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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.
So you're itching to get started and I am too, but it's really going to help us if we take a moment just to set up a workspace that has all of the palettes, or panels as they're now called, that we need for the kind of work that we're going to be doing. So I'm going to start out with the Typography workspace, which is a good starting point, but there are some panels there that I'm frankly not going to be using and there are other panels that I need that I'm going to need to add to this workspace, then save the workspace and we've always got that to return to anytime.
So let's see, Gradient. We're not going to be using Gradient too much. So I'm just going to pull that one out and close it. If we need it, I can always go get it again from under the Window menu. Hyperlinks, don't need it. Paragraph, don't need it, and I don't need it because all the options on the Paragraph panel are available on the control panel up here. So I might as well save space by not having that one. And Character, don't need that one either for the same reason. All of the options that are on the Character panel are available on the control panel.
But in addition to these, there are some that we don't have that would be worth us getting. Info, nice to have that around, handy for word counts and also to check the resolution of images. So how about we drag Info onto the Stroke group. Let's see, what else? Object and Layout, nice to have the Align panel. I think we'll put that in that group right there. Don't need the Pathfinder and then Object Styles, which I'll group with Paragraph Styles and then I'll also put Character Styles in the same group. That looks good.
I'm now going to come up to the Window menu > Workspace > New Workspace. I'm going to give it my name. Click OK. So now at any time throughout the course of our working session. Things are going to get messed up as they inevitably do, but I can reset to that working space at any time.
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