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Creating layers

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Video: Creating layers

As I mentioned before and as I doubtless will mention again, the success of this project is all about how much time we invest in the setup and that time is really going to pay off and one of the things that we need to do in terms of setup is create some layers. So before we even have any content, I'm going to come to the Layers panel, double-click on Layer 1 and then rename that to text. And then I'll create a layer for pictures, another one for page furniture and that's going to hold the footers, the rules, any repeating elements that basically get kept from one month to the next and stay in the same position.

Creating layers

As I mentioned before and as I doubtless will mention again, the success of this project is all about how much time we invest in the setup and that time is really going to pay off and one of the things that we need to do in terms of setup is create some layers. So before we even have any content, I'm going to come to the Layers panel, double-click on Layer 1 and then rename that to text. And then I'll create a layer for pictures, another one for page furniture and that's going to hold the footers, the rules, any repeating elements that basically get kept from one month to the next and stay in the same position.

As I have mentioned in an earlier movie, although this is a 3-column layout, we are going to have some pages where we want to use four columns. So I'm going to put the guides for a 4-column grid on that separate layer and now I want to change the order of these layers: text, pictures, page furniture, 4 column.

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Designing a Newsletter

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Nigel French
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  1. 6m 54s
    1. Welcome
      1m 8s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 28s
    3. Overview
      4m 18s
  2. 22m 2s
    1. Saving a custom workspace
      2m 8s
    2. Deconstructing the document
      3m 3s
    3. Using a template
      1m 38s
    4. Setting up the workspace
      4m 58s
    5. Setting up the document
      1m 49s
    6. Creating layers
      1m 7s
    7. Creating the baseline grid
      3m 5s
    8. Creating text and picture frames
      4m 14s
  3. 23m 45s
    1. Choosing images
      2m 17s
    2. Placing images
      3m 24s
    3. Fitting images with object styles
      2m 26s
    4. Cropping images
      3m 9s
    5. Creating cutouts
      4m 26s
    6. Creating partial cutouts
      2m 24s
    7. Fixing a problem image
      5m 39s
  4. 39m 45s
    1. Placing text
      6m 30s
    2. Cleaning up text
      2m 49s
    3. Designing body text
      8m 46s
    4. Designing headlines: 36, 24, 16, 12
      11m 20s
    5. Loading styles
      1m 54s
    6. Applying styles
      4m 35s
    7. Working with text wraps
      3m 51s
  5. 1h 22m
    1. Designing the nameplate
      11m 49s
    2. Designing footers
      6m 0s
    3. Choosing and creating colors
      4m 49s
    4. Designing color panels
      8m 16s
    5. Creating drop caps
      4m 19s
    6. Creating department heads
      9m 8s
    7. Designing a review section
      7m 12s
    8. Designing a calendar
      4m 39s
    9. Finessing text
      5m 33s
    10. Designing the masthead
      5m 8s
    11. Designing the feature spread
      3m 10s
    12. Creating pull quotes, captions, and photo credits
      7m 24s
    13. Designing a mailing area
      2m 32s
    14. Designing a table of contents
      2m 15s
  6. 27m 20s
    1. Using live preflight
      6m 8s
    2. Proofing and imposing pages
      4m 33s
    3. Making a print-ready PDF
      4m 15s
    4. Making a screen PDF
      1m 49s
    5. Packaging
      3m 17s
    6. Saving snippets
      3m 48s
    7. Saving as a template
      3m 30s
  7. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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