Is it possible to learn `Adobe-Indesign CC` quickly?


I am writing a book. I want to do all stages myself. So, I bought Adobe-Indesign CC 2014 to design the layout of the pages. I've watched some video online to desgin my layout. I tried to redesign another book's design. you can see a photo of that book here. So my questions are:
Is it possible to learn Adobe-Indesign CC quickly, considering the fact that I have not enough background in graphic desgin? What is a good reference to learn Adobe-Indesign CC?
Is there anyone interested to help me about this project?
Thanks in Advance.

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12/24/2014 7:05:00 AM

Basically, what you're asking is:

Is it possible to quickly learn this job you guys've been doing your entire working life?

Short, but blunt: just knowlegde of a certain piece of software is not going to be enough to be able to lay-out and create a book.

Yes, Adobe InDesign is can be learned rather quickly if you are a bit savvy with graphic software. I teach a six-hour course in which students get the gist of the program and are able to lay-out and produce a poster or folder. That is just technical knowledge, though.

What can not be taught or learned quickly is how to create a good poster or folder. Or book, for that matter. Lay-out, typography, handling illustrations, composition, colour use, exporting, printing : all are subjects that take experience to do well. A lot of experience.

Your might be a tad bit ambitious when you say 'I want to do all stages myself'. You're probably not going to be handling the presses that print it, nor drive the trucks that deliver it.

In the same vein, you'd better leave the design to someone who is qualified to do that as a job: a designer.

12/24/2014 11:39:00 AM

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