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Placing images

From: Designing a Newsletter

Video: Placing images

Here's where we left off with the InDesign file. This is wireframe of our newsletter. The blue frames will contain text content, the red frames, picture content, and the green frames will contain any elements that will repeat from one month to the next. These colors are determined by the colors that we have chosen for our layers. These are just our selection colors so that we can clearly tell what content is what. Now if I just zoom out on the whole of our eight-page document here by pressing Command+Minus or Ctrl+Minus, then we can see that we have all of these frames drawn.

Placing images

Here's where we left off with the InDesign file. This is wireframe of our newsletter. The blue frames will contain text content, the red frames, picture content, and the green frames will contain any elements that will repeat from one month to the next. These colors are determined by the colors that we have chosen for our layers. These are just our selection colors so that we can clearly tell what content is what. Now if I just zoom out on the whole of our eight-page document here by pressing Command+Minus or Ctrl+Minus, then we can see that we have all of these frames drawn.

There will still be some frames that we need to draw on the fly as it were, things that pop up that we couldn't have anticipated but we essentially have our whole publication mapped out. What I'd like to do next is place pictures into the picture frames. Now to make sure that I don't, by mistake, drag pictures into a text frame or a page furniture frame and I'm going to lock both of those layers and I need to make sure that I have my pictures layer targeted. I'll now go back to Fit in Window view for my first page, Command+Option +0 or Ctrl+Alt+0 and I'm now going to switch to Bridge which I can do by choosing File > Browse in Bridge and what we see is the contents of the Desktop.

The exercise_files folder, I'm going to double click on that to open it and then the newsletter_final folder and in there, the Links folder. We see the two images that I had rejected earlier on, I can choose to not show those by just putting a checkmark next to the No Rating status and I want to switch my Bridge from Full Mode to Compact Mode. So from the View menu, I'll choose Compact Mode and that will leave me with just my Content pane and hide all the other panes.

I am now going to drag that over to the right there, perhaps so I'll make it a big taller and skinnier. Click back on my InDesign window. So it's now just a matter of dragging the relevant content into the relevant frame. Here is the picture for our lead story. Drag that into the red frame. Why did you do this? You will find the picture is not going to fit the frame. Nothing to worry about that, it's something that we'll address in the next step. This one goes up there, and that one goes there, and then we have that one goes there, and I'm now ready to click back on InDesign and advance to the next spread. I could have set up the fitting beforehand but rather than do that, I'm going to do that in a separate step after this, just so you see how useful it can be. And here is that editor. Here is the subject of the main article.

So it's just a question now of moving through all of the eight pages and dragging in the relevant picture into the relevant frame. You can refer to the finished version of the document before this. We also have a separate folder for the review section, for the restaurant reviews. So I'm going to go ahead and do this. We'll pick it up in the next movie with newsletter05.

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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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