Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a style spec sheet, part of Designing a Magazine Layout.
For those purest among you who may feel that loading the finished style sheet…from the completed version of the layout is a little bit too easy, then here's…an option you might want to consider to create the styles yourself from the scratch.…This scene involves going to the finished version and printing out style…specifications from it and to do this, we need to use a script called…TextStylesReporter which is by a guy called Dave Saunders. It's Shareware so…be sure to pay for it, if you do end up using it and it's available from the…website indesignsecrets.com.…
I am going to show you the finished result. The finished result is this…document here, which is, I think 11 pages long and just contains all of the…specifications for every style that I have used in this document. So you could…just go through that and make sure that you setup every style just the way it's…here, but in order to extract that information from the finished version we…needed to use the script.…I am just going to point you to the first page of this where on the paceboard I…
- 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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