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Learning Adobe InDesign CS5 and CS5.5

by Greg Bowden (448 pages)

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 and CS5.5 tutorials

The Learning Adobe InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 tutorials provide activity-based publishing lessons to teach or learn Adobe InDesign CS5 or Adobe InDesign CS5.5. There are two modules available:

 

Module 1 introduces the Adobe InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 basics.

Module 2 covers advanced Adobe InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 features.

 

Both Learning InDesign CS5 and Learning InDesign CS5.5 are supplied.

 

Support files that provide all the images, videos and data required to complete the activities are included with the product.

 

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Module 1: InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 Basics

 

Contents (both modules)

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Chapter 1: Introduction to InDesign CS5 (30 pages)

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Chapter 2: Creating Greeting Cards (17 pages)

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Chapter 3: Text Formatting (23 pages)

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Chapter 4: Creating Newsletters Using Frames (30 pages)

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Chapter 5: Creating Menus Using Frames (26 pages)

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Chapter 6: Using Styles in Publications (22 pages)

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Chapter 7: Single Page Newsletters (14 pages)

 

Chapter 8: Multiple Page Newsletters (34 pages)

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Module 2: InDesign CS5 & CS5.5 Advanced Exercises

 

 

Chapter 9: Creating Pamphlets (32 pages)

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Chapter 10: Using Tables in Publications (20 pages)

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Chapter 11: Table of Contents (19 pages)

 

Chapter 12: Creating Magazines (30 pages)

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Chapter 13: Magazine Covers (8 pages)

 

Chapter 14: Creating Multimedia SWF Products (24 pages)

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Chapter 15: Animations and Media (20 pages)

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Chapter 16: Creating Multimedia PDF Products (24 pages)

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Chapter 17: Creating Books (18 pages)

 

Chapter 18: Useful Features (30 pages)

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The tutorials can be used onscreen next to the software package, from a tablet or printed. Assignments are provided at the end of each chapter and the multi-user version provides projects at the end of each module.

 

 

Module 1

Introduces laying out pages, setting text and graphics frames, controlling graphics, formatting text and creating styles to produce publications including flyers, greeting cards, restaurant menus, newsletters, placing text in columns and multi-page documents.

Module 2

Covers the creating pamphlets and magazines, the use of tables, applying master pages, creating interactive SWF products and interactive PDF products, setting animations and importing videos, using the Book feature, creating Library items, using the Page tool, using Layers, using the EyeDropper tool and entering text along a path

 

 

Module 1 Chapter Descriptions

 

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Adobe InDesign CS5

 

Demonstrates how to set up a document, insert and format text, spell check text, insert and format graphics and create thumbnail sketches through the creation of simple flyers, such as:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 text and graphics to create a flyer

 

 

 

Chapter 2: Creating Greeting Card

 

Demonstrates how to layout a page into quarters, use column and page guides, adding borders and rotate objects to produce a greeting card such as:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 greeting card

 

 

 

Chapter 3: Text Formatting

 

Demonstrates how to create indents, hanging indents, use the Tab Ruler to insert left, right, centre and decimal tabs, add leader characters to tab stops, insert lines and multiple copies of lines to product tables such as:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 tabs and indents

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4: Creating Newsletters Using Frames


Introduces the concept of frames. How to insert text and graphics into frames, how to format frames, use frames options, apply effects such as drop shadow and bevel and emboss, thread text from one frame to another, shade frames, align frames and add leader characters to text to produce newsletters such as:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 frames

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5: Creating Menus Using Frames

 

Extension of the use of frames to create page structures that remain fixed while the content can be updated as required. Publications such as a restaurant menu are created to illustrate this.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 page structure using frames

 

 

 

Chapter 6: Using Styles in Publications

 

Demonstrates how to use preset styles, create custom styles and applying them, copy styles from one document to another to create advertising publications like:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 styles

 

 

 

Chapter 7: Single Page Newsletters

 

Demonstrates the use of columns to quickly produce simple one-page newsletters without the need to set frames and thread text from frame to frame. The span option is used to set text such as headers and footers back to one column. The following newsletter is created:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 columns

 

 

 

Chapter 8: Multiple Page Newsletters

 

Multiple pages of different designs are created using wrap text around graphics, adding multiple columns to pages and layering page elements. The following multiple page newsletter is created:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 multiple page newsletter

 

 

 

Project 1: The Society of Architects

 

The Multi-user version provides a project that requires students to create a two-page newsletter for a Society of Architects. All the text required in the publication is provided.

 

 

 

 

Module 2 Chapter Descriptions

 

 

Chapter 9: Creating Pamphlets

 

Demonstrates how to create a 6-sided pamphlet which includes the use of landscape orientation, setting pages into 3 columns, duplicating lines and printing pages back to back.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 pamphlets

 

 

 

 

Chapter 10: Using Tables in Publications

 

Demonstrates how to setup and manage tables. This includes adjusting column width and row height, shading cells, setting borders, entering text and graphics in to cells and formatting them, wrapping text around tables and importing Microsoft Word tables. The following publication is created.:

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 tables

 

 

 

Chapter 11: Table of Contents

 

Demonstrates how to produce a Table of Contents from headings set to styles. The document is then exported as a PDF document which creates bookmarks from the Table of Contents items.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 table of contents

 

 

 

Chapter 12: Creating Magazines

 

Demonstrates how to layout and create pages of a magazine. Left and Right master pages are created to contain header and footer details, then the pages are created from those master pages.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 master pages in magazines

 

 

 

Chapter 13: Magazine Covers

 

Demonstrates how to create a cover for a magazine using an A3 paper size and landscape orientation.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 magazine

 

 

 

 

Chapter 14: Creating Interactive SWF Products

 

Using the interactive capabilities of InDesign students build an interactive Flash Player SWF products that that can be exported to web sites. An online catalogue for a sports store is created.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 interacive flash player SWF

 

 

 

 

Chapter 15: Animation and Media

 

Using the animation capabilities of InDesign students apply animations to frames, set photos on top of one another and set buttons to display the photos. Also video clips are imported and formatted. The document is then exported as a Flash Player SWF file for viewing on a browser.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 hyperlinks to play animations

 

 

 

 

Chapter 16: Creating Interactive PDF Products

 

Using the interactive capabilities of InDesign students build an interactive PDF products that plays short movie clips on the click of inserted buttons. Hyerlinks allow the user to move from page to page.

 

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Chapter 17: Creating Books

 

Using the BOOK command to combine individual documents into a book which is then exported to a PDF document with Bookmark links.

 

Adobe InDesign CS5 books

 

 

 

Chapter 18: Useful Features

 

Demonstrates some useful features that InDesign provides to make the publishing process easier. These include creating Library items, using the Page tool to set different sized pages within the one document, using Layers, using the Gap tool to maintain the gap between frames whiles resizing images, the EyeDropper tool, drawing text along a path, embedding images and OpenType fonts.

 

 

 

Project 2: Home Bodies

 

The Multi-user version provides a project that requires students to create a publication for a home help company that can be viewed on different sized screens. All the text required in the publication is provided.