Adobe Indesign CC Essential Training 2015.



Today I Started the Adobe Indesign CC 2015 corse & already it pretty neat…

Intro into indesign…

Most of the stuff talked about in the intro is pretty well known to me by now, there’s all the basic tools: the type tool, the black arrow tool, the the hand tool, etc.

The layout…is…different, or rather, different than what I’m used to, I’m used to the design of PhotoShop & Illustrator, the “In complete Control” vibe I get from either of those two applications, look rather different then this:

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Chapter 1: Learning InDesign in 30 Minutes.

This lesson taught the starting basics of the program, witch were a little different then that of what I am used too, but did still carry an air of familiarity with it.


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This image [^Above^] is the base of what would soon be a Trifold/full color/Ready-to-Print/Adobe PDF file.

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^Placed Text Image/File^                                                                 ^Typed & modifide text^

The 2nd thing I learned was how to place an image (Text File), witch was different, yet more control oriented, compared to two other applications that I use (Photoshop & Illustrator) and let me control exactly where I wanted to place the image, and how big it is from the start, without ever having to open the transform panel.

The 3rd thing I did was type the line “There’s no place like home…” then I increased the text size and changed the text color of the word “home” to red

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The 4th Thing I did was place the white filled “Globe Bank INTERNATIONAL” logo, and the colored “Globe Bank INTERNATIONAL” logo onto the Left (white), and Right (Colored) folds of the brochure.

The 5th thing I did was add the image of the man in the suit and use text wrap to make  the text go around him.

The 6th and final thing i did to the brochure/pamphlet thing was set up the image the export as a PDF File, to be printed by others if needed.

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Finished|Screen Shot of the PDF opened in preview:

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Finished  PDF file shown in preview…

Chapter 2: Working With InDesign Documents…

the into video (the 1st video) covers the panels and bars that make up the application and also covers which panels and other options are exclusive to the application compared to to other widely-used Adobe applications.

All of the other videos in this chapter show how to navigate in InDesign.

Chapter 3: Creating A Document…

The Chapters exactly how it sounds.


Adobe InDesign CC Essentials Training 2015:

Chapter 3: Creating a Document…

This Chapter covers the basics of starting a now document, the process is the same as every other basic Adobe program (like adobe Illustrator, and adobe Photoshop)

Video 1: New Documents…

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The ony major difference is the ability to add a Bleed & Slug at the start of the document instead of it being in the print dialog box.

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And the ability to Preview the document page before creating it, which is rather useful.

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During lesson 1 (Video #1) I was taught how create a Document Preset;

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In this case, “7 by 9 with 6p(Six Pica) top margin.”

Video 2: Putting rulers on your page…

This Lesson was over how to place Guides and Ruler.

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Hers where I placed the first doc. guide, at the top of the small text box to the left.

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Then I dragged the other small text box to the guide.

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I got it at exactly at 5 inches like the video said, without the need of the guide adjustment box.

Video 3: Adding Text Frames…

In this lesson I learned how to place text frames…which is another basic skill, but i did learn that if you created a Rectangle Frame with the rectangle Frame Tool…

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Then Selected the text tool…

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and clicked on the frame you just made.

Then it turns into a text frame.

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Heres a picture of the text example text boxes that I created while fallowing the video…

I also rite a joke Small text Short story…thing.

Video 4: Typing and editing text…

In this lesson I learned how to edit text, and of the many ways to click on text… (Text Shortcuts.)

One Click:

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Two Click:

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Three Click:

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I really hope that the isn’t any more…



Today I got to Chapter (5) on the InDesign CC  Essential Training course.

Chapter 3

For the rest of this chapter is was a recap of some of the stuff learned in chapters 1 & 2 in this Course.

At this point in the chapter I learned how to change the leading, character size, and character color.

Before Changes were made:

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After Changes were made:

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Here I added the Globe Bank logo:

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And here I added the three pictures shown below:

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Then I went back, and added another image over the frame triangle thing.

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Chapter 4

Here I learned how to create new pages, and move existing pages into different locations.

This section is hard to describe, I will attempted to do the best I can…

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page 1|1-page 2|2-page 3|3-page 4|4

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page 1|1-page 2|2-Page 3|3-Page 4|4-page 3 Copy|5

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Page 1-2, Blank-Blank, Page 3-4, & Page 3 copy.

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Independent Practice:

Heres My independent practice…for this practice I placed text from a word doc. into text frames that I drew.

This is using parts from my novel: Chapter 24 that told of the events that transpired before the events during “The Battle of Arc_Age,” the grand kingdom to the East of the Centered Humen-Made City of Vallen formally know as Grand Vallen before the Vampire wars, to where the four Vampiric Kings, also known as “The Fanged Lords,” attempted to subjugate humanity for “The prosperity and wellbeing of all, so that the Dark Emperor shall never return the this or any mortal plane…”

And as the story goes, they were unsuccessful in the attempted at total subjugation, and all but 2 of the lords were killed, which in turn there failure led the events of my 1st novel to transpire.


Today I completed Ch. 5 from the InDesign CC 2015 Essentials Training…

I added the Wingdings Glyph shows here:

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and the En dash with the half-space between the 4 & the En dash.

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For this section I added the article file from Microsoft Word…

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Here that same file is loaded into InDesign.

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Text Editing Section…

Here I flowed the text

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Here I added columns to the text…

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Here I fixed the spacing between the text and the top of the text box.

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Here I Fixed the text anchor location.

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Today I started on chapter 5 and got to chapter 8 in the InDesign CC Essentials Training.

Here I turned how to find a word, group of words, different types of characters, etc. All using the find text box-window-thing.

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Here I I learned how to change image color & effects using Adobe InDesign partnered with Adobe photoshop & Adobe Illustrator through the Edit Original Icon/Button.

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Here I used Adobe Illustrator to change the image drop coloring from Red(Above) to Brown(Below).

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Here I used Adobe Photoshop to change the brightness & contrast of the image shown below.

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^Original Image^

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^High contrast & low brightness levels^

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^High contrast & high brightness levels^   [Desired Effect]

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When I closed the  the opened program (Photoshop or Illustrator) the images automatically updated themselves [*Relinked Themselves*] and shown the updated link in the LINKS panel over to the left.

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Here I learned how to change image/frame color.

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In the image I changed the text frames FILL to Orange/40%-70% Opacity with a STROKE of Black/100% Opacity.

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Here I inverted, or rather, switched the Fill and Stroke by clicking the small switch icon found at the right of the image shown below.

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Here I increased the size of the Text Boxes Stroke, and added a line with the line tool, then added a barbed head to the line in the stroke panel.

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Image with feather effect added to bottom

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Logo with inner glow in inner bevel added.


Today I got from Chapter 7 to chapter 10 of the InDesign CC 2015 Essentials Training course.

Chapter: # 7

In chapter 7, I learned how to:

Lesson # 7

Change the Image frames stroke and color using the Find/Change dialogue box.

I chased the stroke to the normal shadow of red/pink with a tint of 20%.

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And the Stroke to Green/Blue with a stroke of 6 points, and a stroke style to “Japanese Dots”

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^That it looked like after the changes were made.^

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^What it looked like after it was moved to reveal its hidden background fill.^

Here I used the Find/Change Dialogue box to create a similar design to the one above with in the Text Frames found in this document.

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\/Here I the Edited version down below.\/

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Chapter: # 8

Here I turned that if you copy images from another document then the color swatches of that shape come along with it.

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Here are the Swatches that transferred over

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Here I learned how to place a gradient in a selected text frame & Text,  and manipulate its look using the Gradient tool.

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Here I changed the color speed of the yellow.

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Her I added a “Green to Dark Green” gradient to the text.

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Chapter: # 9

Here I Created a few shoes using the Line tool, Pen Tool, and the

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^Created with the pen tool.^

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^Created using the line tool.^

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Can you guess  what this is?

Corner options…

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Here I changed the corners using the change corner option (the little yellow square.)

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Lastly, I learned how to edit text that has been covered to outlines with the Direct Selection tool. (White arrow tool.)

Before text edit:

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After Text edit:

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Here I edited text.


Today I got to chapter 11 of the InDesign CC Essentials Training course…

Chapter 10:

Here I learned how to put a text frame into a object frame.

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Here I learned how to arrange and aline objects

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Text wrap added

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Here I put the image into the text frame.

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Chapter 11:

In this chapter I learned how to copy objects into a certain order or to make a grid.

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^Here I use the “Step & Repeat” panel to create the grid of boxes shown above.

\/Here I used the Alt/Op key + Command + V to past the object in the same location on a different page.

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Then I pressed Alt/Op + Shirt-key + Drag to align and copy it again.

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Here I learned how to use the rotate tool

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Here I learned how to scale an image.

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Here I learned to skew images in Indesign used the sue panel.

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Befor FX were added…

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After FX were added…

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I added a blur, feathered the image and skewed it using the skew panel.


Here I learned how to find and change fonts using the find fonts panel.


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Today I completed chapter 13 & 14, I made it to Chapter 15.

Here I used the Space Before tool to indent the paragraph.

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Space After tool was used to make the second indent.

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Here I used the Drop Cap to enlarge the R with a drop cap of 3.

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Here I used the Paragraph Rules box to first underline the text… 

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After I moved the rule back to its original place, 

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Shorten it,

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and changed the color of the text to Paper(white).

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Here I created a snd column, then used the span text dialogue box to place the header in its rightful place.

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Here I Manually added bullets to this list, after adding a split witch uses the same dialogue box as the span paragraph option.

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Here I added a colored box around the text.

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Here I used the Tab options panel to aline the “Chapters” section.

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Here I manually created bullets.

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here I used the create bullets button, witch added a little to much space in-between the bullets and the list.

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Here i changed the character style of the text.

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Here I added numbers to this list using the numbers box underneath the bullets box.

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Here I messed around with the different styles of the numbers.

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Here I added a submenu to the list.

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Here I added a character style to the header.

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Here I added a paragraph style to the entire paragraph, it took a few try be cute I kept selection the list next to the paragraph. 

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Here I created a character style and aded it to the two headers.

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here i adjusted the paragraph style shown from light text to Xbold text.

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Here I aded a object style to the image below.

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curve corner added, object style copied to image below.

Here I added the same Object style to there four images.

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Today I started and finished chapter 15-Chapter 16 of The Indesign CC 2015 Essentials training.

Start of the document that I worked with throughout this chapter…

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Here I added an extra column, Then i deleted the column

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Here I deleted the enrite row that I didn’t need.

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A Simple Cell

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Here I split the cell Horizontally.

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Here I split the cell vertically.

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Here I split it Horizontally, then vertically, then Horizontally, then vertically, then Horizontally, then vertically, then Horizontally, then vertically, then Horizontally, Etc…     I wanted to see how far it could go, and this is what I got.

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Then After that lesson I started on the next on, the next one and the color and the feel of this document seemed different yet it was sopped to be the same thing as the ones before.

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Here I changed the edited a few of the blank cells.

Then add in a image to on of the calls.

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For chapter 16 it mearly told how to export and convert a book into an EPub file, whats pretty funny is that I already know how to export into e-pub file, but it did teach me the basics of how to do it, and how to fix any of the mistakes that can occur.