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InDesign Advanced Course – Adobe InDesign CC 2018

September 9, 2019

Hello, YouTube.
My name is Daniel Walter Scott. This next video is a free extract from
my larger InDesign Advanced course… that you can find on Hi there, my name is Dan,
and I’m an Adobe Certified Instructor… and Adobe Certified Expert in InDesign. I was named Max Master
at Adobe Max this year… which is Adobe’s big conference
they have every year. Now this course is about the advanced
features in InDesign. We’re going to talk about productivity,
speedy work flow techniques. So this is not for people
brand new to InDesign. It’s for people that already
have the fundamentals. If you are okay placing images,
working with text… then this is the course that’s going
to take you to the next level. Now even if you consider yourself
a pretty heavy InDesign user… I promise you, this course
is going to blow your InDesign mind. You’ll learn advanced font tricks
using TypeKit and OpenType fonts… as well as font grouping,
and font pairing. You’ll master color features like
the Color Theme tool, and Color Modes… as well as techniques for professional
proofing of colors for print. We’ll set permanent defaults… like fonts, colors, and turning
the integrated Hyphenation off… once and for all. We’ll export tricks for creating,
lining, and distributing shapes… as well as more advanced drawing tricks. Even tricks on how to magic up more
background, or completely remove it. And what we’ll learn in Advanced
InDesign course… we will have tactics to control
our paragraphs fully. Fun tricks like expanding Text boxes,
splitting and spanning Columns. You’ll become a Styles Master… using Nested Styles, Grep Styles,
Next Styles, Advanced Object Styles. Your work is going to become
super amazing, super fast, super fluent. We’ll make beautiful charts
and graphs in InDesign. You’ll finally learn all
the pros and cons… for all the various
digital distribution methods… including things like
Interactive PDFs, EPubs… and then, the amazing
new Publish Online. You become a master of long
text heavy documents… as well as Interactive Forms,
and Scripts. There is just so much we cover. I want to cover it all here in the Intro,
but there’s just not enough time… so for a detailed list,
go through the video courses… that will outline everything
that we cover. So if you are one of those people… who knows there’s a better,
faster way to work in InDesign… follow me, we’ll go from… good at InDesign,
to super amazing at InDesign. Excited. InDesign’s awesome! It’s time to get started. The main thing is to download
the exercise files. There will be a link on the page here
somewhere, to download the exercise files. The other thing to do is… I have what’s called
the completed files… and it just means, on every video,
you’ll see a link… and it will just be where I’m up to,
at the end of that video. So the InDesign document, the indd file,
you can download it. If yours isn’t working,
just compare mine with yours. That’s it, let’s get into the videos. Hi there, welcome to the Workspace video. We’re going to start with
just some housekeeping… to make sure we’re all on the same page. Then we’re going to move into some
more advanced Workspace features. So hang around for that,
there’s some gems in there. To start with we’re going to make sure… we’ve got our units and increments
all the same. And you do it up here… on a Mac, it’s under ‘InDesign CC’,
‘Preferences’, and go to ‘Units’ If you’re on a PC, it’s under ‘Edit’… and down the bottom here,
‘Preferences’, and ‘Units’. So find here. The other thing to note,
if you’re changing your default units… from say millimeters, or picas,
or inches… you need to do it with no files open. If I have a file open and do it,
it will change just for that document… and as soon as I close it down,
and open up a new document… you go back to the default,
and that can be really annoying. So, nothing open, let’s go
to our ‘Units & Increments’ Now depending on where
you are in the world… you might be on picas. It’s an old-school style
from newspaper days. I never use picas, so I’m always
switching mine to millimeters… because I’m in Europe most of the time… but if I’ve got clients in the US,
I’m switching it to inches. We’re going to inches for this course. Just because most of the people watching
these videos are based in the US. So that’s all you need to do, click ‘OK’. We never change the Strokes,
it’s always done in points. So we’re going to click ‘OK’.
Now that will change the default forever. The other thing I’d like you to do,
is if we go to ‘File’, ‘Open’… I’d like you to go to ‘Exercise Files’… and in ’01 Spring Flyer’– if you haven’t downloaded
the Exercise Files… there’s a link on the page here somewhere. I want you to open the ‘indd’ file,
the ’01 Spring Flyer’. If you’re using an older version
of InDesign, and playing along… a lot of this stuff will still work… but you might have to use the idml file. This will allow all the versions
of InDesign, pre-CC 2018… to open them up, and work fine. If you’re in CC 2018 or above… just use the indd files.
Let’s click ‘Open’. Now first thing is, I’m going to go to,
up the top here… This is going to change my Workspace. So I’m going to make sure
the tick is on ‘Essentials’… and I’m going to click
‘Reset Essentials’. That means that everyone’s
going to look the same. The other thing that
I’m going to do is… see this little popup menu here? This little Chevrons. I’m going to pop mine out,
and have this open for the entire class. It’s up to you, it doesn’t matter… but that’s the way I’m going
to wok through this course. If you’re on a PC, I’m pretty sure
it’s up here, or on the left. If you can’t find it,
the exact same thing is here. ‘Window’, ‘Workspace’, and you can
see here, ‘Essentials’, same thing. So that’s the boring housekeeping stuff
out of the way. Let’s look at some more
advanced Workspace features. It’s to do with this
Paste board area here… this kind of like lighted gray
in the background. Now a lot of people, me included… I like to copy things,
and move it over here… and start working on alternate layouts… but there’s not a lot of room in here,
watch this. If I start making a couple of versions… and if I start dragging it out, look… there’s just no room there,
and there’s definitely no room at the top. By default it only gives you
a tiny Paste board area. If you’re like me, and Illustrator has
a ginomous Paste board area… you end up doing lots of work
kind of all over the place. So we can adjust that here
in InDesign as well. Now there’s two ways to do it
per document. If I’ve got this document open,
I can say… just this document, ‘Preferences’,
go to ‘Guides & Pasteboard’… and down the bottom here
is where the defaults are. So, mine’s ‘8.5in’ x ‘1 in’. and this, ’18in’, and over here,
maybe about ‘5in’, click ‘OK’. You’ll see, it has a much bigger
Paste board area. Some people love a big Paste board area,
some people don’t. One of the other things though,
if you make it really, really big… say it was like 15″ on the vertical… if you have another page, can you see… they’re actually quite
physically far apart. It’s not a big deal, but that’s just
something to be considered. Now though, if I open up a new document,
any random document… you’ll notice, my Paste board area
is back to the teeny tiny size. To get around that,
is to have nothing open… I’m going to close both of these back up. Close, close… And have nothing open,
and if I change my settings now… it will change forever. So you can go in here, change it up
to a bigger size. I’ll leave mine as default just to match
my students’ when they come into class. So we’re going to leave that there. Before we get out of here though,
I’d like to show you, under ‘General’… this thing here,
‘Show Start Workspace’. This is the new Workspace in 2018… where it kind of shows you
the documents you’ve been working on. Some people don’t like that… they don’t want to see all
the panels like it was before. You can just turn that off there,
click ‘OK’. It means, when it starts up,
it goes to this view. But that’s totally up to you,
it annoys lots of people. Under ‘Preferences’ again,
we’re going to go to– I’m going to turn that back on,
I’ve grown to like it… but I know a lot of people don’t. One of the other things people
don’t like working with is Interface. Over here, you can click through… and just change it back
to old-school InDesign. Up to you. I’m going to go to this default here,
of this medium dark. Let’s click ‘OK’. Next thing we can do to make… your starting a job a lot smoother,
and a lot faster… is to adjust the default pages. Because whenever you go to
‘File’, ‘New’, ‘Document’… you’ve got ‘Print’, and you’ve got
some defaults. So US Letter has defaults… but there might be things in here, like… you might always be using 2-columns,
and the margins, you might be changing… so you might have things
you do every single time… and you’re like,
“Man, every time I have to do that.” So what you can do,
to change this by default… is go to ‘Close’, and go to ‘File’. Come down to ‘Document Presets’,
and click on ‘Define’. We’re going to double click the ‘Default’. I’m going to be working under ‘Print’,
and pick your ‘Page Size’. You might be A4, or Letter,
whatever you want to adjust. And in here you might be saying,
I’m using Landscape the whole time. Nobody’s using Landscape the whole time. Down here as well, ‘Columns’,
I want ‘2’ columns… and I want a Gutter that’s kind of
nice, and full, like that. What I tend to as well, is ‘Margins’… I break this little link here… so that down the bottom… I always have like a thicker bottom piece,
down the bottom of my margins. It contains the page numbering
and the document title. Say you’re always working,
and you need to have your Bleed. You can type in ‘0.125’. Cool thing about that now,
is if I click ‘OK’… whenever I go to a new document… and I pick ‘Print’, ‘US Letter’… now you can see down here,
I’ve got 2 Columns… my Margins are set to 1″ there,
and my Bleed is all set for me. You might have two versions. And you can have more than one,
under ‘File’, ‘File Definitions’… and you can click on ‘Define’,
and you can just create your own. So you might create a new one. You can call this ‘Letter Alternative 1’,
or ‘Letter for a specific client’. And it will appear in your new documents. You might be in charge of a larger studio. You can grab your default,
and you can save it. Save it on to the network drive… and people can come into
the same option, and load it in. So you’ve got some consistency
across documents. Before we go out, I’m going to
edit mine, and put it back to Normal. So I’m going to go change this… and we’ll cut this out,
and I’ll see you in a sec. One last thing to make your life
a little easier in InDesign… is the Pages panel. So let’s open up any old document. I open up my ‘Spring Flyer’ again. In my Pages panel here– actually I’m going to push that all
the way out so I can see everything. And in the Burger menu in the top here… you’ll notice, if I actually add
a bunch of new pages… they kind of stack vertically. That’s fine, but it would be
a lot more better use of space… if they kind of stack side by side. You can do that easily,
under the ‘Burger menu’… go to ‘View Panels’,
and go to ‘Horizontally’. It just means they stack side by side. Especially if you’ve got a nice big screen,
you can have this out… you can see, you can have actually
quite a few on the screen at one time… rather than have to scroll up and down. The other nice thing you can do is,
you can go to the ‘Flyout menu’ here… and you can go to the ‘Panel’ options… and these Thumbnails are quite small,
you can adjust them. To say large or extra large,
depending on your preference. There’s jumbo as well. Just makes some of
the details a little easier… to know which page you’re jumping to. One thing though, if I go to
‘Essentials’, and ‘Reset Essentials’… it’s going to remove that. It will stay for all the new documents now,
but if you ever reset it… it will go back to default. You can get around that by going into here,
and just creating your own new Workspace. I’m going to call mine ‘Dan’. It just means that,
it’s going to look like this… and if I need to reset it,
I can go to ‘Reset Dan’… and it’s going to stay the same. I hope you found some useful parts
in getting set up. I know that’s boring, you came for
some more exciting advanced InDesign. Let’s move on to the next video now. Bring on the fonts. So every time you draw a new Text box… ‘Type tool’, draw out a Text box. It defaults to Myriad Pro, 12pts. With no Space After,
and Hyphenation turned on by default. I never use Myriad Pro,
and I’m never at 12 pt. So how do we change the defaults? Trick is, just to close down the document
you have open, so you got nothing open. You need to switch from this kind of
Start Workspace up the top here… to any of these other ones,
I’m going to use ‘Essentials’. Make sure you’re on your Type tool. And any changes you make up here now
will be the default for any new documents. Let’s say, most of my work
gets done in Roboto… so I’m going to pick ‘Roboto Lite’. It’s going to be ’10pts’. And in ‘Paragraph’, down here,
I want to turn Hyphenation ‘off’. I dislike you, Hyphenation,
and I’m sick of turning you off. With that done, if I open up
a new document now… I’m going to just hit the plain old
empty document. Grab my ‘Type tool’, draw out a Type box. ‘Fill with ‘Placeholder Text’. And it’s Roboto Lite, and it’s 10pt. And there’s no hyphens. Thank you very much, InDesign,
and goodbye, Myriad. All right, next font feature. Hey there, in this video
we’re going to look at… Typekit and OpenType fonts… and how awesome they are,
because they let us do things like this… where this is a font,
we’ve downloaded free from Typekit… but because it’s an OpenType font,
it allows us to do things like this. You can see, the S, there’s an
alternative S with a bit of a softer edge. You can see this G here,
it’s different from the one at the top. This A is kind of more like
we draw hand drawn. This L, look at the descender. And also you can go bananas,
just throw them all in, and make a mess. Let’s go now into InDesign to learn
how to make that beautiful fonts… or like this one, a beautiful mess. First up, let’s make a new document. We’re going to use US Half Letter.
So we’re going to go to ‘Print’… and we’ll go down to ‘Letter-Half’. If you can’t see some of these options,
you can see ‘View all presets’… it will drop down some other ones. I’m going to use ‘Letter-Half’,
and I’m going to make it ‘Portrait’. I’m going to set the margins to ‘0’… and Bleed at ‘0’, and that is all
going to be good. I’m going to turn off ‘Facing Pages’. Click ‘Create’. Let’s bring in an image,
so let’s go to ‘File’, ‘Place’. And I want to find, in ‘Exercise Files’… under ’01 Spring’, there’s one called
‘Modern kitchen white yellow background’. I’m going to drag it from the top,
all the way across. It’s going to be a little bit bigger
than I need. I’ll use the Black Arrow
just to lift it up, so it fits there. I’m going to zoom out a little bit. I’m going to work in my Pasteboard area
over here. I’m going to grab the Type tool… drag out a nice big box,
and type in ‘Spring Sale’. Now, Typekit… Typekit is a service provided by Adobe. It’s free, well kind of free.
It’s part of your Creative Cloud license… so if you’re paying for a license,
you’ve got this. You’ve got access to it. To get to it all you need to do is
have your Type tool… on your ‘Character Formatting Controls’,
and up here, where you pick fonts… let’s go and pick ‘Add fonts from Typekit’. And this is where you end up. Typekit is just fonts,
there’s commercial use. They’re just really nice fonts. You can get fonts from free sites,
and that’s fine… but Typekit has some really
kind of versatile fonts… and OpenType fonts… which we’re going to explore
the kind of benefits for in a second. Now when it comes to Typekit
not everybody can use it. Mainly because of things like Firewalls
in bigger companies. So when I’m teaching, students… about 80% of them can do Typekit fine… but there are 20% other people working
at big large corporations… who don’t allow these kind of
font syncing thing to work. So if you can’t make yours work,
talk to your IT department… and they’ll probably tell you,
“No, you can’t do it.” But for the people that can… you want to go to ‘Browse’,
and along the top here… you can type in, you can see,
I can type in anything I like. Get a sense of the font
before you start working. Over here on the right,
there’s a nice way of saying… “Actually, I want only the Script fonts,
please, or the hand drawn fonts.” Just a really nice way of reordering
and finding the fonts you want. So the one I want, I know I want Lust. I’m going to use ‘Lust’. And you can click on ‘Sync’. I’ve already synced mine. What will happen is, it will take
probably 30 seconds to a minute… and then the fonts will just
start working in InDesign. There’s nothing else you need to do.
It’s a really cool little system. So let’s jump back into InDesign. So, I’m going to select my text,
and up here, I’m going to pick ‘Lust’. And I’ll pick this ‘Lust Regular’.
I’m going to make mine a lot bigger. ’72’. 72’s too big. Enough that I can see both of those words
side by side. Now, why did I pick a Typekit font? It’s because it’s an OpenType font. How do I know it’s an OpenType font? It’s because, pretty much all of them
that I’ve got from Typekit… are OpenType fonts. And OpenType fonts are just
a kind of more complex fonts. If I go to my font menu here… so if I grab my Type tool,
and I drop down all my fonts… see these ones that say ‘TT’ next to them? These are fonts, but they’re quite simple. They don’t have these
ligatures and glyphs… that I want to show you,
and impress you with next. So if you are picking a font… try and pick ones that either have an ‘O’
or a ‘TK’ next to them, for Typekit. These are OpenType fonts as well. You might notice, on your computer,
you might have… like Helvetica and then,
another Helvetica NT… or NQ, or something called Pro. Often that will be the difference
between that font as a Truetype font… or that font as an OpenType font. They look exactly the same
for that kind of letters and numbers… but it’s when it gets to these
glyphs and ligatures that it will change. So what I want to do is, first of all
I want to make it white for no reason. And grab my Black Arrow. Now, if you can’t see this little O
down the bottom here… you can go to ‘InDesign’, ‘Preferences’,
and go to ‘Advanced Type’. And down the bottom here… there’s these two little check boxes
you can turn on. If you get sick of that little Os,
you can turn them off here as well. So turn those both on. I’m going to click ‘OK’. Now why are these great,
and why do I love them… and get a bit excited by them? It’s that the person that designed
this font made some decisions. They decided that the A’s
going to be this kind of… like the A that nobody draws. Same with the G, nobody writes
their Gs like that, you might. They normally do kind of a loop,
and a dangly bit. Okay, dangly bit’s not the technical word,
but a descender that goes down. But also, potentially… the font designer has made
some options for you to pick from… and they’re called Stylistic Sets. You can find them down here,
with that little O. Just click on it with the Black Arrow. You can see,
if I click on this first one… Awesome, huh! So it’s changed out these three. So those were decisions that this font
designer has made. A second option for them all. If I turn them on and off, you can see,
the A, the S, and the G, all change. If I turn that off, you can see this one. You’re probably seen,
some people designing a flyer… and all these kind of like curls,
and loops and descenders… all linked together… and you’re like, “Man, they spend ages
with the Pen tool.” Often no, they’ve just gone through… and found a good OpenType font with
some good ligatures, and switched them out. You can see, there’s a bunch in here. So this is doing it for
every single thing in this box. Ooh, some cool Swatches. So you can do it individually. So I can just highlight this S here… and you’ll see, it pops out at the bottom. The options for it,
there’s only one for the S. Let’s look at the L. There’s quite a few options for this one. I want those, what do I want? Not that one. This is where I spend far too long,
kind of going through, and deciding… which bits we’re going to use. I might switch that G out
to the alternative to that. You just kind of work your way through,
and decide what you’d like to do… and how far you want to
customize this thing. Awesome! I hope you get access
to the Typekit. Even if you don’t just go and check… the font that you might
be using already for work… or for a job, or one that you just like
might already be an OpenType font… and there might be some Stylistic Sets. Not all fonts have them. Also, the exciting ones
are either hand drawn… or there’s more kind of
like title display fonts. Let’s have the Body Copy ones. You can skip on to the next video now. What I’m going to do is
just kind of design… not even design, I’m just going
to lay this about there. I’m going to add a rectangle… so it can be seen. And I push it to the back. The easiest way to do that,
is with your Black Arrow… is hold ‘Command’ and the first
of the square brackets ‘[‘… which is often next to P on your keyboard. Or if you’re on a PC, hold down ‘Control’,
first square bracket ‘[‘… and they’ll just move it down one place. And I might lower the opacity
a little bit as well. All right, let’s save this one. For this course, I’m going to create
a folder on my desktop. ‘New folder’, and I’m going
to put everything in here. It’s going to be ‘InDesign
Advanced Course Work’. This one’s going to be ‘Spring Flyer v1’. All right, on to some
more font awesomeness. We’ve already looked at Typekit. So where else do you get great fonts from? Font Squirrel is a nice place… but my favorite place,
where not a lot of people have heard of… is Google Fonts,
so You come into here. You can do the same thing as before…
you can delete this, and say ‘Spring Sale’. And it will give you a bit of a demo of it. Now, just like Typekit, you can decide,
I only want to look at Display fonts. You can see there, the Abril Fatface
is a lot like Lust. I’m going to turn them all back on. The font that I want is Roboto. It’s a really common body copy font. That, Source Sans, and Open Sans… are probably the most commonly used
at the moment. But it’s a bit nicer than say
Arial or Helvetica. Some of you might be gasping
at the Helvetica comment… but Roboto is quite nice.
I’m going to type in Roboto. And I’m going to download it too. So I want the Roboto,
just the regular one. I’ll hit ‘+’. And I want the Roboto Slab,
it’s kind of a nice chunky one… and click this. So what this is meant to be used for
is for website fonts… but there is a cool option
that not many people know about. If I click on this, ‘Families Selected’… first of all, it will look like this. Click on ‘Customize’,
and you can go, say… I want the Slab, I want
all three sizes, please. And for Roboto, you can go through,
and just tick them all. I want all of these guys to use.
Clickety click. And once you’ve got them all… at the top here there’s this
little mysterious button. It’s the download button, click on this… and it would just download those fonts
to use on your computer. They are TrueType fonts,
not OpenType fonts. We looked at OpenType fonts earlier, right? OpenType has extra awesomeness. So these are just regular TrueType fonts… but in this case, Roboto’s going to be
really good for us. Now, if you don’t have access
to download them… they are in your Exercise Files. ‘Exercise Files’, in ’01 Spring Flyer’. ‘Roboto’, you can just open them up. See these TrueType fonts,
you just double click on each of them. Actually you can click on all of them,
and double click them all at once. And they’ll install. It’s the same thing on a PC,
just double click any of those fonts… and they’ll install, and I’ll be ready
to go in InDesign. No need to restart it. So Roboto’s going to be the font
we use throughout this course. You can totally use any font you like. Even Helvetica, but I thought Google Fonts
would be a good mention. One of the perk for using Google Fonts
over other fonts… is that if you do design a brand,
and it’s going to be used on a website… if you use Google Fonts… it’s going to be easy to have
that font on their website… as well as their printed material… So it’s kind of like a dual use… whereas fonts through TypeKit,
some of them, not all of them… need to be licensed specifically
and separately for use on websites. So before we go, let’s go and use
our Roboto in InDesign. I’m going to grab the Rectangle tool
and draw a box that sits over here. I’ll get it so it actually lines up. My Color panel here,
I’m just going to drop down… so it’s more of a dark grayish. And I’m going to grab the Type tool. I click and drag the box down here. Paste in my text, select it all,
make sure it’s Roboto. Move it up here. And I’m going to have to use Roboto… probably the Bold version,
so it can be seen… like kind of tease and cease. Font selected, I’m going to use ‘Paper’. And I’m probably going
to make it all caps… this double Ts at the top here. Black Arrow. All the way down, I like it in Bold. You can carry on now to the next video. I am going to go and play with fonts,
decide on sizes. You my friend, meet me in the next video
for some more font amazing stuff. See you there. Okay, things you didn’t know
about your Font menu. I’m going to grab the Type tool, drag
out a Type box, paste some stuff in. I can’t see it because I’ve got my
Preview on, switch it back to Normal. Hit the ‘W’ key. We’ll make this a little bigger,
so we can all see it… using one of the shortcuts
I use all the time. It’s, select all the text,
and hold down ‘Command Shift’… and then the greater than ‘>’ key,
or the full stop, period ‘.’ key. The comma ‘,’ key next to it, goes down,
and that goes up. If you’re on a PC,
that is ‘Control Shift’… and use those same two keys. So I’ve got my text, actually I’m going to
select that with the whole box. Now I go back to my Type tool… and up the top here,
I’m going to drop this down. There’s been some additions to InDesign
that people haven’t noticed. And one of my favorites is,
let’s say I pick ‘Lust’ for this… and I go back in there,
see this wavy line there? Somehow, magically, if I click on this… InDesign will cut down the fonts
on your machine… the ones you have installed,
and try find ones that are very similar. You can see, pretty amazing. Like it’s picked the other Lust ones… but it’s also picked ones
that you can see here… Carina Pro. Very similar. It’s just really handy, if you’re like… “Oh I like this font, but I wish I had
something similar, but different.” You got to make sure
you turn it off again… otherwise your font list is pretty small. Another thing to help speed up is that… let’s say you’re working in a company… and you use the same fonts
over and over again. Instead of having to scroll through
your list to find them all… you can hit this little star ‘*’ system. Let’s say that I use Roboto a lot,
Roboto Slab. I’ve been using Lust. Let’s say I need Helvetica as well. So down here, somewhere, Helvetica. There it is there,
I need to turn the star on. What’s really nice about
once you start them is that… say you’re working on your document… let’s say, now, I can go back
into my Font menu… and I can just turn on–
see this option here… and it just has my stars. So instead of having that ginomous list… I can click on here, and just go
to my Type tool, and say… “Actually I just want one of these guys.” You can pick from the drop down list
as well, to pick my ‘Thin’ option. So super handy, but remember,
you can turn it off… otherwise your font list
will go on forever. Be just these five. Another option, I don’t use it very much. You can show just the Typekit ones… ones that are being
downloaded from Typekit. Often this will kind of indicate
the ones that are bit more special… because you’ve spent some time
downloading them, can be useful. But the super useful one is this filter. Now for me, I keep many– every time I get a new MacBook Pro,
I’m like… “Okay, this time I’m going to go through… and put all my fonts into
some sort of groups.” Hand writing, Display, Slab Serif,
all that sort of stuff. It never happens. But now InDesign has added
magic in this filter here. You can go through, and somehow… for the fonts in your machine,
it went through and went… “Let’s look at these Script fonts”… and it put them all in one big group. I don’t know how it did it, but it’s magic. Same thing at the top here,
I’ve got my Slab Serifs all together. All my hand written fonts. Just needs to be one for– I feel like I got a lot of fonts
that are like animal shaped… like letters, cactuses,
or Christmas decorations. It’s decorative, but it has
none of my Cactus fonts. Let’s go back to hand written fonts… and I want this one to be–
I’m going to use ‘Felt Marker’. Actually I really don’t like Felt Marker. I’m going to use ‘Market OT’. Just like the rest of them,
you got to turn them on… otherwise you’ll be stuck with this list. So turn it off, go back to ‘All Classes’. And we’re back to our full list. All right, I hope you found
something awesome… in that little font drop down list. I know, I use it a lot,
especially ‘Favorites’. Let’s get on to the next bit
of font greatness. So there’s two ways to make this work. Neither of them are in InDesign. So, you’re going to have to jump
to either Typekit or Photoshop. I’ll show you both. I’m going to use Photoshop. So in Photoshop, let’s all go to ‘Open’… and I want you to go to ‘Exercise Files’. Go to ’01 Spring Flyer’,
and there’s ‘Font Match 1’. Now this is just a JPEG. It could be a PDF, we don’t have the font. Just want to know what that font is,
maybe this one in the middle here. Grab the Selection tool, and draw a box
around the font you want to pick. And then go up to ‘Type’,
there’s one in here called ‘Match Font’. If you’ve got an earlier version
of Photoshop, maybe 2015… this is not going to work. But you can see here, I selected it,
it just goes off, and picks it. I know that it’s Roboto Slab,
because I originally picked this font… but there’s no physical way
that Photoshop can actually pick. It’s actually just going and checking
in its database, and seeing… and trying to match the font style. You can see here,
there’s my Roboto Slab Lite. It even picked the weight, so good. And I lie, actually I think
it was Roboto Slab 100 that I used. But it gives you some
other options as well. How good is it? It’s pretty good. If it’s a photograph that you’ve
taken with your cell phone… I find that’s less useful… but if it’s just a JPEG
you’ve pulled off the internet… or an image from a website,
that seems to work pretty well. So let’s hit ‘Cancel’, and let’s look at
another version of picking a font. Let’s jump to the Typekit website. So if we go to Typekit, and just go
to the actual home page,… or click on this little icon here. All the way back to the beginning,
outside of ‘Browse’… There’s this little option here. So, I can grab the ‘Font Match 2’… click, hold, and drag it.
Give it a sec. I’ll show you this,
show you what it looks like. That’s what it looks like,
just a little snapshot. It’s a JPEG, so there’s
no kind of like editable text. There’s bits and pieces all over the place. So, in Typekit it’s kind of gone through,
and guessed the font. Actually I want to pick
this one up here, not that font. I’m looking for this guy. So grab as much of it as you can. You might have to tidy things up
in Photoshop… maybe to delete a background… or to make it a little easier
for you to guess. Says ‘Select a single line of text’,
‘Next step’. It tries to guess the words. So you can help it, you can see,
it didn’t get ‘Healing’… because of this little flourish
at the top here. So I’m going to type in ‘Healing’
to help it out. Pretty good recognition though,
let’s click ‘Next step’. You can see here, it’s picked Lust. I know it’s Lust, you know it’s Lust,
because we’ve all started using it. But it’s gone through and picked Lust. Any other option it’s given us? Lots of Lust, there’s another one here,
that’s very close. And it’s one that can be sent
from Typekit, which is cool. Click ‘Sync’, and it will download. You can see, some of these ones
are paid ones… and some of them can be synced. Why can some be synced, and some paid? This one here, Lust Display Italic
is part of your Typekit account… whereas this one is not.
It’s still Lust, but a different font… and you can go off and
purchase it if you need it. So there’s two ways of deciding
how to pick fonts. Now there are a couple of other services,
like WhatTheFont. Go to It’s pretty much exactly like Typekit. The last option is to use your cell phone. There is an option,
there’s an app that Adobe has… it’s called Adobe Capture. Let’s jump in here now,
and take a look at it. So here I’m on my phone,
I’ve got an Android phone. This app, the Adobe Capture one
is available both on iPhone and Android. I’m going to open it up. There’s a bunch of
different options in here… we’re going to stick to Type
for the moment because that’s the topic we’re in. Hit the little ‘+’ button
down the bottom right. Now, this is me. What it’s looking for is,
you to find a bit of sample text. I’m using my business card. Why? Because I know the fonts,
so I know if it gets it right or not. And line it up. What I found is– that’s looking right,
but I’m turning that– down the bottom left there,
there is the turning the flash on. Click the button. Awesome! So it’s got it,
now you need to kind of help it. Say, by dragging these corners here,
not him. By dragging these corners here. I’m not going to grab
both of them because– they’re the same font
but different weights. I’m not going to try
and confuse on purpose, I guess. I pick this one. Kick back, relax,
and it picked the total right one. It impresses me. You can see, Museo Sans around it,
it even picked the weight correctly. It gives you other options. There’s lots of them, you can see,
some of them are pretty close, right? Even though they’re different fonts,
they’re very, very similar. So where this gets even better is… you can click on ‘Edit’
on the top right … and you can play around with font size. You can go through and decide on– can you see, there’s the Font Style,
which is basically the weight. You can decide on all the different
weights you can play around with. You can play around with the Tracking. Leading, actually that’s what
I was doing there. Tracking, you can track it in,
track it out. What you’re kind of doing now… is you’re building a Character Style
that you can use in InDesign. So let’s have a look at– Let’s change the text,
and just look at a sample bit of text. There, now my Leading is being mixed up. I like you here now. So you can play around with this.
You get the idea, right? It recognizes fonts. What’s really magical
is the arrow in the top right. Once I click on this one, I can create
a Character Style, and give it a name. This one’s going to be– let’s just say I’m going to use this… for Maynooth Furniture now
because I love it. And I’m going to use it for,
I don’t know, Headings. Can’t think of anything. And save it to My Library. Actually I’m going to save it
to my Maynooth Furniture one. Click ‘Save’, and it’s going to appear
in InDesign. Magic! Then I can start using it. There’s a Character Style. Too good, okay. That’s going to be it for picking fonts. Yes, we had a couple
of different ways of doing it. I love this phone version,
especially when you’re out and about… and you’re like, “Oh, I love this one.” “I’m just going to appropriate
or steal ideas from other people.” All right, let’s get on to the next video. In this video, we’re going to
look at Font Pairing. Basically just two fonts, the Heading,
the Body Copy… they work well together,
they’re different fonts. We’re going to work with
Typekit font pairings… and Google font pairings. Just to break out of using
the exact same fonts… over and over again. We’ll give you some tools
to go find some nice new stuff. So let’s say you are like me… and you end up using
the same two fonts for everything. You just need to kind of escape that. Or say you are a little bit new to InDesign and you just want to know
what looks good together. Easiest way is using the term
called Font Parings. So just go to Google,
and type in ‘Font pairings’. And decide on,
like I’m going to use Typekit. The cool thing about this is,
I just switched to Images… and this gives you an idea– because we’ve used Typekit it’s going
to be fonts you’ll have access to. You don’t have to go off
and try work out what the font is. You can just go through here and… let’s click on any of these ones. And you can start to see,
this person here… this is just a really nice way of
kind of looking at it, and going… “Actually, I like that combination.” “I think I like this one.” So you can go into Typekit now,
download Gibson… and whatever that one’s called… and start using it in your designs. So that’s a nice easy one. You can do the exact same thing
obviously for Google fonts. Nice kind of pairings. You can find something you like.
I like that. Just Open Sans Condensed,
and Lora as the Body copy. Now another really cool place
is something called What you can do is come down here
and look at Typekit pairings. Click on it. Now the one thing you have to do is… you have to wait a long time
for this page to load… because there’s so many fonts. Fonts on a website take
a long time to load. You need to give this… literally walk away and give it
like one to five minutes to load. It would just load with
probably Times New Roman… and till it’s downloaded the font… you’ll be like,
“No, it’s not really good”… but now what you can do is… you can kind of see a really nice version
of all of these as well. The Typekit fonts… sort of same thing
as looking at the images… but it gives you actually direct links
to these font Typekit. Just some really nice stuff
in here as well. So that is Font Pairing. So that Dan does not
keep using Museo, and Roboto… and Lust over and over again. So, to get our free icons we need to use
the Adobe Creative Cloud app. Now on a Mac, it’s up the top here… you can see this little
Creative Cloud icon. Click on that, if you’re on a PC,
it’s in the bottom right of your desktop. And you’ll find a similar looking icon. You can’t find it either of those places… you might have to go to your applications
on your machine… and try find the Creative Cloud app,
then open it up. Inside of here, jump to ‘Assets’,
and we’re going to work in ‘Market’. Now Market is the place where
we’ve got lots of commercial use… free to use in your designs icons,
mainly icons. There’s some graphics and texts,
some UI design in here as well. This little thing goes on forever,
so you’ll have to use the Search icon. What we’re looking for is like a tag,
or a price tag. You can see, there’s a lot of tags
you can pick from. So go through, find the one
that you want to use. I’m going to use this first one here.
I click on it. One thing you can do when
you’re clicking on the icons in here… the ones you want to use… if you find a SVG version,
a Scalable Vector Graphic… they’re probably the best to use. Why? It’s that they’re Vector… and all it just means is that
you get to easily change… the shape and the colors. If it’s a JPEG or a PNG, you’ve got
to do stuff in Photoshop. It becomes a little harder to do. So, it’s a SVG,
I’m going to click ‘Download’. I’m going to create a library. You probably, depending on,
if you’re using libraries already… you might just have one called My Library, I’m going to make one.
Create a library called– this one’s for a company
called Maynooth Furniture. And that’s one we’ll do a lot of work with. I’m going to click ‘Return’. Did it download it to it? Not sure,
I’m going to click on it again… and close that back up. Now in my CC Libraries panel… if you can’t find it,
it’s under ‘Window’, ‘CC Libraries’. And I want to change it from ‘My Library’
to this new one… that I’ve made
called ‘Maynooth Furniture’. And there’s my tag. I can drag it out, and the only problem… with dragging this particular one out,
it’s ginomous. Whoever made it and put it up
to the Adobe Market… you can see, it’s the giant tag. So, maybe it might be a little easier… if you right click it over here,
and say ‘Place Linked’. And you get a little place gun… or you can just drag it out
and give it a size. It’s way too big to start with. That’s an okay size,
I’m going to shrink it down… and rotate it around. So it’s kind of– I’m going to drag it over here… rotate it around. It’s kind of in there. Now what I want to do is,
I want to put some text on it. I want to put back text on this.
We might have to change the color. There’s not an easy way
of changing color in InDesign. It’s not really a job for InDesign
to kind of get in the SVG… and change the colors of it, or the shape. It’s really a job for Illustrator. It’s easy to do, all you got to do
is double click it over here… and it will open up in either
Photoshop or Illustrator… whatever it was made in,
and this one was made in Illustrator. And the easy thing to do,
is you grab the White Arrow… click on any color you want to change. And in here you can use–
I’m going to go to ‘Properties’… and I’m going to go to ‘Fill’,
and pick a random color for the moment. Hit ‘Save’. You’ll notice, in My Libraries here,
it’s updated. If I jump into InDesign,
you’ll see, it’s updated. Over here, this one hasn’t updated. You go to your ‘Links’ panel,
and do nothing. Just found that it got updated. So you don’t have to do anything,
don’t go to the Links panel. It’s a nice easy connection. Now if I make a change in here, save it… it updates in InDesign. So that’s the Creative Cloud Market option. There’s just so much in here. You’ll find loads of icons. I use it quite a bit
for UI Web Design options. So if you’re doing
kind of more design for digital… some really nice stuff in here as well,
and they’re free, commercial use. And often, these things are editable. You’ll be able to open them up
in Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign… and be able to kind of change the text,
and fonts, and colors. There’s lots of good stuff in here. So that’s the Assets Market
in the Adobe Creative Cloud app. Before we go I’m just going
to kind of bring this to the front. Same shortcut as earlier,
‘Command Shift’… and use the second square bracket, ‘]’
Next to the P key… it’s kind of the second one across. It will bring it all the way to the front. Or right click, and go ‘Arrange’,
and say ‘Bring to front’. I’m just going to rotate him around. Get him to line up here. This is where you can go off
to the next video because I’m just going
to put a few returns in… play around with this… and get it so it all kind of fits. I’m going to select all of this,
and I want to lower the Leading as well. A nice little shortcut is hold down
the ‘Option’ key on a Mac… or the ‘Alt’ key on a PC… and use your down arrow. That will make it bigger,
I want the opposite of that, use ‘up’. Up would decrease
the Leading automatically. Or you could do it obviously
in your Character, and there it is there. That’s your Leading. I’ve got them nicely together. That looks good to me. Before we go as well, remember,
we’ve got OpenType fonts. This one here, font that I even use,
Type tool… this one’s called ‘Market OT’. Is it in Typekit? It is. Market OT, it’s a Typekit font,
you can download it as well. And because it’s OpenType, click down here. You can say, ‘Stylistic Sets’, ‘Set 8’. Can you see the ends? Change to be a bit more clear. I think I like that
where it’s a lot clearer. A little scribbly, but probably
a little easier to understand. And we’ve got a little tag off there. I’ll definitely go to the next video now.
See you. Hi there, in this video we’re going
to use the Color Theme Tool to steal colors from an image… and then get to reuse it
throughout the document. Going from the random green
that we picked… to some colors that actually
start matching the background. So first up we’ll start
with the Color Theme tool. Now the Color Theme tool
is kind of hidden over here. You might be on your Eye Dropper tool… so just click and hold it down
to make sure… you’re on this top option here,
called the Color Theme tool. Now what it does is,
you can click anywhere on your page… doesn’t really matter where, actually. Click over here. You’ll notice that InDesign goes through… and picks five color Swatches
from your images. And why do we do this? It’s so that we can start matching colors. This green in here doesn’t really match
the colors in the background. Just kind of randomly picked it
from Illustrator earlier on. Now what I want to do is, actually pick
colors that match this background. Let that lead the color themes
for this flyer. You’ll notice though that even though
I clicked on my image it actually picked the green
from this tag… so it doesn’t really matter where
you click in your page… it grabs all the colors
from the entire page. So what I’m going to do is… I’m going to click off
and actually delete this tag. Actually I’m going to cut it… so I’ve got it in my clipboard,
so I can paste it back in. Now if I go to that Color Theme tool,
and click anywhere… you’ll notice that I get colors,
but they exclude that green color now. Great! So if I like these four colors… what I can do is I can click on this,
add it to my Swatches. Here’s my Swatch panel down here. Or I can add it to my
Creative Cloud library… which is open over here. What you can also do is, see this
little triangle here, this little arrow? Click on that, and you can go through
and pick versions of that. It’s defaulted to ‘Colorful’… but we can switch to ‘Dark’,
okay, ‘Deep’, and ‘Muted’. They all look very similar. I’m going to be using the ‘Colorful’ ones
in this option. And what I’m going to do is add them
to my swatches over here. You can see, over here it’s created
a color group… with these colors inside of it. So what I’m going to do is… actually I might add
all of these to my Library. I’m going to show you
what I’m going to do… I’m going to paste that across. So that little option there,
adds them to the library. There’s the four colors
from my Color Theme tool. Next thing I want to do is
I want to use it to recolor this tag. So I’m going to paste my tag back in. Remember, I cut it before.
So I’m going to paste it back in place. so I need to move it down one. So ‘Command [‘ on a Mac… or ‘Control [‘ just to send it backwards. I’m going to double click it
over here in my Library. It’s going to open up Illustrator. Here it is, in Illustrator,
and because I’m using my libraries… the Color Swatch has come along,
which is really handy. So I’m going to select it, go over here,
and pick one of these. Probably this one for my tag, hit ‘Save’. Close it down, back into InDesign. Give it a second, it updates there,
and eventually will update over here. Next thing I can do with
the Color Theme tool… I can actually just use it
like an Eye Dropper. I can click on this color
and actually say… I want you to be that orange color. Click on the text.
Click on that background bit there. I can say, I want that to be there.
I want you to be that color. You can kind of move your way
around the document. Now we only have
a couple of squares to color. So that’s going to be it for me. Hey there, in this video we’re going to
look at Color Modes in InDesign. What are Color Modes? Basically it’s how these colors
interact with the background colors. So this black here isn’t just transparent. It’s doing something a little nice
with the background. You can see, this orange box here… or this orange circle has a
nice kind of interaction… with the background as well. These are called Color Modes. Let’s go and look at how to make those now. Color Modes are kind of an advanced thing. Mostly done in Photoshop,
but you can do it here in InDesign… and I’ll show you what they do.
Let’s grab the Ellipse tool. I’m going to click, hold,
and drag out a big Ellipse. If you hold ‘Shift’ while
you’re dragging it… it makes a perfect circle. If you hold down the ‘Option’ key
on a Mac, as well… so ‘Shift Option’, or if you’re on a PC,
it’s ‘Shift Alt’. You can drag from the center,
that can be kind of handy. I’m going to drag this up here,
and I’m going to put it– I’m just making kind
of a background thing. I’m going to send it
all the way to the back. And then move it in
so it’s just above my image there. Now I’m going to pick one of the colors. I’ll pick this orange here. And Color Modes are in ‘fx’. I want to go to ‘Transparency’,
that’s the one I use the most. You can go to ‘Object’, ‘Effects’,
a long way… and go to ‘Transparency’,
it doesn’t matter. You get to the same place… and what we’re looking for is
this one here called ‘Blending Modes’. ‘Normal’ is what it is by default. We’ll just go look at some
of the other options in here. ‘Multiply’ often gives us kind of
the thing we’re looking for. And that’s what I’m looking for… just some sort of connection
with the background because if you just go to ‘Normal’,
and lower the opacity… it’s kind of like washed out kind of color. Whereas if you use
one of these Blending Modes you can get some more interesting
connections with that background color. Now, ‘Multiply’ is not the only one. Go through the range
and see what you might want to do. You can see, there’s some
interesting effects. I’m just doing it because
I want a different effect. And we got a ‘Hard Light’, let’s go crazy. So that is Blending Modes. We’ll use it quite a bit in this course. The other thing I want to do is… this thing here, maybe this image
is just a bit too bright. So I’m going to grab the Rectangle tool… and I’m going to use another Color Mode. The one I use the most is ‘Multiply’… so I’m going to put a big rectangle
over the top of this. I’m going to fill it with Black through
the top here, click on ‘Black’. I’m going to send it to the back again,
bring it forward one. So it’s just above my image… and I’m going to go back
to that Transparency mode. We’re going to use ‘Multiply’. I’m going to lower the Opacity
down a little bit… so we get this kind of like,
nice, I don’t know– darkening the background,
that’s all I’m doing. That’s it for Color Modes,
let’s look at the next color trick. Hey there, in this video we’re going
to do a couple of things. We are going to import existing colors
from other documents. We’re also going to bring in brand colors
from other brand companies and put them all together in
our Swatches panel as groups. We’ll also change
the default colors forever… so that whenever you make a new document,
you’ll have colors ready to go. Also, show you how to clean them up
at the end as well. All right, let’s get started with that. So next color trick is going to be… let’s say that we got a document,
this document here. We need to bring in the Maynooth Furniture
brand colors. We don’t have them in here. We can start creating them by having
this little new color Swatch here. Double clicking this, and typing it in
if we know the CMYK colors. That’s fine but let’s say we already
have done that work in another document… you just want to pull it in. It’s easy to do. So in your Swatches panel,
it’s under ‘Window’, ‘Color’… you’ll find ‘Swatches’. Go to the little hamburger menu here. Click on that, and go to ‘Load Swatches’. Now there is a fancy way of exporting,
specifically just Swatches. It’s called an ASE file. It’s an Adobe Swatch Exchange file,
but nobody does that. There’s an easier way to do it at least. You can actually point it
in InDesign file, that has them. So this is just an old article
that we’ve made. I know it already has the brand colors
I need in there. I just need to steal them from it. So all you do is click on the ‘indd’ file,
click ‘Open’. You’ll see there, it looked in it,
and it found all of these colors. MF purple, pink, green, and yellow. So that is an easy way to just
steal colors and pull them through. Now the only trouble with this, is… if I open up a new document
and go to ‘Document’… I click ‘OK’, ‘Create’. You can see, it’s gone back to my defaults. So there isn’t the Maynooth Furniture
colors in there anymore. So the way to get that
in there for good… let’s say that you’re working
for Maynooth Furniture… and you just want them
in there permanently. So what you can do is,
like lots of things in InDesign… to change the default,
just have nothing open. Back to the screen, go from
‘Start’ to ‘Essentials’… to kind of open it back to life. And in my Swatches panel here… do the exact same thing,
just go ‘Load Swatches’. Pick the InDesign file, click ‘OK’. You can see, there they are. What happens now is,
if I go to ‘File’, ‘New’… and open up any old document… you’ll notice that there they all are,
ready to be used. Quick, simple, easy, awesome. Another little thing we can do is,
I’m going to change the defaults. Let’s say that– I’m going to
close this all down. Let’s say that I am a freelancer,
which I am. I do lots of work with different clients. Maynooth Furniture’s maybe just
one of my clients, I’ve got lots of them. So what I’d like to do, is I’d actually
like to put them in a bit of a group… and bring in lots of other ones. So, you can put them in color groups. So I’m going to click all of these,
click the first one, hold ‘Shift’… grab the last one. And you see down the bottom here… this little folder, they call them
Color Groups. Look like a folder, act like a folder. Now I can double click this,
and say you are ‘Maynooth Furniture’. Twirl it up… and I’ve got those colors ready to go
whenever I start a new document. Let’s bring in some other clients.
So let’s go to the Flyout menu. Let’s ‘Load Swatches’… and let’s have a look
at brand colors for FedEx. Here they all are, I’ll grab you guys. Put them in a color group,
and we’ve got FedEx as well. I want you to do the last one by yourself,
there’s another one there for Google. So go through and put them into a group… and I’ll see you here in a second. And we’re back, and there’s Google loaded. There’s one condition to kind of consider
when you’re working with this… is that if I– you see, I’ve got Maynooth,
FedEx, and Google in there. If I go to my old document I was
just working on, this one here. Because this was created before I was
working through all of those projects… you can see in here,
they don’t have the default. So it doesn’t update them
through every document… it’s every new document you work on. So there are some drawbacks. It’s not going to kind of throw it
into every existing document. Just on every single new document. So handy, know it’s as handy
as it could be. A way to get around this is
just to make a document. So if I make a document here… so this document, untitled,
it’s got all of these in here. And I can just save this on to
my server somewhere, for sharing it… or I’m just going to put mine… on my ‘Desktop’ in
‘InDesign Advanced Coursework’. I’m going to call this one… ‘Dan’s Brand Colors’. Close it down, and he doesn’t do anything
other than, he has those guys. We can do this exact same thing. Back in my flyer here, I can say,
actually, go to here, ‘Load Swatches’… and let’s find ‘Desktop’, you. And ‘Dan’s Brand Colors’. I’m just using him just to
bring through all my colors. That’s his only job page in the world,
blank page, but he has these Swatches. So you’re sick of Swatches? Not finished yet,
I got a little bit more to go. I want to show you some other cool stuff. So I’m going to close this down,
and not save it. With nothing else open,
there’s a couple of things we can do. Is that, these guys are
the ugliest color mixes ever. They’re just like– the green,
you’ll never use… the red, that’s not quite nice. 100% yellow. These colors here, you don’t like them,
and you never use them. I’m going to use the Magenta. It’s kind of the color that I use
for warning, and for stuff. But let’s say I’m never going to use them,
if I delete them from here… this little thrash can… that’s deleting them forever. Every time I make a new document,
I’ll just have these brand colors. I’m not going to now,
because as a trainer… I need to have these colors in here
whenever I start a class. because, I just do. So you can delete them,
and they’re gone forever. Can you delete Registration? Registration is one of those weird ones,
you should never use it. If you’re not sure what
Registration Black is, it’s all the colors. It’s 100% black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. If you’re not too sure what
that is either, just don’t use them. Use black.
Registration should be in there… but you can’t delete
these guys in brackets. One last thing I’d like you to do… it’s not the last thing
but it’s just another thing. Let’s have a look at that file
we’re working on. Is that, sometimes you get
to the end of the job… and you’re like
“Man, it’s just tough in here.” There might be lots of
different unnamed colors… and it’s just really hard to work on. What you can do is,
there’s a nice option in here. So have nothing selected… Black Arrow, just click in the background,
nothing selected. Go into here, and there’s an option here
saying ‘Select All Unused’. This is really nice,
so ‘Select All Unused’. It goes through everything in the document
that hasn’t been used… and you can just bin it. And you’re like, “Ugh.” Then you realize what the hang is Cyan. That got selected. Actually I’m not sure, I can go
to Separations panel… which we’ll look at in a little bit. It’s gone through and ripped out
everything we don’t need. And I have no idea where
that Cyan Swatch is. So the next color trick
we’ll look at is this one here… which is You might have used it before. If you haven’t, you’ll know
that ‘Create’ creates. Interesting. I like ‘Explore’. It just allows me to look at colors… just nice mixes of colors,
nice five color Swatches for a project. I definitely have the habit of using… the exact same colors
for every single project. So this is a way of me starting a new job,
starting on a new client… and going, “Actually, I’m going
to do something different.” At the top here, you can play around
with ‘Most Popular’ this month… or ‘All Time’, and you can decide… “Oh man, I’m liking this one.” And you can either download it,
there is an asc file… and load it using the same method
we just used to load Google and FedEx. Or you can just– this one’s easy. As long as you’re logged in,
you can see my smiley face there. I’m logged in to… and I can click on ‘Save’,
and it will say– actually I want to load this
into Maynooth Furniture. Hit ‘Save’, and hopefully, in a second… it will appear in Maynooth Furniture. Let’s have a little look,
there he is there. And I can start using it. That is I am going to delete this,
because I don’t actually want it. Good bye. Hey there, in this video we’re going
to look at Prepressing. Looking at why colors
look like this in InDesign… but look like this when they print. Where did my colors go? I’ll toggle it back and forth,
so you can check them out. Good, bad… Let’s go and check that out
now in InDesign. So what’s happening? It’s basically just the
difference between… how your computer screen
or your laptop screen shows you colors. It uses something called RGB. And your printer uses a
different set of colors. It uses CMYK. Unfortunately CMYK can’t reach
the same kind of richness as RGB. The big difference is that your screen
has electricity running through. It has like lightning forced out of it
with electronics. So it can achieve some really
kind of bright colors, and rich blacks… but CMYK, which is your printer
that sits next to you on your desktop… or you send it off to
a commercial printer… they use the same set of color… it doesn’t get to use any electricity. Gets to use just plain old white paper,
so there’s not the same colors in there. So there’s nothing really
you can do about it. What you can do is
you can prepare yourself… to proof it before it goes out. To do it, it’s very easy, you go to ‘View’
and just turn on ‘Proof Colors’… and watch… just kind of washes out. Some colors are affected more than others. You saw at the beginning
there in the intro… I toggled it back and forth… and you saw, it was really obvious
when we toggled it… but often, like this thing here,
it will print just fine. I wouldn’t be too worried about
any sort of big changes… but it’s handy to check
if there are big changes… because some documents do have it. So I’m going to open up a file,
you can do it too. Go ‘File’, ‘Open’, ‘Exercise Files,
and ’01 Spring’. Go to the one that says ‘Proofing Colors’,
open that up. So in here, I’ve got some colors
that I know do badly. We’re going to check out
how badly they are, prepare yourselves. Let’s go to ‘View’.
So go to ‘Proof Colors’, hold on. Unfortunately this is the way
CMYK’s going to display. It’s not exactly the way your screen is. It’s going to try and just replicate it
as good as it can, but on, off. All of these colors have
a really rich color. Depth, you’ve got to be prepared
for losing when it goes out to CMYK. There’s kind of some things
you can do to get around it… using something called
Pantone colors… but we’re getting into higher costs,
and some trickier setup… but that’s something to look into
potentially if you want… to kind of keep a really
strong, rich brand color. And another thing you can do is,
we’re just using… under ‘View’, we’re using the default. So Proof Colors turns
this setup on and off. We’re using just
the generic document’s CMYK. What you can do is… your printer can send you settings
for their specific printer. They might be using some sort
of Heidelberg 71243B… some sort of setup file,
they can send it to you. What you can do is go to ‘Custom’,
and you can load it into there. And when you pick it,
go into ‘Custom’… pick the settings that
they’ve sent you… and when you turn ‘Proof Colors’ on… it’s going to match their machine
a little bit better. We talked about CMYK
as being four colors… but some printers do use
more than four colors. And you can use six,
eight, and ten colors… to get some closer
representation of RGB. So maybe we chart it in… say I can have the proof set ups
that I could use for InDesign… till we really kind of match it. One thing before we go, we’ll just talk
about Rich Blacks real quick. So what happens in InDesign is that– I’m going to grab this guy here,
and switch him to black. So that’s what black looks like. If I switch it to ‘Proof Setup’,
you’re going to notice that– we all know that when
we draw something black… and we try and print it, it does this. It goes just a little bit gray
and washed out. A way to get around that is to create
what’s called Rich Black. Now Rich Black is just 100% Cyan. You add a few other colors
just to kind of back it up. So imagine grabbing, you’ve got
four colors lying in front of you… and you paint them, you’ve got
1/10 of Cyan, which is this fellow… 1/10 of magenta, 1/10 of yellow,
and 1/10 of black. So those are the colors
that a printer uses… but what you can do is you can… actually mix a little bit of
these together with the black… and it still looks black… but gives that kind of a rich feeling,
it’s called Rich Black. Now there’s no absolute
100% Rich Black formula. Some people– let’s say I’m going
to mix a Rich Black. So I’m going to create a new Swatch. I’m going to double click it. I’m going to call this one,
instead of black, copy… I’m going to call this one Rich Black. Some people just add a little bit of Cyan. 20% Cyan, and if I click ‘OK’… you’ll notice it got a bit darker there. Let’s turn the preview on and off. Can you see, it’s just a–
might be hard to see on the video… but it’s just a little bit darker. Some people just use that
as the Rich Black. I prefer– I guess the big thing is there’s no… like 100% complete definition
of what it should be. I like to use 20, 20, 20. And that gives me,
bit more ink on the page… but also gives me a bit more
of a Rich Black. You don’t want to go too high. You don’t want to put it
at 100, 100, 100, 100. Why? Because then the inks
all go on top of each other. They start bleeding around the edges
and getting bigger… plus, often the pages
start sticking together. Not sure if you’ve ever done it… you’ve printed a couple
of photographs back to back… or right after each other,
and they start sticking… because that has too strong a black mix. The best thing is to ask your printer. Another thing you can do
with Rich Black is… say you want a bit more of, kind of– I’m going to go to 60, with the yellow. That will give kind of a warmer black. And if you do the opposite,
and go with say 60 in here… you’ll get a midnight kind of a black. So talk to your printer about
what you’re trying to do. The other thing to consider
for Rich Black… it should never be done with small type. So if I grab my Type tool,
and draw out small Type… and I decide that instead of black,
I’m going to use Rich Black. Select it all, Rich Black. The only trouble with this
is that when it prints… it’s so small and so delicate that– it’s actually running through a printer. Imagine, with the paper running through,
the ink goes on… so the black goes on, nice and sharp. Then they put some Cyan on it… and they try to line it up
and it lines up pretty good. And they put it along the top,
so it gets a bit darker… and they try again with the yellow,
and then the magenta. If there’s any small movement
in the printers… especially the big commercial ones,
they vibrate all over the place. Your Type’s going to look a bit blurry,
so don’t use Rich Black ever for Type. Just deal with solid black. Click on ‘T’, and click on ‘Solid Black’. So Rich Black is bad for Type… but if your Type’s getting large… and it’s kind of Slab Serif,
a bit chunky type… then you can, kind of above, like 18,
you’ll probably handle a Rich Black… but talk to your printer,
they might just go… “No way, our printer wiggles around
too much for that.” But big boxes like this, great. Big chunky bits of Type, you might be
using for kind of like Hero Text… definitely, icons, that will work too… but small type, no good for Rich Blacks. Basically that’s the reason everyone
tells you not to use this registration. I wish you could delete it, you can’t… because what that does is,
it goes, can you see… it goes really black, that’s awesome… but if I use Registration Black,
it will stick together. It will print, especially the Type. We talked about it a second ago… if I do that for registration,
it’s really going to be bad. It’s going to be so much ink on the page,
these little Type’s going to bleed. So don’t use Rich Black, you know,
we can’t delete it. Just needs to stay there. So, before we finish, go ‘View’,
turn ‘Proof Colors’ back on… and if you are just working digitally… and you’re going out by email,
or website or publish online, or EPUB… it doesn’t matter.
You’re going to be printing in RGB… and not actually printing it all. You’re just going to be
saving it as a PDF… so don’t sweat that stuff… but definitely give it a check
before you send it to the printer… to see if there’s any kind
of horrible changes… like we have in front of us
here with those color bars. All right, I hope you learnt
something there. Let’s get on to the next video. Hi there, in this video we’re going
to do cool things with Gridify… where we drag out as one image… no, no, it’s a couple of images,
all at once, all the same size. Plus things like this, where I
draw a line, and I grab it… and I drag it down, and I make
loads of versions in between. I’m not sure what I’m doing there… but let’s learn how to do that… plus a few other cool little tricks
here in InDesign. So first thing is, create a blank document. I’ve got no margins,
I’ve got US Letter, Half Letter. And I’ve got a Landscape,
any shape you like. We’re going to make it–
I’ve saved it as ‘Roar Cycles Catalog’. So use the Gridify tool,
you pick any shape. So, rectangle, ellipse, or polygon,
anything you want. Start dragging out with your mouse. Keep your mouse held down,
so don’t let go like that. Hold it down, and before you let go… use your up arrow, then the right arrow. And it will just keep adding circles. Going back the other way,
so left end down to get rid of them. Let’s have a little practice
with how many we need. You can drag out loads of them… then just keep dragging out
with your mouse. Hold ‘Shift’ if you want them
to be perfect circles. And let go when you’re ready. You’ll have lots of little circles,
or squares, or stars. I’m going to delete those. I’m going to grab the Rectangle tool,
and do something. So I’m going to drag it out,
then tap right twice, and up once. So I’ve got kind of a group of six. Now, see these spaces in between them,
you can adjust as well. All you need to do is hold down,
on a Mac, the ‘Command’ key… or on a PC, the ‘Control’ key. I’m having a little go at my mouse. I’m also holding down the ‘Command’,
or ‘Control’ key, and use the up arrow. You’ll see, it places these spaces more
there in the middle. And down arrow gets rid of them,
just keep tapping the down arrow. It’s a bit of a thing of gymnastics,
and you’re like… “Ah, this is really very easy.” Maybe not. It’s cool. Gridify is awesome. Left and right does the gaps horizontally,
I mean vertically. So you can do a nice
kind of grid like that. I’m going to delete that,
draw out another one. Another thing you can do is, I’m going to
make the same kind of cube shapes. I’m going to switch to
this one here, the Gap tool. The tool you never use,
the fourth tool down. Its job is– and you can see,
I can click, and drag… and it starts adjusting the space
in between different boxes. So it’s just a really handy way of
keeping the exact same measurements… but moving things around. You can also hold down a couple of keys
to get some other tricks. I’ll hold down the ‘Shift’ key… and it will just move one of these. Another key is, hold down
the ‘Alt’ key on a PC… or ‘Option’ key on a Mac. You can see, it kind of changes it
to moving a huge kind of connecting chunk. Another shortcut is, hold down
the ‘Command’ key on a Mac… or ‘Control’ key on a PC. You can see, I can close them up,
or open them up. So couple of little shortcuts. You’ll never remember exactly… but smash away at the keys
when you got the Gap tool… and it’s really easy to kind of
eventually find the one you want. It’s really good and handy for margins. Say you’ve got some logos all lined up… you just need to push
the margins away a little bit… you can see, I can kind of do that. Holding different keys
gives me different effects. They all look at the same effect. I can grab all of these, and
just kind of move them up. That is the Gap tool used
with the Gridify tool. Another thing you can use
with the Gridify tool – I’m going to select all these
and delete them. – is we can deal with text boxes,
which is handy. Grab the text box, start dragging out… and I drag it all the way across,
and use my right arrow… just like with the Rectangle tool,
I get boxes… but these guys are linked text boxes. So if I go to ‘Type’, and go to
‘Fill with Placeholder Text’, genius. So it’s worked with shapes,
and it’s worked with text. What if we could work with images?
And it totally does. And this is probably its best use. I’m not sure why I waited
till the end to show you… but go to ‘Exercise Files’,
go to ’02’ and go to image 1 to 6. I clicked on the first image here. Hold ‘Shift’, click on the sixth one,
and it selects them all. So with them all selected– A little side note before we
do the main event trick… is that, can you see,
6 is in the brackets there. If I use my arrow keys to tap along,
just use your right arrow. It will toggle through the images.
If I click on right– for some reason, mine doesn’t update,
it used to, there it goes, it updates. It’s a bit weird. Hit down. Yours will. Mine used to work,
mine’s stopped working. So just use your left and right arrows. You can just decide on
which image to drop in first. That’s why that’s quite useful. So if yours is working, mine is not,
here it is, it switches out. Got to give my mouse a wiggle
for no reason. So that’s one thing. What I’d like to do is drag out,
and I click and drag out… but before I let go,
we’re going to do our Gridify tool. Exactly like we did before. This one’s got a fixed
height and width… because that’s where
the images came from… but if I use the right arrow,
you can see, I can do my kind of… like up… up one, across two,
to get my images here. I can hold down ‘Command’,
and use up and down… to change the spacing between them
if I wanted to… but that’s going to work for me. I’m going to do something
that looks like that. That is a super quick and easy way
just to dump them all in the page. They’re all the same size, which is great. Rather than trying to import them all
and scale them all down to yellow… or change them all separately. One thing I might do though is… they kind of fit in there,
but they’ve got… this kind of white area
around the outside. With them all selected,
right click any of them. If you’re on a Mac, hold down ‘Control’,
and click any of them… if you don’t want to right click,
and go to ‘Fitting’. This is the one we want,
‘Fit Frame to Content’. So that shortcut there,
not a sexy shortcut… but it’s one of the ones
that I use quite often. Watch this, when I hit it… it just wraps the frame around the box. So that’s just a really quick way
I guess to make them snap to the edges. That particular one, just as a side note… works for text boxes as well. So say you’re drawing something,
and this is my title. I find all this area around here
I don’t need. That exact same shortcut,
‘Command-Option-C’… will just wrap the text box around that,
which is handy. And if you’re on a PC,
that’s ‘Control-Alt-C’. Or just, right click, go to ‘Fitting’… and ‘Fit Frame to Content’
will work there. Awesome! Next part of that, kind of
whole shifting things… around Gap tool, Gridify thing, is… let’s go to Page 2, and there’s something
called ‘Live Distribute’. So, let’s draw out a rectangle… I’m going to use Gridify to make it
into say, this many of them. And what I’d like to do is… let’s say I want to kind of adjust
the spacing between them all. I got a couple of options,
I could kind of drag them out… then drag you out to be
the same distance… and Smart Guides will try
to automatically, you see, goes… “Ah, magic, you mean these sizes?” See the little green arrows
match the sizes up… but then you got to stretch
the top ones out… and you want to kind of
disperse them perfectly. So, with them all selected– the shortcuts are a little hard
to remember, it’s a weird shortcut. So you start dragging… and that’s not what I want.
I just want big gaps to get bigger, right? So if I start dragging… if I hold down the ‘space bar’
after I started dragging… so I’m holding, dragging with my mouse,
then hold ‘space bar’. Cool, huh! So it’s my little squares, and I just get
to play with the space in between. I’m going to undo. Same with the bottom… remember, drag first, while I’m dragging,
holding ‘space bar’… it will kind of separate them out. Great for the bottom right as well,
so start dragging… and then hold ‘space bar’… and you can kind of Live Distribute
all of these guys here. Hold ‘Shift’, and it will kind of lock
the height and width. It’s just really a nice way
of opening up gaps and– it could be text boxes, it could
be images, anything you like. Live Distribute. If you hold ‘space bar’ first,
then start dragging… you end up moving this around… or going into.
like the zoom preview thing… so make sure, drag first,
then hit ‘space bar’. Another thing we’re going to do… in this kind of super fantabulous
drawing modes… is I’m going to– actually I don’t want
these big boxes… I want you guys to be on
actually page 2, not page 1. So I’m going to go to Page 1 now,
here you go, Page 1, zoom in. And we’re going to do some lines,
grab the Line tool. And I’m going to make sure
my Stroke is set to ‘black’. And I’m going to have
the Fill set to ‘None’. So I’m going to have a 2pt Stroke… so it’s just going to draw
a line like that. So what I’m going to draw is– I’m going to hold ‘Shift’
while I’m dragging… gives me a straight line. And another thing I’m going to do is,
I’m going to duplicate all of that. So I’m going to grab my Black Arrow,
and you may, or may not know this already. If you hold ‘Alt’ key on a PC,
or ‘Option’ key on a Mac… while you’re dragging,
it will give you a duplicate. If you just drag it, obviously,
without that key, just moves it around… but if you hold ‘Alt’
while you’re dragging… gives you another version. This is what brings us
into this next cool little trick. Is, if I do that– I’m holding ‘Alt’ to drag it… but I haven’t let go of my mouse yet. So I haven’t let go. Use your up arrow, like Gridify. There’s one in the middle there. It’s a little hard to see I guess in this video
because it’s really faint. They go into these weird line,
don’t worry about all those lines. I need to kind of like,
I’m pressing ‘up’ loads. And I just get loads to join them too. Let go of the mouse, and there’s
a really easy way instead of like… maybe step and repeat or– what is it called in here? It’s called ‘Step and Repeat’,
you might have done it in Illustrator. So super handy, super useful. I’m going to draw out a box. Same thing, I’m going to
give it a Fill color. An ugly Fill color. Hold down ‘Alt’, drag it across. And before I let go of my mouse,
‘up’ key, and it joins the two. I can hit the right key as well. And it gives me kind of a like
a Gridify thing going on of that object. Don’t use that one so much,
but play around with it… drag it out holding ‘Alt”,
or ‘Option’ on a Mac… and use the up key,
and maybe the right key. You’ll get lots of multiples of it
to fill in the gap. So that’s going to be it for our
super fantastic drawing techniques. I’m now going to follow on
with our little tutorial. It’s going to be a bit
of a production video… so you can continue watching,
or skip to the next one… because we’re going to import some images,
and build out our Home Page. We want to actually end up
with something nice. I’m going to go to ‘File’, ‘Place’… and I’m going to go to ’02 Drawing’,
find ‘Cover Image’. Drag this one out from this edge
to this edge. It’s a little big, so I’m going
to grab my Black Arrow. If you’re bored already, you can move on. So I’ve got this, I want to use
my Line tool trick. So I’m going to drag a line that goes– holding ‘Shift’, so it’s a perfect line. I’m going to fill mine with actually white. It’s going to be ‘2 pts’. I’m going to drag it so it’s kind of
in the middle of the document. Something like that. Holding ‘Alt’ down on a PC,
‘Option’ on a Mac… to drag it down to the bottom. Before I let go of the mouse,
I’m going to use my up arrow because I want this kind of stripy– I want to say, kind of a line, go on. Maybe a bit past there. Great! I’ll lower the opacity
of all of these guys. I just want this kind of stripy line thing
going in the background. Why are we doing it? It’s mainly so I have an excuse
to use that little line trick. I’m going to bring in a logo.
So nothing selected… bring in the ‘’. I’ll drag it out so it will be
in the middle here. And on page 2,
I want to kind of tidy this up. I’m going to grab my Type tool.
This is going to be my ‘Bike Catalog’. No idea if I spelled that right. I’m going to change the color… because I want to put
this in the background. So I’m going to drag this… I’m going to grab the Eye Dropper tool. So instead of the Color Theme tool
which we’ve used… the Eye Dropper tool
just steals colors. You can steal it from images. I’m going to steal it
from this kind of color here. So put it around my Stroke.
See this little arrow here? He toggles between being
the pink on the Stroke… to the pink now, being in the Fill. That’s what I want. So I want you. And do I want anything else? I’m not sure. Let’s do a slashy thing. So I’m going to copy and paste this. I’m totally now just trying
to make it look okay. I’m going to rotate it around. Hit the ‘W’ key.
W key is the preview key. Just gets filled with all
the background stuff. We’ve already done that. And I’m going to grab him,
bring my Fill to the front. And over here, I’m going to switch it
to a slightly darker color. Often it’s easier to go to CMYK… to switch this around because you can
just drag that case out a little bit. I’m going to select both of them,
send them to the back… then hit the ‘W’ key again. That’s what I’m kind of trying to do. That Fill’s always got a white Stroke
around the outside. It’s just a bit small. Yes, it’s not attached to any of these. You could be bored. The dog in the background. This is such an amazing video, Dan. All right, ‘Bike Catalog’. Doing it, just finishing some basics. All right. That’s not that good. So that’s going to be it for this video. Finally getting to the next one… where we’re going to do some cool stuff
with Strokes and Arrows, and stuff. Let’s go do that one. Hey there, in this video
we’re going to look at Arrow Heads… and some more advanced Stroke things. It’s not super exciting but… we only didn’t know
how to make arrows… and there’s some little tricks you
can use to help your work flow. All right, I’m on page 3,
and let’s look at Arrow Heads first… so I’ve got the Line tool. I’ll drag out a line,
I’m going to make it a bit thicker. I’ll make sure my Stroke is at black.
And I’ve got a thickness of ‘5 pt’. Now the Stroke panel
might look like this… where it’s quite small,
you can only change the weight. You can double click this little tab here,
and it gets ginormous… and get a lot more options,
and this is what we’re looking for. So the first one is this ‘Start/End’. Basically, this is easy,
where you get your Arrow Heads. So depending on how
you’ve drawn your line… so Start is where
I first started drawing… so I want the opposite way.
So I want you to be there… the barbed end one.
It’s not the one I like. I’m just going to have the–
I just want the triangle. And the start, I might do– It’s like an Austin Powers
male symbol thing. One of those. Now one of the things,
and the new things in 2018 is that… when you scaled it up… you end up getting kind of… disproportionately sized
ends and beginnings. You can see, like that,
it’s joined and almost completed that. This Stroke is the same
around the outside… but now what you can do is,
see this Scale, it’s kind of a new thing. So I am going to scale this end bit up. You can see here,
I can kind of raise it up… and I can make it nice and big there
to kind of match everything else there. So that’s a new feature. It’s not really a feature, but it’s
something we’ve all been missing. One of the little tricks I did there was… can you see, I’m making it
smaller by clicking it… and it’s just going down 1%
at a time, slowly. If I hold ‘Shift’ and click
that exact same option… can you see, it does it in multiples of 10. So I find this, just really handy thing
for anything. If you want to raise the weight of this… if you want to do it in big chunks,
hold ‘Shift’. Any sort of option here, with a number… if I want to make this go up by 1% I just click it, but if I hold ‘Shift’ and click it, it goes up
by multiples of 10. It’s looking kind of cool there.
I think I like it. One of the other things for Strokes
that’s useful… is, I’m going to zoom in on
this thing here. What I want to show you is,
it’s a little hard to see… maybe I’ll change the Stroke to black,
so it’s easier. Maybe a bit of contrast, here it is. You can see, my line here,
it’s actually this rectangle I drew… it’s actually the center of it. So if I draw a rectangle, when I let go,
watch the black line. It straddles it either side. It’s a little hard to see, but… can you see? It’s actually
going left and right of this. That can be a bit of a pain… because you’re trying
to get things to line up but they’re lining up
to the center bit here. So what you can do, with it selected… you’ve got options over here
to align Stroke. By default it’s left and right… but here, I can go
actually on the inside… or all the way round to the outside… or just straddling this center. Another thing you might look at
is the unfortunately named Butt cap. So if I draw a line here,
and I make it nice and thick… it’s got what’s called a Butt cap,
which means, it’s just– if I grab the line again, can you see,
it just gets the end and then… completely butts up
at the end of the end point. So that’s what these one’s here for. You probably won’t use this third one,
but the second one here, the Round Cap… kind of adds– it’s just a different style of line. And this end one here is
kind of a Block Cap. It goes all the way around that side here,
and then there’s the Butt Cap. One last thing you can do is… if I put an Arrow Head on this one. I’m going to go, you,
Arrow Head can you see… it used the end of the line
as the tip of the Arrow Head. That might not be what you need. You might want to go through,
and say, see you here. It’s using the edge of the line,
watch this, it kind of uses the… end of the line to start the Arrow Head. So it depends on what you need. Just know that you got
a few little options. Getting a bit nerdy, and a bit boring. Let’s get on to the next video.
I love the next one. It’s fun, let’s make that flowery thing
in the next video. Bye now. Hi there, in this video
we’re going to look to make… this floral kind of curly,
twisty patterned thing. At the end we’ll also look at
how to change the colors. You can pick different colors to use
to get it to fit with your project. All right, let’s go and learn how to
do that now in InDesign. To make that kind of pretty flower
looking thing… we’re going to start with the Polygon tool. So, click and hold down the Rectangle tool
or the Ellipse tool… and find the Polygon tool. First thing we need to do is… if you click once it will tell you
how many sides, and the Star Inset. The Star Inset is, 50% is kind of
your traditional shape of star. If I delete that, click once… and then if I change it
to say something like 5% it just gives me kind of
like dulled edges. So decide on what kind of shape you want,
it doesn’t matter. They all have that kind of
different feel for this design. I’m going to change out my Fill color,
set to a Gradient. So I’m going to drag it out. A cool little trick while
you’re dragging out… and you want to kind of play around
with the star a little bit… add more sides to it. If I use the up and down arrow
by themselves, it does Gridify… which is kind of cool, but not what I want. So while I’m dragging out,
if you tap the ‘space bar’… tap it once, that’s it, nothing happens. Now use your up and down,
well, up and right. So right and left does the Star Inset… and the up and down
does how many stars you got. So it’s totally up to you
to see what you want. So just pick a– it doesn’t really matter,
they all have different looks. So, how many stars do I want? I practiced with about six,
that looked good. What I’m going to also do
is hold ‘Shift’… so that it’s a perfect height and width. The other thing to know… is your reference point
needs to be in the center… so that when it rotates in a second,
it rotates from the center around. Next thing is, we need a Gradient. I’m going to have ‘No Stroke’;
thank you very much. And my Gradient, go to ‘Window’, ‘Color’,
and go to ‘Gradient’. I’m going to pick ‘Linear’. Make sure, if it doesn’t fill it,
like it did here– it’s actually put a Gradient
around the Stroke. You can kind of see it there, it’s light
on this side, dark on this side. So what I’m going to do is make sure
I’m going to turn that back to ‘None’… and just make sure that
you’re identifying your Fill. To do it, can you see over here,
either your color… or this panel here, just click
on that kind of Fill Swatch… just to make sure it’s at the front. And in here, I’m going to pick Linear,
actually no, I want ‘Radial’. And we want the inside color to be
a bit darker than the outside. So click on the ‘White House’… and pick a color from this color well
down the bottom here. But I want it to be like a darkish color,
it’s up to you. This end over here, mine’s picked CMYK… yours has probably gone
to the Gray Scale slider. . To change it to look like mine
click on the ‘Black House’… and click in here, and switch to ‘CMYK’. Then pick another color. Just make sure it’s lighter
than that first color. If you get it wrong,
you can click on this… toggle them back and forth. Up to you. Next thing I want to do is, I would– you can do a spiky star, looks quite cool. I’m going to do slightly curved edges. So I’m going to go to ‘Object’… with it selected, so I’ll make sure,
let’s grab the Black Arrow. Make sure the star is selected,
go to ‘Object’ then go down to ‘Corner Options’. And we can kind of give it,
instead of square edges… we can give it rounded ones. You can do some fun stuff with
some of these other ones as well. They all have different kind of end result. You can increase them up
to make them more bendy, to a point. Close to a certain point,
if this doesn’t get to be more round. It’s up to you, I’m going to go with that. Looks good. Keep going, Dan, Okay. The next thing I want to do
is make it quite big. How big? Just make it a bit bigger
than your page. I’d like to make it really big,
but it’s a little hard to work on. So we’re just going to make it
about that sort of size. I’m going to try and see
if it can be in the middle. It doesn’t have to be. So the next trick is, the kind
of rotation, and repeating bit. So to do it, we need to find, over here,
on our Tool bar here… underneath the scissors… click and hold down, yours might be
set to the Rotation tool… or the Free Transform tool,
pick these guys. So we’re going to do Rotate first,
this has to go first, rotate. Then, once you’ve picked it,
double click it. What it does is, it allows you to type in
the Rotation we’re going to use. I’m going to use 15°. Instead of clicking on OK, click on ‘Copy’. You’ll notice it makes a duplicate of it
as it’s rotating. Next thing we’re going to do is open up
the Scale tool, and double click that… and decide on how much smaller
we want this. I’ve just picked 90%… and instead of clicking Copy,
we’re going to click the word ‘OK’. Great! So that’s the hard work done. Next thing we want to do is
Step & Repeat, and InDesign– I’ve got that Star selected still. I’ve got ‘Object’, ‘Transform Again’… and then there’s this one here,
‘Transform Sequence Again’. So it’s going to transform, not just
what I did last time, which is Scale. It’s going to do the whole sequence,
which is Rotation and Scale. You can see there,
it’s got a handy shortcut. It’s got that shortcut
that nobody remembers. That one’s the ‘Option’ key on a Mac… and the ‘Command’ key, ‘4’. So ‘Option-Command-4’.
I’m not sure what it’s on a PC… sorry, but just check it,
it will be in there. So I’m going to hold it… and just keep on clicking. I’m clicking the mouse
until it gets down… to our cool little floral spiral thing. I’m going to grab the Black Arrow,
and hit the ‘W’ key. So I can kind of see without all the
blue lines around the outside… but that’s an interesting shape. And depending on your settings… everyone’s going to look
slightly different. They’ll be slightly different colors. What I might do is scale this up–
so it covers the whole background. And, that is our weird floral pattern. So that felt like the end, and I did,
I stopped the video… and then I was like
“Man, I don’t like that color.” I picked on washed out colors
so I was like… “I’m going to change it” and I go… “Hey, I will show you one nice
little change to colors.” We could go back to the beginning,
and change the Gradient… but there’s a nice trick we can do… we can grab the Rectangle tool. I’m going to have a Fill of None,
actually a Stroke of ‘None’… and a Fill of whatever color
you want to change it to. I’ve got our colors from
Maynooth Furniture, that we’re using. You can just mix your own color,
I’m going to use the Green. And I’m going to drag a box
that covers the whole thing. It’s kind of harking back to
some of the stuff we did before… remember Color Modes? So this color on top is set to Normal. We can change it by going to ‘Effects’,
and ‘Transparency’. And what I’d like to do is go from Normal,
and play around with these. Multiply, not very exciting. I had a little play around with this. And in this case, Color Burn works… not exactly how I want. Color Burn,
watch this. I wanted to change it to Green,
but Color Burn does a really nice thing… makes it a lot more rich.
Can you see, with that off… with this kind of green
switched to Color Burn. Kind of gives it a really
kind of strength to it. But this is not exactly what I wanted. I wanted to change the color so I’m
going to go back to ‘Transparency’… and instead of Color Burn, ‘Hue’,
in this case works. So you might have to play around
with the top color to decide… which you want. Watch this. With him selected, I can
go through now and decide… actually I want to see what
it looks like in pink. And I want to see what it
looks like in orange… and green, and all sorts of stuff. Transparency Mode set to Hue
will give you the option… to go off and adjust the color. Maybe get it close to a brand color
that you might need to match. All right, now I’m actually
finished with this video. Bye now. Hi there, in this video we’re going to
look at Auto Expanding text boxes. We’ve all had this problem, where we’ve
got a title, we’ve duplicated it… we’re going to put in another one
but it is just ‘Chairs & Benches’. It doesn’t fit, and you grab this… and drag that out or link it
to another Text box. Drama. Imagine though, you could
transform this box… so when I paste into it… look at it, magically gets bigger,
and smaller. It’s called the Auto Size for text frames. Let’s go and learn how
to do that now in InDesign. First up we’re going to be
starting a new project… that we’re going to be working on. Let’s go to ‘New Document’,
and then switch from ‘Print’ to ‘Web’… because this is going to end up
being an interactive document. It’s going to have animations… and it’s going to go out to
some cool places for interactivity. Basically what that changes
is the dimensions. We’re going to be working in pixels
instead of inches or centimeters. Size wise, we’re going to
make ours kind of full HD. So a kind of normal, typical presentation
from a data projector type size. So it would be really common
to have neither of these sizes. It’s 1920×1080. That will be a really common,
just kind of like screen size. We’re going to use Landscape. Pages wise, we’ll leave it
at ‘1’ at the moment. Columns, I want to use 4 in this case… and the ‘Gutter, I want to get
right up to something big, like 55. The ‘Margins’, we get it
quite big as well… 150 pixels all the way around. We don’t use ‘Bleed and Slug’.
Let’s hit ‘Create’. Let’s save it, and we’ll stick it
on to our Desktop… in the folder we’ve created,
‘InDesign Advanced Coursework’. This one’s going to be called
‘Interactive Magazine’. So first thing I want to do
for our text boxes, is on page 1… I’m going to drag a text box
that goes across two columns. And this one’s going to be for Tables. I’m going to make it a lot bigger,
using my shortcut… ‘Command-Shift->’. Made it quite big,
and I’m using Roboto Lite. And as a demonstration for this
kind of auto text sizing… I’m going to make
that text box kind of fit… relatively proportionately
to the word ‘Tables’. I’m going to duplicate this page… and show you a little shortcut
while we’re doing it. I can make a new page,
and just copy and paste it across… but if I grab this page, and drag it down
to this little new page icon… it makes a duplicate of it,
exactly the same… so page 1 and page 2 look the same. But in here, I want to
put in a longer title. So this one’s going to be
‘Chairs & Benches’. The trouble with it is that… it didn’t fill out, and that’s always
a problem in InDesign, right? It’s that you’re forever kind of
dragging these out… and making them bigger,
and making them smaller. Imagine if there was a way
to automatically size them. You can totally do that. Now with your Black Arrow,
have your text box selected. Go up to ‘Object’, and go to one
called ‘Text Frame Options’. In here, there’s this third option here
called ‘Auto-Size’. By default it is off, what we’re going
to do is do it by width only, and we’re going to push it
from the left hand side. You kind of see those arrows… it’s going to push left
rather than expand both sides. I’m using my hands to describe this,
you can’t see my hands. We’re going to go from the left,
and push right. Let’s click ‘OK’, and what that
just means now is that… when I start typing… it gets bigger along with it. It’s just a really handy trick to turn on for especially titles
like this, where you don’t want them… you don’t have different sizes… so I’m going to duplicate it again
to our third option. And it’s going to get smaller
as well as wider. This one here is ‘Shelves’. And we’ll do one more,
this one’s going to be ‘Bedside Tables’. So Auto Text Frames work,
both width and height. So if you’ve got a text box here… and you want it to get bigger and smaller
depending on the text. If I go ‘Type’, and I go to
‘Fill with Placeholder Text’… and I make it smaller. I want to make another box,
and it just needs to be smaller. It’s over set, and all you have to do is,
the exact same path. ‘Text Frame Options’, ‘Auto-Size’,
and do ‘Height Only’. I never use height and width,
it does some weird stuff. I’m going to push from the top
and I’m going to click ‘OK’ and you’ll see, as I add more text,
I’m going to copy and paste that. Gets bigger and smaller,
deleting it gets smaller. Awesome! Let’s get on to the next video. Before we do that actually,
there you go, don’t need you. All right, now the next video. Hi there, in this video we’re
going to look at switching out… our generic Lorem Ipsum Placeholder text… for something a little bit more useful
for other languages, like this. And some not very useful Placeholder text,
like this Cat Ipsum. Let’s go make Cat Ipsum right now. So, Placeholder text alternatives. We’re going to grab the Type tool,
and draw a box on our page. I’m going to keep it 2 columns there. Zoom in a little bit.
I’m going to fill it with Placeholder text. Under ‘Type’, ‘Fill with Placeholder Text’. Remember, by default,
this fills it with Roman letters… it’s kind of Latin, it’s all mixed up,
doesn’t make sense… it’s just good there as place holder. But let’s say we’re working with a client
with a different language. We can– so I’ve undone that,
I’m going to go to ‘Type’… and if I hold down ‘Command’ key
on a Mac… or the ‘Control’ key on a PC
before clicking this button here… you get this kind of little option to pick
different kinds of language. It’s not so much language,
it’s more the alphabet to be used. So if you need to be using
the Cyrillic alphabet, click ‘OK’. You can see there,
it’s a Placeholder text… same sort of thing mixed up,
unusable, unreadable… but it’s a good Placeholder text
for that language. And you’ll see there, there’s Japanese,
and Chinese, and Arabic. There’s a bunch of
different ones in there… so just hold down the ‘Command’ key. So that’s some sort of practical use. The next thing I’m going to show you
is totally impractical. It’s kind of fun, I guess, it depends. We’re going to replace our Lorem Ipsum
with something else. Now in terms of Lipsum,
there is lots of different options. I’ve jumped to Cat Ipsum… but you will find Hip Hop Ipsum,
Star Wars Ipsum. Whatever you want, it’s going
to be mixed up, just Placeholder text. This one here, I’m going to decide on,
I just want 300 paragraphs. That sounds good. Click ‘Make Muffins’, it should be useful. I’ve got some Placeholder text now,
and it’s kind of just mixed up gibberish. You can find all sorts
of other alternatives. I’m going to copy it… and to make this work as your default… I’m going to open up ‘Text Edit’ on my Mac. So Text Edit on a Mac, or Notepad on a PC. You’ll have to dig through
the applications folder to find them. First thing you need to do
is placing the text. Then on Notepad you just
save this document as placeholder.txt On a Mac there’s one more step. You need to go to ‘Format’,
and go to ‘Make Plain Text’. It’s just kind of removes
all the formating. Then you save it, and just make sure
it’s called placeholder.txt That’s the rules, and it has
to be holder, not hold. So it has to be called this. Save it, and where do you save it? I’m just going to save mine
to my work folder for the moment. And where does it go? This needs to go
in the InDesign application folder. So on a Mac, it’s pretty easy to find. If you’ve got it down here in your doc… you can right click it
and go up to ‘Options’… and there’s one that says,
“Show me InDesign in a folder”… and they’ll find this out. In here it is, that’s the
application folder for InDesign. This is all the guts of the program. If you just move it into there… so, placeholder text, dump it in there,
and that’s all you need to do. I’ll leave that in your exercise files,
so you don’t have to make it… if you do want to have just
a play with it, and see if it works. So I’ve put it in there, placeholder.txt. Now if I go to InDesign, open it up,
and if I go to… ‘Type’, ‘Fill with Placeholder
Text’, nothing happens. I don’t have to hold anything down,
you can see, I have Cat Ipsum. And that’s, I know is a little ridiculous
in terms of… I don’t know, I like that style of stuff. So you might be working
with a client that– you might find a practical use for that,
where you’ve got some… like Placeholder text that is
really useful for you and your client… and you can go off and find some stuff. As long as you call
that file placeholder.txt it will just become
the default for InDesign. If you want to get rid of that
all you need to do is … go into here, and just delete it… and InDesign will go back to the default. Before we finish this one up I want to
create a Body Copy Paragraph Style. So I’m going to select all of the text. I use five clicks. So, one, two, gives you the word. One, two, three, gives you the line. One, two, three, four,
gives you the paragraph. And if you do it five times,
you get everything… including the overset text. I’m not sure if that’s a useful shortcut,
clicking five times. It’s a bit of– I use it loads, but you can
just use ‘Edit’, ‘Select All’… or ‘Control A’ on a PC,
or ‘Command A’ on a Mac. With it all selected, because this is
going to be an interactive document… we’re going to break our rules
in terms of font sizes. I’m going to go up to something like 24… and under ‘Paragraph’ I’m going
to have some space after. I’m going to have 19. Just kind of works for my interactive
document that we’re making. And I’m going to select it all.
Five clicks. And I’m going to create a Paragraph Style. So under ‘Window’, under ‘Styles’,
go to ‘Paragraph Styles’… and in here I’m going
to create a new option. Double click ‘Paragraph Style 1’… and this one is going to be called
‘MF Interactive Body Copy’. Let’s click ‘OK’. I’m now just going to drag this panel up,
out of the way here. Great! So that’s going
to be it for this video. We learned how to change… the Lorem Ipsum Placeholder text
to a different alphabet. We also learned useless stuff
on how to change it to Cat Ipsum. All right, let’s get on
to the next video… where we do some more
practical InDesign amazingness. All right, see you there. Hi there, in this video we’re going
to put lines around paragraphs… and put ugly corner effects
on it as well, just because. Now why is it great? It’s
because when I hit ‘Paste’… look, it comes along, it
gets bigger and smaller… and if I select this one,
I’ve turned it into a Paragraph Style… so I get to reuse it over and over again.
Gets better. There’s a few other options here,
we do lines around the outside… we also do some shading,
another naff corner that I’ve added. Page 3, we get to do this as well. You can see, if I add more,
this little side thing happens. It’s just an adjustment of that shading,
and the last bit of shading awesomeness. Let’s have a little look,
runs off the page. So let’s go and look now how to make… these borders and shading
in Adobe InDesign. So to add our borders around the outside… we are going to select a Paragraph… actually just have your cursor flashing
anywhere in the first paragraph. Mine’s quite a big first paragraph.
Not sure why I like that. Because it’s Lorem Ipsum,
a Placeholder text… I can just kind of break it there. So I’m going to use just
this first chunk here. Cursor flashing anywhere inside of it… and along the top here… doesn’t matter whether you’re
on Character or Paragraph… all the way on this side is
the Hamburger menu, click on that one. And hiding in here is one called
‘Paragraph Borders and Shading’. This is the one that’s going
to add our magic. Let’s make sure our preview’s on. And let’s turn border on,
we’ll start with borders. It’s pretty easy, border
around the outside… you’re going to have to add
some Padding around it, so watch this. So you’re going to be using,
down here, the Offset. So if I increase the offset… because they’re all linked they’re going
to go out all different directions. So, make it bigger. I’m going to have to play around
with Space After. I can’t control that now,
but that’s kind of what I want to do. And you can unlink these,
and play around… like say the right hand side, maybe… and a little bit. So that controls how far away
from the paragraph it is. I’m going to pick a color from my list,
I’m going to use ‘MF Pink’. And I’m going to play around
with one of these borders. Up to you, I’m going to use
the bottom right… so I’m going to unlink them
because I just want the bottom right. You can kind of see that icon there,
indicates bottom right. I might have to play around with them. I’m going to use ‘Fancy’. Nothing really happens, we’re going to
increase the Pixel number. You can see, on my Option over here,
it’s getting just a little bit bigger. So, that is it, that’s lines around
the outside, using borders. Let’s finish up this Paragraph Style… and look at some of the other options.
I’m going to click ‘OK’. Now you can see, the space here,
it needs to be changed. So there’s a couple of things we’re
going to do for First Paragraph. I’m going to select it all… then I’m going to say… actually I’d like my character color
to be the MF Pink as well. And I want the Space After to be more,
so I’m going to go to my Character. I’m going to go Paragraph actually,
and I’m going to increase this up. Can you see, it’s just pushing
that bottom paragraph away. So I’m going to set this
as the Paragraph Style. So I’m going to go to ‘New Style’. I’m going to double click
‘Paragraph Style 1’. This one is going to be called… ‘MF First Paragraph’. I might just call it ‘First Para’. Now, when you are working
with Paragraph Styles… there’s this thing called ‘Based On’. So what it’s doing is it’s
using the Paragraph Style… that have already had it
as it’s kind of base… and on top of that it’s going
to add some stuff. Basically what it’s going to do
is add the pink… the border around the outside,
and the space after… but it’s relying on the font
from MF Interactive Body Copy. Now that happens by default,
and that often gets people lost… when they later on delete
one Paragraph Style… and that affects other ones. So when you know what you’re doing,
it’s great. It’s kind of, you’re basing it on top of
another one, that can get confusing. Normally, unless you’re working
on a really big document… I would just have,
based on no Paragraph Style. So it’s just a stand-alone,
does everything itself… and includes the font, includes the color. Don’t have to worry when I delete– Paragraph Style, is it connected
to another Paragraph Style… what’s going to happen,
what are the consequences? So I just kind of leave every time,
based on no Paragraph Style. Let’s click ‘OK’. Now because it’s part
of the Paragraph Style… let’s say, this paragraph here,
the cursor flashing inside… let’s just test it, ‘My First Paragraph’,
you can see, does the same thing. Adds a line around the outside. So I’m going to undo that. Let’s look at doing one of
the other options. So I’m going to go up to page 2, zoom out. I’m going to hit ‘W’ key
so I’m not in preview. Grab the Type tool, drag out a Text box. Fill it with Placeholder text. Select it all, and because
I’ve got my Interactive Body Copy… it should be able to easily apply it. Great! So cursor flashing
in this first paragraph… and let’s look at Shading. So the border is obviously
the line around the outside. So cursor flashing in the first paragraph,
up to our Stripy Line… I’ve got my Type tool selected. And in here, I’m going to go to
‘Paragraph Borders and Shading’. And it’s Shading in this case
that I’m going to use. What I’ll do is turn Shading ‘on’,
make sure the preview is on. By default it’s at 20% black. I’m going to switch that out
for ‘MF Pink’ at ‘100%’. Again, I’m going to play around
with the Offsets… until I get something I like. I’m going to play around with that
bottom corner again, unlink it. I’ll use ‘Rounded’ corner down the bottom. Let’s move it out of the way so we can see. I’m going to increase this up
so it’s kind of like, I don’t know. It’s a popular thing to do. Great! Let’s click ‘OK’, and we’ll make
a Paragraph Style out of this one. Actually we’ll just change the font color. Awesome! So that’s how to do
the shading of a paragraph. I might also just, to make it look
a little nicer, just do my Space After. Just to push that first paragraph
afterwards, down a bit. Now another thing people do is,
there’s another kind of use. If I go to page 3, let’s have another
little go at doing shading. So on page 3, I’m going
to grab my Type tool. I’m going to grab the Type box,
fill it with Placeholder text. Select it all, and I’ve enclosed
my Paragraph Styles. I’m going to open them up. And, Body Copy. It’s kind of an ugly
first paragraph there… so I’m going to make my own. So with my cursor flashing
in the first paragraph we’re going to do one that just
kind of lines up on the side here. So what we’ll do is we’ll go to–
make sure you’re in your Type tool… you’ve clicked in your first paragraph,
go to the Hamburger menu. And we’re going to go to
‘Paragraph Borders & Shading’. And what we’ll do is,
we’ll do ‘Shading’, turn it on. We’re going to use a huge negative
on the offsets. So let’s break the link,
on the right hand side. I want to go down. You can get it to do a negative,
I want to keep going negative. Now, what you’ll notice is that
it goes down 1 pixel. Remember that shortcut we did earlier? If you hold down ‘Shift’, and click it,
it goes down in big chunks of 10. Hopefully now, can you start to see? It’s going down on that side there. You might just type it in,
I’m clicking away. I might go up on the left, a couple… and down even further… and it’s just like a
visual side marker now… not kind of covering it. So you might use this instead
of doing that whole paragraph. I’m going to use the… ‘Yellow’… and I’m going to set it to ‘100%’. I’m going to click ‘OK’. What’s really nice about this,
and I guess we have a really– you could have drawn a box next to it. If I add more text, let’s say I copy this
and just paste it a couple of times. Can you see, it comes along for the ride. The Paragraph Style
is nice and updatable… and kind of adjusts to fit
the first paragraph… no matter how big or small it is. Click on the Black Arrow, hit ‘W’,
and you can see there… just a nice clear indication
of the first paragraph… or it might be a quote, or a factorial,
some sort of pricing data… or something you have as part of your copy. You can use this as kind of your cue
to find that on the page. There’s only one more option, page 4… I should have copied and pasted
this Paragraph Text but I’m not. You’re going to watch me
do it one more time. In there, ‘Fill with Placeholder Text’… and select it all. Click Body Copy… and let’s have our cursor flashing
in this first paragraph here. We’re going to get this to kind of
run off the side, it looks kind of cool. You can do it for Titles
or first paragraphs. So we’re going to have
our cursor flashing… let’s go to our Hamburger menu. Let’s look at
‘Paragraph Borders & Shading’. Let’s go to ‘Shading’. Let’s click on ‘Shading’. And let’s pick ‘Green’. Crank it up to ‘100%’. And down here where it says ‘Offsets’,
we’re going to break that link. And the right, we’ll keep, fine. It’s the left we’re going
to get into negatives now. I’m going to hold ‘Shift’, so it runs off,
actually not negatives, positives… but holding Shift sort of runs off
to the edge here. It’s just that, I guess,
they’re a nice way of– just a nice thing to have,
it kind of runs off the edge… just a nice visual thing. I’m going to have a little bit Offset
at the top, and the bottom. And probably a little bit
to the right as well. Let’s click ‘OK’, and I’m going
to switch off the Font color. ‘Character’, type, ‘Paper’. It’s just that kind of effect.
Close it down. All right, so those are
three different options. We did borders to start with… then we’ve just done variations of
the shading to give you different looks. And the benefit is, is that you can
add it as part of your Style… and when that paragraph gets
bigger or smaller, it adjusts to match. All right, that is it for this video. Let’s go and do some more
Paragraph awesomeness next. Hi there, have you ever wondered
why sometimes… you can see this letter here,
or these words here? This ‘si’. Totally has enough room
to fit up here. It’s because by default InDesign
uses something called Paragraph Composer. So if you are a real stickler about
getting your lines to break right… and you’re trying, and you’re like,
“Why is he up here?”… and you’re trying to use soft returns
and line breaks… to try and fix it, or non-breaking… it’s because by default it’s doing this… because it’s trying to balance
the entire paragraph. Not specifically every line. You can turn this on and off. So with it selected, we’re going
to go to our Type tool. Up here, in our Burger menu… doesn’t matter if you’re
a character or a paragraph… let’s click on it… and we’ve got these options here… ‘Paragraph Composer’
and ‘Single-line Composer’. We won’t use these two here.
These are for other languages. If you are dealing with,
like Arabic, Hebrew, or Japanese… you might be using these… because there are lots of other
special things that need to happen… but if you’re just dealing
with the English language… or at least languages that are based
on the Roman alphabet… you can toggle between these two. So we’re going to keep an eye
on our little ‘si’ and we’re going to click on
‘Single-line Composer’. Nothing much is going to change,
a few of them did. See, he came up now. So it’s trying to balance
this thing line by line. Kind of like typically how
you would imagine it works. Now you as a designer
get to go through… and you could now be using
break characters… to kind of force that down,
and do it yourself… but by default, InDesign
wants to do it for you… and balance out that whole paragraph. It’s up to you. Now if you prefer to stay
on ‘Single-line Composer’ you can go to your ‘Preferences’,
and change it in there. Now that’s changed it for
this one paragraph. If you want to change that by default… you can go to your ‘Preferences’. So go to ‘InDesign’,
‘Preferences’, ‘Advanced Type’. If you’re on a PC, it’s under
‘Edit’, ‘Preferences’, ‘Advanced Type’. Down the bottom here,
the ‘Default Composer’… switch it to single line,
and it will be like that forever. Single-line Composer
versus Paragraph Composer… I’m unsure, sometimes I hate it… when it tries to force letters
where I don’t want it… other times, I like that the paragraphs
are all nicely balanced. You might have a stronger view than me,
and you can change it as necessary. All right, that is it for your Composer. Hi there, in this video
we’re going to look at… the secrets of splitting
and spanning columns… where we take this first paragraph… that I really want to
cross over both columns… and these guys down the bottom here… I want them to be in separate
little columns, within a column. We can do that simply
and easily within InDesign like this. So this one spans, this one splits,
it’s all just one text box… not lots of text boxes all hacked together. Let’s go and learn how to do that
now in InDesign. First thing we need to do is, we’ve got
a single text box here, I’m on page 4. Our text box spans both these two columns. I want to split it to match
our column guides down the back there. To do it with the Black Arrow,
have it selected… and along here you should be able
to see the number of columns. I’m going to have two. We’re going to match the Gutter which is
the space between the columns… that we did earlier on,
and it was 54 pixels. I said I’ll match up. This kind of shows you–
I’m going to hit ‘W’ to show the preview. I want my first paragraph
actually to span both of these columns… and the text to suck underneath. You can do it easily, grab the Type tool… click anywhere in this first paragraph. And along the top here, we need to go
from ‘Character’ to ‘Paragraph’. Then along on the right,
quite far along… you need to find this little guy,
looks like a… I don’t know, bridge or the outer trail on
for something. And we’re going to go from ‘None’
and we’re going to ‘Span All’. And, it goes and spans that whole column. That’s really handy especially
if you’re being in the past… just putting him in his own text box. Now you don’t have to, you can flow along
with the rest of the text. That can also be kept
in a Paragraph Style… make it super easy to use. So that is how to span columns.
Let’s look at how to split columns. I’m going to go to our ‘Exercise Files’. I want you to go into ’03 Magazine’,
and double click ‘Magazine Text’. What we’ll do is we’ll copy this out. This little chunk here, ‘Wood Types’,
I’m going to copy it. I’m going to jump back into InDesign. And I’m going to make a space for it,
about there. I’m going to paste it in. Now, what I’d like to
is, this ‘Wood Types’. I’m actually just going to make it bold,
because it’s going to be my Heading. There’s these six options
down the bottom here. I would like them to be kind of
side by side, in a nice set of columns. Now I could copy and paste these out
into another separate text box… split that into three columns,
then try and paste it back in… as an in-line graphic, and it will work… but it’s not as easy as this option. So with all three of them selected
with the Type tool… switch to ‘Paragraph’. And the same place we were a second ago… instead of spanning,
we’re going to split too. So it’s going to split these column
into two parts. So we’ve got kind of too many columns
within another column. Super useful, super quick. I’m going to add bullet points
while I’m here. You can see, it’s just a really
nice quick easy way… to add those columns rather than
jumping out to another text box.. or trying to play around with tabs. All right, that’s going to be it
for splitting and spanning columns. Let’s get on to the next video. Hey there, if you enjoyed the course,
please give me a “Thums up.” It really helps me, and my course work. If you want to learn more
about Advanced InDesign techniques… check out my full course on All right, bye now.


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    wow…. a previous commenter said it best, "Finally an InDesign video that doesn't spend eight hours on absolute basics, but yet clearly explains intermediate and advanced strategies without skipping steps or assuming niche knowledge."

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  • Reply Srini vasan March 22, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Thanks a ton

  • Reply Leroy Lacle March 22, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I'm working with Indesign for 8 years or so now, so there was a lot in this video I already knew.
    but still there were a few handy things I never even heard of.
    You made my Indesign working experience a lot easier!

    Even if knew a lot already you kept me entertained to watch the whole thing big thumbs up for you!!

  • Reply Kadayi March 25, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Great tips. Well Presented.

  • Reply Miron Swyst March 26, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    being a freelancer everyone wants to hit the ground running,… But if you get on diff machines…you are like a deer in headlights due to personalized settings in apps…the first thing is setting up quickly your workspaces and preference…would love to see the how to

  • Reply Lyn Lin March 30, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Cool tips! Thank you so much!

  • Reply Quanny Nguyen April 3, 2018 at 5:52 am

    You are awesome. Thank you!

  • Reply Garry Mathers April 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    instead of going back and forward to color object in native app – you can use inner glow (fx – adjust size / choke to suit) to save time and keep to current iD swatches.

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    Thanks for all your knowledge

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  • Reply Anony Mouse May 10, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Nice tutorial. My concern would be the placeholder text. Having it readable copy rather than "Xxxxx xx x xxxxx xxxx" will (most likely) create further issues at the pre publishing stage, especially if your asking an editor to in fill the copy for you. Unless your very meticulous in your pre publishing editing and spot checking.

  • Reply Karol Ryan May 10, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    One of the best Indesign tips videos I've seen!

  • Reply Wilton NineSixNine May 14, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Ahhh the rogue Cyan reared it's head! It seems to be linked to Paragraph shading.

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    Sorry, but I did't see anything ADVANCED in this course :-((((

  • Reply SthlmMaria May 20, 2018 at 7:32 am

    Love this!! I will definitely buy the full course. Finally I can do design work without preprint anxiety attacks ;-D. Thanks!

  • Reply Liwaa Hassan May 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    You amazing but you have to put background music to your work

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  • Reply Malek Gegham May 28, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Thanks mate really useful technique. you are awesome!

  • Reply Frank TIelemans May 30, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    Awesome video for an Indesign freak like me. 🙂
    Btw, a really great new free and superfast fontmanager is FontBase. It even works with Google fonts and you don't have to download the fonts, you just activate them like typekit fonts.

    If you want to know the font in a website there is a small chrome extension called fontface ninja that does the work for you, no need to use match font in Photoshop.

  • Reply Puneet Sharma June 1, 2018 at 8:36 am

    please help me sir how can create the maths and chemistry equcation in indesign cs6 or latest version i type the exam equation in adobe pagemaker but is its old software so i want a upgrade in it i want use indesign i want create a equation but i can;t create in it reply me as soon as possible thank u , please uplaod the full tutroials in step by step

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    Thanks bro that helped me a lot

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    Best tutorials ever… Thanks

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    Your videos have convinced me to buy the full course. Finally a tutorial that is the perfect pace but with real world advice! Thank you!

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  • Reply Anthony Dolo June 15, 2018 at 3:52 am

    This tutorial really good for all level inDesigner …you're very good at teaching online. Thank you so much.

  • Reply calvan candy June 16, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Very good tips thanks

  • Reply Parth Gajjar June 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

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  • Reply Bernard Joseph Concha June 19, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    your intonations always vary all the time and often you speak pretty fast.. having a hard time catching some of your words

  • Reply Ryan Palmer June 22, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Amazing video and super helpful. Thank you for sharing!

  • Reply Kasandra Mathieson June 26, 2018 at 6:10 am

    What an absolutely excellent tutorial! Daniel is very clear, informative and easy to follow! I have been using inDesign for years and still learned so much in this video! Thanks so much for sharing what you know and I look forward to learning more!! Great, great class…..

  • Reply blackbird163 June 27, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Thank you so much for your help!

  • Reply Nat Samson June 27, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    Hello, thanks for many great tips! Regarding your "CYAN",
    I think this is the reason why: this could be due to paragraph shading feature (which has been introduced in CC2015 version).
    Default paragraph shading color is… C100M0Y0K0
    It seems to be part of the in-built indd prefs and that there's no way to change it.

  • Reply Shimron Netia July 9, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    google fonts… the best tricks

  • Reply GODWIN KADAMA July 14, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Thank you so much Mr; You help me. Be blessed.

  • Reply Bahati Tenga July 14, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    hellow sir…can you please send indesign setup for me which has no trial or a safe link where i can download it please… [email protected]

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  • Reply Jacinda Turnbull-Harman July 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    OMG I've been using InDesign for donkeys years and this vid has just saved me (and my clients) SO. MUCH. TIME. Great little nuggets of info and short cuts in here. THANK YOU FELLOW KIWI.

  • Reply Tiffany Liet July 19, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Thank you for this video, it's very very useful and nice explained ! I have one problem with the "Span", it just doesn't work. I can divide columns, split it, but when I hit on the span button to "span all" or "span 2/3/…" nothing's happened. I tried to search everywhere how to solve it but I still don't get the solution. Can anyone help me please ? 🙂 Thanks !

  • Reply Brendan Goodenough July 21, 2018 at 11:13 am

    Been an Indesign user since the demise of Quark, I'm pretty advanced but honestly,… I learnt shit loads here!
    Excellent presentation style and delivery! Very well done Dan, the bollocks!

  • Reply Gustavo H. July 23, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    rewatching this again. man, this is so valuable, thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  • Reply Yas Rahemtulla August 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Brilliant! Thanks Dan 🙂 I only had one problem and it was at the end of the video- my toolbar at the top doesn't have all the options on the right side to alter the paragraph (split it into columns etc. with the bridge-shaped icon) and I was wondering if there was a way I could find them in another menu? I've tried to click everything but no luck..

  • Reply Applewictorie August 28, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    OMG Thank you for this amazing, detailed and also funny course! I was used to be afraid to use illustrator as my school gave me a really shallow basic knowledge for Indesign, but this video did worth the time and wasn't even too long! Thanks again!!! 🙂

  • Reply Alexandre Paulino August 29, 2018 at 3:40 am

    my work now its so much easier thank you so much

  • Reply Wayne Storz September 10, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I really love the tutorial, but my personal opinion is that the music is a bit to loud… it attracts to much attention 🙂

  • Reply Damayanti Thapa September 15, 2018 at 10:20 am

    So glad to see you here! taking your course on Udemy, you're the best!

  • Reply elementrosedesigns September 18, 2018 at 2:29 am

    Had to study for an interview test. Amazing recap!

  • Reply priyanka james September 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Hey Dan. I m from India I have viewed some of your videos. You're teachings in you tube is clear and understandable. I m a designer and starter of graphic designing planning to take up as a career as in India it is most paid field next to IT. I m awaiting for GD and updated software's that you must upload. You can find my suggestion and queries in comment sessions.

  • Reply priyanka james September 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    I m a fresher. Pls suggest some good laptops for Graphic design, configuration and at affordable prices for personal use.. Thanks in advance.

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  • Reply wells3773 September 26, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Fantastic. I've been using In Design for over 8 years now and I've just learnt so much more in the last 90 minutes. Excellent work. Thanks

  • Reply EVRIPIDIS METSIKAS October 5, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    very usefull with excelent


  • Reply Sophia Buchmüller October 21, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Thank you sooo much! Amazing!

  • Reply James Oldman October 23, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Two questions do you have any videos using mm as default as I don't understand inches.

    Am currently looking for a video on creating my own line styles. do you have one?

  • Reply Solve Everything October 25, 2018 at 9:45 am

    more indesign book tutorials please

  • Reply RAHUL SURYAVANSHI November 30, 2018 at 9:18 am

    Thanks a million sir it is very useful video i learnt lots of things by the help of this video once again thank-you so much..

  • Reply Kiran Chauhan December 9, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Hello sir I cannot seem to download the files is there any way of you sending me another link I don’t know why I don’t know whether I am going to the right link for them is there any way you can show me perhaps an alternative method for doing this. I appreciate your help and I would really like to do this course thanks for your time

  • Reply Tim Wright December 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    You are amazing. Thank you

  • Reply nTudor December 19, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you very much! +1 subscriber.

  • Reply Philip Travisano January 3, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    I noticed the same thing about Cyan hanging on. Maybe InDesign is like "Cyan's like the basis for life! Deleting cyan would be like ordering a pizza without crust!"

  • Reply Brent Milne January 11, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    Very good video with lots of good information. You definitely know this program better than I do. Thank you.

    Two points I’d like to make. 1. If you’re designing for print, setting the bleeds to 0.125” does you no good if you don’t also design to the bleeds. All your “print” samples design to the edge of the page when placing photos or drawing backgrounds. You should turn on bleed guides and use those as a reference instead of the page edges to promote proper design for printing. 2. Regarding mis-registration of process colors on “big” 4-color offset presses – it’s not because they vibrate, they don’t. There are several factors, including blanket packing, blanket condition, overall condition of the press, operator’s skill, the paper’s stability (stretch, flare, etc.) I totally agree with you regarding using straight black for smaller type.

    Print shop owner and pre-press operator for 24 years. InDesign user since version 1.0. Originally used PageMaker, and Quark.

  • Reply Chris Purser January 20, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I'm a new fan, and new to InDesign and I found your video really helpful. In so many ways! But there is one thing that maybe changed in 2019? I'm not sure because I've not seen it before and now that I know about it, it's not there. The Add Font from TypeKit button is not available to me. I only see a "find More" option that isn't very useful. I looked on Adobe for the answer and couldn't find it. Maybe if you know, tossing it into your description could help others, (and me 🙂 ) (btw yes I am a paid CC user and ID is fully updated…) Thanks!

  • Reply MOHAMMED Yusouf February 4, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    Are you teaching me the tools first If I join your class in udemy I'm tired watching videos

  • Reply Veronica Campos February 19, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    I love the way you are explaining everything, very easy to follow up and helpful tips. Thank you for it.

  • Reply Amanda Rodgers February 21, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    I have to thank you for this video. I'm in my third year in art school with a focus in graphic design and I've been extremely frustrated with my school's hands-off approach to teaching the Adobe Suite… thanks to your videos I'm opening new doors left and right. Thank you a thousand times over!!!

  • Reply Victor Deeb February 24, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Your great, FYI What Font has an extension and you can add it to Chrome and then scroll over any font on a webpage and it will identify the family. Cheers…

  • Reply MsToryoso March 1, 2019 at 2:31 am

    Hello there i want to learn how to do that and train with you DAn but for now i can do is to watch your video and study here at youtube 🙂
    i wish i can study with you .. have a nice day 🙂

  • Reply Z. E. U. S March 1, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Are you selling this exact course in Udemy?

  • Reply Ar055Pt1 M_150 March 4, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    You are the BEST of the BEST!!

  • Reply Rakilli Washington March 18, 2019 at 12:03 am

    My Adobe cloud doesn't have assets. It has apps, learn, files, fonts, stock and behance

  • Reply gotiks21 March 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    thanks <3 🙂

  • Reply Arthur Drew Castro April 13, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Anybody know how I can learn to use current version of Indesign? Skillshare & Linkdln Learn didn’t help me.

  • Reply Alexa Younger April 15, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I am getting a 404 error when I try and download the free exercise files.

  • Reply Najwa Haya April 19, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    hey ! can i please get the link to download indesign 2018 for free !

  • Reply Pradeepkumar Elamittath April 28, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    Hey Dan, This is really Useful..Thank You very much for these tips and tricks.

  • Reply Priscilla Knight May 7, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Is there ever a time when the baseline grid is used?

  • Reply Alexis Musial May 9, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Hi! I have a question about making the flowery thing. When I do it, it is rotating differently than yours. Yours is staying centered and mine goes to one side of the page. I tried to play around with it, but I couldn't figure it out. Any ideas?

  • Reply Manoj Belnekar May 11, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Dan, I would like to tell you that this has been very helpful course and you have been an awesome tutor during this course. It has really contributed significantly in improving my skill in Indesign! Thanks Dan! and keep on inspiring by publishing such wonderful tutorials!

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  • Reply Patricia Tone June 5, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    I am loving you!!! even tho I have 2 rewind several times being I'm a brand-newbie… u are teaching me a lot THANKS A MILLION!

  • Reply Patricia Tone June 7, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    @1:45:49 on page 3 I don't know how your color appeared outside the text box because mine was still on the text and not outside as a border …sigh

  • Reply Allan du Manoir de Juaye July 10, 2019 at 7:53 am

    I don't know how you can STAND this overblown, non-intuitive, shit program.

  • Reply Mumin Taha August 12, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you for your contribution and hard work. Thank you very much.

  • Reply Subrina Montgomery August 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you. Your tutorial was really helpful.

  • Reply Ogono Art Family August 27, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    For some reason when switching to the gradient tool. Then, clicking on the *house icon*. I can't change the color. My object is selected, I'm on CMYK mode and everything. The issue is on the "Complex Flower" 1:24:35. I hover over color and I don't get the eyedropper tool.
    Also, When I hover over "gradient stop color" I get a Stop SIgn-like symbol or black circle with a line cross inside.

  • Reply pinar canpolat August 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    The best Id course ever!!! I know what i know and i know what i don’t know now. Thanks to you. I love your teaching style, no gap. I am going to join your full course asap. Thank you so much Dan.

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