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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.
To make a partial cutout where just a portion of the image is cutout from its background is a little bit more tricky. I'll just switch back to the finished version and show you our objective here. We want a cutout just the top of this subject's head and have that stick up above the image frame. So as we did in the previous example, I want to take advantage of the fact that this image is linked and hold down my Option key or my Alt key and then double click on it and then it will open up in Photoshop and again, we see one of those embedded profile mismatches.
Whenever you see these, use this option, Embedded Profile. Now what I want to do and I have it already set up, I just drew a very small path around the top of the head like so. So the path is already created. You don't need to see me create that again, since that was what I did in the previous movie, but now we're going to take advantage of that. So I'm going to switch back to InDesign and there are numerous ways we can do this but I think this is the best way, because it gets you a certain amount of flexibility. What I'm going to do now is I'm going to copy this image and then I'm going to paste it in place.
So, I actually have two versions of this image, one on top of the other, and with the one that is on top, the one that is currently selected, I'm going to come to the Object menu and choose Clipping Path > Options. Photoshop Path, Path 1. We see there the Clipping Path. Click OK. We're not seeing that portion of the image because we need to now adjust the size of the picture frame of the picture that is in front. So I'll select that and then just draw that up enough so that we can see the top of the head. So we've got two versions of the image. One is just the top of the head. One is the complete and un-clipped image. We need to make sure that one gets pasted exactly on top of the other and there is our result.
There were two more images in the newsletter that need the same partial cutout treatment. One is the dog in the Table of Contents and the second is in our center spread right here where we want the top of the head peeking up over the top of the picture frame. I'm going to go ahead and do these. I'll see you in the next movie, newsletter09.
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