The 16 project-based lessons in this book show students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Adobe InDesign. They learn how to create engaging page layouts, flow and edit text, create and use styles, incorporate graphics and tables, and create PDF forms and eBooks. In addition to learning the key elements of the InDesign interface, this completely revised CC (2015 release) edition covers new features, including paragraph shading, easier and more flexible table creation, graphic cells for tables, and sharing styles, swatches, and settings across Creative Cloud applications.
The online companion files include all the necessary assets for students to complete the projects featured in each chapter as well as eBook updates when Adobe releases new features for Creative Cloud customers. And new to this release, all buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: a Web-based version of the complete eBook enhanced with video and interactive multiple-choice quizzes.
As always with the Classroom in a Book, Instructor Notes are available for instructors to download.
• This is the best-selling, project-based Adobe InDesign guide– now fully revised for version CC (2015 release).
• Comprehensive, project-based lessons teach key concepts and techniques for working efficiently with Adobe InDesign tools.
• This updated edition covers the latest features of Adobe InDesign CC (2015 release), and includes numerous real-world tips that put lessons into context for beginning graphic design students.
• Classroom in a Book is the official training series from Adobe Systems Inc., developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
1 Introducing the Workspace
2 Getting to Know InDesign
3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
4 Working with Objects
5 Flowing Text
6 Editing Text
7 Working with Typography
8 Working with Color
9 Working with Styles
10 Importing and Modifying Graphics
11 Creating Tables
12 Working with Transparency
13 Printing and Exporting
14 Creating Adobe PDF Files with Form Fields
15 Creating and Exporting an eBook
16 Creating and Exporting a Fixed-Layout ePub
Kelly Kordes Anton has written and edited dozens of books and training resources on InDesign, including four previous editions of the Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. She also writes articles on such diverse topics as youth hockey, service dog training, and financial education. Kelly lives in Littleton, Colorado.
John Cruise has been writing about and using page layout software for more than two decades. He’s coauthored numerous books, including the InDesign Bible, Adobe InDesign HOW TOs: 100 Essential Techniques, and several editions of the Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book. He’s written articles for numerous publications, including Macworld, MacAddict, MacLife, and Layers magazines. John is also a page layout and design instructor at Metropolitan State University of Denver.