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Getting Started With InDesign CC

Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online

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25 Videos (2h 33m)
    • Welcome

      2:24
    • Touring The Interface

      10:23
    • Zooming, Navigating And Getting Around

      6:27
    • A Quick Note On Display Performance

      3:45
    • Creating Custom Workspaces

      6:44
    • Creating New Documents

      7:12
    • Setting Up Multiple Columns

      4:04
    • Setting Your Document Up For Offset Printing

      9:22
    • Using Rulers And Guides

      5:24
    • InDesign’s Preview Mode

      3:57
    • Inserting, Deleting, And Rearranging Pages

      3:10
    • Creating Text Frames & Importing Text

      6:06
    • Adjusting Text Frames

      7:30
    • Setting Text Frame Options

      4:18
    • Threading Text Frames

      9:33
    • Basic Text Formatting

      9:29
    • Advanced Text Formatting

      7:27
    • Creating Shapes And Working With Colour

      8:27
    • Applying Strokes To Shapes

      4:08
    • Managing Objects In Your Layout

      5:21
    • Inserting Images Into Your Layout

      10:03
    • Fitting Graphics Within Frames

      5:19
    • Saving And Exporting Layouts

      4:21
    • Exporting Your Work As A PDF

      4:48
    • Where To Go From Here

      3:41

About This Class

InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!

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67 of 67 students recommendSee All

Really easy to follow, interesting, fun!
Wonderful class, everything is explained so clearly and it makes learning the program a lot less daunting. Highly recommended.
Geoff makes the class very interesting. I am having a great time. I don't believe I have learnt so much in so little time. Would love if the sound is a little louder. Thanks Geoff!

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Geoff Blake

Ten Ton Online

Geoff Blake is an award-winning veteran software trainer, author, and designer. A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design and graphics courses for a wide range of clients and organizations, from Fortune 500 companies and colleges, to small and medium-sized businesses; and to individuals just like you. In 2009 he launched his video-based training site, Ten Ton Online, allowing him to reach learners worldwide. With his humorous, non-jargonny appr...

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