Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Blocking out areas of content , part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
Right, we want to block out our pages with some frames for our content. Now,…when I do this, I have my thumbnail sketches by my side. Now, of course, you…can't see that. So what I have done is I have put these little graphics on the…pasteboard. We have the finished version and we have the thumbnail that was…used to arrive at that finished version.…So you can use these as your visual reference when doing this.…Now, because watching me draw text frames and picture frames is about as…exciting as watching paint dry, I am going to do this for just a couple of the…pages and then you can complete the rest on your own or if you don't want to…complete the rest on your own, you can just pick up in the next chapter with…the Layout 4 document which is the one I have here. So this is the finished…version. This is what we are going to end up with, with these different areas…of the page blocked out with the relevant type of frame.…
The red frames representing the pictures and the blue frames representing the text.…
- 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
Designing a Business Card With Illustrator CS3with Nigel French36m 7s Intermediate
1. Document Essentials
2. Working with Images
3. Working with Text
4. Designing Page Elements
5. Proofing and Output
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