Get started with InDesign CC | Top 10 things for beginners

indesign-100x100In this episode of Adobe Creative Cloud TV, Terry White shows you how to get started with Adobe InDesign CC and the 10 things beginners want to know how to do.

In a little less than 44 minutes (a bit long, but worth every second), Terry White will take you through:

Creating a new document, placing graphics, fitting graphics in frames, adding text, formatting text, working with swatches, creating and applying styles, adding page numbers, wrapping text, and exporting to PDF.  In addition, there are lots of tips and tricks thrown in.

If you’re new to InDesign and just getting started, these are probably the best 44 minutes you can invest in.

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InDesign CC 9.2 | What’s new and changed

Adobe InDesign CC

Jan 2014

Adobe InDesign is the industry-standard publishing application for print publications, interactive PDF documents, digital magazines, and EPUBs. A new version of InDesign CC (9.2) is available now. It comes with several enhancements, bug fixes, and a brand new feature.

 

 

 

 To install InDesign CC

  1. Go to http://creative.adobe.com and sign in with your Adobe ID.
  2. Click Download Center in the top navigation bar.
  3. Click Download icon next to the InDesign icon.
  4. On the InDesign product page, click Download. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

What’s new and changed in InDesign CC 9.2

Typekit Desktop Font Integration

Typekit desktop fonts are now fully integrated with InDesign. With this seamless integration, Creative Cloud customers can now easily:

  • Find missing Typekit fonts in your documents and sync those fonts from Typekit.
  • Browse and add new fonts from the Typekit Website.
  • Find your synced Typekit fonts quicker in the Font menu with the new Typekit font filter.

Hyperlinks Simplification

The major pain points around creating, editing, and managing hyperlinks have been addressed in this release of InDesign:

  • Creating a hyperlink in InDesign is now incredibly simple. You can create a hyperlink with just a right-click gesture.
  • Hyperlinks now have a separate Hyperlink character style – blue and underlined.
  • Edit hyperlinks from right-click menu.
  • Quickly identify errors in your hyperlinks with traffic light indicators.
  • Quickly navigate to the hyperlinks within your document from the hyperlinks panel.

 EPUB enhancements

  • You can now create footnotes that popup over the page you’re reading.
  • InDesign now provides more accurate representation of exported text color, tables, and nested styles in the exported doc and the CSS.
  • The CSS handling of native InDesign objects, images and groups has also been improved.
  • New support for additional list types and text align last within CSS properties.
  • Create books for the Japanese market with improved support for Ruby, J Vertical Composition which includes TCY and Auto TCY.
  • Create books for the Arabic market with more complete handling of right to left direction languages.

Critical bug fixes

  • Marked improvement in cross-references performance.
  • Text selection or highlight behavior is restored (similar to CS6).
  • Active preflight profile appears in the document status bar.
  • The Color Theme setting now does not automatically get reset to Medium Dark on updating InDesign.

More on What’s new in InDesign CC version 9.2

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Photoshop Photography Program | Extended till Dec 31

photoshop_2xFor a limited time, you can join a special Creative Cloud plan. It includes access to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, plus feature updates and upgrades as they are available, 20GB of cloud storage for file sharing and collaboration, and a Behance ProSite. And its just USD. 9.99/month when you sign up for a one-year plan, but you need to join by December 08, December 31, 2013. Questions? See our FAQ and terms.Photoshop CC .The industry standard for digital image processing and editing, Photoshop delivers a comprehensive package of professional retouching tools, and is packed with powerful editing features designed to inspire.

Select the drop down to see what it costs in your region. Head over to Photoshop Photography Program : Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Creative Cloud | Print a payment receipt or invoice

You can print or download invoices for your Creative Cloud purchases.

When you sign in to your Adobe account, you see all payment details grouped by a particular order date. The order date reflects the date on which you made your first payment for the subscription. All the subsequent payments for the same subscription are grouped under the same order. You can expand the order date and see all payments listed by the billing dates. For a particular billing date, you have the option to print an invoice.

For detailed step-by-step instructions, see http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/policy-pricing/print-creative-cloud-receipt.html.

Additional information

To manage all aspects of your Creative Cloud membership or subscription, see Manage your membership and payments | Creative Cloud.

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Creative Cloud | Graphics and Audio workflows for Video

totem-creative-cloud-80x80Whether you’re an editor who wants to create better motion graphics, a photographer who wants a painless way to manage video files, or a writer/producer who wants to take the hassle out of production management, these cross-product workflows show you how to get the most out of your Creative Cloud subscription.

 

Graphics & Audio workflows

Photoshop for video: The essential techniques   http://adobe.ly/HLQnzz

photoshop_2xPhotoshop is not just for photos! This lesson shows how to use the essential Photoshop tools for working with video files. Learn to benefit from powerful lens correction and special effects features that are only possible with Photoshop.

 

 

Create crisp graphics for video in Illustrator   http://adobe.ly/1crq688

illustrator_2xaftereffects_2xIllustrator creates vector artwork that looks pin-sharp at any resolution. This makes it popular in video post-production for graphics creation. This lesson shows you how to create simple vector-based Illustrator files and import them to After Effects and Premiere Pro.

 

 

Quick and easy audio clean-up with Premiere Pro and Audition  http://adobe.ly/1aaKtSE

premierepro_2x audition_2xLearn how easy it is to send audio clips straight from the Premiere Pro Timeline to Audition for superb audio clean up and multi-track mixing. Once in Audition, you can use powerful noise reduction and sound removing effects to improve the quality of your soundtrack. Then bring the audio back to Premiere with one click.

 

Post-production workflows

Prepare and batch process media with Prelude   http://adobe.ly/1h1IZR7

prelude_2xCut your ingest time significantly by using Prelude to get your media into your editing system. Prelude automates this important stage in post-production, letting you ingest individual media files or parts of media files, create multiple copies on different drives, batch-transcode, batch-rename and batch-assign metadata to whole groups of clips. You can even automatically verify that the files have arrived safely.

 

Organize your media and create a rough assembly with Prelude   http://adobe.ly/1dr8ZAu

prelude_2xSave time by organizing your project in Prelude, before you open Premiere Pro. You’ll learn how much faster it is to use Prelude to organize clips into multiple bins, create subclips stored inside the media metadata, add comments, and even build a simple assembly to hit the ground running when you start your edit.

 

Script-based production management with Story and Premiere Pro   http://adobe.ly/1gdiwi7

story_2xpremierepro_2xAdobe Story is far more than a script-writing application. Story knows the difference between interior and exterior scenes, recognizes character names, and can even keep track of props and special effects. All of this information can be used to automatically generate production reports and schedules. Learn how in this lesson.

 

Script-based video editing with Story   http://adobe.ly/1fmYG10

premierepro_2xThe new Adobe Story panel in Premiere Pro introduces an incredible time-saver for editing dialog-rich projects. Learn a quick and easy way to connect script dialogue or interview transcripts from Adobe Story with video clips in Adobe Premiere Pro.

 

 

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