Building a great magazine layout can be a time-consuming and difficult process, and can involve working with a number of applications and perhaps a group of designers to achieve a satisfactory result. In Designing a Magazine Layout, graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor Nigel French teaches effective design and production techniques using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge to create dynamic magazine layouts. He establishes an efficient workflow using multiple programs, examines the aesthetics of integrating text with images, and teaches best practices for outputting the final document. Exercise files accompany the course.
Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
Designing with bleeds and crossovers
Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles