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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn InDesign CS6 choose Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. The 16 project-based lessons show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working with InDesign CS6.
Readers learn what they need to know to create engaging page layouts using InDesign CS6. This completely revised CS6 edition covers the new tools for adding PDF form fields, linking content, and creating alternative layouts for digital publishing. The companion CD includes all the lesson files that readers need to work along with the book. This thorough, self-paced guide to Adobe InDesign CS6 is ideal for beginning users who want to master the key features of this program. Readers who already have some experience with InDesign can improve their skills and learn InDesign's newest features.
“The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” –Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training
Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
A MUST HAVE if you are new to InDesign,
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book (Kindle Edition)Buckle your seat belt, this is going to be long. About me: I am a mostly self-taught graphics manipulator that primarily used open source and free software before finding Creative Cloud. My biggest aversions to Adobe products in the past was the expense and the learning curve. This book GREATLY erases the second concern and I plan to purchase the rest in the series for CS6 after I'm finished! (Creative Cloud took away the first concern about the price of the creative suite software).
If you've ever watched a Youtube video to learn how to do something with an image, this book is perfect for you. It really is a step-by-step guide for anyone new to InDesign, and graphics and page layout. For example, one of the tips in Chapter 3 explains how a placeholder frame with an x in it is traditionally used for graphics frames rather than text frames. It might feel like the classroom in a book is insulting your intelligence if you have used previous versions of InDesign. I don't know... Read more
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Helpful so far.,
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)The first few chapters are extremely basic but there are a few tips that can be of great help. So if you're someone familiar with Adobe software such as Photoshop or Illustrator and feel they're unnecessary I'd suggest toughing them out. This book is very cut and dry pointing out every detail step by step. However bland the instruction is I have found this book to be quite helpful. I'd suggest not skipping the tips along the sides of the pages as these offer shortcuts, and extra ways to do things.
This book gets the job done and the time taken per chapter is very reasonable. Have fun designing everyone.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Adobe InDesign CS6 Classroom in a Book (Paperback)I give this book 4 stars because I am very impressed with the way it was put together. I'm an old PageMaker user and I really did not know what to expect. I assumed that my work with PageMaker wouldn't help me much, and I was right. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn InDesign CS6 in the fastest way possible. The reason I didn't give it that 5th star, is probably more about me than it is about the book. The tutorials were fun, and I'm not sure, but I suppose it covers the basics of everything InDesign CS6 has to offer. There were only a few places where I had to go back over an exercise when I did not get the results shown in the book; and in every case, it's because I missed a sentence, or it didn't register at the time I read it the first time. This is not a criticism by any means, but for me, after reading the book and doing the exercises, I'm embarrassed to admit that I still don't feel like I can jump in and create a work of my own. The samples are... Read more
1 Introducing the Workspace
2 Getting to Know InDesign
3 Setting Up a Document and Working with Pages
4 Working with Objects
5 Flowing Text
6 Editing Text
7 Working with Typography
8 Working with Color
9 Working with Styles
10 Importing and Modifying Graphics
11 Creating Tables
12 Working with Transparency
13 Printing and Exporting
14 Creating Adobe PDF Documents with Form Fields
15 Exporting for E-Readers
16 Working with Long Documents
BONUS 17 (download): Creating an iPad Publication
On the top of page 11, the two callouts for Application Bar and Menu Bar should be switched.
Page 137, Step 1: "...click in the text frame in the second column at right on page 6," it should be "page 7."
Page 363: “Tip: Choosing Relative To Page Size from the Size menu...” It should read: “Tip: Choosing Relative To Page Width menu...”
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