Step-by-step guide, in full color, from planning the design project to generating the desired output for web and print
Create engaging design solutions for print media such as posters, magazines, books, and brochures
Discover InDesign tips and tricks to increase productivity and simplify the design process
InDesign is not just a tool, but a rich application that will inspire you to transfer your ideas into digital designs. This guide will help you understand the design process and get to grips with application tools and design concepts.
This InDesign book starts by taking you through the design process, helping you to think like a designer, and introducing you to the significant features of the InDesign workspace. You’ll learn about core Adobe InDesign elements such as pages, guides, and document navigation. You’ll then advance to creating, resizing, rearranging, and deleting various design aspects. The book will guide you through setting up Master pages, applying them to pages, adding content, and overriding Master pages content in document pages for a more flexible design process. Finally, you’ll explore options for working with text, such as text flow, text frame options, spell checks, and tables.
By the end of the book, you’ll be up to speed with using InDesign to build design projects for different mediums and publishing effective designs with expert tips and tricks.
What you will learn
Discover Adobe InDesign’s core functions and tools to enhance your designs for pages, books, and magazines
Use InDesign features such as Layers and Groups to organize content
Build a complete design project by applying different InDesign techniques
Store design elements using the InDesign library and the Adobe Creative Cloud library
Create and edit documents using the Master Page feature in InDesign
Explore various options for working with images, shapes, text, tables, and colors to enhance your designs
Who this book is for
This InDesign 2020 book is for professionals, non-designers, and anyone who wants to use the InDesign software for creating designs for books, magazines, and pamphlets. Intermediate-level InDesign users who want to enhance their InDesign skills will also find this book useful. The book does not assume any prior knowledge of design tools or techniques.
Table of Contents
Book and Magazine Design for Non-Designers
Getting Started with Adobe InDesign 2020
Creating Your First Document
Page Preparation and Design Implementation
Coloring Your Design
Master Page for a Professional Document Structure
Using InDesign Features to Organize Content
Placing and Manipulating External Files
Working with Text
A Deep Dive into Text Options
InDesign Advanced Techniques, Tips, and Tricks
Preparing Your File for Printing and Publishing