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An Introduction to the Adobe InDesign Tutorial Series

written by: cscribe2180•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 2/24/2009

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing program used by many newspapers, advertising agencies, and other creative pursuits for major publications. In this series of articles, we'll take a look at how to use many of Adobe InDesign's features for your own creative endeavors.

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    Adobe InDesign: making it work for you

    Most desktop publishing programs get the job done well, but leave many professionals who work regularly with desktop publishing software wanting - and needing - more. With the competition always strengthening and clients asking for more and more complex projects, it's important to own software that can help you create cutting edge, distinctive products that help your clients get their points across in unique ways without sacrificing quality, readability and style.

    Enter Adobe InDesign, a desktop publishing program that since its inception has expertly evolved with the needs of its die-hard fans in the newspaper, advertising, public relations and publishing industries, to name a few. Adobe InDesign successfully marries features from other programs within the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop and Illustrator into a user-friendly, progressive program that helps even those with little graphic or print design experience create sleek, expertly designed publications that help your clients show off creative flair while preserving functional integrity.

    In this series of articles, we'll take you through some of Adobe InDesign's best features for text, graphics, photos, document editing, and more and show you a number of tips and tricks to help you get the most out of this desktop publishing program. We'll also help you navigate through Adobe InDesign's unique offerings including preflighting publications, layout tools and photo effects. How do you insert and alter photographs and manipulate them to create distinctive document touches such as watermarks? Can you make sure your text and graphics are aligned properly on the page? Can you change the color and transparency of different elements in your document? These and many more questions are answered by this series of articles.

    Adobe InDesign is one of the best desktop publishing programs out there with some of the best tools for creating stellar publications. Make this great software work for you!

Adobe InDesign Tutorials

Adobe InDesign is one of the best desktop publishing programs on the market today. In this series of articles, we'll take a look at this desktop publishing software and offer tips and tricks to help you make quality print products like the pros.
  1. An Introduction to the Adobe InDesign Tutorial Series
  2. Setting Up Your Adobe InDesign Document
  3. Using the Adobe InDesign Tool Palette
  4. Creating Paragraph Styles in Adobe InDesign
  5. A Guide to Working with Images in Adobe InDesign





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