Designing a Magazine Layout

with Nigel French
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Designing a Magazine Layout
Video duration: 0s 3h 25m Intermediate


Building a great magazine layout can be a time-consuming and difficult process, and can involve working with a number of applications and perhaps a group of designers to achieve a satisfactory result. In Designing a Magazine Layout, graphic designer and Adobe Certified Instructor Nigel French teaches effective design and production techniques using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Bridge to create dynamic magazine layouts. He establishes an efficient workflow using multiple programs, examines the aesthetics of integrating text with images, and teaches best practices for outputting the final document. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article
  • Creating an efficient workflow using Bridge
  • Designing with bleeds and crossovers
  • Creating and applying paragraph, character, and object styles
  • Designing and working with a baseline grid
  • Preflighting documents
  • Creating print-ready PDFs
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(twinkling piano music) - Hi, I'm Nigel French and this is Designing a Magazine Layout. As a graphic designer, as well as an Adobe certified trainer and instructor. I'm looking forward to showing you how to use design and production techniques. In Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and Bridge CS4, to create successful magazine layouts. We'll start by identifying the common parts of a magazine feature article. From there, we'll establish efficiant work flow practices, using paragraph, character, and object styles.

We'll look at the aesthetics of choosing and combining type faces, and the integration of text with images. When we're happy with our layout, we'll pre-flight our document, and create a print ready PDF. The techniques I'll be demonstrating, will save you a lot of time, give you greater flexibility, and make your designs more stylish. Let's take the first step toward that with, Designing Magazine Layout.

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