Walsworth Breakfast Session: Make the Prepress Process Smoother

This session is sponsored by Walsworth.

InDesign has powerful built-in preflight capabilities which helps you achieve better results, greater time savings, and lower production costs. The Preflight Panel alerts you to potential production problems in real time—directly within your layout. We will also cover PDF Export settings including whether to convert RGB to CMYK.

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Masters of the Craft

What better way to end CreativePro Week than to sit back and enjoy this review of inspirational artistry and design, brought to you by one of our European experts who has seen it all. But don’t worry: He’ll be including some last-minute “how-to” tips and tricks to help you get the most out of all your creative apps.

You’ll see:

  • Inspiring examples of how well-known artists create their amazing work
  • How these artists use creative desktop and mobile apps in their workflow—and how you can too!
  • How experimentation fosters creativity
  • Lots of tips and tricks!

Win From Within: Building Effective Mood Boards in InDesign

Creative teams are called on to transform abstract thoughts into actionable ideas. Our humble friend the mood board can express complex ideas, earn client buy-in, and build momentum within the design team. And here’s the best part: You can build them quickly and easily with your existing tools, especially InDesign. Veteran art director and educator, Prescott Perez-Fox shares his tried-and-true techniques for next-level mood boards.

You’ll learn:

  • Strategies for conducting visual research
  • Methods for image selection and cropping
  • Structure and formats for effective mood boards
  • Underrated InDesign tools to make it happen fast!

I Have a CC Library for That!

Creative Cloud Libraries can be game changing—if you know how to use them! Quick, readily available in any Creative Cloud app, and incredibly powerful, CC Libraries will change the way you work. Join Bart Van de Wiele to learn the ins and outs of using libraries and you’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without them.

Topics include:

  • How to properly build and organize your libraries with individual assets and files
  • How to link, embed or even deep link content within Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other apps
  • Tips and best practices to get the most out of libraries
  • Curating and sharing libraries privately and publicly
  • An introduction to Team Libraries

InDesign Long Document and Book Techniques

Building long documents in InDesign can be a quite a chore if you don’t use the right tools. Learn best practices for working with long documents, as well as some tips that can save your bacon when trouble arises. In this session you’ll see a real-life example of how to go about building a long document from start to finish.

Topics include:

  • How to break long documents apart so multiple users can work on the same project at the same time
  • How to use the Book panel to make edits quickly and consistently
  • Tricks for avoiding common problems
  • Building a table of contents
  • Tips for importing Word content into InDesign
  • Using Text Variables to increase efficiency and decrease errors

Using Adobe CC with PowerPoint and Google Slides

Designers who use PowerPoint or Google Slides and Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps shouldn’t miss this in-depth tip-fest for getting all these tools to work together.

You’ll learn:

  • Yes, you can have editable vectors from Illustrator!
  • Photoshop Layers for PowerPoint animated builds
  • Understanding workflow with Image Modes and more
  • Iterating with Graphic Styles for PowerPoint Templates and Systems
  • PowerPoint Add-ins from Adobe
  • Some of Mark’s favorite tricks!

Editorial Team Workflows with InDesign

Working remotely has forced many publishing teams to develop new methods of online collaboration. Whether your colleagues are across the hall or across the world, they can make use of the solutions presented in this session to streamline page production and proofing. You’ll be so encouraged and energized by what you learn that you’ll be fixing your own workflows as soon as you get back to your projects!

Join Anne-Marie as she shares tried-and-true options for teams of any size, including:

  • Setting up a cloud service (Dropbox, Google Drive, SharePoint, etc.) to act as a local file server
  • Tracking versions and rolling back
  • Placing and updating smart-linked Word and Google Docs
  • InCopy collaboration for accurate copyfitting

One Tool to Rule Them All: Adobe Bridge

Most people think Adobe Bridge is just for photographers. Not so! If you use InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, you owe it to yourself to learn how this digital asset manager can make your life so much easier.

Adobe Bridge is just waiting for its chance to save you time by cutting through the clutter of files and applications. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Bridge to streamline graphics production workflows.

This session includes:

  • Using Bridge to inspect InDesign documents
  • How anyone can use Bridge for free
  • Using Bridge shortcuts to process many files rapidly
  • Speeding up the process of gathering project files
  • Why metadata is the key to smooth workflows
  • Batch processing the easy way

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InDesign for Marketing Design

Why reinvent the wheel? You already know InDesign, the world’s best page-layout tool, so why not expand your definition of “page” to include a social media image! Explore how you can build artwork, automatically resize layouts, maintain brand identity, and export for the web and social media—right at home in InDesign.

Don’t miss your chance to learn how to:

  • Import a spreadsheet file – with text and images – to InDesign and create multiple digital ads for a marketing campaign that can be exported as merged document
  • Leverage carousels: Set up your InDesign document to create social media carousels for Instagram and LinkedIn – exporting two different ways
  • Create a social media campaign in one, yes one, InDesign document! Multiple pages sized for each social platform in the campaign. Also learn best practices for exporting

Saving Time in InDesign with Anchored Objects

Get ready to have your mind blown with both practical and imaginative ways to save time with anchored objects in InDesign. This session is a must for anyone creating catalogs, manuals, or any document with threaded text and related, location-specific graphics.

Laurie will share real world struggles and anchored object solutions, such as how to:

  • Hang a photo or icon next to a topic in a manual
  • Anchor an icon or graphic inside a table cell
  • Anchor a photo in a story and control the text wrap
  • Anchor a quote or comment box into a story
  • Create an object style that will allow you to anchor graphics precisely with one click

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