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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines
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Creating a gatefold layout


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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines

with James Wamser

Video: Creating a gatefold layout

In this movie, we're going to go ahead and take a look at how you can add a single gate to a catalog or magazine. A gatefold allows us to add additional content to a fold-out piece. We notice we have a two-page spread here. I'm going to go ahead and open up my Pages panel. And when I scroll down, I can see right below my two-page spread I have a three-page spread. So let's take a look at that. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and close my Pages panel, so we can look at this gatefold, or third spread over here. Now one thing that's unique to a gatefold is it has to be smaller than the other pages in the catalog.
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  1. 3m 19s
    1. Welcome
      54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      31s
    3. Asking the right questions before starting your document
      1m 54s
  2. 21m 59s
    1. Building documents correctly
      3m 9s
    2. Understanding facing pages vs. non-facing pages
      2m 8s
    3. Creating a four-page spread with a left-hand page 1
      1m 48s
    4. Creating a gatefold layout
      2m 7s
    5. Creating a letterfold layout
      2m 27s
    6. Creating a book cover layout for a perfect bound book
      3m 11s
    7. Creating a calendar layout
      3m 13s
    8. Creating a drill edge
      3m 56s
  3. 11m 16s
    1. Understanding the preflight settings
      4m 55s
    2. Creating profiles
      2m 26s
    3. Loading and embedding profiles
      1m 18s
    4. Looking at the results
      2m 37s
  4. 10m 13s
    1. Understanding process colors, spot colors, and the Ink Manager
      1m 57s
    2. Using overprint vs. knockout
      1m 46s
    3. Using rich black (percentages of CMYK)
      1m 44s
    4. Checking for unnamed colors
      2m 4s
    5. Using mixed inks and registration
      2m 42s
  5. 4m 25s
    1. Using layers
      2m 25s
    2. Understanding Conditional Text and GREP
      2m 0s
  6. 6m 6s
    1. Understanding document fonts
      1m 33s
    2. Avoiding common font problems
      2m 57s
    3. Choosing the best font formats
      1m 36s
  7. 9m 0s
    1. Looking at the Links panel
      1m 32s
    2. Customizing the Links panel
      1m 56s
    3. Understanding resolution and scaling
      2m 4s
    4. Understanding actual resolution vs. effective resolution
      1m 53s
    5. Choosing file formats
      1m 35s
  8. 6m 47s
    1. Understanding RGB and CMYK
      2m 13s
    2. Using ICC profiles
      2m 13s
    3. Converting from RGB to CMYK during PDF export
      2m 21s
  9. 7m 44s
    1. Understanding accurate soft proofing in Acrobat
      2m 32s
    2. Using the Separations Preview panel
      3m 16s
    3. Using the Flattener Preview panel
      1m 56s
  10. 11m 43s
    1. Packaging your files
      2m 0s
    2. Using Adobe PDF presets
      2m 2s
    3. Understanding PDF/X-1a vs. PDF/X4
      3m 20s
    4. Understanding when to create an Acrobat layer
      1m 25s
    5. Using single pages vs. spreads
      2m 56s
  11. 2m 14s
    1. Final thoughts: 10 things to keep your printer happy
      2m 14s

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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines
1h 34m Intermediate Apr 21, 2011

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InDesign CS5: Print Production Guidelines goes over the common issues that arise when preparing InDesign documents for printing and shows how to tweak PDF and document settings to ensure the perfect print. The course shows how to avoid mistakes by preparing documents correctly upfront, covering document construction, layout, ink management settings, and output options. Prepress processes in Acrobat are also covered, including accurate soft proofing and packaging in the PDF/X formats. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding facing pages versus non-facing pages
  • Creating a gatefold layout
  • Loading and embedding profiles
  • Understanding overprint vs. knockout
  • Understanding mixed inks and registration
  • Setting up multiple versions of a document with conditional text and GREP
  • Avoiding common font problems
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK
Subjects:
Design Print Production
Software:
InDesign
Author:
James Wamser

Creating a gatefold layout

In this movie, we're going to go ahead and take a look at how you can add a single gate to a catalog or magazine. A gatefold allows us to add additional content to a fold-out piece. We notice we have a two-page spread here. I'm going to go ahead and open up my Pages panel. And when I scroll down, I can see right below my two-page spread I have a three-page spread. So let's take a look at that. Now what I'm going to do is I'm going to go ahead and close my Pages panel, so we can look at this gatefold, or third spread over here. Now one thing that's unique to a gatefold is it has to be smaller than the other pages in the catalog.

This allows it to fold in, and when the face of the catalog is trimmed, the folder piece doesn't get trimmed off. My left-hand page is 8.2677. If I click on my right-hand page, I know it currently is exact same size. I need to make this page an eighth inch smaller. I'm going to go ahead and click on my Width field -.125 inches. Next, I'm going to go to my gatefold and verify that that is also an eighth inch smaller than my right page. When I look at the third panel, or my gatefold, and I notice it's 6.333, that is at least an eighth inch smaller than my right-hand page.

Now, how about I go ahead and add the backside of this gatefold to spread below? Let's do that now. I'm going to reopen up my Pages panel, and I'm going to scroll down to my last page, and I'm just going to click on my Create New Page icon, and now I want to take that last page and move it up next to page 19. I need to take my Page tool and make this panel or the backside of my gatefold the same size as my previous one, like I mentioned a minute ago was 6.3333. I also need to take this page 20 and make sure it's an eighth inch smaller, so the gatefold doesn't get trimmed off.

So I'm going to go ahead and minus .125 there. So that now becomes my back side of where my gatefold is. In this movie, we took a look at how you can add a gatefold to a catalog or magazine, which allows us to put additional information on a folded-out piece.

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