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January 11, 2011

69 Tutorials for InDesign CS3 and CS2

Here are some good InDesign Tutorials, 38 for InDesign CS3 and 31 for InDesign CS2. Adobe InDesign CS3 is a professional document layout program. It is excellent for working with documents that feature complex formatting and/or multiple pages, such as newsletters, resumes, reports, and handouts. These tutorials cover and demonstrate many of the features you need to understand well in order to use this document layout application from Adobe, such as the InDesign Dock and Toolbox, adding and editing text, type specifications, text frames, bullets and numbered lists, character formatting, tabs, master pages, text wrapping, drawing and manipulating objects, inline and independent graphics, layers, styles, jump lines, and templates.


38 InDesign CS3 Tutorials:

Getting Started with InDesign


InDesign Basics

Layout Solutions

Working with Graphics
in InDesign

Automating Your Work


31 InDesign CS2 Tutorials
:

Getting Started with InDesign
InDesign Basics

Layout Solutions

Working with Graphics
in InDesign

Automating Your Work




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April 8, 2010

InDesign Reference Guide

Here is a InDesign Reference Guide, hosted by Ohio University, that explains various Indesign features and concepts such as palettes, preferences, nonprinting guides and color swatches. Adobe InDesign CS2 is a professional document layout program. It is an excellent application for working with documents that feature complex formatting and/or multiple pages, such as newsletters, resumes, reports, and handouts. Quick layouts for creating magazines, packaging a document, working with fonts, using the story editor, scaling graphics and alignment are also discussed by this tutorial reference. 


InDesign Reference Guide  (14 pages, 282kb)
 - What is Adobe InDesign?
 - To Start Adobe InDesign 
 - Open an Existing Publication
 - Customize InDesign Preferences
 - Using The Toolbox
 - InDesign Palettes
 - Create a New InDesign Publication
 - Modify the Document Setup
 - Nonprinting Guides
 - Zoom Tool
 - Hand Tool
 - Drawn Objects and Frames
 - Corner Effects
 - Stroke and Fill
 - Graphic File Formats
 - Place Graphics
 - Fitting Graphics in Frames
 - Scale Graphics
 - Move Graphics
 - Rotate Graphics
 - Crop Graphics
 - Place Text
 - Thread Text Frames
 - Format Text
 - Story Editor
 - Customize Story Editor Preferences
 - Check Spelling
 - Format Text in Columns
 - Align and Justify Text Vertically
 - Drop Cap
 - Create a Color Swatch
 - Change the Color of Text
 - Preview Mode
 - Save a Publication
 - Undo or Revert
 - Type Text On a Path
 - Apply Effects To Text On a Path
 - Change the Opacity (Transparency)
 - Story Editor
 - Optical Margin Alignment
 - Wrapping Text
 - Apply a Drop Shadow
 - Remove a Drop Shadow
 - Stack Objects
 - Group Objects
 - Pull Quote
 - Add a Stroke (Border) to the Frame
 - Export an Open Document to PDF
 - Packaging a Document
 - High Resolution OU Graphics



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January 14, 2010

InDesign, Fireworks, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver References and Shortcuts

These excellent InDesign, Fireworks, Illustrator, and Dreamweaver Quick References and Keyboard Shortcuts will provide you with a good understanding of the features and functionality available in these applications. These help and support documents cover Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver for both the PC and Mac platforms. All of these reference documents are in pdf format.


Fireworks CS3 Quick Reference Card( Mac)  364K 
This reference card explains the different tools and options available in Fireworks CS3 on the Mac platform.
 
Fireworks CS3 Quick Reference Card (PC)  502K 
This reference card explains the different tools and options available in Fireworks CS3 on the PC platform.
 
Illustrator CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac)  65K 
Provides the various useful keyboard shortcuts used in Illustrator CS3 on the Mac platform.
 
Illustrator CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (PC)  61K 
Provides the different useful keyboard shortcuts used in Illustrator CS3 on the PC platform.
 
InDesign CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac)  64K 
Provides the various useful keyboard shortcuts used in InDesign CS3 on the Mac platform.
 
InDesign CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (PC)  58K 
Provides the different useful keyboard shortcuts used in InDesign CS3 on the PC platform.

InDesign for the QuarkXPress User  337K 
Discusses the various keyboard shortcuts, selecting and moving objects, document layout in InDesign for QuarkExpress.

Dreamweaver CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (Mac)  62K 
Provides the different useful keyboard shortcuts used in Dreamweaver CS3 on the Mac platform.
 
Dreamweaver CS3 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts (PC)  54K 
Provides the different useful keyboard shortcuts used in Dreamweaver CS3 on the PC platform.


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July 14, 2009

3 InDesign Tutorials

Here are 3 InDesign Tutorials at University of Florida Health Science Training Center covering. These InDesign tutorials help you to understand how to use InDesign CS2 and CS3, which is Adobe’s desktop publishing software,. They explain and describe InDesign’s basic features and will help you improve your skills and understanding of how InDesign is used.


Adobe InDesign CS3 Tutorial 3328 kb
This InDesign tutorial demonstrates the interface, preferences, toolbox and various palettes that are available in InDesign CS3. It also shows how to create a master page, navigate through the document, add text and images to the layout, and create drop cap styles.

 - Interface
 - Preferences – Units
 - Toolbox
 - Palettes
 - Create a new document
 - Create a master page
 - Navigating the Document
 - Adding Text or Images
 - Creating Drop Cap Styles


InDesign Exercise Tutorial 33.5 kb
An exercise is given out for you in this section to enhance your desktop publishing skills using InDesign.


Adobe InDesign CS2 Tutorial 757 kb
This InDesign tutorial teaches you about the interface, preferences, toolbox and various palettes that are available within InDesign CS2. It also explains how to create a master page, navigate through the document, and add text and images to the layout.

 - Interface
 - Preferences
 - Toolbox
 - Palettes
 - The Control Palette
 - Create a new document
 - Create a master page
 - Navigating the Document
 - Adding Text or Images



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April 23, 2009

48 InDesign Tutorials

Here are 48 Adobe InDesign Tutorials at layersmagazine.com that explain, among other InDesign features, the Drag and Drop feature, Guides, Transparency and Paragraph Rules. Magazine designs are carried out extensively in InDesign and these InDesign Tutorials have a section that discusses this in detail. A quick layout for a magazine and the Effects Panel are also described. As a quick primer, a series of quick InDesign tips and tricks are given; these tips and tricks have some interesting effects that can be applied quickly to a layout to give it a professional look. A majority of these tutorials are demonstrated using InDesign CS3.


48 Adobe InDesign Tutorials:

 - Using InDesign Drag and Drop Text
 - Using GREP Styles in InDesign
 - Fast Layout in Adobe InDesign CS4
 - Working with the Effects Panel in InDesign
 - Automate Your Designs with Nested Styles in Adobe InDesign
 - Having Fun with Frames in InDesign
 - Tips on Using Guides in InDesign
 - Designing a Photobook in Adobe InDesign
 - Create Smart Contact Sheets in Adobe InDesign
 - InDesign CS4 Link Panel
 - InDesign CS4 Smart Guides
 - InDesign CS4 Exporting to Flash
 - InDesign CS4 Interface
 - Magazine Cover Design in InDesign
 - Paragraph Rules in InDesign CS3
 - InDesign CS3, In Good Form
 - Contact Sheet in InDesign
 - InDesign: The Power of OpenType
 - InDesign CS3: Judge a Book By Its Cover
 - Adobe InDesign: Libraries vs. Snippets
 - Transparency Tricks in Adobe InDesign CS3
 - Quick InDesign Tips with Scott Kelby
 - Magazine Design with InDesign Part 3 of 3
 - Adobe InDesign: Libraries vs. Snippets
 - Transparency Tricks in Adobe InDesign CS3
 - Quick InDesign Tips with Scott Kelby
 - Magazine Design with InDesign Part 3 of 3
 - Magazine Design with InDesign Part 1 of 3
 - Magazine Design with InDesign Part 2 of 3
 - InDesign CS3: Give Your Tables Some Style!
 - 14 Red Hot Tips for Adobe InDesign CS2
 - Timesaving Preferences for InDesign CS2
 - Import and Layout Text in Adobe InDesign CS2
 - Automated Contact Sheets in Adobe InDesign
 - Adobe InDesign CS2-Going Beyond Finding Text
 - Utilizing Interactivity within your Adobe InDesign File
 - Custom Contact Sheets
 - InDesign’s “Paragraph Rules” Rule
 - Clipping Paths and Text Wrap in Adobe InDesign
 - Text Wraps in InDesign
 - Creating a Window Through Your Brochure Cover
 - Lotsa Swatches Made Easy
 - Broadcasting type
 - Controlling Type with Nested Styles
 - Working with Transparency
 - Who’s the master now?
 - Getting Started With InDesign CS
 - Image Panels Floating Over a Ghosted Image



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April 7, 2009

InDesign CS2 Tutorial

Here is the Adobe InDesign CS2 Tutorial at Brown University. InDesign is a professional document layout program and works very well for working with documents that feature complex formatting and multiple pages, such as newsletters, resumes, reports, and handouts. These InDesign tutorials explain in detail InDesign’s Toolbox, Layer Manipulation, Screen Modes, Fill and Strokes, Text Wrapping. Also covered is the Pen Tool which is very commonly used.


Features Taught by this InDesign Tutorial:

InDesign Workspace:
 - Toolbox

Designing Pages In Adobe InDesign:
 - Adding and Deleting Pages
 - Adding/ Deleting Columns
 - Master Pages
 - Measurement Preferences

Layers In Adobe InDesign:
 - Creating Layers
 - Hiding Layers
 - Locking Layers

Screen Modes In Adobe InDesign:
This section discusses the ways of viewing the screen in InDesign.

Working with and Manipulating Type In Adobe InDesign:
 - Placing Text
 - Styles
 - Importing Styles
 - Fill and Stroke

Adobe InDesign Graphics:
 - Rectangle Frame Tool
 - Placing Images
 - Proportional Resizing
 - Rotating
 - Wrapping Text Around a Graphic

Wrapping Text Around a Graphic In Adobe InDesign:
 - Moving an Object
 - Scaling an Object
 - Rotating an Object
 - Shearing an Object

Adobe InDesign Pen Tool:
 - Typing on a Path

Colors:
This section covers importing colors in InDesign.

Paper Swatches In Adobe InDesign:
This section explains paper swatch setting in InDesign to see what your text and colors will look like on a certain shade of paper.

Saving Files In Adobe InDesign:
Saving a file from InDesign is explained in this section.



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September 23, 2008

InDesign CS2 and CS3 Tutorials

Adobe’s Indesign is a popular application for desktop publishing, object handling, and creating transparency effects for both text and graphics. These InDesign CS2 and CS3 Tutorials in video format from video-tutes.com will take you through and show you how to do many tasks using InDesign’s features.You will learn how to create page layouts, print designs, and great effects. You will also learn keyboard shortcuts and how InDesign integrates with other Adobe software applications. These InDesign tutorials are aimed at all levels of users, from the begginner to the advanced.


Adobe InDesign CS2 Video Tutorials:

 - Runaround - Force Field
 - New Document
 - Adding Pages
 - Drop Caps
 - Pantone Spot Colour
 - Paragraph Style
 - Auto Page Number
 - Business Card Setup
 - Photoshop Clipping Path
 - Linking Text Boxes


More Advanced InDesign CS2 and CS3 Video Tutorials:

 - InDesign CS2 Tutorial: Formatting Paragraphs
 - InDesign CS2 Tutorial: Zooming and Changing Views
 - InDesign CS2 Tutorial: Navigating a Document
 - Creating Drop Shadows in InDesign CS3
 - New Features of InDesign CS3
 - Feathering with InDesign CS3
 - Creating and Applying Master Pages in InDesign CS3
 - Workflow of InDesign CS 3
 - Remove a picture background in 5 seconds
 - Adobe InDesign CS2 Tutorial: Footnotes
 - Creating and Applying Master Pages in InDesign CS3
 - InDesign CS3 Multi-place
 - Text Work Creative Sweet TV
 - Formatting Dynamic Text
 - Load Website Content Dynamically


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June 17, 2008

8 InDesign CS2 Video Tutorials

Adobe’s InDesign CS2 application allows the user to work with and edit page layouts for print documents. It provides many features for creating richer and complex documents. InDesign also integrates smoothly with other Adobe software. Here are 8 InDesign CS2 Video Tutorials, from sutree.com, that will show you how to do important tasks, such as page numbering, setting paragraph styles, adding pages, and linking text boxes. Also included here is a video showing you how to create a business card.


InDesign CS2 Video Tutorials:

01. Indesign Video Tutorial – Auto Page Number

02. Indesign Video Tutorial – Paragraph Style

04. Indesign Video Tutorial – Drop Caps

05. Indesign Video Tutorial – Adding Pages

07. Indesign Video Tutorial – Business Card Setup

08. Indesign Video Tutorial – Photoshop Clipping Path

09. Indesign Video Tutorial – Linking Text Boxes

10. Indesign Video Tutorial – Runaround – Force Field



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September 13, 2007

Freely Available eBooks for Adobe Software

Here are links to freely available ebooks covering Adobe Software and Applications from freebooklinks.com. This site bills itselfs as “A 100% free resource to hundreds of free ebook downloads from all over the web.”


Freely Available eBooks for Adobe Software



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June 5, 2006

Free Live Online and Recorded Seminars from Adobe

Adobe offers many free Live Online Seminars and Recorded Seminars on its website for many of their and Macromedia’s software applications. Free registration is required to access these online seminars.


Popular Recorded Adobe eSeminars

A Closer Look at the Best Practices of CSS
Take a closer look at the best practices for layout and styling of web page content with cascading style sheets. Learn how to work with cascading style sheets more efficiently within Dreamweaver 8 using the new CSS layout visualization tools, the unified CSS panel, and support for CSS media types.

Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional
Find out about advanced print features, including Output Preview, transparency flattening, and enhanced preflighting capabilities. See the powerful comment and review features, PDF correction tools, and support for PDF/X and the Job Definition Format (JDF) standards.

Adobe Illustrator CS2
Learn more about transparency, the Illustrator text engine, powerful new user interface features (Control palette and Workspaces), enhanced integration with Adobe Photoshop and improved spot color support.

Adobe InDesign CS2
Find out about new Adobe Adobe InDesign CS2 features such as: powerful new text formatting, enhanced interoperability with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe PDF files, object styles, and backwards compatibility with Adobe InDesign CS.

Building Strong and Flexible InDesign Documents
Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to efficiently set up proper page layouts and enhance your workflow capabilities. See tips and tricks for master pages and paragraph, character, and object styles that are guaranteed to open your eyes and improve your productivity.

Designing Smarter with CS2
Learn how to use the integrated tools of Adobe Creative Suite 2. This eseminar shows you how to leverage the most exciting pieces of the Suite to create a handsome newsletter. You’’ll learn the 3D effects and image mapping capabilities of Adobe Illustrator, along with techniques for getting the most of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.

Welcome to Adobe Creative Suite 2
Get to know the integrated tools of the Adobe Creative Suite 2: Adobe InDesign CS2, Adobe Illustrator CS2, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional, and Adobe Photoshop CS2, as well as the innovative Adobe Bridge, Version Cue CS2 file management and Adobe Stock Photos.


Popular Live Online Adobe eSeminars

Breeze Capabilities and Benefits Online Live Seminar Series
Learn how Macromedia Breeze enables you to quickly combine existing learning assets with real-time interactivity for collaborative communication, teaching and learning experiences.

Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 live eSeminar Series
Free online live eSeminars on FrameMaker 7.2

Studio 8 eSeminar Series
In these seminars, you will receive an overview on how to achieve maximum efficiency across Studio 8 products Dreamweaver, Flash Professional, Fireworks and more.

Adding 3D Data to Your PDF Documents with Acrobat 3D
A free online live eSeminar on enhancing communication and securely sharing 3D designs for CAD and project data.

Mobile and Devices eSeminar Series
A free Flash Lite eSeminar for Mobile and Devices. Learn from Industry experts about this latest technology.

Dreamweaver Expert Series
Join these live, one-hour online seminars to hear from Adobe/Macromedia’s Dreamweaver experts.

Flash Expert Series
Join these live, one-hour online seminars to hear from our Adobe/Macromedia’s Flash experts.

Adobe Flex 2 live eSeminar Series
In this free online live eSeminar learn what’s new in our next generation of the Flex product line.

Captivate eSeminar Series
Learn how Captivate (formerly RoboDemo) can easily create interactive simulations and software demonstrations.


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May 1, 2006

Desktop Publishing Workshop Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign

Here are four well written and illustrated Desktop Publishing Workshops from the Univeristy of Washington’s Walk-In Workshops. This Adobe Design workshop tutorial collection provides two Photoshop turoials, and one tutorial each for Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. These tutorial workshops offer professional quality publishing results via dynamic, yet simple tools. You will learn to produce attention-grabbing vector graphics, vividly enhanced photographs, top notch text documents and how to incorporate the three together.

Desktop Publishing Workshops Tutorials for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign


Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for image editing. This robust program will help you enhance your photographs and images and give your work that professional edge. Here you will learn how to modify digital photographs, move, duplicate, and resize images, use painting tools to manipulate images, and perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You will also learn how to correct red-eye, take advantage of layer transparency, and create simple-but-cool text graphics using filters.

  Intro to Photoshop
  Bullet What is Photoshop?
  Bullet The Workspace
  Bullet Preferences

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating New Images
  Bullet Type
  Bullet Drawing
  Bullet Painting

  Image Editing
  Bullet Working With Layers
  Bullet Selections
  Bullet Image Sizing
  Bullet Image Adjust
  Bullet Filters


Advanced Adobe Photoshop

In this advanced Photoshop class, you will learn some advanced features including saving for the Web, proper use of filters, how to use actions and automate processes, layer properties, and what Image Ready is. You are encouraged to bring your own digital images to work with in this class.

  Altering Images
  Bullet Crop Tool
  Bullet Clone Tool
  Bullet Heal Tool
  Bullet Patch Tool
  Bullet Extract Filter

  Advanced Layers
  Bullet Layer Masks
  Bullet Layer Styles
  Bullet Adjustment Layers

  Automation
  Bullet Actions
  Bullet Batches
  Bullet Droplets


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a graphic design and drawing program. This powerful program will help you create images that will give your work an artistic touch. This class will cover some new features of Adobe Illustrator 10 as well as some advanced functions including navigating the toolbar, creating vector-based graphics, and using drawing tools. Other topics include: specific stroking effects, color features, and layering techniques. Use these skills to create graphic artwork for posters, t-shirts, or even card designs.

  Introduction
  Bullet Vector Graphics
  Bullet Tools

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating Objects
  Bullet Altering Objects
  Bullet The Pathfinder
  Bullet Gradients

  The Pen Tool
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Editing Lines

  Type Tools
  Bullet Simple Text
  Bullet Path/Area Text

  Tutorials
  Bullet Creating a Bat Logo
  Bullet Creating a Key
  Bullet Biohazard


Adobe InDesign

InDesign, Adobe’s replacement for Pagemaker, is a new and comprehensive desktop publisher. This program enables you to design and develop your own publications. In this introductory workshop you will learn to use dynamic tools such as text wrap, precise image manipulation and placement, story editor, paragraph styles, and color handling. Other topics include: guidelines for templates and simple image creation to compliment your texts. This knowledge will allow you to make posters for class projects that look store bought.

  Intro to InDesign
  Bullet What is InDesign?
  Bullet The Workspace
  Bullet The Toolbox
  Bullet The Palettes

  The Basics
  Bullet Creating New Documents
  Bullet Guides
  Bullet Margins and Columns

  Type Tools
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Type Basics
  Bullet Paragraph Formatting
  Bullet Threading
  Bullet Story Editor

  Graphic Tools
  Bullet Introduction
  Bullet Grouping & Stacking
  Bullet Placing Graphics
  Bullet Rotating & Skewing

  Printing
  Bullet Exporting to PDF
  Bullet Exporting Postscript

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April 3, 2006

Free Ebooks for Adobe Applications

Here is a Google Groups post that contains several links to freely available ebooks covering most of the Adobe software applications, which are listed below. After clicking on the link for the ebook you want, to access the download link, click on the Free button at the bottom of the page, wait about 30 seconds, then enter the 3 character code and click on the download button. (You will need to wait 1 hour between large downloads.). To uncompress .rar files you can use 7-Zip, available here: www.7-zip.com/download.html. Google Groups post with Free Ebooks for Adobe Applications: tinyurl.com/qtgt4 Here are the applications covered by these ebooks: - Adobe Acrobat - Adobe After Effects - Adobe Creative Suite - Adobe FrameMaker - Adobe GoLive CS2 - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe InDesign - Adobe LiveMotion - Adobe PageMaker - Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Premiere - Learn Programming with Flash - Microsoft Office VBA

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