Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Fixing spacing problems (widows and orphans), part of Designing a Magazine Layout (2009).
There will inevitably be some spacing problems with your text, widows and…orphans, last lines or first lines of paragraphs that get stranded at the…bottom or at the top of the pages or columns and also show exit lines where the…last line of the paragraph is a bit short. So let's see if we can fix some of those.…Now, here in the finished version, I am going to turn my Guides on by pressing…W and then I am going to go and turn a very useful Composition Preference on…code Custom Tracking/Kerning and when I turn that on, we can see certain areas…of my type highlighted in green indicating that Custom Tracking has been…applied and other areas in orange where Custom Kerning has been applied to try…and fix these spacing problems.…
So now returning to our work in progress, layout27 and on page 48, we see the…first of our problems and that is that we have a paragraph beginning at the…bottom of the page. It's not terrible by any means, but what we are going to do…here is we are going to assume that we have editing as one of the tricks up our sleeve. …
- 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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