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Adobe InDesign

Introduction

Objectives

Understand the uses and benefits of InDesign Create a basic layout using InDesign and its various functions

What is InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is the industry- standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs.

Create :

Posters, Flyers, Brochures, Magazines, Newspapers, Books

Why Choose InDesign?

Adobe InDesign is a page layout program used to create booklets, brochures, newsletters and any printable document containing large amounts of text. It offers a wide range of tools to construct complex documents consisting of text and graphics. InDesign works closely with other Adobe products (such as Photoshop and Illustrator) making it easy to use the various software, depending on the task.

History

INDESIGN IS THE PREDECESSOR TO PAGEMAKER. InDesign is the successor to Adobe PageMaker, which was acquired with the purchase of Aldus (software company that

developed desktop publishing (DTP) software) in late 1994.

INDESIGN WAS INTRODUCED TO THE MARKET IN 1999. Adobe continued to work on a new page layout application. The project had been started by Aldus and was code-named "Shuksan". It was later code-named "K2" and was released as InDesign 1.0 in 1999.

History

History

Versions

InDesign 1.0 (codenamed Shuksan, then K2) InDesign 1.0J (codenamed Hotaka) InDesign 1.5 (codenamed Sherpa) InDesign 2.0 (codenamed Annapurna) InDesign CS (codenamed Dragontail) InDesign CS2 (4.0) (codenamed Firedrake) InDesign Server (codenamed Bishop) InDesign CS3 (5.0) (codenamed Cobalt) InDesign CS3 Server (codenamed Xenon) InDesign CS4 (6.0) (codenamed Basil)

Versions

InDesign CS4 Server (codenamed Thyme) InDesign CS5 (7.0) (codenamed Rocket) InDesign CS5.5 (7.5) (codenamed Odin) InDesign CS6 (8.0) (codenamed Athos) InDesign CC (9.2) (codenamed Citius) InDesign CC 2014 (10) (codenamed Sirius) InDesign CC 2014.1 (10.1) InDesign CC 2014.2 (10.2) InDesign CC 2015 (11.0) InDesign CC 2015.1 (11.1) InDesign CC 2015.2 (11.2)

How to Create New Document?

CHOOSE FILE > NEW > DOCUMENT.

The New Document dialog box combines the Document Setup and the Margins And Columns dialog boxes, so that you can set up the page size, margins, and page columns all in one place. You can change these settings at any time.

Toolbars

The tool bar is located on the left hand side of the screen.

If it is not visible, go to:

window > tools

Some of the tools have small arrows at the bottom right corner. This indicates there are more than one to select from. Hold the mouse over the tool and the others will be displayed.

Each tool has its own shortcut, e.g. the pen tool’s shortcut is the letter P. Make sure you are not using the text tool when attempting to use shortcuts, otherwise it will be added to the text box selected.

Toolbars

Toolbars

Content Collector

The Content Collector is a new tool introduced for InDesign CS6. A pop up “conveyer” that appears at the bottom of the screen, it allows the user to grab multiple pieces of content and repurpose throughout the same or separate documents using the Content Collector tool.

Content Collector

Content Collector

Selection Tools

Selection Tools Selection tool lets you select entire objects. Direct Selection tool lets you select points
Selection Tools Selection tool lets you select entire objects. Direct Selection tool lets you select points
Selection Tools Selection tool lets you select entire objects. Direct Selection tool lets you select points
Selection Tools Selection tool lets you select entire objects. Direct Selection tool lets you select points

Selection tool lets you select entire objects.

Direct Selection tool lets you select points on a path or contents within a frame.

Page tool lets you create multiple page sizes within a document.

Gap tool lets you adjust the space between objects.

Drawing and Type Tools

Drawing and Type Tools Pen tool lets you draw straight and curved paths. Add Anchor Point
Drawing and Type Tools Pen tool lets you draw straight and curved paths. Add Anchor Point
Drawing and Type Tools Pen tool lets you draw straight and curved paths. Add Anchor Point
Drawing and Type Tools Pen tool lets you draw straight and curved paths. Add Anchor Point

Pen tool lets you draw straight and curved paths.

Add Anchor Point tool lets you add anchor points to a path.

Delete Anchor Point tool lets you remove anchor points from a path.

Convert Direction Point tool lets you convert corner points and smooth points.

Drawing and Type Tools

Drawing and Type Tools Type tool lets you create text frames and select text. Type on
Drawing and Type Tools Type tool lets you create text frames and select text. Type on
Drawing and Type Tools Type tool lets you create text frames and select text. Type on
Drawing and Type Tools Type tool lets you create text frames and select text. Type on

Type tool lets you create text frames and select text.

Type on a Path tool lets you create and edit type on paths.

Pencil tool lets you draw a freeform path.

Smooth tool lets you remove excess angles from a path.

Drawing and Type Tools

Drawing and Type Tools Erase tool lets you delete points on a path. Line tool lets
Drawing and Type Tools Erase tool lets you delete points on a path. Line tool lets
Drawing and Type Tools Erase tool lets you delete points on a path. Line tool lets
Drawing and Type Tools Erase tool lets you delete points on a path. Line tool lets

Erase tool lets you delete points on a path.

Line tool lets you draw a line segment.

Rectangle Frame tool lets you create a square or rectangle placeholder.

Ellipse Frame tool lets you create a circle or oval placeholder.

Drawing and Type Tools

Drawing and Type Tools Polygon Frame tool lets you create a multi- sided shape placeholder. Rectangle
Drawing and Type Tools Polygon Frame tool lets you create a multi- sided shape placeholder. Rectangle
Drawing and Type Tools Polygon Frame tool lets you create a multi- sided shape placeholder. Rectangle
Drawing and Type Tools Polygon Frame tool lets you create a multi- sided shape placeholder. Rectangle

Polygon Frame tool lets you create a multi- sided shape placeholder.

Rectangle tool lets you create a square or rectangle.

Ellipse tool lets you create a circle or oval.

Polygon tool lets you create multi- sided shape.

Transformation Tools

Transformation Tools Free Transform tool lets you rotate, scale, or shear an object. Rotate tool lets
Transformation Tools Free Transform tool lets you rotate, scale, or shear an object. Rotate tool lets
Transformation Tools Free Transform tool lets you rotate, scale, or shear an object. Rotate tool lets
Transformation Tools Free Transform tool lets you rotate, scale, or shear an object. Rotate tool lets

Free Transform tool lets you rotate, scale, or shear an object.

Rotate tool lets you rotate objects around a fixed point.

Scale tool lets you resize objects around a fixed point.

Shear tool lets you skew objects around a fixed point.

Modification & Navigation Tools

Modification & Navigation Tools Eyedropper tool lets you sample color or type attributes from objects and
Modification & Navigation Tools Eyedropper tool lets you sample color or type attributes from objects and
Modification & Navigation Tools Eyedropper tool lets you sample color or type attributes from objects and
Modification & Navigation Tools Eyedropper tool lets you sample color or type attributes from objects and

Eyedropper tool lets you sample color or type attributes from objects and apply them to other objects.

Measure tool measures the distance between two points.

Gradient Swatch tool lets you adjust the beginning and ending points and angle of gradients within objects.

Gradient Feather tool lets you fade an object into the background.

Modification & Navigation Tools

Modification & Navigation Tools Scissors tool cuts paths at specified points. Hand tool moves the page
Modification & Navigation Tools Scissors tool cuts paths at specified points. Hand tool moves the page
Modification & Navigation Tools Scissors tool cuts paths at specified points. Hand tool moves the page
Modification & Navigation Tools Scissors tool cuts paths at specified points. Hand tool moves the page

Scissors tool cuts paths at specified points.

Hand tool moves the page view within the document window.

Zoom tool increases and decreases the view magnification in the document window.

Note tool lets you add comments.

Thank you!