InDesign - Day one

I embarked on a brand-new mission to master an app. It is InDesign from Adobe. Why is that? I'm a techie who enjoys movies, astronomy, and photography. From here, InDesign seems out of place! But occasionally, I enjoy creating cards, such as customized wish cards. Additionally, I had long wished to actually write my own work. However, various design aspects have always dragged me back. Like most of us, I'm discovering the hard way that it's best to have some background knowledge regarding your primary objective. At least for the time being. Additionally, it promotes confidence. Thus, whether it is for the web or printed, merely writing and adding some photographs doesn't really suffice. It must look presentable. Therefore, I now have something like a tool that will aid me in publishing. At the very least, I believe that mastering a new skill will eventually lead to this or other opportunities.


Nowadays, everything is accessible with a single click. in particular, these tutorials. However, planning what is needed and how you might obtain it is a major undertaking. The tool can accomplish far more than I may need, similar to InDesign. Therefore, it's important to understand your needs precisely. Do not worry; I do not either have a complete list. I merely have an idea of what I'd like to achieve with InDesign. Two years ago, I first learned about this product. I began studying it last year. But after a few days, I was overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information being thrown at me! And eventually, a choked-up version of myself departed this study. I started once more a year later. But this time, I'm conscious of my previous errors and the absolute minimum that I need to learn from this. It's crucial to choose the flow of any study before you begin.


This is what I intend to study over the next four to five weeks.


Create a page with text and pictures.

Design booklets with 4–8 pages.

Create a book.



It seems familiar, yes? The next question is, "How will I get there?" If you've ever opened InDesign and inserted a photo, you are aware of how challenging it is to use. It is challenging to just tilt the image to one side. If you try to square the photo, the points crop the image. But at least now I am aware of what I desire. I then chose to enroll in one of the skillshare courses. The training is really useful and worth your time. Next, I opted for the Adobe-helpx tutorials and a few other YouTube videos time and again.


My first day of the second phase was yesterday. It begins by explaining how to launch the program and save a file. Keep in mind that you can save InDesign files as PDF, EPUB, etc. However, whenever you are working on a project, save it in .indd format. It is an InDesign editable version. I started with a simple page and photo insert. So I took the print layout, 8 inch by 11 inch file. Save it using File>Save As> (select location)> (give a distinct name, like "myfirstpractive_", etc).


bye, see you soon with the next learnings in InDesign.


Day one Tip : Whenever you are using InDesign document for printing, try to make the number of pages divisible by 4. It will save you and the print company a few bucks. (thanks Lindsay, Skillshare)


Skillsare

Course: Learn InDesign by Creating a Beautiful Flip Book

By : Lindsay Marsh

Adobe Helpx (Beginner):

https://helpx.adobe.com/in/indesign/tutorials.html


Believe me, getting what you want is the hardest part.

Knowing this will help you find the way there.

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