Computers & Technology
|InDesign CS5, Introduction - Online
In this Adobe InDesign CS5 class, you'll get hands-on desktop publishing training and come away knowing how to use this popular page layout software to design and create professional-quality letterhead, business cards, brochures, PDF files that play movies, and more. You'll discover that you don't need to be a designer or an artist to produce beautiful documents!
In each lesson, we'll cover an important aspect of InDesign CS5 as you prepare a range of print and online products for Natalie, the fictional owner of Natalie's Nautical Emporium. You'll get dozens of files to use in the lessons—partially completed InDesign files, as well as the graphics, images, fonts and other content required for the project. And to check your work or troubleshoot any problems you encounter, you'll always get a copy of the finished InDesign project file.
Lesson by lesson, you'll discover how the program features relate to producing actual usable documents as we explore the best ways to create different types of material, how to organize and name your files, and how to reuse items such as colors and artwork. By the time you finish your InDesign training, you'll be comfortable with the tools and features that this program offers, and you'll know the most efficient ways to use it to produce the materials you need for your own work or hobbies.
Adobe InDesign for Windows, Adobe CS5 Design Premium for Windows, Adobe CS5 Master Collection for Windows, InDesign CS5 for Mac, Adobe CS5 Design Premium for Mac, or Adobe CS5 Master Collection for Mac (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins); Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 (1.5GHz or faster processor, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), and QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features); Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac 0S X 10.6 Snow Leopard, or newer (PowerPC® G5 or multicore Intel® processor, 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended), and QuickTime 7 software required for multimedia features); Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).
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