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New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

Lesson 6 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

Lesson 6 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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6. New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

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

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

alright in this video we're going to create our flyer document. We're going to have the page size, this little red liner on the outside which is bleed and our margins all set up ready to go let's go and do that. Okay, so create our document. Your welcome screen might look a little different. I've got all these documents that have previously worked on. So I'm going to go up to here and go to new. You might be on cc files or something else. Weird. Okay. I'm going to click on new if you can't see that go up to file new document, we all end up in the exact same place which is here. Okay. So what we're gonna do is you're probably going to be working in print. Okay. We are in this case and it gives you some presets you can see here view all presets. There's a bunch of stuff we can use we'll probably never use you compact disc anymore. But anyway it's in there. Okay. Business cards, some useful sizes in terms of web and mobile sizes are done in here as well. Okay. So if you're designing in de...

sign for web it's not primarily used for that but hey, how you can so we're gonna use print in our case we're going to use us we're going to do like a flyer size we're going to do a half letter Ok If you're following in a country that uses millimeters in the A sizes. This would be an A five. Okay, so we use it as half an A four so we're going to do half hour us letter. Okay. And we're going to make sure you can see you can override it over here. It still thinks I am in europe, which I am. You can change it over here. Next thing is the orientation. Okay. I want to put it landscape facing pages. We're going to turn off. Okay. And facing pages will go into a lot more detail when we start building our like multiple page brochure further on in this course. But for the moment, if you're just doing like a one page thing, turn off facing pages, the primary text frame as well. It's a little bit complicated and we'll do that in a later video as well. Okay. But just make sure they're off for the moment. Number of pages, you can add them later if you want. We're going to start with one columns. Okay, We're only gonna have one column in this case. We'll look at multiple column layout when we get into some more text heavy documents. Later on, margins will leave as the default and yours might be a little bit different. So you can see here, I can see margins and bleed. Okay? You might just twirl those down if you can't see them. Okay. And I'm gonna go to this bleed one here. So I've done my margins left them as the default bleed. What I'll do is I'll get the real damn to jump out and show you this because it's better in person, take it away dan. So apparently I am the real dan. And this real dan would like to explain bleed and slug this is my example book. Okay now what happens when they're printing, we all know that like say this image of the frontier goes right to the edge. Okay the black is right to the edge, the ad on the back, right to the edge, pretty much all of these pages. Okay all these ads here go to the edge of the page but we know that when we're printing say at home or at the office we can never print right to the edge of a white better paper right? Because the printed just doesn't go that close to the edge. That's the same air for big commercial offset printers as well. So it doesn't really matter. You can't print right to the edge. So what happens is you print on a little bit of paper that's a little bit bigger. Okay so say it needs to be letter or a four. What they do is they print it on a on a on a sheet called S. I. For which is just a little bit bigger. Okay and then they print inside of that and then they guillotine it off afterwards down to the original size. Now that guillotine is never perfect. Okay they try and line it up perfect but you need a little bit of wiggle room for the guillotine to maybe like slice a little bit higher, a little bit lower. You don't want it right on the edge because they might end up with a little white strip. Okay, so they, what you do and then design is you add a little bit of bleed, Okay, three millimeters for metric or an eighth of an inch for imperial. Okay. Or 30. of an inch if you're using decimal places. And what happens is you just make your document that teeny bit bigger. Okay, All the way around so that the guillotine has got something to cut off and it ends up in the bin, so nothing important there because it'll end up in the bin. Okay, but it gets cut down to this final size happens, especially with magazines, magazines are printed and bound and often they don't look this nice, this has got a really sharp, you know, kind of crisp edge but that never happens when it gets bound, that only happens after it's been guillotine. It's quite messy if you ever see a magazine that's been printed, that doesn't yet, that hasn't been yet been trimmed up. Okay. It's actually the pages are all kind of like messed up and not lined up nicely. It's not until guillotine happens. That's uh yeah, and the bleeders cut off before they look nice and tidy now in terms of slug. Now, the cool thing about slug is you just won't use it. Okay. People doing the design side often don't use slug. It's more the printing or production side of things. Let's say that. So the bleed is just like, remember just a little bit around the outside the slug is the is a bigger chunk, like an inch around the outside and in that you can write notes. Okay? So if you're the printer and you know that this cover is a bit special and it has something that needs to be glued to it on a special spot. You could, right here's where this gets glued to or maybe this bit gets stapled to this bit and folded over or something special. Okay. Or just anything that maybe helped the production later on after it comes off the printer. It says maybe this gets put with part A and part B. So it's kind of a terrible explanation but it's just notes that the printer adds, it'll be trimmed off and chucked in the bin. I've never had to put bleed on in my entire career and you probably won't do either unless you're working maybe behind the scenes in an offset printer. A big commercial printer might be adding blood blood. You might be adding slug afterwards and adding these notes to it. So bleed definitely slug. Pretty much never did that help. Hope it helped. You can go back to the other dan, The disembodied voice talking over the screen. Right, so we know we need a bleed. Okay of um 0. inches, okay. Or an eighth of an inch. Okay? Or if you're a metric, you can just type in three millimeters. You can see I can type in three millimeters and just click somewhere else and it does the conversion for me. I know it's not exactly the same, but that's just the way it is. Okay, different people use different sized bleeds. Okay? And the slug, we don't use you. So we're going to leave that as is okay? And let's click create stand back. We have a document. Okay. So I'm going to zoom out a little bit. Zooming is command minus on a mac or control minus on your keyboard. Okay. If you're on a pc and what I want to do is show you the different parts here. So the edge of the big white box is the edge of our page. In our case it's the us half letter. Okay. And we've got these two other colored boxes here. We've got the red one and this magenta one here. Okay, so the magenta is the margins, they don't do anything. They're just a visual guide to keep everything inside and away from the edges of the page because we all know that our printers don't print right to the edge. So there's like a consistent box around the edge there. Okay. The other one we're gonna look at is this red one here and that is the bleed we discussed. So everything that goes over this edge here prepared to get chopped off and put in the bin before we go any further. Let's go and save this document. Okay. So let's go up to file and let's go to save where we're going to save it. I'm going to save one on my desktop. I'm gonna make a new folder. Okay? If you're using a Mac and it's a new Mac, you might be looking like this looks a little different. Okay, click this little arrow here, find your desktop on the left hand side. Making new folder. I'm going to call this one in design right class files, click create and we'll stick everything we make during this long course into that folder. In terms of the naming. Okay. We're gonna call this one good at heart because that's the client. Okay. I'm gonna put a hyphen in and we're going to put in flyer and this is going to be V one. Always give it a version number. Okay. Because you're going to make changes, People can come back. A V one. V two or a B C is just fine. Okay. Never call it final finals. Like the kiss of death. If you call it final the universe will send you adjustments and you'll have to call it like final two. Final revisited. There's some people chuckling because you've probably got files just like that all over your computer. Okay. So we're gonna use the V system. Let's click save, and that's it for this video, my friends. Let's get on to the next one.

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