Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a color palette, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
I am now going to talk about how I came up with the Color Palette for this…document, and that was to sample a couple of colors from this image as starting…image, and I did that by using the Eyedropper tool.…But before I do that, I want to make sure that the pictures layout is not…locked, so that we can sample content from the picture layer. So I am going to…come and unlock that and dismiss the Layers panel, and then if we use the…Eyedropper tool, I want to get a nice bright bit of orange from the bridge,…maybe I will need to zoom in on that a little bit, and when I choose that, that…color appears as my fill color at the bottom of my Tool panel and I want to add…that to my Swatches panel, so that I can used it repeatedly. To do that, I…Right-Click or Ctrl+Click with the single button mouse and then Add to Swatches.…
Now in fact, when I did that, I found that that color looks a bit more brick…like than international orange like, which is the color that I am after, which…is the color of the Golden Gate bridge. So while the theory was good there, the…
- 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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