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How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 45 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 45 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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45. How do I make a paragraph style 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 do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

in this video, we're going to look at why paragraph styles are essential for in design and a super awesome and time saving. Okay, It means that I can do stuff like this, highlight this and go, boom, I'm heading go to this next line and say, if I can click it, go boom on first paragraph construction, I'm gonna stop saying boom. Okay, but you get the idea all of this is going to be body copy, you can see with styles, life is good and quick and easy. Okay to create a paragraph style, we're gonna select the thing. We want to turn into a style and in our case I want to do something slightly different. I want to make Roboto. I want to make it the bold version. I'm going to make it all caps. Okay, There's this little capital T is here to make it caps and I'm going to make it the color of our red. Okay. And you can see the underlying changed with it because we did that in the previous video. Awesome. Do I like these Collins now? I don't remove them. Anyway, so we've done that and that's going ...

to be my subheading. Okay for all my columns. So I'd like to turn this into a style. We do that by going up to window and we go down to Styles and we're going to do a paragraph styles. There's lots of styles. This is the one you're going to use the most paragraph styles. Okay, so I'm gonna move this kind of over here, you're given one by default. Okay. It's just like, if you ever use word, it's normal. Okay, just the kind of basic one. What we wanna do is with this selected. Okay, click on this little turned up page here to create a new style. Double click The word paragraph style one and let's give it a name. I'm gonna call this one green at heart. I keep adding these acronyms because I work on multiple clients and I want to know because if I just call it body copy or subheading, um, you can copy and paste styles from one document to another and you can just have like two subheadings and you're like, hmm, you don't know what client it's for. Okay, so there's my subheading and you can see what it's pulling through. Its, pulling through all the stuff that make this yours might be longer or shorter, depending on what changes you've made minds roboto. It's bold. It's 10 point all of these things are getting captured. One thing to do whenever you're making a paragraph style is just to make sure it's not based on, okay, If this is based on and it has something that says, nope, anything other than no paragraph style, it'll just run into complications later on. Okay. I like to keep them all separate, especially when you're new, makes everything super rock solid and understandable when you start basing it on other paragraph styles, You delete one and a bit of a chain reaction happens, but just so you know, I always keep an eye out on based on and make sure there's no paragraph style stick. Okay. Nothing really has happened. Okay. So it's just captured a style that we can reuse and that's what we're going to do. We're going to select this and we're going to go, how good is that? Okay, I'm going to move my colon because I don't like it. Okay. But it's a really quick way of sharing that around. Okay. And the next thing is going to delete my colon and we're gonna set some other paragraph styles. Now I've got this stuff here. I would like to I'm going to select all of this. Okay. And this is going to be my body copy. I should have probably done this first when I could select it all. Okay. But I'm gonna have to select this bit and apply it to the to other parts here. So you probably start with your body copy because it's easier to select it there. It's easier to select it then. But let's go and do it. Okay? So I've got it selected it's based on the old basic one. We're gonna make a new one. We're going to double click it. We're going to call this one green at heart. Body copy. Okay. I'm just gonna make sure it doesn't say based on anything else click. Ok. Okay. And that's pulled through my 10 point. It's got my space after. Okay. And I know nothing's changing but what we need to do is make sure this is applied to all of them, so highlight this one, make sure it is my G G body copy. Sorry my G A. H body copy. Select all of this, do the same thing, make sure it's the body copy. Why do we have to do it? So let's say I didn't undo that so I forgot to apply it to this. And later on we go and make a change to that paragraph style. So let's have nothing selected double click body copy. And in here I want to go to basic character formats and let's say the client's not using roboto anymore. Okay. They want to go back to Ariel. Okay. And we took okay Ariel is not a good enough change. Let's go and change it from Ariel and make it bold. Okay you can see they've all changed because they were all linked to this body copy. This one didn't okay because we didn't apply it before. So I'm gonna go undo back to when life was good and make sure you are all part of the body copy gang. Before we go we're gonna go and make a couple of other ones. So apply this one, select this one here and I'm going to click this and like this and this is going to be called My Green at Heart. Um Now there is a special name for this type of pull out pull quote type thing, but I can't remember off the top of my head. Let's call this one first paragraph. The first paragraph, paragraph E make sure it's not based on anything click Ok. We'll also do it. You'll notice there accidentally only selected one line. Okay? No, I got it all. It's all first paragraph. Great. Looking over there and I'll do the same thing for this heading here. So this one you Call this one hitting. Call it green at heart hitting based on no paragraph style. Okay, so where this becomes even better is when you start working on other pages. So I'm gonna bring in some text on page five here. I'm gonna bring an article to I'm gonna make sure it's removal styles. Great. I'm going to drag out a nice big box for it to go in from the side to the spine. Get in there. Okay. And I'm going to select it all And I put in my body copy 1st. Okay, so you can see how quick and nice and easy that is. Then there's this bit here which says that was my what is it called? First paragraph Great. There is my subheadings, you can see now we're cooking. Okay, and this is what makes in design and paragraph styles super useful for any kind of daily user of in design, lovely. Alright, let's go and leave this here now. And in the next video we'll look at updating and redefining styles after you've made them. We'll cut that into its own little video. Alright, I'll see you over there.

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