Office Hours: Indesign 301 | Adobe Creative Cloud

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00:00 Start
2:12 What is Office Hours?
7:39 Starting a new document in InDesign
8:55 Andrew describes the first brief: Making a catalog page
9:23 Using the rectangular frame tool
10:17 Dragging rulers on the layout
11:13 Creating grids using keyboard shortcuts to create frames
12:25 Adding imagery to the frames from CC LIbraries
13:36 Changing display performance for imagery in the document
16:14 Using Content Aware Fit to quickly resize multiple images
19:56 Using W for Overprint Preview mode
20:56 Adding drop shadow effects
22:04 Changing document measurement preferences
23:10 Adding noise and changing color of the drop shadows
23:55 Setting the global lighting
27:17 Using global colors
30:16 HOTKEYS in InDesign
32:15 Making your own keyboard shortcuts
34:54 Adding a gradient feather effect to images
37:04 Directional Feather
39:46 Modifying transform settings
41:25 Align to center for the spread
41:58 Autofit frames
42:20 Using Adobe Stock images inside Adobe InDesign
46:35 Laying out a newspaper page
47:40 Flow Placeholder text into columns
50:42 Choosing the Essentials Classic Workspace
52:18 Future content plan

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Office Hours: Indesign 301 | Adobe Creative Cloud


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