Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production
By Pariah S. Burke
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: November 2010
Pages: 750

Master the Power of InDesign to Get Professional Print and Prepress Results

If you're a busy designer racing daily deadlines, the last thing you need is fluff. Mastering InDesign CS5 for Print Design and Production vaults you straight into the practical, everyday techniques you need to get professional results, today. Each chapter gets right to the point and covers what professionals need to master to work more efficiently: text, drawing, documents, preflight, collaboration, and much more. Written by the former InDesign technical lead for Adobe and packed with his invaluable advice, this book shows you how to make InDesign's tools work the way you work—saving time, improving results, and freeing you to focus on the creative.

Coverage includes:

  • The new features of InDesign CS5 and how and why you should use them

  • Setting up press-ready pages and spreads with bleed, slug, and live areas

  • Placing and fitting images rapidly and accurately

  • Using layers, guides, grids, templates, and libraries to speed the design process

  • Improving productivity through reusable settings and assets

  • Working with InCopy to incorporate collaboration

  • Customizing InDesign's tools to meet the demands of daily deadlines

  • Exploring all that InDesign can do with text, characters, and documents

  • Revolutionizing your workflow by using pages and stories effectively

  • Mastering essential calibration and color management steps, even for grayscale jobs

  • Printing well and accurately with the right preflighting procedures

  • Getting more efficient and more creative using smart workflows

Optimize InDesign CS5 to Meet Your Print and Prepress Needs

Find Sophisticated Solutions to Everyday Design Challenges

Export Files to PDF, ePUB, IDML, XML, Flash®, HTML/XHTML, and JPEG

Review Your Knowledge with "Master It" Questions

Reinforce Skills with Real-World Examplesand Case Studies

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