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Exploring Adobe InDesign CS5, 1st Edition

  • Terry Rydberg Waukesha County Technical College
  • ISBN-10: 1111130329  |  ISBN-13: 9781111130329
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2009, 2008, 2006
  • © 2011 | Published
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About

Overview

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 ADOBE INDESIGN CS5 takes a different approach With its emphasis on typography and critical thinking, EXPLORING ADOBE INDESIGN CS5 transforms the novice into a professional who is able to use the software while applying industry-standard design principles. In addition to understanding how to use the new features of Adobe InDesign CS5, readers 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 on the skills presented in the previous chapter. As in industry, the emphasis throughout is on technical accuracy and productivity.

Features and Benefits

  • Effectively meets the need for a visually oriented introduction to basic design principles and the functions and tools of Adobe InDesign CS5.
  • Project-based instruction teaches users the production techniques needed to build correct, editable, printable documents.
  • Increases skill retention by revisiting core techniques again and again in projects throughout the book.
  • Teaches typography in conjunction with the software as a cross-disciplinary approach that enhances learning.
  • Supplemental projects at the end of each chapter provide opportunities for learners to apply new skills with minimal direction.
  • The accompanying CD contains directions and all the necessary components for completing additional projects that correspond to each chapter's learning goals.
  • Written by an author with extensive industry typesetting experience and more than 17 years of experience teaching digital page layout in a classroom setting.

Table of Contents

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 and Layers.
8. Type Continuity: Applying Styles.
9. Page Continuity: Master Pages.
10. Business Forms.
11. Designing with Type.
12. Color Essentials.
13. Production Essentials.
14. Basic Graphic Elements.

What's New

  • Coverage the latest version of the Adobe InDesign software, CS5 (Creative Suite 5).
  • Chapter content describes new features in InDesign CS5.
  • Exciting projects have been designed to utilize the new software features.
  • Keyboard shortcuts are included at the end of each chapter for easy reference and memorization.
  • A Getting Started section at the beginning of Chapter 1 discusses software installation and best production practices.
  • A complete font list shows the standard and optional installed fonts.

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Bundle: Text + Graphic Communications CourseMate with eBook Printed Access Card

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1111130337 | ISBN-13: 9781111130336)

The Instructor Resoucres CD-ROM is an instructor resource which commonly includes PowerPoint presentations for each core textbook chapter, computerized test bank, Instructor's Manual, and other text-specific resources.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111642710 | ISBN-13: 9781111642716)

Designed to help you succeed in your media art course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 1111642710 | ISBN-13: 9781111642716)

Designed to help you succeed in your media art course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Terry Rydberg

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.