Adobe InDesign Fundamentals with David Blatner

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Whether you’re taking your first steps with Adobe InDesign, or you’re already up to speed, David Blatner can help! In this fast-paced, fun conversation, David will provide InDesign tips and techniques to help you design and create anything. Tips include how to improve your typography, best practices for images, first steps with scripts, and more. From brochures to business cards to books, join in on Adobe Live to get your questions answered!

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Guest David Blatner is the President of CreativePro Network, based in Seattle, WA.

Host Isabelle Poirier is a Brand Creator at IP Design in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:

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00:00 Start
01:21 Introduction to David Blatner
05:36 Preview of the .pdf handout
09:25 InDesign workspace features
12:24 Customizing the workspace and save the new workspace
16:25 Changing measurement types
19:39 Using fields for math and movement
26:58 Customizing keyboard shortcuts – using glyphs
31:20 Blatner’s rule – take time now to save time later
33:00 Preference everyone should change – black preview, paragraph letting, etc.
38:22 Color swatches across all documents
44:32 Mapping styles, dos and don’ts – eliminating overrides
1:00:32 Discussing in person experiences and conferences
1:04:03 Intertwine for InDesign
1:10:30 Gridify – creating a grid of images
1:14:22 Using scripts in InDesign
1:17:32 Changing Panel Options for Links Info
1:21:03 Wrap up

Duration: 01:23:55