Series: Classroom in a Book
Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Adobe Press; 1 edition (September 5, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Great book for learning the basics of Adobe InDesign If you buy the book new on , it will have a code in the back that you can use to download the lesson files from Peachpit.com when you create an account. You need these files to complete each chapter. The code can only be used by one account, so if you buy this book used, your code has probably been used and you won't be able to download the lesson files. The book is pretty useless without those files, so they really make you buy the book new. I looked at several sites, and had the best price. So I bought it new and downloaded the lesson files on Peachpit.com. Then I learned that you can also access a digital version of the book from Peachpit.com (included in the purchase of the softcover book), which has videos that walk you through each chapter. This makes it so much easier to work through each chapter. The videos are great.
I needed a refresher course on In Design to continue a graphic design certificate program that I'm starting again. This book worked perfectly for me. Using the content provided with the code on the back of the book, I worked through all the features of In Design in a couple of weeks. It was just like taking a course at the community college. Many classes even use these books as the textbook. Just a lot more inexpensive! You have to have some self-discipline and the time to really complete all the exercises to get the most out of the book. The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because I think it's a little greedy and wasteful to make the code for the digital content of the book only accessible once. Books should be used and passed on, including any digital content. Because without the digital content it would almost be useless.
This book is really helpful for me in learning more about InDesign and how it works. You can do the lessons in the book by downloading it from peachpit.com with the code in the back of the book. Do not by used because of the code being used by another person.
Useful book. Only issue is they advertise it as having sixteen lessons, you even get sixteen sets of project files but there's only fifteen in the book.
it is a reference book, not a very detailed learning book if you are serious about mastering inDesign.
Very helpful and I love that it's project based learning.
Could not ask for a better learning aid. The book is easy to follow, and they show you everything you need and they give you bonus activities and updates online,
Depends heavily on sample files that are hard to get, and doesn't provide the general instructional/use information I wanted.
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