Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing fonts, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
As a prelude to importing our text into InDesign, we need to experiment with…some different typeface options and choose the fonts that we are going to use…throughout this feature article. I am in Layout8 and before I can work on my…text layer, I am going to need to unlock it because in a previous step I locked…those layers. So I am going to need to unlock text and I think we'll keep…master items and pictures locked just so that we can't interfere with them by mistake.…
Let's turn on the Guides and now I am going to choose my Type tool. …Click inside this frame and fill it with Placeholder Text. Now I happen to know that…I want to divide that into two columns. So I might as well do that right now by…coming up to this column divider right here. And if you don't see that on your…Control panel, you'll also find it in your Text Frame Options, Number of Columns.…And let's zoom in on this. That needs to get one column wider. Okay and I am…going to now hide my guides so that we can concentrate just on the text and…
- 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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