Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding supporting articles pt. 3, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
So we have a few other issues to address with our supporting article. It needs…a background, it needs a title, and we need to adjust the cropping and the…sizing on most of the images.…First of all, let's add the background color and for this I am going to create…a new layer. Perhaps, we have other backgrounds and the whole of the magazine…so that's going to be worthwhile creating a separate layer and also having it…on a separate layer is going to mean that we can just lock that layer. Be sure…that we are not going to select or move the background by mistake.…
So I am using my Rectangle tool to do this. I am starting down at the bottom…right bleed guide, dragging up all the way to the top bleed guide and to the spine. …I want to make sure that it has no Stroke, and that the Fill is the…Orange color set to 20%. And then I will switch to my Layers panel and lock…that now. Let's return to the text layer.…For the title, I am going to copy my title treatment here. I am going to copy…it, but not because I want it to be the same size, but earlier on I added some…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: The instructor explains that doubling-clicking on an image while holding down the Option key on a Mac will automatically open the image in Photoshop. However, the image opens into Preview instead. Why is this happening?
A: Before this feature will work, the correct file type associations must be set up, so that TIFs and JPEGs open with Photoshop and not with Preview.
From the Finder, select any JPEG or TIF file, then Choose File > Get Info. From the Open With drop down menu, choose Photoshop and click the Change All button. Repeat this process for each of the different file types you want use. You need only do this once and it should work from now on.
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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