Fun With Adobe InDesign

Learning a new Adobe tool in my classes! Adobe InDesign, I can see how this can be very beneficial in my future. It might even become the new tool I use to create my children’s books, we’ll just have to see! In class we are going to use it to work on brochures and discuss proper design and layout techniques. Although I know there is much more to it. My next class today is one that I am also very excited for because we are going to work on creating websites. I have a couple of classes this semester on technical writing, and I’ll admit, although it doesn’t sound like what you first think of when you think of writing the more I am hearing about it the more interested I become. I think this is going to be a very interesting semester and likely a very interesting career choice for me!

Anyway, this is supposed to be about Adobe InDesign. [Side Note: can’t wait to get my new laptop – it should arrive in a week or so because I will then have the opportunity to play with these fancy Adobe tools in the comfort of my own home, rather than just in the classroom.] Today we learned to make text boxes, manipulate the sizes, manipulate text within the text boxes, create guidelines on the page, and many other little avenues of working with text within InDesign. We were so involved that our time even ran over a tiny bit! My big question is, and I plan to test this out when I get my laptop, can I import images I create in Adobe Illustrator in InDesign? For example, if I am making a children’s book, can I create the layout of the book in InDesign and then import my illustration? Oh boy, the possibilities if that works! It might make my children book creating that much simplier considering I now create the entire thing in Adobe Illustrator. I will have to do some comparisons!

For now though, it’s time to get back to studying! Enjoy your day!



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