InDesign CC Building on the Fundamentals

Become more efficient inside of the program by learning how to properly manage, format, and transform objects.
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(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 15, 2016
Duration
3h 45m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(17)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Mar 15, 2016
Duration
3h 45m
Description

This course goes beyond the basics of InDesign. Become more efficient inside of the program by learning how to properly manage, format, and transform objects. We also review how you can properly work with color; from process and spot colors, to managing color swatches and gradients. Learn to manage the appearance of your type by using character and paragraph styles. Finally, we'll review how you can present tabular data with tables, and how you can pull from your skills learned in this course and our InDesign CC Fundamentals course to design a business card.

About the author
About the author

Matthew Pizzi is an Adobe Certified instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching Adobe applications.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Welcome
Welcome to InDesign CC: Building on the Fundamentals. Of course, if you're taking this class I'm assuming that you've completed InDesign CC Fundamentals here on trainsimple. com. What are we going to review in this course? Well in this course we're going to talk about how you can work with objects inside the program. We'll talk about formatting, how you can manage the objects, and of course, how you can transform them. We'll talk about how you can work with color, and how you can apply effects. We'll also talk about how you can work with styles, paragraph styles and character styles, to ultimately save you time when working inside the product. Then we'll also talk about how you can display tabular information by using tables. Again, I am assuming that you have experience working with InDesign. If you do, and those topics sound interesting to you, then you're in the right place.

Designing a Business Card
In this final chapter of the course what I wanted to do was show you a completed project, and in this case, it's a business card. You can find this file inside your exercise files folder, it's called business-card. indd. This is a completed design, and what I'd like you to do is construct this on your own without me. Look at this document, and create a new document, and try to recreate it. There's two different sides, the front and the back. If you take a look at this business card everything was created inside of InDesign, so you don't need to go into another program like Illustrator or Photoshop. Everything can be built here inside of InDesign, and if you zoom in to specific areas of the layout you'll notice that we have this pattern in the background. This pattern was created inside of InDesign. Everything that you see here was, so what I'd like you to do is spend some time creating a new document, trying to reconstruct this business card. Now if you get stuck, fortunately for you, I have videos that follow this video that go through building this business card step by step, but before you watch them spend some time on your own and try to reconstruct it without my help.