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Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

Lesson 21 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

Lesson 21 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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21. Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

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

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

Okay, so when you are getting started with in design, you might also be getting started in design in general. So getting ideas for layouts can be quite tough. So inspiration is how you'll grow really quickly is look at the best people around and see what they're doing. We're not copying here, we're getting inspired by and we're appropriating their ideas and using our own content, our own forms, our own colors. Yeah, so just inspiration. So the places to go, Pinterest is an easy one. Is the one in here in front of me. I put in magazine spread spread is two pages side by side and gives you an idea of, you know, just kind of ideas that might get started. You can, once you've signed in you can start putting them to your own boards and you'll have a kind of a collection of things you like. Okay, I like another version. It's very similar Pinterest. It's called Nice. Okay. With two eyes there it is there dot co um I like this one, it's just uh I find a better layout. So I've done the same thi...

ng. I've done a search for a magazine spread, it just removes all the Pinterest kind of branding from it. I like this site just like Pinterest. You can have boards here and when you get them all together, let's have a look at one of my boards, hand drawn type. Okay, you can see here, is that kind of gathering ideas to get your job going. Another really good one is Beyonce Beyonce has some other perks other than just inspiration. I've done magazine spread in here. This is the place that we're going to look at later in the tutorial for your portfolio. Okay. This is where people get founders, designers more and more. Another perk in here is often they'll have like see this one here is not somebody's work so much as it's a photo risk catalog magazine you can download and start using it okay, like a little template. Now, one of the problems often is you'll see this and you'll say, great, here's a really cool cover. I really like it, but you have a different project. Somebody's come to you and said, hey, here's the cover and they haven't said, here's like three words to put on it. They've said, hey, I want you to fill the cover with two pages of word documents and you're like, you don't get to do lovely negative space and big blank areas because you've got to fill it jam packed. I find the best inspiration for those kind of text heavy and your reports brochures kind of really text heavy stuff is to google and your report. So I'm in google here. I've typed in your report. Just add the word pdf publicly listed companies have to go and report their annual reports online. So you will find lots of stuff and I just clicked on a few of these and found like I don't even know what C. R. H. S. I'm just kind of looking at how they're getting around because you see there's a lot of data that have to communicate. They've done some really cool infographics. Okay. They've gone for a three column layout. 123. Okay, so I'm just looking for it for inspiration. Just thinking like I never considered the big type down the side big image. Okay, so getting ideas from this, his BMW S one, you can see somebody's gonna hand you a thing like this, you know, like how am I going to show this Excel graph and actually make it eligible? You can see here they've done a really nice job of kind of clarifying the year that we're at and you just work through some of these really text heavy documents and get an idea about how you might approach it. Another thing you can do is use a starter templates. So in design especially. Okay, if you go to new will file new um you go to print and let's say we're doing some sort of brochure or a magazine, you'll see underneath these blank documents. Now we have these templates. Okay, If you're using an older version of in design, it doesn't work okay. But here we've got some templates and let's say we are doing some sort of, you can see there's a jacket, there's a food magazine layout. Let's click on this and let's click on show preview and it just gives you an idea, you're like, hmm, I like this and you might start with this and you can totally use this and just switch out the images. There's nothing stopping you. But you'll find is you'll end up adjusting it to suit your taste and your content and it will change quite a bit and you'll be able to kind of take ownership of the design and all you do is click download. Okay. You've got to be connected to the Net. It takes a little while. But eventually the only difference is that these images won't be there when you open it, you can see now it's downloaded there. It is there done click open. It's using fonts. We don't currently have. We're gonna look at missing fonts a little bit later on, but we're gonna click sync fonts and hit close. Okay. And you've got a magazine layout. The only trouble is without the images just doesn't look as pretty dessert. But hopefully you've got access to some images for your work. Okay. Otherwise you're gonna have to go to stock library sites and start filling it in. It's a nice way to get started. Now, my parting advice for somebody who's a little stressed out forgetting design ideas is that it does get easier. Nobody's born a good designer. But now you've got an interest and you've got some tools in this area. You'll start keeping an eye out for designs that you like Fonzie like colors you start liking and what will happen after a few projects you'll start knowing what clients like and what they don't like and what's worked and what hasn't. And as you get more experienced, you'll start to be able to pull designs out of thin air, but you're not pulling marathon, you're pulling out of past experiences, successes, wins, losses. So that's gonna be it for our inspiration section. We're going to go through onto the next section where we start updating somebody else's file. Very important.

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