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Join author Nigel French in Designing a Book Cover as he walks through several approaches to creating professional, engaging book covers using Adobe Creative Suite applications. This course covers document setup, composition and layout, illustration, typography essentials, and printing. Exercise files accompany the course.
Exercise Files for this course are available to premium subscribers of lynda.com or those who purchase the DVD. Simply download the Exercise Files to your computer and place them on the desktop for ease of access. The Exercise Files are organized by chapter number. Whenever an Exercise File is available for a video, you'll see a yellow overlay at the bottom of the screen that indicates the location and name of the Exercise File. If you don't have the fonts that I've been using, you can substitute appropriate alternatives.
When you see this warning dialog box, you can click on the Find Font button. And here you will see a list of missing fonts indicated with a yellow warning triangle. Click on the missing font and then choose an appropriate alternative. I recommend that for Gotham you substitute Myriad Pro, Regular, Change All. If you see this warning dialog box, you can click don't show again and click OK. If there is a next missing font, choose an appropriate substitute. For Gotham Bold, choose Myriad Pro, Bold.
And then click Done when you have no more missing fonts. Let me also mention that I'm using the Advanced workspace, which is a predefined workspace in InDesign CS5. If you want your workspace to look the same as mine, then also choose Advanced. If you choose Advanced and it looks slightly different, then choose Reset Advanced. Working with the Exercise Files can add great value to the training. However, if you don't have access to the Exercise Files, you can still follow along using files of your own.
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