Adobe InDesign 1.5

Adobe InDesign 1.5 : Advanced Electronic Mechanicals

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The Against the Clock series is ideal for any course that includes graphic arts software and computer design software as part of the curriculum. Courses can be found in Office Information Systems, Computer Science, and Fine Arts Departments, as well as Continuing Education, Journalism, and Printing and Lithography.

Written by educators, for educators, the Against the Clock series is the complete solution for courses in Graphic Multimedia or Web Design Software. The hands-on, project-based texts are packaged with resource CD-ROMs that contain all the files needed to create the step-by-step projects in the text. Instructor CD-ROMs include assessments, overhead presentation materials, and additional projects.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 368 pages
  • 215.9 x 266.7 x 12.7mm | 766g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130904481
  • 9780130904485

Table of contents

Getting Started.

Platform. Naming Conventions. Key Commands. The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations.


1. Streamlining Production.

Masters: A Review. The Document Grid. The Baseline Grid. Managing Guides. Document Templates. Object Libraries. Layers and Layering. Copying Items to the Same Position.

2. Advanced Typography.

The Color and Legibility of Type. Tracking and Kerning. Composition Options. Paragraph Control Options. Optical Margin Alignment. Applying Vertical Justification. Special Typographic Features. Multiple Master Fonts. Working with Other Languages.

3. Creating Complex Shapes.

The Metamorphosis of Basic Shapes. Splitting and Joining Paths. Working with Type on a Path. Working with Text Outlines.

4. Text and Graphics Living Together.

Text and Graphics Related. Text Wrapping. Modifying the Offset. The Invert Option. Clipping Paths and Alpha Channels. Embedding Graphics in Text Frames. Filling Text Outlines with Graphics.

5. Advanced Styles.

Orderly Progression. Automated Styling. Loading Styles from Another Document. Styles and Workflow.

Project Assignment.

Review #1.

6. Advanced Color Issues.

Digital Files in an Analog World. RGB vs. CMYK Issues. Spot Color. Gamuts. Color Separation. Creating Gradients. Trapping. Color Management. Color Management in InDesign. Keep the GASP In the Loop.

7. Working with Long Documents.

The Importance of Consistency. Sections of Documents. Working with Notes. Creating Jumps.

8. Managing Output.

Preflight. Printing Halftones and Separations. Proofing. Workflow Issues for Printing. Handoff to the GASP.

9. Exporting Files.

The File Formats. Exporting Files as EPS.

10. Exporting to PDF.

What Is PDF? PDF Export Options. Defining a PDF Style. Viewing and Editing a PDF Document.

11. Exporting to HTML.

InDesign as a Web Page Generator. Editing HTML. Designing and Purposing Documents for the Web. Layout Adjustments in InDesign. Converting Images for the Web.

Project Assignment #2.

Review #2.


Project A: Visit Costa Rica (Complete after Chapter 4). Project B: Celebrate 2000 (Complete after Chapter 4). Project C: GraphiCom Newsletter (Complete after Chapter 5). Project D: The Annual Report (Complete after Chapter 7).


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About Inc. Against the Clock

ROBIN MCALLISTER has been speaking and writing about creating effective pages since before desktop publishing was invented. In the process of teaching others, he has written various how-to guides and training manuals. Rob serves as a contributing editor for numerous publications and publishers, and has authored a variety of desktop publishing and prepress titles.

In addition to other activities, Rob is the team leader for America Online's Applied Computing Community. Rob is a technical editor for Electronic Publishing, and contributing editor for Printing News, in addition to project manager for Against The Clock.

DEAN BAGLEY is an experienced marketing and advertising expert. One of Dean's most effective skills is the development of hands-on activities, which, as you'll see, is the foundation of the ATC series.

Dean is a professional cartoonist, well known for his imaginative and entertaining "Baggy Gator" series of characters. Dean has been working with the Against The Clock series for more than six years.

LISA BOCHATEY has been involved with graphics and computers for more than 20 years. She spends her time training and consulting for newspapers, publishers, designers, and general business clients in the Midwest. Lisa has Masters degrees in Print Technology and Management, and in Instructional Design from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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