Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Blocking out areas of content , part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
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
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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