Real World Adobe InDesign CS5
- By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, Bob Bringhurst
- Published Aug 16, 2010 by Peachpit Press. Part of the Real World series.
- Copyright 2011
- Dimensions: 7-1/2 X 9-1/8
- Pages: 816
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-321-71305-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-71305-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-138523-2
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-138523-8
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Sharpen your InDesign skills with this definitive resource created specifically for design professionals who need to lay out, proof, export, and print/publish pages in InDesign CS5. Best-selling authors Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst share their hands-on techniques to help you master InDesign’s advanced layout tools. This book is brimming with insightful advice, illustrations, and shortcuts that will have you producing high-quality work in no time. This is the book that experts open to find real answers to their questions about InDesign.
In Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 you’ll learn how to:
- Use the new Layers panel to simplify working in complex documents
- Optimize your workflow with multiple page sizes and track text changes
- Learn the best practices for consistent color management
- Increase efficiency with scripts and other automation features
- Make your layouts come to life with the new Animation and Media panels for interactive documents
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
My definitive reference for all things InDesign,
This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 (Paperback)As a graphic designer, I did not always have time to learn the ins and outs of InDesign. Too much time spent producing, too little spent learning; I am sure that many designers out there are familiar with that. In front of me are Blatner's and Kvern's volumes for InDesign CS2, CS3, CS4, and now CS5. What is so great about Real World InDesign CS5 is that it serves as a quick reference for whenever you are blocked with any specific feature.
Also, a great deal of learning the application comes from just browsing the book, randomly turning pages, and being surprised by old and new features, or tips and tricks.
The addition of Bob Bringhurst (lead writer for InDesign and InCopy at Adobe) to the team of authors, brings a fresh new voice. David mentions in the introduction that if it weren't for Bob, the book may not have been written. I hope that there will be many more with that new line-up of authors.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
THE reference guide for ID CS5,
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This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 (Paperback)I am a yearbook adviser at a public high school and we create a 500+ page book (plus a number of other publications) each year. While I have at my disposal any number of online programs from my publisher, I prefer to run the course using InDesign without employing online or publisher plug-in "cheats." My goal is to have my students proficient in InDesign should they decide to pursue a career in publishing or graphic design.
This book is THE go-to reference on our shelf. In our classroom, the editors refer to it as the bible (as in, "Mr. Gone, can I see the bible, or can you lookup how to pull a 4X6 photo grid for me?"). My usual instructions to my students at the beginning of the year are "if you can imagine it, we can build it." This book makes that possible. InDesign is such a powerful tool and someone like a simple high school yearbook adviser cannot even begin to scratch the surface of its uses. However, for tapping into the utmost in creativity and (more... Read more
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Still the best book around,
This review is from: Real World Adobe InDesign CS5 (Paperback)This is now my second attempt to review this book. I wrote a previous review last week. It was up for a nano-second and then disappeared. Who knows why? Anyway, this book is The Bible of InDesign and also happens to be a fun read (which says a lot for a 900 page computer book). The authors are wonderful writers and there's much to learn. So don't delay. Dive in. You won't be disappointed.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Workspace
Chapter 2 Page Layout
Chapter 3 Text
Chapter 4 Type
Chapter 5 Drawing
Chapter 6 Where Text Meets Graphics
Chapter 7 Importing and Exporting
Chapter 8 Long Documents
Chapter 9 Transforming
Chapter 10 Color
Chapter 11 Printing
Chapter 12 ScriptingChapter 13 Interactive Documents
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