InDesign, Adobe's replacement for PageMaker, is an industry-standard desktop publishing program. Its uses range from print production to digital publishing. Primarily used for layout rather than as a content-creation tool, InDesign has is used to combine text, images, vectors and other prepared content into a finished product for publishing. The newest versions of InDesign allow for a variety of digital publication methods ranging from interactive PDFs to full-fledged iPad applications.
Why should you learn?
- In InDesign, the graphics are placed and laid out in a form that REAL professional designers know works in an effective way to get a particular message across.
- It has very powerful text tools and style sheets to make a lot of typesetting operations a LOT easier. Multipage documents, such as books and magazines, as well as newspapers and catalogues can be quickly laid out, as this application was, specifically designed to do.
- While InDesign can make a few, simple vector grapics, these functions are severely limited. And there is no way InDesign can make color corrections like Photoshop can do.
- This is the standard in most of the Magazine printing industry. You are doing yourself a favor by learning InDesign.
- About InDesign and Interface
- Control palette and features
- Tool palette and features
- Working with colors
- Type menus
- File arrangement
- Long document feature
- Prepress, Preflight and Printing
- Methods and media