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Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

Lesson 3 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

Lesson 3 from: Adobe InDesign Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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3. Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

Introduction To Adobe InDesign CC Advanced

02:24
2

Getting Started With The Adobe InDesign CC Advanced Class

02:38
3

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

08:20

Fonts

4

Setting The Default Font Size For New Documents Adobe InDesign

01:14
5

Special Features For Typekit & Open Type Fonts

07:43
6

Where To Get Great Free Fonts For Use In InDesign

03:34
7

Mastering Your Fonts In Adobe InDesign CC

03:39
8

What The Font - Font Guess In Adobe InDesign CC

06:20
9

How To Pick Beautiful Font Pairings In Adobe InDesign CC

02:27
10

Quiz - Fonts

Creative Cloud APP

11

Free Icons Using Adobe Market In InDesign CC

05:45

Color

12

How To Use The Color Theme Tool In Adobe InDesign CC

03:13
13

Using Color Modes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:37
14

Importing Colors & Setting Default Colors In Adobe InDesign CC

06:58
15

Finding Great Colours Using Adobe Color For Use In Adobe InDesign CC

01:11
16

Appearance Of Black & Proofing Colours

07:59
17

Draw Lot Of Shapes At Once InDesign Gridify Live Distribute

13:15
18

Quiz - Color

Drawing

19

How To Make Arrows In Adobe InDesign CC

04:13
20

How To Draw Complex Flowers In Adobe InDesign CC

07:25
21

Quiz - Drawing

Paragraph Goodness

22

How Text Boxes Can Auto-Expand In Adobe InDesign CC With Auto Size

04:41
23

Placeholder Text Alternatives In Adobe InDesign CC

05:43
24

How To Add Paragraph Borders & Shading In Adobe InDesign CC

09:57
25

Paragraph Vs Single Line Composer In Adobe InDesign CC

02:17
26

How To Make Paragraphs Span 2 Columns In Adobe InDesign CC

03:00
27

Mastering Justification In Adobe InDesign CC

04:42
28

Mastering Hyphenation Options Using Adobe InDesign CC

06:54
29

Optical Margin Alignment In Adobe InDesign CC

02:25
30

The Secret Power Of Keep Options In Adobe InDesign CC

05:00
31

Advanced Anchored Objects In Adobe InDesign CC

04:27
32

How To Use Conditional Text In Adobe InDesign CC

07:23
33

Quiz - Paragraph Goodness

Charts & Infographics

34

How To Create Pie Charts & Bar Graphs In Adobe InDesign CC

09:37
35

Quiz - Charts & Infographics

Interactive Documents

36

The Pros & Cons Of The Various Interactive Types In InDesign CC

08:46
37

How To Create An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

08:48
38

How To Add Interactive Page Transitions In Adobe InDesign CC

03:58
39

How To Add Navigation To An Interactive PDF In Adobe InDesign CC

06:01
40

What Is Publish Online In Adobe InDesign CC

06:39
41

How To Publish Your Adobe InDesign Publish Online Documents

03:37
42

How To Add Video To Adobe InDesign CC Documents

06:56
43

How To Create Interactive Button Triggered Animations In InDesign CC

05:53
44

How To Make A Multi State Object In Adobe InDesign CC

03:36
45

How To Add Adobe Animate CC To InDesign CC Files

03:39
46

Adding Maps & Calendars To Interactive Documents In InDesign CC

02:52
47

How To Create QR Codes In Adobe InDesign CC

02:49
48

Quiz - Interactive Documents

Keyboard Shortcuts

49

Keyboard Shortcuts In Adobe InDesign CC That Will Change Your Life

11:04
50

Keyboard Shortcuts

Long Documents

51

How To Automatically Place Lots Of Text Onto Multiple Pages In InDesign CC

08:07
52

How To Make A Cross Reference In Adobe InDesign CC

06:33
53

How To Create An Index In Adobe InDesign CC

05:21
54

Add Document Name Automatically To The Page In InDesign Using Text Variables

05:47
55

How To Use The Adobe InDesign CC Book Feature

04:53
56

Quiz - Long Documents

Preferences

57

Changing Preferences For Advanced InDesign Users

05:24

Workflow Speed Tips

58

How To Speed Up Your Workflow For Advanced InDesign CC Users Styles

03:34

Styles

59

Why Should I Use Character Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:09
60

Advanced Paragraph Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

01:57
61

How To Use & Map Word Styles In With Adobe InDesign Styles

03:18
62

How To Create Nested Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

04:08
63

How To Create A Grep Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:58
64

How To Use A Next Style In Adobe InDesign CC

05:27
65

Advanced Object Styles In Adobe InDesign CC

07:51
66

Quiz - Styles

Multiple Documents

67

Best Practices For Working Across Multiple Documents In Adobe InDesign

10:06

Images

68

How To Use Adobe Stock With Adobe InDesign CC

03:16
69

How To Crop Images Inside Of Text In Adobe InDesign CC

04:11
70

Using Adobe Comp CC To Make InDesign Layouts On Your Mobile Phone Or Ipad

03:47
71

Quiz - Images

CC Libraries

72

Advanced Use Of CC Libraries In Adobe InDesign CC

09:40

Photoshop & Illustrator

73

How To Get The Most Of Photoshop & Illustrator In Adobe InDesign CC

13:32

Forms

74

How To Create A PDF Form Using Adobe InDesign CC

21:17
75

Quiz - Forms

Pages

76

Advanced Use Of The Pages Panel In Adobe InDesign CC

08:22
77

How To Place InDesign Documents Inside Of Each Other

01:55
78

Quiz - Pages

Scripts

79

How To Use And Install Scripts In Adobe InDesign CC

08:42

Speed Up InDesign

80

How To Speed Up InDesign When It’s Running Really Slow

07:34
81

Quiz - Speed Up InDesign

Exporting & Printing Tricks

82

Advanced Exporting & Printing Tricks For Adobe InDesign CC

02:32
83

Quiz - Exporting & Printing Tricks

Next Steps

84

BONUS: Software Updates

03:42
85

What To Do Once You’ve Finished Your Advanced InDesign CC Training Class

01:04

Final Quiz

86

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Adjusting Your Workspace For Maximum Amazingness

Hi there. Welcome to the workspace video. We're going to start with just some housekeeping to make sure we're all on the same page then we're going to move into some more advanced workspace speeches. So hang around for that. There's some gems in there. So to start with, we're going to make sure we've got our units and increments all the same. And you do it up here on a Mac. It's under in design CC preferences and go to units. If you're on a pc it's under edit and down the bottom here preferences and units. So find here the other thing to note that if you're changing your default units from se millimeters or pickers and pikers Oranges and you need to do it with no files open. If I have a file open and do it, it'll change just for that document and as soon as I close it down and open up a new document, you go back to the default and that can be really annoying. So nothing open and let's go to our units and increments. Now, depending on where you are in the world, you might be on pikers o...

kay? Or pickers? It's an old school style from newspaper days, I never use pikers. So I'm always switching mine two millimeters because I'm in europe most of the time. But if I've got clients in the U. S. I'm switching into inches. We're going to use inches for this course. Okay, Just because most of the people watching these videos are based in the US. Okay, So that's all you need to do click OK? We never changed the stroke. It's always done in points. Okay. So we're gonna click OK? Now that will change the default forever. The other thing I'd like you to do is if we go to file and go to open, I'd like you to go to your exercise files. Okay. And in oh one spring flyer. If you haven't downloaded the exercise files, there's a link on the page here somewhere. Um I want you to open up the I N D D file, the 01 spring flyer. If you're using an older version of in design and playing along a lot of this stuff will still work, but you might have to use the I D M L file. This will allow older versions of in design pre CC 2000 and 18 to open them up and work fine. If you're in CC 2000 and 18 or above, just use the I N D D files, let's click open Now. The first thing is I'm going to go to up the top here, this is going to change my workspace. Okay. So I'm going to make sure the tickets on essentials and I'm going to click reset essentials. That means that everyone's gonna look the same. The other thing that I'm going to do is see this little pop out menu here. Okay. This little chevron's I'm gonna pop mine out and have this open for the entire class. It's up to you. It doesn't matter. But that's the way I'm gonna work through this course. If you're on a pc I'm pretty sure it's up here on the left. If you can't find it, that exact same thing is here, window workspace and you can see here essentials, same thing. Okay, so that's the boring housekeeping stuff out of the way. Let's look at some more advanced workspace features and it's to do with this passport area here. Okay. That's kind of like lighter gray in the background. Now, a lot of people Okay, me included. I like to kind of copy things and move it over here and start working on like alternate layouts. Okay, But there's not a lot of room in here, which is if I start making a couple of versions and if I start dragging it out, look there's just no room there and there's definitely no room at the top. Ok. By default only gives you a tiny paste board area. If you're like me an illustrator, it has like a ginormous baseboard area. You end up doing lots of work kind of all over the place so we can adjust that here and in design as well. Now there's two ways to do it per document. Okay. If I've got this document open, I can say just this document preferences go to guides and paste board. Okay. And down the bottom here is where the defaults are. Okay, so mine's 8.5 by one inch. Okay. Number 18 And over here by maybe about five inches click OK. And you'll see it has a much bigger paste board area. Some people love a big baseboard area. Some people don't. Okay. One of the other things though, if you make it really, really big, so it was like 15 inches on the vertical. Okay, if you have another page, can you see they're actually quite physically far apart. It's not a big deal. But that's just something to be considered. Now though. If I open up a new document, okay, any random document, you'll notice my pace board areas back to the teeny tiny size to get around that is that you have nothing open. I'm going to close both of these back up. Close, close close and have nothing open. And if I change my settings now, okay, it will change forever. So you can go in here, change it up to a bigger size. I leave mine is default just to match my students when they come into class. So we're gonna leave that there before we get out of here though. I'd like you to show you under general this thing here show start workspace. This is the new workspace in 2000 and 18 where it kind of shows you the documents you've been working on, Some people don't like that. They want to see all the panels like it was before you can just turn that off there, click. Ok. And it means when it starts up it goes to this view but that's totally up to you. It annoys lots of people under preferences again. Okay. We're gonna go to I'm going to turn that back on. I've grown to like it but I know a lot of people don't One of the other things people don't like working with interface. Okay, over here you can click through and just change it back to old school in design. Up to you. I'm going to go to this default here of this medium dark. Let's click OK. The next thing we can do to make your kind of starting a job a lot smoother and a lot faster is to adjust the default pages because whenever you go to file new document Okay? You've got print and you've got some defaults. Okay. So us letter has defaults but there might be things in here, like you might always be using two columns and the margins you might be changing. Okay. So you might have things that you do every single time. You're like man, every time I have to do that. Okay. So what you can do to change this by default, go to clothes and go to file, come down to document presets and click on define. Okay. And we're going to double click the default and I'm going to be working under print and pick your page size, you might be a four or letter whatever you want to adjust. Okay. And here you might be saying I'm using landscape the whole time. Nobody's using the landscape the whole time. But down here as well columns I want two columns and I want to gutter that's kind of nice and full like that. What I tend to do as well is margins I break this little link here so that down the bottom I always have like a thicker bottom piece down the bottom of my margins contains the page numbering in the document title and say you're always working and you need to have your bleed you can type in 0.125. Cool thing about that now is if I click ok click ok whenever I go to a new document Okay. And I picked print us letter Now you can see down here I've got two columns. My margins are set the one inch there and my bleeders all set for me. You might have two versions. Okay. And you can have more than one under file file definitions and you can click on to find and you can just create your own in case you might create a new one and call this letter alternative one or letter for a specific client. Okay. And it will appear in your new documents. You might be in charge of a larger studio okay? And you can grab your default and you can save it, save it onto the network drive and people can come into the same option and load it in. So you've got some consistency across documents. Before we go out. I am going to edit mine and put it back to normal. So I'm gonna go change this and we'll cut this out and I'll see you in a sec. Okay, one last thing to make your life a little easier in in design is the pages panel. So let's open up any old document can open up my spring flower again. My pages panel here. Okay, I'm actually going to push that all the way out so I can see everything and in the burger menu in the top here, you'll notice if I actually add a bunch of new pages that kind of stack vertically and that's fine. But it would be a lot more better use of space if they kind of stack side by side and you can do that easily under the burger menu, then go to view panels and go to horizontally. Just means they stack side by side and especially if you've got like a nice big screen, you can have this out, you can see you can have actually quite a few on the screen at one time rather than have to scroll up and down. The other. Nice thing you can do is you can go to the fly out menu here and you can go to the panel options and these thumbnails are quite small, you can adjust them okay to say large or extra large depending on your preference. There's jumbo as well. Just make some of the details a little easier to know which page you're jumping to One thing though, if I go to essentials and reset essentials, it's going to remove that. It'll stay for all the new documents now. But if you ever reset it, it'll go back to default. You can get around that by going into here and just creating your own new workspace. I'm going to call mine dan. Okay. And it just means that I'm going to look like this and if I need to reset it, I can go to reset dan and it's gonna stay the same. Okay, so I hope you found some useful parts in getting set up. I know that's boring. You came for some more exciting, advanced in design. Let's move on to the next video now. Bring on the fonts.

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