Overview

InDesign CS4 - level 1InDesign is a a very useful page layout program that most people who use Photoshop and Illustrator will find quite intuitive to use. Mike has delivered this hands-on course since the first version and has recorded his introduction course in 15 videos. He covers all of the basics from getting to know and love InDesign, using the common palettes, working with images and the common problems people discover when trying to print their document. A great course if you are changing over to InDesign or learning from scratch. See all of the features in five-ten minutes bite size chunks.

Subscriber Reviews

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"Great Tutorials!" - by Fernando Céspedes on 20-AUG-2012
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InDesign explained in a simple way. Great for beginners.
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"Good Examples " - by Ned Riaz on 20-FEB-2012
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Highly recommended.
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"Great for Beginners" - by dawndesign on 20-JAN-2011
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These videos are a great start for the beginner. If you have used other Adobe programs some of it will be review.
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"Photographer" - by Sayedofsweden on 25-JUL-2010
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This video is the best for a beginner. Stright forward and Mike has succeeded in keeping a nice tempo and down to earth exlaining of in design. If you have just installed  ID this is the perfect one to start using it after less than 2 hours.  
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"Perfect for InDesign Beginner" - by jeswise on 04-MAY-2010
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This video was perfect for an InDesign beginner, with some Adobe experience. I've worked with Photoshop and Illustrator before, but was new to InDesign, and this video went over all the basic knowledge that I needed to get things started, without being redundant or too in depth for a beginner that hasn't worked with InDesign before.
There are a few small things that I would have personally liked to know about in a little more detail, but overall, this was the perfect tool to get me started in InDesign CS4.

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Table of Contents

Chapter/Selection

Time

The Interface

0:07:19

Navigating documents

0:06:21

Getting started

0:09:18

Importing text

0:08:59

Linking text boxes

0:04:43

Working with images

0:06:15

Text wrap

0:05:42

Formatting text

0:06:12

Kerning, tracking and formats

0:05:26

Paragraph formatting

0:05:33

Paragraph style sheets

0:06:25

Character style sheets

0:05:31

Applying colour

0:06:37

Common print problems

0:07:46

Sending files to print

0:05:47