A&P Fastest way to learn InDesign

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  1. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    So something has come up that can prove to be very beneficial to me. But part of the everyday work is to know InDesign. I need to get a handle on the program very quickly, like a few days. I am experienced in Photoshop and I know many keyboard shortcuts and terminology and layouts are carried over throughout the creative suite

    I have been thinking that the Lynda tutorials might be my best bet, but wondering if anyone here has alternate ideas on a crash course?
     
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    SkiMax OT Supporter

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    Learn illustrator instead...
     
  3. Keegan

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    In for answer too...
    Gotta know it for our paper this year.
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    If you know photoshop then ID will be a snap to learn. The biggest differences is the formatting, color and export settings.

    http://www.layersmagazine.com/category/tutorials/indesign is a good link. You can also search around on Smashing Magazine's site to see if they have any tutorial links. Of all Adobe programs InDesign is the easiest to learn IMO.
     
  5. dmora

    dmora Guest

    two entirely different programs. :uh:
     
  6. wizeguy4

    wizeguy4 New Member

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    Illustrator is somethign I am going to eventually learn. but need InDesign first

    Here is some backstory - the company I am working for just posted a postion for someone who can perepare literatur for new product launches and other documentation. I questions what "creative software" they require knowledge in since they did not specify. They said i would be using Photoshop and InDesign daily and would need to be able to retouch photos. I am very confident in my photoshop skills but dont know Indesign. Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, and Dreamweaver are also peice of software I will need to learn at somepoint but those are used rarely. I have alot against me - I have no degree in graphic design, or marketing being the 2 major ones. But I have alot going for me. Going to photoshoots and retouching are major aspects - I can handle that. I have been here for 8 years working directly with our products so I understand how the company operates and we are in a hiring freeze which means they can only select from in house candidates to fill the role. I would sell a kidney if it increased my odds.

    Isaac - I am going to check that link tonight. Maybe if I have questions, I will PM mojito since I know he uses it for all his albums
     
  7. dmora

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    Its a desktop publishing application.

    MS Mord on Steroids... but with out all the bugs and reliability problems.
     
  8. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    If you need help or have specific questions feel free to PM me. I'd be more than happy to help guide you.

    Like stated earlier - completely different program
     
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    lynda FTW

    that or someone you know personally to show you
     
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    I'd buy the kevin swan video. actually I take that back, I did buy it :o

    doesn't get any easier
     
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    Deepsix OT Supporter

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    PMs are gay, just post in here so everyone can benefit
     
  12. Bob Loblaw

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    i paid 10k for a course to learn indesign, illustrator and photoshop :o
     
  13. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    :rofl:
     
  14. Bob Loblaw

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    well, it wasn't just that
    it was a design course :o
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Must've been a damn good school. Really, though, with the amount of money I have spent at school I have probably paid close to that, too. However, our school does not really teach the software; they figure if you're serious you'll take the time to learn it on your own time. I've just spent the last few years working at newspapers, magazines, ad/design companies and learning via the the internet on sites like youtube and lynda.
     
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    I am also borrowing a book called visual quickstart guide for indesign cs3 that a coworker here has. it is very easy to understand and I recommend it
     
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    i've been paid to do voice tutorials for photoshop over ventrilo ;o
     
  18. dmora

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    :bowdown: Great idea.
     

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