Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations.
1. Streamlining Production.
Masters: A Review. The Document Grid. The Baseline Grid. Managing Guides. Document Templates. Object Libraries. Layers and Layering. Copying Items to the Same Position.
2. Advanced Typography.
The Color and Legibility of Type. Tracking and Kerning. Composition Options. Paragraph Control Options. Optical Margin Alignment. Applying Vertical Justification. Special Typographic Features. Multiple Master Fonts. Working with Other Languages.
3. Creating Complex Shapes.
The Metamorphosis of Basic Shapes. Splitting and Joining Paths. Working with Type on a Path. Working with Text Outlines.
4. Text and Graphics Living Together.
Text and Graphics Related. Text Wrapping. Modifying the Offset. The Invert Option. Clipping Paths and Alpha Channels. Embedding Graphics in Text Frames. Filling Text Outlines with Graphics.
5. Advanced Styles.
Orderly Progression. Automated Styling. Loading Styles from Another Document. Styles and Workflow.
6. Advanced Color Issues.
Digital Files in an Analog World. RGB vs. CMYK Issues. Spot Color. Gamuts. Color Separation. Creating Gradients. Trapping.Color Management. Color Management in InDesign. Keep the GASP In the Loop.
7. Working with Long Documents.
The Importance of Consistency. Sections of Documents. Working with Notes. Creating Jumps.
8. Managing Output.
Preflight. Printing Halftones and Separations. Proofing. Workflow Issues for Printing. Handoff to the GASP.
9. Exporting Files.
The File Formats. Exporting Files as EPS.
10. Exporting to PDF.
What Is PDF? PDF Export Options. Defining a PDF Style. Viewing and Editing a PDF Document.
11. Exporting to HTML.
InDesign as a Web Page Generator. Editing HTML. Designing and Purposing Documents for the Web. Layout Adjustments in InDesign. Converting Images for the Web.
Project Assignment #2.
Project A: Visit Costa Rica (Complete after Chapter 4). Project B: Celebrate 2000 (Complete after Chapter 4). Project C: GraphiCom Newsletter (Complete after Chapter 5). Project D: The Annual Report (Complete after Chapter 7).