InDesign CS4 For Dummies

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Overview

Have designs on better-looking publications? Here's how to make them happen!

Whether you're an experienced designer or just want tocreate a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, InDesignis the gold standard for desktop publishing programs. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips and techniques for making the most of InDesign's features, along with some wise advice on designing pages that do their job perfectly.

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Overview

Have designs on better-looking publications? Here's how to make them happen!

Whether you're an experienced designer or just want tocreate a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, InDesignis the gold standard for desktop publishing programs. This easy-to-follow guide is packed with tips and techniques for making the most of InDesign's features, along with some wise advice on designing pages that do their job perfectly.

  • Make it work for you — explore the new tools, take advantage of personal workspaces, and set preferences for the way you work
  • Master the details — take advantage of precise typography, layout, and graphics tools to get exactly the document you want
  • Add color — use color libraries, multi-ink colors, and gradients to make your document sparkle
  • Play well with others — learn how InDesign works seamlessly with other applications in the Adobe Creative Suite
  • Get in style — take text and object formatting up a notch by using styles and InDesign's many special effects
  • Be Web savvy — use hyperlinks, multimedia elements, and more for Web, PDF, and Flash files
  • Pack it up — prepare for printing or other output with enhanced preflighting and service-bureau tools

Open the book and find:

  • Steps for designing and producing professional page layouts
  • How to open and save documents and export document content
  • The ins and outs of working with text
  • Steps for managing chapters and books
  • Secrets for setting up great master pages
  • The dangers of unnamed colors
  • How to manipulate, organize, and align design objects
  • Tips for cropping and positioning graphics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470388488
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/20/2008
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 669,473
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Posted December 5, 2009

    Best one I've come across

    Not too overwhelming and a great place to start if you haven't brushed up on InDesign lately or been using a version of ID more than two years back.

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