InDesign CS2

InDesign CS2

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Total Run Time: 16.5 hrs

Total Training for Adobe® InDesign CS2 helps you advance your skills in the latest page design and publishing application.

Highlights

  1. Discover the innovative cross-media support and control with the visibility of layers
  2. Automatically map the styles from Microsoft® Word files and import them in InDesign for efficient, streamlined documents
  3. Featuring the new lightweight snippet format, recycle and share portions of a layout with drag-n-drop ease.

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With more than 16 hours of instruction, Adobe Certified Expert, Steve Holmes helps you develop and advance your design, typography, and layout skills needed to become an InDesign expert. Watch videos and practice tutorials based on real-world scenarios to effectively sharpen your publishing skills and give documents a professional polish. Plus, access a free custom font from Mucca Designs and stock photography from iStockphoto, Inc. as an added bonus to your training.

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Course Outline

Disc 1

Chapter 1: Quick Start Tour of Adobe InDesign CS2 (34 min)

  1. Creating Guides Using the Line Tool
  2. Using Photoshop® Files in InDesign
  3. Using Illustrator® Files in InDesign
  4. Creating a Shadow & Adding a Logo
  5. Placing & Stylizing Text
  6. Entering Text & Images into a Table
  7. Changing Display Quality & Multiple Text Layers
  8. Exporting an InDesign File as a PDF
Chapter 2: Letting InDesign Work for you (41 min)

  1. Introducing Document Preferences
  2. General, Type & Advanced Type Preferences
  3. Units, Increments & Grids Preferences
  4. Guides, Pasteboards, Spelling & Story Editor Preferences
  5. Display Performance & Appearance of Black Preferences
  6. File Handling Preferences & Type Tool Options
  7. Grouping Palettes into Clusters
  8. Setting Palette Options & Sliding Palettes
  9. Showing/Hiding Palettes with Keyboard Shortcuts
  10. Creating & Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
  11. Creating New Layer & Workspace Shortcuts
Chapter 3: Documents, Presets & Dependencies (21 min)

  1. Creating a New Document
  2. Saving & Editing Document Presets
  3. Working with File Types & Extensions
  4. Opening Files
  5. Fixing Dependencies Automatically
  6. Fixing Dependencies Manually
Chapter 4: Navigation & Adobe Bridge (28 min)

  1. Adjusting Page Size
  2. Using the Zoom Tool
  3. Scrolling the Page & Changing View Size
  4. Using the Navigator Palette
  5. Introducing Adobe Bridge
  6. Viewing Files in Bridge
  7. Saving a Workspace, Rating & Labeling
  8. Filtering, Reordering & Sorting Files in Bridge
  9. Viewing Images in a Slideshow
Chapter 5: Letting InDesign Guide you (29 min)

  1. Creating Margins & Columns
  2. Understanding Master Pages
  3. Setting Up Rulers
  4. Creating Guides
  5. Understanding Guides as Objects
  6. Using Control Palette Calculations
  7. Customizing Guide Colors
  8. Placing Guides on Layers
  9. Placing Guides on Multiple Pages
  10. Using Preview Modes
Chapter 6: Beginning your Layout Design (17 min)

  1. Saving a Document
  2. When Not to Turn on Allow Pages to Shuffle
  3. The Rectangle Tool vs. the Rectangle Frame Tool
  4. Creating Frames for Text & Graphics
  5. Organizing Elements in the Layers Palette
  6. Changing the Basic Paragraph Style
  7. Selecting, Adjusting & Filling Text Frames
Chapter 7: Importing, Pouring, Flowing & Automation (27 min)

  1. Setting up Microsoft Word Import Options
  2. Setting Options for Placing Imported Text
  3. Placing & Directing Overflow Text
  4. Adding Pages to the Document
  5. Creating a Layout & Duplicating Text Frames
  6. Setting up Text Links Across Multiple Frames
  7. Pre-Linking & Adjusting Text Frame Options
  8. Using Autoflow for Automatic Documents
Chapter 8: Type Formatting (21 min)

  1. Selecting a Font
  2. Adjusting Type Size & Leading
  3. Exploring More Character Options
  4. Adjusting Tracking
  5. Introducing Kerning & the Eyedropper Tool
  6. Adjusting Kerning & Baseline Shift
Chapter 9: Paragraph Formatting & Design (15 min)

  1. Hyphenating Text
  2. Adjusting Paragraph Spacing
  3. Creating a Bulleted List
  4. Indenting Paragraphs Manually
  5. Using Drop Caps
Chapter 10: The Basics of Typography (18 min)

  1. Inserting Special Characters
  2. Inserting White Spaces
  3. Using Notes
  4. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to Linked Frames
  5. Applying Optical Margin Alignment to an Object Style
Chapter 11: Opentype® & Typography (31 min)

  1. Using Ligatures
  2. Exploring OpenType Fonts
  3. Using Discretionary Ligatures & Fractions
  4. Using Proportional Oldstyle & Ordinals
  5. Using Small Caps & Force Line Break
  6. Exploring Glyphs
  7. Glyph Palette Options & Applying Glyphs
Chapter 12: Basic Paragraph Style Sheets (22 min)

  1. Creating a New Style Sheet
  2. Linking Style Sheets
  3. The Advantages of Linked Style Sheets
  4. Importing Style Sheets from Other Documents
  5. Redefining a Style
Chapter 13: Graphic Frames & Object Styles (30 min)

  1. Creating Basic Graphic Frames
  2. Adding & Aligning a Stroke to a Graphic Frame
  3. Saving a New Object Style
  4. Saving a Thin Line as a New Object Style
  5. Arranging & Aligning Objects
  6. Copying Shapes & Applying Rich Black
  7. Editing the Shape & Size of Objects in Sequence
  8. Transform Again Individually to Duplicate Frames
  9. Converting Shapes
Chapter 14: Importing Vector Graphics (26 min)

  1. Importing Illustrator Files
  2. The Main Selection Tool vs. the Direct Selection Tool
  3. Scaling an Image Numerically
  4. Moving an Anchor Point, Rotating, Scaling & Moving
  5. Fitting Content Proportionally
  6. Using Shortcuts to Scale a Graphic
  7. Importing an Illustrator File from Bridge
  8. Importing an Image & Changing Its Transparency
Chapter 15: Adobe Photoshop® Import & Creativity (32 min)

  1. Importing & Adjusting Photoshop Images
  2. Utilizing the Links Palette
  3. Drag & Drop from Bridge & Fill Frame Proportionally
  4. Adjusting Display Performance
  5. Placing a Background Image
  6. Drawing a Line & Adding an Illustrator Title
  7. Nudging an Image with the Arrow Keys
  8. Accessing Layers Using Object Layer Options
  9. Cropping & Viewing Layers
Chapter 16: Layered Design & Text Wrap (30 min)

  1. Bringing in Separate Images Defined by One Image
  2. Placing a Background Image & Changing Text Color
  3. Organizing Layers & Placing a Title
  4. Customizing a Title Layout Design
  5. Creating an Advanced Layered Design
  6. Using Photoshop Clipping Paths
  7. Using Text Wrap
Chapter 17: Creating & Storing Color (26 min)

  1. Introducing the Swatches & Color Palettes
  2. Creating Color & Tint Swatches
  3. Working with Spot Colors
  4. Creating Mixed Ink Swatches & Groups
  5. Using Gradients & Making a New Gradient Swatch
  6. Adding Small Color Reference Frames to Images
Chapter 18: Intelligent Type Styles (22 min)

  1. Adding & Positioning a Text Frame
  2. Formatting & Aligning Text
  3. Creating Paragraph Styles
  4. Editing Style Sheets for Automation Using Next Styles
  5. Duplicating a Text Frame & Replacing the Text
  6. Creating a Tint Swatch to Change Text Color
Chapter 19: Baseline Grid Control (21 min)

  1. Creating an Image Box & Placing the Image
  2. Importing & Placing a Layered PDF File
  3. Using the Paste In Place Command
  4. Dragging & Dropping Images from Bridge
  5. Introducing Document & Baseline Grids
  6. Setting Grid Preferences & Snapping into Alignment
Chapter 20: Powerful Nested Styles & Snippets (31 min)

  1. Importing Style Sheets
  2. Snapping to Baseline Grid
  3. Creating Character Style Sheets
  4. Creating Nested Style Sheets
  5. Adjusting the Optical Margin Alignment
  6. Introducing Snippets
  7. Working with Snippets
Chapter 21: Compounds, Shadows & Transparency (24 min)

  1. Setting Transparency Options
  2. Applying a Drop Shadow
  3. Using the Redefine Object Style Command
  4. Working with Compound Paths
  5. Using the Pathfinder Palette
  6. Final Comments & Credits

Disc 2

Chapter 1: Cool Text & Image Tables (36 min)

  1. Introducing Image Tables
  2. Creating & Working with Tables
  3. Formatting Cells in a Table
  4. Using the Cell Options Dialog Box
  5. Editing Text & Importing Snippets
  6. Adjusting Alignment & Color
  7. Rules for Importing Images
  8. Adjusting the Size & Crop of Imported Images
Chapter 2: Tables for Design (24 min)

  1. Creating a Table
  2. Merging & Splitting Cells
  3. Adjusting Cell Stroke & Color
  4. Placing Images & Snippets into a Cell
  5. Image Placement & Formatting Tips
  6. Correcting the Stroke Color
Chapter 3: Story Editing & Glyph Sets (20 min)

  1. Adding an Accented Character
  2. Using the Story Editor & Quick Apply
  3. Adjusting Hyphenation & Justification Settings
  4. Adjusting Overset Type in the Story Editor
  5. Using Contextual & Swash Alternates
  6. Adding Glyphs on the Fly & Creating a Glyph Set
Chapter 4: Adobe Incopy® Assignments (27 min)

  1. Creating an Assignment
  2. Adding Stories to an Assignment & Updating
  3. Identifying InCopy Stories inside InDesign
  4. Editing in InDesign & InCopy Simultaneously
  5. Checking Out Stories to Edit Them
  6. Copyfitting & Checking Stories Back In
  7. Editing in InDesign & Updating in InCopy
Chapter 5: Rules, Strokes & Tabs (17 min)

  1. Activating Dynamic Spelling
  2. Utilizing Next Style Sheets
  3. Aligning Text Using the Tabs Ruler
  4. Redefining a Paragraph Style
  5. Drawing a Line Using Paragraph Rules
  6. Editing Stroke Styles
Chapter 6: Flexible Footnotes & Spell Checking (16 min)

  1. Inserting Footnotes
  2. Numbering & Formatting Footnotes
  3. Customizing a Footnote Layout
  4. Working with Multiple Footnotes
  5. Using the Check Spelling Dialog Box
  6. Adding Words to the Dictionary
Chapter 7: Feathering Magic (18 min)

  1. Learning to Use the Pen Tool
  2. Drawing a Closed Path
  3. Subtracting One Path from Another
  4. Modifying a Path
  5. Creating & Modifying a Feathered Edge
  6. Using the Paste Into Command
Chapter 8: Folios, Master Pages & Libraries (21 min)

  1. Creating a Folio Layer & Importing a Folio Style
  2. Creating a Folio on a Master Page
  3. Duplicating & Deleting Folios
  4. Creating a Folio Library
  5. Applying Saved Folios to Other InDesign Files
Chapter 9: Multiple Masters, Overrides & PDF Import (18 min)

  1. Performing a Local Override
  2. Exploring Override Rules & Options
  3. Working with Multiple Master Pages
  4. Distributing Objects & Applying Object Styles
  5. Importing Multiple Images from a PDF
Chapter 10: Sections, Books & Auto Pagination (16 min)

  1. Numbering Pages & Creating Sections
  2. Assembling a Book
  3. Synchronizing Styles
Chapter 11: Table of Contents Secrets (28 min)

  1. Creating a Table of Contents
  2. Adding Titles & Descriptions
  3. Pasting Into Specific Layers
  4. Applying Table of Contents Styles
  5. Affecting the Visibility of Type
  6. Updating the Table of Contents
Chapter 12: Trapping & Output Preview (32 min)

  1. Introducing Trapping
  2. Knowing When to Use Trapping
  3. Creating a Trap Preset
  4. Using the Flattener Preview
  5. Dealing with Flattening Issues
  6. Using the Separations Preview
Chapter 13: Preflight, Package & Print (18 min)

  1. Using the Preflight Dialog Box
  2. Updating Links & Editing Original Images
  3. Packaging a Document for a Printer
  4. Setting Print Options & Presets
  5. More Options & Outputting to a Printer
Chapter 14: Adobe PDF Export (25 min)

  1. Introducing PDF Presets
  2. Exporting a PDF for Approval
  3. Compressing Images & Other Export Options
  4. Adding Security & Exporting the File
  5. Exporting a PDF for Print
  6. Setting Color & Security Options
Chapter 15: XML Workflow & Adobe GoLive® Packages (30 min)

  1. Creating, Assigning & Saving Tags
  2. Exporting XML & Loading Tags
  3. Mapping Tags to Styles & Importing XML
  4. Creating & Opening a Package
  5. Modifying Packaged Text Styles in GoLive
  6. Modifying Packaged Graphics in GoLive
Chapter 16: Interactive PDF Magic (34 min)

  1. Adding Hyperlinks to Interactive Buttons
  2. Working with Flash® Movies in InDesign
  3. Working with QuickTime™ Files in InDesign
  4. Creating Interactive Text Buttons
  5. Assigning Actions to Buttons
  6. Creating a Rollover State for a Graphic Button
  7. Previewing Media Files in Bridge
  8. Adding Sound Files to an InDesign Document
  9. Exporting to PDF
  10. Mini Outro
Chapter 17: Poster Design Magic (59 min)

  1. Creating Presets & Drawing Guides
  2. Drawing Rules & Using Step and Repeat
  3. Loading Swatches & Drawing a Shape
  4. Aligning Type & Rotating an Image
  5. Extending a Gradient & Creating Drop Shadows
  6. Creating an Overlay Gradient
  7. Converting a Text Snippet to a Table
  8. Applying Styles & Swatches to a Table
  9. Formatting Text around a Graphic
  10. Placing a Logo & Scaling Objects
  11. Joining & Subtracting Paths & Fitting Images
  12. Placing a Graphic inside Type
  13. Creating a Lens Effect with Text
  14. Final Comments & Credits

Presenter Info

Steve HolmesSteve Holmes is the creative director of the award-winning Energi Design, in San Francisco, California. With a history rich in design and typography for motion, broadcast and web design, Steve’s experience and the Energi portfolio are highly regarded in the design industry both in Europe and the US.

For over a decade, he has spoken at major design and animation conferences worldwide, and has a long-standing history as one of Total Training’s top presenters, sharing his knowledge of After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop with the world.