In the actual world, page layout projects don’t come with directions and the “recipe book” approach of most software books does little to prepare designers for the demands of a highly competitive industry. Exploring InDesign CS2 takes a different approach. With an emphasis on typography and critical thinking, the book transforms the novice into a professional typesetter- one who is grounded in industry-standard design principles. Along with gaining professional proficiency at the same time as the usage of the new features of Adobe InDesign CS2, users learn how to begin a project at the same time as visualizing the end design, to identify the project pitfalls and challenges, and to independently strategize the most productive production sequence. Chapters and projects are carefully ordered to move readers from basic operations to creating complex documents the usage of more than one master pages and paragraph and character styles, with every chapter building upon the skills presented within the previous chapter. As in industry, the emphasis all the way through is on productivity, including preplanning and utilizing keyboard shortcuts.
Exploring InDesign CS2 (Design Exploration)