Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job

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Adobe InDesign CS2 is a powerful, but complicated, page layout technology. Sure, learning how to use the various tools and techniques is important, but what you really need and want to know is how to put those tools and techniques to use to complete projects at work. That's where Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job comes into play. The InDesign tools and basics are introduced to you in the first three chapters. After that, you will accomplish a variety of real-world job tasks with detailed ...

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Overview

Adobe InDesign CS2 is a powerful, but complicated, page layout technology. Sure, learning how to use the various tools and techniques is important, but what you really need and want to know is how to put those tools and techniques to use to complete projects at work. That's where Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job comes into play. The InDesign tools and basics are introduced to you in the first three chapters. After that, you will accomplish a variety of real-world job tasks with detailed instructions that allow for personalization. The projects you will learn to tackle include:

  • Business Collateral
  • Marketing Materials
  • Newspaper/Magazine Ads and Posters
  • Brochures
  • Interactive Reports/Presentations
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Product Catalogues
  • Order Forms
  • Annual Reports

Tips, tricks and notes provide you with the information that you need to carry over what you learn in Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job to your job. Put your knowledge and talents to work!

"I'm really impressed with Adobe InDesign @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job. Cate Indiano found just the right balance of easy step-by-step instructions and pertinent background information, including workflow, project management, and production issues. The example layouts and files are well-designed and provide real-world context for the entire book. You won't find any fluff here - just a combination of clear and purposeful text and screenshots."

Adam Pratt, Application Engineer, Adobe Systems, Inc.

"Cate Indiano has produced a thorough, well thought out book. She's an excellent instructor and her focus on making sure her readers learn what they need to know to produce work efficiently in the real world is very evident in this book."

Sterling Ledet, Sterling Ledet & Associates

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672328022
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 8/3/2005
  • Series: At Work Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Cate Brosseau Indiano is the principal at DeskTop Media, a well-respected training company that specializes in the Adobe product line. She specializes in InDesign and the Creative Suite. She has earned certifications as a trainer, which required her to demonstrate excellence in instructional design as she taught her classes.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Organization of This Book

Downloading the Book's Project Files

Conventions Used in This Book

@work resources

I. GETTING STARTED.

1. Exploring InDesign.

Choosing InDesign

Creative Suite Advantages

Adobe Bridge (New Feature) and Version Cue

PageMaker Users

Object Styles (New Feature)

Photoshop and PDF Layer Support (New Feature)

Transparency

OpenType Font Support

Anchored Objects (New Feature)

Tables

Direct Export to PDF

Snippets (New Feature)

The InDesign CS 2 Window

InDesign CS2 Tools

InDesign CS2 Primary Palettes

InDesign CS2's Secondary Palettes

Final Thoughts

2. Planning for Production.

Distribution (via Print, PDF, and the Web)

Print

PDF

Web

Budget

Specific Production Options

Checklist for Print Production

PDF Prep for Press, Print, or View

Checklist for PDF Production

For Web

Checklist for Web Production

Technology Considerations-A Primer

Software

File Standards

Organizing and Protecting Versions and Assets

Quality Control for Color

Optimizing Your Workflow with Templates

Final Thoughts

3. Converting to InDesign from Another Application.

The Switch

Special Consideration for PageMaker Users

Conversion Features for Quark and PageMaker Files

What InDesign CS2 Can Convert

How the Conversion Is Handled

Further Support for PM and Quark Users

Final Thoughts

II. PROJECTS.

4. Developing Business Collateral.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Distribution Choices

Orientation Choices

Paper Choices

File Format Choices

Color Choices

Type Choices

Mailing Choices

Production Choices

Project: Letterhead

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Getting Acquainted with the Control Palette

Step 3 Importing Art Files

Step 4 Transforming Placed Art Files

Step 5 Creating a Text Element

Step 6 Formatting Text

Step 7 Previewing Your Work with View Commands

Step 8 Drawing with Tools

Step 9 Applying Color

Step 10 Saving Your Work

Step 11 Printing a Composite Proof

Project: Business Card

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Importing Art Files

Step 3 Positioning a Graphic Element

Step 4 Transforming a Graphic Element

Step 5 Placing a Ruler Guide and Creating a Text Element

Step 6 Formatting Text

Step 7 Viewing Options

Step 8 Saving Your File

Step 9 Printing a Composite Proof

Step 10 Creating a Template

Project: Envelope

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Creating a Document Preset

Step 3 Importing Art Files

Step 4 Transforming with Tools

Step 5 Creating a Text Element

Step 6 Using a Swatch to Color a Graphic Element

Step 7 Locking an Element

Step 8 Auto Leading

Step 9 Previewing Your Work

Step 10 Saving Your Work

Step 11 Printing a Composite Proof

Step 12 Preflighting and Packaging Your Files

Project: Postcard

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Placing an Image for Full Bleed

Step 3 Adding Text

Step 4 Creating Breaks

Step 5 Centering Text Horizontally and Vertically

Step 6 Creating a Reverse or Knockout

Step 7 Navigating in an InDesign Document

Step 8 Creating Ruler Guides

Step 9 Placing Text

Step 10 Positioning with the Proxy

Step 11 Constraining Object Moves

Step 12 Spell-checking in InDesign

Step 13 Printing a Composite Proof

Project: CD Cover

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Creating a Picture Frame

Step 3 Fitting Your Image to the Frame

Step 4 Importing an Art File

Step 5 Aligning Elements

Step 6 Saving Your Work

Step 7 Printing a Composite Proof

Creating Company T-Shirts

Project: T-shirt Front

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Placing an Art File

Step 3 Copying an Element

Step 4 Stepping and Repeating

Step 5 Saving Your Work

Step 6 Printing a Flipped Image

Project: T-shirt Back

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Placing a Graphic Element

Step 3 Saving Your Work

Step 4 Printing a Flipped Image

Final Thoughts

5. Creating an Advertisement and a Poster.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

File Format Choices: PDF or PDF/X?

Production Choices

Color Choices

Finishing and Distribution Choices

Project: Advertisement

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Applying a Stroke

Step 3 Inserting Special Characters

Step 4 Placing Raster Elements

Step 5 Creating Drop Shadows

Step 6 Sampling Color

Step 7 Formatting Text

Step 8 Applying a Drop Shadow to Type

Step 9 Changing Paragraph Alignment

Step 10 Scaling Vector Elements

Step 11 Reviewing Your Work

Step 12 Preflighting and Packaging

Step 13 Printing

Step 14 Exporting PDF/X-1a

Project: Poster

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Customizing the Workspace

Step 3 Adding a Swatch

Step 4 Creating a Stroke

Step 5 Aligning Text Horizontally and Vertically

Step 6 Creating a Logo

Step 7 Creating Bullets

Step 8 Creating Indentation

Step 9 Using the Transparency Palette

Step 10 Arranging Elements

Step 11 Constraining and Copying While in Motion

Step 12 Placing Images

Step 13 Creating Gradient Strokes

Step 14 Aligning Elements

Step 15 Reviewing Your Work

Step 16 Preflighting and Packaging

Step 17 Printing

Final Thoughts

6. Designing a Product Sheet.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Production Choices

Distribution Choices

Color Choices

Finishing and Binding Choices

Project: Product Sheet Front

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Importing Elements

Step 3 Creating a TextElement

Step 4 Creating a Color Swatch

Step 5 Formatting Text

Step 6 Coloring Type

Step 7 Creating a Shadow Box

Step 8 Grouping Elements

Step 9 Stepping and Repeating

Step 10 Creating Columns Versus Threading Text Blocks

Step 11 Threading Text

Step 12 Creating a Style Sheet

Step 13 Creating a Style Sheet (Alternative Method)

Step 14 Removing a Style Sheet and Applying Another

Step 15 Filling with Placeholder Text

Step 16 Positioning Elements

Step 17 Previewing Your Work

Step 18 Printing a Composite Proof

Project: Product Sheet Back

Step 1 Using the Pages Palette to Add a Page

Step 2 Tinting an Element

Step 3 Copying from One Page to Another

Step 4 Creating Multiple Columns Inside a Single Text Box

Step 5 Creating a Drop Cap

Step 6 Aligning Elements

Step 7 Using the Glyphs Palette

Step 8 Using OpenType

Step 9 Grouping and Text Wrap

Step 10 Managing File Links

Step 11 Preflighting Your Project

Step 12 Creating a Color Composite Proof

Step 13 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

Final Thoughts

7. Creating a Brochure.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Production Choices

Distribution Choices

Color Choices

Stock and Binding

Finishing

Project: Trifold Brochure

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Placing Guides

Step 3 Adding a Swatch

Step 4 Creating a Gradient

Step 5 Directing a Gradient

Step 6 Importing a Logo

Step 7 Creating the Title for the Brochure

Step 8 Placing an Image and Coloring It

Step 9 Creating Graphical Elements

Step 10 Transforming Elements

Step 11 Creating Text Wrap

Step 12 Fitting Content to Frame

Step 13 Creating and Linking Text Blocks

Step 14 Using the Pen Tool

Step 15 Printing a Composite Proof

Step 16 Optional Exercise: Data Merging

Final Thoughts

8. Putting Together an Interactive Presentation.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Workflow Considerations

Content and Audience Considerations

Navigation Considerations

Equipment Considerations

Printing Considerations

Project: An Interactive Presentation

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Setting Up Master Pages

Step 3 Creating Multiple Masters

Step 4 Tagging Elements with Color

Step 5 Working with the Pen Tool

Step 6 Adding More Pages

Step 7 Working with Libraries

Step 8 Creating Layers

Step 9 Adding a Heading and Bulleted Text

Step 10 Creating Style Sheets

Step 11 Adding Library Elements

Step 12 Adding Animation and Movies

Step 13 Creating Hyperlinks for Icon Navigation

Step 14 Printing a Composite Proof

Step 15 Exporting a PDF

Final Thoughts

9. Developing a Newsletter.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Production Choices

Distribution Choices

Stock, Binding, and Finishing

Project: Newsletter

Step 1 Arranging Windows

Step 2 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 3 Creating the Masthead

Step 4 Creating Tabs

Step 5 Using the Glyphs Palette

Step 6 Creating Text Wrap

Step 7 Formatting Master Pages with Auto Page Numbering

Step 8 Creating Object Styles

Step 9 Using Display Performance

Step 10 Creating a Table

Step 11 Importing and Cleaning Up Copy from Text Files

Step 12 Back to the Layout

Step 13 Creating Type Outlines

Step 14 Creating Tab Leaders

Step 15 Creating a Color Composite Proof

Step 16 Managing Horizontal Space with Kerning

Step 17 Managing Horizontal Space with Tracking

Step 18 Managing Horizontal Space with Justification

Step 19 In-house Digital Production

Step 20 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

Final Thoughts

10. Designing a Product Catalogue.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Distribution Choices

Managing Content

Production, Binding, and Finishing Considerations

Project: Catalogue

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Creating Multiple Master Pages

Step 3 Creating Custom Columns

Step 4 Creating Section Tabs

Step 5 Auto Page Numbering

Step 6 Creating Masters Based on Masters

Step 7 Applying Master Pages

Step 8 Creating the Cover

Step 9 Creating Type Outlines

Step 10 Creating Colors and Applying Blending Modes

Step 11 Transforming Objects, Again!

Step 12 Creating Paragraph Styles

Step 13 Using the Next Style Feature of Paragraph Styles

Step 14 Creating Anchored Objects

Step 15 Creating Templates

Step 16 Creating Headers As TOC Entries

Step 17 Importing Spreadsheets As Tables

Step 18 Editing Tables

Step 19 Creating a TOC

Step 20 Preflighting Your Project

Step 21 Creating a Color Composite Proof

Step 22 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

Final Thoughts

11. Making an Order Form.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Managing Content

Production Considerations

Distribution Considerations

Project: Order Form

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Creating Form Fields with Tab Leaders

Step 3 Inserting and Formatting a Table

Step 4 Learning Table Behavior

Step 5 Formatting Row and Column Strokes and Row Height

Step 6 Inserting Special Characters

Step 7 Creating a Color Composite Proof

Step 8 Creating a PDF for Alternative Distribution

Final Thoughts

12. Producing an Annual Report.

About the Project

Prerequisites

@work resources

Planning the Project

Managing Content

Production Considerations

Distribution Options

Project: Annual Report

Step 1 Setting Up Your Document Format

Step 2 Editing a Master Page and Basing One Master on Another

Step 3 Organizing Your Front Matter

Step 4 Using All Caps and Small Caps to Convey Formality

Step 5 Adding Bullets and Numbering

Step 6 Creating Footnotes

Step 7 Adding Decorative Elements to Your Strokes

Step 8 Formatting Financial Data

Step 9 Creating an Index

Step 10 Preflighting Your Project

Step 11 Creating a Color Composite Proof

Step 12 Review and Approval

Final Thoughts

III. APPENDIXES.

Appendix A: Glossary.

Appendix B: Resources.

Using the Publisher's Website for All InDesign at Work Project Files

The Adobe Website and Transparency

Popular Plug-ins

Local Resources

User Groups and Associations

Training

Publications: Print and Web

Offset

Sheetfed Versus Web

Chemistry

Proofing

Print Workflow

Estimating

Planning

Submission and Preflighting

Prepress

Plating

Press

Bindery

Shipping

Gravure

Screen Printing

Flexography

Digital

Assessing Your Current Workflows

Creative Workflow

Hardware Found in the Creative Workflow

Software Tools for the Creative Workflow

Output Devices

Organizing, Managing, Retrieving, and Archiving-The Asset Workflow

Digital Assets

Asset Management Hardware

Asset Management Software

Repurposing of Content Workflow

PDF Workflows

Repurposing Content with Creative Suite, Variable Data, and XML

Review and Approval Workflows

Job Management or Tracking Workflow

Quality Control Throughout Your Workflows

Communications

Index.

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Preface

Introduction

When we first started discussing this series, I kept thinking of it as curriculum and then I adjusted my thinking to "self-taught" curriculum. Remember, I'm a trainer—hands-on, onsite, instructor-led is our mantra. Throughout the years, I can't remember finding a published work I felt contained exercises geared to our customer base. They either were too basic or taught features that would be infrequently used.

So, in developing the outline for the book, it was important that I kept in mind you, the reader. Who are you? I imagine you are in some form of marketing, communications, publishing, or graphic arts. Your educational background might be in design, but odds are it's not. You might have hired into this job or your job might have evolved into this position. You might have some minimal page layout experience; you might not.

But one thing's for sure: You need a practical guide to step you through common layouts and publications using the features of an application you barely know, if at all. In addition, you probably have little or no experience with regard to media production and distribution. So, in addition to InDesign skills, you are going to get a healthy dose of practical production advice from me.

Organization of This Book

This book is divided into two parts:

  • Part I, "Getting Started," takes you on a tour of InDesign CS2, the newest version from Adobe. It was important not to make assumptions about what you do and do not know about InDesign, so we've made sure that all the tools, palettes, and basic conventions of InDesign are covered, as well as how it integrates with other Adobe products.
  • Part II, "Projects," contains a variety of projects you'll likely be asked to complete on the job. The projects start from the common, but fairly simple, assignment of developing business collateral and move through progressively more complex projects like preparing advertisements, product sheets, brochures, interactive presentations, newsletters, catalogs, order forms, and even annual reports. This portion of the book will prepare you for almost any marketing requirement you may be asked to fulfill.
  • If you have your own resource files, fonts, logos, and images, feel free to use them as you work through each project. But if you don't have those assets readily available, we've provided them for you on the publisher's website.
  • In Part III, "Appendixes," you'll find Appendix A, "Glossary," which lists and defines the key terms used throughout the book. Appendix B, "Resources," provides additional information on popular plug-ins you might want to get, links where you can find user groups and associations, training information, and a list of web and print publications.

Downloading the Book's Project Files

The chapter-by-chapter project and media files are available at the publisher's website via Zip files.

To download the book's project files, go to http://www.samspublishing.com . Enter this book's ISBN (without the hyphens) in the Search box and click Search. When the book's title is displayed, click the title to go to a page where you can download the project Zip files.


Caution - Be sure you extract all the files from each Zip file with the option (for PC users) Use Folder Names selected so you can get the same folders on your computer as included in each Zip file. Mac users can simply double-click the downloaded Zip file and the folder structure should appear intact, as named.

Conventions Used in This Book

This book uses the following conventions:

  • Italic is used to denote key terms when they first appear in the book.

Tip - Tips provide shortcuts to make your job easier or better ways to accomplish certain tasks.


Note - Notes provide additional information related to the surrounding topics.


Caution - Cautions alert you to potential problems and help you steer clear of disaster.

The end result is a book that should sit on your desk as a reference for you to use. It should contain the majority of projects you will ever execute. I hope it's useful to you—I wrote it as if you were my student.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2005

    A fantastic resource for IDCS2 users

    'InDesign CS2@Work' by Cate Indiano is a fantastic resource for the new or experienced InDesign user looking for a place to start their projects. The chapters are filled with various types of projects, and take you step-by-step through document setup, creation and final preparation for printing or production. Each project builds on the skills used previously to give you a good overall view of the program. An impressive index and table of contents gives you easy access to information if you want to go back and review any skill or function. Best of all, Indiano uses her years of experience to go beyond the application and make suggestions for working with printers and pre-press providers to make sure your project turns out as expected. Files are available on the publisher's website so you can follow along with the instruction. All in all, this is a great resource for learning about and using InDesign CS2.

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