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Exploring InDesign CS3by Terry Rydberg
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In the real world, page layout projects don't come with directions and the "recipe book" approach of most software books does little to prepare designers for the demands of a highly competitive industry. Exploring InDesign takes a different approach. With an emphasis on typography and critical thinking, the book transforms the novice into a professional typesetter?one who is grounded in industry-standard design principles. In addition to gaining professional proficiency while using the new features of Adobe InDesign, users learn to begin a project while visualizing the end design, to identify the project pitfalls and challenges, and to independently strategize the best production sequence. Chapters and projects are carefully ordered to move readers from basic operations to creating complex documents using multiple master pages and paragraph and character styles, with each chapter building upon the skills presented in the previous chapter. As in industry, the emphasis throughout is on productivity, including preplanning and utilizing keyboard shortcuts.
In the world of design, projects don't come with directions. The "recipe book" approach used by most software books does little to prepare designers for the demands of a highly competitive industry. Exploring InDesign CS3 takes a different approach. With an emphasis on typography and critical thinking, Exploring InDesign CS3 transforms the novice into a professional who is able to use the software while applying industry-standard design principles. In addition to using the new features of Adobe InDesign CS3, users learn to identify each project's challenges and to strategize the best production sequence. Chapters and projects are carefully organized to move learners from basic operations to creating complex documents. Each chapter builds upon the skills presented in the previous chapter. As in industry, the emphasis throughout is on technical accuracy and productivity.
About the Author
Terry Rydberg is lead graphic design instructor at the Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center, Waukesha County Technical College, in Wisconsin. A recognized educator and recipient of the NISOD award, Rydberg has designed courses in page layout, typography, design, color theory, advertising, and portfolio preparation. Her background in both the print and design fields provides a contextual framework from which to develop instructional content that is both relevant and creative. Rydberg holds a Masters in Education, with undergraduate degrees in technical education, printing, and graphic design. This is her third publication with Thomson.
Table of Contents
1. The InDesign Workspace World 2. Type, Tools and Terms 3. The Fine Art of Setting Type 4. Combining Type and Images 5. Tabs and Tables 6. Grids, Guides, and Aligning Objects 7. Managing Elements: Text Wrap and Layers 8. Type Continuity: Appling Styles 9. Page Continuity: Master Pages 10. Business Forms 11. Designing with Type 12. Production Essentials 13. Basic Graphic Elements
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