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Introduction to GREP for InDesign

GREP is one of the most powerful features in Adobe InDesign, and yet very few users know how to take advantage of it. After taking this short introductory course, you will immediately be able to start using GREP to find patterns of text and modify it, or automatically format that text using GREP Styles.  Join internationally renowned expert Erica Gamet as she takes you through eight introductory and practical lessons. This course is available now for the introductory price of $59.


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Books

The Type Project Book

By Nigel French and Hugh D’Andrade
Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking to brush up your portfolio, or a novice with a laptop full of design software you haven’t yet mastered, this book has you covered. In dozens of projects, the authors guide you through the nitty-gritty details of book design, magazine layout, poster production, and all manner of print projects, from start to finish. The Type Project Book is loaded with tips and insider knowledge that will help you hone your design skills, deepen your type knowledge, and nerd out on the history of graphic design.


Real World InDesign CC

By Olav Martin Kvern, David Blatner, and Bob Bringhurst
You’ll find everything you need here to successfully master InDesign’s advanced page-layout tools; manage color; build XML templates; and run your own custom InDesign scripts. You’ll also find complete coverage of all of InDesign’s new features. This is The Book on InDesign. If you are still using CS6, check out Real World InDesign CS6.


InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign (4th Edition)

by Nigel French
InDesign Type shows not just how to use InDesign’s extensive type features, but why certain approaches are preferable to others, and how to avoid common mistakes. Whether you’re creating a single-page flyer or a thousand-page catalog, whether your documents will be printed or viewed on screen, InDesign Type is an invaluable resource for getting the most out of InDesign’s typographic toolset.


Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features

by Steve Laskevitch
First, with a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from the curriculum of award-winning and Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Laskevitch, you will learn the procedures needed to use InDesign professionally. Then you’ll use the Compendium to uncover more of the “how” and “why” of InDesign and publishing tech in general.


How Do I Do That In InDesign?

by Dave Clayton
This isn’t a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you’re never “stuck” in InDesign again. This will be your “go to” book that sits within reach any time you’re working in InDesign, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.


Book Design Made Simple (2nd Edition)

by Fiona Raven and Glenna Collett
Book Design Made Simple is the first guide to explain it all, from installing InDesign right through to sending the files to press. It’s like a semester of book design and a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking book.


Videos

LinkedIn Learning Courses by CreativePro Authors

Top courses on InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator by authors like David Blatner, Anne-Marie Concepcion, Mike Rankin, Nigel French, Keith Gilbert, Chad Chelius, Bart van de Wiele, Tony Harmer, and others.

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