Higher Education

Adobe Indesign CS4 Revealed, 1st Edition

  • Chris Botello Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts
  • ISBN-10: 1435482670  |  ISBN-13: 9781435482678
  • 576 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $78.00 List Price = $ 104.95



Graphic design professionals and design students alike are discovering the smart, sophisticated approach of Adobe's page layout software, InDesign; and they're mastering it with Adobe InDesign CS4 Revealed, a thorough overview of the latest release of the software. This highly visual book begins by covering the workspace and other fundamental concepts. Each subsequent chapter delves into new features, offering more in-depth coverage as the book progresses. With new material on the improved interface and features of CS4, this edition retains its step-by-step tutorials and user-friendly design, resulting in a resource that is comprehensive, clear, and effective.

Features and Benefits

  • Includes coverage of new CS4 features: the redesigned interface with preset workspaces, Smart Dimensions and Smart Spacing, new Links panel, Export to Flash, and more.
  • Visually stimulating four-color graphics clearly illustrate key concepts and skills.
  • Hands-on projects throughout the text--such as creating advertisements, brochures, and flyers—put software knowledge into a real-world design context and encourage readers to build their portfolio in a variety of ways.
  • Exercises use the same files that are included in the book, allowing readers to work through an application, step-by-step, with guidance through the entire process.
  • Provides clear instruction on how to work in the latest release of InDesign using either Mac or PC platforms.

Table of Contents

1: Exploring the InDesign Workspace.
2: Working with Text.
3: Setting up a Document.
4: Working with Frames.
5: Working with Color.
6: Placing and Linking Graphics.
7: Creating Graphics.
8: Working with Transparency.
9: Working with Tabs and Tables.
10: Making Books, Tables of Contents, and Indexes.
11: Exploring Advanced Techniques.
12: Preparing, Packaging, and Exporting Documents.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1435441842 | ISBN-13: 9781435441842)

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Chris Botello

Chris Botello began his career as print production manager for Premiere magazine, designed movie posters for Miramax Films, and served as the art director for Microsoft’s launch of sidewalk.com/boston. He is the author of Revealed Series books on Advanced Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and InDesign Interactive and is the co-author of YouTube for Dummies. Chris commutes between Los Angeles, where he works as a designer and retoucher on movie campaigns, and Marion, MA, where he teaches computer graphics at Tabor Academy. Chris uses his own books – including Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud Revealed – as the text for his classes.