go. But you might like this little lines through the middle. I'm going to use the regular old rectangle tool the whole course. One thing is you might not be able to see it. It's because the last person that used your computer might have clicked on hold down this rectangle tool and used the ellipse tool, and draw an ellipse. It just means it's always set to ellipse now, so I hold it down you might be able to find the rectangle tool. Lets draw a rectangle any old size. It might have a fill, it might not. This is where it's going to come up the top here. We're going to use this option. There's a few different ways, there's this way, there's this way, there's this way, and there's this way. They all do the same thing. If you're using any other method, you're fine. But this way here finds the easiest plane. It just means this top one here is the fill, the next one is the stroke. The fill is obviously the fill in the inside. We're going to pick a fill and I'm going to pick the mid green. In terms of the stroke, I'm going to click back on that little arrow and there's the stroke. The moment it has a little red line, red line means none. I've got no stroke on the outside. Say if I wanted to put a black stroke around the outside, you see I clicked on it, it added a stroke and you can see it there. This is the stroke, this is the line around the outside. To adjust the size of that stroke, you can see just next to it there's a one point. It's always done in points not millimeters or inches, and I can increase it up. I can make a nice thick stroke around the outside. What I actually want from this rectangle is I want to have no stroke. I'm going to go back to the stroke one, I'm going to click "None" and this top one here. I don't want this green I want the light green, awesome. If it's not changing, you've got to make sure you've got it selected. Grab the selection tool and just go you select it and then make these adjustments. What I want to do, is I want to stretch it out because remember we're using bleed in this case, we looked at bleed earlier on. What we're going to do is, it's really hard to see the edges here, so I'm going to zoom out a little bit. Zooming is Command Minus on a Mac or Control Minus on a PC. I'm going to go back to my selection tool, the black arrow. I'm going to grab this bottom right and I'm going to drag it. Do I drag it to the edge of the white, or all the way out to the red? The answer is red. Same with this one here. If I leave it just there, remember, the bleed might get trimmed and it might leave a little white liner on the edge. Because there's a little bit of overhang to make sure it can get chopped off nice and clean and crisp and clear. Remember anything over this edge here is going to get probably chopped into the bin. That is how to color a background in InDesign. There's no way of going in and sitting, the default bit of this to be anything but white. I'm going to undo and we do it with a nice big rectangle. That's it for this video. Let's go and start looking at importing and scaling and flipping and stuff of the images. See you in the next one. 10. Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign.: Howdy partners. In this video, we're going to look at bringing in images and logos, and rotating them, and we'll look at this one where we've cropped it. You can see, look at this sneaky. This one's actually a little bit bigger. We've cropped it into a nice little box. We'll flip them, we'll do all sorts of stuff with images. All right, let's go and do that now. To bring in an image, icon or any sort of visual graphic, it's the same. First thing we need to do though, is we need to get in the habit of if I have my black arrow selected and just click off in this dark gray area around the side here so there's nothing selected. There's a more official way you can go to edit and go to Deselect All. That's the wrong way. We've got nothing selected, then we're going to go to file, place. Remember that's important for InDesign. Pick the O1Flyer Folder and this one called lunch. Now your cursor is loaded, with this little image, and you've got two ways of putting it in there. Now when you bringing in images into InDesign, it can confuse you when you're new. The easiest way is over here in the gray area to click ones. That'll bring in my image at full size. If it's coming in too big, you can go to edit and get an undo place. That goes back. What I want do is click hold and drag in this gray area and doesn't really matter how big, you can see that's the size of my image is coming through really, really big. Just click and drag it out to a more appropriate size. The reason I do that is I'm going to go to edit, undo again, or control Z on a Mac, or Command Z on a PC. I'm done. If I click on this green box here, the icon change is a little bit hard to see. Ty will zoom in for us so you can see the brackets up here. All it means is if I click on this, it's merged them together, my green box is gone forever. You might want that, that's cool, so you can do that. But what I do is I find that's always a pain edit, undo, undo, undo. I'm going to keep going undo until that's back, and remember, I can just click ones out here in the background. Let's look at some of the things we can do with images. First of all, is probably you would want to resize them. Resizing them seems easy. You grab the black arrow, you grab the corner and you drag it up and weirdly it does that by default. Lovely InDesign. Can't get it to undo. What we need to do is our far shortcut. We're not going to lead to many in this course. There's going to be a cheat sheet of the info loads of shortcuts, but what we want to do is learn a couple of the more practical ones. In this case, it's resizing an image. You hold down on a Mac, it's Command and Shift. If you're on a PC, it's Control and Shift. Hold those do down the keyboard. You holding? Grab this corner now and drag it up. You see it resizes. Strange long shortcut, I know is just the way InDesign is so we can resize it that way. To rotate it, there's a manual rotation of the top here, this little indicator. If I need it to be 45 degrees, can just type it in and it rotates. I'm going to undo. If you want to do it just more casually or you're just playing with a design is with the same black arrow hover. You can see on the edge here it does the resizing thing. But if I hover just a bit further out, you can see my icon changes. This little double-headed arrow. I can click hold and drag that now and you can see clicking, holding and dragging, and it's more of a custom rotation. I'm going to undo that. Another thing we might do is flip it. Up the top here, so I've got it selected with my black arrow and there's this options here that flips horizontally. Sometimes it ends up all the way over here and you're going to click and drag it back across. Moving it vertically, it does at the top there as well. I'm going to undo, undo, undo and we have got a flipped image. The next thing we're going to look at is something called the Content Grabber. It's this little target that appears. Now when you're trying to just move your image around, say I need to move it down the bottom here, avoid this thing completely. I'm going to click and drag anyway but there and I can move it around. If I drag this, what happens is in InDesign, your image is actually inside a picture frame already. They're two separate things, and you can move them individually, which is quite handy sometimes, but can be a bit annoying when you're learning. If I click and drag this, Content Grabber, you'll see the frame, you see him there. That's the edge of him. He's still there, but the picture within that frame has slid to the side. That can be quite cool when you're trying to crop things. I can grab it, drag it back, okay, but I'm going to undo a couple of times. Remember, edit , undo, I'm going to use my shortcut. What you need to do is if you're physically moving it, click anywhere but the target, but if you want to move it within the frame, you can drag that little Content Grabber. Undo. If you really don't like the content grabber secret note, I don't like it. I turned this off, I go to view and I go to extras , and I go to hide Content Grabber. There are other ways of cropping stuff up to you. You don't have to turn it off, you might love it. Lots of people do. What we're going to do now is look at some basic cropping because what I want to do is I would like this thing. Let's click hold and drag it, so it's at least in the top right, it snaps. It's pretty clever. It's snapping to the edges. If yours is not snapping, just double-check view. There's one in here that's called Smart guides. Grids and guides, Smart Guides, that's the thing that helps it like automatically just jump to the edge. You'd have to be like pixel perfect, it will jump in there for you. Definitely the top right, I'm going to grab this bottom left, I'm going to hold down my shortcut to resize it. Who remembers what the shortcut was? That's right, command Shift on a Mac and Command Shift on a PC. I'm dragging it out. I want it to be at least or bigger than our background image. I'm going to snap it up in the corner there, and what I want do is, remember if I hold this two shortcut keys down it resizes it, but if I don't, remember when I grabbed it before, kind of crops it and that's going to work in our favor now because what I want to do is just grab this side and maybe in the middle, roughly in the middle. I want it to be like this and same with the bottom. I'm going to drag it up so it's just on my bleed. I'm cropping bits of the image off I know, but that's the look I'm looking for. What I also might want to do is move the Content Grabber, I hated it, but it's handy now look. I can drag the center of it and you can see I can drag it within this box little bits. Let's bring in one more thing. Let's bring in the logo, exact same technique as the image. Remember black arrow, click in the background so you got nothing selected. Go to file , let's go to place and pick one of the logos. I'm going to use this first one Logo1, Full. It doesn't have to be a JPEG or a PNG can be an Illustrator file, which is another Adobe product. Let's click open. Remember in this gray area in the background, click once, or you can click and drag to get the size that you want. Black arrow, grab anywhere but the Content Grabber, remember if I try and move them in the center bit, weirdly the image is over here, but the frame is still over here. We're going to Undo that. Click in the background and I'm going to grab anywhere but the Content Grabber and I'm going to stick it there somewhere. That's my lovely logo. Earlier I said you may be having to have nothing selected, I'll show you the reason why, is if I have this green box selected by accident and I want to bring in my logo let's say it's before I brought in this logo. Actually I'll delete it to make it. I've got this green box selected, file, and I've forgotten to Deselect it, go to place and I go my logo and I click open. It doesn't give me the option of dragging it out and giving it a size. It just kind of like fuses it with this green box, which is cool, but it's stuck there now. They're are one and the same. I'm going to undo until life was easier. Remember that before you bring it in, just deselect in the background, and then go to file, place. All right, my friends, that is working with images. Let's go on and start working with type in InDesign. 11. How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign.: Hi, there. In this video, we're going to look at bringing in type from Word or an email, or look at typing it in yourself in InDesign. We're just going to put in a little bit of text here for our little flyer. You're ready? Let's go and do it. To add text by yourself, grab the type tool, this capital T here and all you need to do is click, hold, and drag out a box. Now, like we do with the images, if I start dragging over the top of the boxes that I've already made some weird stuff starts happening. If I click in here, you can see it's fused this box with that box, and it's a bit weird. It's weird in InDesign and Quark. Anyway, what I'm going to do is have nothing selected, so click on the background, grab my type tool. What I'm going to do is click, hold, and drag a box over here on the side. If you need more room, see these little sliders, we can just move across down the bottom here, and we can start typing. Know. If you can spell, helps. But if I start typing over here, obviously I can put anything I like. I can grab my black arrow to resize the box to the size it needs to be. What I'm going to do is import some texts. I'm going to use this text box. I'm going to use my black arrow, just move it over here. What I'm going to do is select all this type with my type tool, which is the capital T. Just delete it all, and I'm going to import some text. There's two ways of doing it. You could do just caveman style which works perfectly. I'm going to jump to Word. Actually, let's open the Word document, so it's part of your exercise files. Find your exercise files. Here's mine on my desktop, I've downloaded it under 01 Flyer. There's one in called Flyer Text. I'm going to double-click and open it. I'm going to copy all this text. I'll select it all, go to "Edit" "Copy." If you're on a PC, it's slightly different. There's a Copy button in the corner or control C. Whatever you do, select it, copy it, and jump back into InDesign. In here I'm going to paste it. You can totally do it that way. Often that's what I do. You might be copying from an email or from anything. What you can do though, to be a bit more official and to get a few more options in that copy is I'm going to delete it all, have my cursor flashing in here, and I'm going to go to "File", I'm going to go to "Place" and I've got some text. I've found my 01 Flyer. There's the Flyer Text. It just goes round using Word. Open and you can see it's dumped it in there. Now the difference between the two is very little and what we're doing, but what you can do and what we'll do later on in more advanced sections is if we go to "File" and we got a "Place" there's an option in here that says Options, and it says Show Import Options. That means when I bring in my Word document, I get to keep some of the styles that might be in there. Maybe there is a table of contents, that stuff. I'm going to turn that off and hide that for the moment. But it doesn't really matter how you bring in the text as long as we've got some text. Now on my black arrow, I'm going to drag this box and I'm going to make the box so it fits in here appropriately. Within my margins, under the logo here. What I want to do is, I'm going to use my type tool. Now you'll notice I don't jump to the type tool, I just double-click inside the box, and it automatically jumps to the type tool. That's up to you. I'm going to select it all and I'm going to do some basic type stuff now. If you are happy with formatting type, you might want to skip along. We're going to do some of the basics. We're going to pick a font. We're just going to pick Arial because I know everyone's got Arial. Got to be able to spell Arial. I'll use Arial Bold for bits of it. I'm going to select all again and along the top here you've got these two options. Now, you might be happy with bolds and sizes and stuff, but you'll notice that these two here have very different settings and we need a lot of them. I can see, it's Character and Paragraph, is the actual names of these. Character has my basic character stuff. You can see all the way down here there's some paragraphs. It's only because my screen is very large. If you've got a smaller laptop, you might not be able to see any of these. You're going to have to jump to Paragraph and you can see there they are. You might have to toggle between these two. I want to go to the one that says Align center. I'm going to highlight this top bit and I'm going to make it my colors over here. I'm not going to use dark green at all. I'm actually just going to use white, which is paper over here. Select the paper. I'm going to go back to Character. I'm going to make it all caps. I'm going to capitalize it all. In terms of the font size, I'm going to pick a font size. What font size? I don't know. I'm going to go to about there, so 22 point. Go back to my black arrow, click in the background. It's maybe a little bit close to this. My black arrow come down a little bit. Couple of things I want to do is I'm going to select this, make it a little bigger. I'm going to use the mid-green. This last URL here, I'm going to select it all. I'm going to leave it the same size, but I'm going to use the dark green. Black arrow, click out. That my friends is the basics of importing text. You can either just draw a text box, copy and paste that into it, or you can go to File Place up to you. We're not going to go through everything with this font selected here. I'm not going to go through what does subscript and tracking. We'll look at some of the more advanced ones a little bit later on, but there are the basics in here and everyone knows what right aligner is and left aligner. I hope. If you're not sure on some of them experiment, we will go through more and more as we get through this course. But for the moment now we've got our font, we've got our text in, and we've got some images. Let's get onto our next video. 12. How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign.: Hi there. In this video, we're going to look at grouping this thing together and rotating it and adding some text and making a perfect circle, and all sorts of fun stuff. Let's go and make him in this video. First up, we'll bring in the text. You could obviously just type it, but I'm going to go to the example files. There's a folder called Discount Text. Open that up, copy it, and then design, grab the type box and click hold, drag, box. Then it paste. Remember I'm doing it on the side so that I don't end up missing up these things. What I'm going to do is I'm going to use this little slide bar, move across a little bit and what I want to do is I'm going to select all of this. I'm going to make it a paragraph. I'm going to make it centered. I'm going to use my font that I'm using. I'm using Arial, of course, you can use anything, Arial Bold. What size is going to be? I had to double-check. I've gone for 10 point at the moment, black arrow. What we want to do is draw our circle and then group them together. Drawing a circle is click and hold down the rectangle tool hold on that icon until you get to ellipse. What I'm going to do is I could click and drag out any old size. But if I hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, so look at your keyboard, it's on the left and the right often. Hold it down, click hold and drag out a circle. But while you're holding Shift, it makes the circle perfect. That is true of the rectangle tool, make a perfect square. How big does it need to be? First of all, we'll give it a color and a stroke and then we'll go and play with it. It needs to be all yellow. At the top here, so I've got it selected. I've got my black arrow, I've got to select it at the top. I'm going to use my down the bottom here. It's the yellow, green GaH Yellow. In terms of the size, what I want it to be is, I've got a pretty close I could have got a bang on. Let's say you want to resize that? What was the shortcut? You remember? Of course, you remember it's Command Shift on a Mac and it's Control Shift on a PC. Grab any of these corners, and you can click and drag it to an appropriate size. I'm going to get it about that size, that looks about good in the corner. I'm going to move it back off. Now I'm going to use this type here, sticking out at the top and we're going to run into our first problem of arranging. Whoever gets to be made the last is on top. Our circle was made after the tick, so it's on top. What I'm going to do is with my black arrow, click off in the background, click on my circle. I'm going to right-click this circle. If you're on a Mac, like a MacBook Pro like me, you might have to use Control and click it, and that gives you the right-click, and let's use Arrange and let's go to Send either Backwards or Back will look, in our case we want backwards, if I sent it to the back, it'll work because behind it. But watch what happens when I move it across here? It's back behind this image as well. What I want to do is I'm going to undo it. I'm going to right-click it and say I want to move it Arrange and I'm going to go Backward, which means it's going to go back one step and it's going to go behind this one guy. You might have to go backward a couple of times to get the balance right. I'm going to grab this, does it fit? Not really, so I'm going to grab this edge here. I'm going to get its own four lines. I'm grabbing the edge here with my black arrow. Does that fit? Kind of. Now when you are moving things around, it can be a little high because it tries to want to snip. I've got my keys on my keyboard, just the Arrow keys and the Cursor keys, and you just tap until I get it right and I'm going to drag this up. If I want to select these two and align them, I'm going to grab my black arrow and I'm going to select both of these guys, and then at the top here, you'll often see it if you can't see it, there's my tiny little Arrange panel here. This is an official panel though. You can't see it, it is under Window Object and Layout and you can tune this panel on. What it'll let you do is this one here is into the both horizontally. If yours does what mine just did, it's probably not, it's aligning to the whole page. Yours generally by default is aligned to selection, so I click these guys, click this vertical one as well if you want to try and align it that way and I'm going to bring you back out here. What I'd like to do is on a down a little bit, I want to group them. I've selected both of them, by dragging a box around both. I'm going to go up to Object and go to the one that says Group. All that means is that I can click off and click back on just one of them and I've got them both selected. I can select it and go to Object and Ungroup it as well if I need them apart. What I want to do is rotate it. Remember from an earlier video, I want you to grab your black arrow and just outside not yeah, just a bit further out, we can rotate. Click, hold and drag and I'm going to move it down here somewhere. That's probably a bit to add a rotation. I'm looking for the cool lean thing like it's a sticker, they got stuck on afterwards, but clearly, it's not. That is how to group things, but we also learned how to make perfect circles and we rotated things again. Let's get onto the next video. 13. How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign. : Hi there. In this video, we're going to look at creating dotted lines and dashed lines, perforation lines. We going to do wavy lines and stripy lines, and all sorts of lines. So let's go and do that now. To put the border around the outside, we're going to start with a rectangle. The rectangle tool, not the rectangle frame tool, the rectangle tool. What I'd like to do is, you saw earlier that I had it kind of like perfectly away from the edge now. What I can do is I can draw it exactly the right size, remember and that is actually the edge of the page. The spit on the outside here is the bleed, remember. I'm going to draw it the actual size, my half letter. It's a nice big rectangle. Now, we've got a fill of green and a stroke of nothing. Actually, I'll leave it there for the moment just while we're practicing this because if I grab my selection tool and I try and scale it down proportionately, what are the keys? That's right, Command and Shift on a Mac, and Control and Shift on a PC. If I hold them down right, and make them proportionately smaller. You'll notice that if I put it here in the middle it doesn't scale the way we want. We want equal distances around the outside. If I scale it down even more, you can see it's a lot bigger in the size than it is in the top and the bottom just because it's scaling that way. What I'd like to do is I'm going to undo, so it actually fills the outside. What we can do, you can see the top here it's got a width and height. It's perfect, matches my Alpha-Beta. What I can do in here is some some math. Any of these little white boxes, you can do some little math and which is really handy. In here I can go minus and I'm going to turn up half an inch. So 0.5, half an inch, do the same here, minus 0.5. You can do times. If I did times 2, it'll be times 2 inches. It's that little asterisks. It's a whole lot taller than it needs to be, I'm going to undo. I'm going to get minus 0.5, minus, plus all that sort works, and to get it in the middle, you could use your line tools. There's mine at the top here, or there was a panel that we saw earlier, but actually, it's just easier to grab your black arrow click "Hold" and you'll notice that it just snaps. You see those two purple, pinky lines just like saying, "Hey, there's the middle." You'll see visually it looks like it's in the middle, so it's actually half an inch from all the sides, and it looks nice and perfect. Now to make the line dotted, okay, so we're going to give it no fill. Click on "My fill" , I'm going to get a none. This one here, the stroke around the outside, I'm going to make it white, or paper. This is the stroke here, how thick it is. At the moment it's one point, it's probably what I want, but let's make it nice and big just as an example so we can all see what we're doing. So bump it up to four points. Now, we need to find our stroke panel. If you can't find it, mine's there, hello. If you can't find, just go to Window, go down to Stroke and turn it on. Now, yours might look a little different as well. Yours might be this little flat menu that says, "Hide options." If yours looks like mine, you've got really basic control. Click on this option and say, "Show Options." You get the big ugly version with all the details that we need. The one we need at the moment is "type", that's going to allow us to change it from a solid line like we know it to all these other options. There's some weird ones, ones that I've never used, Thick-Thin, you might like them. White diamond, never used. Dotted lines and dashed lines are the ones that we're going to look at the moment. There's two kinds of dotted: there's dotted, and some reason the Japanese like their dots a little bit closer together. Japanese thing, not sure. But okay. So there's my dots around the outside. If you want a dashed, there's Dashed. There's ugly squiggly line. You might like the squiggly line. Right Hash, there's some weird things in there. But we're going to go to Dotted and we're going to put the size down to something. I don't know, I'm putting two points. Dashed lines, you might use dashed lines as a visual thing like I'm doing here, this dotted line's just for pretty's sake. What we're going to do is maybe snip here, the scissors, like cut this bit off for the redeem you coupon. What you can do is, instead of doing it for this rectangle, you can do the exact same tricks with just a straight line. This straight-line here I could draw. What I might do actually is draw it straight up and down. If you want to draw a line straight up and down, it's the similar technique we did when we made a circle. Remember we held on Shift, it was a perfect circle. That same technique makes it a perfect line. Hold down Shift before I start dragging it out, you can see it really wants to straight up and down, so say that's going to be my perforation line where I want people to snip it off. It's got a fill, a line can't have a fill. The liner on the outside is going to be white. I'm going to make it two points just so you can see it. Then you can see the exact same controls. Hey, somebody's calling. Let's go to dashed lines, Dashed. I'm going to pause there, go check the phone. I'll be right back. I'm back and this dashed line, I don't need it. I've selected with my black arrow and just hit "Delete" on my keyboard, just tap the key on the keyboard and it's gone. Dashed lines, dotted lines, wavy lines, curly lines, all of that. Let's move on to our next video. 14. How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign. : While we've been working, we've been just ignoring these blue lines and this little linking icon, and there's lots of blue lines around the edges of the boxes, and that can be a real pain when you're trying to line things up. It just doesn't look very nice. The quick and easy way to preview and turn the light off is the W key, just the W key on your keyboard next to Q, and between E. For that to work, you need to be on the black arrow. If you're on the Type Tool, you're just going to type a W. Be on the black arrow, hit "W" on the keyboard. Look at that, blue lines gone. You get to feel a bit of this space around, you can still work in this view. You can see I can click on it, drag it around, and there's nothing stopping your work like this except sometimes it is easy to see all the blue lines. The other thing that might throw you off if you try and work in this view, so when you hit W to go back out, watch this, if I start typing something and I go, okay, remember we type on the outside, do not join them up and we start typing. Watch this, if I go to my black arrow and deselect off that W, it's gone. It's still there, it's just that W hides all of that stuff. That can be one of the things to note. If anything starts disappearing in this gray area, it's probably just because you got to type W again. The other thing it does is you see the bleed, I'll zoom in, here we go. If I hit W, can you see the bleed gets trimmed off to give you a more of a view of this border because it's going to get trimmed off in the dim remember. It cuts that off. See here, I type W all the time. The problem with W is I forget when I'm in the Type Tool when I type a W, and I won't notice and somebody will be proof checking my work, and they'll be like, ''What's a homwe?'' I'll pretend like I don't know, somebody else did it. I know it's because I typed the W key and I was on the Type Tool. Bad day. The other thing we're going to check is the display. Mine is set by default to high-quality display. I think that's effect of the new bits of software, the new installs of InDesign. If you're using an older one, we're going to look at that. I've got nothing selected, go up to View. There's one called Display Performance. Often, especially the earlier versions, I'm not sure if it's the new version or not, I'm not sure if it's the settings that I've got or whether it's remembered from my last install, or whether it's actually by default now. Let's just double check. Typical display is what it used to be set as and yours might be. The problem is that things just look a little bit gross. You can see the logo here just doesn't look very nice. You know it's good quality because you've seen it in a different program but it's not looking good in here. The reason it's often the default for typical quality is because it's trying to run fast. InDesign is trying to run quickly, so it's not producing these beautiful outlined logos, and it's the same with images so this is typical by default. What we can do, nothing selected, View, and crank yours up to high-quality. I work in high quality all the time even with an 80-page document. Why? Because my machine can handle it. I've got a pretty new MacBook Pro. If you're working on a really old credy laptop, hand-me-downs, you might find actually it just can't keep up. You might manually go in and say, "Actually I'm just going to look at everything typical quality." Because maybe you're doing type amines and it just takes so long to scroll through all the pages, so you can switch it to typical quality. If you're running Windows XP on a really old laptop that barely starts up, what you might do is you might get a view and there's another one on there that says Fast Display. What this will do is allow you to take some means super-duper fast. These aren't gone. If you produce a PDF now or print it, they print fine. They're just place holders to make the system run really fast. If you are finding, men, this is jumping in slow, switch to fast, and you can toggle between if you're working with the images. One last thing about previewing is let's say I'm going to present to somebody, say, a colleague, or my boss, or clients, I'm going to show them my design. Instead of showing them this ugly version with the blue lines and all my swatches around here, what I want to do is present to them. I could make a PDF and make a presentation, that sort of stuff, but it's actually easy to do it straight from InDesign down the bottom here of your toolbox, right down the bottom, this last one. If I click and hold ''Normal''. Preview's the one we've been toggling between when we hit W. This is the long way. If I click on "Preview", that is exact same as hitting W. We don't want that one though this one here we never use. Bleed and slug will show you a preview but include the slug, a bleed and slug. I never use these. I use this one down the bottom here, Presentation, does this. It's quite cool. It gets rid of all the junk and just presents it nicely like a PowerPoint presentation. If you've got multiple pages, you can use your keyboard. I only have one page, but you can use your arrow key on your keyboard and work through all the different pages like PowerPoint, and you can actually add transitions between them all. We'll do that in the more advanced InDesign course. How did I get out of that? Hit "Escape" to get back, and we are back to the ugly blue line version. W. That's it for this one. Let's go and make a PDF version in the next video. I'll see you there. 15. How to make a simple PDF from InDesign. : Hi, there. In this video, we're going to look at creating a PDF from InDesign. We're going to make the super complicated one for the printers. It's not that hard. This one here, just a pretty little version that we can email out or send to our local printer and share and do all that awesome PDF stuff. Let's go and do that now. First thing to do is save your document; File, Save. Next thing to do is if it's grayed out, just means you've already saved. Doesn't mean you can't save, it means you've already done that, don't do it again. Next thing we want to do is we want to go down to Export or Command D on a Mac or Control E on a PC. [inaudible]. Super easy. Down the bottom here, it should probably default to Adobe PDF. We're going to use this one called Print. You use that one if you're going out to obviously print. Make sure it's to set that. Give it a name. I'm going to call mine a name and put it into our folder on my desktop InDesign Class Files. This one's going to be called my Green at Heart Flyer and my v1, and hit "Save". Now, the cool thing about this is this can look quite complicated and you can make it complicated if you want. But let's just do the basics now and we'll go through some more advanced exporting later on in the course okay, so that you've got that video but for the moment, go up to here, put it on high-quality print, and then just hit "Export", That's it. This will give you a PDF that will go to a printer and print perfectly. It'll print from your office. It'll be downloadable and look good-quality. It'll do all of those things. Let's just do a tiny little bit more with the PDF. I'm going to jump back, mine's automatically opened up in Acrobat. Yours might not so you might have to go and find it. Mine's on my desktop in that folder we made and there it is there. You might have to double-click it. Yours is going to open up in some program. What I'd like to do is a couple of other things. Let's have a little look in InDesign, so a little bit more detail. File, Export again. I'm going to give it the same name and override it. It won't let me save it over the top because I've got to open in this program so I'm going to have to close it down in Acrobat. I'm going to give it the same name. It's going to say, would you like to replace. If it says you can't replace because it's open somewhere, go and close it. I'm going to replace it. High-quality print, set it to that's fine. The other thing you might do is go to Smallest file size. It's going to make it a lot smaller in terms of file size. This might be better if it's a really long document. Say it is an 80 page prospectus with lots of images. You might go to small file size because you're sending it out to colleagues to do a check, not the final print so it's not so big and you can email it. That's what we need to do for that. Let's say we want to get a high-quality print but we're sending it to our commercial printer. There's two little things we're going to do. Is this one under Marks and Bleeds. We've added bleed to ours, remember? It was three millimeters or quarter of an inch. I can't remember, 0.125, and in here we're going to turn on Crop Marks. Crop Marks is the only thing you'll need. So I said two things; Crop Marks and you turn on the Bleeds. It's picked, it's remembered our bleed. You can manually type it in here. But if I say use the bleeds from the document, you can see it in their very faded out by 0.125. I'm going to click "Export" and the only difference is, can you see around the outside here. These little crop marks here are used by the printer to slice. They use [inaudible] up, but that one and that side, and they just trim it off and that chunk in this little gap goes in the bin. If you're sending it to a commercial printer to print, you've got bleed and you want to add the bleed. So all you do is you turn on the Crop Marks, and export, and you turn on your bleed settings. If you're just sending it out to be printed internally or if we downloaded from a website, you don't have to turn those crop and bleed marks on. Now, before we finish up, let's just have a quick look at our export settings as one of the things. I just want to show you this one so I'm going to close down this guy. I'm going to give it the same name, replace. I'm going to say, yes please. We're going to look at these. We're going to turn all of these on, here you go, turn them all on. Why would we turn them all on? You'd never turn them all on. We do it to impress people. Look at that. Look how impressive and designery we look with all these extra marks, these color bars, these registration marks, it all looks very good. The time is actually something you might turn on and it has the document name. If I was sending this to a commercial printer, they would only want the crop marks. They would add their own color bars. These are just here to help the printer on their side of things. They've got a master color chart and they'll print yours out.They'll put their master chart next to these colors and just to see that they all match. That will mean that they have printer is working well, but they wouldn't expect you to put them on. You wouldn't add registration marks either. These are used by the printer. What they do is that registration color is actually printed and it looks black but it's actually cyan, magenta, yellow, and black altogether. What happens is if it goes through the printer and the paper jiggles a little bit, what happens is if they see a yellow target sticking at the side here, they'll know that the plates aren't lined up or at least the printing ink is not laying over the top and the image might be a little fuzzy because these things aren't printing exactly on top of each other. But that only happens when you get to offset printing. We turn it on mainly to impress people. Say you are a designer and you're sending off to the client. This stuff I feel like is like, yeah, I'm a proper design with all these things. But if you're sending it to the printer, pull them all off. I got away on a bit of a tangent there. Just to recap, if you don't have bleed and you don't need it, so it's going to be just email to somebody or download it from website, File Export, click, give it a name, place these please and just pick high-quality prints and then hit "Export". If you need the bleed, all you need to do extra is turn on marks, go to Crop Marks and turn on the document bleed and then hit "Export". What you'll notice is see, modified along the top here. Just means that if I pick high-quality print, that's all basic. But if I turn this on, you see it becomes modified, you've changed a little bit. It doesn't matter if it says modified because you've added these, we know what we're doing. We are professionals. That long-winded explanation of PDFs is now over. We'll go into some super advanced nerdy stuff in the advanced course of InDesign if you ever need to get into that. But really what we've got here will work for 99 percent of the jobs you're going to work on. All right. See you in next video. 16. How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG. : We need to save a JPEG out ready for some purpose. You might be sticking into a PowerPoint presentation or a Word document or sending it to a website to be used as part of our web press or something, you need a JPEG or PNG. The same principle works. The one thing I'd say is that often a PDF will work as well. If I'm putting it into Word or PowerPoint, a PDF will go in. The nice thing about PDFs is that quality is always a lot better, especially for type. But if you have to use a JPEG, let's do it this way. Let's go to ''File'', ''Export'', same as a PDF down the bottom here, where it used to say Adobe PDF, go down to either JPEG or PNG, super easy. I'm going to give it the same name, but I'm going to make a high res version, high resolution, high quality one, you can call it what you like, hit ''Save''. I'm saving it into that folder on my desktop. All pages, I'm going to do pages, we haven't done any spreads yet, we'll look at that later, and then the quality. You've got two things that kind of really control what it looks like, quality and the resolution. Quality will be how pixelated it is, like is it a bit scrappy and a bit yucky looking? Medium will still look fine, low will look gross, never use low. Medium will be fine, high will be pretty amazing, and maximum, you won't see the difference between these two, I promise. We're going to go for a high res one, maximum. It's going to look as good as it can be, but the file size is going to be quite big. Then resolution here, the lowest is 72, and the highest you want to go to is 300. Anything past this, this thing is going to be absolutely big like meters wide. So we're going to go 300, color space is RGB, always going to be RGB for a JPEG, and leave the stuff at the bottom. Let's click ''Export''. Nothing really happens, you're going to go and find that folder and there is my high res. He's 1.4 megabytes, pretty big. But you look the quality, pretty awesome. Beautiful. So let's do the version. Let's I am sitting it out and it's going to go up onto a website and I know that 1.4 megabytes far too big for our website or emailing even, it's pretty big. We're going to go to Export and we're going to say make something really small. I'm going to give it a name. I'm going to call it Low Res, and I'm going to go through and say maximum. I'm going to put it down to medium. This is the kind of lowest you ever want to go, 72 at medium, click ''Export'' and you'll notice that the high res version, I'll make this a little bigger, I'll even make it a little bigger, 1.4 is the high-res, and see this one here kilobytes? That is 0.04 instead of 1.4, so it's tiny compared to it. Look at the quality. It's smaller, the quality is fine. It's not going to win the quality awards, but this one here is really big but really big file size. Probably somewhere in the middle. Just find yours, go to 150 DPI and go to maximum, see what the size is. Another thing you might find is that if you don't have any images, say it's just black colors, your file size is going to be a lot smaller because it doesn't have to deal with all of these colors. If you've got hundreds of images, it's going to be even bigger than 1.4. Cool. So that my friends is how do you save a JPEG from InDesign. Let's get on to the next video. 17. Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?: In this video, we're going to look at CC Libraries. I love them. You've been probably avoiding them for a long time, they're amazing. Let's get to use them because we're going to add things like these, logos and images and colors and it's going to mean we can use them in other InDesign documents, but also look, they appear the same in Photoshop, in Illustrator, in After Effects and all the other lovely Adobe products. Let's go and learn how to use them. The first thing we need to do is make sure you can see your CC Libraries. It's under Window, CC Libraries. Let's make a new library. I'm going to keep this one that I've got. But if you've skipped the earlier tutorial we did when we made our colors, you'll have to go to this little drop-down. It's probably going to say My Library. It's the one you get by default. Then at the bottom here, it says Create New Library. Create and give it a name. I've called mine Great at Heart for this client that I'm looking for. Now, let's say we've added these colors earlier, but let's say you skipped that. Let's say that maybe this is just a new color that's appeared. What you do is I've drawn a rectangle and it's filled with some random color that I now want to include in part as my swatches. The way to do it is have it selected with the black arrow, and what we can do is, see this little plus sign to the bottom here? I'm in my Great at Heart Library. I want to add something to it, and you can see here is graphic and fill color. Graphic is actually going to add the square itself. I don't need that square, just need the fill color. Click add for just that fill color. If I have them both selected, let me show you. If I had the graphic as well, I get a rectangle. That's cool, means that later on I can drag out the exact same rectangle and use it over and over again. That might be useful for you. I don't want him, so I can click on him. Hit the little trash can. Bye, bye. Two of these colors now, goodbye. It's got an ugly color I don't want, goodbye. That's how to add colors, other things you can add, and probably the most useful is images. This is image here, and I'm going to add it so that I can use it in lots of other documents. Because this library stays there, doesn't matter what document you have open. If I got a new document, file, new document, click Create, you can see these are still here. Allow me to quickly grab out colors and stuff. Let's go back to this one. Now, adding images can be interesting. If it's just the image by itself, you can just click hold and drag in, but you can see I've dragged it because I've already cropped it and you can see it's dragged a cropped version of it. The image is actually quite big. What you can do is double-click the image. You can start to see it spread out to those red edge here. That means I've got the whole image selected. Down here, I'll see now, can I drag? I can. I've just dragged it by double-clicking it and you can see that's the entire image. Don't want this guy. This is my food image. You can add images that way. Other things you might add, say this logo here, I can select it and because it's not cropped, I can just drag the whole thing in there. That's my logo green. You can add blocks of type. Like this one here, say this little round old thing I've made, I want to use over and over again. It's something like it's our call to action or a unique selling point. I'm going to click and hold and drag it, and you can see the whole unit comes with me. If I go to this next document and I go, I want to quickly build a thing. I can drag out a full page. I can go up the top here, and I can click on filling it with the green, dark green, drag the logo out. I can add my image, and this little round old thing. You can see how quickly you can stop building extra documents because you've got everything in this library. Gets even better. If you jump out to another Adobe product, so I jump into, say, finish up. I'm working on this and say I need that color. You can see this is another library that I'm working on. But if I switch to this one here, where is it? Great at Heart, you can see he's in this one as well. So I can use them across all these documents. Here you go, I'm not sure why this drawing that I've done needs round offs and stuff. But you get the point, right? You can go between any Adobe product. I use this a lot between say, my video work in After Effects and Premier or my graphic design work at a Photoshop and Illustrator, they all use the same libraries. One last thing to consider is that say you are a freelancer or you're beginning a freelancing role, it means that when you sign into another computer and you use your Adobe ID, these libraries will pre-populate. If I go into an office and they say, "Dan, I want you to do some work with us and you're going to use our machine." So I jump on their machine and even if they don't have a license for it, I can download the trial and login with my username and ID. You can have it installed on more than one computer. When it opens up, the trial version becomes a full version because I'm a paying customer and my libraries pre-populate with the stuff that I use. That can be really handy when you're switching machines. It all syncs up and, and also does cool things with some of the Adobe apps. Go check out the app store, there are cool things that libraries work with them too. Libraries are awesome. You've probably seen them in lots of the different products and ignored them. Start using them because they are wicked. Wicked is not the word. I take that back. They are awesome or great. Go work it. Terrible ending over. Next video, please. 18. How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document.: Hi, there. In this video we're going to make a nice little zip file that we can send to people. Inside this zip file we have the InDesign file plus all the links, and fonts and images all ready to go. I can send it off to my colleagues, so that they can start working on the file; or it might be that I'm sending it to myself, to my home computer to start working on it; or I might just be packaging it all up to archive it, and take it off my machine so that I can get onto the next job. Let's look at this packaging InDesign files ready for other people in this video. So to share our InDesign file, we need to use the package feature. Let's go to "File" and go to "Package". Make sure it's saved first. Leave all of this, click "Package". Ignore "Printing instructions", nobody uses this. It's meant to be for notes that you gave to your printer, contact me if the printer is ready, but you'd be doing it via email. I'm not sure anybody uses that. "Create package folder", This is going to be an actual folder that's going to group everything and stick it in. I'm going to put mine on my "Desktop" in my InDesign class files, the name of it, I'm going to give mine a different name. I'm going to call mine, "Green at Heart Flyer", I'll call this one "Packaged Files". That's better. We're going to leave all of these ticked, and we'll look at them all when we've finished. Let's click "Package". It says, "Do not share fonts, it's illegal". But we need to share the fonts because we pay for them, so we ignore that. It's a gray area. Let's jump to our desktop. You can see there is my class folder and there's that folder that's being made, the package files. Let's see what's in here. Let's go inside and there's a bunch. The InDesign file is the main thing. That is the bit where I'm going to send it off to one of my colleagues, and they are going to start working on it. They're going to double-click the "INDD file", the InDesign file, and that's what's going to open it up and they're going to be able to start working on it. A PDF there is just for a visual, just to give people a little quick visual without having to open up the InDesign file to see what it is. You don't technically need that. It's just helpful. Same with this file here, the IDML file is just helpful. Say you're sending it to Jeff, and Jeff is going to try and open it, but he's using a super old version of InDesign. It means that he might try and open the INDD and it just comes up with lots of errors saying, "No way, Jose. My version is too old or too new." He can open up that version. Will there be any problems? Probably not if it's a simple document. If you're doing some hardcore animated interactiveness, then maybe, but we're not at the moment, so it should all work out fine. The important things are these font folders and links. These are very important. The instructions, we ignore that, so I'm going to delete it. We didn't write anything in there, it's meant to be printer instructions telling them what to do, how to contact you. So fonts, you can see here. Remember that wanting it said, "Hey, are you sure you can share these fonts, be careful, check your licenses," and you should. But this is how to get people a document and the fonts that are used in it so it doesn't come up with font errors. So we'll send as it is to them, and the links. The links are just considered, you can see here's the logo and this graphic that I've used in this. All of these are super important. If I just send them an InDesign file, it's going to open, but it's going to say, "Hey, alert, I'm missing the fonts. Hey, alert, I'm missing all the images." So you want to send all of this. So what you tend to do, there's that folder that got packaged. We were just inside there a second ago, is you right-click it and if you're on a Mac, you got to compress and if you're on a PC, I think there's a seemed to zip file. You might have to look through your options. You're looking for a zip or compress folder. Click this and see this little zip folder that can be emailed. You can't email a folder really, but you can email the zip folder or it might be just backup. You're working in an agency and you're trying to keep everything, you're closing it off and you want to off your computer, but you know that the images are all over the place, and you just want this tidy little package that you can archive and say, "Job done, delete off my computer." Is you package it up into a folder, send this one. All right, my friends, that is how to package a document and send it to people without having lots and lots of problems. 19. Class Exercise 1: Now it is class exercise time, and I'd love for you to go through and do this. Now when I'm running my in-classroom training, I find this is the most valuable part of the whole experiences. Instead of following me step-by-step, you'll run into problems and be able to fix them yourself. Now, like I do in my classroom training, I've got a checklist. I'd like you to do all of these things, please. Set aside some little bit of time now, 15 minutes, 20 minutes, it might take you an hour depending on how fast you're picking it up. But now I see you get to do this at home at your own pace. Go through and do every single thing on this list, and when you're finished, you can use this thing in your portfolio; you have permission. You can use this in your portfolio and say, "This is something that I've made and it is. What I'd also like you to do is send me a copy. You might follow this verbatim and that's totally fine. I just want to see that you've done it, send it to me, depending on where you're watching these videos, often there's a comment or a class exercise part, so stick it in there. Either the PDF or the JPEG version, or even a screenshot, and just walk through those lists. Let me quickly help you with what you need to do. It's a new document, easy, but in that new document, it needs to be a US half letter or A5, depending on which part of the world you're in. It needs to be a Bleed of three millimeters or an eighth of an inch, depending on what part of the world you're from. Facing pages is going to be turned off, we're going to make it landscape, I want you to create your very own new library for this client, [inaudible] Green Gardener, we call it them. At the brand colors, you'll see that in your exercise files. There they are there. There is something caught of an 01 [inaudible] , there's one called class exercise, and in here are your colors, there's the colors there. There's the checklist that I'm reading through now as well. You can read through it on your own time if you don't want to pause this video. Here is some other bits. This is the finished file that you can see in the background here, so you can use that as an example if you get lost, and other things you need to do, add those brand colors and add them to your CC library. You need to use a logo that's in there, and one of the images; there's three to pick from. You can use your own, that's totally fine. You can use your own logo, your own colors, I'd love you to do that. But if you just want to charge on and finish them, you can just use the example stuff. Your image needs to be cropped like this one, it's a lot bigger and we've cropped it down using our special tricks. I want you to make the hitting up a case, I would like you to put a dashboard and we used a dotted one earlier on, create a round all, round was a name of this, like this little round thing with some ticks in it. I want you to create this with a perfect circle, I want you to group these two together, I want you to rotate them around, then I'd like you to save and name your file, maybe using the V1, and I'd like you to create a PDF with crop marks, and then send me a version of it. I'd love to see it. Now if you get stuck with anything, please drop me a comment or go back through the previous videos. The previous videos will cover everything we've done in here. If you do get lost though and you're not too sure, drop me a message and I'll give you a hint. Now, I promise you, I've been teaching In Design for about 12 years now, and it's the people that actually take the effect and do these little extra examples are the ones that pick it up the most. Following me step-by-step is awesome until you run into problems. So go ahead and do this one, send me a screenshot, send me a sample, even if you don't just keep it on your side, keep it for your portfolio, but make sure you do it. Let's go on to the next project, exciting. 20. Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates. : When you are getting started with InDesign, you might also be getting started InDesign in general. Getting ideas for layouts can be quite tough. How you'll grow really quickly is look at the best people around, see what they're doing. We're not copying here, we're getting inspired by and we're appropriating their ideas and using our own content around fonts, around colors, so just inspiration. The places to go; Pinterest is an easy one the one in here in front of me. I put in magazine spread. Spread is two pages side-by-side, it gives you an idea of just what it is you might get started. Once you've signed in, you can start pinning them to your own boards, and you'll have a collection of things you like. I like another version. It's pretty similar to Pinterest. It's called Niice with two I's. There it is there,.co. I like this one. I find a bit of layout, so I've done the same thing. I've done a search for magazine spread. It just removes all the Pinterest branding from it. I like this site. Just like Pinterest, you can have boards here, and when you get them all together, let's have a look at one of my boards, hand-drawn type. You can see here, you can start gathering ideas to get your job going. Another really good one is Behance. Behance has some other perks other than just inspiration. I've done magazine spread in here. This is the place that we're going to look at later in the tutorial for your portfolio. This is where people get found as designers more and more. Another perk in here is, often they'll have, like see this one here. Some of these works' so much as it's a photorealistic catalog magazine. You can download and start using it like a little template. Now, one of the problem often is you'll see this and you'll say, "Great. Here's a really cool cover. I really like it," but you have a different project. Somebody has come to you and said, "Hey, here's the cover," and they haven't said, "Here's three words to put on it," they've said, "Hey, I want you to fill the cover with two pages of Word documents," and you're like, "Eh." You don't get to do lovely negative space and big blank areas because you've got to fill it, jam-packed. I find the best inspiration for those text-heavy annual reports, brochures, really text-heavy stuff is tell Google annual report. I'm in Google here, I've typed "annual report", and just add the word PDF. Publicly listed companies have to go and report their annual reports online, so you will find lots of stuff, and I've just clicked on a few of these and found, I don't even know what CRH is, I'm just looking at how they're getting around because you see, there's a lot of data that have to communicate. They've done some really cool infographics. They've gone for a three-column layout; 1, 2, 3. I'm just looking for inspiration, just thinking, "I never considered the big type on the side, big image." Getting ideas from this. Here's BMW's one. You can see somebody's going to hand you a thing like this, and you're like, "How am I going to show this Excel graph and actually make it legible?" You can see here they've done a really nice job of clarifying the year that we're at. You just work through some of these really text-heavy documents, and get an idea about how you might approach it. Another thing you can do is use a starter template. InDesign especially, if you go to New or File New, you go to Print, and let's say we're doing some brochure or a magazine. You'll see underneath these blank documents now, we have these templates. If you're using an older version of InDesign, it doesn't work. But here, we've got some templates. You can see there's a jacket, there's a food magazine. Now, let's click on this, and let's click on "Show Preview". It just gives you an idea, and you're like, "I like this," and you might start with this, and you can totally use this, and just switch out the images. There's nothing stopping you. What you'll find is you'll end up adjusting it to suit your taste and your content, and that will change quite a bit, and you'll be able to take ownership of the design. They way you do it is click "Download". You've got to be connected to the net. It takes a little while, but eventually, the only difference is that these images won't be there when you open it. You can see now it's downloaded. Oh, there it is there. Done. Click "Open". It's using fonts we don't currently have. We're going to look at missing fonts a little bit later on, but we're just going to click "Sync Fonts", and hit "Close", and you've got a magazine layout. The only trouble is, without the images, it just doesn't look as pretty, does it? But hopefully, you've got access to some images for your work. Otherwise, you're going to have to go to a stock library site and start filling it in. It's a nice way to get started. My parting advice for somebody who's a little stressed out for getting design ideas is that it does get easier. Nobody is born a good designer, but now you've got an interest, and you've got some tools in this area. You'll start keeping an eye out for designs that you like, fonts that you like, colors you start liking. What will happen, after a few projects, you'll start knowing what clients like and what they don't like, and what's worked and what hasn't. As you get more experienced, you'll start to be able to pull designs our of thin air. But you're not pulling them out of thin air, you're pulling out of past experiences, successes, wins, losses. That's going to be it for our inspiration section. We're going to go through onto the next section where we'll start updating somebody else's file. Very important.t 21. Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images.: Hi there. In this video, we're going to work with a file that's been sent to us by somebody else, and we're going to have some issues with the images not being loaded, and in the next video, we'll look at with the fonts not being loaded. First of all, let's go and go to File. Let's go to Open, and download the exercise files. In there's a file called 02 Existing Work. Open that up, and there's Green at Heart Prospectus. Open them up, and warning, we're missing some images. It might say modified. Let's click "Okay", and also it might say we're missing fonts, and we'll do that in the next video. But basically, this is what we've got. We had a document, but these images are missing. The weird thing is that I can see them. They're right there. Why can't I use those? Is it that they print really badly? They look okay on screen but they print really badly, so we need to link them back up. Now, this highlights one of the differences between InDesign and Word. Word when you put an image inside of it, it just packages it into the DOCX file, and when you send it to somebody, it comes along with it. With InDesign, by default, it likes to link to the images. Why do we do that? It's because the InDesign can run super-duper fast when it's only linking to it. Whereas word, if you've worked with a really big word document with lots of images, you'll notice it runs really slowly. So that's the difference. When somebody sends you an InDesign file, be expecting the images to be along with it separately, often in a zip file. If you just get the InDesign file and no images, you're stuck. You need to find those images. They might see them later or they might just be hiding somewhere on your computer or the network drive at work, something like that. So we just need to re-link them. Let's do that. Over here, you can see my Links panel. If you can't see it, go to Window and go to Links. These are the images that are contained in my file. Now, these ones have got the big red question mark. That means they are completely missing, so we're going to re-link them. Yours might just say modified. Mine have a yellow caution symbol here. Often you can just click on them and add this one here which says update. Often there'll be no difference. You click on it and the image will reload but nothing will change. Often that's just a quirk between Mac and PCs. Sometimes it's to do with the time zones. Often there's nothing different. Keep an eye on it just to check, but often there's no change. In my case though, I'm missing this completely. So I'm going to try and find this Green Logo1. I'm going to select it, and down here there's this little chain icon called Relink, click on him. What I've done in your Exercise Files is go back to the parent folder. In here, there's one called Missing Footage. I'm not sure why I called it footage. It should be missing images. In here, there this Green Logo1. I'm going to click "Open", and it's gone and replaced it. Now, you can select more than one. So I select the first one, hold to Shift, click the second one, go to Relink. Looking for this first one here called Table Top, so I'm going to call this one Table Top, click "Open", and then I'm going to click this one that says Black. Nice. They're all relinked, they're ready to go, they're not missing anymore. What you might find is this weird content here is pink. It looks strange. It's because you're missing the fonts. So let's go into the next video and look at missing fonts and fixing those. 22. How to find missing fonts in InDesign? : Hi. In this video, we're going to look at what happens when you open up somebody else's document and it says you're missing fonts, is missing images as well, but we do that in an earlier video. I'm going to close this down, and you'll also notice that it goes this horrible pink color for anything that is missing. Let's go and do that in our tutorial. In this video, we've been sent a file by somebody but the fonts have come up missing fonts. If you're following along with the exercise files, open up O2 Existing work, open up Green at Heart Prospectus, and it says missing links, which we did in a previous video so go check that one out. But now, we're going to deal with this one, missing fonts. Now, this can be a super easy fix or this can be super complicated. Super easy means it's a font that actually exists on Adobe's Typekit. Typekit is the name that Adobe calls its font library. What can happen is it can load up and it senses you don't have that font on your machine, but it says, "Hey, I've found Roboto Slab Light on Typekit, and because you're Creative Cloud member and awesome, would you like me to download it and install it for you?" You can click "Sync Fonts" and life is good. When life is harder, it's when it has no thinking here and it says, "I cannot find it anywhere." What you need to do is you need to click on this "Find Fonts". It's going to tell you, in our case it's Roboto Slab Light that's missing. What we can do, I can click "Sync Fonts" here because it's on Typekit, but you might not have that option, often it's not. What you need to do is do one of two things; you can replace it with something else, because sometimes if you're working across Mac and PC, say somebody has used Times New Roman. Times New Roman is what a PC calls Times New Roman. A Mac, for some reason, calls it Times; same font, same attributes, so you might have to go and say, "Actually Roboto Slab, I'm going to go into my list." This is the list that are on my computer and find it, and it might be the pro version, so you might have Roboto Pro or something slightly different, and you can go replace it. You keep an eye on it and see if the font changes, that might be exactly the same. Or you might have to go through and say, "I don't have Roboto Slab so I'm just going to use Arial," and I'm going to have "Change All", and it's going to go through and switch out every use of Roboto for Arial. That's a sad day because Roboto Slab is nice, and Arial is not nice. Another thing you could do is actually just ignore this. Head down, don't care about it, and it's going to go this big pink color, I know heard is there. I've got W on-off, and it goes this horrible pink outline color. Say, I'm just doing a text check. I've sent it to somebody and they're just doing a quick check of the text. They're missing the fonts, don't worry about it. Just leave it missing, send it back to the person who originally owned it, who does have the font and it'll come back to life. If that's still not fixing your problems, you're going to have to install the font. You'll get a package document from your designer or whoever made this. It'll be a zip file and inside of it will be, let's have a look at an existing one I've got. We look at our Desktop, InDesign Class Files, we made this package file earlier. Somebody might have sent you this, and inside there is a document's font and you might find, "Hey, there he is there," and all you need to do is double-click it. Depending on what program you're on, I'm on a Mac, and I can just click "Install Font". If you're on a PC, it's very similar process. What I've done for this class is, in your exercise files under Missing Footage, there's one called Roboto Slab, and here are all the fonts that we need, in this case, it's Roboto Slab Light. If I go and install this one now, life should be okay. Go back in here, sprang to life. If you don't have that font and it hasn't been sent to you, you're going to have to probably buy it; some fonts are free, lots of them not. If you're going to go and buy it, I can recommend, this is where I buy my fonts. Cheap? It would depends. People who are working to these fonts say that I need a font and I need to buy this vintage one that's being made. You can see here, this one is here going to cost me €27. Bigger fonts, by that I mean it has a whole lot more characters and whites, then you're going to pay more, but this is a good place to go buy it. But there are plenty of other places, pick whichever one works for you. I hope one of those options helps you with finding a missing font. Let's get on with this tutorial series. 23. How to replace images in InDesign?: In this image, we're going to look at switching out images. We're going to switch this one with this one. Let's go do that. Obviously, updating somebody's text is super easy. Grab the Type tool, select it, change it to the date. Selecting images, just as easy. I'm going to click on this image here. It doesn't really matter actually. If I click on it, it highlights it over here. I can have nothing selected and select it here. I know that that's the image, Gardening Tools 1, but let's say I'm replacing it and I need a new cover. I could delete this and bring in another file and try and stretch it round, but what we're going to do is something a little bit easier. Then undo that. With this selected, I'm going to relink. Instead of what we did earlier which was relinking to a missing file, I'm going to go into our Exercise Files, go into Existing Work, and there's Replacement Image. [inaudible] switch it out. Now what we're going to do is we're going to grab our Content Grabber. Move it around to reposition it how we want. I might have to zoom out often. That is helpful when you are repositioning images into different sizes. I'm going to hit command Minus to zoom out. You might hit Control Minus if you're on a PC. I'm going to use my black arrow. Click on it. If I click on the Content Grabber, you can see it's actually quite a big image. What I might do is hold down my command shift to resize it up there. Bring it down a little bit as well, and shuffle it across. This my new cover. All right, super easy. That's it for this video. Let's get onto the next one. 24. Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign.: Opacity, transparency, see-throughness is what the title of this video is going to be. This black box here, you can see through. It's helping me see the text against this. I've done it with these green boxes here you can see through a little bit. I'll watermark, this logo. Page 2 is a big black box that is transparent. Let's go and do that now. First thing we're going to do is grab my rectangle tool, not the rectangle frame tool. Before I start drawing anything, what you might have to do is make sure you got nothing selected. Then go to the rectangle tool, make sure the stroke is set to none and the fill of this box is going to be set to black not registration, registration is bad. I'm going to draw a box roughly to go around the outside. Now it's on top of my type. I'm going to grab my black arrow. I'm going to right-click it and I'm going to go to arrange, and I'm going to go to send backwards. By chance, only have to go back once. Often you'll have to kind of right-click it again and go send backwards until eventually, you get behind the white type. It depends on when this thing was added to the document because it was last added, it's on the top of the stack so it's easy to get behind. Next thing I'm going to do is going to adjust this and this lady over to the side here because we don't want the black box covering her. But what I'd like to do is lower the opacity. I just have it selected with my black arrow and up the top here there's this one called opacity. I'm going to slow it down. Slower it, it's not a word, but I'll lower it anyway. You decide how it's going to work with a background image, how low it should go. I might do the same for this green box. Go and do that. Lower this one down as well. It's just for style points. Girl looks cool having it partly see-through and it's a thing for this book. You can see here on page two, this big black box here. It's just a kind of a cool way of having takes on a black background and we're kind of showing part of the image and stop points. Now we've done it for black boxes. You can do if anything, you can select anything, lower the opacity, and have washed out text. It might be watermark for the logo. Let's add this guy down the bottom here, and shrink it down. Moving down here. But I'm going to lower the opacity. He's like a little watermark thing in the bottom there, which I don't like. But anyway, that is opacity. Let's get onto the next video. 25. Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me save as. : I've just opened a file. It's an older file that I've been working on, and it come up with this thing that says converted. Now I'll try and save it. It says I got to do a Save As. It won't let me save it over the top of the thing I just opened. Why is that? It's because InDesign is updated between when you created this file and where it is now. It might even be six months ago. It might even be two months ago. There is nothing we can do about it, so we just have to live with it. We just go File, Save, and just give it the same name. It'll say, "Would you like to replace?" You say maybe. What you might do before you go and replace it over the top. I'm pretty confident, I always do it and I never had a problem. I do not want to get you into that problem. I'd like you to go off, make a copy of it somewhere, stick it somewhere hidden in case this all goes horribly wrong for you. At least you can go back to that original. For me, I always replace it with the same name and I don't have any problems just upgrading it to a newer version of InDesign. We just have to live with it. That is all. Let's get on to the next video. 26. What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?: Let's say we can't find the InDesign file, we only have the PDF. Can we open up the PDF in InDesign and start editing it? No. It's not possible. You can place it and it'll stick it in like an image, but you can't adjust it. The way to adjust it is that hopefully, you're a Creative Cloud subscriber and you've got something called Acrobat Pro or Acrobat DC. If you don't have that installed, go and do that. On my Mac here, there's a little icon Apps and mine is called Acrobat DC. It's the current version of it. If yours is not installed, install it. On a PC, I think the same little icon is in the bottom right. What you want to do is find your PDF, download it from your email or wherever you've got it and right-click it and say Open With and make sure it goes into Adobe Acrobat. Now, because this is the Pro version and the paid version, mine's called Acrobat Pro DC. Because it's this Acrobat Reader, it's not going to do any of this, boo. But because you're a Creative Cloud license user, and it's going to work. What we're going to do over here on the right is one called Edit PDF. Now, don't get your hopes up too much. You can do additions, you can add images. But because that's swapping around and using it like InDesign, it's very, very caveman. Now I'm going to make sure I'm on it. Along the top here, let's say our address is changed, I can change it to 100. It's really slow and clunky, and jumpy. I can do that, no problem. I'm going to scroll down a little bit and you can see here, let's say I just need to change this. It's just a typo or price change. Jumpy, jumpy. That's okay. You can do basic stuff in hand, basic formatting. You can add images, add text, click and drag out a box. Adding text. I'm still waiting for this to catch back up. Mine's a pretty hardcore Mac and it is a little bit dead. Here it is, it's back. That's last ditch. You just want to make some basic amends and you don't have the InDesign file, you can do it here in Acrobat Pro. Now we've done it in Acrobat Pro. This method works in Illustrator often as well. Illustrator has some pros and cons to it. It's a little bit harder to use Illustrator if you've never used it before. But there's a little bit more formatting and layout changes you can do so try either this one, this is the easy version or Adobe Illustrator, and opening your PDF in there and make changes. That's it for this video. I hope that's helped. Let's get into the next tutorial. 27. Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads.: In this video we're going to create our newsletter or our brochure. We're going to work on our margins, the columns, the gutters between it. We're going to look at things called spreads. It's going to be exciting. Let's go and do it. First thing we're going to do is create a new document. Either click this button or you can go to "File", "New Document". We're going to start with some of the presets print. Now, depending on the part of the world, we're going to use A4 or letter. We use letter in this case. You You see mine keeps defaulting back to millimeters. It's mainly because in between making videos, I have to do wick and InDesign, and I work in millimeters, so I keep switching it back. Anyway, there's my sizes. I'm going to work in portrait and we're going to have facing pages turned on this time. Number of pages, we're going to have eight. Just consider when you are making, say, a newsletter or a brochure, often you have to work in multiples of four. You can have two pages, front and back of a US letter. But often when it gets past that, it's actually big sheets of paper folded in half and stapled. So you can have like say six pages because you'll have one big sheet folded in half and then you have this one sitting in the middle and it becomes very hard to bind together. There's ways around it, but often you work in multiples of eight. If you've ever opened up the newspaper and pulled one sheet out of it, you've dropped it to pieces. You pull out one sheet, you'll notice there's actually four sides. Think of that when you are doing a newsletter. Definitely don't do five because you've got a back of a sheet of paper that you have to use. Starting number, this might be that you've got a really long document and you've got pages and you want to start the page numbering on something different. We're going to keep our start to one. Very rarely will I change that. Primary text frames, we'll look at in a later video. Columns, we haven't used this before. By default you have to have a minimum of one. What we're going to have is three in this case. The gutter is the space between these columns. Just leave it to whatever the default is. Let's have a quick look at why we use columns. In here done done a little search for magazine spreads. What you'll notice is that when people are designing magazines professionals, that we'll start with the number of columns and consistently use that throughout the magazine. It gives a bit of consistency through, say, a really long document so that you're not going to every page switching out different columns. It's one of the things that are really easy to notice when you're looking at amateurs do work is that there's no consistency with columns. Often it's two, three, four, or five columns. Let's have a little look at some of the examples. Now you can break these rules but it adds a bit of consistency throughout. Let's look at this one here, it's an easy one. There's three columns. That's what we're going to be doing and that's keeping to three columns. Let's have a look through this one here. This one's a little bit different. They're using three columns, but they're breaking the rules a tiny bit with spreading across some of these. There's still one, two, three. I know you're thinking like there's only two columns. But you can see this image here is actually spanning two of them and they're doing the same thing here. There's still three columns but this one here is spanning two of them. Let's have a look at some say this one here, I'd say is maybe an amateur work. Because I don't know, you can see there's no real columns in there. This is not even. It should be one and then another one and then this one's a bit short. I don't know, I hope you can see it. It feels like there's no consistency is here. This one here doesn't spin the columns like it should. It's got all the right ingredients for a great magazine, but I think columns can really help lift an armature's work. This one here, two columns. This one here still is I think in the amateur category. It's codes nice, but the columns, I'm just unsure about. See this one here it's beautiful but crazy, but it's still using four columns. One, two, three, four. This big giant number 2 spans two of them and that's okay. You're allowed to break the rules but only breaking the rules within the rules, if you know what I mean. That was a long explanation. Let's jump back into InDesign. We're using three columns. Margins, we're going to use something slightly bigger so we're going to do 0.8 inches. You'll notice that it changed all of them at the same time because this little linking icon is set. I'm going to break that now. I want to do all of them, except I want to do the bottom to be a little bigger. It's going to be 1.4 inches. Now, if you're using millimeters, I'm using 20 all around except for the bottom, which I'm using 35 millimeters. Couple of things to note is often the bottom will be bigger than the rest of the document. It gives you a little bit of wiggle room to the bottom to put things like page numbers and document titles. Even if you're not going to put page numbers down there, it gives a document a set of grounding. It gives it a base at the bottom. So it's just a visual footing. Not sure how to explain it, but it's nice with a nice thick bottom at the bottom. What you'll also notice is there's no left and right, there's inside and outside. If I turn facing pages off, you can see it becomes left and right, which we understand. But then facing pages on, it becomes inside and outside. That means if I jump back to my example. Look at this example here. It's a pretty big example. You don't have a left and a right essentially, but you have an inside margin and an outside margin. What you often can do is you can have a slightly bigger inside margin if you've got something called crepe. It got a really big thick magazine and maybe these pages are disappearing into the gap here, they call that a crepe. You can increase that. Our magazine is not big enough to worry about that. Often as a designer, even if your magazine is really big, that is often the role of the printer to stop playing around with the crepe and adjusting that for you. Talk to them about it if you're worried about it and often they'll help you out. Back to InDesign. We're going to have our 0.125. Unless you're in millimeters and then it's three mills. Slug, we never use. We're going to click "Create". Let's jump to our pages panel. If you can't see it, it's got a window pages and just have a quick little look at what we've done. We've got eight pages. Page 1 here and that's our cover, and then it moves to spreads. I double-click "Page 2" and you can see here I'm going to zoom out command minus or Control minus on a PC. You can see they've put pages 2 and 3 together. You can have them separate and that's fine. But obviously when you're working on a magazine, it's handy to see them together. That's why we look at this wide spreads. We want to see them together. Great work. Let's go and save it. "File", "Save". Let's put it into our desktop. We've got our InDesign class files, and let's call this one Green at Heart. This one's going to be our Newsletter V1, our final. Let's save. Let's get to the next video. Let's look at something called master pages. Exciting. 28. How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign. : Good looking people. What we're going do in this video is work on our master pages, so when we draw a rectangle, a pretty little box that our page numbers are going to go into. We do it once, and it appears on all of our pages. Let's go and do that. To work on the master page is we need to say this page's panel. Go to window pages if you can't see it. Just have a little look at these pages, I got Page 1, 2, 3, 4, but you can see the A in the corner. It means that they're attached to something called the A-Master. That's there by default, you're given one. You can have as many master pages as you need. You put things on the master page that you want to appear on every page, like a page number, maybe it's a small title of the document, its version, or date, or who produced it. Anything that you want to be consistent on every page. It might be some graphics, or a logo, or a watermark. To get to the master page, you need to double-click up here. You might not be able to see it, so you might have to scroll down or find it, see if you can see it hiding up in the top of the pages panel. To get to it, you just double-click it. You got to make sure you're there. To make sure, it's not very obvious. I wish there was like a big flashing green light that said you were in here. But down the bottom here, it says A-Master. I'm not on one page or two or three, I'm on A-Master. I've zoomed out a little bit just so I can see it all. Maybe not that far. Let's go to the rectangle tool, and let's have the top here. Give it a fill of magenta is fine. Just draw a big rectangle on this left-hand side. What you'll notice is, can you see here, that rectangle has appeared on all the left-hand spreads. On the right-hand ones, I'm drawing anything on this side because you'll have things like page numbering on different sides of the pages, or you only want the document name in the top right, but you don't need it on the top right of this page. You have left and right spread. Do the same thing over here, do a different style of box, maybe a different color. Just so that you can see, something a bit more obvious. You can see over here that when I draw stuff on the master page, it appears on all of my pages. You'll notice if I go to these pages, double-click on Page 1, grab my black arrow, is I can't actually select it. If I need to delete it, it needs to come off the master page. Let's jump back to our master page. Double-click it. Select you, and select you and delete it. What I'd like to do is grab the rectangle tool, and I'd like to draw a rectangle that sits down the bottom. We're going to be doing, you sort it at the beginning there, like a box that sits on the bottom. I want to make sure it overlaps the bleeds, so gets trimmed off in the bin, and it goes right up into the spine here. How far up? Let's have a guess, we can change it later on. You'll notice on Page 1, there it is. Double-click. Page 2. I've got that nice colored box, will duplicate it for the other side in sec. On Page 1, actually makes sure you go back to my A-Master. I promise you, you'll be like the world's best user of InDesign, and you will still forget you're not on the master page. It's been ages designing something on Page one thinking it's on the master page, and have to copy and paste it afterwards. We always forget. Same happens when you think you're designing on Page 1, and you're actually in the master page, and you realize everything you've designed is on every single page. You just have to do some copying and pasting afterwards. Next thing I want do is I want to fill this with one of our colors. What you can do when you get started with a new document, is you'll see at the top here there's actually none of those colors through yet. They're sitting over there, which is no big drama. But you can be all official, and bring the swatches through properly. With the black arrow, I have nothing selected. Right-click this guy, and say add to swatches, and just do it for all of them, so you know, you've got all of our colors as part of the swatches' thing. There he is, there. It's a bit weird, I know they there, but why aren't they there? It's because this is new, and it's not a super slick integration yet. That will change. If I have the selected, and at the top here, I'm going to pick my green heart red. You'll see it appears on all the right-hand spreads. Now I'm going to select it, copy and paste it. Edit copy, edit paste. We're going to have a left-hand spread as well. Let's double-check it's on our pages. Double-click page A, Page 2, Page 3 is all a little foot-out color box. The next thing that we're going to do, is do our automatic page numbering, will do that in the next video. Skip to that. One of the things I want to explain before we move on though, is master pages control all of these pages. When it comes to things like adjusting the margins and columns, it's best to do it in the A-Master because it'll adjust all pages. If I say, so we've got Page 1, and I'm like, I want to change the columns to four. I go up t layout and go to margins and I just pick columns, are now going to be four. Click "Okay". What happens is Page 1 changed, but you can see Page 2 and 3 are still the same. That's how to change individual pages, but probably more often than not, you just want to actually change them all. You've decided you want to change the margin or everything. You do that by going to A-Master. Double-click it, and make the changes in here. Now if I go to object, click on object, and it's going to layout margins and go to four. You'll see it does this page. You have the drop here, double-click this page, make it go blue, and do it for this side as well. Fiddly, I know, but that's the way it is. Let's go to four. Now what you'll notice, if I go to Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, I've done those adjustments. If you're finding it's a little bit weird, it's probably because you're not doing it on your master page. I'm going to undo that. Let's go into automatic page numbering in the next video. 29. How do I add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file. : Hi there. In this video, we're going to look at automatic page numbering where we can jump to any page, and it automatically knows what page; we don't have to manually type it in. We're going to use the automatic page numbering feature and the master pages, so let's go and do that. First up, we need to make sure we're on our A-Master because we want to do it once and it appears on all the pages. Double-click any of these two spreads, and I'm going to zoom in and just double-check that you can see down here it says "A-Master". If it's not, just keep hitting this, double-click, double-click until you get in there. What we'll do is we'll start with the bottom right, so I'm going to zoom in a little bit. We're going to grab the Type Tool, and we're going to draw a type box anywhere in this white area because there's nothing here, it's a bit safe to be drawing on the white now, it's fine. Let's type in page. I'm going to use the word page, space, and I'm going to now put in my automatic page numbering. We're going to go up to Type, and we're going to go Insert Special Character. There's one in here called Makers, and then it's called Current Page Number and a horrible shortcut. I'm not sure why they decided like, "Yeah, that's the one they use all the time, so we're going to use this." You have to use your two hands and your nose to get that one to work, anyway. It says "Page A" which is a bit weird. You're like, "That's not page 1." It's because we're on our A-Master. It means that we're on this A-Master, but if I jump to page 1. Look, double-click. Hey, I'm on page 1. Double-click "Page 3". Hey, I'm on page 3. That's the automatic p