Essential InDesign Part 1: Preferences, Panels, and Tools - L6146a

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Anne-Marie Concepcion

Anne-Marie Concepcion

Pres., Seneca Design & Training


Calling all newbies: Do you yearn to be an InDesign pro but can’t spend more than a few minutes in the program without getting frustrated? If so, this is your follow-along lab. Master the basics while learning insider secrets about laying out beautiful pages for print, PDF, and digital publications. Join InDesign expert and Adobe MAX Master Anne-Marie “Her Geekness” Concepcion (co-founder of the InDesignSecrets blog and podcast) as she patiently, clearly, and enthusiastically helps you master the world’s preeminent layout program.

In Part 1, you’ll learn how to:

  • Customize essential preferences (some of the defaults are wrong)
  • Make friends with the two tools and two panels that you’ll use 85% of the time
  • Add, edit, and format text
  • Import and scale images
  • Save, print, and export to different formats
  • And the most important skill: Add a drop shadow

Technical Level: Beginner

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Graphic Designer, Print Designer