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Overview

With many software guides serving as high-tech "recipe books," teaching cookie-cutter habits with little relevance to complex, real-world projects, EXPLORING ADOBE INDESIGN CS6 takes a different approach. Emphasizing on fundamental design principles, critical thinking skills, and practical applications to prepare students for professional success, this unique text features step-by-step tutorials, vibrant illustrations, and realistic exercises to engage students' interest while helping them develop essential software skills. Each chapter builds on what students have learned, guiding them from exploring basic operations to creating complex documents with confidence and efficiency. In addition to mastering InDesign CS6--including standard functionality and features new to this release--the text prepares students to analyze new design projects, identify potential challenges, develop effective strategies, and apply industry-standard principles and practices to execute their plans successfully.

Terry Rydberg, Waukesha County Technical College

Terry Rydberg, chapter rep for Adobe's Milwaukee InDesign User Group, is a full-time design instructor at the Harry V. Quadracci Printing and Graphics Center at Waukesha County Technical College. With more than two decades of experience as a page layout professional and corporate trainer, she has seen the graphics industry evolve from phototypesetting and paste-up to digital production methods. In addition to her activities as a designer and educator, Rydberg is the author of numerous textbooks on page layout and graphic design. Her educational background includes undergraduate degrees in graphic design, printing and publishing, and adult education, as well as a master's degree in education.
  • Exciting new projects throughout the book.
  • CS6 new features including flexible width columns, recently used fonts and split window.
  • New Designer profiles.
  • Expanded chapter content to include new CS6 features.
  • Revised lesson plans and keyboard shortcut quizzes.
  • With over two decades of experiences as an accomplished page layout professional and educator, the authordesigned the text with a strong emphasis on appealing visuals to support student learning and encourage mastery of the material.
  • Provides detailed and accurate coverage of features and capabilities specific to Adobe InDesign CS6, and also emphasizes typography and fundamental design principles essential for professional success.
  • Instructional content and practical exercises are project-based to help students hone their knowledge and skills while using Adobe InDesign CS6 to create accurate, editable, printable documents.
  • Each chapter builds on previous topics and reiterates core techniques to accelerate skill development and retention, while numerous supplemental projects allow students to apply what they have learned with minimal direction.
  • Online Artwork and Resource files contain directions and all the necessary components for completing additional projects that correspond to each chapter's learning goals.
1. The InDesign Workspace.
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. Text Wrap, Layers, and Effects
8. Type Continuity: Applying Styles.
9. Master Pages and Object Styles.
10. Identity Systems.
11. Designing with Type.
12. Color Essentials.
13. Production Essentials.
14. Basic Graphic Elements.

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  • ISBN-10: 1285378334
  • ISBN-13: 9781285378336
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  • ISBN-10: 1133693288
  • ISBN-13: 9781133693284
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  • RETAIL $74.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Instructor's Companion Web Site

ISBN: 9781305270527
The Instructor Companion Site provides additional course content, study aids, and sample test questions to help students succeed in the course. Many Instructor Companion Sites also contain critical-thinking questions, activities, and web links. To access faculty Companion Sites, please visit www.cengage.com/delmar and search by ISBN.

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