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How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

Lesson 9 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

Lesson 9 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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9. How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

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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 color the background of a page in InDesign?

Alright in this video we're going to make a nice big colored background. It's gonna have no stroke around the outside, a little line but a nice big colored Phil. Let's go and do that. Okay, before we get started and put the big box in the background. We need to understand the difference between a fill and a stroke. Okay, it's reasonably easy. Okay, but let's quickly look at it. So we're going to use this tool down here, The rectangle tool, you've got to the frame tool. Okay, If I draw out a frame or draw rectangle tool, they kind of look the same. We all kinda look the same. You can actually fill these guys with colors if you want to and I never ever use the frame tool. It's totally up to you. Okay. The frame tool generally gets used for like a placeholder. This is where an image is going to go. Okay. I never didn't really have that problem. So I just leave a big hole where the image is going to go. You might like this little line through the middle. Okay. And I'm going to use the regu...

lar old rectangle tool. The whole course one thing is you might not be able to see it. It's because the last person that used your computer might have clicked and hold down this rectangle tool and use the ellipse tool. Okay, enjoy the lips. Okay. It just means it's always set to a lips now. So hold it down, you might be able to find the rectangle tool. Let's draw a rectangle any old size. Okay. And it might have a fill it might not. This is where it's going to come up the top here. Okay, we're going to use this option. There's a few different ways is this way, there's this way, there's this way and there's this way they all do the same thing. If you're using any other method, you're fine. Okay? But this way here finds the easiest to learn and it just means this top one. Here's the fill. The next one is the stroke? So the fill is obviously the fill in the inside. Okay, So we're gonna pick Phil okay, And I'm gonna pick the mid green. Okay. And in terms of the stroke, I'm gonna click back on that lara and there's the stroke and at the moment it has a little red line. Red line means none. I've got no Stroker on the outside. Say if I want to put a black stroke or on the outside. You see I clicked on it, it added a stroke and you can kind of see it there. Okay? There's the stroke, is the line around the outside to adjust the size of that stroke? You can see just next to it. There's a one point. It's always done in points, not millimeters or inches, Okay? And I can increase it up. Okay, I'm gonna make a nice thick Stroker on the outside. What I actually want from this rectangle is I want to have no stroke. Okay, so I'm gonna go back to the stroke one. I'm going to click none and at this top one here, I don't want this green, I want the light green. Okay awesome. If it's not changing, you've got to make sure you've got it selected to grab the selection tool and just got your selected and then make these adjustments. What I wanna do is I want to stretch it out because remember we're using bleed in this case we looked at bleed earlier on. Okay. So what we're gonna do is it's really hard to see the edges here. So I'm going to zoom out a little bit zooming is command minus on a Mac or control minus on a Pc and I'm going to go back to my selection tool, the black arrow. I'm going to grab this bottom right and I'm going to drag it, drag it to the edge of the white or all the way out to the red. Okay, The answer is red. Okay, same with this one. Here I go. If I leave it just there, remember the bleed might get trimmed Okay. And it might leave a little white liner on the edge because there's a lot, we need a little bit of overhang to make sure it can get chopped off nice and clean and crisp and clear and remember anything over this edge here is going to get probably chopped into the bin. So that is how to color the background and then design, There's no way of going in and setting like the default bit of this to be anything but white. Okay. I'm gonna undo. And we do it with a nice big rectangle. Alright, that's it for this video. Let's go and start looking at importing and scaling and flipping and stuff of images. All right, See you in the next one.

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