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Creating a successful newsletter means spending less time on repetitive tasks and more time creating the design. In Designing a Newsletter, graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor Nigel French teaches effective design and production techniques. He uses Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge to create an eight-page newsletter that's eye-catching and impactful. Nigel establishes an efficient workflow using multiple programs, examines the aesthetics of integrating text with images, and teaches best practices for outputting a final document. Exercise files accompany the course.
Here I'm in Bridge and I'm going to use Bridge to show you how we can choose our images and manage our images. So we're looking at the Links folder, which is inside the newsletter_final folder, which is inside the exercise_ files folder. Bridge is a fantastic tool for evaluating your images and we have this slider down here where we can increase or decrease the size of our thumbnails and then we're going to see a larger preview over here in the Preview pane. We can also add metadata to our images, add keywords to our images and we can evaluate the metadata that is applied to the images at the time of capture and that is going to tell us some very useful pieces of information like the image dimensions, the file type.
We can also, if we want a larger preview of the image, we can select an image and then come and just click on that portion of the image and then drag, this is what's called the Loop tool, over that portion of the image to see that portion at 100% view. I can also choose from these different workspaces. Filmstrip view is the most useful for evaluating the quality of an image in this way. But I'm going to switch back to Essentials now because there are a couple of images here from potential images that we want to reject. So this one here where our subject is not smiling, clearly not as interesting as this one where he's got a nice big grin. So here, we're going to reject this one. So I'm going to do that by coming to the Label menu and choosing Reject or I could use the keyboard shortcut, which is Alt+Delete or Option+Delete.
Down here we have two choices, this one or this one and I'm going to reject this second one because one of our subjects has this tool in front of her face. Option+Delete or Alt+delete and we can see these clearly stamped with Reject. If I wanted to filter out these from my view, I could then come to the Filter pane over here and just put a checkmark next to No Rating. That's just going to leave me with all of those that I haven't yet rated, effectively not showing me those that I have rejected.
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