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Are you thinking about pursuing a career in graphic design? Doyou enjoy creatively constructing documents on the computer, butare frustrated by the lack of options on the program you’recurrently using?

Lucky for you, Adobe stepped up to the plate and created aprogram that effectively meets a wide variety of graphic designneeds. This comprehensive desktop publishing program goes by apractical name that’s easy to remember and is widely recognized inthe design industry: InDesign.

InDesign is Adobe’s innovative program that allows you to designand develop your own publications using a variety of tools such astext wrapping, precise image manipulation and placement, and colorhandling. This program is a newer version of the original PageMaker- it builds upon the quality already present in that great Adobeprogram to offer you the most accessible desktop publishing programavailable.

Why InDesign blows other programs out of the water

For those of you who are stubbornly hanging on to the past, itis time to see the light. Microsoft Word is a great word processingprogram, but when it comes to graphic design, you need a programthat has exceptional design capabilities.

To help make this argument clearer, here are a few of thefeatures Adobe InDesign offers to expedite and improve the designprocess:

* A large, non-printing workspace where you can place elementsof your design that you are not yet ready to use

* An extensive toolbox that allows you to easily perform taskssuch as: selecting text, rotating and cropping objects, drawingconstrained lines and shapes, inserting placeholders for images,zooming, navigating and much more

* Five palettes – colors, styles, master pages, layers andhyperlinks – that each have multiple tools and can be mergedtogether to create and control different aspects of your design

* Palettes used to develop and manipulate stroke, color,gradient, transparency, paragraph styles, characters, swatches,pages, layers, navigation and much more

As you can see, InDesign is equipped with many tools andcapabilities that other programs just do not have. Even whencompared with other design-specific programs, Adobe InDesign stillcomes out on top. This unique program offers a sophisticatedenvironment for graphicdesign and publishing.

If you are considering a graphic design career, or if you arealready in the field and need a program that will meet all yourneeds, it is time to embrace InDesign. There are countlesstutorials available on the Internet, making it quick and easy tolearn this beneficial program. Give yourself the competitive edgeyou need to succeed in graphicdesign careers – start doing some research and learn how to useInDesign today.

Information in this article was provided by IADT – Orlando.Contact IADT – Orlando today if you’re interested in developingmarketable knowledge and career-relevant skills with anindustry-current graphic designdegree program. (IADT – Orlando does not guarantee employmentor salary.)

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