Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the document grid, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
So the Baseline grid. Now the purpose of the baseline grid is to establish a…rhythm in that document and to ensure that the spacing between the different…elements is consistent and also to help you with the placement of elements so…that everything is in a specific place for a reason, it's just not left to chance or random.…And the increment of the Baseline grid is determined by the leading of your…body text. Now the space between the lines of the body text in this document is…going to be 12 points. Now we are going to do something a little bit more…complex here. We are going to use a Baseline grid of half that amount, 6…points, which is going to allow us a little bit more flexibility in the spacing…between our different paragraphs of text. Working with a Baseline grid is both…liberating and constraining and sometimes it's a bit constraining in the amount…of space that you have between your paragraphs.…
But working with this half grid, if you like, of 6 points even though our body…text leading will be 12 will allow us a bit more flexibility. So here is what…
- 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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