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How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 30 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

Lesson 30 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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30. How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

Okay, good looking people, what we're going to do in this video is work on our Master pages. So when we draw a rectangle kind of like pretty little box that our page numbers are going to go into. We do it once and it appears on all of our pages. Let's go and do that. Okay, so to work on the Master page is we need to see this pages panel. So I got a window pages if you can't see it and just have a little look at these pages here. I've got page 1234 but you can see the A in the corner, it means that they're attached to something called the A Master that's there by default. You're given one. You can have as many Master pages as you need. Okay. And you put things on the Master page that you want to appear on every page, like a page number. Maybe it's a small, like the title of the document, its version or date or who produced it. Okay. Anything that you want to be consistent on every page, there might be some graphics or a logo or watermark to get to the Master page. Okay. You need to doub...

le click up here, you might not be able to see it. So you might have to scroll down or find it, see if you can see it hiding up in the top of the pages panel to get to it. You just double click it. Okay. And you've got to make sure you're there so to make sure it's a little, it's not very obvious. I wish there was like a big flashing green light that said you were in here. But down the bottom here it says a Master I'm not on one page or two or three, I'm on a Master and I've zoomed out a little bit just so I can see it all. Okay, maybe not that far. Let's get the rectangle tool and let's up the top here, give it a fill of magenta is fine. Okay and just draw a big rectangle on this left hand side and what you'll notice is can you see here that rectangle has appeared on all the left hand spreads. Okay. Not in the right hands once. I haven't drawn anything on this side because you'll have things like page numbering on different sides of the pages or you only want the document name in the top right, but you don't need it on the top right of this page. So you have left and right spread. Do the same thing over here. To a different style of box. Maybe a different color. Okay, just so that you can see something a bit more obvious. Okay, you can see over here that when I draw stuff on the master page it appears on all of my pages, you'll notice if I go to these pages, double click on page one. Okay, grab my black arrow is I can't actually select it. Okay, so if I need to delete it. It needs to come off the master page. So let's jump back to our master page. Double click it. Okay And select you and select you and delete it. So what I'd like to do is grab the rectangle tool and I'd like to draw a rectangle that kind of sits down the bottom. We're going to be doing, you kind of sort of the beginning there kind of like a box that sits down the bottom. I wanted to make sure it overlaps the beliefs that gets trimmed off in the bin and it goes right up until the spine here. How far up. Just have a guess. You can change it later on and you'll notice on page one. There it is there double click page two. Okay I've got that nice colored box. Will duplicate it for the other side in a sec. Okay, so on page one actually make sure you go back to my a Master, I promise you you'll be like the world's best user of in design and you will still forget you're not on the master page. Spin ages designing something on page one, thinking it's on the master page. Okay And have to copy and paste it afterwards. We always forget the same happens when you think you're designing on page one and you're actually in the master page and you realize everything you've designed is on every single page. You just have to do some copying and pasting afterwards. Okay next thing I want to do is I want to fill this with one of our colors. Okay. So what you can do when you get started with the new document is you'll see at the top here there's actually none of those colors through yet. They're sitting over there, which is no big drama. But you can be all official and bring the swatches through properly. So with the black arrow have nothing selected. Okay, right, click this guy and say add to swatches and just do it for all of them. So you know, you've got all of our colors as part of the swatches thing. Okay. There he is there. Okay. It's a bit weird. I know they're there, but why aren't they there? It's because this is kind of new and there's not a super slick integration yet. That will change. Okay, so if I have the selected and at the top here I'm going to pick my granite heart red and you'll see it appears on all the right hand spreads. Now. I'm going to select it, copy and paste it. Okay, edit copy. Edit paste. And we're going to have a left hand spread as well. And they still will check us on all our pages. Double click page a Page two, page 3 is all a little foot at colour box. Okay, so the next thing we're going to do is do our automatic page numbering. We'll do that in the next video, skip to that. One of the things I want to explain before we move on though is Master pages control all of these pages so when it comes to things like adjusting the margins and columns, it's best to do it in the A Master because it will adjust all the pages if I say so we go to page one and I'm like oh I want to change the columns to four, Okay. And I go up to object layout sorry and go to margins and I pick columns are now going to be four. Ok click Ok. What happens is page one changed because the page two and three is still the same. Okay, so that's how to change individual pages but probably more often than not, you just want to actually change them all. Okay, you've decided you want to change the margins on everything. You do that by going a Master. Okay, so double click it and make the changes in here. Okay, so now if I go to object keep going object okay, I'm just gonna layout margins and go to four. You'll see it does this page click over here too, you have to drop here double click this page, go make it go blue and do it for this side as well. Fed early. I know but that's the way it is. It's going to fall. Okay, now what you'll notice is if I go to page one, page two, page three, Okay, I've done those adjustments so if you're finding it's a little bit weird, it's probably because you're not doing it on your Master page. I'm going to undo that. Okay, so let's go and do automatic page numbering in the next video.

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