Indesign Cs4 for Dummies by Galen Gruman

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InDesign is the preferred graphic design software, and InDesign CS4 is loaded with cool new desktop publishing features. InDesign CS4 For Dummies shows you how to use every one!

Whether you’re an experienced designer or just want to create a cool newsletter for the school soccer team, you’ll benefit from Galen Gruman’s guidance. This desktop publishing expert shows you how to navigate InDesign menus, dialog boxes, panels, and panes; streamline your work with templates; prepare your creations for printing or online publication, and more.Explore the new tools, work with the application frame, and set preferences for the way you workLearn to open and save documents and export contentGet familiar with the Pages panel, apply Master Pages, and work with LayersMake the most of color with color libraries, multi-ink colors, spot versus process color, and gradientsCreate layout guidelines and use color swatches for consistencyStreamline text formatting by using styles and treat text as a graphic elementDesign for the Web with hyperlinks, multimedia elements, and Flash filesSee how InDesign CS4 works seamlessly with other applications in the Adobe Creative SuiteDiscover why good design is part science and part art and learn to manipulate, organize, and align design objectsTake advantage of tips for cropping and positioning graphicsPrepare for printing or other output with enhanced preflighting tools

InDesign CS4 For Dummies also offers great advice for designing pages that do their job perfectly. Start creating today!

 

About Galen Gruman

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Galen Gruman (San Francisco, CA) has more than 20 years experience in leading publications as a writer and editor. He is currently Executive Editor at InfoWorld, where he manages the news and features staff. In addition, Galen is principal at The Zango Group, an editorial and marketing consulting firm. Galen is the author or coauthor of more than 20 books; his recent titles include iBooks Author For Dummies, Exploring iPad 2 For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Bible, and InDesign CS5 For Dummies.
 
Published April 3, 2009 by For Dummies. 436 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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