Adobe InDesign CS2 work: Projects You Can Use on the Job


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Adobe® InDesign® CS2 @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job
By Cate Brosseau Indiano
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Publisher: Sams
Pub Date: August 30, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32802-X
Pages: 336
 



Table of Contents  | Index
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Adobe InDesign CS2 is a powerful, but complicated, page layout technology. Sure, learning how to use the various tools and techniques is important, but what you really need and want to know is how to put those tools and techniques to use to complete projects at work. That's where Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job comes into play. The InDesign tools and basics are introduced to you in the first three chapters. After that, you will accomplish a variety of real-world job tasks with detailed instructions that allow for personalization. The projects you will learn to tackle include:

  • Business Collateral

  • Marketing Materials

  • Newspaper/Magazine Ads and Posters

  • Brochures

  • Interactive Reports/Presentations

  • Monthly Newsletters

  • Product Catalogues

  • Order Forms

  • Annual Reports

Tips, tricks and notes provide you with the information that you need to carry over what you learn in Adobe InDesign CS2 @ Work: Projects You Can Use on the Job to your job. Put your knowledge and talents to work!



book cover
Adobe® InDesign® CS2 @work: Projects You Can Use on the Job
By Cate Brosseau Indiano
...............................................
Publisher: Sams
Pub Date: August 30, 2005
ISBN: 0-672-32802-X
Pages: 336
 



Table of Contents  | Index

   Copyright
   About the Author
   Acknowledgments
   We Want to Hear from You!
   Reader Services
       Introduction
      Organization of This Book
      Downloading the Book's Project Files
      Conventions Used in This Book
    Part I:  Getting Started
          Chapter 1.  Exploring InDesign
      Choosing InDesign
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 2.  Planning for Production
      Distribution (via Print, PDF, and the Web)
      Budget
      Specific Production Options
      Technology ConsiderationsA Primer
      Quality Control for Color
      Optimizing Your Workflow with Templates
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 3.  Converting to InDesign from Another Application
      The Switch
      Special Consideration for PageMaker Users
      Conversion Features for Quark and PageMaker Files
      What InDesign CS2 Can Convert
      How the Conversion Is Handled
      Further Support for PM and Quark Users
      Final Thoughts
    Part II:  Projects
          Chapter 4.  Developing Business Collateral
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      @work resources
      Planning the Project
      Project: Letterhead
      Project: Business Card
      Project: Envelope
      Project: Postcard
      Project: CD Cover
      Creating Company T-Shirts
      Project: T-shirt Front
      Project: T-shirt Back
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 5.  Creating an Advertisement and a Poster
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Advertisement
      Project: Poster
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 6.  Designing a Product Sheet
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Product Sheet Front
      Project: Product Sheet Back
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 7.  Creating a Brochure
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Trifold Brochure
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 8.  Putting Together an Interactive Presentation
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: An Interactive Presentation
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 9.  Developing a Newsletter
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Newsletter
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 10.  Designing a Product Catalogue
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Catalogue
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 11.  Making an Order Form
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Order Form
      Final Thoughts
          Chapter 12.  Producing an Annual Report
      About the Project
      Prerequisites
      Planning the Project
      Project: Annual Report
      Final Thoughts
    Part III:  Appendixes
          Appendix A.  Glossary
     
          Appendix B.  Resources
      Using the Publisher's Website for All InDesign @work Project Files
      The Adobe Website and Transparency
      Popular Plug-ins
      Local Resources
      Publications: Print and Web
          Appendix C.  Printing Processes
      Offset
      Print Workflow
      Gravure
      Screen Printing
      Flexography
      Digital
          Appendix D.  Workflow
      Assessing Your Current Workflows
      Creative Workflow
      Organizing, Managing, Retrieving, and ArchivingThe Asset Workflow
      Repurposing of Content Workflow
      Review and Approval Workflows
      Job Management or Tracking Workflow
      Quality Control Throughout Your Workflows
      Final Thoughts
   Index