Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a style spec sheet, part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
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
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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